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  • From Aardvarks to Zooxanthellae
    From Aardvarks to Zooxanthellae (English, Paperback) John C. Avise

    Hundreds of animal species provide the cast of characters for these newly composed bio-limericks, arranged into 17 chapters by taxonomic group (such as Birds, Fishes, Insects) or biological subject (such as Ecology, Genetics, and Anthropology).

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  • Phylogeography
    Phylogeography (English, Hardback) John C. Avise

    Phylogeography is a discipline concerned with various relationships between gene genealogies (phylogenetics) and geography. This book aims to capture the field's conceptual and empirical richness, plus the sense of innovation that phylogeographic perspectives have brought to evolutionary studies.

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  • Evolutionary Pathways in Nature
    Evolutionary Pathways in Nature (English, Paperback) John C. Avise

    Uses phylogenetic analyses to understand evolutionary pathways; packed with fascinating examples from across the animal kingdom.

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  • The Hope, Hype, and Reality of Genetic Engineering
    The Hope, Hype, and Reality of Genetic Engineering (English, Hardback) John C. Avise

    An introductory tour into the stranger-than-fiction world of genetic engineering, a scientific realm inhabited by eager researchers intent upon fashioning a prodigious medley of genetically modified (GM) organisms to serve human needs.

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  • The Genetic Gods
    The Genetic Gods (English, Paperback) John C. Avise

    In clear terms, John Avise reviews discoveries in molecular biology, evolutionary genetics, and human genetic engineering, and discusses the relevance of these findings to issues of concern traditionally reserved for mythology, theology and religious faith.

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  • Molecular Markers, Natural History and Evolution
    Molecular Markers, Natural History and Evolution (English, Paperback) John C. Avise

    The first part of the book introduces rationales for the use of molecular markers, provides a history of molecular phylogenetics, and describes a wide variety of laboratory methods and interpretative tools in the field.

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  • Molecular Markers, Natural History and Evolution
    Molecular Markers, Natural History and Evolution (English, Hardback) John C. Avise

    The first part of the book introduces rationales for the use of molecular markers, provides a history of molecular phylogenetics, and describes a wide variety of laboratory methods and interpretative tools in the field.

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  • Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology
    Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology (English, Hardback) Francisco J. Ayala

    In short, Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology provides a captivating history of the foundation and growth of biology's central discipline.

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  • In the Light of Evolution
    In the Light of Evolution (English, Hardback) National Academy of Sciences

    The central goal of the In the Light of Evolution (ILE) series is to promote the evolutionary sciences through colloquia. This title focuses on the field of evolutionary neuroscience that includes an array of different approaches, data types, and species.

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  • In the Light of Evolution
    In the Light of Evolution (English, Hardback) National Academy of Sciences

    Biodiversity--the genetic variety of life--is an exuberant product of the evolutionary past, a vast human-supportive resource (aesthetic, intellectual, and material) of the present, and a rich legacy to cherish and preserve for the future. Two urgent challenges, and opportunities, for 21st-century science are to gain deeper insights into the evolutionary processes that foster biotic diversity, and...

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  • In the Light of Evolution
    In the Light of Evolution (English, Hardback) Arthur M. Sackler, National Academy of Sciences

    Humans possess certain unique mental traits. Self-reflection, as well as ethic and aesthetic values, is among them, constituting an essential part of what we call the human condition. The human mental machinery led our species to have a self-awareness but, at the same time, a sense of justice, willing to punish unfair actions even if the consequences of such outrages harm our own interests. Also,...

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  • In the Light of Evolution
    In the Light of Evolution (Hardback) National Academy of Sciences

    Biodiversity--the genetic variety of life--is an exuberant product of the evolutionary past, a vast human-supportive resource (aesthetic, intellectual, and material) of the present, and a rich legacy to cherish and preserve for the future. Two urgent challenges, and opportunities, for 21st-century science are to gain deeper insights into the evolutionary processes that foster biotic diversity, and...

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  • Sketches of Nature
    Sketches of Nature (English, Hardback) John C. Avise

    Compilation of published summaries of scientific papers from the author's laboratory, with line drawings by Trudy Nicholson.--Preface.

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  • In the Light of Evolution
    In the Light of Evolution (English, Hardback) National Academy of Sciences

    The current extinction crisis is of human making, and any favorable resolution of that biodiversity crisis--among the most dire in the 4-billion-year history of Earth--will have to be initiated by mankind. Little time remains for the public, corporations, and governments to awaken to the magnitude of what is at stake. This book aims to assist that critical educational mission, synthesizing recent...

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  • Inside the Human Genome
    Inside the Human Genome (English, Hardback) John C. Avise

    This panoramic yet penetrating scientific view into the many imperfections of the human genome offers compelling counter-evidence to intelligent design. Why do flaws exist in a world engineered by God? The author extends this age-old question to the most basic aspects of humanity's physical existence, and provides the evolutionary answers.

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  • Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics
    Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics (English, Paperback) John C. Avise

    Offers the conceptual history of evolutionary genetics. This book encapsulates and ranks 70 of the most significant paradigm shifts in evolutionary biology and genetics during the century-and-a-half since Darwin and Mendel.

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  • In the Light of Evolution
    In the Light of Evolution (English, Hardback) National Academy of Sciences

    The Human Condition is a collection of papers by leading evolutionary biologists and philosophers of science that reflect on the Darwinian Revolution as it relates to the human condition at levels ranging from the molecular to the theological. The book focuses on understanding the evolutionary origin of humans and their biological and cultural traits. The Human Condition is organized into three...

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  • The Genetic Gods
    The Genetic Gods (English, Hardback) John C. Avise

    In clear terms, John Avise reviews discoveries in molecular biology, evolutionary genetics, and human genetic engineering, and discusses the relevance of these findings to issues of concern traditionally reserved for mythology, theology and religious faith.

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  • Conservation Genetics
    Conservation Genetics (English, Paperback) John C. Avise, J. L. Hamrick

    This volume explores the relevance of genetics for the conservation of species, communities and ecosystems, emphasizing actual case histories.

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  • Clonality
    Clonality (English, Hardback) John C. Avise

    Approximately 99.9% of vertebrate species reproduce sexually. The exceptional 0.1% reproduce via asexual or clonal means, which vary wildly and are fascinating in their own right. In this book, John C. Avise describes the genetics, ecology, natural history, and evolution of the world's approximately 100 species of vertebrate animal that routinely display one form or another of clonal or...

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