Biology

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  1. Book ImageBonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

    Mary Roach

    A New York Times Bestseller

    “Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book ImageEarth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

    Miriam Horn, Fred Krupp

    How to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.More

  3. Book ImageThe Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies

    Bert Hölldobler, Edward O. Wilson

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants render the extraordinary lives of the social insects in this visually spectacular volume.More

  4. Book ImageSix Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief

    Lewis Wolpert

    "Marvelously funny and provocative."—Publishers WeeklyMore

  5. Book ImageVaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver

    Arthur Allen

    "A timely, fair-minded and crisply written account."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  6. Book ImageScientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond

    Andrew J. Petto, Laurie R. Godfrey

    From leading scientists, lawyers, and educators—a decisive rebuttal to those who undermine science in the name of religion.More

  7. Book ImageThe Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

    Sean B. Carroll

    DNA evidence not only solves crimes—in Sean Carroll's hands it will now end the Evolution Wars.More

  8. Book ImageThe Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth

    Edward O. Wilson

    The book that launched a movement: “Wilson speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all” (Oliver Sacks).
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  9. Book ImageThe Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

    David Quammen

    "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageEndless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo

    Sean B. Carroll

    “A beautiful and very important book.”—Lewis Wolpert, American ScientistMore

  11. Book ImageHow to Read Darwin

    Mark Ridley, Simon Critchley

    Intent on letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading classic authors, the How to Read series will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.More

  12. Book ImageDarwin: Discovering the Tree of Life

    Niles Eldredge

    A riveting tribute to Charles Darwin's life and ideas in celebration of his 200th birthday.More

  13. Book ImageOrigins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith

    "An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology."—?Kirkus Reviews?More

  14. Book ImageWhy We Do It: Rethinking Sex and the Selfish Gene

    Niles Eldredge

    A major refutation of the almighty status of genes in evolution and human behavior.More

  15. Book ImageThe Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis

    Sherwin B. Nuland

    "Riveting" (Houston Chronicle), "captivating" (Discover), and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle).More

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