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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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Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century
Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century
by Carl Schoonover
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Portraits of the Mind follows the fascinating history of our exploration of the brain through images, from medieval sketches and 19th-century drawings by the founder of modern neuroscience to images produced using state-of-the-art techniques, allowing us... (read more)

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Darwin's Luck: Chance and Fortune in the Life and Work of Charles Darwin
Darwin's Luck: Chance and Fortune in the Life and Work of Charles Darwin
by Patrick H Armstrong
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<div><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'MS ??'">One might make a case for saying that Darwin's life was dogged by bad luck. His mother died when he was seven; he was sent... (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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Animal Friendships
Animal Friendships
by Anne Innis Dagg
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Research into social behaviour in animals has often focused on aggression, yet members of social species are far more likely to interact with each other in a positive way. Animal Friendships explores non-sexual bonding behaviours in a range of mammalian... (read more)

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The Mind's Eye (Vintage)
The Mind's Eye (Vintage)
by Oliver Sacks
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Oliver Sacks, as fascinating, empathetic, and formidably talented as always, focuses on six individuals who've lost what we think of as essential abilities, including reading, face recognition, and speech. The Mind's Eye is a mesmerizing and exhilarating... (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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Naked Genes: Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age
Naked Genes: Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age
by Helga Nowotny
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The molecular life sciences are making visible what was once invisible. Yet the more we learn about our own biology, the less we are able to fit this knowledge into an integrated whole. Life is divided into new sub-units and reassembled into new forms... (read more)

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The Genetic Inferno: Inside the Seven Deadly Sins
The Genetic Inferno: Inside the Seven Deadly Sins
by John J Medina
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What makes us react or feel the way we do? If you have ever asked yourself this question, then let gifted writer John Medina take you on a fascinating tour of the questions involved in the quest to understand the biological basis of human behavior. By... (read more)

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The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic
The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic
by Alan Sipress
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A riveting account of why science alone can't stop the next pandemic. In 2009, Swine Flu reminded us that pandemics still happen, and award- winning journalist Alan Sipress reminds us that far worse could be brewing. When a highly lethal strain of avian... (read more)

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On the Origin of Species
On the Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts... (read more)

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Mendel's Principles of Heredity
Mendel's Principles of Heredity
by William Bateson
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Six years after Charles Darwin announced his theory of evolution to the world, Gregor Mendel began studying the inheritance of traits in pea plants. Mendel's research led to his discovery of dominant and recessive traits and other facts of evolution... (read more)

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Life Explained
Life Explained
by Michel Morange
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Fifty years ago Francis Crick and James D. Watson proposed the double helix model for the DNA molecule. They believed they had, as Crick put it, discovered the “secret of life,” and many agreed. But in the intervening years, science has... (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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Island: Fact and Theory in Nature
Island: Fact and Theory in Nature
by James Lazell
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Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and bats, to name but a few. What is so surprising about... (read more)

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