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  • A Cultural History of Heredity

    “Thought-provoking…any scientist interested in genetics will find this an enlightening look at the history of this field.”—Quarterly Review of BiologyIt was only around 1800 that heredity began to enter debates among physicians, breeders, and naturalists. Soon thereafter, it evolved into one of the most fundamental concepts of biology.Here, Staffan Muller-Wille and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger offer a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

    Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution.The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Beak of the Finch

    A Story of Evolution in Our Time (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

    **PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • A dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research of Darwin's discovery of evolution that "spark[s] not just the intellect, but the imagination" (Washington Post Book World).“Admirable and much-needed.... Weiner’s triumph is to reveal how evolution and science work, and to let them speak clearly for themselves.”—The New York Times Book Review**On a desert island in ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Most Delicious Poison

    The Story of Nature's Toxins—From Spices to Vices

    by Noah Whiteman ...
    An evolutionary biologist tells the story of nature’s toxins and why we are attracted—and addicted—to them, in this “magisterial, fascinating, and gripping tour de force” (Neil Shubin).A deadly secret lurks within our spice racks, medicine cabinets, backyard gardens, and private stashes.Scratch beneath the surface of a coffee bean, a red pepper flake, a poppy seed, a mold spore, a foxglove leaf, a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Moral Animal

    Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

    by Robert Wright ...
    One of the most provocative science books ever published—"a feast of great thinking and writing about the most profound issues there are" (The New York Times Book Review)."Fiercely intelligent, beautifully written and engrossingly original." —The New York Times Book ReviewAre men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $4.99 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

  • Astonishing Animals

    Extraordinary Creatures and the Fantastic Worlds They Inhabit

    by Tim Flannery ...
    From the authors of A Gap in Nature, a breathtaking visual adventure showcasing ninety of the world’s most astounding creatures.Sumptuous birds of paradise, amazing soft-shell turtles, frogs that look like tomatoes, and terrifying fish (including the deep-water angler fish from Finding Nemo) are just some of the extraordinary creatures that can be found in Tim Flannery and Peter Schouten’s new ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Monkey in the Mirror

    Essays on the Science of What Makes Us Human

    An “absorbing” look at how our species evolved, from the curator of human evolution at the American Museum of Natural History (Kirkus Reviews).What makes us so different from those other animals? How did we get this way? How do we know? And what exactly are we? These questions are what make human evolution a subject of general fascination. Ian Tattersall, one of those rare scientists who is also a ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $12.99 USD

  • Rereading the Fossil Record

    The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

    Rereading the Fossil Record presents the first-ever historical account of the origin, rise, and importance of paleobiology, from the mid-nineteenth century to the late 1980s. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, David Sepkoski shows how the movement was conceived and promoted by a small but influential group of paleontologists and examines the intellectual, disciplinary, and political ... Read more

    $27.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy

    What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens--and Ourselves

    From a noted Cambridge zoologist, a wildly fun and scientifically sound exploration of what alien life must be like, using universal laws that govern life on Earth and in space.Scientists are confident that life exists elsewhere in the universe. Yet rather than taking a realistic approach to what aliens might be like, we imagine that life on other planets is the stuff of science fiction. The time ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • From Darwin to Derrida

    Selfish Genes, Social Selves, and the Meanings of Life

    by David Haig ...
    A wide ranging treatise connecting evolutionary biology with philosophy that explores how the random process of natural selection produces purposeful beings who find meaning in the worldIn From Darwin to Derrida, evolutionary biologist David Haig explains how a physical world of matter in motion gave rise to a living world of purpose and meaning. Natural selection, a process without purpose, gives ... Read more

    $24.99 USD

  • Once a Wolf: The Science Behind Our Dogs' Astonishing Genetic Evolution

    by Bryan Sykes ...
    From the best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, an eye-opening work no dog lover or ancestry aficionado should be without.How did wolves evolve into dogs? When did this happen, and what role did humans play? Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes used the full array of modern technology to explore the canine genetic journey when our ancestors first learned to hunt together with wolves. In the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Tales Teeth Tell

    Development, Evolution, Behavior

    What human teeth can tell us about our evolution, development, and behavior . . .This fascinating, accessible study will “put a smile on your face with its weird facts about primate dentistry and the shrinking grins of modern-day humans” (Washington Post).Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. These sophisticated time machines record growth, diet, and evolutionary history as clearly as tree ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Eve

    How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution

    by Cat Bohannon ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE REAL ORIGIN OF OUR SPECIES: a myth-busting, eye-opening landmark account of how humans evolved, offering a paradigm shift in our thinking about what the female body is, how it came to be, and how this evolution still shapes all our lives today“A page-turning whistle-stop tour of mammalian development that begins in the Jurassic Era, Eve recasts the traditional story ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

    Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them

    Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters—each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon—Donald R. Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that shaped our understanding of geology, from the unearthing of exemplary ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • The Next Species

    The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man

    “Simultaneously sobering and exhilarating, Michael Tennesen’s wide-ranging survey of disasters highlights both life’s fragility and its metamorphosing persistence” (Booklist) and describes what life on earth could look like after the next mass extinction.A growing number of scientists agree we are headed toward a mass extinction, perhaps in as little as 300 years. Already there have been five mass ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Evolution's Rainbow

    Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People

    In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science—and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a fascinating discussion of diversity in ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    Darwin's theory that our ancestors were apes caused a furore in the scientific world and outside it when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Arguments still rage about the implications of his evolutionary theory, and scepticism about the value of Darwin's contribution to knowledge is widespread. In this analysis of Darwin's major insights and arguments, Jonathan Howard reasserts the ... Read more

    $7.99 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

    $15.49 USD

  • Big History

    The Greatest Events of All Time From the Big Bang to Binary Code

    by DK ...
    From the formation of the Universe to today, countless major events have changed the course of life on Earth.Aligned with the online Big History Project supported by Bill Gates, Big History puts a wide-angle lens on 13.8 billion years of remarkable history and shows you how and why we got where we are today.With stunning visual timelines and special CGI reconstructions, you can see history's ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Rise and Reign of the Mammals

    A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us

    New from the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (“A masterpiece of science writing.” —Washington Post) and “one of the stars of modern paleontology” (National Geographic), a sweeping and revelatory history of mammals, illuminating the lost story of the extraordinary family tree that led to us.National Bestseller • Top 10 Nonfiction of 2022: Kirkus</stron... ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Fossil Chronicles

    How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution

    by Dean Falk ...
    Two discoveries of early human relatives, one in 1924 and one in 2003, radically changed scientific thinking about our origins. Dean Falk, a pioneer in the field of human brain evolution, offers this fast-paced insider’s account of these discoveries, the behind-the-scenes politics embroiling the scientists who found and analyzed them, and the academic and religious controversies they generated. ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Culture

    Leading Scientists Explore Civilizations, Art, Networks, Reputation, and the Online Revolution

    by John Brockman ...
    series Best of Edge Series
    "Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain." —Chicago Sun-Times*, on* This Will Change EverythingLaunchinga hard-hitting new series from and Harper Perennial, editor JohnBrockman delivers this cutting-edge master class covering everything you needto know about ... Read more

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