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Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction  

Marlene Zuk and Leigh W. Simmons

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191823930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198778752
Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction introduces the astounding array of behaviours and decorative traits in the animal world used for competing for mates, and considers ... More
Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

Heredity: A Very Short Introduction  

John Waller

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2017
Published Online: 
Aug 2017
eISBN: 
9780191831706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198790457
The idea of heredity—that qualities of body and mind are somehow inherited from one’s parents—has profoundly shaped many aspects of the human experience: from our attempts to understand ... More
8. Ñañuu María Gets Hit by Lightning: People and Their Selves

8. Ñañuu María Gets Hit by Lightning: People and Their Selves  

John Monaghan and Peter Just

in Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776335
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853462.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853462
‘Ñañuu María Gets Hit by Lightning’ discusses the concepts of personhood and self. Ideas about the world and the people in it that seem obvious and ordinary to the members of a culture are ... More
3. Phylogenetic linguistics: establishing linguistic relationships

3. Phylogenetic linguistics: establishing linguistic relationships  

Stephen R. Anderson

in Languages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778018
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590599.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199590599
‘Phylogenetic linguistics: establishing linguistic relationships ’ considers the historical dimension of language identity, not only in terms of the relationship among languages, but also ... More
5. Genes of small effect

5. Genes of small effect  

Jonathan Slack

in Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199676507
‘Genes of small effect’ considers unidentified genes whose variants collectively affect some characteristic of interest. Many aspects of living organisms depend not on the action of a few ... More
1. Genes before 1944

1. Genes before 1944  

Jonathan Slack

in Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199676507
‘Genes before 1944’ outlines the development in our understanding of genes based on Gregor Mendel’s work carried out in 1866 on hereditary factors, to Oswald Avery’s paper on the chemical ... More
Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Genes: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199676507
What are genes? What do they say about us? Genes: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of the gene and looks at the discovery, nature, and role of genes in both evolution and ... More

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