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Evolution

  • Handbook of Australasian Biogeographyby Malte C. Ebach

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 99.95

    The Handbook of Australasian Biogeography is the most comprehensive overview of the biogeography of Australasian plants, fungi and animal taxa in a single volume. This volume is unique in its coverage of marine, freshwater, terrestrial, and subterranean taxa. It is an essential publication for anyone studying or researching Australasian biogeography.... more...

  • Darwin and Womenby Charles Darwin; Samantha Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 32.00

    A selection of correspondence, much previously unpublished, between Darwin and women in his circle, both family members and colleagues. more...

  • The Arc of Lifeby Grazyna Jasienska; Diana S. Sherry; Donna J. Holmes

    Springer New York 2017; US$ 71.18

    Given the rapidly developing area of evolutionary medicine and public health, The Arc of Life examines ways in which research conducted by biological anthropologists can enrich our understanding of variation in human health outcomes. The book aims not only to showcase the perspective that biological anthropologists bring to the burgeoning field... more...

  • Cognitive Science and the New Testamentby István Czachesz

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99

    This work demonstrates the value of applying the insights of cognitive science to biblical studies, mirroring the so-called cognitive turn seen in disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, and philosophy as well as the more recent emergence of the cognitive science of religion. more...

  • Edible Insects of the Worldby Jun Mitsuhashi

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 169.95

    The first book on entomophagy written in this manner, Edible Insects of the World is an enumeration of 2,141 species of edible insects. For the reader?s convenience, insect names are arranged much like a dictionary, first by taxonomic group and then by country. In addition to taxonomic and location information, entries contain applicable details... more...

  • Messages from Islandsby Ilkka Hanski

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 32.50

    From a small island in the Baltic Sea to the large tropical islands of Borneo and Madagascar, Messages from Islands is a global tour of these natural, water-bound laboratories. In this career-spanning work, Ilkka Hanski draws upon the many islands on which he performed fieldwork to convey key themes in ecology. By exploring the islands? biodiversity... more...

  • Phylogenomic Data Acquisitionby W. Bryan Jennings

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 169.95

    Phylogenomics is a rapidly growing field of study concerned with using genome-wide data?usually in the form of DNA sequence loci?to infer the evolution of genes, genomes, and the Tree of Life. Accordingly, this discipline connects many areas in biology including molecular and genomic evolution, systems biology, molecular systematics, phylogeography,... more...

  • Popularizing Scienceby Krishna Dronamraju

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Evaluates Haldane's social and political background, as well as his scientific creativity and accomplishments. more...

  • Other Mindsby Peter Godfrey-Smith

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 18.90

    Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human... more...

  • The Cradle of Humanityby Mark Maslin

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 33.99

    What drove the evolution of humans, with our uniquely big brains? The Cradle of Humanity presents fascinating and controversial new research which suggests that the geological and climatic history of East Africa's Rift Valley are at the heart of the answer. more...