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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.


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,...


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...


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...


The Origin of Fruits and Cultivated Plants

by Alphonse P. de Candolle & C. Grant Allen Lm Publishers (October 11, 2019)

The Origin of Fruits and Cultivated Plants.

"To the attractive hues of fruit, I believe, we must ultimately trace back our whole artistic pleasure in the pure physical stimulation of beautiful colors, displayed...


The Astronomical History of the World

by Daniel Vaughan Lm Publishers (October 10, 2019)

The information which geologists derive from the evidences of organic remains does not wholly satisfy the keen appetite of educated minds for a knowledge of the mysteries of Nature and the revolutions of past...


The Evolution of the Human Form

by Charles Morris Lm Publishers (October 10, 2019)

This book deals with the evolution of human and organic forms.

“That men, or thinking beings akin to man, exist only on that minute fragment of the universe we call the earth is a conception so highly improbable,...


Genius and his Environment

by James Mark Baldwin Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 09, 2019)

“Psychological science has reached a sort of understanding in these recent years of the individual and of the social setting in which he customarily disports himself; and the duty now devolves upon it of...


Evolution and the Distribution of Animals

by David Starr Jordan Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 09, 2019)

This book treats of the Evolution and the Distribution of Animals

“No one with good eyes and brains behind them has ever looked forth on the varied life of the world—on forest or field or brook or sea—without...


Species Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory: A Debate

by Quentin D. Wheeler & Rudolf Meier Columbia University Press (June 22, 2000)

No question in theoretical biology has been more perennially controversial or perplexing than "What is a species?" Recent advances in phylogenetic theory have called into question traditional views of species...


The Evolutionary Biology of Flies

by David K. Yeates & Brian M. Wiegmann Columbia University Press (June 22, 2005)

Flies (Dipteria) have had an important role in deepening scientists' understanding of modern biology and evolution. The study of flies has figured prominently in major advances in the fields of molecular evolution,...


The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin Digireads.com Publishing (February 08, 2019)

Also known as Charles Darwin’s “Journal of Researches,” “The Voyage of the Beagle” is an exquisite travel memoir, a detailed scientific journal, and the foundation for one of the most important scientific...


Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs

by Roger Lederer Timber Press (June 22, 2016)

“Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by.” —National Audubon Society

When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple...


Survival of the Nicest

by Stefan Klein & David Dollenmayer The Experiment (January 21, 2014)

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014

This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of “survival of the fittest”—and invites us all...


WTF, Evolution?!

by Mara Grunbaum Workman Publishing Company (October 07, 2014)

We all have our off days. Why should Evolution be any different? Maybe Evolution got carried away with an idea that was just a little too crazy—like having the Regal Horned Lizard defend itself by shooting...


Raised by Animals

by Jennifer L. Verdolin & Marc Bekoff The Experiment (May 02, 2017)

When it comes to family matters, do humans know best? Leading animal behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Verdolin argues otherwise in this eye-opening book. Welcome to the wild world of raising a family in the animal kingdom...


Origins

by Lewis Dartnell Basic Books (May 14, 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...


Darwin, Spencer and the Doctrine of Evolution

by Grant Allen, Edward L. Youmans & History Of Scientific Knowledge Collection Lm Publishers (September 06, 2018)

Herbert Spencer is a philosopher of a wider range. A believer in organic evolution before Darwin published his epoch-making work, he accepted at once Darwin's useful idea, and incorporated it as a minor part...


Nature's State

by Susan Kollin The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

An engaging blend of environmental theory and literary studies, Nature's State looks behind the myth of Alaska as America's "last frontier," a pristine and wild place on the fringes of our geographical imagination....


Social DNA

by M. Kay Martin Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

What set our ancestors off on a separate evolutionary trajectory was the ability to flex their reproductive and social strategies in response to changing environmental conditions. Exploring new cross-disciplinary...


Kant and Evolution

by Arthur O. Lovejoy Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

It has come to be one of the generally accepted legends of the history of science that Kant was also a pioneer of evolutionism. In the anthropological essays of the Koenigsberger, for example, we already find...


Aesthetic Evolution in Man

by Charles Grant Allen Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 02, 2018)

If we wish to hit upon the primitive germ of æsthetic sensibility in man, we cannot begin better than by looking at its foreshadowing in the lower animals. There are two modes of aesthetic feeling which seem...


The Ascent of Birds

by John Reilly Pelagic Publishing (April 16, 2018)

When and where did the ancestors of modern birds evolve? What enabled them to survive the meteoric impact that wiped out the dinosaurs? How did these early birds spread across the globe and give rise to the...