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  • Origin

    A Genetic History of the Americas

    by Jennifer Raff ...
    **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!From celebrated anthropologist Jennifer Raff comes the untold story—and fascinating mystery—of how humans migrated to the Americas.**ORIGIN is the story of who the first peoples in the Americas were, how and why they made the crossing, how they dispersed south, and how they lived based on a new and powerful kind of evidence: their complete genomes. ORIGIN ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • How the Mind Changed

    A Human History of Our Evolving Brain

    The extraordinary story of how the human brain evolved… and is still evolving.We’ve come a long way. The earliest human had a brain as small as a child’s fist; ours are four times bigger, with spectacular abilities and potential we are only just beginning to understand.This is How the Mind Changed, a seven-million-year journey through our own heads, packed with vivid stories, groundbreaking ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Big History

    From the Big Bang to the Present

    “This exciting saga crosses space and time to illustrate how humans, born of stardust, were shaped—and how they in turn shaped the world we know today.” —Publishers WeeklyThis book offers “world history on a grand scale”—pulling back for a wider view and putting the relatively brief time span of human history in context. After all, our five thousand years of recorded civilization account for only ... Read more

    $13.99 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

  • Exercised

    Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding

    If exercise is healthy (so good for you!), why do many people dislike or avoid it? These engaging stories and explanations will revolutionize the way you think about exercising—not to mention sitting, sleeping, sprinting, weight lifting, playing, fighting, walking, jogging, and even dancing.“Strikes a perfect balance of scholarship, wit, and enthusiasm.” —Bill Bryson, New York Times best-selling ... 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

  • The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

    An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World

    by Riley Black ...
    In The Last Days of the Dinosaurs, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might have been happening elsewhere on the globe. Life’s losses were sharp and deeply-felt, but the hope carried by the beings that survived sets the stage ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    $24.99 USD

  • The Erotic Life of Manuscripts

    New Testament Textual Criticism and the Biological Sciences

    by Yii-Jan Lin ...
    Since the New Testament's inception as written text, its manuscripts have been subject to all the dangers of history: scribal error, emendation, injury, and total destruction. The traditional goal of modern textual criticism has been to reconstruct an "original text" from surviving manuscripts, adjudicating among all the variant texts resulting from the slips, additions, and embellishments of ... Read more

    $98.99 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

  • She Has Her Mother's Laugh

    The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

    by Carl Zimmer ...
    **2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Finalist"Science book of the year"—The Guardian**One of New York Times 100 Notable Books for 2018One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2018One of Kirkus's Best Books of 2018One of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018“Extraordinary”—New York Times Book R... ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Through a Glass Brightly

    Using Science to See Our Species as We Really Are

    Human beings have long seen themselves as the center of the universe, the apple of God's eye, specially-created creatures who are somehow above and beyond the natural world. This viewpoint--a persistent paradigm of our own unique self-importance--is as dangerous as it is false. In Through a Glass Brightly, noted scientist David P. Barash explores the process by which science has, throughout time, ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Summary & Study Guide - Resurrection Science

    Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things

    by Lee Tang ...
    Book 25 - Summary & Study Guide
    Prevention and Reversal of Species Extinction.This book is a summary of “Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things,” by M. R. O’Connor.Many species are threatened with extinction because of anthropogenic global warming, degraded habitats, overexploitation, disease, and invasive species. In Resurrection Science, journalist M. R. O’Connor introduces ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • How the Earth Turned Green

    A Brief 3.8-Billion-Year History of Plants

    This “amazing and wonderful book” explores the evolutionary history of photosynthesis in a grand story of how the world became the verdant place we know (Choice).On this blue planet, long before dinosaurs reigned, tiny green organisms populated the ancient oceans. Fossil and phylogenetic evidence suggests that chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for coloring these organisms, has been in ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Our Oldest Companions

    The Story of the First Dogs

    by Pat Shipman ...
    How did the dog become man’s best friend? A celebrated anthropologist unearths the mysterious origins of the unique partnership that rewrote the history of both species.Dogs and humans have been inseparable for more than 40,000 years. The relationship has proved to be a pivotal development in our evolutionary history. The same is also true for our canine friends; our connection with them has had ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid

    The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change

    by Thor Hanson ...
    *A New York Times Editor's Choice pick*Shortlisted for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Book AwardsA beloved natural historian explores how climate change is driving evolutionIn Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid, biologist Thor Hanson tells the remarkable story of how plants and animals are responding to climate change: adjusting, evolving, and sometimes dying out. Anole lizards have grown larger toe ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Metazoa

    Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind

    "Enthralling . . . breathtaking . . . Metazoa brings an extraordinary and astute look at our own mind’s essential link to the animal world." —The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)"A great book . . . [Godfrey-Smith is] brilliant at describing just what he sees, the patterns of behaviour of the animals he observes." —Nigel Warburton, Five BooksThe scuba-diving philosopher who wrote Other ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Age of Empathy

    Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

    by Frans de Waal ...
    In this thought-provoking book, the acclaimed author of Our Inner Ape examines how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans.Are we our brothers' keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests?By studying social behaviors in animals, such as bonding, the herd instinct, the forming ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Beasts

    What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil

    Bestselling author Jeffrey Masson shows us what the animals at the top of the food chain-orca whales, big cats, etc.-can teach us about the origins of good and evil in ourselves.In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions-love (dogs), contentment (cats), and grief (elephants), among others. In Beasts, he demonstrates that the violence we ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • Sapiens: A Graphic History

    The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

    The ebook is designed to be read on devices with large color displaysThe Kindle edition is incompatible with iOS. See below for a list of supported devices.New York Times BestsellerThe first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, with gorgeous full-color illustrations ... ... Read more

    $19.99 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

    $10.99 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.We humans are the inheritors of a dynasty that has reigned over the ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    $8.49 USD