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  1. Book ImageThe Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life

    Barry Schwartz

    “Provocative and richly textured. . . .Schwartz’s analyses of the inadequacies of contemporary scientific views of human nature are compelling, but the consequences are even more worthy of note.” —Los Angeles TimesMore

  2. Book ImageThe Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Gould himself is a rare and wonderful animal—a member of the endangered species known as the ruby-throated polymath. . . . [He] is a leading theorist on large-scale patterns in evolution . . . [and] one of the sharpest and most humane thinkers in the sciences." --David Quammen, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  3. Book ImageThe Cold and the Dark: The World After Nuclear War

    Paul R. Ehrlich, Carl Sagan, Donald Kennedy, Et Al.

    “The scientific discoveries described in this book may turn out . . . to have been the most important research findings in the long history of science.” —Lewis Thomas, from the ForewardMore

  4. Book ImageScientists Confront Creationism

    Laurie R. Godfrey

    “A fascinating and timely book which demonstrates once and for all why ‘scientific’ creationism is not only bad science but also bad theology—and in the process spells out the principles that guide genuine discovery. Basically, an exposé of all pseudoscience. —John Pfeiffer, author of The Emergence of ManMore

  5. Book ImageEthology: The Mechanisms and Evolution of Behavior

    James L. Gould

    Ethology is the study of the mechanisms and evolution of behavior. Now more than ever before ethology poses some of the most exciting intellectual challenges in modern biology while it offers the most powerful conceptual tools for answering them.More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageWho Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria?: Torrid Diseases in a Temperate World

    Robert S. Desowitz

    We live in a medical fool's paradise, comforted, believing our sanitized Western world is safe from the microbes and parasites of the tropics. Not so, nor was it ever so.More

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageThe Selected Papers of Wolfgang Kohler

    Mary Henle

    "Miss Henle, who teaches at the New School, has produced a labor of love and discipleship." --New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageIn Vivo: The Case for Supramolecular Biology

    Hans Selye, Albert Szent-Györgyi

    “I like life itself as manifested by form—things I can appreciate directly with my senses.” —Hans SelyeMore

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