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Holistic DarwinismSynergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Peter Corning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In recent years, evolutionary theorists have come to recognize that the reductionist, individualist, gene-centered approach to evolution cannot sufficiently account for the emergence of complex ... More

How Life BeganEvolution's Three Geneses

How Life Began: Evolution's Three Geneses

Alexandre Meinesz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226519319
eISBN:
9780226519333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226519333.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin of life is a hotly debated topic. The Christian Bible states that God created the heavens and the Earth, all in about seven days roughly six thousand years ago. This episode in Genesis ... More

Ignoring Nature No MoreThe Case for Compassionate Conservation

Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Marc Bekoff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

For far too long humans have been ignoring nature. As the most dominant, overproducing, overconsuming, big-brained, big-footed, arrogant, and invasive species ever known, we are wrecking the planet ... More

In Search of Cell HistoryThe Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

Franklin M. Harold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174143
eISBN:
9780226174310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174310.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The discovery of how the machinery of life works, and how it is constructed, is one of the glories of 20th century science. By contrast, we know little of the origin and evolution of cells and their ... More

Invasive Species in a Globalized WorldEcological, Social, and Legal Perspectives on Policy

Invasive Species in a Globalized World: Ecological, Social, and Legal Perspectives on Policy

Reuben P. Keller, Marc W. Cadotte, and Glenn Sandiford (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226166049
eISBN:
9780226166216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226166216.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

We live in a globalized world in which people and goods are transported across ecosystem boundaries in greater volumes and faster than ever before. One consequence of globalization has been the ... More

Large Carnivore ConservationIntegrating Science and Policy in the North American West

Large Carnivore Conservation: Integrating Science and Policy in the North American West

Susan G. Clark and Murray B. Rutherford (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107400
eISBN:
9780226107547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107547.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book examines the problem of living sustainably with large carnivores (wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions). The book includes case studies of practical experiences with large carnivore ... More

Macachiavellian IntelligenceHow Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Dario Maestripieri

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Judged by population size and distribution, homo sapiens are clearly the most successful primates. A close second, however, would be rhesus macaques, who have adapted to—and thrived in—such diverse ... More

Marine Macroecology

Marine Macroecology

Jon D. Witman and Kaustuv Roy (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Pioneered in the late 1980s, the concept of macroecology—a framework for studying ecological communities with a focus on patterns and processes—revolutionized the field of ecology. Although this ... More

Maternal Effects in Mammals

Maternal Effects in Mammals

Dario Maestripieri and Jill M. Mateo (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Evolutionary maternal effects occur whenever a mother's phenotypic traits directly affect her offspring's phenotype, independent of the offspring's genotype. Some of the phenotypic traits that result ... More

Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Richard McElreath and Robert Boyd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Over the last several decades, mathematical models have become central to the study of social evolution, both in biology and the social sciences. But students in these disciplines often seriously ... More

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