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5. Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis

5. Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0005
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9780199695980
Robots often work with other robots. The idea of multi-robot systems is not new, but it is only recently that commercial systems have become available. ‘Robot swarms, evolution, and ... More
2. Evolution

2. Evolution  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

in Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.003.0002
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9780199578764
‘Evolution’ describes binary fission (the process of bacteria division), rapid replication of DNA of bacteria, which promotes both lethal and beneficial mutations, and bacterial viruses or ... More
Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

Oceans: A Very Short Introduction  

Dorrik Stow

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.001.0001
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book
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9780199655076
The oceans are critical for life on Earth. They are vital for the regulation of climate, and with global warming and decreasing land area they have become increasingly important as a source ... More
7. Evolution and extinction

7. Evolution and extinction  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0007
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9780199655076
‘Evolution and extinction’ explores the likely origins of life, its evolution and marked changes, and the major extinction events that have punctuated this progress. The principal focus is ... More
1. Evolution of diplomacy

1. Evolution of diplomacy  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0001
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9780199588503
Traditional diplomacy is dealing with the interface of conflict and peace-making. ‘Evolution of diplomacy’ describes the history of diplomacy and shows that it has become much more than the ... More
6. Microbial ecology and evolution

6. Microbial ecology and evolution  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781605
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0006
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9780199681686
Many ecosystems are wholly microbial and the activities of microorganisms provide the biochemical foundation for plant and animal life. ‘Microbial ecology and evolution’ describes how ... More
1. Souls, seeds, and chauvinism, 2500 bc–ad 400

1. Souls, seeds, and chauvinism, 2500 bc–ad 400  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191831706
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10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0001
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9780198790457
‘Souls, seeds, and chauvinism, 2500 bc–ad 400’ looks at how philosophers and healers tried to make sense of the formation of new life and how they applied concepts of heredity to explain ... More
7. The wisdom of crowds

7. The wisdom of crowds  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0007
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Recent work on collective animal behaviour shows that relatively simple behaviours by each animal acting individually can together produce complex, emergent behaviours larger than the ... More
5. Savannas and human evolution

5. Savannas and human evolution  

Peter A. Furley

in Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191785955
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717225.003.0005
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9780198717225
Savannas have helped to shape the evolutionary pageant of human history and the dispersal of our ancestors across the continents. Although there is considerable controversy over the causes ... More
4. Heredity in the Enlightenment

4. Heredity in the Enlightenment  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191831706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0004
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9780198790457
The concept of heredity came of age during the Enlightenment. Botanists and naturalists pioneered the systematic study of sex and inheritance; natural philosophers refined their ideas about ... More
8. Of molecules and man

8. Of molecules and man  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0008
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9780192805041
‘Of molecules and man’ considers human evolution and the use of modern DNA analysis to fill in the gaps in the phylogeny of Homo sapiens. Human fossils show us how our forebears lived, ... More
6. Discourse ethics I: the discourse theory of morality

6. Discourse ethics I: the discourse theory of morality  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776274
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0006
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9780192840950
Discourse ethics is the normative heart of Habermas's philosophy. In it he develops themes of publicity, inclusiveness, equality, solidarity, justice in terms of the pragmatic meaning ... More
9. Evolution and another look at the clock

9. Evolution and another look at the clock  

Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman

in Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191787164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.003.0009
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9780198717683
‘Evolution and another look at the clock’ concludes that the circadian system controls every key aspect of biochemistry, physiology, and behaviour. All plants, fungi, protista, algae, ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

in Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
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9780191842719
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804369.003.0001
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9780198804369
The ‘Introduction’ identifies the purpose of this book—to introduce the general reader to some of the most important basic findings, concepts, and procedures of evolutionary biology. ... More
4. The evidence for evolution by natural selection

4. The evidence for evolution by natural selection  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
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9780191776786
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.003.0004
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9780192854544
‘The evidence for evolution by natural selection’ shows that domestication and hybrid fertility provided evidence for evolution and against the fixity of species by experimental ... More
8. Darwinism and ideology

8. Darwinism and ideology  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
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9780191776786
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.003.0008
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9780192854544
‘Darwinism and ideology’ considers the extraction of absolute ethical principles from the theory of evolution in post-Darwinian thought in areas such as Social Darwinism, sociobiology, and ... More
7. Perfection and progress

7. Perfection and progress  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776786
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.003.0007
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9780192854544
‘Perfection and progress’ considers Darwin's response to the idealisations of perfection and progress, which represented two opposed justificatory principles. Perfection and progress were ... More
3. Forest origins

3. Forest origins  

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
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May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785306
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706175.003.0003
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9780198706175
The origins of forests lie in the evolution of a key innovation some 400 million years ago (Mya): water-conducting canals stiffened with lignin that provided structural support allowing ... More
9. The future of human evolution

9. The future of human evolution  

Bernard Wood

in Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191869600
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198831747.003.0009
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9780198831747
What are the next few decades likely to bring in terms of new evidence about human evolution? Are modern humans still evolving, and if so, what changes are we likely to see? ‘The future of ... More
11. Evolution

11. Evolution  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778100
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0012
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chapter
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9780199601196
‘Evolution’ shows that development is a fundamental process in the evolution of multicellular organisms. The evolution of multicellular forms of all animals and plants is the result of ... More

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