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  • Symbiotic Planetby Lynn Margulis

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 14.95

    Named ?best biology book of the year? by Library Journal, Symbiotic Planet describes how symbiosis is the key to understanding the origins of cells, the evolution of sex, the emergence of life on land, and even the physiology of our planet. more...

  • The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematicsby Andrew Hamilton

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics aims to make sense of the rise of phylogenetic systematics?its methods, its objects of study, and its theoretical foundations?with contributions from historians, philosophers, and biologists. This volume articulates an intellectual agenda for the study of systematics and taxonomy in a way that connects classification... more...

  • Plant Life: A Brief Historyby Frederick B. Essig

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution, described the evolutionary origin of flowering plants as an "abominable mystery." Flowering plants - which appeared abruptly during the late Cretaceous Period - the origins of photosynthesis, and the early evolution of land plants are some of earth's most mysterious breakthroughs.... more...

  • Of Moths and Men: Intrigue, Tragedy and the Peppered Moth (Text Only)by Judith Hooper

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    This edition does not include illustrations. The tale of a flagrant scientific fraud and its cover-up, and scientific incompetence behind the most important paradigm in evolutionary biology: Charles Darwin?s ?Theory of Evolution?. more...

  • Creatures of Accidentby Wallace Arthur

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 22.99

    The most important aspect of evolution, from a philosophical viewpoint, is the rise of complex, advanced creatures from simple, primitive ones. This "vertical" dimension of evolution has been downplayed in both the specialist and popular literature on evolution, in large part because it was in the past associated with unsavory political views. The... more...

  • Why Geese Don't Get Obese (And We Do)by Eric P. Widmaier

    Henry Holt and Co. 1999; US$ 8.99

    What drives us to eat and accounts for different appetites?  Why is breathing at high altitudes easy for birds and difficult for humans?  Why do animals have two sets of sensory organs--eyes, ears, nostrils, etc...?   In Why Geese Don't Get Obese , physiologist Eric Widmaier describes the astonishing ways humans and other creatures have adapted... more...

  • Life's Grandeurby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.48

    In his characteristically iconoclastic and original way, Stephen Jay Gould argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on Earth. Further, if we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the random but... more...

  • The Reason Whyby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Does one planet really matter among the immensity of the Cosmos? John Gribbin is here to persuade us that it does. In this ground-breaking and provocative new book Gribbin argues that we owe our existence to the impact of a 'supercomet' with Venus 600 million years ago. But this is only part of the story, just one of the astronomical and geophysical... more...

  • Here on Earthby Tim Flannery

    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...

  • The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selectionby Charles Darwin; J. Burrow

    Penguin Books Ltd 1982; Not Available

    With his revolutionary work The Origin of Species Charles Darwin overthrew contemporary beliefs about Divine Providence and the beginnings of life on earth. Written for the general public of the 1850s, it is a rigorously documented but highly readable account of the scientific theory that now lies at the root of our present attitude to the universe.... more...