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The Universe Within
The Universe Within
Written by Neil Shubin, Read by Marc Cashman
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ISBN: 9780449012932
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The Universe Within
Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People
Written by Neil Shubin
Read by Marc Cashman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 8, 2013
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From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species?

In his... Read more >
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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
Written by Richard Fortey
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ISBN: 9780307275530
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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
Written by Richard Fortey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $16.95

From one of the world’s leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life’s history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that... Read more >
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The Real Story of Risk
Adventures in a Hazardous World
Written by Glenn Croston


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $11.99

We live in a world of risk. It waits for us in our refrigerator and surrounds us on the freeway. It's lurking in our arteries and sitting in our 401(k) accounts. Given that we deal with risk on a constant basis, we should be good at it; as it turns out... Read more >
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The Journey of Man
The Journey of Man
Written by Spencer Wells
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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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The Real Story of Risk
The Real Story of Risk
Written by Glenn Croston
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The Real Story of Risk
Adventures in a Hazardous World
Written by Glenn Croston


Format: Trade Paperback, 294 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $19.00

We live in a world of risk. It waits for us in our refrigerator and surrounds us on the freeway. It's lurking in our arteries and sitting in our 401(k) accounts. Given that we deal with risk on a constant basis, we should be good at it; as it turns out... Read more >
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The Stardust Revolution
The Stardust Revolution
Written by Jacob Berkowitz
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ISBN: 9781616145491
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The Stardust Revolution
The New Story of Our Origin in the Stars
Written by Jacob Berkowitz


Format: Hardcover, 376 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $27.00

Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth as the pivot point of creation and joined us with the rest of the cosmos as one planet among many orbiting the... Read more >
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The Stardust Revolution
The New Story of Our Origin in the Stars
Written by Jacob Berkowitz


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth as the pivot point of creation and joined us with the rest of the cosmos as one planet among many orbiting the... Read more >
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The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the 'Beagle'
The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the 'Beagle'
Written by Charles Darwin, Introduction by Richard Dawkins
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ISBN: 9780307824202
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The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the 'Beagle'
Introduction by Richard Dawkins
Written by Charles Darwin
Introduction by Richard Dawkins


Format: eBook, 1024 pages
On Sale: August 15, 2012
Price: $13.99

[Illustrated jacket]
 
Introduced by Richard Dawkins. 

Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwin’s The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a...

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Man's Place in Nature
Man's Place in Nature
Written by Thomas H. Huxley, Series edited by Stephen Jay Gould
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ISBN: 9780307824059
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Man's Place in Nature

Written by Thomas H. Huxley
Series edited by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $2.99

Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man’s Place in Nature, published only five years after Darwin’s The Origin... Read more >
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Darwin's Ghosts
Darwin's Ghosts
Written by Rebecca Stott
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ISBN: 9780679604136
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Darwin's Ghosts
The Secret History of Evolution
Written by Rebecca Stott


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $12.99

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people.”—The Sunday Telegraph (London)

 
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Darwin's Ghosts
Darwin's Ghosts
Written by Rebecca Stott, Read by Jean Gilpin
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ISBN: 9780449010938
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Darwin's Ghosts
The Secret History of Evolution
Written by Rebecca Stott
Read by Jean Gilpin


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $20.00

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people.”—The Sunday Telegraph (London)

Christmas, 1859. Just... Read more >
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The Marvelous Learning Animal
What Makes Human Behavior Unique
Written by Arthur W. Staats


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $12.99

What makes us human? In recent decades, researchers have focused on innate tendencies and inherited traits as explanations for human behavior, especially in light of groundbreaking human genome research. The author thinks this trend is misleading. As he shows in great detail in this engaging, thought-provoking, and highly informative book, what... Read more >
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The Language of Life
How Communication Drives Human Evolution
Written by James Lull and Eduardo Neiva


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $11.99

Communication in its most basic form—the sending of signals and exchange of messages within and between organisms—is the heart of evolution. From the earliest life-forms to Homo sapiens, the great chain of communication drives the evolutionary process and is the indispensable component of human culture.

That is the central message of... Read more >
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Evolving
Evolving
Written by Daniel J. Fairbanks
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ISBN: 9781616145651
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Evolving
The Human Effect and Why It Matters
Written by Daniel J. Fairbanks


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $19.00

This persuasive, elegantly written book argues that understanding evolution has never mattered more in human history. The author uses evidence from archaeology, geography, anatomy, biochemistry, radiometric dating, cell biology, chromosomes, and DNA to establish the inescapable conclusion that we evolved and are still evolving. He also explains in detail how health... Read more >
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Evolving
The Human Effect and Why It Matters
Written by Daniel J. Fairbanks


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $11.99

This persuasive, elegantly written book argues that understanding evolution has never mattered more in human history. The author uses evidence from archaeology, geography, anatomy, biochemistry, radiometric dating, cell biology, chromosomes, and DNA to establish the inescapable conclusion that we evolved and are still evolving. He also explains in detail how health... Read more >
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The Language of Life
The Language of Life
Written by James Lull and Eduardo Neiva
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ISBN: 9781616145798
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The Language of Life
How Communication Drives Human Evolution
Written by James Lull and Eduardo Neiva


Format: Trade Paperback, 300 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $19.00

Communication in its most basic form—the sending of signals and exchange of messages within and between organisms—is the heart of evolution. From the earliest life-forms to Homo sapiens, the great chain of communication drives the evolutionary process and is the indispensable component of human culture.

That is the central message of... Read more >
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The Marvelous Learning Animal
The Marvelous Learning Animal
Written by Arthur W. Staats
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ISBN: 9781616145972
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The Marvelous Learning Animal
What Makes Human Behavior Unique
Written by Arthur W. Staats


Format: Hardcover, 402 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $27.00

What makes us human? In recent decades, researchers have focused on innate tendencies and inherited traits as explanations for human behavior, especially in light of groundbreaking human genome research. The author thinks this trend is misleading. As he shows in great detail in this engaging, thought-provoking, and highly informative book, what... Read more >
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Proving Darwin
Proving Darwin
Written by Gregory Chaitin
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ISBN: 9780307907462
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Proving Darwin
Making Biology Mathematical
Written by Gregory Chaitin


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

Groundbreaking mathematician Gregory Chaitin gives us the first book to posit that we can prove how Darwin’s theory of evolution works on a mathematical level.
 
For years it has been received wisdom among most scientists that, just as Darwin claimed, all of the Earth’s life-forms evolved by blind chance. But does Darwin’s...

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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
Written by Richard Fortey
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ISBN: 9780307957412
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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
Written by Richard Fortey


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $12.99

From one of the world’s leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life’s history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that... Read more >
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The Third Chimpanzee
The Third Chimpanzee
Written by Jared Diamond, Read by Rob Shapiro
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ISBN: 9780449013496
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The Third Chimpanzee
The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Written by Jared Diamond
Read by Rob Shapiro


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $22.50

The Development of an Extraordinary Species
We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art -- while chimps... Read more >
Design in Nature
Design in Nature
Written by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534611
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Design in Nature
How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization
Written by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $27.95

In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for the evolution of these and all other designs in our world.
 
Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape... Read more >
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Design in Nature
Design in Nature
Written by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane
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ISBN: 9780385534628
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Design in Nature
How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization
Written by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for the evolution of these and all other designs in our world.
 
Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape... Read more >
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The Mating Mind
The Mating Mind
Written by Geoffrey Miller
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ISBN: 9780307813749
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The Mating Mind
How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
Written by Geoffrey Miller


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $13.99

At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer. Psychologist Geoffrey Miller offers the most convincing–and radical–explanation for how and why the human mind evolved.

Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: these... Read more >
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Evolution
Evolution
Written by Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu, Photographed by Patrick Gries, Translated by Linda Asher
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781609803681
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Evolution

Written by Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu
Photographed by Patrick Gries
Translated by Linda Asher


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $45.00

Now updated and presented in a smaller format with fifteen new gorgeous photographs, Evolution steps beyond the debate and presents the undeniable truth of Darwin's theory, showing through skeletons both obscure and commonplace, but always intriguing, the process by which life has transformed itself, again and again.

Here is a powerful pairing... Read more >
Pandora's Seed
Pandora's Seed
Written by Spencer Wells
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812971910
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Pandora's Seed
Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to Our Survival
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00

Ten thousand years ago, our species made a radical shift in its way of life: We became farmers rather than hunter-gatherers. Although this decision propelled us into the modern world, renowned geneticist and anthropologist Spencer Wells demonstrates that such a dramatic change in lifestyle had a downside that we’re only now...

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