Biology

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  1. Book ImageDarwin: Discovering the Tree of Life

    Niles Eldredge

    A riveting tribute to Charles Darwin's life and ideas in celebration of his 200th birthday.More

  2. Book ImageOrigins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith

    "An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology." —Kirkus ReviewsMore

  3. Book ImageThe End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

    Sam Harris

    "The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."—Natalie Angier, New York TimesMore

  4. Book ImageWhy We Do It: Rethinking Sex and the Selfish Gene

    Niles Eldredge

    A major refutation of the almighty status of genes in evolution and human behavior.More

  5. Book ImageNerve Endings: The Discovery of the Synapse

    Richard Rapport

    This is the story not only of one of the nineteenth-century's greatest discoveries but also of the frailty, perseverance, and creativity of human beings.More

  6. Book ImageThe Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis

    Sherwin B. Nuland

    "Riveting" (Houston Chronicle), "captivating" (Discover), and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle).More

  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 ImageTriumph and Tragedy in Mudville: A Lifelong Passion for Baseball

    Stephen Jay Gould, David Halberstam

    "Scientific analysis intersects with flat-out fandom. [Gould] could write, he was funny, and he loved, loved baseball."—BooklistMore

  9. Book ImageStiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Mary Roach

    "One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment WeeklyMore

  10. Book ImageFederal Bodysnatchers and the New Guinea Virus: Tales of Parasites, People, and Politics

    Robert S. Desowitz

    "[Desowitz's] stories...rank among the best current examples of medical detective prose."—BooklistMore

  11. Book ImageOf Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale: The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth

    Judith Hooper

    "An engrossing narrative" (Wall Street Journal) that does for evolutionary biology what The Double Helix did for DNA.More

  12. Book ImagePrime Mover: A Natural History of Muscle

    Steven Vogel

    The story—and the science—of nature's greatest engine.More

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageThe Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin, Philip Appleman

    Revised Edition

    Here is the revised edition of Charles Dawrin's The Origin of Species, introduced and abridged by Philip Appleman, published by W. W. Norton.More

  15. 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

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