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Multicellularity: Origins and Evolution

By: Karl J Niklas (Editor), Stuart A Newman (Editor)

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Biology promises to be the leading science in this century. As in all other sciences, progress in biology depends on interactions between empirical research, theory building, and modeling. But whereas the techniques and methods of descriptive and experimental biology have dramatically evolved in recent years, generating a flood of highly detailed empirical data, the integration of these results into useful theoretical frameworks has lagged behind. Driven largely by pragmatic and technical considerations, research in biology continues to be less guided by theory than it is in other fundamental sciences. By promoting the discussion and formulation of new theoretical concepts in the biosciences, this series intends to help fill conceptual gaps in our understanding of some of the major open questions of biology, such as the origin and organization of organismal form, the relationship between development and evolution, or the biological bases of cognition and mind.

The series, whose name reflects the location of its initiating meetings and commemorates the seminal work of the aforementioned scientists, grew out of the yearly "Altenberg Workshops in Theoretical Biology" held near Vienna, at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI), a private, non-profit institution closely associated with the University of Vienna. KLI fosters research projects, seminars, workshops, and symposia on all aspects of theoretical biology, with an emphasis on the developmental, evolutionary, and cognitive sciences. The workshops, each organized by leading experts in their fields, concentrate on new conceptual advances originating in these disciplines, and are meant to facilitate the formulation of integrative, cross-disciplinary models. Volumes on emerging topics of crucial theoretical importance not directly related to any of the workshops will also be included in the series.

Publisher: MIT Press

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Multicellularity: Origins and Evolution

Multicellularity: Origins and Evolution

By: Karl J Niklas (Editor), Stuart A Newman (Editor), John Tyler Bonner (Foreword By)

Publisher: MIT Press

Hardback | Mar 2016 | #227662 | ISBN-13: 9780262034159
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Convergent Evolution

Convergent Evolution

Limited Forms Most Beautiful
Monograph

By: George R McGhee Jr. (Author)

Publisher: MIT Press

Hardback | Dec 2011 | #195715 | ISBN-13: 9780262016421
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Transformations of Lamarckism

Transformations of Lamarckism

From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

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Hardback | May 2011 | #189919 | ISBN-13: 9780262015141
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The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited
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Innovation in Cultural Systems

Innovation in Cultural Systems

Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

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Hardback | Dec 2009 | #195717 | ISBN-13: 9780262013338
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Biological Emergences

Biological Emergences

Evolution by Natural Experiment

By: Robert GB Reid (Author)

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Paperback | Sep 2009 | #182716 | ISBN-13: 9780262513401
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Hardback | Mar 2007 | #164229 | ISBN-13: 9780262182577
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Modularity: Understanding the Development and Evolution of Natural Complex Systems

Modularity: Understanding the Development and Evolution of Natural Complex Systems

By: Werner Callebaut (Editor), Diego Rasskin-Gutman (Editor), Herbert A Simon (Foreword By)

Publisher: MIT Press

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #195716 | ISBN-13: 9780262513265
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Cognitive Biology

Cognitive Biology

Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

By: Luca Tommasi (Editor), Mary A Peterson (Editor), Lynn Nadel (Editor)

Publisher: MIT Press

Hardback | Jul 2009 | #195718 | ISBN-13: 9780262012935
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Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds

Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds

Comparative Philosophical Perspectives

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Hardback | Mar 2009 | #195719 | ISBN-13: 9780262113212
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Evolution of Communicative Flexibility

Evolution of Communicative Flexibility

Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

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Hardback | Sep 2008 | #176956 | ISBN-13: 9780262151214
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Modeling Biology

Modeling Biology

Structures, Behaviors, Evolution

By: Manfred D Laubichler (Editor), Gerd B Müller (Editor)

Publisher: MIT Press

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #168485 | ISBN-13: 9780262122917
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Compositional Evolution

Compositional Evolution

The Impact of Sex, Symbiosis, and Modularity on the Gradualist Framework of Evolution

By: Richard A Watson

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Hardback | Dec 2006 | #160714 | ISBN: 026223243X
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Evolution of Communication Systems

Evolution of Communication Systems

A Comparative Approach

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Hardback | Sep 2004 | #149024 | ISBN: 0262151111
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Environment, Development, and Evolution
Hardback | Nov 2003 | #142552 | ISBN: 0262083191
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Origination of Organismal Form

Origination of Organismal Form

Beyond the Gene in Developmental and Evolutionary Biology

By: Gerd B Müller (Editor), Stuart A Newman (Editor)

Publisher: MIT Press

Hardback | Feb 2003 | #133327 | ISBN: 0262134195
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The Evolution of Cognition
Hardback | Oct 2000 | #118816 | ISBN: 0262082861
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