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Evolution

  • Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theoryby James A.R. Marshall

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Social behavior has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, since the classical theory of natural selection maintains that individuals should not sacrifice their own fitness to affect that of others. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory argues that a theory first presented in 1963 by William D. Hamilton?inclusive fitness theory?provides the... more...

  • Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitableby Paul G. Falkowski

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    For almost four billion years, microbes had the primordial oceans all to themselves. The stewards of Earth, these organisms transformed the chemistry of our planet to make it habitable for plants, animals, and us. Life?s Engines takes readers deep into the microscopic world to explore how these marvelous creatures made life on Earth possible?and... more...

  • Mixed Messagesby Robert A. Paul

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Robert A. Paul is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies and director of the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute at Emory University. He is the author of Moses and Civilization and The Tibetan Symbolic World , the latter published by the University of Chicago Press. more...

  • Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducksby Jean-Pierre L. Savard; Dirk V. Derksen; Dan Esler; John M. Eadie

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    The past decade has seen a huge increase in the interest and attention directed toward sea ducks, the Mergini tribe. This has been inspired, in large part, by the conservation concerns associated with numerical declines in several sea duck species and populations, as well as a growing appreciation for their interesting ecological attributes. Reflecting... more...

  • Macroevolutionby Emanuele Serrelli; Nathalie Gontier

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 159.00

    This book is divided in two parts, the first of which shows how, beyond paleontology and systematics, macroevolutionary theories apply key insights from ecology and biogeography, developmental biology, biophysics, molecular phylogenetics and even the sociocultural sciences to explain evolution in deep time. In the second part, the phenomenon of macroevolution... more...

  • The Nature of the Beastby Bryan Sykes

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 23.59

    Professor Bryan Sykes, the world's leading expert on human genetics, set a goal to locate and analyse as many DNA samples as possible with links to the yeti. In doing so, he found himself entering a strange world of mystery and sensationalism, fraud and obsession and even the supernatural. Protected by the ruthless vigour of genetic analysis... more...

  • The Nature of the Beastby Bryan Sykes

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Professor Bryan Sykes, the world's leading expert on human genetics, set a goal to locate and analyse as many DNA samples as possible with links to the yeti. In doing so, he found himself entering a strange world of mystery and sensationalism, fraud and obsession and even the supernatural. Protected by the ruthless vigour of genetic analysis... more...

  • The Nature of the Beastby Bryan Sykes

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Bryan Sykes is a Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases dealing with ancient DNA, including those of 'Otzi the Iceman', a well preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BC and 'Cheddar Man', the remains of a man found in Cheddar... more...

  • How to Clone a Mammothby Beth Shapiro

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth , Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing... more...

  • Darwin heuteby Peter-Michael Kaiser; Martin Neukamm; Bernulf Kanitscheider; Harald Lesch; Martin Neukamm; Peter Schuster; Charlotte Störmer; Eckart Voland; Gerhard Vollmer

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 109.64

    Was hat Darwins Evolutionstheorie aus dem 19.Jh. mit der Erzeugung maßgeschneiderter Moleküle im Reagenzglas, mit der Enstehung des Universums oder regenerativer Medizin zu tun? Die Antwort gibt dieses Buch, indem es aufzeigt, dass die Darwinschen Gedanken auch außerhalb der Biologie Einzug in die modernen Wissenschaften gehalten haben. Die Autoren... more...