Biology

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  1. Book ImageThe Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain

    Terrence W. Deacon

    "A work of enormous breadth, likely to pleasantly surprise both general readers and experts."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book ImageIn a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects

    John Alcock, Turid Forsyth

    An elegant combination of meticulous science and nature reverie that draws its reader into the diverse, competitive, and even seductive world of desert plants and insects.More

  3. Book ImageThe Mismeasure of Man

    Stephen Jay Gould

    Revised & Expanded

    The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve.More

  4. Book ImageThe Darwin Reader

    Charles Darwin, Mark Ridley

    Second Edition

    "Here is Darwin in his own words, at once accessible and profound, ranging widely over many problems that fascinated him and through which he made discoveries that changed the world." —From the First EditionMore

  5. Book ImageDarwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist

    Adrian Desmond, James Moore

    "Unquestionably the finest [biography] ever written about Darwin. . . . Darwin has now become, and properly, the quintessentially socially embedded scientist. Desmond and Moore are brilliant in their pursuit of this truly unifying theme."—Stephen Jay GouldMore

  6. Book ImageHen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy KidderMore

  7. Book ImageEight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "There is no scientist today whose books I look forward to reading with greater anticipation of enjoyment and enlightenment than Stephen Jay Gould."—Martin GardnerMore

  8. Book ImageThe Autobiography of Charles Darwin: 1809-1882

    Charles Darwin, Nora Barlow

    The only complete edition.More

  9. Book ImageThe Malaria Capers: Tales of Parasites and People

    Robert S. Desowitz

    "Reads like a murder mystery. . . . [Desowitz] writes with uncommon lucidity and verse, leaving the reader with a vivid understanding of malaria and other tropical diseases, and the ways in which culture, climate and politics have affected their spread and containment."—New York TimesMore

  10. Book ImageExtinction: Bad Genes or Bad Luck?

    David M. Raup, Stephen Jay Gould

    This is the first major book to present a comprehensive overview of the current state of extinction studies. At the end of the journey, Raup has put forward the best science of the day to answer the question posed by the title: Bad genes or bad luck?
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  11. Book ImageThe Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it." —P. B. Medawar, New York Review of BooksMore

  12. Book ImageEver Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm of science.More

  13. Book ImageBully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on natural history. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can work himself into a corkscrew of ideas and improbable allusions paragraph after paragraph and then, uncoiling, hit it with such power that his fans know they are experiencing the game of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review
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  14. Book ImageWonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageAn Urchin in the Storm: Essays about Books and Ideas

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "What pleasure to see the dishonest, the inept, and the misguided deftly given their due, while praise is lavished on the deserving—for reasons well and truly stated."—Kirkus ReviewsMore

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