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Evolution

  • The dapted Mindby

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 64.99 US$ 58.49

    Although researchers have long been aware that the species-typical architecture of the human mind is the product of our evolutionary history, it has only been in the last three decades that advances in such fields as evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology, and paleoanthropology have made the fact of our evolution illuminating. Converging findings... more...

  • English Fiction and the Evolution of Language, 1850?1914by Will Abberley

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 82.00

    Explores how Victorian fiction and science imagined the evolution of language, from primordial noise to modern English. more...

  • Termites: Evolution, Sociality, Symbioses, Ecologyby Y. Abe; David Edward Bignell; T. Higashi

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 74.58

    The book is a new compendium in which leading termite scientists review the advances of the last 30 years in our understanding of phylogeny, fossil records, relationships with cockroaches, social evolution, nesting, behaviour, mutualisms with archaea, protists, bacteria and fungi, nutrition, energy metabolism,population and community ecology,... more...

  • Origin and Evolution of the Vertebrate Telencephalon, with Special Reference to the Mammalian Neocortexby Francisco Aboitiz; J. Montiel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 149.18

    How could a structure as complex as the vertebrate brain develop from the simplest multicellular animals? Natural selection offers an impeccable mechanism for the gradual transformation of species, but even Darwin sometimes expressed doubts about the origin of highly complex structures. Following an approach that has been termed developmental evolutionary... more...

  • Origins of Existenceby Fred C. Adams; Ian Schoenherr

    Free Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    In Origins of Existence astrophysicist Fred Adams takes a radically different approach from the long tradition of biologists and spiritual leaders who have tried to explain how the universe supports the development of life. He argues that life followed naturally from the laws of physics -- which were established as the universe burst into existence... more...

  • Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservationby Rick A. Adams; Scott C. Pedersen

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 191.81

    Recent advances in the study of bats have changed the way we understand this illusive group of mammals. This volume consist of 25 chapters and 57 authors from around the globe all writing on the most recent finding on the evolution, ecology and conservation of bats. The chapters in this book are not intended to be exhaustive literature reviews, but... more...

  • Ontogeny, Functional Ecology, and Evolution of Batsby Rick A. Adams; Scott C. Pedersen

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 50.00

    This book explores the importance of understanding developmental processes in analyses of bat ecology and evolution. more...

  • Evolutionary Ontologyby Josef Aemajs

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 64.40

    This book examines new concept of evolutionary ontology based on the idea of radically different “ontic orders” – natural and cultural being. It explains how culture evolved out of nature and how it became “anti-natural”. The remedy is seen in the global biophilous reconstruction of culture. The value of the “live planet”... more...

  • Avian Ancestorsby Federico Agnolin; Fernando E. Novas

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 45.81

    Although consensus exists among researchers that birds evolved from coelurosaurian theropods, paleontologists still debate the identification of the group of coelurosaurians that most closely approaches the common ancestor of birds. The last 20 years witnessed the discovery of a wide array of avian-like theropods that has considerably amplified the... more...

  • Monarchs and Milkweedby Anurag Agrawal

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76

    Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico. Yet there is much more to the monarch than its distinctive presence and mythic journeying. In Monarchs and Milkweed , Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch... more...