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the ant and the peacock: altruism and sexual selection from darwin to today by dr. helena cronin

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  • Genotype-by-Environment Interactions and Sexual Selection

    Sexual selection is recognized as being responsible for some of the most extravagant morphologies and behaviors in the natural world, as well as a driver of some of the most rapid evolution. While Charles Darwin’s theory is now a fundamental component of modern evolutionary biology, the impact of genotype-by-environment interactions on sexual selection has thus far received little attention.This ... Read more

    $111.00 USD

  • Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection

    Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection presents the intricate ways in which sperm compete to fertilize eggs and how this has prompted reinterpretations of breeding behavior. This book provides a theoretical framework for the study of sperm competition, which is a central part of sexual selection. It also discusses the roles of females and the relationships between paternal care in sperm ... Read more

    $110.69 USD

  • Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

    Darwin’s concept of natural selection has been exhaustively studied, but his secondary evolutionary principle of sexual selection remains largely unexplored and misunderstood. Yet sexual selection was of great strategic importance to Darwin because it explained things that natural selection could not and offered a naturalistic, as opposed to divine, account of beauty and its perception.Only now, ... Read more

    $36.79 USD

  • Brilliant Blunders

    From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

    by Mario Livio ...
    Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infinity) illuminates the path to scientific discovery.Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein all made groundbreaking contributions to their fields—but each also stumbled badly. Darwin’s theory of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

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    Brilliant Blunders

    From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

    by Mario Livio ...
    Narrated by Jeff Cummings ...


    9 hours 43 min

    We all make mistakes. Nobody's perfect. Not even some of the greatest geniuses in history, as Mario Livio tells us in this marvelous story of scientific error and breakthrough.Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein were all brilliant scientists. Each made groundbreaking contributions to his field - but each also stumbled badly. Darwin's theory ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Current Perspectives on Sexual Selection

    What's left after Darwin?

    Book 9 - History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences
    This root-and-branch re-evaluation of Darwin’s concept of sexual selection tackles the subject from historical, epistemological and theoretical perspectives. Contributions from a wealth of disciplines have been marshaled for this volume, with key figures in behavioural ecology, philosophy, and the history of science adding to its wide-ranging relevance. Updating the reader on the debate currently ... Read more

    $89.09 USD $71.99 USD

  • From Darwin to Design

    The Journey of a Mathematics Professor from Atheism to Faith

    Absolute proof…there is a God!From Darwin to Design shows how Dr. Cagan, a staunch atheist, gradually began realizing that the laws governing the universe are too precise to point to anything but Intelligent Design. Dr. Cagan presents surprising information that will convince you of the awesomeness of God. He makes Himself evident down to, and including, the minutest part of science and math.You ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • How Evolution Explains Everything About Life

    From Darwin’s brilliant idea to today’s epic theory

    by New Scientist ...
    series Instant Expert
    How did we get here? It's the journey of a lifetime.All cultures have a creation story, but a little over 150 years ago Charles Darwin introduced a revolutionary new one. We, and all living things, exist because of the action of evolution on the first simple life form and its descendants.We now know that it has taken 3.8 billions of years of work by the forces of evolution to turn what was once a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Catastrophic Thinking

    Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

    series science.culture
    We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded—by scientists, by the media, by popular culture—of the looming threat of mass extinction. We’re told that human activity is currently producing a sixth mass extinction, perhaps of even greater magnitude than the five previous geological catastrophes that drastically altered life on Earth. Indeed, there is a very real concern that the human ... Read more

    $25.19 USD

  • From Darwin to Derrida

    Selfish Genes, Social Selves, and the Meanings of Life

    by David Haig ...
    How the meaningless process of natural selection produces purposeful beings who find meaning in the world.In From Darwin to Derrida, evolutionary biologist David Haig explains how a physical world of matter in motion gave rise to a living world of purpose and meaning. Natural selection, a process without purpose, gives rise to purposeful beings who find meaning in the world. The key to this, Haig ... Read more

    $24.99 USD

  • From Darwin to Eden

    A Tour of Science and Religion based on the Philosophy of Michael Polanyi and the Intelligent Design Movement

    Who am I? Where did I come from? Where did life come from? How you answer these questions will profoundly impact how you live your life. Professor Collier has compiled into one engaging volume the scientific case for God and theism encased in the philosophy of one of the most brilliant and unusual scientist/philosophers of our age: Michael Polanyi. Few people have the time to survey the full ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Introduction to the psychology of emotions

    From Darwin to neuroscience, what emotions are and how they work

    Discovering the meaning and functioning of emotions has never been so simple. In this volume we review the main currents of thought regarding the psychology of human emotions. From the theories of early scholars (such as those of James and Cannon) to the most recent discoveries of psychobiology. The second part of the volume is dedicated to the issues of basic emotions, emotional intelligence and ... Read more

    $3.99 USD