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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

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a "hugely entertaining" (NPR.org) look at vice and virtue through cutting-edge science

As he did in his award-winning book The Accidental Mind, David J. Linden—highly...


Neuroscience For Dummies

by Frank Amthor

Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience

Research into the human brain has exploded in recent years, and neuroscience has become a major program at many universities and a required course for a wide...


Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

by James Hansen

An urgent and provocative call to action from the world's leading climate scientist-speaking out here for the first time with the full story of what we need to know about humanity's last chance to get off the...


OCR AS Biology Unit F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health: Student Unit Guide

by Richard Fosbery

Student Unit Guides are perfect for revision. Each guide is written by an examiner and explains the unit requirements, summarises the relevant unit content and includes a series of specimen questions and answers....


Aristotle's Ladder: 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 science

The Galapagos were once known to the sailors and pirates...


The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life

by Alan de Queiroz

How did species wind up where they are today? Scientists have long conjectured that plants and animals dispersed throughout the world by drifting on large landmasses as they broke up, but in The Monkey’s Voyage...


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

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...


Do We Need Pandas?: The Uncomfortable Truth about Biodiversity

by Ken Thompson

How much is really known about the species that make up the natural world? In this fascinating book, Ken Thompson explains what we do and don't understand about biodiversity. We know that most species remain...


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...