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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Vintage)
The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Vintage)
by Daniel Lieberman
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In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over... (read more)

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The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
by Jonathan Weiner
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not... (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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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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Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New AfterwordWhy do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you've... (read more)

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
by Richard Dawkins
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“Dawkins proves that today he is still an extraordinary thinker, and one who has made an enormous contribution to understanding human nature. This memoir is a fascinating account of one mans attempt to find answers to some of the most difficult... (read more)

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The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body
The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body
by Neil Shubin
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year In The Universe Within, Neil Shubin reveals the connection between the evolution of the cosmos and the evolution of the human body.   Just as the history of the earth is written in the rocks, so too... (read more)

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Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
by Chris Stringer
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A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be. In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's... (read more)

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The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
by David Quammen
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David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place... (read more)

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The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
by Alan de Queiroz
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Could a frog hitch a ride on some debris and float to another continent? Could a monkey cross the Atlantic unassisted? Biologist Alan de Queiroz presents a provocative investigation of the ways in which species may have dispersed throughout the world via... (read more)

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The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition With a New Introduction by the Author
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition With a New Introduction by the Author
by Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the... (read more)

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Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human
Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human
by Chip Walter
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“A fluid introduction to the development of the human species.”—Booklist Among the countless traits and behaviors that separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom, six stand out—our big toe, opposable thumb, oddly shaped pharynx,... (read more)

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
by Richard Dawkins
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With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and "brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite" debate (San Francisco Chronicle). his first memoir offers a more personal view. His... (read more)

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Social Conquest of Earth (13 Edition)
Social Conquest of Earth (13 Edition)
by Edward O. Wilson
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Sparking vigorous debate in the sciences, The Social Conquest of Earth upends “the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family first” (Discover). Refashioning the story of human evolution, Wilson draws on his... (read more)

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The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change
The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change
by Stephen R Palumbi
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Evolution is not merely the process that ruled the rise and fall of the dinosaurs over hundreds of millions of years. It also happens rapidly, so quickly and so frequently that it changes how all of us live our lives. Drugs fail because diseases like HIV... (read more)

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Ancestor's Tale : a Pilgrimage To the Dawn of Evolution (04 Edition)
Ancestor's Tale : a Pilgrimage To the Dawn of Evolution (04 Edition)
by Richard Dawkins
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In works such as The Selfish Gene and Unweaving the Rainbow, the renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has—with unparalleled wit, clarity, and intelligence—introduced countless readers to the wonders of modern biology. Now, in The... (read more)

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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
by Daniel C Dennett
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In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of andlt;Iandgt;The Boston Globeandlt;/Iandgt; calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of... (read more)

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Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
by Marlene Zuk
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An exposé of pseudoscientific myths about our evolutionary past and how we should live today. We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football — or did we?... (read more)

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Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith
Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith
by Philip Kitcher
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Charles Darwin has been at the center of white-hot public debate for more than a century. In Living With Darwin, Philip Kitcher stokes the flames swirling around Darwin's theory, sifting through the scientific evidence for evolution, Creation Science... (read more)

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The Greatest Show on Earth 1st Edition
The Greatest Show on Earth 1st Edition
by Richard Dawkins
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Just when you were almost out of topics to argue about, here comes Richard Dawkins with another defense of evolution. But hang on — The Greatest Show on Earth isn't some enraged polemic, but a well-reasoned, intriguing counter-attack on Intelligent... (read more)

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The Evolution of Everything: How Selection Shapes Culture, Commerce, and Nature
The Evolution of Everything: How Selection Shapes Culture, Commerce, and Nature
by Mark Sumner
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Over a century ago, the Social Darwinists appropriated Darwin's name but left most of his theory behind. The Evolution of Everything describes the struggles behind Darwin's theory of evolution and the schemes of those who misapplied it.  It also... (read more)

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