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  • Flies, Phylogeny and Islands

    Evolution and Diversity of Hawaiian Drosophilia

    By Patrick O'Grady

    Hawaiian Drosophila has become a well-known model system in modern biology. This book brings together all the historical information on Hawaiian Drosophilidae in a single reference with a useful summary of where Hawaiian Drosophila research resides and how work on this impressive radiation has…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    CRC Press

  • The Ecology and Conservation of Plovers Charadius

    Edited by Mark A. Colwell, Susan M. Haig

    More than 30 species of plover (genus Charadrius) have provided key insights shaping theory across a wide range of ecological sub-discipline. Many of these species are also threatened because they live where human population is greatest. The editors propose to organize a group of international…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • The Evolutionary, Structural and Functional Biology of the Avian Respiratory System

    Edited by John N. Maina

    The book will broadly examine and synthesize aspects of the evolution, development, structure and function of the avian respiratory system and the lung-air sac system. The following questions will be answered: from where did the avian respiratory system originate?; how did it form?; how is it built…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • Phylogeny and Functional Evolution of Aerobic Bacteria and Mitochondria

    Edited by Mauro Degli Esposti

    Life on earth began with bacteria, which now colonize every corner of the planet. As the ancestors of mitochondria, bacteria are also fundamental for our cells. Most bacteria look alike, but have very different functions. Therefore, knowing the functional profile of bacteria helps understand their…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    CRC Press

  • Evolutionary Biogeography of the Andean Region

    By Juan J. Morrone

    This book presents a regionalization of the Andean region, based on an evolutionary biogeographic approach. Aimed at anyone wishing to understand biogeographic patterns of distribution of Andean plants and animals, the book provides a comprehensive treatment of three subregions, one transition zone…

    Hardback – 2018-07-20 
    CRC Press
    CRC Biogeography Series

  • Cell Biology, Development and Morphogenesis

    Edited by Andrew Dudley

    This book presents the key problems in morphogenesis from a cell biological perspective. Each key problem is addressed in multiple chapters with each chapter providing a balanced, interdisciplinary perspective. Topics covered include the interplay between genetics, microenvironment and physical…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    CRC Press

  • Variability and Phylogeny

    By Gabriel S. Bever

    A core concept of evolutionary theory is Darwin’s prediction that the origin of derived phenotypes are accompanied by periods of increased variability. These "Zones of Variability" are transient in time and tree space. The book will establish an Extended Model of Variability by exploring how…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    CRC Press

  • West Southwest

    Vertebrate Life in the Southern California Environs

    By Gregory K. Pregill

    The book is about the vertebrates of southern California and the plant communities they live in: who arethey, how are they related, where do they live, and how do they survive. It underscores the importance of natural history, and explores important topics not usually in field guides, such as on…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11 
    CRC Press

  • Cells in Evolutionary Biology

    Translating Genotypes into Phenotypes - Past, Present, Future

    Edited by Brian K. Hall, Sally A. Moody

    This book summarizes the ways evolutionary theory has influenced the development of cell biology. Chapters explore Darwin’s use of cells in his theory of evolution. Weismann’s contrarian germ plasm theory will be assessed from several perspectives. The discovery of genes and the rise of genetics,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-07 
    CRC Press
    Evolutionary Cell Biology

  • Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (OPEN ACCESS)

    Trade-offs and Governance

    Edited by Kate Schreckenberg, Georgina Mace, Mahesh Poudyal

    Understanding how to sustain the services that ecosystems provide in support of human wellbeing is an active and growing research area. This book provides a state-of-the-art review of current thinking on the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. In part it showcases the key…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Studies in Ecosystem Services

  • 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 – 2018-05-03 
    CRC Press

  • Muscles of Chordates

    Development, Homologies, and Evolution

    By Rui Diogo, Janine M. Ziermann, Julia Molnar, Natalia Siomava, Virginia Abdala

    Chordates comprise all vertebrates plus a variety of unfamilar, distantly related and crucially important lineages (sea squirts, acorn worms, others). This book will be the first volume to synthesize and summarize what is known of the organization, development, homology and evolution of the muscles…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27 
    CRC Press

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