Biology

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  1. Book ImageThe Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body

    Frances Ashcroft

    "This is a wonderful book. Frances Ashcroft has a rare gift for making difficult subjects accessible and fascinating." —Bill Bryson, author of At Home: A Short History of Private LifeMore

  2. Book ImageBreasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    Florence Williams

    An engaging narrative about an incredible, life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate.More

  3. Book ImageIncomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter

    Terrence W. Deacon

    “A tour de force encompassing biology, neurobiology, metaphysics, information theory, physics, and semiotics.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

  4. Book ImagePrinciples of Animal Behavior

    Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Third Edition

    Current, balanced, and comprehensive.More

  5. Book ImageWired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind

    Mark Pagel

    “Does an excellent job of using evolutionary biology to discuss the origins of religion, music, art, and . . . morality.”—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewMore

  6. Book ImageWeird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own

    David Toomey

    Prepare to discover life unlike any we’ve seen before.More

  7. Book ImageThat's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion

    Rachel Herz

    "A lively look at all things revolting." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageBrain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

    Dean Buonomano

    “Excellent. . . . [Buonomano] reveals the intricate limitations and blessings of the most complex device in the known universe.”—The AtlanticMore

  9. Book ImageDesert Dinosaurs: Discovering Prehistoric Sites in the American Southwest

    Anthony D. Fredericks

    This sourcebook for scientific discovery is stuffed full of incredible facts and compelling data, offering readers insights, observations, and spirited examinations of the natural world.More

  10. Book ImageThe Social Conquest of Earth

    Edward O. Wilson

    From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career.More

  11. Book ImageDiscovering Biology in the Lab: An Introductory Laboratory Manual

    Tara A. Scully

    Second Edition

    A lab manual that builds on the goals and themes in Discover Biology to make students more scientifically literate.More

  12. Book ImageThe Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth

    Richard Conniff

    "This beautifully written book has the verve of an adventure story." —Wall Street JournalMore

  13. Book ImageThe Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

    Pat Shipman

    A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution.More

  14. Book ImageHow We Live & Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells

    Lewis Wolpert

    Acclaimed biologist Lewis Wolpert eloquently narrates the basics of human life through the lens of its smallest component: the cell.More

  15. Book ImageThe Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct

    Bert Hölldobler, Edward O. Wilson

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants comes this dynamic and visually spectacular portrait of Earth's ultimate superorganism.More

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