Evolution

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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 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

  3. Book ImageScientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond

    Andrew J. Petto, Laurie R. Godfrey

    From leading scientists, lawyers, and educators—a decisive rebuttal to those who undermine science in the name of religion.More

  4. Book ImageHow the Mind Works

    Steven Pinker

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

  5. Book ImageThe Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

    David Quammen

    "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Book ImageThe Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

    James D. Watson, Gunther S. Stent

    Since its publication in 1968, The Double Helix has given countless readers a rare and exciting look at one highly significant piece of scientific research—Watson and Crick's race to discover the molecular structure of DNA. In this Norton Critical Edition, Watson's lively and irreverent account is placed in historical perspective by Gunther Stent's introduction and by retrospective views from two major figures in the adventure, Francis Crick and Linus Pauling, and by Rosalind Franklin's last student, Aaron Klug.More

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

    Lewis Wolpert

    "Marvelously funny and provocative."—Publishers WeeklyMore

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