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The Ghost Map
The Ghost Map
Paperback      ISBN: 1594482691
A historical chronicle of Victorian London's worst cholera outbreak traces the day-by-day efforts of Dr. John Snow, who put his own life on the line in his efforts to prove his previously dismissed contagion theory about how the epidemic was spreading. Reprint.
The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal
The Naked Ape
A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal
Paperback      ISBN: 0385334303
Examines sex, child rearing, fighing, feeding habits, and exploration of man in an attempt to establish bonds with the animal kingdom
Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
Parasite Rex
Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
Paperback      ISBN: 074320011x
A look inside the often hidden world of parasites turns the clock back to the beginning of life on Earth to answer key questions about these highly evolved and resilient life forms.
The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle
The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat
The Story of the Penicillin Miracle
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805067906
The author of Life and Death on 10 West chronicles the fascinating true story of the Oxford scientists who discovered penicillin by experimenting on mold, creating a family of drugs that would eradicate some of the worst diseases in human history. 17,500 first printing.
The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession
The Emperor of Scent
A True Story of Perfume and Obsession
Paperback      ISBN: 0375759816
Provides a close-up look at scientific maverick Luca Turin, a man whose remarkable powers of smell and obsession with perfume led to the discovery of how the nose works and how scents are detected. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Dancing At The Dead Sea: Tracking The World's Environmental Hotspots
Dancing At The Dead Sea
Tracking The World's Environmental Hotspots
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226532003
A combination of scientific analysis and travel literature examines not just the origin but the ultimate fate of our world, taking a tour through the world's environmental hotspots, including the island of Madagascar, the Arctic desert of Banks Island, and the Galapagos archipelago, and profiling the individuals working to preserve these endangered areas.
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0805063315
A guide to non-traditional sexual expression, presented in the form of answers to written letters, draws on the author's expertise in evolutionary biology and considers such topics as necrophilia, bestiality, sex changes, virgin births, and male pregnancy. 50,000 first printing.
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883
Krakatoa
The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883
Paperback      ISBN: 006093736x
Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting the resulting immense tsunami that killed some 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
The Lives of a Cell
Notes of a Biology Watcher
Paperback      ISBN: 0140047433
A physician and cancer researcher shares his personal observations on the uniformity, diversity, interdependence, and strange powers of the earth's life forms
Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration
Journey to the Ants
A Story of Scientific Exploration
Paperback      ISBN: 0674485262
[View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities"](http://athome.harvard.edu/programs/wilson/) Richly illustrated and delightfully written, Journey to the Ants combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, a remarkable account of these abundant insects' evolutionary achievement.