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Genetics in the Wild

Written by John C. Avise


Format: eBook, 270 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $24.95

Award-winning geneticist John C. Avise guides this delightful voyage around the planet in search of answers to nature's mysteries. He demonstrates how scientists directly examine DNA to address long-standing questions about wild animals, plants, and microbes. Through dozens of stories that span the world, nature emerges as a realm where truth... Read more >
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A Woman of Science
A Woman of Science
Written by Cardy Raper, Foreword by Remeline Damasco, M.D.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781578264421
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A Woman of Science
An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms
Written by Cardy Raper
Foreword by Remeline Damasco, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95

A STORY OF TRUE LOVE, DETERMINATION, SACRIFICE, AND DISCOVERY.
 
A Woman of Science catalogues a decades-long journey of inspirational hardship and success that serves as a model for what women can do in a field largely dominated by men.

Cardy Raper succeeded in becoming what she dreamed of as a young girl: a... Read more >
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A Woman of Science
An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms
Written by Cardy Raper
Foreword by Remeline Damasco, M.D.


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $3.99

A STORY OF TRUE LOVE, DETERMINATION, SACRIFICE, AND DISCOVERY.

A Woman of Science catalogues a decades-long journey of inspirational hardship and success that serves as a model for what women can do in a field largely dominated by men.

Cardy Raper succeeded in becoming what she dreamed of as a young girl: a... Read more >
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In the Name of Eugenics
In the Name of Eugenics
Written by Daniel J. Kevles
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ISBN: 9780307831507
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In the Name of Eugenics
Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity
Written by Daniel J. Kevles


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $21.99

Daniel Kevles traces the study and practice of eugenics--the science of "improving" the human species by exploiting theories of heredity--from its inception in the late nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation within the field of genetic engineering. It is rich in narrative, anecdote, attention to human detail, and stories of... Read more >
The Journey of Man
The Journey of Man
Written by Spencer Wells
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830456
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The Journey of Man
A Genetic Odyssey
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $11.99

Around 60,000 years ago, a man—genetically identical to us—lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans... Read more >
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Born That Way
Born That Way
Written by William Wright
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ISBN: 9780307819383
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Born That Way
Genes, Behavior, Personality
Written by William Wright


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2012
Price: $18.99

A comprehensive view of the most heated debate of our time -- are genes the primary influence on human personality and behavior? In presenting the recent findings, William Wright argues that in a century dominated by psychoanalytic thought, there has been an insistence that humans, unlike all other species, are brought... Read more >
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307801036
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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $15.99

"Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully told."
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World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan... Read more >
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Curiosity Guides: The Human Genome
Curiosity Guides: The Human Genome
Written by John Quackenbush
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781936140152
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Curiosity Guides: The Human Genome

Written by John Quackenbush


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $14.95

The DNA sequence that comprises the human genome--the genetic blueprint found in each of our cells--is undoubtedly the greatest code ever to be broken. Completed at the dawn of a new millennium, the feat electrified both the scientific community and the general public with its tantalizing promise of new and better... Read more >
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Curiosity Guides: The Human Genome

Written by John Quackenbush


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $9.99

The DNA sequence that comprises the human genome--the genetic blueprint found in each of our cells--is undoubtedly the greatest code ever to be broken. Completed at the dawn of a new millennium, the feat electrified both the scientific community and the general public with its tantalizing promise of new and better... Read more >
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Gene Wars
The Politics of Biotechnology
Written by Kristin Dawkins


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $6.95

Despite technological advances, an alarming number of people in the world go hungry. Even more chilling is the fact that in the future that number will likely increase. In this book, Kristin Dawkins discusses the international policies that are shaping this future, including those that govern the genetic engineering of plants... Read more >
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Designer Genes
Designer Genes
Written by Steven Potter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369987
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Designer Genes
A New Era in the Evolution of Man
Written by Steven Potter


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $14.99

This compelling new book covers the most important revolution since Darwin—how cutting-edge genetic science will soon allow us to speed up and transform our own evolution, and the moral choices we must make as we improve, alter, and even duplicate ourselves.

The fact is that, until now, human evolution has been... Read more >
The Wonder of Genetics
The Wonder of Genetics
Written by Richard V. Kowles
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616142148
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The Wonder of Genetics
The Creepy, the Curious, and the Commonplace
Written by Richard V. Kowles


Format: Hardcover, 337 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $25.00

Why are some of us male and others female? What makes us short or tall, blond or brunette, light-skinned or dark? Why do some people look like their relatives, while others don’t? What causes defects of biochemistry that lead to debilitating illnesses and physical or mental handicaps? The answer to all... Read more >
Genetics in the Wild
Genetics in the Wild
Written by John C. Avise
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342935
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Genetics in the Wild

Written by John C. Avise


Format: Trade Paperback, 270 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $24.95

Award-winning geneticist John C. Avise guides this delightful voyage around the planet in search of answers to nature's mysteries. He demonstrates how scientists directly examine DNA to address long-standing questions about wild animals, plants, and microbes. Through dozens of stories that span the world, nature emerges as a realm where truth... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Meeting the Family
Meeting the Family
Written by Donovan Webster, Foreword by Spencer Wells
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426205736
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Meeting the Family
One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry
Written by Donovan Webster
Foreword by Spencer Wells


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $26.00

Donovan Webster brings his vivid journalistic gifts to a new subject, tracing our deep genealogy using cutting-edge DNA research to map our eons-old journey from prehistoric Africa into the modern world. With the same genetic haplotype as many white American males, Webster makes an ideal subject—he is a genuine Everyman. While... Read more >
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Meeting the Family
One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry
Written by Donovan Webster
Foreword by Spencer Wells


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $26.00

Donovan Webster brings his vivid journalistic gifts to a new subject, tracing our deep genealogy using cutting-edge DNA research to map our eons-old journey from prehistoric Africa into the modern world. With the same genetic haplotype as many white American males, Webster makes an ideal subject—he is a genuine Everyman. While... Read more >
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Relics of Eden
Relics of Eden
Written by Daniel J. Fairbanks
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616141608
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Relics of Eden
The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA
Written by Daniel J. Fairbanks


Format: Trade Paperback, 289 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $19.00

Since the publication in 1859 of Darwin’s Origin of Species, debate over the theory of evolution has been continuous and often impassioned. In recent years, opponents of "Darwin’s dangerous idea" have mounted history’s most sophisticated and generously funded attack, claiming that evolution is "a theory in crisis." Ironically, these claims are... Read more >
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How to Defeat Your Own Clone
How to Defeat Your Own Clone
Written by Kyle Kurpinski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780553907162
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How to Defeat Your Own Clone
And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution
Written by Kyle Kurpinski


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $11.99

Send in the clones! On second thought, maybe not.
 
CAN IT READ MY MIND?
WILL IT BE EVIL?
HOW DO I STOP IT?
 
Find out the answers to these and other burning questions in this funny, informative, and ingenious book from two bioengineering experts who show you how to survive—and thrive—in a new age of... Read more >
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How to Defeat Your Own Clone
How to Defeat Your Own Clone
Written by Kyle Kurpinski and Terry D. Johnson
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ISBN: 9780553385786
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How to Defeat Your Own Clone
And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution
Written by Kyle Kurpinski and Terry D. Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $14.00

Send in the clones! On second thought, maybe not.
 
CAN IT READ MY MIND?
WILL IT BE EVIL?
HOW DO I STOP IT?
 
Find out the answers to these and other burning questions in this funny, informative, and ingenious book from two bioengineering experts who show you how to survive—and thrive—in a new age of... Read more >
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Relics of Eden
The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA
Written by Daniel J. Fairbanks


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 18, 2009
Price: $11.99

Since the publication in 1859 of Darwin’s Origin of Species, debate over the theory of evolution has been continuous and often impassioned. In recent years, opponents of "Darwin’s dangerous idea" have mounted history’s most sophisticated and generously funded attack, claiming that evolution is "a theory in crisis." Ironically, these claims are... Read more >
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Evil Genes
Evil Genes
Written by Barbara Oakley
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ISBN: 9781591026655
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Evil Genes
Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfriend
Written by Barbara Oakley


Format: Trade Paperback, 471 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $18.99

Have you ever met a person who left you wondering, "How could someone be so twisted? So evil?" Prompted by clues in her sister’s diary after her mysterious death, author Barbara Oakley takes the reader inside the head of the kinds of malevolent people you know, perhaps all too well, but... Read more >
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The Genome War
The Genome War
Written by James Shreeve
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307417060
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The Genome War
How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World
Written by James Shreeve


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

The long-awaited story of the science, the business, the politics, the intrigue behind the scenes of the most ferocious competition in the history of modern science—the race to map the human genome.
On May 10, 1998, biologist Craig Venter, director of the Institute for Genomic Research, announced that he was forming a... Read more >
Deep Ancestry
Deep Ancestry
Written by Spencer Wells
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ISBN: 9781426201189
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Deep Ancestry
Inside The Genographic Project
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2007
Price: $12.95

Travel backward through time from today's scattered billions to the handful of early humans who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago and are ancestors to us all.

In Deep Ancestry, scientist and National Geographic explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using... Read more >
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Deep Ancestry
The Landmark DNA Quest to Decipher Our Distant Past
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2007
Price: $12.95

Travel backward through time from today's scattered billions to the handful of early humans who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago and are ancestors to us all.

In Deep Ancestry, scientist and National Geographic explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using... Read more >
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Evil Genes
Evil Genes
Written by Barbara Oakley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591025801
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Evil Genes
Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfriend
Written by Barbara Oakley


Format: Hardcover, 459 pages
On Sale: October 31, 2007
Price: $28.99

Have you ever heard of a person who left you wondering, "How could someone be so twisted? So evil?" Prompted by clues in her sister’s diary after her mysterious death, author Barbara Oakley takes the reader inside the head of the kinds of malevolent people you know, perhaps all too well... Read more >
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Relics of Eden
Relics of Eden
Written by Daniel J. Fairbanks
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591025641
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Relics of Eden
The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA
Written by Daniel J. Fairbanks


Format: Hardcover, 281 pages
On Sale: October 31, 2007
Price: $26.99

Since the publication in 1859 of Darwin’s Origin of Species, debate over the theory of evolution has been continuous and often impassioned. In recent years, opponents of "Darwin’s dangerous idea" have mounted history’s most sophisticated and generously funded attack, claiming that evolution is "a theory in crisis." Ironically, these claims are... Read more >
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