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Evolution

  • Beach-Spawning Fishesby Karen L.M. Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Beach-spawning fishes from exotic locations on most continents of the world provide spectacular examples of extreme adaptations during the most vulnerable life cycle stages. The beauty, intriguing biology, and importance of these charismatic fishes at the interface of marine and terrestrial ecosystems have inspired numerous scientific studies. Adaptations... more...

  • Baby Gorillaby Rui Diogo; Juan F. Pastor; Adam Hartstone-Rose; Magdalena N. Muchlinski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    The first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of a baby gorilla, this book details the comparative and phylogenetic context of the gross anatomy and evolutionary history of the soft tissue morphology of modern humans and one of their closest relatives. With detailed high-quality photographs of musculoskeletal structures, it provides... more...

  • The Big Ratchetby Ruth DeFries

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    A MacArthur “Genius? and eminent scientist shows how an ordinary mammal manipulated nature to become a technologically sophisticated city-dweller—and why our history points to an optimistic future in the face of environmental crisis more...

  • The Incredible Unlikeliness of Beingby Alice Roberts

    Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    The presenter of the BBC's The Incredible Human Journey takes us on a revealing tour around our bodies and into the past to uncover the evolutionary secrets hidden in all of us. more...

  • Genotype-by-Environment Interactions and Sexual Selectionby John Hunt; David J. Hosken

    Wiley 2014; US$ 132.50

    Sexual selection is recognized as being responsible for some of the most extravagant morphologies and behaviors in the natural world, as well as a driver of some of the most rapid evolution. While Charles Darwin’s theory is now a fundamental component of modern evolutionary biology, the impact of genotype-by-environment interactions on sexual... more...

  • Mathematics and the Real Worldby Zvi Artstein

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which  our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient... more...

  • At the Water's Edgeby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; Not Available

    Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left... more...

  • At the Water's Edgeby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; Not Available

    Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left... more...

  • Phylogeography of Californiaby Kristina A. Schierenbeck

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Phylogeography of California examines the evolution of a variety of taxa?ancient and recent, native and migratory?to elucidate evolutionary events both major and minor that shaped the distribution, radiation, and speciation of the biota of California. The book also interprets evolutionary history in a geological context and reviews new and emerging... more...

  • At the Water's Edgeby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left... more...