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What are Species?

1st Edition

Brent D. Mishler
September 15, 2018

This book is an extended argument for abandoning the various single concepts and the "species" rank. The author proposes that the rank of "species" be replaced by a pluralistic view. In such taxonomy, the smallest identifiable lineages would be used within various divergent phylogenies in a context...

Essential Experimental Evolution

1st Edition

Frank Rosenzweig, Gavin Sherlock
September 15, 2018

Experiments using microbes are the best way to make sense of evolution in real time. This edited book highlights the experimental approach, using Viruses, Bacteria, “lower” Eukaryotes and digital organisms. The contributors illustrate the ways this approach is revolutionizing our understanding of...

South Asian Mammals: An updated Checklist and Their Scientific Names

1st Edition

Chelmala Srinivasulu
September 08, 2018

This book is an up-to-date comprehensive resource on the names (scientific, English and vernacular) of the mammals of South Asia. This work is first of its kind that deals with explanation of names of mammals at the species and subspecies level....

Flies, Phylogeny and Islands: Evolution and Diversity of Hawaiian Drosophilia

1st Edition

Patrick O'Grady
August 15, 2018

Hawaiian Drosophila has become a well-known model system in modern biology. This book brings together all the historical information on Hawaiian Drosophilidae in a single reference with a useful summary of where Hawaiian Drosophila research resides and how work on this impressive radiation has...

The Evolutionary, Structural and Functional Biology of the Avian Respiratory System

1st Edition

John N. Maina
August 15, 2018

Published in collaboration with and on behalf of the American Ornithological Society, this volume in the highly-regarded Studies in Avian Biology series will broadly examine and synthesize aspects of the evolution, development, structure and function of the avian respiratory system and the lung-air...

Evolutionary Biogeography of the Andean Region

1st Edition

Juan J. Morrone
August 01, 2018

This book presents a regionalization of the Andean region, based on an evolutionary biogeographic approach. Aimed at anyone wishing to understand biogeographic patterns of distribution of Andean plants and animals, the book provides a comprehensive treatment of three subregions, one transition zone...

A Probabilistic Model of the Genotype/Phenotype Relationship: Does Life Play the Dice?

1st Edition

Jean-Pierre Hugot
July 24, 2018

A Probabilistic Model of the Genotype/Phenotype Relationship provides a new hypothesis on the relationship between genotype and phenotype. The main idea of the book is that this relationship is probabilistic, in other words, the genotype does not fully explain the phenotype. This idea is developed...

Cell Biology, Development and Morphogenesis

1st Edition

Andrew Dudley
July 15, 2018

This book presents the key problems in morphogenesis from a cell biological perspective. Each key problem is addressed in multiple chapters with each chapter providing a balanced, interdisciplinary perspective. Topics covered include the interplay between genetics, microenvironment and physical...

Variability and Phylogeny

1st Edition

Gabriel S. Bever
July 15, 2018

A core concept of evolutionary theory is Darwin’s prediction that the origin of derived phenotypes are accompanied by periods of increased variability. These "Zones of Variability" are transient in time and tree space. The book will establish an Extended Model of Variability by exploring how...

Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors

1st Edition

Ralph D. Hermansen
June 29, 2018

Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors covers the evolution of man from tree-dwelling ape to Homo sapiens as he is today. Using easy-to-read language, the author takes complex, jargon-filled material and extracts the essence of the topic and coveys it in...

Cells in Evolutionary Biology: Translating Genotypes into Phenotypes - Past, Present, Future

1st Edition

Brian K. Hall, Sally A. Moody
June 12, 2018

This book is the first in a projected series on Evolutionary Cell Biology, the intent of which is to demonstrate the essential role of cellular mechanisms in transforming the genotype into the phenotype by transforming gene activity into evolutionary change in morphology. This book —Cells in...

West Southwest: Vertebrate Life in Southern California

1st Edition

Gregory K. Pregill
June 01, 2018

West Southwest: Vertebrate Life in Southern California celebrates an amazingly diverse fauna with description, evolutionary background, geographic insight, and ecological detail. Southern California is a vast region of very different habitats – all with an abundance of unique species of plants and...

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