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e-books in Evolutionary Biology category

Book cover: Guts and Brains: An Integrative Approach to the Hominin RecordGuts and Brains: An Integrative Approach to the Hominin Record
by - Leiden University Press ,
The book discusses the relationship between brain size and diet, diet and social organization, and large brains and the human sexual division of labour. This volume provides an entry into understanding the development of our own species.
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Book cover: In the Light of Evolution: Volume VI: Brain and BehaviorIn the Light of Evolution: Volume VI: Brain and Behavior
by - National Academies Press ,
The central goal of the series is to promote the evolutionary sciences through state-of-the-art colloquia. This volume focuses on the field of evolutionary neuroscience that now includes a vast array of different approaches, data types, and species.
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Book cover: Thinking Evolutionarily: Evolution Education Across the Life SciencesThinking Evolutionarily: Evolution Education Across the Life Sciences
by - National Academies Press ,
Evolution is the central unifying theme of biology. Yet today, the topic is often relegated to a few class sessions in introductory biology courses, if covered at all. In recent years, a movement is aimed at radically changing this situation ...
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Book cover: Extinct MonstersExtinct Monsters
by - Chapman & Hall ,
The object of this book is to describe some of the larger and more monstrous forms of the past -- the lost creations of the old world; to clothe their dry bones with flesh, and suggest for them backgrounds indicated by the discoveries of geology.
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Book cover: Evolution and Philosophy: An IntroductionEvolution and Philosophy: An Introduction
by - The TalkOrigins Archive ,
Critics of evolutionary theory very often misunderstand the issues of the philosophy of science. This essay summarises some of the more important recent developments to show that evolution is no worse off philosophically than any other science.
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Book cover: Darwin's Precursors and InfluencesDarwin's Precursors and Influences
by - The TalkOrigins Archive ,
It is sometimes claimed by those who wish to denigrate the achievements of Charles Darwin that he was little more than a 'serial plagiarist'. This essay aims to show that Darwin had influences, but that he was honest in his theoretical development.
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Book cover: Introduction to Evolutionary BiologyIntroduction to Evolutionary Biology
by - The TalkOrigins Archive ,
Evolution unites all the fields of biology under one theoretical umbrella. This book is a brief introduction to evolutionary biology. The author attempts to explain basics of the theory of evolution and correct many of the misconceptions.
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Book cover: Pioneers of Evolution from Thales to HuxleyPioneers of Evolution from Thales to Huxley
by - D. Appleton & co. ,
This book tells the story of the origin of the Evolution idea in Ionia, and, after long arrest, of the revival of that idea in modern times, when its profound and permanent influence on thought and on human relations and conduct, is apparent.
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Book cover: Probing Human OriginsProbing Human Origins
by - American Academy of Arts and Sciences ,
The evolutionary origins of humans involved molecular-genetic, organismal-phenotypic, and social changes that increased adaptability to environmental changes. This volume explores different facets of the complex holistic process of human origins.
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Book cover: Statistical Genetics and Evolution of Quantitative TraitsStatistical Genetics and Evolution of Quantitative Traits
by - arXiv ,
This review provides a simplified exposition of the concept and mathematics of Quasi-Linkage Equilibrium (QLE) which is central to the statistical description of genotypes in sexual populations. We discuss under what circumstances QLE is applicable.
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Book cover: The Genetical Theory of Natural SelectionThe Genetical Theory of Natural Selection
by - At The Clarendon Press ,
Providing a synthesis of Darwinian selection and Mendelian genetics and marking a turning point in the development of evolutionary thought, this work is one of the most frequently cited references in modern evolutionary biology.
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Book cover: Dragons of the air: An account of extinct flying reptilesDragons of the air: An account of extinct flying reptiles
by - D. Appleton & co. ,
The history of life on the earth unfolds no more wonderful discovery among types of animals which have become extinct than the family of fossils known as flying reptiles. Its coming into existence is among the great mysteries of Nature.
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Book cover: The Evolution of AgingThe Evolution of Aging
by - Azinet LLC ,
This book provides a historical review of biological aging theories including underlying evolution and genetics issues and describes exciting recent discoveries and new theories that are causing renewed interest in aging-by-design.
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Book cover: An Illustrated Introduction to the Basic Biological PrinciplesAn Illustrated Introduction to the Basic Biological Principles
by - arXiv ,
The author of this paper proposes that the division of internal evolution into DNA/RNA pattern formation (genotype) and protein functional action (phenotype) resolves a universal conflict between fitness and evolvability.
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Book cover: Crossing Over: The Basics of EvolutionCrossing Over: The Basics of Evolution
by - Human Sciences Research ,
This workbook focuses specifically on assisting educators build their own understanding of genes, the mechanisms of inheritance and selection - the basics of evolution. The book uses diagrams, illustrations, text information and activity sheets.
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Book cover: The Descent of ManThe Descent of Man
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
This landmark work on evolutionary theory marked a turning point in the history of science with its vision of human nature as the product of evolution. Darwin argued that the noblest features of humans were the result of the natural processes.
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Book cover: On the Origin of SpeciesOn the Origin of Species
by - P.F. Collier & son ,
Published amid a firestorm of controversy in 1859, this is a book that changed the world. It offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, and other concepts that form the foundation of evolutionary theory.
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Book cover: The Voyage of the BeagleThe Voyage of the Beagle
by - P.F. Collier & son ,
This readable book is the product of Darwin's amazing journey aboard the Beagle where he made observations that led to his theory of natural selection. The book is a lively and accessible introduction to the mind of this influential thinker.
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