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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...