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A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Robert Boyd

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Human beings have evolved to become the most dominant species on Earth. This astonishing transformation is usually explained in terms of cognitive ability—people are just smarter than all the rest. ... More


Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey

in The Biology of Grasslands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198744511
eISBN:
9780191805738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744511.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Biodiversity is a measure of variety of life forms, and can be assessed at the genetic, species, and landscape levels. Species diversity can be partitioned into its basic components of richness ... More


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