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
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.
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.
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.
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.