Top 2016 Human Biology Books

These are my picks for the top twenty human biology and primatology books published in 2016. These books cover topics as diverse as gibbon evolution, cultural evolution, and primate cognition. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any way. Included are the text blurbs; personal reviews available on request! Want …

Top 2015 Popular Human Biology Books

These are my top 5 popular human biology books for 2015. Personal reviews available on request! See the rest of this year’s book recommendations here! The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins by David R. Begun [Princeton University Press, Hardcover] Price: $19.60 £14.35 EUR 20,12 …

Top 2015 Academic Human Biology Books

These are my top 10 academic human biology books for 2015. Within human biology, I include palaeoanthropology, cultural evolution, archaeology, and primatology. Personal reviews available on request! See the rest of this year’s book recommendations here! Contemporary Evolutionary Theories of Culture and the Study of Religion (Scientific Studies of Religion: …

Top 2015 Popular Vertebrate Biology Books

These are my top 5 popular vertebrate biology books for 2015. Personal reviews available on request! See the rest of this year’s book recommendations here! Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversity by Philip A. Hastings [University of California Press, Paperback] Price: $23.70 £16.11 EUR 23,49 EUR 21,77 EUR 23,60 EUR …

Top 2015 Academic Vertebrate Biology Books

These are my top 10 academic vertebrate biology books for 2015. They’re quite a diverse bunch, unlike their subject matter. Personal reviews available on request! See the rest of this year’s book recommendations here! Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 6: Deuterostomia by Andreas Wanninger [Springer, Hardcover] Price: $11.97 £37.35 EUR …

Teaching Resources: Background Knowledge on Turtle Shell Evolution

Jump to: Palaeontology; Development; Evolution; Ecological Aspects; Useful Diagrams. The turtle’s shell is one of the most striking and unique features found in organismal biology, and questions and debates on its origin have intrigued scientists for more than two centuries, with as much resolution found now as in the 1800s. The turtle …

Tyrannosaurs

I had the chance to skim the relatively new Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology, a research compendium edited by Parrish, Molnar, Currie & Koppelhus, and published by Indiana University Press. Impressive book that goes through the variety of research programmes now happening on the biology of tyrannosaurs, highly-recommended if you can chew through …

Pterosaurs

There is a brand new book on pterosaurs out: Witton’s Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy, published by Princeton University Press. Vertebrate palaeontologist friends are telling me it’s a stunning and masterful book, suitable both for the lay public and as a reference work, so if you have any interest at …