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Evolution

  • My European Familyby Karin Bojs

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family. At her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As a science journalist she was eager to learn more about herself, her family and the interconnectedness of society. After all, we're all related. And in a sense, we are all family. My European Family tells the story of Europe and its people... more...

  • Fossils, Finches and Fuegians: Charles Darwin?s Adventures and Discoveries on the Beagle (Text Only)by Richard Keynes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 9.01

    A narrative account of Darwin?s historic 4-year voyage on the Beagle to South America, Australia and the Pacific in the 1830s that combines the adventure and excitement of Alan Moorehead?s famous (and now out of print) account with an expert assessment of the scientific discoveries of that journey. The author is Charles Darwin?s great-grandson. more...

  • Fortress Plantby Dale Walters

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 19.99

    The survival of plants on our planet is nothing short of miraculous. They are food for a vast array of organisms, ranging from bacteria and fungi, through to insects, and even other plants. Dale Walters explores the fascinating array of evolutionary defences plants employ to survive and avoid being eaten. more...

  • Génome néandertalienby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte du génome néandertalien avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Paléoanthropologues et biologistes de l'évolution humaine ont assisté en 2010 au déchiffrage d'une partie du génome néandertalien. Cette lignée humaine, qui a peuplé l'Asie de l'Ouest et l'Europe pendant 400?000 ans, a disparu il y a environ 30?000 ans? Un ouvrage... more...

  • Paléontologieby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de la paléontologie avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! La paléontologie, terme créé en 1834 par le zoologiste français Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, a pour objet l'étude des êtres (ontologie) qui ont vécu à la surface du globe terrestre avant les temps actuels (palaios en grec signifie «ancien»). Ces êtres sont connus... more...

  • Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introductionby Russell Foster; Leon Kreitzman

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction explains how organisms can 'know' the time and reveals what we now understand of the nature and operation of chronobiological processes. Covering variables such as light, the metabolism, human health, and the seasons, Foster and Kreitzman illustrate how jet lag and shift work can impact on human well-being. more...

  • Evolution Education in the American Southby Christopher D. Lynn; Amanda L. Glaze; William A. Evans; Laura K. Reed

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 97.62

    This volume reaches beyond the controversy surrounding the teaching and learning of evolution in the United States, specifically in regard to the culture, politics, and beliefs found in the Southeast. The editors argue that despite a deep history of conflict in the region surrounding evolution, there is a wealth of evolution research taking place?from... more...

  • Evolution Driven by Organismal Behaviorby Rui Diogo

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 27.11

    This book proposes a new way to think about evolution. The author carefully brings together evidence from diverse fields of science. In the process, he bridges the gaps between many different--and usually seen as conflicting--ideas to present one integrative theory named ONCE, which stands for Organic Nonoptimal Constrained Evolution. The author argues... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankindby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Yuval Noah Harari?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis... more...

  • Monarchs and Milkweedby Anurag Agrawal

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico. Yet there is much more to the monarch than its distinctive presence and mythic journeying. In Monarchs and Milkweed , Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch... more...