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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...

Evolution, Second Edition
Colin Patterson
Introducing the latest ideas on how life originated and diversified on earth, this new edition of a classic work provides a concise and engaging summary of modern evolutionary theory. The heavily illustrated book is intended for readers with little or...

Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
A Pictorial Key to Genera
William Mai
Formerly titled Pictorial Key to the Genera of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes, this volume has been the standard work on plant disease around the globe. Now in its fifth edition, it remains the fundamental reference for students as well as for...

The Sipuncula
Their Systematics, Biology, and Evolution
The Sipuncula, a group of ocean-dwelling worms related to annelids and mollusks, play a significant role in the bioerosion of coral reefs and are useful indicators of environmental conditions. The 155 species live in a wide variety ofmarine habitats...

The Search for the Gene
Bruce Wallace
From Gregor Mendel's experiments on garden peas to the mammoth Human Genome Project of today—how did we get where we are in the science of genetics? In this intriguing book, Bruce Wallace examines the concept of the gene and recounts the history of...

Handbook of Nature Study
Anna Botsford Comstock
A matchless handbook for decades, this classic work has been the natural history bible for countless teachers and others who seek information about their environment.

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