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Alfred Russel Wallace Companion
ISBN: HB: 9780226622101, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones
Although Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was one of the most famous scientists in the world at the time of his death at the age of ninety, today he is known to many as a kind of "almost-Darwin", a secondary figure relegated to the footnotes of Darw...
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£45,00
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Good Enough The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society
ISBN: HB: 9780674504622, Harvard University Press, June 2019
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 13 colour photos, 18 colour illus., 1 table
Why is the genome of a salamander forty times larger than that of a human? Why does the avocado tree produce a million flowers and only a hundred fruits? Why, in short, is there so much waste in nature? In this lively and wide-ranging meditation on t...
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£20,00
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Collecting Experiments Making Big Data Biology
ISBN: PB: 9780226635040, ISBN: HB: 9780226634999, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
392 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 35 halftones
Databases have revolutionized nearly every aspect of our lives. Information of all sorts is being collected on a massive scale, from Google to Facebook and well beyond, to produce new knowledge. But as the amount of information in databases explodes,...
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£34,00
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£102,00
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Nature's Giants The Biology and Evolution of the World's Largest Lifeforms
ISBN: HB: 9780300239881, Yale University Press, April 2019
224 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 350 colour illus.
The colossal plants and animals of our world – dinosaurs, whales, and even trees – are a source of unending fascination, and their sheer scale can be truly impressive. Size is integral to the way that organisms experience the world: a puddle that a h...
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£25,00
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Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose Natural History in Early America
ISBN: PB: 9780226639109, University of Chicago Press, April 2019
184 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 25 halftones
In the years after the Revolutionary War, the fledgling republic of America was viewed by many Europeans as a degenerate backwater, populated by subspecies weak and feeble. Chief among these naysayers was the French Count and world-renowned naturalis...
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£14,00
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Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN: PB: 9781789140859, Reaktion Books, March 2019
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Sometimes referred to as the "Father of Biogeography", Alfred Russel Wallace is known as the co-founder of the theory of evolution, and was well-versed in zoology, botany, anthropology, politics, astronomy and psychology. Although notorious for his u...
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£11,99
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Principles of Animal Behavior (4th Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780226448381, University of Chicago Press, March 2019
576 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 529 colour plates, 31 halftones, 3 line drawings
Since the last edition of this definitive textbook was published in 2013, much has happened in the field of animal behavior. In this fourth edition, Lee Alan Dugatkin draws on cutting-edge new work not only to update and expand on the studies present...
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£75,00
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Becoming Human A Theory of Ontogeny
ISBN: HB: 9780674980853, Harvard University Press, December 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 illus., 1 table
A radical reconsideration of how we develop the qualities that make us human, based on decades of cutting-edge experimental work by the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Virtually all theories of how humans h...
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£25,95
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Critical Terms for Animal Studies
ISBN: PB: 9780226355429, ISBN: HB: 9780226355399, University of Chicago Press, November 2018
448 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 figure, 1 table
Animal Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field devoted to examining, understanding, and critically evaluating the complex relationships between humans and other animals. Scholarship in Animal Studies draws on a variety of methodologies t...
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£25,00
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£73,00
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Where Are We Heading? The Evolution of Humans and Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300204094, Yale University Press, October 2018
200 pp., 21x14 cm, 20 black&white illus.
In this engaging exploration, archaeologist Ian Hodder departs from the two prevailing modes of thought about human evolution: the older idea of constant advancement toward a civilized ideal and the newer one of a directionless process of natural sel...
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