The Evolution Underground
Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath Our Feet
Hardcover ISBN: 1681773120
The author of Dinosaurs Without Bones explores the subterranean secrets of survival, revealing how most of the planet's animal life survived the cataclysmic meteor strike 65 million years ago by hiding underground and continuing to take refuge in burrows today.
Extinction and Evolution
What Fossils Reveal About the History of Life
Hardcover ISBN: 1770853596
Chronicles the work and discoveries of paleontologist Niles Eldredge, tracing the history of life through the lense of paleontology, geology, ecology, anthropology, biology, zoology, mammalogy, herpetology, entomology, and botany.
Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
Hardcover ISBN: 0691141967
A book that looks at everything from elephant seals to blanket octopuses to giant seadevils sheds light on what it means to be male or female in the animal kingdom.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
A Search for Who We Are
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0394534816
The best-selling authors of Cosmos investigate the origins of human life on Earth, reconstructing the links in the evolutionary chain from the primordial soup to early hominid ancestors. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.
The Sixth Extinction
Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0385424973
Cites five previous mass extinctions on planet Earth while explaining that the human race may be the first to trigger its own destruction, as well as the destruction of nonhuman species through irresponsible practices. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating
Paperback ISBN: 0300181469
Spiders, objects of eternal human fascination, are found in many places: on the ground, in the air, and even under water. Leslie Brunetta and Catherine Craig have teamed up to produce a substantive yet entertaining book for anyone who has ever wondered, as a spider rappelled out of reach on a line of silk, “How do they do that?” The orb web, that iconic wheel-shaped web most of us associate with spiders, contains at least four different silk proteins, each performing a different function and all meshing together to create a fly-catching machine that has amazed and inspired humans through the ages. Brunetta and Craig tell the intriguing story of how spiders evolved over 400 million years to add new silks and new uses for silk to their survival “toolkit” and, in the telling, take readers far beyond the orb. The authors describe the trials and triumphs of spiders as they use silk to negotiate an ever-changing environment, and they show how natural selection acts at the genetic level and as individuals struggle for survival.