Biology

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Book ImageA Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

    Walter Alvarez

    Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us.More

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageEvolution

    Carl T. Bergstrom, Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Second Edition

    Get your students thinking critically about evolution.More

  6. Book ImageLife Out of Bounds: Bioinvasion in a Borderless World

    Chris Bright

    The first general-interest study of the global spread of alien, "exotic" organisms and how they are undermining the world's ecosystems and societies.More

  7. 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

  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 ImageBioGraffiti: A Natural Selection

    John M. Burns

    BioGraffiti is a highly diverting mix of the whimsical and scholarly, of science and art. It will be read—and reread—by those interested in biology and life.” —Paul R. EhrlichMore

  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 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

  12. Book ImageGod or Beast: Evolution and Human Nature

    Robert Claiborne

    With the same erudition and wit that characterized his Climate, Man, and History, Robert Claiborne now tackles the evolution of human nature. Drawing heavily on recent studies of our closest relatives, the apes and monkeys, he seeks to delineate the inherited likes, dislikes, and tendencies which still shape--though they do not rigidly determine--our behavior.More

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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