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Biological Innovations that Built the World

A Four-billion-year Journey through Life and Earth History

Authors: Ligrone, Roberto

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  • Offers a comprehensive review of fundamental topics in integrative biology ranging from the appearance of life to the emergence of humans, with emphasis on environmental impact
  • Written from an integrative biological perspective 
  • Contains a glossary of less common technical terms
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The book is a detailed account of major biological events that contributed to create the present world and our species, with emphasis on cause-effect interrelationships and environmental impact. Its main goal is to guide the reader toward an understanding of the continuity of life across diversity, and of its large-scale interactions with the planet. Combining scientific soundness with a constant effort for clarity, the book begins with a cloud of dust in a corner of the Galaxy and, covering an immense lapse of time, terminates with an organism that ponders about the texture of the Universe. Comprehensive, updated references added to each chapter will help the reader wishing to expand any of the topics. A glossary explains less common technical terms.

About the authors

Roberto Ligrone: Professor of Plant Biology at the Second University of Naples, now University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, he retired in 2014. His main research interest was evolutionary biology of lower land plants, a field in which he has gained international reputation. He is also an author of several textbooks and dissemination papers.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16057-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16056-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Innovations that Built the World
Book Subtitle
A Four-billion-year Journey through Life and Earth History
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16057-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16057-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16056-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 490
Number of Illustrations
145 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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