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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99
Over the past 150 years scientists have discovered evidence that at least twenty-seven species of humans evolved on planet Earth. These weren't simply variations on apes, but upright-walking humans who lived side by side, competing, cooperating, sometimes even mating with our direct ancestors. Why did the line of ancient humans who eventually evolved... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50
Scientists have recently begun to question one of the pillars of modern thought--Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Certainly evolution occurs; but if it is a slow, continuous process by which one species gradually modifies itself into a new one, as Darwin believed, why are there so many missing links in the fossil records? Two eminent scientists,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 184.50
Representing the present rich state of historical work on Darwin and Darwinism, this volume of essays places the great theorist in the context of Victorian science. The book includes contributions by some of the most distinguished senior figures of Darwin scholarship and by leading younger scholars who have been transforming Darwinian studies. The... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 32.95
Biological evolution is a fact--but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. In 1966, simple Darwinism, which holds that evolution functions primarily at the level of the individual organism, was threatened by opposing concepts such as group selection, a popular idea stating that evolution acts to select entire species... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 13.63
Easy, enlightening and mind-stretching, here are answers to the 20 biggest questions of evolution and what they tell us about life on Earth. The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3,000-word essay simply and concisely... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 7.99
Outlining the major arguments, evidence and theorists, from Darwin to Dawkins, Teach Yourself Evolution will give you a thorough understanding of a doctrine that has provoked fierce debate for over 150 years. You will delve into the intricacies of Darwin's theory and its development, focusing on natural selection, variation, speciation and the origins... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
Everyone's invited Tim Flannery is here to offer us a change of perspective. And he is here to inspire us. He invites us to consider again our place on earth, what it really means to be alive. Here on Earth is a revolutionary dual biography of the planet and of our species. Flannery reimagines the history of earth, from its earliest origins... more...