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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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Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere
Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere
by Alaina Levine
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This book provides a step-by-step guide to understanding how to access professional opportunites through networking, and devise and execute a strategic networking plan that is dynamic, multi-dimensional, and takes advantage of social media channels... (read more)

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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
by Carl Safina
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Hailed conservationist Carl Safina examines animal personhood as told through the inspired narrative portraits of elephants, wolves, and dolphins Long before his work as an ocean conservationist, Carl Safina's childhood by the long island shore launched... (read more)

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Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connect
Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connect
by Wallace J. Nichols
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A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J... (read more)

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The Population Biology of Tuberculosis (Monographs in Population Biology)
The Population Biology of Tuberculosis (Monographs in Population Biology)
by Christopher Dye
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"This is an important book by one of the world's leading experts on tuberculosis. Christopher Dye breaks new ground and uses a novel approach to study how tuberculosis cases and fatalities could be decreased. He demonstrates how certain interventions... (read more)

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The Deeper Genome: Why There Is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the Eye
The Deeper Genome: Why There Is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the Eye
by John Parrington
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Over a decade ago, as the Human Genome Project completed its mapping of the entire human genome, hopes ran high that we would rapidly be able to use our knowledge of human genes to tackle many inherited diseases, and understand what makes us unique among... (read more)

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Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code
Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code
by Matthew Cobb
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Everyone has heard of the story of DNA as the story of Watson and Crick and Rosalind Franklin, but knowing the structure of DNA was only a part of a greater struggle to understand lifeand#8217;s secrets. Lifeand#8217;s Greatest Secret is the story of... (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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The Fly Trap
The Fly Trap
by Fredrik Sjoberg
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A rare memoir of extraordinary, mesmerizing brilliance—a Swedish best seller—by an entomologist fascinated with the natural world and the hidden wonders of life, and which asks: What is it that drives the obsessively curious to exploration... (read more)

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Embracing the Seasons: Memories of a Country Garden
Embracing the Seasons: Memories of a Country Garden
by Gunilla Norris
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In Embracing the Seasons Gunilla Norris shares her soulful and thought-provoking observations of a year lived in the countryside and reflects on the abundance and meaning of nature and its cycles of renewal. This journey through the seasons has been... (read more)

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Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity
Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity
by Alexander Harcourt
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Where did the human species originate, why are tropical peoples much more diverse than those at polar latitudes, and why can only Japanese peoples digest seaweed? In , U. C. Davis professor Alexander Harcourt answers these questions and more, as he... (read more)

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Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings
Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings
by Mary Siisip Geniusz
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Mary Siisip Geniusz has spent more than thirty years working with, living with, and using the Anishinaabe teachings, recipes, and botanical information she shares in Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask. Geniusz gained much of the... (read more)

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Noise Matters: The Evolution of Communication
Noise Matters: The Evolution of Communication
by R. Haven Wiley.
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Noise, as we usually think of it, is background sound that interferes with our ability to hear more interesting sounds. In general terms, though, it is anything that interferes with the reception of signals of any sort. It includes extraneous energy in... (read more)

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August Weismann: Development, Heredity, and Evolution
August Weismann: Development, Heredity, and Evolution
by Frederick B. Churchill.
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The evolutionist Ernst Mayr considered August Weismann "one of the great biologists of all time." Yet the man who formulated the germ plasm theory--that inheritance is transmitted solely through the nuclei of the egg and sperm cells--has not received an... (read more)

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The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Interpreted Through Modern Science
The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Interpreted Through Modern Science
by Steve Jones
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In , Steve Jones retells many of the biblical tales in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a real-life Adam and Eve? Are some--or all--of us marked with the molecular equivalent of original sin, and if so what can we do about it? Was... (read more)

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Darwin on Evolution: Words of Wisdom from the Father of Evolution
Darwin on Evolution: Words of Wisdom from the Father of Evolution
by Charles Darwin
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The father of evolution imbibed history with his controversial book On the Origin of Species. As a young scientist studying natural history, Charles Darwin set out on the HMS Beagle for a five-year voyage that would bring him in contact with animal... (read more)

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Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Informatics, Second Edition
Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Informatics, Second Edition
by Stuart M. (edt) Brown
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Next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technology has revolutionized biomedical research, making genome and RNA sequencing an affordable and frequently used tool for a wide variety of research applications including variant (mutation) discovery, gene... (read more)

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The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack: And Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution
The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack: And Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution
by Ian Tattersall
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In his new book human paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of “human exceptionalism” in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human evolution. Drawing partly on his own career—from... (read more)

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Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as a Sacred Community
Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as a Sacred Community
by Thomas Berry
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Among the contemporary voices for the Earth, none resonates like that of noted cultural historian Thomas Berry. His teaching and writings have inspired a generations thinking about humankinds place in the Earth Community and the universe, engendering... (read more)

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The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe Became Self-Aware
The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe Became Self-Aware
by Simon Conway Morris
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How did human beings acquire imaginations that can conjure up untrue possibilities? How did the Universe become self-aware? In The Runes of Evolution, Simon Conway Morris revitalizes the study of evolution from the perspective of convergence, providing... (read more)

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