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Theory of Evolution - Simple Guides

Written by John Scotney


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $10.95

Today the theory of evolution by natural selection and the science of genetics are the twin keys to our understanding of how life on earth came about. Yet when an English naturalist called Charles Darwin first published his ideas in 1859 in a book called On the Origin of Species the... Read more >
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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
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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
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"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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The Fact of Evolution
The Fact of Evolution
Written by Cameron M. Smith
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ISBN: 9781616144418
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The Fact of Evolution

Written by Cameron M. Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 346 pages
On Sale: May 24, 2011
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Evolution is often described as a "theory." While this is certainly technically true, it is misleading to dismiss evolution as "just a theory" (an unfounded idea), as opponents of evolution like to do. This illuminating work of popular science amply demonstrates that there are few more well-established facts in the scientific... Read more >
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Written by Janet Browne
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ISBN: 9780307793683
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Charles Darwin
The Power of Place
Written by Janet Browne


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

In 1858 Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside, respected by fellow biologists and well liked among his wide and distinguished circle of acquaintances. He was not yet a focus of debate; his “big book on species” still lay on... Read more >
Life
Life
Written by Richard Fortey
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ISBN: 9780307761187
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Life
A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
Written by Richard Fortey


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $12.99

By one of Britain's most gifted scientists: a magnificently daring and compulsively readable account of life on Earth (from the "big bang" to the advent of man), based entirely on the most original of all sources--the evidence of fossils.
With excitement and driving intelligence, Richard Fortey guides us from the barren globe... Read more >
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The Well-Dressed Ape
The Well-Dressed Ape
Written by Hannah Holmes
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ISBN: 9780812976298
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The Well-Dressed Ape
A Natural History of Myself
Written by Hannah Holmes


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $16.00

DID YOU KNOW THAT
• we have more hair follicles than a chimpanzee
• a male boxer in top condition can punch with the force of a thirteen-pound mallet swung at twenty miles an hour
• the best human endurance runners can outlast a horse
• one odor above all... Read more >
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The Moral Animal
The Moral Animal
Written by Robert Wright
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ISBN: 9780307772749
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The Moral Animal
Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
Written by Robert Wright


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2010
Price: $13.99

Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their... Read more >
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Designer Genes
Designer Genes
Written by Steven Potter
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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 >
Pandora's Seed
Pandora's Seed
Written by Spencer Wells
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ISBN: 9780679603740
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Pandora's Seed
The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

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... Read more >
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Relics of Eden
Relics of Eden
Written by Daniel J. Fairbanks
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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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What Does It Mean to Be Human?
What Does It Mean to Be Human?
Written by Richard Potts and Christopher Sloan
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ISBN: 9781426206061
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What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Written by Richard Potts and Christopher Sloan


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
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This generously illustrated book tells the story of the human family, showing how our species’ physical traits and behaviors evolved over millions of years as our ancestors adapted to dramatic environmental changes.

In What Does It Means to Be Human? Rick Potts, director of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program, and Chris Sloan... Read more >
Beyond God
Beyond God
Written by Kenneth V. Kardong
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ISBN: 9781591026822
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Beyond God
Evolution and the Future of Religion
Written by Kenneth V. Kardong


Format: Trade Paperback, 294 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2010
Price: $19.95

More than a hundred years of anthropological studies have demonstrated that religion is a fundamental and pervasive aspect of all human societies. Human beings appear to be inherently religious. But why? Religious practices determine the outcome of the struggle for existence and affect reproductive success. From an evolutionary perspective, such behaviors... Read more >
Trilobite
Trilobite
Written by Richard Fortey
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307434678
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Trilobite
Eyewitness to Evolution
Written by Richard Fortey


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2010
Price: $12.99

With Trilobite, Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed Life, offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrative of the most ubiquitous of fossil creatures.

Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as the beetle... Read more >
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The Altenberg 16
The Altenberg 16
Written by Suzan Mazur
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556439247
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The Altenberg 16
An Exposť of the Evolution Industry
Written by Suzan Mazur


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $25.00

A new theory of evolution begins to emerge in the pages of The Altenberg 16: An Exposé of the Evolution Industry. Written by Suzan Mazur—a print and television journalist whose reports have appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Archaeology, Omni, and many other publications—the book is a front row seat... Read more >
Theory of Evolution - Simple Guides
Theory of Evolution - Simple Guides
Written by John Scotney
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ISBN: 9781857334951
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Theory of Evolution - Simple Guides

Written by John Scotney


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $10.95

Today the theory of evolution by natural selection and the science of genetics are the twin keys to our understanding of how life on earth came about. Yet when an English naturalist called Charles Darwin first published his ideas in 1859 in a book called On the Origin of Species the... Read more >
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The Darwin Experience
The Darwin Experience
Written by John Van Wyhe
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426204739
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The Darwin Experience
The Story of the Man and His Theory of Evolution
Written by John Van Wyhe


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $50.00

Celebrating both the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the electrifying publication of On the Origin of Species, here’s the story of the man and the theory that opened a new chapter in the history of science—transformed into an engaging interactive experience that invites readers to unfold... Read more >
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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Defining Darwin
Defining Darwin
Written by Michael Ruse
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591027256
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Defining Darwin
Essays on the History and Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology
Written by Michael Ruse


Format: Hardcover, 271 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $26.99

Michael Ruse is one of the foremost Charles Darwin scholars of our time. For forty years he has written extensively on Darwin, the scientific revolution that his work precipitated, and the nature and implications of evolutionary thinking for today. Now, in the year marking the two hundredth anniversary of Darwin’s birth... Read more >
On the Origin of Form
On the Origin of Form
Written by Stuart Pivar, Preface by Mark A.S. McMenamin Ph.D, Afterword by Richard Milner, Contribution by Stephen Jay Gould
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ISBN: 9781556438868
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On the Origin of Form
Evolution by Self-Organization
Written by Stuart Pivar
Preface by Mark A.S. McMenamin Ph.D
Afterword by Richard Milner
Contribution by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $24.95

On the Origin of Form presents a new account of evolution and the origin of life based on the premise that the body form of any species is encoded not in the DNA but in the patterned structure of the primordial germ plasm—the universal predecessor of the egg.

Two hundred years... Read more >
Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution
Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution
Written by David F. Prindle
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591027188
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Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution

Written by David F. Prindle


Format: Hardcover, 249 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2009
Price: $26.99

Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould was, until his death in 2002, America's best-known natural scientist. His monthly essays in Natural History magazine were widely read by both scientists and ordinary citizens with an interest in science. One of his books won the National Book Award, and another was a bestseller in... Read more >
The Universe
The Universe
Written by Carlos I. Calle, Ph.D.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591027140
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The Universe
Order Without Design
Written by Carlos I. Calle, Ph.D.


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2009
Price: $27.99

Is the universe designed for life? Physicists have discovered that many seemingly unconnected phenomena, which took place millions of years apart, played a crucial role in the development of life on Earth. Does such evidence reveal a purpose behind the order of the universe?

NASA senior research scientist Carlos I. Calle explores... Read more >
The Well-Dressed Ape
The Well-Dressed Ape
Written by Hannah Holmes
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ISBN: 9781588368027
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The Well-Dressed Ape
A Natural History of Myself
Written by Hannah Holmes


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $11.99

DID YOU KNOW THAT 
• we have more hair follicles than a chimpanzee
• a male boxer in top condition can punch with the force of a thirteen-pound mallet swung at twenty miles an hour
• the best human endurance runners can outlast a horse
• one odor above all is sexually stimulating to the... Read more >
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Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
Written by Neil Shubin
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ISBN: 9780307277459
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Your Inner Fish
A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Written by Neil Shubin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $16.00

Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New AfterwordWhy do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he... Read more >
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Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
Written by Neil Shubin
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Your Inner Fish
A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Written by Neil Shubin


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $24.00

Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today's most... Read more >
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Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish
Written by Neil Shubin
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Your Inner Fish
A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Written by Neil Shubin


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $11.99

Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New AfterwordWhy do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he... Read more >
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