|Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution|
Theodore W Pietsch
For the past 450 years, tree-like branching diagrams have attempted to show the complex and surprising interrelationships of organisms, both living
and fossil, from viruses and bacteria to birds and mammals. This stunning book celebrates the manifest beauty, intrinsic interest, and human ingenuity
revealed in these exquisite trees of life. More...
Hardback | #196616 | 2012 | £36.50 | $55/€43 approx.
|SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed|
Martin A Nowak and Roger Highfield
Evolution is often presented as a strictly competitive endeavor. This point of view has had serious implications for the way we see the mechanics of
both science and culture. But scientists have long wondered how societies could have evolved without some measure of cooperation. And if there was
cooperation involved, how could it have arisen from nature "red in tooth and claw"? More...
Paperback | #195399 | 2012 | £13.50 | $20/€16 approx.
|Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals|
"Return to the Sea" portrays the life and evolutionary times of marine mammals, from giant whales and sea cows that originated 55 million years ago
whose ancestors walked on land, to deep diving elephant seals and clam-eating walruses of modern times. More...
Hardback | #196086 | 2012 | £30.95 | $47/€36 approx.
|Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline|
Although fossils have provided some of the most important evidence for evolution, the discipline of paleontology has not always had a central place in
evolutionary biology. Beginning in Darwin's day, and for much of the twentieth century, paleontologists were often regarded as mere fossil collectors
by many evolutionary biologists, their attempts to contribute to evolutionary theory ignored or regarded with scorn. More...
Hardback | #198166 | 2012 | £35.50 | $54/€42 approx.
|How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision|
Olga F Lazareva, Toru Shimizu and Edward A Wasserman
The visual world of animals is highly diverse and often very different from the world that we humans take for granted. This book provides an extensive
review of the latest behavioral and neurobiological research on animal vision, highlighting fascinating species similarities and differences in visual
Hardback | #194999 | 2012 | £85.00 | $129/€100 approx.
|The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology|
Erik I Svensson and Ryan Calsbeek
The 'Adaptive Landscape' has been a central concept in population genetics and evolutionary biology since this powerful metaphor was first formulated
by Sewall Wright in 1932. Eighty years later, it has become a central framework in evolutionary quantitative genetics, selection studies in natural
populations, and in studies of ecological speciation and adaptive radiations. More...
Paperback | #195721 | 2012 | £37.50 | $57/€44 approx.
|Darwin's Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists|
Christmas, 1859. Just one month after the publication of "On the Origin of Species",
Darwin received a letter that deeply unsettled him. He had expected criticism. Letters were arriving every day like swarms, some expressing praise,
most outrage and accusations of heresy. More...
Hardback | #196447 | 2012 | £24.99 | $38/€29 approx.
|Gaining Ground: The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods|
Jennifer A Clack
Around 370 million years ago, a distant relative of a modern lungfish began a most extraordinary adventure - emerging from the water and laying claim
to the land. Over the next 70 million years, this tentative beachhead had developed into a worldwide colonization by ever-increasing varieties of
four-limbed creatures know as tetrapods, the ancestors of all vertebrate life on land. More...
Hardback | #192041 | 2012 | £39.99 | $61/€47 approx.
|A Cultural History of Heredity|
Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
It was only around 1800 that heredity began to enter debates among physicians, breeders, and naturalists. Soon thereafter it evolved into one of the
most fundamental concepts of biology. Here Staffan Muller-Wille and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger offer a succinct cultural history of the scientific concept
of heredity. More...
Hardback | #198162 | 2012 | £28.99 | $44/€34 approx.
|Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats|
With BPA in baby bottles, mercury in fish, and lead in computer monitors, the world has become a toxic place. But as Emily Monosson demonstrates in
her groundbreaking new book, it has always been toxic. When oxygen first developed in Earth's atmosphere, it threatened the very existence of life:
now we literally can't live without it. More...
Hardback | #196469 | 2012 | £21.99 | $33/€26 approx.
Ulf Dieckmann, Michael Doebeli, Johan AJ Metz and Diethard Tautz
This book was first published in 2004. Unraveling the origin of biodiversity is fundamental for understanding our biosphere. This book clarifies how adaptive processes, rather than geographic isolation, can cause speciation. Adaptive speciation occurs when biological interactions induce disruptive selection and the evolution of assortative mating, thus triggering the splitting of lineages. Internationally recognized leaders in the field explain exciting developments in modeling speciation, together with celebrated examples of rapid speciation by natural selection. Written for students and researchers in biology, physics, and mathematics, this book is a groundbreaking treatment of modern speciation science. More...
Paperback | #196348 | 2012 | £39.99 | $61/€47 approx.
|Evolutionary Restraints: The Contentious History of Group Selection|
Mark E Borrello
Much of the history of the evolutionary debate since Darwin has focused on the level at which natural selection occurs. Most biologists acknowledge
multiple levels of selection--from the gene, the trait, and the organism, to the family, the group, and the species. However, it is the debate about
group selection that this book focuses on. More...
Paperback | #196226 | 2012 | £15.99 | $24/€19 approx.
|Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance|
Francis Richard C
This is the first book for general readers on this fascinating and important subject. Epigenetics studies long-term alterations in our DNA that do not
involve changes in the DNA sequence itself. Our DNA is covered in a variety of organic molecules that are chemically attached to it and can influence
the expression of our genetic information. More...
Paperback | #198029 | 2012 | £11.99 | $18/€14 approx.