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  • Faint Echoes, Distant Starsby Ben Bova

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... more...

  • Science In The Makingby E. A. Davis

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 253.00

    This text celebrates, in four volumes, the bicentenary of the "Philosophical Magazine" and chronicles the history of scientific development as chonicled in its pages.  Each volume previews a 50 year period and contains not only classical works but also papers of an amusing controversial nature.  Commentaries preceding each part set the papers in the... more...

  • Darwin: A Very Short Introductionby Jonathan Howard

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Darwin's theory that our ancestors were apes caused a furore in the scientific world and outside it when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Arguments still rage about the implications of his evolutionary theory, and scepticism about the value of Darwin's contribution to knowledge is widespread. In this analysis of Darwin's major insights... more...

  • Genes, Categories, and Speciesby Jody Hey

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    This book is a thorough re-examination of the "species problem", the continuing disagreement among biologists about how best to identify species and what constitutes useful and genuine biological divisions of groups and organisms. This book contributes to our understanding of the scientific issues related to the species concept through an exploration... more...

  • The Evolution of Population Biologyby Rama S. Singh; Marcy K. Uyenoyama

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    This 2004 collection of essays considers the foundation and historical development of population biology. more...

  • Assembling the Tree of Lifeby Joel Cracraft; Michael J. Donoghue

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    This book is designed to be the most authoritative synthesis of knowledge about the history of life. All the major groups of organisms are treated by the leading workers in their fields. This book should prove indispensable for evolutionary biologists, taxonomists, and ecologists interested in biodiversity. It will also become a sourcebook for oranismic... more...

  • Investigationsby Stuart A. Kauffman

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    "It may be that I have stumbled upon an adequate description of life itself."These modest yet profound words trumpet an imminent paradigm shift in scientific, economic, and technological thinking. In the tradition of Schr?dinger's classic What Is Life? , Kauffman's Investigations is a tour-de-force exploration of the very essence of life itself,... more...

  • Neutral Models in Biologyby Matthew H. Nitecki; Antoni Hoffman

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 189.99 US$ 163.39

    Neutral models are constructed to help scientists understand complex patterns of form, structure, or behavior that may not be observed directly. In this unique volume, eight distinguished scientists present a comprehensive study of the use of neutral models in testing biological theories. They describe the principles of model testing and explore how... more...

  • The Cuvier-Geoffrey Debateby Toby A. Appel

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 239.99 US$ 206.39

    Explores the historical and scientific issues that made comparative anatomy central to 19th-century biology and fostered the development of Darwin's theory of evolution. more...

  • The First Humanby Ann Gibbons

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In this dynamic account, award-winning science writer Ann Gibbons chronicles an extraordinary quest to answer the most primal of questions: When and where was the dawn of humankind?Following four intensely competitive international teams of scientists in a heated race to find the ?missing link??the fossil of the earliest human ancestor?Gibbons ventures... more...