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Biological Systematics
Principles and Applications
Randall T. Schuh, Andrew V.Z. Brower
A core systematics textbook with a focus on parsimony-based approaches for students and biologists interested in systematics and comparative biology.



Manual of Leaf Architecture
Beth Ellis, Douglas C. Daly, Leo J. Hickey, John V. Mitchell, Kirk R. Johnson, Peter Wilf, Scott L. Wing
The Manual of Leaf Architecture is an essential reference for describing, comparing, and classifying the leaves of flowering plants.



Nature of the Rainforest
Costa Rica and Beyond
Adrian Forsyth
A Zona Tropical Publication "The words 'tropical rainforest' may conjure up vistas populated by jaguars, brilliant macaws, and flowers amid the grandeur of towering buttressed trees. But the eager, expectant visitor is not regaled with the sight of...



The Biology of Death
Origins of Mortality
Andre Klarsfeld, Frederic Revah
Why do we die? Do all living creatures share this fate? Is the body's slow degradation with the passage of time unavoidable, or can the secrets of longevity be unlocked? Over the past two decades, scientists studying the workings of genes and cells...



Trilobites of New York
An Illustrated Guide
Thomas E. Whiteley, Gerald J. Kloc, Carlton E. Brett
"Trilobites are the most lifelike of fossils—many well-preserved specimens belie their great antiquity and seem almost ready to arch their bodies, peer about with their compound eyes, and crawl forward as if to complete a journey that was interrupted...



The Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates
A View from Energetics
Brian K. Mcnab
Physiological ecology has grown in importance as an area of biology in the past thirty years and integrates the diverse approaches used in the comparative biology of organisms. Biologists segregate their approaches by technique and concept, but the...



Communication, Life, Mega-evolution
Decrypting Life's Nature
A. De Loof



Beyond Conflict and Reduction
Between Philosophy, Science, and Religion
While much attention has been devoted to the conflicts between religion and science in the modern age, less rarely has sufficient attention been devoted to the complex interplay between religion, science and philosophy. This book offers a set of...



In Search of Deep Time
Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life
Henry Gee
Cladistics—the science of comparison—is transforming the way paleontologists view evolution. In Search of Deep Time strips away conventional assumptions about the evolution of life to reveal a world that may be far stranger and more humbling than had...



Spirits and Clocks
Machine and Organism in Descartes
Dennis Des Chene
Although the basis of modern biology is Cartesian, Descartes's theories of biology have been more often ridiculed than studied. Yet, Dennis Des Chene demonstrates, the themes, arguments, and vocabulary of his mechanistic biology pervade the writings...



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