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Evolution

  • The "Origin" Then and Nowby David N. Reznick; Michael Ruse

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is one of the most widely cited books in modern science. Yet tackling this classic can be daunting for students and general readers alike because of Darwin's Victorian prose and the complexity and scope of his ideas. The "Origin" Then and Now is a unique guide to Darwin's masterwork, making it accessible to a... more...

  • The 10,000 Year Explosionby Gregory Cochran; Henry Harpending

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    Two leading researchers make the controversial argument that our species is still measurably evolving in important ways—in fact, faster than ever before. more...

  • 40 Years of Evolutionby Peter R. Grant; B. Rosemary Grant

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply , they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin?s finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40... more...

  • 50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Mark Henderson

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    In recent years knowledge of our genetic code has changed our understanding of life on Earth. New genetic technologies are transforming the way we live and promise treatments for otherwise incurable diseases. But these advances are also generating controversy, particularly surrounding issues such as cloning and designer babies. In 50 Genetics Ideas... more...

  • Acquiring Genomesby Lynn Margulis; Dorion Sagan

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.95

    From one of the great iconoclasts of modern biology, Lynn Margulis, a groundbreaking new theory of the origins of species more...

  • Adam's Tongueby Derek Bickerton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    How language evolved has been called ?the hardest problem in science.? In Adam?s Tongue , Derek Bickerton?long a leading authority in this field?shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and the... more...

  • Adaptation and Fitness in Animal Populationsby Hans-Ulrich Graser; Richard Frankham

    Springer 2008; US$ 199.00

    Fitness and adaptation are fundamental characteristics of plant and animal species, enabling them to survive in their environment and to adapt to the inevitable changes in this environment. This book brings together a sample of the world's leading scientists in animal breeding and evolutionary genetics to exchange knowledge. more...

  • Adaptation and Natural Selectionby George Christopher Williams

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    Biological evolution is a fact--but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. In 1966, simple Darwinism, which holds that evolution functions primarily at the level of the individual organism, was threatened by opposing concepts such as group selection, a popular idea stating that evolution acts to select entire species... more...

  • Adaptationism and Optimalityby Steven Hecht Orzack; Elliott Sober

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 38.00

    A systematic treatment of foundational, conceptual, and methodological issues surrounding the theory of adaptationism. more...

  • The Adapted Mindby Jerome H. Barkow; Leda Cosmides; John Tooby

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 51.99

    This collection of research essays is centred on the complex, evolved psychological mechanisms that generate human behaviour and culture. It aims to introduce the field of evolutionary psychology to a wider audience and to show how the field connects evolutionary biology to social behaviour. more...