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  • The Tree of Life & the Origin of the Speciesby Philip Bruce Heywood

    SBPRA 2014; Not Available

    As a trained geologist, Philip Bruce Heywood looks at the world differently. In his new book The Tree of Life & the Origin of the Species, he weighs in on Darwin’s theories of evolution that have polarized the world of science and have generated controversy for more than 100 years. Just as other scientific controversies have raged in the past, this... more...

  • Quicklet on Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene (CliffNotes-like Book Summary & Analysis)by Elspeth Michaels

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 4.95

    In a 2006 interview with Meet the Author, the year when The Selfish Gene celebrated its 30th anniversary, Richard Dawkins had this to say: “...If I had to write it again, I wouldn’t write it very differently. It has been described as a revolutionary book, in one respect it is. more...

  • The Origins of Virtueby Matt Ridley

    Penguin Books Ltd 1997; US$ 18.32

    Why are people nice to each other? What are the reasons for altrusim? Matt Ridley explains how the human mind has evolved a special instinct for social exchange, offering a lucid and persuasive argument about the paradox of human benevolence. more...

  • Man's Place in Natureby Thomas H. Huxley; Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 3.49

    Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man’s Place in Nature , published only five years after Darwin’s The Origin of Species , offers a compelling... more...

  • Knowledge Sharedby Edward T. Jackson; Yusuf Kassam

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 30.00

    This book presents leading-edge analysis on the theory and practice of participatory evaluation around the world. With its instructive case studies from Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and St Vincent, the book is a guide to a community-based approach to evaluation that is at once a learning process, a means of... more...

  • The Biological Roots of Human Natureby Timothy H. Goldsmith

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 29.95

    This treatise explores the relevance of biological evolution to the study of behaviour. It argues that the study of human social behaviour must take into consideration the physiology, biochemistry and social mechanisms of behaviour, in addition to the evolution of behavioural traits. more...

  • Prebiotic Evolution and Astrobiologyby J. Tze-Fei Wong; Antonio Lazcano

    Landes Bioscience 2009; US$ 69.00

    With the accelerating pace of genomic analysis and space exploration, the field of prebiotic evolution and astrobiology is poised for a century of unprecedented advances ahead, and there is a need for textbooks for students. The authors of this book, aware of the difficulty of covering the multifaceted subject by any single author, have decided to... more...

  • Adaptation and Natural Selectionby George Christopher Williams

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44

    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...

  • The Origin of Lifeby Paul Davies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.09

    The origins of life remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of science. Growing evidence suggests that the first organisms lived deep underground, in environments previously thought to be uninhabitable, and that microbes carried inside rocks have travelled between Earth and Mars. But the question remains: how can life spring into being from non-living... more...

  • The Reason Whyby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    Does one planet really matter among the immensity of the Cosmos? John Gribbin is here to persuade us that it does. In this ground-breaking and provocative new book Gribbin argues that we owe our existence to the impact of a 'supercomet' with Venus 600 million years ago. But this is only part of the story, just one of the astronomical and geophysical... more...