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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 Schrödinger's classic What Is Life? , Kauffman's Investigations is a tour-de-force exploration of the very essence of life itself,... more...
- 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...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 245.98
This volume brings together current research on the behavior, ecology, reproduction, and life history of baboons of the genus Papio, shedding light on what makes baboons successful. The book focuses on issues such as infanticide, mating strategies and investment, hybridization and genetics. The findings have broad applications to understanding the... more...