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  • Aging is a Group-Selected Adaptation

    Theory, Evidence, and Medical Implications

    By Joshua Mitteldorf

    Although books exist on the evolution of aging, this is the first book written from the perspective of again as an adaptive program. It offers an insight into the implications of research on aging genetics, The author proposes the Demographic Theory of Senescence, whereby aging has been…

    Hardback – 2016-07-30 
    CRC Press

  • Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition

    By Scott Orland Rogers

    Evolutionary biology has increasingly relied upon tools developed in molecular biology that allow for the structure and function of macromolecules to be used as data for exploring the patterns and processes of evolutionary change. Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition is a textbook…

    Hardback – 2016-07-12 
    CRC Press

  • The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 17

    Edited by Lodewijk C Palm

    The contents of the letters published here, again show the great range of subjects that occupied Van Leeuwenhoek: from sugar candy, the shape and crystal structure of diamonds, the dissolution of silver crystals in aqua fortis to gold dust from Guinea dissolved in aqua regia and the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-01 
    CRC Press

  • Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment

    Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior

    Edited by Denis Vieira de Andrade, Catherine R. Bevier, José Eduardo de Carvalho

    Despite their diversity, amphibians and reptiles share many physiological traits, such as their dependence on external heat sources for body temperature regulation, that are of pivotal importance to their ability to cope with the environment. Considerable variation in physiological capabilities…

    Hardback – 2016-06-17 
    CRC Press

  • Phylogenetic Systematics

    Haeckel to Hennig

    By Olivier Rieppel

    Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig traces the development of phylogenetic systematics against the foil of idealistic morphology through 100 years of German biology. It starts with the iconic Ernst Haeckel—the German Darwin from Jena—and the evolutionary morphology he developed. It ends…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15 
    CRC Press
    Species and Systematics

  • Applied Natural Science

    Environmental Issues and Global Perspectives

    By Mark D. Goldfein, Alexey V. Ivanov

    Applied Natural Science: Environmental Issues and Global Perspectives provides the reader with a complete insight into the natural-scientific pattern of the world, covering the most important historical stages of the development of various areas of science, methods of natural-scientific research,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-30 
    Apple Academic Press

  • Edible Insects of the World

    By Jun Mitsuhashi

    The first book on entomophagy written in this manner, Edible Insects of the World is an enumeration of 2,141 species of edible insects. For the reader’s convenience, insect names are arranged much like a dictionary, first by taxonomic group and then by country. In addition to taxonomic and location…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    CRC Press

  • Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascar

    Edited by Ivan R. Scales

    Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, the result of 160 million years of isolation from the African mainland. More than 80% of its species are not found anywhere else on Earth. However, this highly diverse flora and fauna is threatened by habitat loss and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge

  • Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens

    Edited by David A. Haukos, Clint Boal

    Lesser Prairie-Chickens have experienced substantial declines in terms of population and the extent of area that they occupy. While they are an elusive species, making it difficult at times to monitor them, current evidence indicates that they have been persistently decreasing in number since the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • The Vital Science (Routledge Revivals)

    Biology and the Literary Imagination,1860-1900

    By Peter Morton

    In this title, first published in 1984, Peter Morton argues that in late Victorian Britain a group of novelists and essayists quite consciously sought and found ideas in post-Darwinian biology that were susceptible to imaginative transformation. The period between 1860 and 1900 was a time of great…

    Paperback – 2016-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Evolution by Natural Selection

    Confidence, Evidence and the Gap

    By Michaelis Michael

    A persistent argument among evolutionary biologists and philosophers revolves around the nature of natural selection. Evolution by Natural Selection: Confidence, Evidence and the Gap explores this argument by using a theory of persistence as an intentional foil to examine ways in which similar…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09
    CRC Press
    Species and Systematics

  • Avian Cognition

    Exploring the Intelligence, Behavior, and Individuality of Birds

    By Debra S. Herrmann

    Unlike any other book, Avian Cognition thoroughly examines avian intelligence, behavior, and individuality. Preferences, choices, motivation, and habits of species, flocks, and individual birds are discussed and compared. This book investigates who birds are and why they do what they do. Daily,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
    CRC Press

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