Biology

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  1. Book ImageDarwin and the Barnacle: The Story of One Tiny Creature and History's Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough

    Rebecca Stott

    "In Darwin and the Barnacle...ideas light up like matches on each page."—John Leonard, Harper's
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  2. Book ImageStiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Mary Roach

    "One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment WeeklyMore

  3. Book ImageTriumph and Tragedy in Mudville: A Lifelong Passion for Baseball

    Stephen Jay Gould, David Halberstam

    "Scientific analysis intersects with flat-out fandom. [Gould] could write, he was funny, and he loved, loved baseball."—BooklistMore

  4. Book ImageFederal Bodysnatchers and the New Guinea Virus: Tales of Parasites, People, and Politics

    Robert S. Desowitz

    "[Desowitz's] stories...rank among the best current examples of medical detective prose."—BooklistMore

  5. Book ImageOf Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale: The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth

    Judith Hooper

    "An engrossing narrative" (Wall Street Journal) that does for evolutionary biology what The Double Helix did for DNA.More

  6. Book ImagePrinciples of Developmental Biology

    Sarah Hake, Fred Wilt

    Fred Wilt and Sarah Hake’s Principles of Developmental Biology is a modern new text for the undergraduate course in developmental biology, informed by the molecular and cell biology revolutions that have changed the field over the last fifteen years.More

  7. Book ImageThe Earth Policy Reader

    Lester R. Brown, Janet Larsen, Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts, Et Al.

    Award-winning environmental analyst Lester R. Brown and his colleagues chart progress in building the eco-economy, an economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem.More

  8. Book ImageThe Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change

    Stephen R. Palumbi

    "Palumbi has hit upon...one of the most important but widely neglected issues of our time."—Edward O. WilsonMore

  9. Book ImageThe Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin, Philip Appleman

    Revised Edition

    Here is the revised edition of Charles Dawrin's The Origin of Species, introduced and abridged by Philip Appleman, published by W. W. Norton.More

  10. Book ImageShots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine

    Jon Cohen

    "[A]n important book not only for the now but for the future of this epidemic and those to come."—Dr. Robert GalloMore

  11. Book ImageThe Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth

    Stephen Jay Gould

    Second Edition

    A new edition of the beautifully illustrated depiction of the dramatic story of survival and extinction.More

  12. Book ImageSomething New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World

    J. R. McNeill

    "Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book WorldMore

  13. Book ImageDarwin

    Charles Darwin, Philip Appleman

    Third Edition

    "The best Darwin anthology on the market" (Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard) has just become better, in this newly revised version of the now classic Norton Critical Edition, first published in 1970.More

  14. Book ImageRosalind Franklin and DNA

    Anne Sayre

    Rosalind Franklin's research was central to the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA. She never received the credit she was due during her lifetime.
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  15. Book ImageCats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People

    Steven Vogel, Kathryn K. Davis

    "Full of ideas and well-explained principles that will bring new understanding of everyday things to both scientists and non-scientists alike."—R. McNeill Alexander, NatureMore

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