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Evolution

£19.99

Neil Ingram, Sylvia Hixson Andrews, Jane Still

9780198862574
Paperback
November 2021

Oxford Biology Primers

Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this concise, stimulating introduction to evolution outlines the key concepts in evolutionary thought, its historical context and wider implications for the scientific world, and aims to extend students' knowledge and inspire them to take their school-level learning further.

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Predator Ecology: Evolutionary Ecology of the Functional Response

£34.99

John P. DeLong

9780192895516
Paperback
September 2021

Predator-prey interactions are ubiquitous, govern the flow of energy up trophic levels, and strongly influence the structure of ecological systems. They are typically quantified using the functional response - the relationship between a predator's foraging rate and the availability of food.

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A Primer of Life Histories: Ecology, Evolution, and Application

£32.50

Jeffrey A. Hutchings

9780198839880
Paperback
September 2021

This accessible primer encompasses the basic concepts, theories, and applied elements of life history evolution.

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Population Genetics with R: An Introduction for Life Scientists

£34.99

Áki Jarl Láruson, Floyd Allan Reed

9780198829546
Paperback
February 2021

This book focuses on applying the hugely popular R software specifically to the field, offering an accessible, step-by-step guide to tackling the challenges of achieving effective data interpretation and summary.

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A Primer of Population Genetics and Genomics

Fourth Edition

£34.99

Daniel L. Hartl

9780198862307
Paperback
June 2020

This accessible primer has been completely revised and updated to provide a concise but comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts of population genetics and genomics.

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Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

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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A Primer of Molecular Population Genetics

£41.99

Asher D. Cutter

9780198838951
Paperback
June 2019

Provides a concise, accessible introduction to the principle ideas, methods, and caveats for understanding evolution at the molecular level.

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Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts, Analysis, and Practice

£41.99

Glenn-Peter Sætre, Mark Ravinet

9780198830924
Paperback
May 2019

This book covers all the major components of modern evolutionary genetics including population genetics, molecular evolution, speciation, organismal evolution, and phylogenetics.

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Origins of Biodiversity: An Introduction to Macroevolution and Macroecology

£32.99

Lindell Bromham, Marcel Cardillo

9780199608713
Paperback
May 2019

The only introduction to macroevolution and macroecology to adopt an innovative enquiry-led, case study-based framework to encourage active learning and critical thinking.

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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: Bird catching, Cave Art, 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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The Cradle of Humanity: How the changing landscape of Africa made us so smart

£9.99

Mark Maslin

9780198704539
Paperback
January 2019

What drove the evolution of humans, with our uniquely big brains? The Cradle of Humanity presents fascinating and controversial new research which suggests that the geological and climatic history of East Africa's Rift Valley are at the heart of the answer.

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Reptiles: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

T. S. 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

£18.99

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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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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Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

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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Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

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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