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Epigenetic Processes and Evolution of Life

1st Edition

Jana Švorcová, Anton Markoš
January 02, 2019

The book covers the possible story of emergence of life and its subsequent evolution, emphasizing the necessary evolutionary step negotiation of a common "language set" which kept all inhabitants in the biosphere together, ensuring a basic level of understanding among them. The book focuses on "...

Life in Deep Time: Darwin’s “Missing” Fossil Record

1st Edition

J. William Schopf
November 21, 2018

When Darwin wrote his Origin of Species, one of his main concerns was with the perceived shortness of the fossil record of life. Until the work of J. William Schopf and his colleagues, much of this history was thought to be unknowable. This book, through a memoire of Schopf’s personal recollections...

Phylogeny and Evolution of Bacteria and Mitochondria

1st Edition

Mauro Degli Esposti
November 07, 2018

Life on earth began with bacteria, which now colonize every corner of the planet. As the ancestors of mitochondria, bacteria are also fundamental for our cells. Most bacteria look alike, but have very different functions. Therefore, knowing the functional profile of bacteria helps understand their...

What Species Mean: A User's Guide to the Units of Biodiversity

1st Edition

Julia D. Sigwart
October 17, 2018

Everyone uses species. All human cultures, whether using science or not, name species. Species are the basic units for science, from ecosystems to model organisms. Yet, there are communication gaps between the scientists who name species, called taxonomists or systematists, and those who use...

Cretaceous Fossils of South-Central Africa: An Illustrated Guide

1st Edition

Michael Robert Cooper
September 25, 2018

This book serves as an introduction to the Cretaceous geology and palaeontology of south-central Africa, covering the whole of Southern and Eastern Africa and Angola. Fifty two plates illustrate almost 1000 species and provide a field guide to the macrofossils of the subcontinent. The book will be...

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....

Evolutionary Biogeography of the Andean Region

1st Edition

Juan J. Morrone
August 01, 2018

Key features: The first reference book to provide a comprehensive treatment of the biogreography of the Andean region Includes lists of the synonyms for each area and examples of the plant and animal taxa characterizing them. An extensive reference section serves as an entry point for more...

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...

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...

Muscles of Chordates: Development, Homologies, and Evolution

1st Edition

Rui Diogo, Janine M. Ziermann, Julia Molnar, Natalia Siomava, Virginia Abdala
April 18, 2018

Chordates comprise lampreys, hagfishes, jawed fishes, and tetrapods, plus a variety of more unfamiliar and crucially important non-vertebrate animal lineages, such as lancelets and sea squirts. This will be the first book to synthesize, summarize, and provide high-quality illustrations to show what...

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