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  • When Men Behave Badly

    The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault

    A leading evolutionary psychologist and sex researcher provides a unified new theory of sexual conflict and shows how its battles play out in the bar room, the bedroom, and the boardroom.Sexual conflict permeates ancient religions, from injunctions about thy neighbor's wife to the permissible rape of infidels. It is etched in written laws that dictate who can and cannot have sex with whom. Its ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Origins

    How Earth's History Shaped Human History

    A New York Times-bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our speciesWhen we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But how has the earth itself determined our destiny? Our planet wobbles, driving changes in climate that forced the transition from nomadism to farming. Mountainous terrain led to the ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Most Dangerous Animal

    Human Nature and the Origins of War

    Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight.The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be hideously cruel and destructive to one another. Why are we ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

    Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life

    A bold, provocative history of our species finds the roots of civilization’s success and failure in our evolutionary biology.We are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, yet people are more listless, divided and miserable than ever. Wealth and comfort are unparalleled, and yet our political landscape grows ever more toxic, and rates of suicide, loneliness, and chronic ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • Scatter, Adapt, and Remember

    How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

    In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How?As a species, Homo sapiens is at a crossroads. Study of our planet’s turbulent ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • How We Talk

    The Inner Workings of Conversation

    by N. J. Enfield ...
    An expert guide to how conversation works, from how we know when to speak to why huh is a universal wordWe all had teachers who scolded us over the use of um, uh-huh, oh, like, and mm-hmm. But as linguist N. J. Enfield reveals in How We Talk, these "bad words" are fundamental to language.Whether we are speaking with the clerk at the store, our boss, or our spouse, language is dependent on things ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Book That Changed America

    How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

    **A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race“A lively and informative history.” – The New York Times Book Review**Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

    The Long Reach of the Gene

    series Oxford Landmark Science
    By the best selling author of The Selfish Gene 'This entertaining and thought-provoking book is an excellent illustration of why the study of evolution is in such an exciting ferment these days.' Science 'The Extended Phenotype is a sequel to The Selfish Gene . . . he writes so clearly it could be understood by anyone prepared to make the effort' John Maynard Smith, London Review of Books 'Dawkins ... Read more

    $13.29 USD

  • The Ancestor's Tale

    A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

    The renowned biologist and thinker Richard Dawkins presents his most expansive work yet: a comprehensive look at evolution, ranging from the latest developments in the field to his own provocative views. Loosely based on the form of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Dawkins's Tale takes us modern humans back through four billion years of life on our planet. As the pilgrimage progresses, we join with ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Sapiens. De animales a dioses

    Una breve historia de la humanidad

    El libro de no ficción del año.Bestseller internacional con más de diez millones de ejemplares vendidos. Número 1 en la lista de The New York Times. Recomendado por Barack Obama, Bill Gates y Mark Zuckerberg.De la mano de uno de los historiadores más interesantes de la actualidad, he aquí la fascinante interpretación de Yuval Noah Harari sobre la historia de la humanidad. Bestseller nacional e ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Expression Of Emotions In Man And Animals (Mobi Classics)

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, Nook, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including eReaders, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display. ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • 97 Orchard

    An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

    “Social history is, most elementally, food history. Jane Ziegelman had the great idea to zero in on one Lower East Side tenement building, and through it she has crafted a unique and aromatic narrative of New York’s immigrant culture: with bread in the oven, steam rising from pots, and the family gathering round.” — Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World97 Orchard is a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection

    A Brief History of Humankind and A Brief History of Tomorrow

    Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion Homo Deus. ... Read more

    $34.99 USD

  • Saving Darwin

    How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution

    by Karl Giberson ...
    Evolution Is Not the Bible's EnemySaving Darwin explores the history of the controversy that swirls around evolution science, from Darwin to current challenges, and shows why—and how—it is possible to believe in God and evolution at the same time. ... Read more

    $11.99 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

  • Body by Darwin

    How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine

    by Jeremy Taylor ...
    We think of medical science and doctors as focused on treating conditions—whether it’s a cough or an aching back. But the sicknesses and complaints that cause us to seek medical attention actually have deeper origins than the superficial germs and behaviors we regularly fault. In fact, as Jeremy Taylor shows in Body by Darwin, we can trace the roots of many medical conditions through our ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • The Origins of Creativity

    “Brimming with ideas. . . . The Origins of Creativity approach[es] creativity scientifically but sensitively, feeling its roots without pulling them out.”—EconomistIn a stirring exploration of human nature recalling his foundational work Consilience, Edward O. Wilson offers a “luminous” (Kirkus Reviews) reflection on the humanities and their integral relationship to science. Both endeavors, Wilson ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • 100 Million Years of Food

    What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today

    by Stephen Le ...
    A fascinating tour through the evolution of the human diet, and how we can improve our health by understanding our complicated history with food.There are few areas of modern life that are burdened by as much information and advice, often contradictory, as our diet and health: eat a lot of meat, eat no meat; whole-grains are healthy, whole-grains are a disaster; eat everything in moderation; eat ... Read more

    $11.99 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

  • Other Minds

    The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

    Philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness in Other MindsAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World

    Without domestication, civilization as we know it would not exist.Since that fateful day when the first wolf decided to stay close to human hunters, humans and their various animal companions have thrived far beyond nearly all wild species on earth. Tameness is the key trait in the domestication of cats, dogs, horses, cows, and other mammals, from rats to reindeer. Surprisingly, with selection for ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids

    65 Million Years of Mammalian Evolution in Europe

    Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids takes us on a journey through 65 million years, from the aftermath of the extinction of the dinosaurs to the glacial climax of the Pleistocene epoch; from the rain forests of the Paleocene and the Eocene, with their lemur-like primates, to the harsh landscape of the Pleistocene Steppes, home to the woolly mammoth. It is also a journey through space, following ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Life

    The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science

    by John Brockman ...
    series Best of Edge Series
    The newest addition to John Brockman’s Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world’s leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists—including Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson.Scientists’ understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD