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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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When Elephants Weep
When Elephants Weep
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full rage of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. Hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, When Elephants... (read more)

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New Hampshire Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guides)
New Hampshire Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guides)
by James Kavanagh
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The white birch became the Granite State's official Tree in 1947. And New Hampshire Trees and Wildflowers is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide to familiar trees, shrubs and wildflowers in this state. Beautifully detailed illustrations highlight... (read more)

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The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
by Charles Darwin
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Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific imagination, The Origin of Species sold out on the day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England, and, as the Saturday... (read more)

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On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection (Giant Thrifts)
On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection (Giant Thrifts)
by Charles Darwin
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"The Origin is one of the most important books ever published, and a knowledge of it should be a part of the intellectual equipment of every educated person. . . . The book will endure in future ages so long as a knowledge of science persists among... (read more)

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Origin of Species (58 Edition)
Origin of Species (58 Edition)
by Charles Darwin
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The book that shook the world First time from Signet Classic This is the book that revolutionized the natural sciences and every literary, philosophical and religious thinker who followed. Darwin's theory of evolution and the descent of man remains as... (read more)

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Massachusetts Butterflies & Moths: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist)
Massachusetts Butterflies & Moths: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist)
by James Kavanagh
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Did you know that 103 species of butterflies can be found in Massachusetts? If you are visiting the Bay State or are a resident, Massachusetts Butterflies and Moths is your source to identify many of the species. This pocket-sized, folding guide offers... (read more)

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Why We Run: A Natural History
Why We Run: A Natural History
by Bernd Heinrich
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-282) and index.... (read more)

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How to Hide a Butterfly and Other Insects
How to Hide a Butterfly and Other Insects
by Ruth Heller
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The author/illustrator of Plants That Never Bloom presents a new series of books "sure to please small children and simultaneously teach them the tricks of camouflage".--Publishers Weekly. This clever game of hide-and-seek features a grasshopper, a... (read more)

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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
by Matt Ridley
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Matt Ridley's Genome is one of the best, and most popular, works of popular science of recent years, in line with such instant classics as Richard Rhodes's The Making of the Atomic Bomb or Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe. Ever since James Watson and... (read more)

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The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
by Richard Preston
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"Popular science writing at its best and the years most infectious page-turner" (People), this two-million-copy bestseller is "a top-drawer horror story...the best literary roller coaster of the fall" (Newsweek).... (read more)

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Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
by Janet Browne
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Charles Darwin’s foremost biographer, Janet Browne, delivers a vivid and accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human.  A sensation on its publication in 1859, The Origin of the... (read more)

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Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea
Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea
by Carl Zimmer
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In this dazzling companion volume to a seven–part SBS series (airing November 2002), an award winning journalist collaborates with leading scholars in the life sciences (Stephen Jay Gould, Sarah Hrdy, Mary–Claire King, Steven Pinker, etc... (read more)

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The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World
The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World
by Jeremy Rifkin
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In this seminal book, Jeremy Rifkin explores the epic marriage between computer technology and genetic engineering, and the historic transition into the Age of Biotechnology. Already, Rifkin explains, our economy is undergoing a massive shift away from... (read more)

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The Meme Machine
The Meme Machine
by Susan J. Blackmore
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What is a meme? First coined by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene, a meme is any idea, behavior, or skill that can be transferred from one person to another by imitation: stories, fashions, inventions, recipes, songs, ways of plowing a field or... (read more)

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Origin of Species 150th Anniversary Edition
Origin of Species 150th Anniversary Edition
by Charles Darwin
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Darwin's classic work on the theory of evolution with special introduction by Ray Comfort.... (read more)

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The Human Difference
The Human Difference
by Alan Wolfe
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'An eloquent and exquisitely reasoned plea for a social science based on what is distinctively human about human beings their capacity to create meaning by the forms of interpretation that make human culture possible. This book is a lively attack on the... (read more)

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Waiting for Aphrodite: Journeys Into the Time Before Bones
Waiting for Aphrodite: Journeys Into the Time Before Bones
by Sue Hubbell
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"We humans are a minority of giants, stumbling around in the world of little things," Sue Hubbell writes in this marvelous book. Each of these little things "has a complicated and special way of getting on in the world, different from ours and different... (read more)

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Children of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace of Human Evolution
Children of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace of Human Evolution
by Christopher Wills
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Are we still evolving? Scientists have grappled with this question since the time of Darwin. Now, in this provocative book, biologist Christopher Wills argues that we are not only continuing to evolve but that our pace of change is accelerating. He... (read more)

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Vital Harmonies: Molecular Biology and Our Shared Humanity
Vital Harmonies: Molecular Biology and Our Shared Humanity
by Erwin Fleissner
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An eminent cancer researcher and teacher offers a personal and professional reflection on the most significant developments in molecular genetics and cell biology over the past fifty years.... (read more)

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