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Revolutions that made the Earth

Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199587049
eISBN:
9780191775031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587049.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The Earth that sustains us today was born out of a few remarkable, near-catastrophic revolutions, started by biological innovations and marked by global environmental consequences. The revolutions ... More


Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Raymond Neubauer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150705
eISBN:
9780231521680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150705.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book explores how the human species emerged from the cosmic dust. It describes the rising complexity of life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. It ... More


Conclusions and Future Directions

Jon F. Harrison, H. Arthur Woods, and Stephen P. Roberts

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199225941
eISBN:
9780191774607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225941.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This chapter consolidates the conclusions arrived at through the studies and cases tackled throughout the book. Insect environmental physiology is seen to have an extraordinarily bright and ... More


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