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Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume 2

by Paul Gosselin

<p>Sometimes a small change in the way we define a basic term can have major repercussions on the way we look at the world. What happens, for example, when you change the way you look at concepts such as “religion” or “myth”? How might this ...

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Fungi From Different Substrates

by Misra, J. K.

<P>The book is comprised of more than a dozen chapters on fungi from different substrates including fossilized leaves.&nbsp;It discusses association of fungi occurring on important plants, some animals, and saprophytic substrates. Besides the ...

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Game-Theoretical Models in Biology

by Broom, Mark

<P>Covering the major topics of evolutionary game theory, <STRONG>Game-Theoretical Models in Biology</STRONG> presents both abstract and practical mathematical models of real biological situations. It discusses the static aspects of game theory ...

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Games of Life

Explorations in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

by Karl Sigmund

<p>&quot;A book accessible to all readers, whatever their level of numeracy … an excellent introduction to what theoretical biologists get up to in trying to understand evolutionary and ecological ideas.&quot; ? <em>Nature</em><br /> Why are ...

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Geeks, Genes, and the Evolution of Asperger Syndrome

by Dean Falk & Eve Penelope Schofield

<p>In this unusual book an evolutionary anthropologist and her coauthor/granddaughter, who has Asperger syndrome, examine the emergence and spread of Asperger syndrome and other forms of high-functioning autism. The authors speak to readers with

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Genetic Diversity and Human Behavior

by J.N. Spuhler

<p>Genetic differences in humans, like those between individuals of any animal or plant species and those between species, are all products of the evolutionary development of the living world. These differences, with their behavioral ...

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Genomes, Evolution, and Culture

Past, Present, and Future of Humankind

by Rene J. Herrera, Ralph Garcia-Bertrand & Francisco M. Salzano

<p>This book combines recent information and discoveries in the field of human molecular biology and human molecular evolution. It provides an interdisciplinary approach drawing together data from various diverse disciplines to address both the ...

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Genotype-by-Environment Interactions and Sexual Selection

by John Hunt & David J. Hosken

<p>Sexual selection is recognized as being responsible for some of the most extravagant morphologies and behaviors in the natural world, as well as a driver of some of the most rapid evolution. While Charles Darwin’s theory is now a fundamental ...

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Geological Observations on South America

by Charles Darwin

The Critical Introduction begins: "Of the remarkable "trilogy" constituted by Darwin's writings which deal with the geology of the "Beagle," the member which has perhaps attracted least attention, up to the present time is that which treats of ...

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God's Fantastic Creation

by James C. Bowers & Muriel Larson

The book covers the following topics: Creation Itself Testifies of God, The Vast Universe, Little Things, The Sea, The Plant World, Insects and Arachnids, Sea Creatures, Reptiles and Amphibians, The Birds, Beasts of the Field, The Miracle of ...

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Good Enough

The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society

by Daniel S. Milo

<p>Philosopher Daniel Milo offers a vigorous critique of the quasi-monopoly that Darwin’s natural selection has on our idea of the natural world. In popular thought, Darwinism has even acquired the trappings of an ethical system, focused on ...

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Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution

by Kenneth P. Dial, Neil Shubin & Elizabeth L. Brainerd

<p>How did flying birds evolve from running dinosaurs, terrestrial trotting tetrapods evolve from swimming fish, and whales return to swim in the sea? These are some of the great transformations in the 500-million-year history of vertebrate ...

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Group Selection

by George C. Williams

<p>Living things are constantly engaged in a struggle for existence, and ingenious devices for the purpose of self-preservation can be seen in all types of animal and plant life. However, nature also displays phenomena that are not related to ...

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Guide to Richard Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene by Instaread

by Instaread

<p><strong>PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Richard Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene and NOT the original book.</strong></p> <p><strong>Preview</strong>:</p> <p>The Selfish Gene (1976) by Richard Dawkins outlines theories and research in the ...

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Hagfish Biology

by Edwards, Susan L.

<P>With over 70 species still populating the world's oceans after approximately 500 million years, hagfishes are essential benthic organisms that play a vital role in understanding the evolutionary origins of vertebrate life and the maintenance ...

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Handbook of Australasian Biogeography

by Malte C. Ebach

<p>The Handbook of Australasian Biogeography is the most comprehensive overview of the biogeography of Australasian plants, fungi and animal taxa in a single volume. This volume is unique in its coverage of marine, freshwater, terrestrial, and ...

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Hayek and the Evolution of Capitalism

by Naomi Beck

<p>Few economists can claim the influence—or fame—of F. A. Hayek. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Hayek was one of the most consequential thinkers of the twentieth century, his views on the free market echoed by such major figures as Ronald Reagan ...

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Hierarchy

Perspectives for Ecological Complexity

by T. F. H. Allen & Thomas B. Starr

<p>Although complexity surrounds us, its inherent uncertainty, ambiguity, and contradiction can at first make complex systems appear inscrutable. Ecosystems, for instance, are nonlinear, self-organizing, seemingly chaotic structures in which ...

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Homo Deus - Summarized for Busy People: A Brief History of Tomorrow: Based on the Book by Yuval Noah Harari

by Goldmine Reads

<p><em>This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage ...

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Homo sapiens divine

Life’s quest for perfection: From a strand of protein to the exalted human and beyond

by Varghese Mani

Explicit evidence exists for the progression of life—over a period of three-and-a-half billion years—from a strand of protein to an intelligent human, through trial, rejection and selection. The process continues and, if not hindered, a higher ...

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