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- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 579.00
Any scientific discipline needs a theoretical framework to guide its development and to sharpen the questions its researchers pursue. In biology, evolution is the grand theoretical framework, and an his torical perspective is necessary to understand present-day biological conditions. In its formative years, the modern study of the fruit-frugivore... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60
Explores how Victorian fiction and science imagined the evolution of language, from primordial noise to modern English. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 99.00
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 NeocortexSpringer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 189.00
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...
- 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...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 239.00
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...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36
This book explores the importance of understanding developmental processes in analyses of bat ecology and evolution. more...
- 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 49.95
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...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 35.99
Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids takes us on a journey through 65 million years, from the aftermath of the extinction of the dinosaurs to the glacial climax of the Pleistocene epoch; from the rain forests of the Paleocene and the Eocene, with their lemur-like primates, to the harsh landscape of the Pleistocene Steppes, home to the woolly mammoth.... more...