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Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's TreeThe Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

J. Archibald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book explores the rich history of visual metaphors that have been used to picture biological order and looks at the influence of these metaphors on the perception people have of their place in ... More

The Avian MigrantThe Biology of Bird Migration

The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

John Rappole

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual ... More

The Engine of ComplexityEvolution as Computation

The Engine of Complexity: Evolution as Computation

John Mayfield

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163040
eISBN:
9780231535281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163040.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The concepts of evolution and complexity theory have become part of the intellectual ether permeating the life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and, more recently, management science and ... More

Eternal EphemeraAdaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

Niles Eldredge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153164
eISBN:
9780231526753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153164.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book follows the development of evolutionary science over the past two hundred years. It highlights the fact that life endures even though all organisms and species are transitory or ephemeral. ... More

Evolution and the Emergent SelfThe Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Raymond Neubauer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150705
eISBN:
9780231521680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150705.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book explores how the human species emerged from the cosmic dust. It describes the rising complexity of life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. It ... More

Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy

Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy

John Avise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160605
eISBN:
9780231531450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160605.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Covering both the internal and external incubation of offspring, this book provides a survey of the natural history, ecology, genetics and evolution of pregnancy-like phenomena. It covers a wide ... More

Flight WaysLife and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Thom van Dooren

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166188
eISBN:
9780231537445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166188.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book looks at the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions and asks us to assess our accountability toward other species in a rapidly changing world. It incorporates the ... More

Fossil Mammals of AsiaNeogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Mikael Fortelius, Xiaoming Wang, and Lawrence Flynn (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This book is devoted to the late Cenozoic (Neogene) mammalian biostratigraphy and geochronology of Asia. It employs cutting-edge biostratigraphic and geochemical dating methods to map the emergence ... More

HermaphroditismA Primer on the Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Dual Sexuality

Hermaphroditism: A Primer on the Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Dual Sexuality

John Avise

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153867
eISBN:
9780231527156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153867.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

While it is true that members of most sexually reproducing species can be defined as either male or female, those who belong to the rest of the biological world are not so simply understood. ... More

SportA Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sports are as varied as the people who play them. We run, jump, and swim. We kick, hit, and shoot balls. We ride sleds in the snow and surf in the sea. From the Olympians of ancient Greece to today’s ... More

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