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Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£7.99

Bernard Wood

9780198831747
Paperback
June 2019

Very Short Introductions

The study of human evolution is advancing rapidly. New fossil evidence is adding ever more pieces to the puzzle of our past; the new science of ancient DNA is completely reshaping theories of early human populations and migrations. Bernard Wood traces the field of palaeoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the present.

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Making Eden: How plants transformed a barren planet

£20.00

David Beerling

9780198798309
Hardback
March 2019

Plants are absolutely fundamental to the functioning of life on earth. But how did the earliest plants first emerge from water and conquer the continents? Using the latest research, David Beerling tells their evolutionary story. And, as we face catastrophic loss of biodiversity, he highlights the profound effect they have on ecosystems and climate.

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The Smart Neanderthal: Cave Art, Bird Catching, and the Cognitive Revolution

£20.00

Clive Finlayson

9780198797524
Hardback
February 2019

Evidence that Neanderthals caught birds and used their feathers for decoration, along with recent discoveries of Neanderthal cave art, are challenging our preconceptions of the cognitive gap between Neanderthals and modern humans. Clive Finlayson draws on new evidence to overturn the old image of the Neanderthal, and our relationship with them.

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Reptiles: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Tom Kemp

9780198806417
Paperback
January 2019

Very Short Introductions

From dinosaurs to lizards, snakes, and turtles, Tom Kemp considers the range of reptiles which have walked our Earth. Exploring how evolutionary adaptions have fitted them to their individual niches, he discusses their biology, such as cold bloodedness and feeding habits, and analyses why reptiles have been so successful throughout history.

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Eyes to See: The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature

£20.00

Michael Land

9780198747710
Hardback
November 2018

The spectacular capacity to see the world around them has evolved in many different ways among animals. From scallops and jumping spiders to humans, Michael Land explores the extraordinary variety of eyes in nature, how they work, and how they enable their bearers to survive.

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Moonstruck: How lunar cycles affect life

£10.99

Ernest Naylor

9780198724223
Paperback
October 2018

Compared to well established circadian rhythms, scientific evidence for biological clocks linked to the Moon has only recently become recognized. This book describes the growing evidence for lunar influences on animal behaviour, and considers whether humans may be affected too.

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Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Marlene Zuk, Leigh W. Simmons

9780198778752
Paperback
August 2018

Very Short Introductions

Sexual selection, Darwin's other big idea, is the selection for particular traits and behaviours that results from (usually) female choice and male competition. It can produce flamboyant features, such as the peacock's tail, which would seem to be detrimental to survival. This book explores our understanding of how sexual selection works.

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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past

£20.00

David Reich

9780198821250
Hardback
March 2018

David Reich describes how the revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep human past. This book tells the emerging story of our often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.

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Evolution

Fourth Edition

£49.99

Douglas J. Futuyma, Mark Kirkpatrick

9781605357409
Paperback
October 2017

The classic evolutionary text updated to reflect the fast-moving field of bioinformatics.

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Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy: A How-To Manual

Fifth Edition

£50.00

Barry G. Hall

9781605357102
Paperback
October 2017

Helps the reader get started in creating phylogenetic trees from protein or nucleic acid sequence data. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£7.99

David Norman

9780198795926
Paperback
September 2017

Very Short Introductions

David Norman discusses some of the most fascinating and iconic creatures to walk our Earth. Introducing the different famillies of dinosaurs, he discusses how they were first discovered and interpreted, and looks at how scientific break-throughs have changed our understanding of dinosaurs over the years.

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Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

T. S. Kemp

9780198766940
Paperback
September 2017

Very Short Introductions

Relative newcomers within the story of evolution, mammals are hugely successful and have colonized land, water, and air. Tom Kemp discusses the great diversity of mammalian species, and looks at how their very disparate characteristics, physiologies, and behaviours are all largely driven by one uniting factor: endothermy, or warm-bloodedness.

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Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation

£16.99

Jim Baggott

9780198707653
Paperback
September 2017

Jim Baggott sets out the scientific story of creation - 13.8 billion years from the Big Bang to human consciousness, via the origins of space and time, mass and light, stars, the habitable earth, and life itself. From astrophysics to biology, the whole inspiring picture is here.

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Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Brian Charlesworth, Deborah Charlesworth

9780198804369
Paperback
July 2017

Very Short Introductions

This book is about the central role of evolution in shaping the nature and diversity of the living world. It describes the processes of natural selection, how adaptations arise, and how new species form, as well as summarizing the evidence for evolution.

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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

£10.99

Richard Dawkins

9780198788911
Paperback
September 2016

The 'extended phenotype' is Dawkins' key contribution to the gene's eye view of evolution given in The Selfish Gene. He shows that the influence of genes can extend far beyond the bodies in which they reside, manipulating the environment and the behaviour of other individuals. A worldwide bestseller and a classic work of scientific exposition.

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Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

Second Edition

£34.99

Peter Gluckman, Alan Beedle, Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia Low, Mark Hanson

9780199663934
Paperback
March 2016

A new updated edition of the first integrated and comprehensive textbook to explain the principles of evolutionary biology from a medical perspective and to focus on how medicine and public health might utilise evolutionary biology.

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An Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics

Second Edition

£40.99

Lindell Bromham

9780198736363
Paperback
January 2016

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE TEXTBOOK PRIZE 2016 - The most approachable introduction to the field of molecular evolution, blending straightforward explanations with cutting-edge case studies.

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Molecular and Genome Evolution

£100.00

Dan Graur

9781605354699
Hardback
January 2016

Describes the driving forces behind the evolutionary process at the molecular and genome levels. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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The Origin of Higher Taxa: Palaeobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives

£37.49

T.S. Kemp

9780199691890
Paperback
November 2015

This book discusses whether the origin of radically new kinds of organisms - new higher taxa - are the result of normal Darwinian evolution proceeding, or whether unusual genetic processes and/or special environmental circumstances are necessary.

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The Evolution of Life

£44.99

Graham Bell

9780198712572
Paperback
December 2014

The most focused, clear account of the central themes of evolutionary biology, tailored to the needs of a one-semester course.

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