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Evolution


Author: Douglas J. Futuyma
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 9781605351155
Category: Science
Page: 656
View: 3820
Douglas Futuyma presents an overview of current thinking on theories of evolution, aimed at an undergraduate audience.

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Evolution


Author: Monroe W. Strickberger
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763738242
Category: Science
Page: 722
View: 4053

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Primate Adaptation and Evolution


Author: John G. Fleagle
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123786339
Category: Science
Page: 464
View: 3630
Primate Adaptation and Evolution, Third Edition, is a thorough revision of the text of choice for courses in primate evolution. The book retains its grounding in the extant primate groups as the best way to understand the fossil trail and the evolution of these modern forms. However, this coverage is now streamlined, making reference to the many new and excellent books on living primate ecology and adaptation - a field that has burgeoned since the first edition of Primate Adaptation and Evolution. By drawing out the key features of the extant families and referring to more detailed texts, the author sets the scene and also creates space for a thorough updating of the exciting developments in primate palaeontology - and the reconstruction through early hominid species - of our own human origins. This updated version covers recent developments in primate paleontology and the latest taxonomy, and includes over 200 new illustrations and revised evolutionary trees. This text is ideal for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying the evolution and functional ecology of primates and early fossil hominids. Long-awaited revision of the standard student text on primate evolution Full coverage of newly discovered fossils and the latest taxonomy Over 200 new illustrations and revised evolutionary trees

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The Collapse of Evolution


Author: Scott M. Huse
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 158558598X
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 8327
One of the most successful books on the flaws in evolutionary theory. The third edition includes two new chapters on astronomy and archaeology.

Understanding Biology Through Evolution - Fourth Edition


Author: Bruce D. Olsen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557095395
Category:
Page: 267
View: 9744
This is the fourth edition of a clear, effective study guide written by Mr. Olsen to help students in an introductory-level college biology course master the fundamentals ' and get the best possible grade. Written especially for non-majors, the concise explanations of core biology concepts are accompanied throughout with helpful illustrations and tables. The author's objective is to illustrate how the concept of evolution is the key to understanding the major sub-disciplines of biology, including genetics, ecology, biodiversity, botany, and zoology.

    • Nature

Animal Behavior Desk Reference

A Dictionary of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, Third Edition
Author: Edward M. Barrows
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439836515
Category: Nature
Page: 800
View: 1001
"Words are our tools, and, as a minimum, we should use clean tools. We should know what we mean and what we do not, and we must forearm ourselves against the traps that language sets us." -- The Need for Precise Terminology, Austin (1957, 7–8) It follows that, for effective and efficient communication, people should have, or at least understand, the same precise terminology. Such terminology is crucial for the advancement of basic, theoretical, and applied science, yet too often there is ambiguity between scientific and common definitions and even discrepancies in the scientific literature. Providing a common ground and platform for precise scientific communication in animal behavior, ecology, evolution, and related branches of biology, Animal Behavior Desk Reference, A Dictionary of Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, Third Edition contains more than 800 new terms and definitions, 48 new figures, and thousands of additions and improvements. Using a dictionary format to present definitions in a standard, easily accessible manner, the book’s main body emphasizes conceptual terms, rather than anatomical parts or taxonomic terms, and focuses on nouns, rather than verbs or adjectives. Term hierarchies are handled with bulleted entries and terms with multiple definitions are included as superscripted entries. All sources are cited and most are paraphrased to conform to uniform style and length. The dictionary also includes nontechnical and obsolete terms, synonyms, pronunciations, and notes and comments, as well as etymologies, term originators, and related facts. Appendices address organism names, organizations, and databases. Devoted to the precise and correct use of scientific language, this third edition of a bestselling standard enables students and scientists alike to communicate their findings and promote the efficient advancement of science.

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Evolution


Author: Mark Ridley
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1444309234
Category: Science
Page: 792
View: 2569
Mark Ridley's Evolution has become the premier undergraduate text in the study of evolution. Readable and stimulating, yet well-balanced and in-depth, this text tells the story of evolution, from the history of the study to the most revent developments in evolutionary theory. The third edition of this successful textbook features updates and extensive new coverage. The sections on adaptation and diversity have been reorganized for improved clarity and flow, and a completely updated section on the evolution of sex and the inclusion of more plant examples have all helped to shape this new edition. Evolution also features strong, balanced coverage of population genetics, and scores of new applied plant and animal examples make this edition even more accessible and engaging. Dedicated website – provides an interactive experience of the book, with illustrations downloadable to PowerPoint, and a full supplemental package complementing the book – www.blackwellpublishing.com/ridley. Margin icons – indicate where there is relevant information included in the dedicated website. Two new chapters – one on evolutionary genomics and one on evolution and development bring state-of-the-art information to the coverage of evolutionary study. Two kinds of boxes – one featuring practical applications and the other related information, supply added depth without interrupting the flow of the text. Margin comments – paraphrase and highlight key concepts. Study and review questions – help students review their understanding at the end of each chapter, while new challenge questions prompt students to synthesize the chapter concepts to reinforce the learning at a deeper level.

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Plate Tectonics & Crustal Evolution


Author: Kent C. Condie
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483100146
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 1326
Plate Tectonics & Crustal Evolution, Second Edition covers the role of plate tectonics in the geologic past in light of existing geologic evidence, and examples of plate reconstructions. The book discusses the important physical and chemical properties of the crust and upper mantle in terms of models for crustal origin and evolution. The text also describes sea-floor spreading; magma associations; plate tectonics and continental drift. The phanerozoic orogenic systems and the precambrian crustal development are also tackled. The book will be invaluable to students in the earth sciences and to various specialists in the geological sciences.

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Marine Mammals

Evolutionary Biology
Author: Annalisa Berta,James L. Sumich,Kit M. Kovacs
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123972574
Category: Science
Page: 738
View: 9259
Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps. Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology Features chapter summaries, further readings, an appendix, glossary and an extensive bibliography Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps

    • Psychology

Understanding Behaviorism

Behavior, Culture, and Evolution
Author: William M. Baum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119143667
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
View: 2536
Understanding Behaviorism is a classic textbook that explains the basis of behavior analysis and its application to human problems in a scholarly but accessible manner. Now in its third edition, the text has been substantially updated to include the latest developments over the last decade in behaviour analysis, evolutionary theory, and cultural evolution theory The only book available that explains behavior analysis and applies it to philosophical and practical problems, written by one of today’s best-known and most highly respected behaviorists Explores ancient concepts such as purpose, language, knowledge, and thought, as well as applying behavioural thinking to contemporary social issues like freedom, democracy, and culture Part of the new evolutionary perspective for understanding individual behavior in general and culture in particular – culminates with practical approaches to improving the lives of all humanity

    • Technology & Engineering

The Overview Effect

Space Exploration and Human Evolution
Author: Frank White
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 9781563472602
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 314
View: 8699
Using interviews with and writings by 30 astronauts and cosmonauts, Frank White shows how experiences such as circling the Earth every 90 minutes and viewing it from the moon have profoundly affected our space travelers perceptions of themselves, their world, and the future. He shows how the rest of us, who have participated imaginatively in these great adventures, have also been affected psychologically by them. He provides a powerful rationale for space exploration and settlement, describing them as the inevitable next steps in the evolution of human society and human consciousness, as the activities most likely to bring a new perspective to the problems of life on Earth. White goes on to consider the possible consequences of a human presence in space, both for the pioneers who settle there and for those who remain on Earth. He imagines how having a permanent perspective from outer space will affect our politics, our religion, our social relations, our psychology, our economics, and our hard sciences. He confronts the possibility of rebellion by a space colony and of contact with extraterrestrial beings. And, finally, he makes it clear that our fate is in our own hands, that we will shape our future in space effectively only by fashioning a new human space program, free of excessive nationalism and dedicated to the peaceful exploration of the space frontier.

    • Business & Economics

Global Political Economy

Evolution and Dynamics
Author: Robert O'Brien,Marc Williams
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1137287373
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
View: 1554
The fourth edition of this popular and successful text has been systematically revised and updated to incorporate analysis of the financial crisis and the changing global order. Now in a larger format with a new two-colour text design, the book includes additional boxed exhibits and end-of-chapter further reading. Williams, Uni NSW.

    • Business & Economics

The Theoretical Evolution of International Political Economy, Third Edition

A Reader
Author: Darel Paul,Abla Amawi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199862915
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 355
View: 2572
This collection of seminal readings in international political economy charts the historical and theoretical evolution of the field from the seventeenth century to the present day. Bringing together classic works and leading contemporary arguments, this book outlines the development of three schools of IPE thought - Economic Nationalism, Liberalism and Marxism - while also including theoretical perspectives beyond the dominant traditions. The third edition not only retains but increases the number of classic works from the previous editions while also updating the reader with contemporary writings reflecting the most important recent theoretical developments in the field. It also incorporates new theoretical terrains with sections on feminist and Green IPE, as well as a wholly new introduction. Readings include works by Thomas Mun, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Alexander Hamilton, Friedrich List, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, V. I. Lenin, Karl Kautsky, Robert Keohane, Andrew Moravcsik, Robert Wade, Benjamin Cohen, Robert W. Cox, Giovanni Arrighi, Roland Vaubel, Ronald Rogowski, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Marieke de Goede, Ann Tickner, Spike Peterson, Eric Helleiner and Alf Hornborg. Providing many of the most frequently cited IPE references in a single volume, the third edition of The Theoretical Evolution of International Political Economy continues to be an essential resource for students of both international relations and international economics.

    • Business & Economics

Evolution of International Aviation

Phoenix Rising
Author: Professor Dawna L Rhoades
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472420187
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 348
View: 1927
As with the previous two editions, Evolution of International Aviation reviews the historical development of the international aviation system. From this foundation it then provides an updated and expanded account of the current state of the aviation and aerospace industry including profitability, consolidation, and merger activity. New to this edition, the book broadens the coverage of the industry segments - airlines, air cargo, and manufacturing - to include the emerging commercial space sector. Because this book is intended for both the interested amateur and the more serious student, references are provided in the text and at the end of each chapter to allow for further in-depth study. The third edition also adds to each chapter a set of learning objectives and a concluding series of questions for discussion.

    • Law

The Evolution of National Wildlife Law


Author: Michael J. Bean,Melanie J. Rowland,Environmental Defense Fund,World Wildlife Fund (U.S.)
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275959883
Category: Law
Page: 544
View: 6624
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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System


Author: Kent C. Condie
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128037091
Category: Science
Page: 430
View: 6580
Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Third Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth, including subsystems in the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. This third edition includes 30% new material and, for the first time, includes full color images in both the print and electronic versions. Topics in the great events chapters are now included in the beginning of the book, with the addition of a new feature of breakout boxes for each event. The second half of the book now focuses on a better understanding of Earth's history by looking at the interactions of the subsystems over time. The Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, crustal and mantle evolution, the supercontinent cycle, great events in Earth history, and the Earth in comparison to other planets are also covered. Authored by a world leader in tectonics who also authored the two previous editions Presents comprehensive coverage of the Earth's history that is relevant for both students and teachers Includes important section on Comparative Planetary Evolution, not found in other textbooks All illustrations presented throughout both the print and electronic versions in full color

Human Evolution

Processes and Adaptations(Third Edition)
Author: Steven J. C. Gaulin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634873772
Category:
Page: 200
View: 6919
This text develops the theory and methods of the modern evolutionist and applies this tool kit to both describe and explain the biological traits that define our species.

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Strickberger's Evolution


Author: Brian K. Hall,Benedikt Hallgrímsson,Monroe W. Strickberger
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449614841
Category: Science
Page: 644
View: 1570
Now with a new full color design and art program, the Fifth Edition of Strickberger's Evolution is updated with the latest data and updates from the field. The authors took care to carefully modify the chapter order in an effort to provide a more clear and student-friendly presentation of course material. The original scope and theme of this popular text remains, as it continues to present an overview of prevailing evidence and theories about evolution by discussing how the world and its organisms arose and changed over time. New boxed features concentrating on modern and exciting research in the field are included throughout the text. New and Key Features of the Fifth Edition - New Full color design and art program - Maintains the student-friendly engaging writing-style for which it is known - A reorganized chapter order provides a more clear and accessible presentation of course material. - Chapters on the evolution of biodiversity are now found on the text's website. - Access to the companion website is included with every new copy of the text. - New boxed features highlight new and exciting research in the field.