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The Genius Within: Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing
The Genius Within
Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0151005516
Argues that intelligence--an ability to react, change behavior, and survive--exists in all forms of life, including bacteria, insects, and animals, and presents evidence about the intelligence of the smallest living things. 25,000 first printing.
Mismeasure of Man
Mismeasure of Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0393314251
Exposes the fatal flaws in the ranking of people according to their supposed gifts and limits by discussing the development of the theory of limits and by reanalyzing the data on which it is based
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher
The Medusa and the Snail
More Notes of a Biology Watcher
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670465682
Astute observations on the fates of the medusa, a parasitical jellyfish, and the sea slug to which it attaches itself touch upon eternal issues of life and death
Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book
Extreme Weather
A Guide & Record Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0393326586
A lavishly illustrated resource on some of history's most severe or unusual weather systems includes examples of electrified dust storms, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, ball lightning, falls of fish and toads, and more, in a volume that features dozens of color maps and weather record tables for more than three hundred U.S. cities. Original. 20,000 first printing.
An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology
An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521641101
A textbook about the mathematical modelling of biological and physiological phenomena for mathematically sophisticated students.
The Symbolic Species: The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain
The Symbolic Species
The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393038386
Theorizing that the human brain and language developed in concert, a study of the origin of language argues that the seeds of language grew and developed in pair bonding between proto- and early-human males and females.
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.
Prehistoric Past Revealed: The Four Billion Year History of Life on Earth
Prehistoric Past Revealed
The Four Billion Year History of Life on Earth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520241053
Describes how the discovery of fossil remains can trace the history of life on Earth.
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
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.