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Evolution

  • The Serengeti Rulesby Sean B. Carroll

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? In The Serengeti Rules , award-winning biologist and author Sean Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers... more...

  • Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crisesby Jean Guex

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book is the first of its kind, providing in-depth analysis of the retrograde evolution occurring during major extinction periods. The text offers a non-strictly adaptative explanation of repetition of phyla after the major extinctions, utilizing a study of seven phylogenetically distinct groups. This opens a new experimental field in evolutionary... more...

  • The Bare Bonesby Matthew F. Bonnan

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    What can we learn about the evolution of jaws from a pair of scissors? How does the flight of a tennis ball help explain how fish overcome drag? What do a spacesuit and a chicken egg have in common? Highlighting the fascinating twists and turns of evolution across more than 540 million years, paleobiologist Matthew Bonnan uses everyday objects to... more...

  • Gene Pool Diversity and Crop Improvementby Vijay Rani Rajpal; S. Rama Rao; S.N. Raina

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    The world population is estimated to reach to more than 10 billion by the year 2050. These projections pose a challenging situation for the agricultural scientists to increase crops productivity to meet the growing food demands. The unavailability and/or inaccessibility to appropriate gene pools with desired traits required to carry out genetic improvement... more...

  • Molecular Breeding for Sustainable Crop Improvementby Vijay Rani Rajpal; S. Rama Rao; S.N. Raina

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    The world population is estimated to reach to more than 10 billion by the year 2050.  These projections pose a challenging situation for the agricultural scientists   to increase crops productivity to meet the growing food demands. The unavailability and/or inaccessibility to   appropriate gene pools with desired traits required... more...

  • Everything Has a Historyby J. B. S. Haldane

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00

    In this collection, first published in 1951, the central theme is that everything has a history, and that we cannot fully understand anything without some knowledge of its history. Professor Haldane writes mainly on geology, astronomy and zoology, but includes a variety of other topics, including eugenics, Einstein, and C. S. Lewis. His outlines of... more...

  • Avian Cognitionby Debra S. Herrmann

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 149.95

    Unlike any other book, Avian Cognition thoroughly examines avian intelligence, behavior, and individuality. Preferences, choices, motivation, and habits of species, flocks, and individual birds are discussed and compared. This book investigates who birds are and why they do what they do. Daily, seasonal, and play activities, creativity, reasoning... more...

  • Lectures in Astrobiologyby Muriel Gargaud; C. de Duve; Bernard Barbier; Hervé Martin; Jacques Reisse

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 279.00

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  • Developmental Approaches to Human Evolutionby Julie Boughner; Campbell Rolian

    Wiley 2016; US$ 129.95

    Developmental Approaches to Human Evolution  encapsulates the current state of evolutionary developmental anthropology. This emerging scientific field applies tools and approaches from modern developmental biology to understand the role of genetic and developmental processes in driving morphological and cognitive evolution in humans, non-human primates... more...

  • Developmental Approaches to Human Evolutionby Julie Boughner; Campbell Rolian

    Wiley 2016; US$ 129.95

    Developmental Approaches to Human Evolution  encapsulates the current state of evolutionary developmental anthropology. This emerging scientific field applies tools and approaches from modern developmental biology to understand the role of genetic and developmental processes in driving morphological and cognitive evolution in humans, non-human primates... more...