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- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00
For most, the mere mention of lice forces an immediate hand to the head and recollection of childhood experiences with nits, medicated shampoos, and traumatic haircuts. But for a certain breed of biologist, lice make for fascinating scientific fodder, especially enlightening in the study of coevolution. In this book, three leading experts on host-parasite... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95
Comparative Virology provides an integrated comparison of viruses, based on their chemical and morphological characteristics. These descriptions will not only give the reader a background but also a detailed analysis of the various groups. In some instances the groups are still host related, as in the case of bacteriophages and polyhedral insect viruses.... more...
- Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99
This very readable overview of natural history explores the dynamics that have made our planet so rich in biodiversity over time and supported the rise and dominance of our own species. Tracing the arc of evolutionary history, biologist William C. Burger shows that cooperation and symbiosis have played a critical role in the ever increasing... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 111.95
This collection of specially commissioned essays puts top scholars head to head to debate the central issues in the lively and fast growing field of philosophy of biology Brings together original essays on ten of the most hotly debated questions in philosophy of biology Lively head-to-head debate format sharply defines the issues and paves the... more...
- Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 239.99
1. Introduction: A Classic Confrontation and Its Interpretations 2. Cuvier and Geoffroy: Collaborators on a New Science 3. "Le Legislateur de la Science"" Cuvier and Functionalist Anatomy 4. Geoffroy and the Emergence of Philosophical Anatomy 5. The Battle Lines are Drawn: 1820-1829 6. The Debate Before the Academie 7. Beyond the Academie: The Many... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1992; US$ 31.98
This biography of Charles Darwin attempts to capture the private unknown life of the real man - the gambling and gluttony at Cambridge, his gruelling trip round the globe, his intimate family life, worries about persecution and thoughts about God. Central to all of this, his pioneering efforts on the theory of evolution now that recent studies have... more...
- Basic Books 2012; US$ 16.99
Darwin Among the Machines tells the story of humankind?s journey into the digital wilderness. Introducing a cast of familiar and not-so-familiar characters, historian of science George B. Dyson traces the course of the information revolution, illuminating the lives and work of visionaries?from Thomas Hobbes to John von Neumann?who foresaw the development... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99
While much has been written about the life and works of Charles Darwin, the lives of his ten children remain largely unexamined. Most "Darwin books" consider his children as footnotes to the life of their famous father and close with the death of Charles Darwin. This is the only book that deals substantially with the lives of his children... more...