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Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
by Jerry A. Coyne
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The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail   In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit... (read more)

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food... (read more)

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The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
by Nick Lane
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Why is life the way it is? For two billion years, bacteria continually evolved without ever changing their basic form. Then single-celled organisms made the jump into complex life. In , award-winning author and biochemist Nick Lane argues that the... (read more)

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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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Evolution (11 Edition)
Evolution (11 Edition)
by De Panafieu Je
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Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species a little over one hundred and fifty years ago, and it changed everything. But many donand#8217;t realize that it took Darwin over twenty years to develop his theory, that others had been advocating a... (read more)

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The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
by Richard Dawkins
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"The best general account of evolution I have read in recent years."--E. O. Wilson. With a new introduction.... (read more)

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Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution
Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution
by Kenneth P. (edt) Dial
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How did flying birds evolve from running dinosaurs, terrestrial trotting tetrapods from swimming fish, and whales return to swim in the sea?and#160; These are some of the great transformations in the history of life; events that have captured the... (read more)

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Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (Vintage)
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (Vintage)
by Neil Shubin
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National Book Award finalist A New York Times notable book "A tour de force, a womderful, entertaining and informative book." —Abraham Verghese, New York Times Book Review After fifteen years in print, Woman remains an essential guide to... (read more)

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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes
Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes
by Svante Paabo
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What can we learn from the genomes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately successful efforts to genetically define what... (read more)

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Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World
Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World
by Richard C Francis
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Without our domesticated plants and animals, human civilization as we know it would not exist.... (read more)

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Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
by Sean B Carroll
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Children With Prenatal Drug Exposure examines new medical approaches for predicting the developmental progress of children who have been exposed to drugs in utero. This book outlines effective methods for intervention and assessment and indicates future... (read more)

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Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection
Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection
by Peter Godfrey Smith
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The Immense Journey (Vintage)
The Immense Journey (Vintage)
by Loren Eiseley
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Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections on Being Human
Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections on Being Human
by Jesse Bering
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Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does “free will” really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway?     ... (read more)

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The Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human
The Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human
by Pat Shipman
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Why do humans all over the world take in and nurture other animals? This behavior might seem maladaptive--after all, every mouthful given to another species is one that you cannot eat--but in this heartening new study, acclaimed anthropologist Pat... (read more)

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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
by Jonathan Gottschall
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Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. Its easy to... (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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A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth
A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth
by Joe Kirschvink
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Charles Darwin's theories, first published more than 150 years ago, still set the paradigm of how we understand the evolution of life-but scientific advances of recent decades have radically altered that understanding. In fact the currently accepted... (read more)

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The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction
The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction
by Pat Shipman
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With their large brains, sturdy physique, sophisticated tools, and hunting skills, Neanderthals are the closest known relatives to humans. Approximately 200,000 years ago, as modern humans began to radiate out from their evolutionary birthplace in Africa,... (read more)

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Third Chimpanzee the Evolution & Future of the Human Animal
Third Chimpanzee the Evolution & Future of the Human Animal
by Jared Diamond
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Jared Diamond is the author of the bestselling Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel. A professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, he has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,... (read more)

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