The Social Conquest of Earth
Paperback ISBN: 0871403633
An acclaimed biologist and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ants discusses how morality, religion and the creative arts are biological in nature and defends his theory that the origin of the human condition is due to group, not family, selection. Reprint.
On the Origin of Species
Paperback ISBN: 1631064266
The publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, but it also ignited a firestorm of controversy. More than two decades following his intercontinental voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, the English naturalist carefully advanced his theory of evolution by natural selection, offering coherent and highly readable views of adaptation, survival of the fittest, and other concepts that form the foundation of modern evolutionary theory. The first edition of the book sold out on the day of publication, and as it continues to spark heated debate 150 years later, the work's impact is undeniable. Launching modern biology and informing virtually all contemporary literary, philosophical, and religious thinking, this is a book that changed the world, and now it is available as a portable, elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.
What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live
Paperback ISBN: 0393347923
A professor of ecology, evolution and behavior debunks the myths behind the paleo diet and defends her assertion that modern man is not biologically the same as our caveman ancestors and should, therefore, not eat as they did. 13,000 first printing.
Your Inner Fish
A Journey into the 3.5-billion-Year History of the Human Body
Paperback ISBN: 0307277453
A fascinating chronicle of the evolution of humankind traces the genetic history of the organs of the human body, offering a revealing correlation between the distant past and present-day human anatomy and physiology, behavior, illness, and DNA. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Wired for Culture
Origins of the Human Social Mind
Paperback ISBN: 0393344207
An evolutionary biologist explores the concept of culture and how it influenced our collective human behaviors from the beginning of evolution through modern times and offers new insights on how art, morality and altruism and self-interest define being human. 20,000 first printing.
The Third Chimpanzee
The Evolution And Future of the Human Animal
Paperback ISBN: 0060845503
A renowned scientist examines the less than two percent of human genes that distinguish us from chimpanzees and that link human behaviors--such as genocide, drug addiction, and the extermination of other species--to our animal predecessors.