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By Gerd Muller (editor)

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9783319329772 | Springer Verlag, September 14, 2018, cover price $729.00
9783319329789 | Har/psc edition (Springer Verlag, September 14, 2018), cover price $929.00

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Product Description: Humans are mammals. Most of us appreciate that at some level. But what does it mean for us to have more in common with a horse and an elephant than we do with a parrot, snake or frog? After a misdirected football left new father Liam Drew clutching a uniquely mammalian part of his anatomy, he decided to find out more...read more

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9781472922892 | Bloomsbury Sigma, January 16, 2018, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Humans are mammals.

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Product Description: When it comes to family matters, do humans know best? Leading animal behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Verdolin argues otherwise in this eye-opening book. Welcome to the wild world of raising a family in the animal kingdom . . . sometimes shocking, often ingenious! Every species can surprise us: Chimps have a knack for minimizing temper tantrums, and owl chicks have a remarkable gift for sharing...read more

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9781615193448 | Experiment Llc, February 7, 2017, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: When it comes to family matters, do humans know best?

By Shigeru Kuratani (editor)

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9784431897323 | Springer Verlag, August 6, 2016, cover price $189.00

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By Lucia Muggia (editor)

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9781786340573 | World Scientific Pub Co Inc, December 31, 2016, cover price $138.00

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Product Description: The universality of musical tones has long fascinated philosophers, scientists, musicians, and ordinary listeners. Why do human beings worldwide find some tone combinations consonant and others dissonant? Why do we make music using only a small number of scales out of the billions that are possible? Why do differently organized scales elicit different emotions? Why are there so few notes in scales? In Music as Biology, Dale Purves argues that biology offers answers to these and other questions on which conventional music theory is silent...read more

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9780674545151 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The universality of musical tones has long fascinated philosophers, scientists, musicians, and ordinary listeners.

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9780226411019 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 5, 2016, cover price $45.00

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Product Description: From a small island in the Baltic Sea to the large tropical islands of Borneo and Madagascar, Messages from Islands is a global tour of these natural, water-bound laboratories. In this career-spanning work, Ilkka Hanski draws upon the many islands on which he performed fieldwork to convey key themes in ecology...read more

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9780226406305 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 5, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: From a small island in the Baltic Sea to the large tropical islands of Borneo and Madagascar, Messages from Islands is a global tour of these natural, water-bound laboratories.

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9780226406442 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, December 5, 2016), cover price $32.50 | About this edition: From a small island in the Baltic Sea to the large tropical islands of Borneo and Madagascar, Messages from Islands is a global tour of these natural, water-bound laboratories.

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Product Description: In recent years, scientists have realized that evolution can occur on timescales much shorter than the "long lapse of ages" emphasized by Darwin―in fact, evolutionary change is occurring all around us all the time. This book provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to eco-evolutionary dynamics, a cutting-edge new field that seeks to unify evolution and ecology into a common conceptual framework focusing on rapid and dynamic environmental and evolutionary change...read more

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9780691145433 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: In recent years, scientists have realized that evolution can occur on timescales much shorter than the "long lapse of ages" emphasized by Darwin―in fact, evolutionary change is occurring all around us all the time.

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Product Description: “A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history.” ―Sean B. Carroll Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians...read more

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9780393292695 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 15, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: “A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history.

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Product Description: The story of human evolution has fascinated us like no other: we seem to have an insatiable curiosity about who we are and where we have come from. Yet studying the "stones and bones" skirts around what is perhaps the realest, and most relatable, story of human evolution - the social and cognitive changes that gave rise to modern humans...read more

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9780190616786 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The story of human evolution has fascinated us like no other: we seem to have an insatiable curiosity about who we are and where we have come from.

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9780198788782 | 4th edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $34.95

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Product Description: In his Descent of Man , Charles Darwin placed sympathy at the crux of morality in a civilized human society. His idea buttressed the belief that white, upper-class, educated men deserved their sense of superiority by virtue of good breeding...read more

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9780252040580 | Univ of Illinois Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: In his Descent of Man , Charles Darwin placed sympathy at the crux of morality in a civilized human society.

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9780252082054 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In his Descent of Man , Charles Darwin placed sympathy at the crux of morality in a civilized human society.

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Humans, however much we would care to think otherwise, do not represent the fated pinnacle of ape evolution. The diversity of life, from single-celled organisms to multicellular animals and plants, is the result of a long, complex, and highly chancy history. But how profoundly has chance shaped life on earth? And what, precisely, do we mean by chance? Bringing together biologists, philosophers of science, and historians of science, Chance in Evolution is the first book to untangle the far-reaching effects of chance, contingency, and randomness on the evolution of life. The book begins by placing chance in historical context, starting with the ancients and moving through Darwin and his contemporaries, documenting how the understanding of chance changed as Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection developed into the modern synthesis, and how the acceptance of chance in Darwinian theory affected theological resistance to it. Subsequent chapters detail the role of chance in contemporary evolutionary theory—in particular, in connection with the concepts of genetic drift, mutation, and parallel evolution—as well as recent empirical work in the experimental evolution of microbes and in paleobiology. By engaging in collaboration across biology, history, philosophy, and theology, this book offers a comprehensive and synthetic overview both of the history of chance in evolution and of our current best understanding of the impact of chance on life on earth.
By Charles H. Pence (editor)

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9780226401744 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $125.00

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9780226401881 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2016), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Humans, however much we would care to think otherwise, do not represent the fated pinnacle of ape evolution.

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Product Description: In the mid-twentieth century, American plant breeders, frustrated by their dependence on natural variation in creating new crops and flowers, eagerly sought technologies that could extend human control over nature. Their search led them to celebrate a series of strange tools: an x-ray beam directed at dormant seeds, a drop of chromosome-altering colchicine on a flower bud, and a piece of radioactive cobalt in a field of growing crops...read more

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9780226390086 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In the mid-twentieth century, American plant breeders, frustrated by their dependence on natural variation in creating new crops and flowers, eagerly sought technologies that could extend human control over nature.

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Product Description: This volume provides insight into gibbon diet and community ecology, the mating system and reproduction, and conservation biology, all topics which represent areas of substantial progress in understanding socio-ecological flexibility and conservation needs of the hylobatid family...read more
By Claudia Barelli (editor)

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9781493956128 | Springer Verlag, September 22, 2016, cover price $179.00 | About this edition: This volume provides insight into gibbon diet and community ecology, the mating system and reproduction, and conservation biology, all topics which represent areas of substantial progress in understanding socio-ecological flexibility and conservation needs of the hylobatid family.

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