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

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    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...

  • Ökologieby Colin R. Townsend; Michael Begon; John L. Harper; Thomas S. Hoffmeister; Johannes Steidle; Frank Thomas

    Springer 2009; US$ 49.99

    Moderne Ökologie von A bis ZDas renommierte Autorenteam Townsend, Begon und Harper konzentriert sich in diesem Lehrbuch auf die wesentlichen Zusammenhänge in der Ökologie. In anschaulicher, durchgehend vierfarbig gestalteter und leicht verständlicher Form wird ein ausgewogener Überblick vermittelt, der die terrestrische und... 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...

  • 30-Second Evolutionby Mark Fellowes; Nicholas Battey

    Icon Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    Adapt or die: it?s nature?s most famous imperative. But how does evolution actually happen? It?s too slow to see, but it?s going on all around you, all the time. Even if you?re on top of the key terms ? variation? Natural selection? Parent-offspring conflict? ? you still need some context to put them in. From populations to speciation and polymorphism... 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; Not Available

    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...

  • 50 Schlüsselideen Erdeby Martin Redfern; Gerd Hintermaier-Erhard

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 19.99

    Eine Entdeckungsreise in die Geschichte und Entwicklung unseres Planeten und des Lebens Unser Heimatplanet ist der mit Abstand außergewöhnlichste Ort im uns bekannten Universum. Er wiegt 6000 Trillionen Tonnen und saust mit 107.826 km/h durch das All;  ein Punkt am Äquator rast mit einer Geschwindigkeit von 1609 km/h um die Erdachse herum. Auf... more...

  • About Lifeby Paul S. Agutter; Denys N. Wheatley

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 69.95

    This book uses modern biological knowledge to tackle the question of what distinguishes living organisms from the non-living world. Non-technical language is used throughout and all scientific terms are clearly explained when they are introduced. 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 Nose, and the Making of Humankindby Michael Stoddart

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 75.00

    This book is about the evolution of the sense of smell, from its bacterial origin 3.4 billion years ago, to today's modern, sophisticated humans with an insatiable appetite for perfumes and fragrances. It explains how smell works and how animals sense the environment. The relationship between sex and smell drives much of animal behaviour, and... more...