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EVOLUTION, HEALTH, AND DISEASE
Written by DANIEL LIEBERMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/01/2014

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74180-6

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering; and how cultural changes like the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions have impacted us physically. He shows how the increasing disparity between the...

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THE ASTONISHING CONNECTION BETWEEN HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/09/2013

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47743-9

A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2012
Finalist, 2013 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Do animals overeat? Get breast cancer? Have fainting spells?

Inspired by an eye-opening consultation at the Los Angeles Zoo, which revealed that a monkey experienced the same symptoms of heart failure as her human patients, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz embarked upon a project that would reshape how she practiced medicine. Beginning with the above questions, she began informally...

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HOW THE CONSTRUCTAL LAW GOVERNS EVOLUTION IN BIOLOGY, PHYSICS, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
Written by ADRIAN BEJAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/08/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74434-0

In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the constructal law, accounts for the evolution of these and many other designs in our world.

Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape and structure and evolves in a sequence of ever-improving designs in order to facilitate flow. River basins, cardiovascular systems,...

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A JOURNEY INTO THE 3.5-BILLION-YEAR HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BODY
Written by NEIL SHUBIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/06/2009

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27745-9

Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science
Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Book Award
Finalist for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books
A Library Journal Top Science Title


Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today's most common diseases, we have to turn to unexpected...

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TALES OF MUSIC AND THE BRAIN
Written by OLIVER SACKS

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/23/2008

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-03353-9

Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does—humans are a musical species.

Oliver Sacks’s compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally...

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WHY THINKING-BY-NUMBERS IS THE NEW WAY TO BE SMART
Written by IAN AYRES

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Bantam

On Sale: 08/26/2008

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-38473-4

This business bestseller examines the “power” in numbers. Today more than ever, number crunching affects your life in ways you might not even imagine. Intuition and experience are no longer enough to make the grade. In order to succeed—even survive—in our data-based world, you need to become statistically literate.

Cutting-edge organizations are already crunching increasingly larger databases to find the unseen connections among seemingly unconnected things to predict human behavior with...

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HOW DARWIN'S THEORY CAN CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT OUR LIVES
Written by DAVID SLOAN WILSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Delta

On Sale: 12/26/2007

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34092-2

2007 Outstanding Academic Title, CHOICE Magazine (American Library Association)

"This is a book of tall claims about evolution: that it can be uncontroversial; that the basic principles are easy to learn; that everyone should want to learn them, once their implications are understood; that evolution and religion...can be brought harmoniously together."--From Evolution for Everyone

Polls show that more than half of all Americans don't believe in evolution. And most people who do accept evolution...

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THE NEW SCIENCE OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
Written by DANIEL GOLEMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Bantam

On Sale: 07/31/2007

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-38449-9

Emotional Intelligence was an international phenomenon, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, once again, Daniel Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are “wired to connect” and the surprisingly deep impact of our relationships on every aspect of our lives.

Far more than we are consciously aware, our daily encounters with parents,...

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THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF A SCIENTIFIC THEORY
Written by EDWARD J. LARSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 08/08/2006

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-96849-1

In this lively, deeply erudite work, Pulitzer Prize–winning science historian Edward J. Larson takes us on a guided tour of Darwin’s “dangerous idea,” from its theoretical antecedents in the early nineteenth century to the brilliant breakthroughs of Darwin and Wallace, to Watson and Crick’s stunning discovery of the DNA double helix, and to the triumphant neo-Darwinian synthesis and rising sociobiology today.

Along the way, Larson expertly places the scientific upheaval of evolution in...

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A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE SCIENCE CLASSIC

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages

Publisher: Bantam

On Sale: 09/27/2005

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-80436-2

Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author’s engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book’s most important...

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