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Biological Evolution

Dr. Richard G. Petty
The list author says: "The theory of evolution continues to develop and now contains a great many wrinkles that were unknown a generation ago. This list contains some of the books that I have found most valuable, and the books that I normally recommend when someone asks for a reading list."
Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution
Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution
"The first book is a fine example of the changes occurring in evolutionary theory, with more of an exmphasis on the interactions between genes, the environment and culture."
Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology)
Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology)
"An excellent account to show the importance of factors apart from genes. The implications are very important for a comprehensive theory of healthy functioning."
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
"There is a lot about Dawkins' approach that I do not care for. He is an athesit and an arch-reductionist, but he writes well and it is valuable to hear what he is saying."
Sex, Time, and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution
Sex, Time, and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution
"One of a series of excellent, well thought out and provocative books by someone who writes in his spare time. Not all of his facts are correct or conclusions justified, but his writings have spwaned a number of research projects."
The Social Brain: Evolution and Pathology
The Social Brain: Evolution and Pathology
"It is a shame that, largely because of the price, this book has not been as widely read as it should have been. It is a superb work that examines some of the key functions of the brain, and how they may fail to assume their normal roles."
The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin’s Dilemma
The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin’s Dilemma
"An intriguing - and plausible (!) - attmpt to exlpain biological complexity using a series of simple biological and biochemical models."
Chaos and Life: Complexity and Order in Evolution and Thought
Chaos and Life: Complexity and Order in Evolution and Thought
"This is an ingenious attempt to explain the evolution of life, based not on chaos and disorder, but on a model of infinite order."
Quantum Evolution: How Physics' Weirdest Theory Explains Life's Biggest Mystery (Norton Paperback)
Quantum Evolution: How Physics' Weirdest Theory Explains Life's Biggest Mystery (Norton Paperback)
"A classic book: brilliant and insightful. And perhaps even right!"
The Structure of Evolutionary Theory
The Structure of Evolutionary Theory
"A magnificent book that is one of Stephen's great legacies, that came out at the time of his untimely death."
A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change
A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change
"A superbly written book that will keep you turning the pages, eve if you don't always agree with what he says."
Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution
Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution
"A delightful collection of essays by nine of the world's foremost primatologists, that try to answer the question, "How did we come to be the way that we are?" And come up with a great many good answers."
The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change
The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change
"And discussion of evolution would be incomplete without considering the way in which different species have acted upon the evolutionary process, but none as much as humans."
Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective
Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective
"One of my favorite textbooks. Each chapter is full of extraordinarily interesting information."
The Riddled Chain: Chance, Coincidence and Chaos in Human Evolution
The Riddled Chain: Chance, Coincidence and Chaos in Human Evolution
"This book takes the position that evolution is directionless. The author's computer models seem to support what he says. I remain very sceptical about some of his arguments, but they are well made, and the book is well worth reading."
The Delphic Boat: What Genomes Tell Us
The Delphic Boat: What Genomes Tell Us
"This is one of the best books on what we know and do not know about our genes, and that there is still much to be learned about how we and other species came to be."
The Driving Force: Food, Evolution and the Future
The Driving Force: Food, Evolution and the Future
"A superb attempt at trying to examine the role of food in evolution, and what the current degradation of the food supply may mean for all of us. An excellent example of trying to use the lessons of the past to inform out future."
Evolutionary Change: Toward a Systemic Theory of Development and Maldevelopment (The World Futures General Evolution Studies)
Evolutionary Change: Toward a Systemic Theory of Development and Maldevelopment (The World Futures General Evolution Studies)
"Although ten years old, this remains a fine book on the mechanics of evolutionary change."
The Runaway Brain: The Evolution of Human Uniqueness
The Runaway Brain: The Evolution of Human Uniqueness
"How is it that our brains have evolved so far and so fast? This is a first rate example of good science writing, that explains how genes and culture have conspired to produce us, and that any suggestion that we are a final product of evolution is almost certainly wrong."
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
"And here we learn that we have sex in order to combat disease... This is an elegant and well written, if not altogether convincing book. If you would like to have some thought provoking reading on the topic of evolution, this is an pleasant and stimulating book."
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo
"The new science of evolutionary developmental biology (Evo Devo) examines the relationships between the two processes of evolution and development from an egg. This is a hot area of research, and this is one of the best books on the topic."
Evolution As Entropy: Toward a Unified Theory of Biology (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series)
Evolution As Entropy: Toward a Unified Theory of Biology (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series)
"Although not new, this book continues to delight and stimulate. Over the years many of the conepts have become modified and others are less cerain, but the main thesis of the book continues to be a valid hypothesis."
Principles of Brain Evolution
Principles of Brain Evolution
"A somewhat technical book, but an excellent contemporary account of the development of the most unique feature of human beings."
The Eternal Trail: A Tracker Looks at Evolution
The Eternal Trail: A Tracker Looks at Evolution
"A kind and compassionate look at the world and the forces that have made it the way that it is. This is a book to be savored, either for the occasional browse of to read cover to cover."
The Intelligent Genome
The Intelligent Genome
"Not the easiest book to read, but a fascinating one, in which the author makes the shocking claim that all of our individual knowledge is determined by our genes."
The Imitation Factor: Evolution Beyond The Gene
The Imitation Factor: Evolution Beyond The Gene
"This book shows just how far we have gone beyod the nature vs. nurture debate. We are all the most enormous imitators and imittaion is a vital part of evolution."
When Culture and Biology Collide: Why We are Stressed, Depressed, and Self-Obsessed
When Culture and Biology Collide: Why We are Stressed, Depressed, and Self-Obsessed
"Our bodies and our behaviors are the products of thousands of generations, yet the constant discordance between our biology and our social environment may be the cause of a great many problems. A superb example of applying evolutionary theory to contemporary problems."