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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
by Jared Diamond
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The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of... (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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The Tree of Life: The Wonders of Evolution
The Tree of Life: The Wonders of Evolution
by Ellen Jackson
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Many children's stories and books have addressed the idea of biblical creation, but the number of works written to acquaint youngsters with the extraordinary and continuing process of natural evolution has been few. The Tree of Life shares the excitement... (read more)

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What Makes Biology Unique? Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline
What Makes Biology Unique? Considerations on the Autonomy of a Scientific Discipline
by Ernst Mayr
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This book, a collection of essays written by the most eminent evolutionary biologist of the twentieth century, explores biology as an autonomous science, offers insights on the history of evolutionary thought, critiques the contributions of philosophy to... (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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Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks
Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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Charles Darwin was a bumbling neophyte naturalist when he boarded the Beagle in 1831. Through the five years that followed, as the ship hugged the coastline of South America, Darwin found himself wading through waist-deep mud, climbing towerlike trees... (read more)

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Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not
Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not
by Florenc Nightingale
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"My heart always sinks within me when I hear the good housewife, of every class, say, 'I assure you the bed has been well slept in: and I can only hope it is not true. What? Is the bed already saturated with somebody else's damp before my patient comes... (read more)

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The Origin of Species (World's Classics)
The Origin of Species (World's Classics)
by Charles Darwin
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In The Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply-held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by "natural selection." The Origin communicates... (read more)

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Origin of Species-150TH Anniversay Edition (09 Edition)
Origin of Species-150TH Anniversay Edition (09 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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The Perfect Baby: Parenthood in the New World of Cloning and Genetics
The Perfect Baby: Parenthood in the New World of Cloning and Genetics
by Glenn Mcgee
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The Perfect Baby is the most popular introduction to ethical issues in genetics.... (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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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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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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101 Key Ideas in Genetics
101 Key Ideas in Genetics
by Morton Jenkins
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This text covers the development of genetics from Johann Mendel's pioneering work to the discovery of DNA and the Human Genome project. It is part of a series designed to make particular subjects accessible, where each book contains short accounts of 101... (read more)

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If Wishes Were Horses
If Wishes Were Horses
by Edward O Wilson
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Retired elementary school teacher Jean Jakob writes an action packed story about a a young girl named Bobby O'Connell living in Charleston, South Carolina in 1949. She makes her dream come true in being with the one horse she loves. Bobby loves horses so... (read more)

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Banquet at Delmonico's: Great Minds, the Gilded Age, and the Triumph of Evolution in America
Banquet at Delmonico's: Great Minds, the Gilded Age, and the Triumph of Evolution in America
by Barry Werth
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In Banquet at Delmonico's, Barry Werth, the acclaimed author of The Scarlet Professor, draws readers inside the circle of philosophers, scientists, politicians, businessmen, clergymen, and scholars who brought Charles Darwin's controversial ideas to... (read more)

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Living with Our Genes: The Groundbreaking Book about the Science of Personality, Behavior, and Genetic Destiny
Living with Our Genes: The Groundbreaking Book about the Science of Personality, Behavior, and Genetic Destiny
by Dean Hamer
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A user's manual for understanding why we do the things we do, this up-to-dateand comprehensive guide presents a fascinating investigation into the cruciallink between DNA and behavior.... (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 sunfish to catfish, there are almost 800 species of freshwater fish in North America. Freshwater Fishes is the ideal pocket-sized, folding guide for the avid angler. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover... (read more)

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The Birth of the Cell
The Birth of the Cell
by Henry Harris
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Henry Harris, one of the world's leading cell biologists, here provides a strikingly original account of how scientists came to understand that the bodies of all living things are composed of microscopic units that we now call cells. Harris turns to the... (read more)

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