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  • Download E-books Sexual Coercion in Primates and Humans: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females PDF

    Conflict among men and women over replica is ubiquitous in nature because of basic transformations among the sexes in reproductive premiums and funding in offspring. in just a number of species, notwithstanding, do men strategically hire violence to regulate girl sexuality. Why are such a lot of of those primates? Why are women oftentimes abused in a few species, yet by no means in others? and will the examine of such disagreeable habit via our closest family aid us to appreciate the evolution of men’s violence opposed to women?

    In the 1st systematic try to investigate and comprehend primate male aggression as an expression of sexual clash, the participants to this quantity give some thought to coercion in direct and oblique varieties: direct, in overcoming woman resistance to mating; oblique, in reducing the opportunity the feminine will mate with different men. The e-book offers vast box learn and research to judge the shape of sexual coercion in various species―including the entire nice apes and humans―and to explain its function in shaping social relationships between men, between ladies, and among the sexes.

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  • Download E-books Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution PDF

    By Steve Jenkins

    There are thousands of other varieties of vegetation and animals residing in the world. Many thousands extra lived right here long ago. the place did all of them come from? Why have a few develop into extinct and others lived on?

    In this notable publication for kids, Steve Jenkins explores the attention-grabbing background of existence on the earth and the awe-inspiring tale of evolution, Charles Darwin’s nice contribution to fashionable science.

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  • Download E-books Nature's Music: The Science of Birdsong PDF

    The voices of birds have regularly been a resource of fascination. Nature’s Music brings jointly a number of the world’s specialists on birdsong, to study the advances that experience taken position in our figuring out of the way and why birds sing, what their songs and calls suggest, and the way they've got developed. All individuals have strived to talk, not just to fellow specialists, but additionally to the final reader. the result's a e-book of readable technological know-how, richly illustrated with recordings and images of the sounds of birds.

    Bird music is way greater than only one behaviour of a unmarried, specific team of organisms. it's a version for the research of a large choice of animal behaviour structures, ecological, evolutionary and neurobiological. poultry tune sits on the intersection of breeding, social and cognitive behaviour and ecology. As such curiosity during this publication will expand a long way past the simply ornithological - to behavioural ecologists psychologists and neurobiologists of all types.

    * the inside track on neighborhood dialects in birdsong
    * How birdsongs are used for struggling with and flirting
    * The writers are all foreign experts on their topic

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  • Download E-books Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction PDF

    The hot discovery of the diminutive Homo floresiensis (nicknamed "the Hobbit") in Indonesia has sparked new curiosity within the research of human evolution. during this Very brief Introduction, well known evolutionary student Bernard wooden strains the heritage of paleoanthropology from its beginnings within the eighteenth century to modern most modern fossil reveals. alongside the way in which we're brought to the vigorous forged of characters, previous and current, keen on evolutionary learn. even if targeting the fossil facts for human evolution, the publication additionally covers the most recent genetic proof approximately local adaptations within the sleek human genome that relate to our evolutionary heritage. wooden attracts on over thirty years of expertise to supply an insiders view of the sphere, and demonstrates that our realizing of human evolution is significantly depending on advances in comparable sciences similar to paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology. this is often an awesome advent for somebody attracted to the origins and improvement of humankind.

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  • Download E-books Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense PDF

    By Jeremy Gruber, David S. Moore

    Can genes make certain which fifty-year-old will succumb to Alzheimer’s, which citizen will end up on vote casting day, and which baby should be marked for a lifetime of crime? sure, based on the web, a number of medical reports, and a few within the biotechnology who may still understand greater. Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber assemble a group of genetic specialists to argue that treating genes because the holy grail of our actual being is a patently unscientific exercise. Genetic Explanations urges us to switch our religion in genetic determinism with clinical wisdom approximately how DNA truly contributes to human development.

    The proposal of the gene has been progressively revised given that Watson and Crick came upon the constitution of the DNA molecule in 1953. now not considered through scientists because the cell’s fastened set of grasp molecules, genes and DNA are obvious as a dynamic script that's ad-libbed at each one degree of improvement. instead of an self reliant predictor of affliction, the DNA we inherit interacts continually with the surroundings and features another way as we age. What our mom and dad hand all the way down to us is simply the start. Emphasizing rather new understandings of genetic plasticity and epigenetic inheritance, the authors placed right into a extensive developmental context the function genes are identified to play in sickness, habit, evolution, and cognition.

    Rather than disregarding genetic reductionism out of hand, Krimsky and Gruber ask why it persists regardless of opposing medical proof, the way it affects attitudes approximately human habit, and the way it figures within the politics of analysis funding.

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  • Download E-books The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History PDF

    By Stephen Jay Gould

    "Gould is a usual author; he has whatever to assert and the inclination and talent with which to claim it."―P. B. Medawar, New York evaluation of Books

    With revenues of good over a million copies in North the United States on my own, the industrial luck of Gould's books now suits their severe acclaim. Reissued in a bigger structure, with a good-looking new disguise, The Panda's Thumb will introduce a brand new new release of readers to this special author, who has taken the artwork of the medical essay to new heights.

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  • Download E-books The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology) PDF

    The essays during this assortment learn advancements in 3 primary organic disciplines--embryology, evolutionary biology, and genetics--in clash with one another for a lot of the 20 th century. they give thought to key methodological difficulties and the trouble of overcoming them. Richard Burian interweaves ancient appreciation of the settings in which scientists paintings, titanic wisdom of the organic difficulties at stake and the methodological and philosophical matters confronted in integrating organic wisdom drawn from disparate resources.

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  • Download E-books Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory PDF

    The advances made attainable by means of the improvement of molecular suggestions have in recent times revolutionized quantitative genetics and its relevance for inhabitants genetics. Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory takes a contemporary method of inhabitants genetics, incorporating glossy molecular biology, species-level evolutionary biology, and a radical acknowledgment of quantitative genetics because the theoretical foundation for inhabitants genetics.

    • Logically prepared into 3 major sections on inhabitants constitution and historical past, genotype-phenotype interactions, and selection/adaptation
    • Extensive use of actual examples to demonstrate concepts
    • Written in a transparent and obtainable demeanour and without advanced mathematical equations
    • Includes the author's creation to history fabric in addition to a end for a convenient assessment of the sector and its smooth applications
    • Each bankruptcy ends with a collection of overview questions and answers
    • Offers precious normal references and net links

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  • Download E-books The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (Cambridge Library Collection) PDF

    By Charles Darwin

    This 6th version of The starting place of Species was once released in 1876. it's the final variation on which Darwin himself labored prior to his demise in 1882, and gives an invaluable supplement to the 2009 scholarly version, edited through Jim Endersby and released by means of Cambridge collage Press in Darwin's bicentennial 12 months. The 6th variation includes a 'historical sketch' during which Darwin stories the various works by means of eminent ecu and American scientists - starting with Lamarck in 1801 - during which principles of evolutionary species switch and of common choice have been touched on yet now not constructed. This version, like every from the second one onwards, comprises the phrases 'by the Creator', controversially extra to the recognized final sentence within the publication: 'There is grandeur during this view of lifestyles, with its numerous powers, having been breathed via the writer right into a few kinds or into one...'

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