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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
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This is an absolutely fascinating account of a line of cells that would proliferate to such a degree that they became immortal. Shaved from a tumor in a poor black woman in the 1950s, cultured without her knowledge, and grown to amazing proportions... (read more)

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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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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
by David Quammen
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in common: the bugs that... (read more)

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The Female Brain
The Female Brain
by Louann Brizendine
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Although initially turned off by the title, The Female Brain was one the most revealing gender studies I have ever read. More a case for feminism than a case for gender superiority, Brizendine explores the physiological reasons behind the differences in... (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 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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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
by Norman Doidge
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You can change your brain! Neuroplasticity is the new gospel for remapping your brain and making real changes to not only the way you think but how your brain is actually wired. Using this new science, medical conditions previously thought of as... (read more)

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Hallucinations Signed Edition
Hallucinations Signed Edition
by Oliver Sacks
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Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they... (read more)

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The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
by Robert Wright
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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr
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Nominated as a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, The Shallows is a fascinating look at the cultural implications and neuroscientific consequences of the Internet Age. The Internet is an unprecedented educational tool and time... (read more)

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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.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Charles... (read more)

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Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
by Steven Johnson
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In this nationally bestselling, compulsively readable account of what makes brain science a vital component of people's quest to know themselves, acclaimed science writer Steven Johnson subjects his own brain to a battery of tests to find out what's... (read more)

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Darwin: Texts Commentary (Norton Critical Edition)
Darwin: Texts Commentary (Norton Critical Edition)
by Philip Appleman
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The impact of Charles Darwin's work on Western civilization has been broad and deep. As much as anyone in the modern era, he changed human thought, and his influence is still felt in virtually all aspects of our lives. This new edition, larger and more... (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 Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the tale of a woman whose cells were used — without her knowledge — in breakthrough medical research after her 1951 death. Skloot's moving story of faith, family, and science uses the past to teach us about... (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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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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Life an Unauthorised Biography
Life an Unauthorised Biography
by Richard Fortey
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Trade paperback edition of this incisive and scholarly exploration of the natural history of the first 4,000,000,000 years of life on and in the earth, from the author of "The Hidden Landscape". A brilliant overview of the complexity of the history of... (read more)

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What on Earth Evolved?: 100 Species That Changed the World
What on Earth Evolved?: 100 Species That Changed the World
by Christopher Lloyd
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Published on the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species, an erudite, original, and lavishly illustrated guide to the most important species in the history of the planet. In our planets highly competitive history, a few species have been... (read more)

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Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature
Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature
by Brian Switek
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“Switek seamlessly intertwines two types of evolution: one of life on earth and the other of paleontology itself.”—Discover Magazine ““In delightful prose, [Switek] . . . superbly shows that ‘[i]f we can let go of our... (read more)

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