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Books Available at Olin
Developmental Biology by
Call Number: QL955.G48 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
Call Number: QH447 .S53 2011
Publication Date: 2011-06-12
James A. Shapiro proposes an important new paradigm for understanding biological evolution, the core organizing principle of biology. Shapiro introduces crucial new molecular evidence that tests the conventional scientific view of evolution based on the neo-Darwinian synthesis, shows why this view is inadequate to today's evidence, and presents a compelling alternative view of the evolutionary process that reflects the shift in life sciences towards a more information- and systems-based approach inEvolution: A View from the 21stCentury. Shapiro integrates advances in symbiogenesis, epigenetics, and saltationism into a unified approach that views evolutionary change as an active cell process, regulated epigenetically and capable of making rapid large changes by horizontal DNA transfer, inter-specific hybridization, whole genome doubling, symbiogenesis, or massive genome restructuring. Evolutionmarshals extensive evidence in support of a fundamental reinterpretation of evolutionary processes, including more than 1,100 references to the scientific literature. Shapiro's work will generate extensive discussion throughout the biological community, and may significantly change your own thinking about how life has evolved. It also has major implications for evolutionary computation, information science, and the growing synthesis of the physical and biological sciences.
Plant Biology by
Call Number: QK45.2 .P575 2010
Publication Date: 2009-05-08
Plant Biologyis a new textbook written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. It is an account of modern plant science, reflecting recent advances in genetics and genomics and the excitement they have created. The book begins with a review of what is known about the origins of modern-day plants. Next, the special features of plant genomes and genetics are explored. Subsequent chapters provide information on our current understanding of plant cell biology, plant metabolism, and plant developmental biology, with the remaining three chapters outlining the interactions of plants with their environments. The final chapter discusses the relationship of plants with humans: domestication, agriculture and crop breeding. Plant Biologycontains over 1,000 full color illustrations, and each chapter begins with Learning Objectives and concludes with a Summary.
Biology Films at Olin Library
A Global Warning? by
Call Number: DVED
Publication Date: 2009
"The History Channel answers the question: After 650 million years of climate change, is global warming simply a naturally occuring phenomenom, or the result of human activity?
Call Number: DVED
Publication Date: 2009
Dramatization of Charles Darwin's life in England after his voyage on the Beagle but prior to the publication of On the Origin of the Species. During this time Darwin struggles with illness, the death of his daughter, and the conflict of his theory and his wife's religious beliefs.
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