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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
The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679430946
A real-life medical thriller describes how a strain of a lethal, infectious, previously unknown virus showed up in 1989 at a Virginia laboratory and the efforts of a military biohazard SWAT team to identify and prevent the spread of the virus. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
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.
Biology
Biology
Paperback      ISBN: 0805366342
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
In Search of Memory
The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0393329372
“A stunning book.
Plague Time: The New Germ Theory of Disease
Plague Time
The New Germ Theory of Disease
Paperback      ISBN: 0385721846
The noted biologist and Amherst College professor defends his controversial thesis that most of our worst killers--including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes--are in fact caused by infectious diseases. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
Second Nature
A Gardener's Education
Paperback      ISBN: 0802140114
The author of The Botany of Desire draws on his gardening experiences to explore attitudes toward nature and wilderness, environmental questions, and what gardening teaches about the borders between nature and culture. Reprint.
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 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
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
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.