Anton Markos (1949), is a biologist at the Charles University in Prague, Czechia (department of philosophy and history of science). He works and teaches cell biology, theoretical and evolutionary biology. His books in English are Readers of the Book of Life (2002) and (with co-authors) Life as Its Own Designer (2009). Recently published papers include subjects such as in epigenetics, biosemiotics, language metaphor of life, and morphogenesis of bacterial colonies. Jana Svorcova (1982) studied both philosophy and theoretical and evolutionary biology at Charles University, and currently works at the same department as Anton Markos, her former supervisor. Svorcova teaches theoretical biology and publishes papers concerning non-genetic inheritance, evo-devo and philosophy of biology.
Markos and S vorcova (Charles Univ., Czech Republic) offer a highly engaging exploration of phenotypic and developmental patterns across diverse biological lineages. The volume's extensive sets of citations will be useful for readers who wish to read more about specific biological examples .