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Evolution

  • The Story of Life in 25 Fossilsby Donald R. Prothero

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping, scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a... more...

  • Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuataraby Justin L. Rheubert; Dustin S. Siegel; Stanley E. Trauth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 159.95

    Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara is a remarkable compendium of chapters written by the world's leading experts from over four continents. The book begins with a chapter recounting historical discoveries in reproductive biology and a review of phylogenetics and up-to-date hypotheses concerning evolutionary relationships among... more...

  • Astrobiologyby Alan Longstaff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Astrobiology is a multidisciplinary pursuit that in various guises encompasses astronomy, chemistry, planetary and Earth sciences, and biology. It relies on mathematical, statistical, and computer modeling for theory, and space science, engineering, and computing to implement observational and experimental work. Consequently, when studying astrobiology,... more...

  • Dinosaurs!by Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2014; US$ 5.99

    Terrible lizards. That?s what the word ?dinosaurs? means. Yet dinosaurs are not true lizards, and they are not necessarily terrible either. In fact, paleontologists have overturned one misconception after another, and in this eBook, ?Dinosaurs!?, we look at what the latest research tells us and what we still have to learn about these endlessly fascinating... more...

  • Natural Selectionby Mario A. Fares

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    This book summarizes the knowledge in the field of methods to identify signatures of natural selection. A number of mathematical models and methods have been designed to identify the fingerprints of natural selection on genes and genomes. Such methods are provided in a simple and direct way so that students of different disciplines can navigate through... more...

  • The Domestication of Languageby Daniel Cloud

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them every day. Applying Darwin?s theory of “unconscious artificial selection? to the evolution of linguistic conventions, Daniel Cloud suggests... more...

  • The Walking Whalesby J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and... more...

  • Integrative Organismal Biologyby Lynn B. Martin; Cameron K. Ghalambor; Art Woods

    Wiley 2014; US$ 129.95

    Integrative Organismal Biology synthesizes current understanding of the causes and consequences of individual variation at the physiological, behavioral and organismal levels. Emphasizing key topics such as phenotypic plasticity and flexibility, and summarizing emerging areas such as ecological immunology, oxidative stress biology and others, Integrative... more...

  • Morphodynamicsby Adolf Seilacher; Alan D. Gishlick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Morphodynamics is defined as the unique interaction among environment, functional morphology, developmental constraints, phylogeny, and time?all of which shape the evolution of life. These fabricational patterns and similarities owe their regularity not to a detailed genetic program, but to extrinsic factors, which may be mechanical, chemical, or... more...

  • Fungi From Different Substratesby J. K. Misra; Jalpa P. Tewari; Sunil Kumar Deshmukh; Csaba Vágvölgyi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    The book is comprised of more than a dozen chapters on fungi from different substrates including fossilized leaves. It discusses association of fungi occurring on important plants, some animals, and saprophytic substrates. Besides the taxonomic information, some ecological aspects like distribution and substrate/host preferences are discussed.... more...