Organic Evolution
The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath Our Feet
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
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.
Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
Odd Couples
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.
The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation
The Origins of Virtue
Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation
Paperback      ISBN: 0140264450
Suggests a biological basis for the social organization and cooperation shown by the human race, and traces the evolution of society
River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life
River Out of Eden
A Darwinian View of Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465016065
Expanding on his theory that the gene is the basic unit of evolution, the author explains how genes meet, compete, unite, and separate to form new species
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are
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
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.
Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating
Spider Silk
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.
The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives: An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History
The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives
An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History
Paperback      ISBN: 0231102291
Presents over two hundred drawings of big cats that connect modern cats with their ancient ancestors
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
The Blind Watchmaker
Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
Paperback      ISBN: 0393351491
Richard Dawkins’s classic remains thedefinitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution.