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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
by Frans De Waal
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For many years, de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. Now he delivers fascinating fresh evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cements the case for the biological... (read more)

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness
by Sy Montgomery
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In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus — a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature — and the remarkable... (read more)

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Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel
Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel
by Virginia Morell
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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
by Laurel Braitman
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For the first time, a historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds. Charles Darwin developed his... (read more)

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Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong
Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong
by Marc D Hauser
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“The scientific exploration of morality has advanced at a breathtaking pace… [an] enjoyable book.” Daniel Kahneman, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University, and 2002 Nobel Laureate in... (read more)

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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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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
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Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a... (read more)

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The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology (P.S.)
The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology (P.S.)
by Bernd Heinrich
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“...scientist and naturalist of the first rank and a nature writer of uncommon talent...” Edward O... (read more)

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Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild
Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild
by Susan Mccarthy
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“BECOMING A TIGER takes a fascinating area of exploration ... and brings it to life in all its richness.” Dawn Prince-Hughes, Ph.D., author of Gorillas Among Us: A Primate Ethnographer's Book of Days and Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My... (read more)

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
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Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a... (read more)

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The Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior
The Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior
by Janine M Benyus
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Unlock the secrets behind the behavior of the world's most fascinating creatures-- from the Adélie penguin to the plains zebra to the giant panda--in this wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated book. In The Secret Language of Animals, biologist... (read more)

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Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can't Learn about Sex from Animals
Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can't Learn about Sex from Animals
by Marlene Zuk
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"Zuk's analogies are better than anyone's—pithy, insightful, and funny. Who said feminists lack humor? Zuk made me laugh with deep pleasure more than once, as she reviewed the lessons of feminism for our understanding of non-human animals. Her main... (read more)

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Ethology: The Mechanisms and Evolution of Behavior
Ethology: The Mechanisms and Evolution of Behavior
by James L Gould
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The goal of this book is to illustrate the power of ethology's broad and integrative approach in unraveling how behavior, both simple and complex, is organized and orchestrated. The book develops this theme by looking first at traditional ethology to... (read more)

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The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People
The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People
by David P Barash
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"A highly readable, light-hearted survey of monogamy and its variations across the animal kingdom." --Nature "Gripping from start to finish, solid in its science, and literary in its flair . . ." --David M. Buss, Ph.D., professor of psychology... (read more)

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Naked Man a Study of the Male Body
Naked Man a Study of the Male Body
by Desmond Morris
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“A refreshing celebration of the wonder that is the human male.” - New Scientist From the Trade Paperback edition.... (read more)

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Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind
Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind
by Dorothy L Cheney
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"This is an impressive story not just because of the care that went into the observations and experiments they record, but also in the philosophical implication of their thinking about the mental life of baboons. . . . Cheney and Seyfarth have set out to... (read more)

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Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
by Bernd Heinrich
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The author of numerous bestselling and award-winning books, Bernd Heinrich is a professor of biology at the University of Vermont. He divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.... (read more)

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Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
by Daphne J Fairbairn
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"If you want to find out why adult male elephant seals can weigh more than four times as much as an adult female, whereas female blanket octopuses are truly enormous compared to their tiny male partners, this fascinating book is for you. Daphne... (read more)

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Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
by Olivia Judson
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“Delightful . . . Easy to understand and hard to resist, its sex education at its prime—accurate, comprehensive, and hilarious.” —Newsweek An uproarious and authoritative natural history in the form of letters to and... (read more)

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The Evolution of Fatherhood: A Celebration of Animal and Human Families
The Evolution of Fatherhood: A Celebration of Animal and Human Families
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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“Truly fascinating . . . Masson brings the behavior of animal subjects vividly and enchantingly to life.” JANE GOODALL “MAGNIFICIENT . . . GROUNDBREAKING . . . FASCINATING INSIGHTS INTO THE ANIMAL WORLD.” ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS... (read more)

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