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Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code (Eminent Lives)
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code (Eminent Lives)
by Matt Ridley
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Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Francis Crick is the first biography of the eminent scientist, co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA. Written by Matt Ridley, the award-winning author of the national bestseller Genome, Francis... (read more)

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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
by Janine M Benyus
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This profound and accessible book details how science is studying natures best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation... (read more)

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Of Molecules and Men (Great Minds Series)
Of Molecules and Men (Great Minds Series)
by Francis Crick
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Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution
Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution
by Iain Mccalman
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Award-winning cultural historian Iain McCalman tells the stories of Charles Darwin and his staunchest supporters: Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace. Beginning with the somber morning of April 26, 1882—the day of Darwin's funeral... (read more)

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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
by Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, andlt;Iandgt;The God Delusion, andlt;/Iandgt;which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller andlt;Iandgt;... (read more)

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Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts
Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts
by Terry Burnham
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Why do we want—and why do we do—so many things that are bad for us? And how can we stop? In Mean Genes economist Terry Burnham and biologist Jay Phelan offer advice on how to conquer our own worst enemy—our survival-minded genes. Having... (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 New... (read more)

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Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body
Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body
by Jennifer Ackerman
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Be ready to geek out over your own body. A delightful and engaging book, Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream will fill you with wonder. Science writer Jennifer Ackerman lays out the latest developments and theories about the human body in a way that will keep you... (read more)

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The Wonder of Genetics: The Creepy, the Curious, and the Commonplace
The Wonder of Genetics: The Creepy, the Curious, and the Commonplace
by Richard Kowles
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Why are some of us male and others female? What makes us short or tall, blond or brunette, light-skinned or dark? Why do some people look like their relatives, while others dont? What causes defects of biochemistry that lead to debilitating illnesses and... (read more)

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How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells
How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells
by Lewis Wolpert
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Everything about our existence--movement and memory, imagination and reproduction, birth and, ultimately, death--is governed by our cells. They are the basis of all life in the universe, from the tiniest bacteria to the most complex animals. In the... (read more)

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Human Wildlife: The Life That Lives on Us
Human Wildlife: The Life That Lives on Us
by Robert Buckman
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"A book that just about everyone will find in some measure fascinating, disturbing, engaging, repulsive and funny... Buy it for a friend who worries about 'germs'." -- American... (read more)

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Genius in All of Us
Genius in All of Us
by David Shenk
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With irresistibly persuasive vigor, David Shenk debunks the long-standing notion of genetic giftedness, and presents dazzling new scientific research showing how greatness is in the reach of every individual. DNA does not make us who we are. Forget... (read more)

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Written in Stone: The Hidden Secrets of Fossils and the Story of Life on Earth. Brian Switek
Written in Stone: The Hidden Secrets of Fossils and the Story of Life on Earth. Brian Switek
by Brian Switek
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Switek seamlessly intertwines two types of evolution: one of life on earth and the other of paleontology itself.--Discover Magazine In delightful prose, Switek] . . . superbly shows that ' i]f we can let go of our conceit, ' we will see the preciousness... (read more)

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Human Evolution (Brief Insight)
Human Evolution (Brief Insight)
by Bernard Wood
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Renowned evolutionary scholar Bernard Wood traces the history of paleoanthropology from its 18th-century beginnings to today's latest fossil finds and newest discoveries about the human genome. He provides an insider's view of the field, introducing us... (read more)

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The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life
The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life
by Robert Trivers
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2012 Whether it’s in a cockpit at takeoff or the planning of an offensive war, a romantic relationship or a dispute at the office, there are many opportunities to lie and self-deceive—but deceit and self... (read more)

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More Than Darwin: The People and Places of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy
More Than Darwin: The People and Places of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy
by Randy Moore
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"A marvelous trove for the curious browser, who will be constantly tempted to pull the book off the shelf to read a random entry and discover a new fact or two."—Glenn Branch, Deputy Director, National Center for Science Education, Inc.... (read more)

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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
by Charles Darwin
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In this highly readable study, one of the great pioneers of modern science examines how people and animals display varieties of emotions via their facial expressions. British naturalist Charles Darwin--who expounded the theory of evolution by natural... (read more)

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Memory: The Key to Consciousness
Memory: The Key to Consciousness
by Richard F. Thompson and Stephen A. Madigan
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Memory is perhaps the most extraordinary phenomenon in the natural world. Every person's brain holds millions of bits of information in long-term storage. This vast memory store includes our extensive vocabulary and knowledge of language; the tremendous... (read more)

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Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution
Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution
by Rebecca Stott
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK “[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time... (read more)

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Genetic Twists of Fate
Genetic Twists of Fate
by Stanley Fields
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andlt;Pandgt;News stories report almost daily on the remarkable progress scientists are making in unraveling the genetic basis of disease and behavior. Meanwhile, new technologies are rapidly reducing the cost of reading someone's personal DNA (all six... (read more)

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