Evolution books

ByDr. Girish Chandra


Books on Evolutionary Biology

  • Aiello, L. & Dean, C., 1990. An introduction to human evolutionary anatomy. Academic press, London.
  • Avers, C.J., 1974. Evolution. (Harper & Row Publ.). 321 pages.

  • Bowler, P.J., 1984. Evolution: he History of an idea. Univ. of Calif. Press, Berkeley.

  • Cain, A.J., 1954. Animal species and their evolution. (Hutchinson’s Univ. Library). 190 pages.

  • Campbell, B., 1985. Human evolution. Aldine, New York.

  • Carrol, R.L., 1988. Vertebrate paleontology and evolution. Freeman, New York.

  • Colbert, E.H.  Evolution of the Vertebrates. (Wiley Eastern Ltd.). 535 pages.

  • Colbert, E.H., & Morales, M., 1991. Evolution of the Vertebrates: A history of the backbones animals through time. Wiley, New York.

  • Conn, H.W., 1900. The method of evolution. Putnam’s, New York.

  • Conroy, G.C., 1997. Reconstructing human evolution: A modern synthesis. Norton, New York.

  • Darwin, C., 1962. The origin of species. (Collier McMillan Publ.). 512 pages.

  • Dawkins, R., 1986. The blind watchmaker. Longmans, Harlow, England.

  • Dobzhansky, T., 1955. Evolution, Genetics & Man. (Wiley Eastern Pvt. Ltd. 398 pages.

  • Ibid., 1970. Genetics of the evolutionary process. (Columbia Univ. Press). 505 pages.

  • Ibid., 1951. Genetics and the origin of species. (Oxford & IBH).320 pages.

  • Dodson, E.O., 1960. Evolution: Process and Product. (East-West Pvt. Ltd.). 352 pages.

  • Dodson E.O. & Dodson P., Evolution. (D.Van Nistrand Co.). 440 pages.

  • Dyson, F., 1985. Origins of life. Cambridge Univ. Press, England.

  • Eaton, T.H., 1970. Evolution. (Thomas Neleon & Sons Ltd.). 270 pages.

  • Emiliani, C., 1992. Planet earth: Cosmology, geology, and the evolution of life and environment. Cambridge Univ. press, England.

  • Endler, J.A., 1986. Natural selection in the wild. Princeton Univ. Press, NJ.

  • Fisher, R.A., 1930. The genetical theory of natural selection. Clarendon Press, NJ.

  • Freeman, S. & Herron, J. C., 1998. Evolutionary analysis. (Prentice Hall, Inc.). 786 pages.

  • Gillespie, J.H., 1991. The causes of molecular evolution. Oxford Univ. Press, New York.

  • Haldane, J.B.S., 1966. The causes of evolution. (Cornell Univ. Press). 235 pages.

  • Hedrick, P.W., 1983. Genetics of populations. Science Books International, Boston.

  • Huxley, J., 1942. Evolution: The modern synthesis. (Gregory Allen & Unwin Ltd.). 645 pages.

  • Kettlewell, H.B.D., 1973. The evolution of melanism . Clarendon Press, Oxford.

  • Kuppers, B-O., 1983. Molecular theory of evolution. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

  • Kutters, G.S., 1987. The universe and life: Origins and evolution. Jones & Bartlett, Boston.

  • Li, W.H., 1997. Molecular evolution. Sinauer Associates, MA.

  • Lull, R.S., 1977. Organic Evolution. (McMillan Co.).

  • Maynard Smith, J., 1978. The evolution of sex. Cambridge Univ. Press. England.

  • Maynard Smith, J., 1999. Evolutionary Genetics. (Oxford Univ. Press). 330 pages.

  • Mayr, E., 1976. Evolution and the diversity of life. (Harvard Univ. Press). 721 pages.

  • Ibid., 1963. Population, species and evolution. (Harvard Univ. Press.). 453 pages.

  • Ibid., 1963. Animal species and evolution. (Harvard Univ. Press). 797 pages.

  • Michod, R.E. & Levin, B.R., 1988. The evolution of sex. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.

  • Minkoff, E.C., 1983. Evolutionary biology. (Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.). 627 pages.

  • Moody, P.A., 1962. Introduction to evolution. (Harper & Row). 527 pages.

  • Oparin, A.I., 1936. The origin of life on earth. (Oliver & Boyd. London).

  • Pianka, E.R., 1988. Evolutionary ecology. Harper & Row, New York.

  • Rensch, B., 1959. Evolution above the species level. (Methuen & Co. Ltd.) 419 pages.

  • Richards, R.J., 1992. The Meaning of Evolution: The morphological construction and ideological recostruction of Darwin’s theory. Univ. of Chicago press, Chicago.

  • Rose, M.R., 1991. Evolutionary biology of aging. Oxford Univ. Press, England.

  • Savage, J.M., 1969. Evolution. (Amerind Publ. Co. Pvt. Ltd.). 152 pages.

  • Savage, R.J.G. & Long, M.R., 1986. Mammal evolution, BMNH, London.

  • Shull, A.F., 1951. Evolution. (McGraw Hill Book Co.). 322 pages.

  • Simpson, G.G., 1965. The meaning of evolution. (Oxford & IBH). 364 pages.

  • Stearns, S.C., 1987. The evolution of sex and its consequences. (Birkhauser Verlag). 403 pages.

  • Stearns, S.C. & Hoekstra, R.F.,    Evolution: An introduction. 381 pages.

  • Stebbins, G.L., 1969. The basis of progressive evolution. (Univ. of North Carolina press). 150 pages.

  • Ibid., 1979. The process of organic evolution. (Prentice Hall of India). 269 pages.

  • Strickberger, M.W., 2000. Evolution. (Jones & Bartlett Publ.). 722 pages.

  • Volpe, E. P., 1977. Understanding evolution. (Wm. Brown Co. Publ.). 220 pages.

  • Wallace, B., 1981. Basic population genetics. Columbia Univ. Press. New York.

  • Wallace, R.A., 1973. The ecology and evolution of animal behavior. (Goodyear Publ. Co.).  548 pages.

  • White, M.J.D., 1978. Modes of speciation. Freeman, San Francisco

  • Williams, B.J., 1979. Evolution and human origins. Harper & Row, New York.

  • Young, D., 1992. The discovery of Evolution. Cambridge Univ. press, England.


  • M.P. Arora, 2000. Organic evolution. (Himalaya Publ. House). 332 pages.

  • Ibid. 1990. Evolutionary biology. (Himalaya Publ. House). 134 pages.

  • P.K. Gupta, 1999. Cytology, Genetics and Evolution. (Rastogi Publ.). 507 pages.

  • V.B. Rastogi, 2003. Organic evolution. (Kedar Nath Ram Nath). 482 pages.

  • P.K. Seth, 2003. Understanding evolution of man: An introduction to paleontology. (Kalpaz Publ., Delhi). 304 pages.

  • B.S. Tomar & S.P. Singh, 2000. Evolutionary biology. (Rastogi Publ.). 374 pages.

                               TAXONOMY BOOKS

  • Ernst Mayr, 1969. Principles of systematic zoology. (Tata McGraw Hill Publ. Co.). 428 pages.

  • Ibid. 1942. Systematics and the origin of species. (Columbia Univ. Press).

  • Mayr, E. & P.D. Ashlock, 1991. Principles of systematic zoology. (McGraw Hill Publ.). 475 pages.
  • G.G. Simpson, 1961. Principles of animal taxonomy. (Columbia Univ. press). 247 pages.

  • Mayr, Linsley & Usinger,  Methods and principles of systematic zoology.

  • V.C. Kapoor, 1983. Theory and practice of animal taxonomy. (Oxford & IBH co.) 220 pages.

                               ZOOGEOGRAPHY BOOKS

  • P.J. Darlington, 1957. The zoogeography: The geographical distribution of animals. (Wiley Publ. New York). 675 pages.

  • Wilma George, 1962. Animal geography. (Heinemann edu. Books Ltd.). 142 pages.

  • A.R. Wallace, 1962. The geographical distribution of animals. (Hafner Publ. Co.). 503 pages.

Colbert’s Evolution of the Vertebrates

By (author): Michael Morales, Eli C. Minkoff Edwin H. Colbert

Universally regarded as a classic in the field, this new edition has been completely revised to offer the most recent discoveries and modern research advances in this continually evolving field. Extensively illustrated throughout, the Fifth edition includes new material on conodents, dinosaurs, primates and the early evolution of birds, while keeping the same engaging writing style and non-technical approach that is a trademark of the Colbert’s text. This publication remains the only resource that offers comprehensive coverage of vertebrate life, from skeletal system to ecology, behavior and physiology.

Special Features:

  • Retains the unique presentation of the previous editions and its engaging writing style and non-technical approach.
  • Contains substantially expanded sections, including treatment of conodonts, dinosaurs, primates and the origin of birds.
  • Coverage of the various aspects of vertebrate life, from skeletal system to ecology, behavior and physiology.

Table of Content 

  • Jawless Vertebrates.
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