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  • Microbes from Hellby Patrick Forterre; Teresa Lavender Fagan

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 50.00

    At the close of the 1970s, the two-domain classification scheme long used by most biologists?prokaryotes versus eukaryotes?was upended by the discovery of an entirely new group of organisms: archaea. Initially thought to be bacteria, these single-celled microbes?many of which were first found in seemingly unlivable habitats like the volcanic hot springs... more...

  • Species and Speciation in the Fossil Recordby Warren D. Allmon; Margaret M. Yacobucci

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Although the species is one of the fundamental units of biological classification, there is remarkably little consensus among biologists about what defines a species, even within distinct sub-disciplines. The literature of paleobiology, in particular, is littered with qualifiers and cautions about applying the term to the fossil record or equating... more...

  • Foundational Falsehoods of Creationismby Aron Ra

    Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution. Those with a sympathetic ear often fail to critically examine these creationist claims, leading to an ill-informed public and, perhaps more troubling, ill-advised public policy. As Aron Ra makes clear, however, every single argument... more...

  • Evolutionary Theoryby Niles Eldredge; Telmo Pievani; Emanuele Serrelli; Ilya Temkin

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    The natural world is infinitely complex and hierarchically structured, with smaller units forming the components of progressively larger systems: molecules make up cells, cells comprise tissues and organs that are, in turn, parts of individual organisms, which are united into populations and integrated into yet more encompassing ecosystems. In the... more...

  • What We Know About Extraterrestrial Intelligenceby Michael Ashkenazi

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 101.08

    Have you ever wondered what could happen when we discover another communicating species outside the Earth? This book addresses this question in all its complexity. In addition to the physical barriers for communication, such as the enormous distances where a message can take centuries to reach its recipient, the book also examines the biological problems... more...

  • What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolutionby Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Explores the insights that fossil hominin teeth provide about human evolution, linking findings with current debates in palaeoanthropology. more...

  • Evolutionary Biologyby Pierre Pontarotti

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 168.47

    This book presents selected contributions to the 19 th Evolutionary Biology Meeting, which took place in September 2015 in Marseille. It consists of 22 chapters, which are grouped in four sections: ·       Convergent Evolution ·       Evolution of Complex Traits ·      ... more...

  • Évolutionby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    La théorie de l'évolution, née au XVIIIe siècle mais remodelée par Charles Darwin en 1859, est admise depuis la fin du XIXe siècle par l'immense majorité des scientifiques. Elle peut se résumer à l'idée que les espèces vivantes se modifient au cours du temps, au point de ... more...

  • Trophic Ecologyby James E. Garvey; Matt Whiles

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    This book is a bridge between ecological paradigms ? organismal/community approaches to food web dynamics and ecosystem-level approaches to production. The unification of organismal, community, and ecosystem approaches in ecology is emerging due to the growing availability of new techniques for assessing trophic interactions and their implications... more...

  • 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...