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  • Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introductionby Lewis Wolpert

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    From a single cell - a fertilized egg - comes an elephant, a fly, or a human. How does this astonishing feat happen? How does the egg 'know' what to become? How does it divide into the different cells, the separate tissues, the brain, the fingernail - every tiniest detail of the growing foetus?These are the questions that the field of developmental... more...

  • How We Live and Why We Dieby Lewis Wolpert

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.99

    Distinguished biologist Lewis Wolpert explains how cells provide the answers to fundamental questions about our lives. more...

  • Malignant Sadnessby Lewis Wolpert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    An excellent book, the most objective short account I know of all the various approaches to depression.' Anthony Storr more...

  • Six Impossible Things Before Breakfastby Lewis Wolpert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    A groundbreaking popular science book, examining the evolutionary origins of belief. more...

  • The Unnatural Nature of Scienceby Lewis Wolpert

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    This book shows that many of our understandings about scientific thought can be corrected once we realise just how "unnatural" science actually is. Quoting scientists from Aristotle to Einstein, the author argues that scientific ideas are, with rare exceptions, counter-intuitive and that common sense often makes no sense at all. A passionate advocate... more...

  • Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?by Lewis Wolpert

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Why are there two sexes? How different are they and why? Why can't a woman be more like a man? Or should the question be: why can't a man be more like a woman? Controversy rages around sex and gender, but just what are the differences and how are they determined? Lewis Wolpert, distinguished scientist, broadcaster and author, has tackled depression,... more...

  • Passionate Mindsby Lewis Wolpert; Alison Richards

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 43.99

    The popular stereotype of the scientist as mad boffin or weedy nerd has been peddled widely in film and fiction, with the implication that the world of science is far removed from the intellectual and emotional messiness of other human activities. In Passionate Minds, distinguished scientist Lewis Wolpert investigates the style and motivation of some... more...

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