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The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People
The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People
by Neil Shubin
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From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the... (read more)

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The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
by Sam Kean
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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes more incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In... (read more)

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Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
by J Craig Venter
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“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern science: the creation of the... (read more)

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Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections on Being Human
Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections on Being Human
by Jesse Bering
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Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does “free will” really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway?     ... (read more)

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves
Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves
by Patricia S Churchland
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What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative--drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life... (read more)

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Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.
Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.
by Suzanne Corkin
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In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental “psychosurgical” procedure — a targeted lobotomy — in an effort to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The outcome was unexpected — when Henry awoke, he... (read more)

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Evolution's Captain: The Story of the Kidnapping That Led to Charles Darwin's Voyage aboard the Beagle
Evolution's Captain: The Story of the Kidnapping That Led to Charles Darwin's Voyage aboard the Beagle
by Peter Nichols
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This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert FitzRoy, who invited the 22-year-old Darwin to be his companion on board the Beagle. This is the remarkable story of how a... (read more)

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Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
by Sean B Carroll
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An award-winning biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet. and#160; Just 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vague and vastly off the mark, and... (read more)

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Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind
Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind
by Ajit Varki
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The history of science abounds with momentous theories that disrupted conventional wisdom and yet were eventually proven true. Ajit Varki and Danny Brower's "Mind over Reality" theory is poised to be one such idea-a concept that runs counter to commonly... (read more)

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The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
by Alan de Queiroz
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Could a frog hitch a ride on some debris and float to another continent? Could a monkey cross the Atlantic unassisted? Biologist Alan de Queiroz presents a provocative investigation of the ways in which species may have dispersed throughout the world via... (read more)

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr
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Nominated as a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, The Shallows is a fascinating look at the cultural implications and neuroscientific consequences of the Internet Age. The Internet is an unprecedented educational tool and time... (read more)

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The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History
by Howard K Bloom
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The Lucifer Priciple is a revolutionary work that explores the intricate relationships among genetics, human behavior, and culture to put forth the thesis that “evil” is a by-product of natures strategies for creation and that it is woven into... (read more)

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Climbing Mount Improbable
Climbing Mount Improbable
by Richard Dawkins
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The human eye is so complex and works so precisely that surely, one might believe, its current shape and function must be the product of design. How could such an intricate object have come about by chance? Tackling this subject--in writing that the... (read more)

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Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
by Marlene Zuk
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We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football — or did we? Are our bodies and brains truly at odds with modern life? Although it may seem as though we have barely... (read more)

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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes
Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes
by Svante Paabo
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What can we learn from the genomes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately successful efforts to genetically define what... (read more)

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Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
by Steve Olson
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A finalist for the National Book Award, this work follows 150,000 years of human history, tracing the origins of modern humans and the migration of our ancestors throughout the world. Maps throughout.... (read more)

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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
by Frans De Waal
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For many years, de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. Now he delivers fascinating fresh evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cements the case for the biological... (read more)

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Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self
Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self
by Jennifer Ouellette
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A fascinating tour through the science behind who we are and how we got this way—from the author of The Calculus Diaries As diverse as people appear to be, all of our genes and brains are nearly identical. In Me, Myself, and Why, Jennifer Ouellette... (read more)

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
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One of the most revealing, readable books about the mind to come along in years. A simply fascinating glimpse into animal behavior — on the farm, at home, and even in the mirror.... (read more)

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Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution
Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution
by Adrian Desmond
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Historians of science have long noted the influence of the nineteenth-century political economist Thomas Robert Malthus on Charles Darwin. In a bold move, Piers J. Hale contends that this focus on Malthus and his effect on Darwinand#8217;s evolutionary... (read more)

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