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  • Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biologyby J. Todd Streelman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 165.00 US$ 143.00

    Providing outstanding breadth of coverage in evo-devo,  Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology  provides a comprehensive review of the milestones of research in evolution and development and outlines the exciting research agenda for the field going forward. Compiling the viewpoints of a diverse group of field experts, this timely text expands... more...

  • The Origin Of Humankindby Richard Leakey

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    A meticulously clear account of how early ape-men of the African savanna developed into fully human beings. Leakey has always been interested in far more than the mere physical features presented by fossils, and here he is particularly concerned with non-tangible human attributes, such as art, language and consciousness itself. Leakey's personal... more...

  • The Symbiotic Planetby Lynn Margulis

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    A distinguished microbiologist explains the importance of symbiosis - where different organisms contribute to each other's support - and how this is changing our view of life on Earth Lynn Margulis is an ardent supporter of the Gaia hypothesis: the idea that due to the finely balanced interdependence of all life forms, the planet functions as a... more...

  • Science Masters: Plan And Purpose In Natureby George C Williams

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    George C. Williams explains how evolution can produce remarkable adaptations in the natural world, and examines how the same process can also produce design flaws that can cause serious problems in living things - including in human beings. Plan and Purpose in Nature is a brilliant survey of Darwinian evolution in the natural world. It tells the... more...

  • How To Read Darwinby Mark Ridley

    Granta Publications 2013; Not Available

    'There is grandeur in thsi view of life' Charles DarwinCharles Darwin's permanent legacy are his broad, abstract theories of evolution and natural selection, theories which he tested against an astonishing array of natural-history evidence in his writing. Mark Ridley uses a question-and-answer approach to explain how Darwin carefully tackled problems,... more...

  • Emergenzen auf der Stufe des Lebendigenby Hans Mohr

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 59.99

    ? Das Thema?Emergenzen in komplexen Systemen? wird derzeit viel diskutiert. Mit Emer­gen­zen sind solche Strukturen und Eigenschafteneines Systems gemeint, die sich derzeit aus der Kenntnis der Teile des Systemsund ihrer Wechselwirkungen nicht verstehen lassen. ?Leben? zum Beispiel istauch für den Molekularbiologen eine emergente Eigenschaft der... more...

  • River Out Of Edenby Richard Dawkins

    Orion 2014; US$ 12.99

    The No.1 SUNDAY TIMES bestseller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works, from bestselling author of THE GOD DELUSION, Richard Dawkins. The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present - and onwards. Dawkins explains that DNA must be thought of as the most sophisticated... more...

  • What Evolution Isby Ernst Mayr

    Orion 2014; US$ 10.99

    What we do and do not know about evolution, by one of the field's pioneering thinkers. Evolution is the most important idea in biology, with implications that go far beyond science. But despite more than a century's progress in understanding, there is still widespread confusion about what evolution is, how it works and why it is the only plausible... more...

  • The Beak of the Finchby Jonathan Weiner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the... more...

  • Animal Species and Their Evolutionby Arthur J. Cain

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95 US$ 30.36

    Long before Charles Darwin undertook his first voyage, animal taxonomists had begun the scientific classification of animals, plants, and minerals. In the mid-1950s, taxonomist A. J. Cain summarized the state of knowledge about the structure of the living world in his major book Animal Species and Their Evolution . His work remains remarkably current... more...