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Evolution

  • Stochastic Communitiesby A. K. Dewdney

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 99.95

    Stochastic Communities presents a theory of biodiversity by analyzing the distribution of abundances among species in the context of a community. The basis of this theory is a distribution called the "J distribution." This distribution is a pure hyperbola and mathematically implied by the "stochastic species hypothesis" assigning equal probabilities... more...

  • The Evolution of Beautyby Richard O. Prum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 30.00

    A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences?what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"?create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life: which species thrive,... more...

  • Raised by Animalsby Jennifer L. Verdolin; Marc Bekoff

    The Experiment 2017; US$ 15.95

    When it comes to family matters, do humans know best? Leading animal behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Verdolin argues otherwise in this eye-opening book. Welcome to the wild world of raising a family in the animal kingdom . . . sometimes shocking, often ingenious! Every species can surprise us: Chimps have a knack for minimizing temper tantrums, and owl... more...

  • Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selectionby Evelleen Richards

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 47.50

    Darwin?s concept of natural selection has been exhaustively studied, but his secondary evolutionary principle of sexual selection remains largely unexplored and misunderstood. Yet sexual selection was of great strategic importance to Darwin because it explained things that natural selection could not and offered a naturalistic, as opposed to divine,... more...

  • Mixed-Species Groups of Animalsby Eben Goodale; Guy Beauchamp; Graeme D. Ruxton

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 59.95

    Mixed-Species Groups of Animals: Behavior, Community Structure, and Conservation presents a comprehensive discussion on the mixed-species groups of animals, a spectacular and accessible example of the complexity of species interactions. They are found in a wide range of animals, including invertebrates, fish, mammals and birds, and in different... more...

  • Arthropod Vector: Controller of Disease Transmission, Volume 1by Stephen K. Wikel; Serap Aksoy; George Dimopoulos

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 99.95

    Arthropod Vector: Controller of Disease Transmission, Volume 1: Vector Microbiome and Innate Immunity of Arthropods is built on topics initially raised at a related Keystone Symposium on Arthropod Vectors. Together with the separate, related Volume 2: Vector Saliva-Host Pathogen Interactions , this work presents a logical sequence of topic development... more...

  • Arthropod Vector: Controller of Disease Transmission, Volume 2by Stephen K. Wikel; Serap Aksoy; George Dimopoulos

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 99.95

    Arthropod Vector: Controller of Disease Transmission, Volume 2: Vector Saliva-Host Pathogen Interactions is built on topics initially raised at a related Keystone Symposium on Arthropod Vectors. Together with the separate, related Volume 1: Controller of Disease Transmission, this work presents a logical sequence of topic development that leads... more...

  • Evolution's Biteby Peter S. Ungar

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    What teeth can teach us about the evolution of the human species Whether we realize it or not, we carry in our mouths the legacy of our evolution. Our teeth are like living fossils that can be studied and compared to those of our ancestors to teach us how we became human. In Evolution's Bite , noted paleoanthropologist Peter Ungar brings together... more...

  • Biological Controlby George E. Heimpel; Nicholas J. Mills

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 48.00

    This book enhances our understanding of biological control, integrating historical analysis, theoretical models and case studies in an ecological framework. more...

  • It's in Your DNAby Eugene Rosenberg

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 59.95

    It's in Your DNA: From Discovery to Structure, Function and Role in Evolution, Cancer and Aging describes, in a clear, approachable manner, the progression of the experiments that eventually led to our current understanding of DNA. This fascinating work tells the whole story from the discovery of DNA and its structure, how it replicates, codes for... more...