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Biological Sciences

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  • 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

  • Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark ZuckerbergFrom a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”One hundred thousand years ago, at ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Finding the Mother Tree

    Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discoverySuzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she's been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Body

    A Guide for Occupants

    by Bill Bryson ...
    **A New York Times BestsellerBill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body—with a new afterword for this edition.**Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Gifts of the Crow

    How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

    CROWS ARE MISCHIEVOUS, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And because they often live near people—in our gardens, parks, and cities—they are also keenly aware of our peculiarities, staying away from and even scolding anyone who threatens ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Code Breaker

    Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

    The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Consciousness Explained

    "Brilliant...as audacious as its title....Mr. Dennett's exposition is nothing short of brilliant." --George Johnson, New York Times Book ReviewConsciousness Explained is a a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Maybe One

    A Personal and Evironmental Argument for Single Child Families

    by Bill McKibben ...
    From the groundbreaking, bestselling author of The End of Nature, a controversial and provocative book arguing that to help the planet we should begin to voluntarily limit our numbers.Bill McKibben's books and essays on our environment -- physical and spiritual -- have shaped and spurred debate since The End of Nature was published in 1989. Then, he sounded one of the earliest alarms about global ... Read more

    $11.66 USD

  • Stress-Induced Mutagenesis

    The discovery of stress-induced mutagenesis has changed ideas about mutation and evolution, and revealed mutagenic programs that differ from standard spontaneous mutagenesis in rapidly proliferating cells. The stress-induced mutations occur during growth-limiting stress, and can include adaptive mutations that allow growth in the otherwise growth-limiting environment. The stress responses increase ... Read more

    $170.09 USD

  • Evolving Ourselves

    Redesigning the Future of Humanity--One Gene at a Time

    “We are the primary drivers of change. We will directly and indirectly determine what lives, what dies, where, and when. We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands.”Why are rates of conditions like autism, asthma, obesity, and allergies exploding at an unprecedented pace? Why are humans living longer, getting smarter, and having far fewer kids? How might your ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Demon in the Machine

    How Hidden Webs of Information Are Solving the Mystery of Life

    by Paul Davies ...
    **Physics World Book of the YearA Financial Times, Sunday Times, and Telegraph Best Science Book of the Year**What is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question, for life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. Huge advances in molecular biology over the past few ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Regenesis

    How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

    A Harvard biologist and master inventor explores how new biotechnologies will enable us to bring species back from the dead, unlock vast supplies of renewable energy, and extend human life.In Regenesis, George Church and science writer Ed Regis explore the possibilities of the emerging field of synthetic biology. Synthetic biology, in which living organisms are selectively altered by modifying ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Your Inner Fish

    A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

    by Neil Shubin ...
    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 never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series.By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genomes look and function like ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Ecology Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    series Big Ideas
    Explore ecology in this accessible introduction to how the natural world works and how we have started to understand the environment, ecosystems, and climate change.Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains more than 85 of the key ideas, movements, and acts that have defined ecology and ecological thought.The book has a simple chronological structure, with early ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

    With a foreword by Margaret Mead: Darwin examines genetically determined behavior, combining the science of evolution with insights into human psychology.Published in 1872, thirteen years after On the Origin of Species, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is devoted to documenting what Darwin believes is the genetically determined aspects of behavior. Together with The Descent of Man ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Sacrifice Zones

    The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States

    by Steve Lerner ...
    The stories of residents of low-income communities across the country who took action when pollution from heavy industry contaminated their towns.Across the United States, thousands of people, most of them in low-income or minority communities, live next to heavily polluting industrial sites. Many of them reach a point at which they say “Enough is enough.” After living for years with poisoned air ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Why Diets Make Us Fat

    The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss

    by Sandra Aamodt ...
    “If diets worked, we'd all be thin by now. Instead, we have enlisted hundreds of millions of people into a war we can't win."What’s the secret to losing weight? If you’re like most of us, you’ve tried cutting calories, sipping weird smoothies, avoiding fats, and swapping out sugar for Splenda. The real secret is that all of those things are likely to make you weigh more in a few years, not less.In ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Neuroscience of Emotion

    A New Synthesis

    A new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotions in humans and animalsThe Neuroscience of Emotion presents a new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotion across species. Written by Ralph Adolphs and David J. Anderson, two leading authorities on the study of emotion, this accessible and original book recasts the discipline and demonstrates that in order to understand emotion, we ... Read more

    $32.39 USD

  • Drug Use for Grown-Ups

    Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear

    **“Hart’s argument that we need to drastically revise our current view of illegal drugs is both powerful and timely . . . when it comes to the legacy of this country’s war on drugs, we should all share his outrage.” —The New York Times Book ReviewFrom one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

    "Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy KidderOver a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species, Darwinian theory is in a "vibrantly healthy state," writes Stephen Jay Gould, its most engaging and illuminating exponent. Exploring the "peculiar and mysterious particulars of nature," Gould introduces the reader to some of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Sixth Extinction

    An Unnatural History

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyesOver the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

    A New History of a Lost World

    "THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists."A masterpiece of science writing." —Washington PostA New York Times Bestseller • Goodreads Choice Awards Winner • **A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Smithsonian, *Science Friday,***The Times (London), <st... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Saving Us

    A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

    “A must-read if we’re serious about enacting positive change from the ground up, in communities, and through human connections and human emotions.” —Margaret Atwood, TwitterUnited Nations Champion of the Earth, climate scientist, and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe changes the debate on how we can save our future.Called “one of the nation's most effective communicators on climate change” by ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

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  • Until Proven Safe

    The History and Future of Quarantine

    Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have been researching quarantine since long before the COVID-19 pandemic. With Until Proven Safe, they bring us a book as compelling as it is definitive, not only urgent reading for social-distanced times but also an up-to-the-minute investigation of the interplay of forces–––biological, political, technological––that shape our modern world.Quarantine is our most ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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