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  • 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 – 2017-01-09 
    CRC Press

  • Phylogenomic Data Acquisition

    Principles and Practice

    By W. Bryan Jennings

    Phylogenomics is a rapidly growing field of study concerned with using genome-wide data—usually in the form of DNA sequence loci—to infer the evolution of genes, genomes, and the Tree of Life. Accordingly, this discipline connects many areas in biology including molecular and genomic evolution,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    CRC Press

  • California's Amazing Geology

    By Donald R. Prothero

    California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States. It is the only state with all three types of plate boundaries, an extraordinary history of earthquakes and volcanoes, and it has many rocks and minerals found nowhere else. The Golden State includes both the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    CRC Press

  • Assumptions Inhibiting Progress in Comparative Biology

    Edited by Brian I. Crother, Lynne R. Parenti

    This book is a thought-provoking assessment of assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology. The volume is inspired by a list generated years earlier by Donn Rosen, one of the most influential, innovative and productive comparative biologists of the latter 20th century. His list has…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    CRC Press

  • Forgotten Agricultural Heritage

    Reconnecting food systems and sustainable development

    By Parviz Koohafkan, Miguel A. Altieri

    Contemporary agriculture is often criticized for its industrial scale, adverse effects on nutrition, rural employment and the environment, and its disconnectedness from nature and culture. Yet there are many examples of traditional smaller scale systems that have survived the test of time and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Golden-winged Warbler Ecology, Conservation, and Habitat Management

    Edited by Henry M. Streby, David E. Andersen, David Buehler

    Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) are migratory songbirds that breed in temperate North America, primarily in the Great Lakes region with remnant populations throughout the Appalachian Mountains, and winter in Central and northern South America. Their breeding range has contracted…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24 
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • 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 – 2016-10-20
    CRC Press

  • The Walking Larder

    Patterns of Domestication, Pastoralism, and Predation

    Edited by Juliet Clutton-Brock

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Palaeogeography and Palaeobiogeography: Biodiversity in Space and Time

    Edited by Paul Upchurch, Alistair J. McGowan, Claire S.C. Slater

    Biogeography represents one of the most complex and challenging aspects of macroevolutionary research, requiring input from both the earth and life sciences. Palaeogeographic reconstruction is frequently carried out by researchers with backgrounds in geology and palaeontology, who are less likely…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12
    CRC Press
    Systematics Association Special Volumes

  • Ants of Florida

    Identification and Natural History

    By Mark Deyrup

    Ants are familiar to every naturalist, ecologist, entomologist, and pest control operator. The identification of the 233 species of Florida ants is technically difficult, and information on Florida ants is dispersed among hundreds of technical journal articles. This book uses detailed and beautiful…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
    CRC Press

  • Principles of Evolution

    Systems, Species, and the History of Life

    By Jonathan Bard

    Principles of Evolution considers evolution in the context of systems biology, a contemporary approach for handling biological complexity. Evolution needs this systems perspective for three reasons. First, most activity in living organisms is driven by complex networks of proteins and this has…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
    Garland Science

  • Biogeography and Evolution in New Zealand

    By Michael Heads

    Biogeography and Evolution in New Zealand provides the first in-depth treatment of the biogeography of New Zealand, a region that has been a place of long-enduring interest to ecologists, evolutionary scientists, geographers, geologists, and scientists in related disciplines. It serves as a key…

    Hardback – 2016-09-13
    CRC Press
    CRC Biogeography Series

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