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  • The Extended Mind

    The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

    **A New York Times Editors' ChoiceA Washington Post Best Nonfiction Book of 2021A New York Times Notable BookA bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains—in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships**Use your head.That’s what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a difficult project. But a growing body of research indicates that we’ve ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

    Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Hidden Valley Road

    Inside the Mind of an American Family

    by Robert Kolker ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • ONE OF GQ's TOP 50 BOOKS OF LITERARY JOURNALISM IN THE 21st CENTURY • The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease."Reads like a medical detective journey and sheds light on a topic so many of us ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition

    Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles

    Unleashing the power of consciousness, matter and miraclesIt has been ten years since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton’s seminal book on the relationship between mind and body that changed the way we think about our lives, our health, and our planet. During that time, research in this field has grown exponentially – Lipton’s groundbreaking experiments have now been endorsed ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA

    A Guide for Family Historians

    An easy-to-use, straightforward guide for British family historians looking to trace their ancestry using DNA testing.DNA research is one of the most rapidly advancing areas in modern science, and the practical use of DNA testing in genealogy is one of its most exciting applications. Yet there is no recent British publication in this field. That is why this accessible, wide-ranging introduction is ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Wizard and the Prophet

    Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World

    From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world.In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Stories

    Evolutionary Enigmas

    The authors of Gender Gap: The Biology of Male-Female Differences take readers on “a joyride of intellectual discovery . . . full of provocative ideas” (Pepper Schwartz, author of Prime).So how did women get their curves? Why do they have breasts, while other mammals only develop breast tissue while lactating, and why do women menstruate, when virtually no other beings do so? What are the reasons ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • On the Backs of Tortoises

    Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden

    An insightful exploration of the iconic Galápagos tortoises, and how their fate is inextricably linked to our own in a rapidly changing worldThe Galápagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. For sixty years, conservationists have worked to restore this evolutionary Eden after centuries of exploitation at the hands of pirates, whalers, and island settlers. This book ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • An Immense World

    How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

    by Ed Yong ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Every kind of animal, including humans, is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of our immense world. Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Ed Yong takes us on “a thrilling tour of nonhuman perception” (The New York Times), allowing us to experience the skeins of scent, waves of electromagnetism, and pulses of pressure that ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Tangled Tree

    A Radical New History of Life

    by David Quammen ...
    In this New York Times bestseller and longlist nominee for the National Book Award, “our greatest living chronicler of the natural world” (The New York Times), David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology affect our understanding of evolution and life’s history.In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine the history of all life. Perhaps the most ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Endless Forms

    The Secret World of Wasps

    “A book that draws us in to the strange beauty of what we so often run away from.” — Robin Ince, author of The Importance of Being InterestedIn this eye-opening and entertaining work of popular science in the spirit of The Mosquito, Entangled Life, and The Book of Eels, a leading behavioural ecologist transforms our understanding of wasps, exploring these much-maligned insects’ secret world, their ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Why Evolution is True

    series Oxford Landmark Science
    For all the discussion in the media about creationism and 'Intelligent Design', virtually nothing has been said about the evidence in question - the evidence for evolution by natural selection.Yet, as this succinct and important book shows, that evidence is vast, varied, and magnificent, and drawn from many disparate fields of science. The very latest research is uncovering a stream of evidence ... Read more

    $10.39 USD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • S=EX2

    La ciencia del sexo

    Una aproximación al sexo innovadora y original que revolucionará nuestra mente y quizá también nuestro comportamiento.Tienes en tus manos el libro más riguroso, ameno, y completo jamás escrito sobre el fascinante estudio científico de la sexualidad humana.Por amor a la ciencia, Pere Estupinyà, el ladrón de cerebros, se sumerge en una novedosa investigación: participa en un estudio sobre disfunción ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You, Second Edition

    Busting Myths about Human Nature

    A compelling takedown of prevailing myths about human behavior, updated and expanded to meet the current moment.There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; and men and women are wholly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You counters these pervasive and pernicious myths ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • Why We Believe

    Evolution and the Human Way of Being

    series Foundational Questions in Science
    A wide-ranging argument by a renowned anthropologist that the capacity to believe is what makes us humanWhy are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered explanations for centuries, but their accounts often ignore or even avoid human evolution. Evolutionary scientists answer with proposals for why ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • Texas Aquatic Science

    series River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University
    This classroom resource provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way about water and aquatic life. Spanning the hydrologic cycle from rain to watersheds, aquifers to springs, rivers to estuaries, ample illustrations promote understanding of important concepts and clarify major ideas.Aquatic science is covered comprehensively, with relevant principles of ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Plastic Unlimited

    How Corporations Are Fuelling the Ecological Crisis and What We Can Do About It

    by Alice Mah ...
    Despite the global movement to tackle plastic pollution, demand for plastics continues to rise. As the world transitions away from fossil fuels, plastics are set to be the biggest driver of oil demand. Single-use plastics – deemed essential in the fight against COVID-19 – have been given a new lease of life. In a world beset with crisis fatigue, what can we do to curb the escalating plastics ... Read more

    $16.00 USD

  • Transformer: The Deep Chemistry of Life and Death

    by Nick Lane ...
    **From the renowned biochemist and author of The Vital Question, an illuminating inquiry into the Krebs cycle and the origins of life.“Nick Lane’s exploration of the building blocks that underlie life’s big fundamental questions—the origin of life itself, aging, and disease—have shaped my thinking since I first came across his work. He is one of my favorite science writers.”—Bill Gates**What ... Read more

    $18.89 USD

  • Breath

    The New Science of a Lost Art

    by James Nestor ...
    **A New York Times BestsellerA Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR“A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe—and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray LoveNo matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Deepest Well

    Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma and Adversity

    “An extraordinary, eye-opening book.”—People**2018 National Health Information Awards, Silver Award“A rousing wake-up call . . . this highly engaging, provocative book prove[s] beyond a reasonable doubt that millions of lives depend on us finally coming to terms with the long-term consequences of childhood adversity and toxic stress.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow**Dr. Nadine ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Pests

    How Humans Create Animal Villains

    An engrossing and revealing study of why we deem certain animals “pests” and others not—from cats to rats, elephants to pigeons—and what this tells us about our own perceptions, beliefs, and actions, as well as our place in the natural worldA squirrel in the garden. A rat in the wall. A pigeon on the street. Humans have spent so much of our history drawing a hard line between human spaces and wild ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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  • Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?

    A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain

    A look at the true nature of the zombie brainEven if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Unsavory Truth

    How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat

    by Marion Nestle ...
    A James Beard Award-winner and the author of What to Eat and Soda Politics, leading nutritionist Marion Nestle exposes how the food industry corrupts scientific research for profit.Is chocolate heart-healthy? Does yogurt prevent type 2 diabetes? Do pomegranates help cheat death? News accounts bombard us with such amazing claims, report them as science, and influence what we eat. Yet, as Marion ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $4.99 USD