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Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement
Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement
by John Brockman
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Evolutionary science lies at the heart of a modern understanding of the natural world. Darwins theory has withstood 150 years of scientific scrutiny, and today it not only explains the origin and design of living things, but highlights the importance of... (read more)

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Biocoder
Biocoder
by O'reilly Media Inc
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BioCoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related. Youll discover:Articles about interesting projects and experiments, such as the glowing plantArticles about tools, both those you buy and those you buildVisits to DIYbio... (read more)

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Freshwater Fishes: An Introduction to Familiar North American Species (Pocket Naturalist)
Freshwater Fishes: An Introduction to Familiar North American Species (Pocket Naturalist)
by James Kavanagh
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From the tiny minnow to the massive muskellunge, there are almost 800 species of freshwater fish in North America. Freshwater Fishes is an ideal, simplified reference to the most common North American species. This beautifully illustrated guide... (read more)

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Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
by Matt Ridley
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“Thoughtful. . .aptly conjures a forgotten scientific landscape. . .” New York Times Book... (read more)

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Rhythms of Life: The Biological Clocks That Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing
Rhythms of Life: The Biological Clocks That Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing
by Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman
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“Despite 40 years of research and several lines of evidence, awareness of chronotherapy is still low in the medical and pharmaceutical world. Perhaps this book will start changing that.”—Scotland on Sunday... (read more)

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You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, But Get Lost in the Mall
You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, But Get Lost in the Mall
by Colin Ellard
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An eye-opening exploration of the intriguing and often counter-intuitive science of human navigation and experience of place. In the age of GPS and iPhones, human beings it would seem have mastered the art of direction, but does the need for these... (read more)

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Beasts of Eden: Walking Whales, Dawn Horses, and Other Enigmas of Mammal Evolution
Beasts of Eden: Walking Whales, Dawn Horses, and Other Enigmas of Mammal Evolution
by David Rains Wallace
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"Beasts of Eden is a wondrous journey through the vanished worlds of extinct mammals. Exciting, insightful, and accurate, it is everything that good science writing should be."and#151;Tim Flannery, author of The Eternal Frontier "A compelling scientific... (read more)

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Willapa National Wildlife Refuge: An Introduction to Common Plants & Animals (Pocket Naturalist Guides)
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge: An Introduction to Common Plants & Animals (Pocket Naturalist Guides)
by James Kavanagh
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Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, located in southwest Washington, was established in 1937 to protect migrating and wintering populations of brant, waterfowl, shorebirds, and other migratory birds. The Refuge preserves a number of unique ecosystems... (read more)

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Oregon Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species of Trees, Shrubs and Wildflowers
Oregon Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species of Trees, Shrubs and Wildflowers
by James Kavanagh
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Eco-regions ranging from coastal dunes and mountain forest provide a host of habitats for Oregon flora. And Oregon Trees and Wildflowers is the perfect nature travel companion for this state. Pocket-sized and lightweight, it will help to identify over... (read more)

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Darwin's Spectre: Evolutionary Biology in the Modern World
Darwin's Spectre: Evolutionary Biology in the Modern World
by Michael R Rose
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"Darwin's Spectre will be a lightning rod among books on the great naturalist. Rose's emphatic opinions will ensure that the book will not be ignored. Other trade books have also explored Darwinism and its modern meaning, but Rose's is unique in its... (read more)

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Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form
Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form
by Michael Sims
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In this amusing and brilliantly conceived book, Michael Sims introduces you to your body. Moving from head to toe, Sims blends cultural history with evolutionary theory to produce a wonderfully original narrative in which he analyzes the visible parts... (read more)

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Invasive Weeds of North America: An Introduction to Over 60 Problematic Widespread Species (North American Nature Guides)
Invasive Weeds of North America: An Introduction to Over 60 Problematic Widespread Species (North American Nature Guides)
by James Kavanagh
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This guide highlights widespread plants that can cause economic and ecological damage to crops, ranges, forests, and wild lands. Many of these problematic plants are non-natives that now grow in locations beyond their known historic range and are... (read more)

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Prime Mover: A Natural History of Muscle
Prime Mover: A Natural History of Muscle
by Steven Vogel
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In this work of popular science, Vogel (biology, Duke U.) explores the biology and physics of muscle and explains how muscle conditioned the design and use of many human tools and machines. The basic biology of muscles and the early attempts to under... (read more)

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How Animals Have Sex: A Guide to the Reproductive Habits of Creatures Great and Small
How Animals Have Sex: A Guide to the Reproductive Habits of Creatures Great and Small
by David Strorm
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The story of evolution as youand#8217;ve never heard it before and#160; Whatand#8217;s the easiest way to tell species apart? Check their genitals. Researching private parts was long considered taboo, but scientists are now beginning to understand that... (read more)

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Century of DNA
Century of DNA
by Franklin Portugal
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Why did it take more than a century of research before scientists properly understood what DNA was and what it did within the cell?... (read more)

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Virginia Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist)
Virginia Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist)
by James Kavanagh
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The state flower and the state tree, the American dogwood , are one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout Virginia. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees,... (read more)

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The Immortal Cell: One Scientist's Quest to Solve the Mystery of Human Aging
The Immortal Cell: One Scientist's Quest to Solve the Mystery of Human Aging
by Michael West
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Combining memoir, popular science, and not a small portion of self-promotion, West (CEO of Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.) describes his companies efforts to using cloning techniques to turn "old" cells into "young" ones, theoretically beating the... (read more)

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Bird Feeding Basics: An Introduction to Feeders, Feeds & Backyard Birds (Animal Care Guide)
Bird Feeding Basics: An Introduction to Feeders, Feeds & Backyard Birds (Animal Care Guide)
by James Kavanagh
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Bird Feeding Basics is a simplified introduction to attracting and identifying North America's most common backyard birds. Subjects covered include feeder selection, the types of feeder foods that attract certain species, and how to make your backyard... (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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“A detailed … portrait of a man whose talents should have earned him a higher place in history.” Kirkus... (read more)

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The Score: How the Quest for Sex Has Shaped the Modern Man
The Score: How the Quest for Sex Has Shaped the Modern Man
by Faye Flam
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"Faye Flam knows exactly how to make sex scientific and how to make science sexy. She penetrates the mysteries of human and animal passion with great style". -Matt Ridley, author of Genome and The Red Queen "Faye Flam provides a fascinating tour of how... (read more)

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