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Evolution

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  • Evolution by Means of Hybridizationby J.P. Lotsy

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 91.97

    As aPreface is in reality a Postscriptum, the author may be permitted to open it by mentioning omissions. The chief sin of omission he committed, is evidently the insuffident justice he did to the writings of Anton Kerner von Marilaun, who was - he wants to state this explicitly - the first to recognize fully the significance of crossing as the underlying... more...

  • The Neighborhood Projectby David Sloan Wilson

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 28.00

    After decades studying creatures great and small, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson had an epiphany: Darwin's theory won't fully prove itself until it improves the quality of human life in a practical sense. And what better place to begin than his hometown of Binghamton, New York? Making a difference in his own city would provide a model for... more...

  • The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematicsby Andrew Hamilton

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics aims to make sense of the rise of phylogenetic systematics—its methods, its objects of study, and its theoretical foundations—with contributions from historians, philosophers, and biologists. This volume articulates an intellectual agenda for the study of systematics and taxonomy in a way that connects classification... more...

  • The Blind Watchmakerby Richard Dawkins

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. A brilliant and controversial book which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind yet... more...

  • The Origin Of Humankindby Richard Leakey

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    A meticulously clear account of how early ape-men of the African savanna developed into fully human beings. Leakey has always been interested in far more than the mere physical features presented by fossils, and here he is particularly concerned with non-tangible human attributes, such as art, language and consciousness itself. Leakey's personal... more...

  • The Symbiotic Planetby Lynn Margulis

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    A distinguished microbiologist explains the importance of symbiosis - where different organisms contribute to each other's support - and how this is changing our view of life on Earth Lynn Margulis is an ardent supporter of the Gaia hypothesis: the idea that due to the finely balanced interdependence of all life forms, the planet functions as a... more...

  • Science Masters: Plan And Purpose In Natureby George C Williams

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    George C. Williams explains how evolution can produce remarkable adaptations in the natural world, and examines how the same process can also produce design flaws that can cause serious problems in living things - including in human beings. Plan and Purpose in Nature is a brilliant survey of Darwinian evolution in the natural world. It tells the... more...

  • How To Read Darwinby Mark Ridley

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    'There is grandeur in thsi view of life' Charles DarwinCharles Darwin's permanent legacy are his broad, abstract theories of evolution and natural selection, theories which he tested against an astonishing array of natural-history evidence in his writing. Mark Ridley uses a question-and-answer approach to explain how Darwin carefully tackled problems,... more...

  • Emergenzen auf der Stufe des Lebendigenby Hans Mohr

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 47.17

    ​ Das Thema‚Emergenzen in komplexen Systemen‘ wird derzeit viel diskutiert. Mit Emer­gen­zen sind solche Strukturen und Eigenschafteneines Systems gemeint, die sich derzeit aus der Kenntnis der Teile des Systemsund ihrer Wechselwirkungen nicht verstehen lassen. ‚Leben‘ zum Beispiel istauch für den Molekularbiologen eine emergente Eigenschaft der... more...

  • River Out of Edenby Richard Dawkins

    Orion 2014; US$ 12.99

    The No.1 SUNDAY TIMES bestseller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works, from bestselling author of THE GOD DELUSION, Richard Dawkins. The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present - and onwards. Dawkins explains that DNA must be thought of as the most sophisticated... more...