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Wayfinding

by M. R. O'Connor

At once far flung and intimate, a fascinating look at how finding our way make us human.

"A marvel of storytelling." —Kirkus (Starred Review)

In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists,...


Superlative

by Matthew D. LaPlante

Welcome to the biggest, fastest, deadliest science book you'll ever read.

The world's largest land mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is showing us how to solve a century-old engineering mystery....


Book Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

by 50MINUTES.Com

It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide.

As its name suggests, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind...


The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral  Endocrinology

by Lisa L. M. Welling & Todd K. Shackelford

The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology offers a comprehensive and compelling review of research in behavioral endocrinology from an evolutionary perspective on human psychology....


An Elegant Defense

by Matt Richtel

A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system–the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery...


Darwin Devolves

by Michael J. Behe

The scientist who has been dubbed the “Father of Intelligent Design” and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin’s Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and...


The Secrets of Bees

by Michael Weiler & David Heaf

Bees make honey; we all know that. But what happens between the bee buzzing around our backyard, and the sticky knife in the jar, is a mystery to most of us. How many bee-hours does it take to make just one...


The Malay Archipelago, Volume 2

by Alfred Russel Wallace

The Malay Archipelago is a book by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace which chronicles his scientific exploration, during the eight-year period 1854 to 1862, of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago...


The Malay Archipelago, Volume 1

by Alfred Russel Wallace

The Malay Archipelago is a book by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace which chronicles his scientific exploration, during the eight-year period 1854 to 1862, of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago...


Shocks, States, and Sustainability

by Thomas K. Rudel

For the past two decades, scientists have urged us to abandon fossil fuels as rapidly as possible and pursue a range of other environmental reforms to avert the many crises climate change will bring. The reforms...


On the origin of species

by Charles Darwin

Darwin's theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species has been specifically created; all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with...


On the origin of species

by Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species (or more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life),[3] published on 24 November 1859, is...


Bat Roosts in Trees

by Bat Tree Habitat Key

This is a guide to finding tree-roosts. It is the result of the collaborative efforts of professional surveyors and amateur naturalists across Europe as part of the Bat Tree Habitat Key project, and represents...


Urban Ornithology

by P. A. Buckley, Walter Sedwitz, William J. Norse & John Kieran

Urban Ornithology is the first quantitative historical analysis of any New York City natural area’s birdlife and spans the century and a half from 1872 to 2016. Only Manhattan’s Central and Brooklyn’s...


The Social Leap

by William von Hippel

In the compelling popular science tradition of Sapiens and Guns, Germs, and Steel, a groundbreaking and eye-opening exploration that applies evolutionary science to provide a new perspective on human psychology,...


Power, Sex, Suicide

by Nick Lane

Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental...


Biotechnology

by Ronnee Yashon & Michael R. Cummings

The topic of this book, biotechnology, is about gene manipulation.

The authors will explain how genetic modification can enhance and repair DNA at the molecular level to cure genetic conditions, better plant...


The Problem of War

by Michael Ruse

Darwinian evolutionary theory is one of the brightest jewels in the crown of science, yet it has been highly controversial since its first appearance in the On the Origin of Species in 1859. Well known is the...


The Science of Marijuana

by Leslie Iversen

The Science of Marijuana, 3rd Edition is directed at a public interested in knowing more about cannabis, how it works, and what the hazards associated with its use may be. In terms of cannabis as a medicine,...


Hanging on to the Edges

by Daniel Nettle

What does it mean to be a scientist working today; specifically, a scientist whose subject matter is human life? Scientists often overstate their claim to certainty, sorting the world into categorical distinctions...