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Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves: the Evolution of Gammarus Minus

By: Culver, David C. ; Kane, Thomas C. ; Fong, Daniel W.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard Univ Pr: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002374

ISBN: 0674004256

Condition: New in New dust jacket


The harsh environment of caves - dark, damp, sparse of food - is home to a variety of 'bizarre' creatures. Biologists, for their part, often treate thee delicate, colorless organisms having no eyes, or at least greatly reduced eyes, as mere oddities with little to tell us about a topic as grand as evolution. Focusing on one cave-dwelling crustacean, Gammarus minus, this books shows that, to the contrary, cave life can provide a valuable empirical model for the study of e... View more info

The Monkey in the Mirror: Essays on the Science of What Makes Us Human

By: Tattersall, Ian

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, U. S. A., Harcourt: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002861

ISBN: 0151005206

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Widely regarded as one of the rare eminent scientists who is also a graceful writer, Ian Tattersall takes up some of the most controversial questions in evolutionary theory in this extraordinary set of essays. Tattersall stresses that living creatures, including humans, are not finely enginered organisms with every component perfectedly adapted to their function. We are - thank goodness - jury-rigged, improvised beings, owing as much to chance as to adaptation. And that'... View more info