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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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£25,00
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Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation
ISBN: PB: 9780674984165, Harvard University Press, September 2018
256 pp., 25.4x17.1 cm, 101 colour illus., 197 halftones, 89 maps, 14 tables
Based on years of field work and the examination of thousands of museum specimens, "The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras" is the final installment of a series of volumes by James R. McCranie documenting the amphibians and reptiles of Hond...
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£32,00
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Universe in Creation A New Understanding of the Big Bang and the Emergence of Life
ISBN: HB: 9780674976078, Harvard University Press, May 2018
288 pp., 20.9x13.4 cm, 17 halftones, 4 line illus.
We know the universe has a history, but does it also have a story of self-creation to tell? Yes, in Roy R. Gould's account. He offers a compelling narrative of how the universe – with no instruction other than its own laws – evolved into billions of...
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£17,00
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New Chimpanzee A Twenty-First-Century Portrait of Our Closest Kin
ISBN: HB: 9780674977112, Harvard University Press, March 2018
260 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 map, 8 graphs, 6 tables
Recent discoveries about wild chimpanzees have dramatically reshaped our understanding of these great apes and their kinship with humans. We now know that chimpanzees not only have genomes similar to our own but also plot political coups, wage wars o...
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First in Fly Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery
ISBN: HB: 9780674971011, Harvard University Press, March 2018
270 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 22 line illus., 1 table
A single species of fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has been the subject of scientific research for more than one hundred years. Why does this tiny insect merit such intense scrutiny? Drosophila's importance as a research organism began with its short...
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Chimpanzees and Human Evolution
ISBN: HB: 9780674967953, Harvard University Press, November 2017
794 pp., 23.5x16.2 cm, 41 halftones, 31 graphs, 27 tables
Knowledge of chimpanzees in the wild has expanded dramatically in recent years. This comprehensive volume, edited by Martin Muller, Richard Wrangham, and David Pilbeam, brings together scientists who are leading a revolution to discover and explain w...
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£39,00
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Viruses Agents of Evolutionary Invention
ISBN: HB: 9780674972087, Harvard University Press, June 2017
356 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on Earth, and arguably the most successful. They are not technically alive, but – as infectious vehicles of genetic information – they have a remarkable capacity to invade, replicate, and evolve withi...
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£35,00
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How the Vertebrate Brain Regulates Behavior Direct from the Lab
ISBN: HB: 9780674660311, Harvard University Press, May 2017
272 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 28 line illus.
Throughout his remarkable career, Donald Pfaff has demonstrated that by choosing problems and methods with care, biologists can study the molecular mechanisms of brains more complex than those of fruit flies, snails, roundworms, and other invertebrat...
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Invaders How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction
ISBN: PB: 9780674975415, Harvard University Press, May 2017
288 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 19 halftones, 4 line illus., 2 tables
With their large brains, sturdy physique, sophisticated tools, and hunting skills, Neanderthals are the closest known relatives to humans. Approximately 200,000 years ago, as modern humans began to radiate out from their evolutionary birthplace in Af...
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Kin How We Came to Know Our Microbe Relatives
ISBN: HB: 9780674660403, Harvard University Press, May 2017
304 pp., 21x14 cm, 7 halftones, 6 line illus.
Since Darwin, people have speculated about the evolutionary relationships among dissimilar species, including our connections to the diverse life forms known as microbes. In the 1970s biologists discovered a way to establish these kinships. This new...
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£21,00
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