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My Scrapbook of the Story of Life (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

The very learned Professor Genius opens the pages of his personal scrapbook on the story of life. In a unique and accessible style, this wise character presents us with the major stages of creation, from the...


The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

by Donald R. Prothero Columbia University Press (August 25, 2015)

Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping, scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the...


The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

by Daniel Cloud Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them...


Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men: The Surviving Elites of the Cosmic War and Their Hidden Agenda

by Joseph P. Farrell Feral House (May 03, 2011)

Dr. Farrell's sourced work brings up the possibility that earth may have been occupied by a race of tyrannical giants.


Undeniable

by Bill Nye & Corey S. Powell St. Martin's Press (November 03, 2014)

"Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of...


Understanding Biocentrism: The True Nature of the Universe Revealed: Discover How Life and Consciousness Unveil the True Nature of The Universe

by Peter Thomas Cedric DUFAY (July 24, 2014)

Have You Ever Wondered About The True Nature Of The Universe? What Is Beyond The Mysterious Beyond? Is There Another Life Somewhere? While many explorers are trying to find answers to our questions, Dr. Robert...


At the Water's Edge

by Carl Zimmer Atria Books (August 26, 2014)

Everybody Out of the Pond

At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens...


Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

by J. David Archibald Columbia University Press (July 15, 2014)

Leading paleontologist David Archibald explores the rich history of visual metaphors for biological order from ancient times to the present and their influence on human beings’ perception of their place in...


Animal Madness

by Laurel Braitman Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

**"Science Friday" Summer Reading Pick**

**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**

**People magazine Best Summer Reads**

"A lovely, big-hearted book...brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans...


Evolution

by Irfan Yilmaz Tughra Books (May 01, 2009)

Examining the evolution debate from different aspects, this study points out the divergent uses of evolution and it posits a scientific argument against the theory of evolution, and includes rational explanations...


The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass

by Robert Hass, Edward O. Wilson & Lee Briccetti Bellevue Literary Press (March 17, 2014)

A meeting of great minds at the intersection of the arts and sciences


Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You

by Dan Riskin Touchstone (March 04, 2014)

This "fact-filled and amusing trek through nature's dark side" (Kirkus Reviews) reveals the fascinating, weird, and often perverted ways that Mother Nature fends only for herself.

It may be a wonderful world,...


A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World

by Charles Darwin Skyhorse (March 11, 2014)

When On the Origin of Species came out in 1859, it changed the understanding of life and was the foundation of evolutionary biology. All the material that he received for this book was from the famous expeditions...


The Greatest Show on Earth

by Richard Dawkins Free Press (September 22, 2009)

Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller...


Cosmology, Atomic Theory, Evolution: Classic Readings in the Literature of Science

by William Dampier & Margaret Dampier Dover Publications (September 30, 2013)

From the biblical book of Genesis to Bergson's Creative Evolution, these extracts from world literature illustrate the development of scientific thought from the ancient Greeks to modern times. 1959 edition....


Origins of Existence

by Fred C. Adams & Ian Schoenherr Free Press (May 11, 2010)

In Origins of Existence astrophysicist Fred Adams takes a radically different approach from the long tradition of biologists and spiritual leaders who have tried to explain how the universe supports the development...


Lynn Margulis: The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel

by Dorion Sagan Chelsea Green Publishing (October 19, 2012)

Tireless, controversial, and hugely inspirational to those who knew her or encountered her work, Lynn Margulis was a scientist whose intellectual energy and interests knew no bounds. Best known for her work...


Dazzle Gradually: Reflections on the Nature of Nature

by Dorion Sagan, Lynn Margulis & Roald Hoffman Chelsea Green Publishing (August 15, 2007)

At the crossroads of philosophy and science, the sometimes-dry topics of evolution and ecology come alive in this new collection of essays--many never before anthologized. Learn how technology may be a sort...


When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

by George R. McGhee Jr. Columbia University Press (October 22, 2013)

The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed—twice—because of the twin mass extinctions...


Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology

by Donald R. Prothero Columbia University Press (November 05, 2013)

The leading textbook in its field, this work applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research...


Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of Giants

by Nicole Klein, Kristian Remes, Carole T Gee & P Martin Sander Indiana University Press (August 25, 2010)

Sauropods, those huge plant-eating dinosaurs, possessed bodies that seem to defy every natural law. What were these creatures like as living animals and how could they reach such uniquely gigantic sizes? A dedicated...


The Species Problem: Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology

by David N. Stamos Lexington Books (March 17, 2003)

Stamos squarely confronts the problem of determining what a biological species is, whether species are real, and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the major contemporary views...


Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution

by Matt J. Rossano Columbia University Press (July 23, 2013)

On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. The incident...


Sabertooth

by Mauricio Anton Indiana University Press (November 22, 2013)

With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What's...


Evolution

by Carl Zimmer HarperCollins (November 23, 2010)

This remarkable book presents a rich and up–to–date view of evolution that explores the far–reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes the power, significance, and relevance of evolution to...


In Pursuit of Early Mammals

by Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska Indiana University Press (July 12, 2013)

In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and...


Moral Minds

by Marc Hauser HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In his groundbreaking book, Marc Hauser puts forth a revolutionary new theory: that humans have evolved a universal moral instinct, unconsciously propelling us to deliver judgments of right and wrong independent...


Monkey Girl

by Edward Humes HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

What should we teach our children about where we come from?

Is evolution a lie or good science?

Is it incompatible with faith?

Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature?

From bestselling,...


Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind

by Ajit Varki & Danny Brower Twelve (June 04, 2013)

The history of science abounds with momentous theories that disrupted conventional wisdom and yet were eventually proven true. Ajit Varki and Danny Brower's "Mind over Reality" theory is poised to be one such...


40 Days and 40 Nights

by Matthew Chapman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this fascinating story of evolution, religion, politics, and personalities, Matthew Chapman captures the story behind the headlines in the debate over God and science in America.

Kitzmiller v. Dover Board...


Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature

by Brian Switek Bellevue Literary Press (November 30, 2010)

The epic quest for missing links and other myths about evolution.


Paleopoetics: The Evolution of the Preliterate Imagination

by Christopher Collins Columbia University Press (January 22, 2013)

Christopher Collins introduces an exciting new field of research traversing evolutionary biology, anthropology, archaeology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and literary study. Paleopoetics...


Genome

by Matt Ridley Harper Perennial (March 26, 2013)

The genome's been mapped.

But what does it mean?

Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises...


Transcendence

by Gaia Vince Basic Books (January 20, 2020)

In the tradition of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, a winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books shows how four tools enabled has us humans to control the destiny of our species

"A wondrous, visionary...


Gender Mosaic

by Daphna Joel & Luba Vikhanski Little, Brown Spark (September 16, 2019)

With profound implications for our most foundational assumptions about gender, Gender Mosaic explains why there is no such thing as a male or female brain.

For generations, we've been taught that women and men...


What Darwin Got Wrong

by Jerry Fodor & Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 28, 2011)

What Darwin Got Wrong is a remarkable book, one that dares to challenge the theory of natural selection as an explanation for how evolution works---a devastating critique not in the name of religion but in the...


Lone Survivors

by Chris Stringer Times Books (March 12, 2012)

A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be

In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer...


Charles Darwin

by Andrew Norman Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the destroyer of mythical beliefs," some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid...


The Believing Brain

by Michael Shermer Times Books (May 23, 2011)

The Believing Brain is bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished.

In this work synthesizing thirty...


The Language of Butterflies

by Wendy Williams & Angela Brazil Simon & Schuster Audio (June 02, 2020)

In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures--the butterfly--shedding light on the role...


The Language of Butterflies

by Wendy Williams Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2020)

In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures--the butterfly--shedding light on the role...


Consider the Platypus

by Maggie Ryan Sandford & Rodica Prato Black Dog & Leventhal (August 26, 2019)

*FINALIST FOR THE 2020 GENERAL NONFICTION MINNESOTA BOOK AWARDS*

Interested in the origins of the species? Consider the Platypus uses pets such as dogs and cats as well as animal outliers like the axolotl and...


Origins

by Lewis Dartnell Basic Books (May 13, 2019)

A New York Times-bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species

When we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But...


Blueprint

by Nicholas A. Christakis Little, Brown Spark (March 25, 2019)

"A dazzlingly erudite synthesis of history, philosophy, anthropology, genetics, sociology, economics, epidemiology, statistics, and more" (Frank Bruni, The New York Times), Blueprint shows why evolution has...


The Human Swarm

by Mark W. Moffett Basic Books (April 15, 2019)

The epic story and ultimate big history of how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into the sprawling civilizations of a world-dominating species

If a chimpanzee ventures into the territory...


The Equations of Life

by Charles S. Cockell Basic Books (June 18, 2018)

A groundbreaking argument for why alien life will evolve to be much like life here on Earth

We are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other...


The Truth About Animals

by Lucy Cooke Basic Books (April 16, 2018)

Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin, New York Times), an uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world

Humans have gone to the Moon...


Hormonal

by Martie Haselton Little, Brown Spark (February 12, 2018)

The hidden intelligence of hormones and their role in empowering women to succeed sexually, reproductively, and socially.

Did you know women walk more, eat less, socialize more, meet more men, dance more, and...


Coyote America

by Dan Flores Basic Books (September 04, 2017)

"A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation." --Wall Street Journal

Legends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote In the face of centuries of campaigns of...


How We Talk

by N. J. Enfield Basic Books (November 13, 2017)

An expert guide to how conversation works, from how we know when to speak to why huh is a universal word

We all had teachers who scolded us over the use of um, uh-huh, oh, like, and mm-hmm. But as linguist N....