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- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98
'You will not find a better, more balanced or up-to-date take on either the origin of life or synthetic biology. Essential reading' Observer Creation by Adam Rutherford tells the entire spellbinding story of life in two gripping narratives. 'Prepare to be astounded. There are moments when this book is so gripping it reads like... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 17.58
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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins UK 2002; US$ 19.95
Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed in a mass extinction event that could not have been predicted. Out of the devastation, new life developed and the world regained its natural equilibrium. Until now. Scientists, employing radically new perspectives on the science of life, are beginning to uncover signs of similar event on the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 241.00
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... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 11.99
The date is January 11, 1911 . A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 74.99
In Genes, Categories and Species, Jody Hey provides an enlightening new solution to one of biology's most ironic and perplexing puzzles. When Darwin showed that life evolves, and that it does so by natural selection, he transformed our understanding of living things. But the very question Darwin addressed-the nature of species-continues to pose an... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 29.99
Offers an investigation of the basis of life itself. By defining and explaining autonomous agents and work in the contexts of thermodynamics and of information theory, this work explores the requirements for the emergence of a general biology that transcends terrestrial biology to seek laws governing biospheres anywhere in the cosmos. more...
- Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 209.99
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...