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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

by Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller...


The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka,  Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

by David J. Linden

A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can become addictions.

Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central...


Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

by J. David. Archibald

Leading paleontologist David Archibald explores the rich history of visual metaphors for biological order from ancient times to the present and their influence on human beings’ perception of their place in...


Parasite Biodiversity

by Robert Poulin & Serge Morand

This comprehensive, groundbreaking book on the biodiversity of parasites offers a clear and accessible explanation of how parasite biodiversity provides insight into the history and biogeography of other organisms,...


The Galapagos: A Natural History

by Henry Nicholls

The natural and human history of the Galapagos Islands—beloved vacation spot, fiery volcanic chain, and one of the critical sites in the history of scienceThe Galapagos were once known to the sailors and pirates...


Monitoring Biodiversity: Lessons from a Trans-Andean Megaproject

by Alfonso Alonso, Francisco Dallmeier & Grace P. Servat

The book compiles case studies regarding the biodiversity research and monitoring program of Andean species and habitats carefully chosen as indicators to assess the short- and long-term effects of a linear...


Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

by Stewart Lockie, David A. Sonnenfeld & Dana R. Fisher

Today, the risks associated with global environmental change and the dangers of extreme climatic and geological events remind us of humanity's dependence on favourable environmental conditions. Our relationships...


Wild Profusion: Biodiversity Conservation in an Indonesian Archipelago: Biodiversity Conservation in an Indonesian Archipelago

by Celia Lowe

Wild Profusion tells the fascinating story of biodiversity conservation in Indonesia in the decade culminating in the great fires of 1997-98--a time when the country's environment became a point of concern...


The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation

by Jay Harman

Why does the bumblebee have better aerodynamics than a 747? What structural design is shared by a tornado and a blood vessel?

Since the Industrial Revolution, manufacturers have built things by a process known...


Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature: Essays in Conservation-Based Agriculture

by Daniel Imhoff & Jo Ann Baumgartner

Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature addresses an urgent and complex issue facing communities and cultures throughout the world: the need for heightened land stewardship and conservation in an era of diminishing...


Darwin Among The Machines: The Evolution Of Global Intelligence

by George B. Dyson

Darwin Among the Machines tells the story of humankind’s journey into the digital wilderness. Introducing a cast of familiar and not-so-familiar characters, historian of science George B. Dyson traces the...


Stem Cells: From Biology to Therapy

by Robert A. Meyers

This third in the Current Topics in Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Series contains a careful selection of new and updated, high-quality articles from the well-known Meyer's Encyclopedia, describing...


The Origin of Feces: What Excrement Tells Us About Evolution, Ecology, and a Sustainable Society

by David Waltner-Toews

An entertaining and enlightening exploration of why waste matters, this cultural history explores an often ignored subject matter and makes a compelling argument for a deeper understanding of human and animal...


Wildlife on the Wind

by Bruce L. Smith

In the heart of Wyoming sprawls the ancient homeland of the Eastern Shoshone Indians, who were forced by the U.S. government to share a reservation in the Wind River basin and flanking mountain ranges with their...


Biological Exuberance

by Bruce Bagemihl

A Publishers Weekly Best Book

One of the New York Public Library's "25 Books to Remember" for 1999

Homosexuality in its myriad forms has been scientifically documented in more than 450 species of mammals, birds,...


Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook

by Luisa Maffi & Ellen Woodley

The field of biocultural diversity is emerging as a dynamic, integrative approach to understanding the links between nature and culture and the interrelationships between humans and the environment at scales...


The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)

by Stephen Jay Gould

The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve. When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank...


Nature's Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty

by Angus Wright, Ivette Perfecto & John Vandermeer

Landscapes are frequently seen as fragments of natural habitat surrounded by a 'sea' of agriculture. But recent ecological theory shows that the nature of these fragments is not nearly as important for conservation...


Agrobiodiversity and the Law

by Juliana Santilli

A wide range of crop genetic resources is vital for future food security. Loss of agricultural biodiversity increases the risk of relying on a limited number of staple food crops. However, many laws, such as...


The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited

by Jonathan B. Losos & Robert E. Ricklefs

Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's The Theory of Island Biogeography, first published by Princeton in 1967, is one of the most influential books on ecology and evolution to appear in the past half century....