Biology

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  1. Book ImageDarwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution

    Iain McCalman

    "Sparkling…an extraordinary true-adventure story, complete with trials, tribulations and moments of exultation." —Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMore

  2. Book ImageFrom So Simple a Beginning: Darwin's Four Great Books

    Charles Darwin, Edward O. Wilson

    Slipcased Edition

    Hailed as "superior" by Nature, this landmark volume is  available in a collectible, boxed edition.More

  3. Book ImageNaming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

    Carol Kaesuk Yoon

    Finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science and Technology. “A lively blend of popular scientific history and cultural criticism.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageSwimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals

    Richard Conniff

    “Hilariously informative. . . . This book will remind you why you always wanted to be a naturalist.”—OutsideMore

  5. Book ImageLife Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

    Nick Lane

    “Original and awe-inspiring . . . an exhilarating tour of some of the most profound and important ideas in biology.”—New ScientistMore

  6. Book ImageThe Art and Politics of Science

    Harold Varmus

    A Nobel Prize–winning cancer biologist, leader of major scientific institutions, and scientific adviser to President Obama reflects on his remarkable career.More

  7. Book ImageOne to Nine: The Inner Life of Numbers

    Andrew Hodges

    “A lively new book . . . [that] readers will enjoy sprinting through.”—Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImagePlan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Lester R. Brown

    Substantially Revised

    “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant, Washington PostMore

  9. Book ImageThe Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS

    Elizabeth Pisani

    “[A] rollicking, eye-opening, hilarious account of the underbelly of international AIDS research.”—Carlin Romano, Philadelphia InquirerMore

  10. Book ImageHow the Mind Works

    Steven Pinker

    "A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear." —New York Review of BooksMore

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageA Natural History of Seeing: The Art and Science of Vision

    Simon Ings

    The science, history, philosophy, and mythology of how and why we see the way we do.More

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

    Lewis Wolpert

    "Marvelously funny and provocative."—Publishers WeeklyMore

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