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Title:
The evolutionary world : how adaptation explains everything from seashells to civilization
Author:
Vermeij, Geerat J., 1946-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xix, 314 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The evolutionary way of knowing -- Deciphering nature's codebook -- On imperfection -- Taming unpredictability -- The evolution of order -- The complexity of life and the origin of meaning -- The secrets of grass: interdependence and its discontents -- Nature's housing market, or why nothing happens in isolation -- Dispatches from a warmer world -- The search for sources and sinks -- Invaders, incumbents, and a changing of the guard -- The arrow of time and the struggle for life -- History and the human future.
ISBN:
9780312591083
Format :
Book