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.
The Red Queen
Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Paperback ISBN: 0060556579
Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture -- including why men propose marriage, the method behind our maddening notions of beauty, and the disquieting fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Brilliantly written, The Red Queen offers an extraordinary new way of interpreting the human condition and how it has evolved.
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.
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 Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Paperback ISBN: 0060984031
A renowned scientist examines the less than two percent of human genes that distinguish us from chimpanzees and that link human behaviors--such as genocide, drug addiction, and the extermination of other species--to our animal predecessors
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.