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Evolution

  • The Emergence of Lifeby Pier Luigi Luisi

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    This fully updated and expanded edition addresses the origins of biological and synthetic life from a systems biology perspective. more...

  • The Kingdom of Speechby Tom Wolfe

    Random House 2016; US$ 21.14

    Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to... more...

  • How Men Ageby Richard G. Bribiescas

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    While the health of aging men has been a focus of biomedical research for years, evolutionary biology has not been part of the conversation?until now. How Men Age is the first book to explore how natural selection has shaped male aging, how evolutionary theory can inform our understanding of male health and well-being, and how older men may have... more...

  • Theory Uby C. Otto Scharmer; Peter Senge

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2016; US$ 39.95

    Access the deepest source of inspiration and vision We live in a time of massive institutional failure that manifests in the form of three major divides: the ecological, the social, and the spiritual. Addressing these challenges requires a new consciousness and collective leadership capacity. In this groundbreaking book, Otto Scharmer invites us... more...

  • Testing Modern Biostratigraphical Methodsby Carina Klein

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 79.99

    Carina Klein examines the quality of the existing modern ammonoid zonation based on three methods, being Unitary Associations (UA), Constrained Optimization (CONOP) as well as Ranking and Scaling (RASC). The author sets out which of these three methods is best suitable to refine these zones. The results obtained are compared to each other with regard... more...

  • Evolution of the Protein Synthesis Machinery and Its Regulationby Greco Hernández; Rosemary Jagus

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 299.00

    The ?omics? era has given a new perspective to the findings on the origin and evolution of the process of translation. This book provides insight into the evolution of the translation process and machinery from a modern perspective. Written by leading experts in molecular biology, this text looks into the origins and evolution of the protein... more...

  • The Evolution of the Primate Handby Tracy L. Kivell; Pierre Lemelin; Brian G. Richmond; Daniel Schmitt

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book demonstrates how the primate hand combines both primitive and novel morphology, both general function with specialization, and both a remarkable degree of diversity within some clades and yet general similarity across many others. Across the chapters, different authors have addressed a variety of specific questions and provided their... more...

  • Venomousby Christie Wilcox

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    A thrilling tale of encounters with nature?s masters of biochemistry From the coasts of Indonesia to the rainforests of Peru, venomous animals are everywhere?and often lurking out of sight. Humans have feared them for centuries, long considering them the assassins and pariahs of the natural world. Now, in Venomous , the biologist Christie Wilcox... more...

  • Ancestors, Territoriality, and Godsby Ina Wunn; Davina Grojnowski

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 89.99

    This books sets out to explain how and why religion came into being. Today this question is as fascinating as ever, especially since religion has moved to the centre of socio-political relationships. In contrast to the current, but incomplete approaches from disciplines such as cognitive science and psychology, the present authors adopt... more...

  • How Evolution Shapes Our Livesby Jonathan B. Losos; Richard E. Lenski

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50 US$ 31.60

    It is easy to think of evolution as something that happened long ago, or that occurs only in "nature," or that is so slow that its ongoing impact is virtually nonexistent when viewed from the perspective of a single human lifetime. But we now know that when natural selection is strong, evolutionary change can be very rapid. In this book, some of the... more...