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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
A Search for Who We Are
Paperback      ISBN: 0345384725
"Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully told." FINANCIAL TIMES (LONDON) World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a ROOTS for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science.
Cry of the Kalahari
Cry of the Kalahari
Paperback      ISBN: 0395647800
This account of the author's seven-year stay in Africa's Kalahari wilderness covers their adventures of survival, their contact with curious and dangerous animals, and the establishment of their conservation research project
Travels of William Bartram
Travels of William Bartram
Paperback      ISBN: 0486200132
First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Naturalist's poetic, lovely account of travels through Florida, Georgia, Carolinas from 1773 to 1778. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty..." — New York Times. 13 illustrations.
A Natural History of the Senses
A Natural History of the Senses
Paperback      ISBN: 0679735666
A naturalist guides readers through the human senses, discussing the evolution of the kiss, the sadistic cuisine of eighteenth-century England, the chemistry of pain, and the melodies of Earth
The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era-A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos
The Universe Story
From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era-A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos
Paperback      ISBN: 0062508350
From the big bang to the present and into the next millenium, The Universe Story unites science and the humanities in a dramatic exploration of the unfolding of the universe, humanity's evolving place in the cosmos, and the boundless possibilities for our future.
The Man Who Planted Trees
The Man Who Planted Trees
Paperback      ISBN: 0930031067
A barren region in France is brought back to life by the efforts of Elzeard Bouffier who, with great determination, plants 100 acorns everyday over thirty years
The Birth of a New Physics
The Birth of a New Physics
Paperback      ISBN: 0393300455
Relates man's search from the sixteenth century to the present for a physics to describe the dynamics of a universe in motion
Holy the Firm
Holy the Firm
Paperback      ISBN: 0060915439
Writing about a moth consumed by a candle flame, a girl burned in an airplane accident, and a baptism on a cold beach, Dillard bears witness to the violent incursions of the Absolute into the wreck of space and her vision of the power play of holy fire
Migrations to Solitude
Migrations to Solitude
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742417
An exploration of privacy makes a statement on the human sense of being alone in the world by examining how Americans sometimes choose to sacrifice their privacy and sometimes choose to bask in it
The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
Paperback      ISBN: 0374516359
This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the plane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. John McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenitors. This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the plane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. John McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenitors.