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Towards a Theory of Development

Towards a Theory of Development

Alessandro Minelli and Thomas Pradeu (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199671427
eISBN:
9780191781117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671427.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Developmental Biology

Is it possible to explain and predict the development of living things? And is the formulation of theories helpful to achieve this aim? This volume offers an in-depth examination of the role of ... More

Transformations of LamarckismFrom Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In 1809—the year of Charles Darwin's birth—Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published Philosophie zoologique, the first comprehensive and systematic theory of biological evolution. The Lamarckian approach ... More

Triumph of the FungiA Rotten History

Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Nicholas P. Money

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This book is concerned with the most devastating fungal diseases in history. These are the plagues of trees and crop plants caused by invisible spores that have reshaped entire landscapes and ... More

Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Yadvinder Malhi and Oliver Phillips (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Tropical forests represent the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and play a key role in hydrology, carbon storage, and exchange. Many of the human-induced pressures these regions are facing, e.g. ... More

Truly Human EnhancementA Philosophical Defense of Limits

Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Nicholas Agar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The transformative potential of genetic and cybernetic technologies to enhance human capabilities is most often either rejected on moral and prudential grounds or hailed as the future salvation of ... More

Tundra-Taiga Biology

Tundra-Taiga Biology

Robert M. M. Crawford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Arctic Tundra and adjacent Boreal Forest or Taiga support the most cold-adapted flora and fauna on Earth. The evolutionary capacity of both plants and animals to adapt to these thermally limiting ... More

TupaiA Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Louise Emmons

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Treeshrews suffer from chronic mistaken identity: they are not shrews, and most are not found in trees. These squirrel-sized, brownish mammals with large, dark, lashless eyes were at one time thought ... More

Understanding Flowers and FloweringAn integrated approach

Understanding Flowers and Flowering: An integrated approach

Beverley Glover

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565970
eISBN:
9780191714009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565970.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Flowers are the beautiful and complex reproductive structures of the angiosperms, one of the most diverse and successful groups of living organisms. The underlying thesis of this book is that to ... More

Understanding Flowers and Flowering, Second Edition

Understanding Flowers and Flowering, Second Edition

Beverley Glover

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199661596
eISBN:
9780191779473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661596.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This book takes a uniquely integrated approach to the study of floral biology. Flowers are the beautiful and complex reproductive structures of the angiosperms, one of the most diverse and successful ... More

Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

During the past decade, the study of birds in urban systems has come to the forefront of ornithology. As a result, urban bird research is widespread and covers numerous topics, from population ... More

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