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Evolution : a Scientific American reader.

Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
OCLC Number: 1225510254
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Description: vii, 355 p. : ill., maps.
Contents: The evolution of the universe / P. James Peebles, David N. Schramm, Edwin L. Turner and Richard G. Kron --
The first stars in the universe / Richard B. Larson and Volker Bromm --
Exploring our universe and others / Martin Rees --
Searching for life in our solar system / Bruce M. Jakosky --
The fate of life in the universe / Lawrence M. Krauss and Glenn D. Starkman --
Life's rocky start / Robert M. Hazen --
Misconceptions about the big bang / Charles H. Lineweaver and Tamara M. Davis --
The evolution of the Earth / Claude J. Allègre and Stephen H. Schneider --
Uprooting the tree of life / W. Ford Doolittle --
The birth of complex cells / Christian de Duve --
Viral quasispecies / Manfred Eigen --
How cells respond to stress / William J. Welch --
Cell communication : the inside story / John D. Scott and Tony Pawson --
Life, death and the immune system / Gustav J.V. Nossal --
Cybernetic cells / W. Wayt Bibbs --
Rulers of the Jurassic seas / Ryosuke Motani --
The mammals that conquered the seas / Kate Wong --
Breathing life in to Tyrannosaurus rex / Gregory M. Erickson --
Madagascar's Mesozoic secrets / John J. Flynn and André R. Wyss --
Which came first, the feather or the bird? / Richard O. Prum and Alan H. Brush --
The terror birds of South America / Larry G. Marshall --
The evolution of life on the Earth / Stephen Jay Gould --
An ancestor to call our own / Kate Wong --
Early Hominid fossils from Africa / Meave Leakey and Alan Walker --
Planet of the apes / David R. Begun --
Once we were not alone / Ian Tattersall --
Out of Africa again ... and again? / Ian Tattersall --
Who were the Neandertals? / Kate Wong --
Food for thought / William R. Leonard --
Skin deep / Nina G. Jablonski and George Chaplin --
The evolution of human birth / Karen R. Rosenberg and Wenda R. Trevathan --
Once were cannibals / Tim D. White --
If humans were built to last / S. Jay Olshansky, Bruce A. Carnes and Robert N. Butler.
Other Titles: Scientific American.


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