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  • Parasite Rexby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2000; US$ 15.99

    IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE parasites control the minds of their hosts, sending them to their destruction. IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE parasites are masters of chemical warfare and camouflage, able to cloak themselves with their hosts' own molecules. IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE parasites steer the course of evolution, where the majority of species are parasites.... more...

  • Microcosmby Carl Zimmer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    SIGNATURE I GAZE OUT A WINDOW, a clear, puck-shaped box in my hand. Life fills my view: fescue and clover spreading out across the yard, rose of Sharon holding out leaves to catch sunlight and flowers to lure bumblebees. An orange cat lurks under a lilac bush, gazing up at an oblivious goldfinch. Snowy egrets and seagulls fly overhead. Stinkhorns... more...

  • Evolutionby Carl Zimmer

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    This remarkable book presents a rich and up?to?date view of evolution that explores the far?reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes the power, significance, and relevance of evolution to our lives today. After all, we ourselves are the product of evolution, and we can tackle many of our gravest challenges ?? from lethal resurgence... more...

  • Brain Cuttingsby Carl Zimmer

    Scott & Nix, Inc. 2010; US$ 4.99

    The human brain has long been a mystery, but twenty-first century science is beginning to reveal some of its inner workings. With microscopes and brain scans, with psychological experiments and breakthroughs in genetics, neuroscientists are developing new theories about every aspect of our mindsfrom the nature of consciousness to the causes of disorders... more...

  • Evolutionby Carl Zimmer

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin's journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific journey,... more...

  • More Brain Cuttingsby Carl Zimmer

    Scott & Nix, Inc. 2011; US$ 4.99

    "The brain unfolds like a flower. The more I have explored neuroscience, the more it has rewarded me with new stories. In 2010, I published Brain Cuttings: Fifteen Journeys Through the Mind. Here are fifteen more journeys. In some pieces, I look at some of the surprising ways in which the brain works. In others, I consider some of the many ways... more...

  • Soul Made Fleshby Carl Zimmer

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    At the beginning of the Europe's turbulent seventeenth century, no one knew how the brain worked. By the century's close, the science of the brain had taken root, helping to overturn many common misconceptions about the human body as well as to unseat centuries-old philosophies of man and God. Presiding over this evolution was the founder of modern... more...

  • At the Water's Edgeby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left... more...

  • Soul Made Fleshby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 15.00

    In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for the first time, the dramatic tale of how the secrets of the brain were discovered in seventeenth-century England unfolds against a turbulent... more...

  • "T. rex" and the Crater of Doomby Walter Alvarez; Carl Zimmer

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95 US$ 15.16

    Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mount Everest slammed into the Earth, inducing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized detritus blasted through the atmosphere upon impact, falling back to Earth around the globe. Disastrous environmental consequences ensued: a giant tsunami,... more...