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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

Product Description: A list of the attributes that define a mammal is a ragbag of things--fur, live birth, three bones in the middle ear, a brain whose two halves are robustly joined together . . . But this curious collection of features contains the roots of all the biology that makes humans what we are: monkeys with massive brains who parent extensively, enjoy sports, and think lots...read more

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9781472922892 | Bloomsbury Sigma, January 16, 2018, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A list of the attributes that define a mammal is a ragbag of things--fur, live birth, three bones in the middle ear, a brain whose two halves are robustly joined together .

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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?

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Product Description: The last few decades have seen an unprecedented surge of empirical and philosophical research into the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens, the origins of the mind/brain, and human culture. This research and its popular interpretations have sparked heated debates about the nature of human beings and how knowledge about humans from the sciences and humanities should be properly understood...read more
By Aku Visala (editor)

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9780268101145 | Univ of Notre Dame Pr, January 15, 2017, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The last few decades have seen an unprecedented surge of empirical and philosophical research into the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens, the origins of the mind/brain, and human culture.

By Shigeru Kuratani (editor)

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

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Product Description: Owing to their importance as primary producers of energy and nutrition, algae and cyanobacteria are found as symbiotic partners across diverse lineages of prokaryotic and eukaryotic kingdoms. Algal and Cyanobacteria Symbioses presents a compilation of recent, updated research in fields of diverse symbioses, including in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats...read more
By Lucia Muggia (editor)

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9781786340573 | World Scientific Pub Co Inc, December 31, 2016, cover price $138.00 | About this edition: Owing to their importance as primary producers of energy and nutrition, algae and cyanobacteria are found as symbiotic partners across diverse lineages of prokaryotic and eukaryotic kingdoms.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781498707916 | CRC Pr I Llc, December 22, 2016, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States.

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Product Description: Humans possess the most expressive faces in the animal kingdom. Adam Wilkins presents evidence ranging from the fossil record to recent findings of genetics, molecular biology, and developmental biology to reconstruct the fascinating story of how the human face evolved...read more
By Sarah Kennedy (illustrator)

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9780674725522 | Belknap Pr, January 2, 2017, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Humans possess the most expressive faces in the animal kingdom.

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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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Product Description: The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life’s biggest mystery: How did it begin?In this essential and illuminating history of Western science, Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II seek to answer the most crucial question in science: How did life begin? They trace the trials and triumphs of the iconoclastic scientists who have sought to solve the mystery, from Darwin’s theory of evolution to Crick and Watson’s unveiling of DNA...read more

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9780393353198 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, December 6, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life’s biggest mystery: How did it begin?

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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: “We are the primary drivers of change. We will directly and indirectly determine what lives, what dies, where, and when. We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands.”Why are rates of conditions like autism, asthma, obesity, and allergies exploding at an unprecedented pace? Why are humans living longer, getting smarter, and having far fewer kids? How might your lifestyle affect your unborn children and grandchildren? How will gene-editing technologies like CRISPR steer the course of human evolution? If Darwin were alive today, how would he explain this new world? Could our progeny eventually become a different species—or several?In Evolving Ourselves, futurist Juan Enriquez and scientist Steve Gullans conduct a sweeping tour of how humans are changing the course of evolution—sometimes intentionally, sometimes not...read more

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9781617230202 | Current, March 10, 2015, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: “We are the primary drivers of change.

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Product Description: An eye-opening, mind-bending exploration of how mankind is reshaping its genetic future, based on the viral TED Talk series “Will Our Kids Be a Different Species?” and “The Next Species of Human.”Are you willing to engineer the DNA of your unborn children and grand-children to be healthier? Better looking? More intelligent? Why are rates of autism, asthma, and allergies exploding at an unprecedented pace? Why are humans living longer and having far fewer kids?Futurist Juan Enriquez and scientist Steve Gullans conduct a sweeping tour of how humans are changing the course of evolution for all species—sometimes intentionally, sometimes not...read more

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9780143108344 | Reprint edition (Current, November 15, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: An eye-opening, mind-bending exploration of how mankind is reshaping its genetic future, based on the viral TED Talk series “Will Our Kids Be a Different Species?

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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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Product Description: The Selfish Gene is a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. In it Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for the replication of genes...read more

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9780198788782 | 4th edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The Selfish Gene is a classic exposition of evolutionary thought.

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Product Description: Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution. Those with a sympathetic ear often fail to critically examine these creationist claims, leading to an ill-informed public and, perhaps more troubling, ill-advised public policy...read more

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9781634310789 | Pitchstone Llc, November 1, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Religious fundamentalists and biblical literalists present any number of arguments that attempt to disprove evolution.

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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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Product Description: 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...read more
By Charles H. Pence (editor)

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9780226401744 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $125.00 | 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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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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Product Description: Given the rapidly developing area of evolutionary medicine and public health, The Arc of Life examines ways in which research conducted by biological anthropologists can enrich our understanding of variation in human health outcomes...read more
By Donna J. Holmes (editor)

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9781493940363 | Springer Verlag, December 27, 2016, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: Given the rapidly developing area of evolutionary medicine and public health, The Arc of Life examines ways in which research conducted by biological anthropologists can enrich our understanding of variation in human health outcomes.

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