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Evolution

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • ARF Family GTPasesby Richard A. Kahn

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 269.00

    For the first time experts in the area of signalling research with a focus on the ARF family have contributed to the production of a title devoted to ARF biology. A comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the ARF family, tables of the ARF GEFs and ARF GAPs, and more than a dozen chapters describing them in detail are provided. The impact of the ARF... 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...

  • Adam's Nose, and the Making of Humankindby Michael Stoddart

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 22.00

    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...

  • 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 Environmentby Robert N. Brandon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95

    By focusing on the crucial role of environment in the process of adaptation, Robert Brandon clarifies definitions and principles so as to help make the argument of evolution by natural selection empirically testable. He proposes that natural selection is the process of differential reproduction resulting from differential adaptedness to a common selective... more...

  • Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 1by Guido di Prisco; Cinzia Verde

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00

    This book offers insights on the effects of rapid climate change at the poles, one of which is that ecosystems adapted to polar environments are likely to be vulnerable as the climate warms. The editors recognize the outstanding contribution of Marine Biology. more...

  • Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 2by Cinzia Verde; Guido di Prisco

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; Not Available

    This book discusses organisms from bacteria and ciliates to higher vertebrates that live on polar continental shelves, slopes and deep sea. Discussion includes shrinking sea ice, and organisms adapted to cold climates that are now vulnerable to rapid warming. more...