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Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life

£54.99

Jon Scott, Gus Cameron, Anne Goodenough, Dawn Hawkins, Jenny Koenig, Martin Luck, Despo Papachristodoulou, Alison Snape, Kay Yeoman, Mark Goodwin

9780198783688
Paperback
29 July 2022

Biological Science: Exploring the Science of Life, more than any other general biology text, helps students to master the key concepts while viewing biology as a dynamic experimental science. It is the only book to make thinking like a biologist second nature.

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Palaeopathology and Evolutionary Medicine: An Integrated Approach

£80.00

Kimberly A. Plomp, Charlotte A. Roberts, Sarah Elton, Gilian R. Bentley

9780198849711
Hardback
29 April 2022

First book to highlight the benefits of using palaeopathological research to answer questions about the evolution of disease and its application to current health problems, as well as the benefits of using evolutionary thinking in medicine to help interpret historical disease processes.

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Evolution

£19.99

Neil Ingram, Sylvia Hixson Andrews, Jane Still

9780198862574
Paperback
25 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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Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Bernard Wood

9780198831747
Paperback
27 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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The Cradle of Humanity: How the changing landscape of Africa made us so smart

£9.99

Mark Maslin

9780198704539
Paperback
24 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
24 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
22 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
23 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
23 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

£54.99

Douglas J. Futuyma, Mark Kirkpatrick

9781605357409
Paperback
15 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

£74.99

Barry G. Hall

9781605357102
Paperback
01 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

£8.99

David Norman

9780198795926
Paperback
28 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
28 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
06 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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Processes in Human Evolution: The journey from early hominins to Neanderthals and modern humans

£54.00

Francisco J. Ayala, Camilo J. Cela-Conde

9780198739913
Paperback
16 March 2017

A comprehensive overview of the latest research in hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from fields as diverse as physical anthropology, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, genetics, archaeology, psychology and philosophy.

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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

£10.99

Richard Dawkins

9780198788911
Paperback
22 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

£51.00

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

9780199663934
Paperback
17 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

£52.99

Lindell Bromham

9780198736363
Paperback
21 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

£167.99

Dan Graur

9781605354699
Hardback
04 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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Ecological Developmental Biology: The Environmental Regulation of Development, Health, and Evolution

Second Edition

£99.99

Scott F. Gilbert, David Epel

9781605353449
Paperback
23 June 2015

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