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Evolution

  • The Invisible History of the Human Raceby Christine Kenneally

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    How biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where... more...

  • WTF, Evolution?!by Mara Grunbaum

    Workman Publishing Company 2014; US$ 12.95

    We all have our off days. Why should Evolution be any different? Maybe Evolution got carried away with an idea that was just a little too crazy?like having the Regal Horned Lizard defend itself by shooting three-foot streams of blood from its eyes . Or maybe Evolution ran out of steam (Memo to Evolution: The Irrawaddy Dolphin looks like a prototype... more...

  • Arrival of the Fittestby Andreas Wagner

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them. Nature?s many innovations?some uncannily perfect?call for natural principles that accelerate life?s ability to innovate.? Darwin?s theory of natural selection explains how useful adaptations are preserved over time. But the biggest mystery about evolution eluded him. As genetics... more...

  • Eight Little Piggiesby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.48

    No one illuminates the wonderful workings of the natural world as perceptively and enjoyably as Stephen Jay Gould. In this volume of reflections on biology, history and culture, Gould addresses the burning issues of ecological crisis and contemporary species extinctions as well as giving us fascinating insights into evolution - such as the fact that... more...

  • Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolutionby Eugene E. Harris

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In 2001, scientists were finally able to determine the full human genome sequence, and with the discovery began a genomic voyage back in time. Since then, we have sequenced the full genomes of a number of mankind's primate relatives at a remarkable rate. The genomes of the common chimpanzee (2005) and bonobo (2012), orangutan (2011), gorilla (2012),... more...

  • Beach-Spawning Fishesby Karen L.M. Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Beach-spawning fishes from exotic locations on most continents of the world provide spectacular examples of extreme adaptations during the most vulnerable life cycle stages. The beauty, intriguing biology, and importance of these charismatic fishes at the interface of marine and terrestrial ecosystems have inspired numerous scientific studies. Adaptations... more...

  • Baby Gorillaby Rui Diogo; Juan F. Pastor; Adam Hartstone-Rose; Magdalena N. Muchlinski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    The first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of a baby gorilla, this book details the comparative and phylogenetic context of the gross anatomy and evolutionary history of the soft tissue morphology of modern humans and one of their closest relatives. With detailed high-quality photographs of musculoskeletal structures, it provides... more...

  • The Big Ratchetby Ruth DeFries

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    A MacArthur “Genius? and eminent scientist shows how an ordinary mammal manipulated nature to become a technologically sophisticated city-dweller—and why our history points to an optimistic future in the face of environmental crisis more...

  • The Incredible Unlikeliness of Beingby Alice Roberts

    Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    The presenter of the BBC's The Incredible Human Journey takes us on a revealing tour around our bodies and into the past to uncover the evolutionary secrets hidden in all of us. more...