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  • Lecointre, Guillaume and Hervé Le Guyader
    The Tree of Life: A Phylogenetic Classification

    Edition: First US Edition

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. Quarto, green cloth. pp 560. Illustrated, index, illustrated charts attached at rear. Fine in fine jacket. Did you know that you are more closely related to a mushroom than to a daisy? That crocodiles are closer to birds than to lizards? That dinosaurs are still among us? That the terms fish, reptiles, and invertebrates do not indicate scientific groupings? All this is the result of major changes in classification, whose methods have been totally revisited over the last thirty years. Modern classification, based on phylogeny, no longer places humans at the centre of nature. Groups of organisms are no longer defined by their general appearance, but by their different individual characteristics. Phylogeny, therefore,…

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    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. Quarto, green cloth. pp 560. Illustrated, index, illustrated charts attached at rear. Fine in fine jacket. Did you know that you are more closely related to a mushroom than to a daisy? That crocodiles are closer to birds than to lizards? That dinosaurs are still among us? That the terms fish, reptiles, and invertebrates do not indicate scientific groupings? All this is the result of major changes in classification, whose methods have been totally revisited over the last thirty years. Modern classification, based on phylogeny, no longer places humans at the centre of nature. Groups of organisms are no longer defined by their general appearance, but by their different individual characteristics. Phylogeny, therefore, by showing common ancestry, outlines a tree of evolutionary relationships from which one can retrace the history of life. This book diagrams the tree of life according to the most recent methods of classification. Each branch of the tree is a group that includes the hypothetical ancestor and all its descendants. The basis for classification is the evolutionary adaptations that the unique ancestor passed to its modern-day descendants. By showing how life forms arose and developed and how they are related, The Tree of Life presents a key to the living world in all its dazzling variety. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Book ID: 46111
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  • Harold, Franklin M.
    The Way of the Cell: Molecules, Organisms, and the Order of Life

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Cloth & boards. pp (xiv), 305. Illustrated, glossary, index. Fine copy. Jacket has creases at foot of spine, else fine. 0195135121

    Book ID: 46206
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  • Weiner, Jonathan
    Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior

    New York: Knopf, 2000. Fifth printing. pp (8), (305). Illustrated, notes, index. Fine in fine jacket. Story of the great biologist Seymour Benzer. 0679444351

    Book ID: 46328
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  • TRANSACTIONS OF THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE Volume VI. Semi-Centennial Memorial Volume 1849-1899

    Toronto: The Institute, 1899. Quarto, original blue cloth spine gilt lettered and cream sides. (xvi), 660 pp + frontispiece portrait of Sir William Edmond Logan, first President of the Canadian Institute + colour and b&w plates, map. Illustrations in text. Spine very lightly sunned; foxing spots to sides; text paper toned; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Contains "The Early Days if the Canadian Institute" by Sir Sanford Fleming, "The Iroquois Beach" by A.P. Coleman, "The Geological History of Lake Superior" by Robert Bell, "The Origin of Gender" by A.J. Bell, "On the Classifications of the Déné Tribes" by A.G. Morice, "The Use and Abuse" of Philology" by A.G. Morice, "Decipherment of the Hieroglyphic…

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    Toronto: The Institute, 1899. Quarto, original blue cloth spine gilt lettered and cream sides. (xvi), 660 pp + frontispiece portrait of Sir William Edmond Logan, first President of the Canadian Institute + colour and b&w plates, map. Illustrations in text. Spine very lightly sunned; foxing spots to sides; text paper toned; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Contains "The Early Days if the Canadian Institute" by Sir Sanford Fleming, "The Iroquois Beach" by A.P. Coleman, "The Geological History of Lake Superior" by Robert Bell, "The Origin of Gender" by A.J. Bell, "On the Classifications of the Déné Tribes" by A.G. Morice, "The Use and Abuse" of Philology" by A.G. Morice, "Decipherment of the Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Central America", a long section by John Campbell, "The Oldest Written Records of the League of the Iroquois" by John Campbell, "Famous Algonquins: Algic Legends" by James Cleland Hamilton, "The Magnetic Influence of the Sun on the Eart and on Comets" by Arthur Harvey, "The Contest for the Command of Lake Erie in 1812-1813" by Ernest Cruikshank, "The Mesenterial Filaments in Zoanthus Sociatus (Ellis)" by J. Playfair McMurrich, "On the Structure of Micro-Chemistry and Development of Nerve Cells, with Special Reference to their Nuclein Compounds" by F.H. Scott, "On the Cytology of Non-Nucleated Organisms" by A.R. Macallum, "The Anatomy of the Orang Outang (Simia Satyrus)" by A. Primrose, "The Morphology of the Central Cylinder in the Angiosperms" by Edward C. Jeffrey, and "New Species of Canadian Fungi" by J.B. Ellis and John Dearness. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

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    Book ID: 44698
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  • DAWKINS, Richard
    UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW: science, delusion and the appetite for wonder

    Edition: First US printing

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Octavo, cloth & boards. pp xiv, (337). Index. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.

    Book ID: 45954
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  • De Duve, Christian
    Vital Dust: Life As A Cosmic Imperative

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Basic Books, 1995. Octavo, cloth & boards. pp (xxii), 362. Illustrated, glossary, index. Fine in fine jacket. De Duve shared the 1974 Nobel Prize for biology or medicine. 0465090443

    Book ID: 47187
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  • McELHENY, Victor K.
    WATSON AND DNA: making a scientific revolution

    Edition: First printing

    Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2003. Octavo, cloth & boards. pp xiv, 365. Notes, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a corner crease to rear flap, VG+ otherwise.

    Book ID: 46188
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  • Eldredge, Niles
    Why We Do It: Rethinking Sex and the Selfish Gene

    Edition: First printing

    New York: W. W. Norton, 2004. pp 269, index. Fine in fine jacket. 0393050823

    Book ID: 46339
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  • GOULD, Stephen Jay
    Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    New York: Norton, c1989. Second printing. Cloth & boards. pp 347. Illustrated, bibliography, index. 0393027058

    Book ID: 46332
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