The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882
Paperback ISBN: 0393310698
Charles Darwin's Autobiography was first published in 1887, five years after his death. It was a bowdlerized edition: Darwin's family, attempting to protect his posthumous reputation, had deleted all the passages they considered too personal or controversial. The present complete edition did not appear until 1959, one hundred years after the publication of The Origin of Species. Upon its appearance, Loren Eiseley wrote: "No man can pretend to know Darwin who does not know his autobiography. Here, for the first time since his death, it is presented complete and unexpurgated, as it exists in the family archives. It will prove invaluable to biographers and cast new light on the personality of one of the world's greatest scientists. Nora Barlow, Darwin's granddaughter, has proved herself a superb editor. Her own annotations make fascinating reading." The daring and restless mind, the integrity and simplicity of Darwin's character are revealed in this direct and personal account of his life--his family, his education, his explorations of the natural world, his religion and philosophy. The editor has provided page and line references to the more important restored passages, and previously unpublished notes and letters on family matters and on the controversy between Samuel Butler appear in an appendix.
The Beak of the Finch
A Story of Evolution in Our Time
Paperback ISBN: 067973337x
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of theory and explication in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould.
Before the Dawn
Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors
Hardcover ISBN: 1594200793
A history of humanity's ancient ancestry draws on ground-breaking scientific findings to offer insight into such debated issues as the evolution of language and race, the domestication of companion animals, and the defeat of the Neanderthals.
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 Moral Animal
Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life
Paperback ISBN: 0679763996
A study on evolutionary psychology implements Darwinian theory that identifies the inherent nature of such areas as human sexuality, sibling rivalry, self-esteem, friendship, and more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Why Darwin Matters
The Case Against Intelligent Design
Paperback ISBN: 0805083065
A former evangelical Christian and creationist refutes the pseudoscientific arguments of proponents of Intelligent Design and explains why the scientific evidence reveals that evolution is more than just a theory and how it transforms life through the process of natural selection. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Evolution Explosion
How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change
Paperback ISBN: 0393323382
A critical look at evolution examines the slow process that ruled the rise and fall of the dinosaurs over hundreds of millions of years, the speedy process that causes drugs to fail because a disease evolves too quickly, and how human impact effects our own evolution. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.