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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...


Animal Madness

The Tangled Tree

The Greatest Show on Earth

A Brief History of Creation

by Bill Mesler, H. James Cleaves & Sean Runnette Blackstone Publishing (December 07, 2015)

How did life begin?

It is perhaps the most important question science has ever asked. Over the centuries, the search for an answer has been entwined with some of science's most revolutionary advances, including...


The Next Species

by Michael Tennesen & Sean Runnette Blackstone Publishing (March 17, 2015)

While examining the history of our planet andactively exploring our present environment, science journalist Michael Tennesendescribes what life on earth could look like after the next mass extinction.

A growing...


Do Elephants Have Knees? and Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

by Charles R. Ault & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2016)

What makes a penguin a bird? Is a camel more closely related to a horse than to a giraffe? Why is a whale not a fish? Similar puzzles preoccupied Charles Darwin throughout his life. Whimsy, in the playfulness...


Origins

by Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (September 06, 2016)

In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded and polluted...


The Reluctant Mr. Darwin

by David Quammen & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2006)

In September 1838, a young Englishman named Charles Darwin hit upon the idea that natural selection among competing individuals would lead to wondrous adaptations and species diversity. Twenty-one years passed...


Wild Sex

by Carin Bondar & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2016)

A brilliantly engaging guide to the reproductive habits of creatures great and small, based on the author's popular web series Wild Sex, which has received over fourteen million views

Birds do it, bees do it-every...


Global Brain

by Howard Bloom & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (August 04, 2015)

In this extraordinary follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Lucifer Principle, Howard Bloom--one of today's preeminent thinkers--offers us a bold rewrite of the evolutionary saga. He shows how plants and...


Darwin on Trial

by Phillip E. Johnson & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (November 29, 2012)

Is evolution fact or fancy? Is natural selection an unsupported hypothesis or a confirmed mechanism of evolutionary change?

Darwin's theory of evolution is accepted by most educated Americans as simple fact,...


The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

by Jonathan Wells & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2007)

Why Darwinism--like Marxism and Freudianism before it--is headed for extinction

In the 1925 Scopes trial, the American Civil Liberties Union sued to allow the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution in public...


The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

by Charles Darwin & Robin Field Blackstone Publishing (September 30, 2011)

The Origin of Species sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the nineteenth century and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the...


Darwin and Evolution

by Michael Ghiselin, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 04, 2006)

In 1859, Charles Darwin published a vastly important work: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. For centuries, man had been seen as a created species, distinct from any other animal. Then,...


Origins

by Lewis Dartnell & John Sackville 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...


Too Much of a Good Thing

by Lee Goldman & Dan Woren Little, Brown & Company (December 08, 2015)

Dean of Columbia University's medical school explains why our bodies are out of sync with today's environment and how we can correct this to save our health.

Over the past 200 years, human life-expectancy has...


Life Finds a Way

by Andreas Wagner & Alex Hyde-White Basic Books (June 11, 2019)

How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and science

In Life Finds a Way, biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in...


Cosmosapiens

by John Hands Abrams Press (October 30, 2017)

Specialist scientific fields are developing at incredibly swift speeds, but what can they really tell us about how the universe began and how we as humans evolved to play such a dominant role on Earth? John...


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...