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Key Transitions in Animal Evolution

by Desalle, Rob

<P>Tackling one of the most difficult and delicate of the evolutionary questions, this challenging book summarizes the more recent results in phylogenetics and developmental biology that address the evolution of key innovations in metazoans. ...

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How We Came to Know Our Microbe Relatives

by John L. Ingraham

<p>By unlocking the evolutionary information contained in cells, biologists have been able to construct the Tree of Life and show that its three main stems are dominated by microbes. Plants and animals constitute a small upper branch in one ...

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Kinship and Human Evolution

Making Culture, Becoming Human

by Steen Bergendorff

<p>Kinship and Human Evolution: Making Culture, Becoming Human offers an exciting new explanation of human evolution. Based on insights from anthropology, it shows how humans became “cultured” beings capable of symbolic thought by developing ...

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Land Bridges

Ancient Environments, Plant Migrations, and New World Connections

by Alan Graham

<p>Land bridges are the causeways of biodiversity. When they form, organisms are introduced into a new patchwork of species and habitats, forever altering the ecosystems into which they flow; and when land bridges disappear or fracture, ...

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Learning from Dogs

Innate Wisdom from Man's Best Friend

by Paul Handover

<p>There's a tiny amount of domesticated wolf in all of us. The relationship between canids and humans goes back nearly 40,000 years, when dogs split away from wolves. With our dogs, we have traveled the ancient track from hunter-gatherers to ...

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Levels of Awareness

From Microbes to Humans

by Vern A. Westfall

Our genetic trace is splintered and has millions of discarded attempts and millions of successful living forms. The trace of emerging awareness is less fractured, has fewer discards, and is easier to follow, but is more difficult to analyze. ...

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Life and Habit

by Samuel Butler

<p>One more point deserves notice. Butler often refers in “Life and Habit” to Darwin’s “Variations of Animals and Plants under Domestication.” When he does so it is always under the name “Plants and Animals.” More often still he refers to ...

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Life through Time and Space

by Wallace Arthur

<p>All humans share three origins: the beginning of our individual lives, the appearance of life on Earth, and the formation of our planetary home. Wallace Arthur combines embryological, evolutionary, and cosmological perspectives to tell the ...

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Living with Darwin

Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith

by Philip Kitcher

<p>Charles Darwin has been at the center of white-hot public debate for more than a century. In <em>Living With Darwin</em>, Philip Kitcher stokes the flames swirling around Darwin's theory, sifting through the scientific evidence for evolution,

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Love's Story of Why We Are Here

And what we can do about it

by Francis O'Neill

<p><strong>Love's Story of Why We Are Here</strong></p> <p>This book sets out to answer one big question about our lives, and indeed all of life on our planet. That question is:</p> <p><strong>Why are we here?</strong></p> <p>And also to ...

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Lynn Margulis

The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel

by Dorion Sagan

<p>Tireless, controversial, and hugely inspirational to those who knew her or encountered her work, Lynn Margulis was a scientist whose intellectual energy and interests knew no bounds. Best known for her work on the origins of eukaryotic cells,

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Making Faces

by Adam S. Wilkins

<p>Adam Wilkins draws on studies of nonhuman species, the fossil record, genetics, and molecular and developmental biology to reconstruct the evolution of the human face and its inextricable link to our species’ evolving social complexity. The ...

ISBN: 9780674974487

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Man's Selection

Charles Darwin's Theory of Creation, Evolution, And Intelligent Design

by Marc Watson & Barbara Angle

Man’s Selection sets the scientific record straight by taking a fresh look at Charles Darwin’s phenomenal theories regarding Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design. In The Origin of Species, Darwin stated that “the Creator” originated one ...

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Martinus, Darwin and Intelligent Design: A new Theory of Evolution

by OIe Therkelsen

<p>Darwin takes as his starting point a gradual evolution on the basis of mutations and natural selection. Intelligent Design attempts to show in a purely scientific way that a supreme intelligence exists behind all of creation. As against these

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Media Perspectives on Intelligent Design and Evolution

by Mark Paxton

<p>The modern debate over the validity of the opposing intelligent design and evolution positions has continued for over 20 years and ended up in the courtroom more than once. <em>Media Perspectives on Intelligent Design and Evolution</em> seeks

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Medicine and Evolution: Current Applications, Future Prospects

by Elton, Sarah

Can an evolutionary perspective be integrated in day-to-day practice and is it of value in medical education and training? If so, when and how? Highlighting exciting areas of research into the evolutionary basis of health and disease, ...

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Messages from Islands

A Global Biodiversity Tour

by Ilkka Hanski

<p>From a small island in the Baltic Sea to the large tropical islands of Borneo and Madagascar, <em>Messages from Islands</em> is a global tour of these natural, water-bound laboratories. In this career-spanning work, Ilkka Hanski draws upon ...

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Microbes from Hell

by Patrick Forterre

<p>At the close of the 1970s, the two-domain classification scheme long used by most biologists—prokaryotes versus eukaryotes—was upended by the discovery of an entirely new group of organisms: archaea. Initially thought to be bacteria, these ...

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Modern Humans

Their African Origin and Global Dispersal

by John Hoffecker

<p><em>Modern Humans</em> is a vivid account of the most recent—and perhaps the most important—phase of human evolution: the appearance of anatomically modern people (<em>Homo sapiens</em>) in Africa less than half a million years ago and their ...

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Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera

by Goldsmith, Marian R.

<P>Numerous and charismatic, the Lepidoptera is one of the most widely studied groups of invertebrates. Advances in molecular tools and genomic techniques have reduced the need for large sizes and mass-rearing, and lepidopteran model systems are

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