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Brill's Biology E-Books Online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Brill in the field of Biology.

Coverage:
Botany, Carcinology, Entomology, Nematology, Perception and Behaviour, Zoology in general.

The list of titles per collection can be found here.
This interdisciplinary book focuses on Charles Darwin’s extensively detailed observations of all forms of animate life across the global world—humans included. These existential realities of Nature are not commonly recognized in today’s world, yet they are all of sizable import in impacting both flora and fauna, thus in human understandings of the nature of the world and the nature of all forms of animate life. Darwin’s descriptively anchored observations furthermore tie in directly with Edmund Husserl’s phenomenological analyses of experience. However different their inquiries and wonder at the world and at human experience, their analyses show how descriptive foundations and a concern with origins are integral to both, and how methodology and a living dynamics are central to a recognition of the complementarity of biological-neurological sciences and phenomenology.
A new view for studying and understanding biological evolution emerges when the concepts of phylogenetic systematics and exaptation are combined. A new definition of macroevolution is created. Preadaptation is shown to be a null concept and its comparison with exaptation is shown to be inappropriate. This book criticizes the prevailing view, the adaptationist, microevolutionary outlook, which considers adaptation as being the exclusive or main evolutionary process responsible for vertebrates having occupied the terrestrial environment. The authors argue that the macroevolutionary processes are significantly more important to explain an improbable evolutionary event. Their research shows that macroevolutionary processes are the dominant factors involved in the origin of terrestriality.

This book is a revised and expanded English translation from the original Portuguese edition Peixes conquistam a terra firme: nova abordagem para um evento acidental único (Editora Baraúna, 2017).
Brill's Biology - Book Archive pre-2000 includes approximately 760* digitized book titles from Brill’s publication program in the field of Biology, which were published before the year 2000.

Coverage:
Botany, Carcinology, Entomology, Nematology, Perception and Behaviour, Zoology in general.

This collection is part of the Brill Book Archive Part 2 (pre-2000).. See also the Biology - Book Archive 2000-2006.

*Please note that titles are still being sourced and digitized, so the number of titles in this collection may increase. Newly digitized titles are being added on a regular basis. To check the latest status, please consult the Title List, MARC Records and KBART files, which are updated regularly, on the E-Book Collections page.

Some works in this collection may contain views, arguments, assumptions, and methodologies that are no longer acceptable by today’s scholarly and ethical standards. Although these works do not conform to Brill’s views in any way, we have decided to keep the historical record of our publishing history intact as much as possible. For that reason, these works, which might unintentionally give offense to some readers, are included in this book archive.
Brill's Biology E-Books Online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Brill in the field of Biology.

Coverage:
Botany, Carcinology, Entomology, Nematology, Perception and Behaviour, Zoology in general.

The list of titles per collection can be found here.
Cultural and Biological Approaches to Uncover African Diversity
This book explores important chapters of past and recent African history from a multidisciplinary perspective. It covers an extensive time range from the evolution of early humans to the complex cultural and genetic diversity of modern-day populations in Africa. Through a comprehensive list of chapters, the book focuses on different time-periods, geographic regions and cultural and biological aspects of human diversity across the continent. Each chapter summarises current knowledge with perspectives from a varied set of international researchers from diverse areas of expertise. The book provides a valuable resource for scholars interested in evolutionary history and human diversity in Africa.

Contributors are Shaun Aron, Ananyo Choudhury, Bernard Clist, Cesar Fortes-Lima, Rosa Fregel, Jackson S. Kimambo, Faye Lander , Marlize Lombard, Fidelis T. Masao, Ezekia Mtetwa, Gilbert Pwiti, Michèle Ramsay, Thembi Russell, Carina Schlebusch, Dhriti Sengupta, Plan Shenjere-Nyabezi, Mário Vicente.