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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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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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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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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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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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Evolutionary Writings: including the Autobiographies

£9.99

Charles Darwin, James A. Secord

9780199580149
Paperback
May 2010

Oxford World's Classics

This volume brings together key chapters from Darwin's most important books, including the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), the Descent of Man (1871), and the full text of his delightful autobiography. They are accompanied by responses from 19th-century readers from around the world.

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Why Evolution is True

£9.99

Jerry A. Coyne

9780199230853
Paperback
January 2010

Why Evolution is True focuses on the hard evidence that proves evolution by natural selection to be a fact. Weaving together and explaining the latest discoveries and ideas from many disparate areas of modern science, this succinct and important book will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth - and the beauty - of evolution.

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The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Michael J. Benton

9780199226320
Paperback
November 2008

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct and accessible guide to the key episodes in the story of life on earth - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today.

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On the Origin of Species

Revised Edition

£8.99

Charles Darwin, Gillian Beer

9780199219223
Paperback
November 2008

Oxford World's Classics

This edition of Darwin's great work provides a detailed discussion of his theories and adds an account of the responses of readers to the book on first publication.

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Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Keith Thomson

9780192805041
Paperback
October 2005

Very Short Introductions

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Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Jonathan Howard

9780192854544
Paperback
February 2001

Very Short Introductions

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