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  • Creationism's Trojan Horseby Barbara Forrest; Paul R. Gross

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 14.99

    Forrest and Gross expose the scientific failure, the religious essence, and the political ambitions of "intelligent design" creationism, highlighting its threat to public education and to the separation of church and state. more...

  • Avian Evolutionby Gerald Mayr

    Wiley 2016; US$ 107.50 US$ 93.17

    Knowledge of the evolutionary history of birds has much improved in recent decades. Fossils from critical time periods are being described at unprecedented rates and modern phylogenetic analyses have provided a framework for the interrelationships of the extant groups. This book gives an overview of the avian fossil record and its paleobiological... more...

  • Origin of Speciesby Charles Darwin

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    The Origin of Species is the landmark book that, for better or worse, puts science and religion at odds. Very few people have read this book and come away not believing in evolution. The detail of research is even by today's standards stunning; and the writing is still eminently readable. Second only to the Bible in its scope of influence, this book... more...

  • Mutual Aidby Kniaz Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    Written partly in response to Social Darwinism and in particular to Thomas H. Huxley's nineteenth-century essay, "The Struggle for Existence," Kropotkin's book drew on his experiences in scientific expeditions in Siberia to illustrate the phenomenon of cooperation. After examining the evidence of cooperation in nonhuman animals, pre-feudal societies,... more...

  • How the Zebra Got its Stripesby Léo Grasset; Barbara Mellor

    Profile Books 2016; US$ 9.31

    Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are zebras striped? Why are buffalo herds broadly democratic while elephants prefer dictatorships? What explains the architectural brilliance of the termite mound or the complications of the hyena's sex life? And why have honey-badgers evolved to be one of nature's most efficient agents of mass destruction?... more...

  • A Unifying Theory of Evolution Generated by Means of Information Modellingby J. Brender McNair

    IOS Press 2016; Not Available

    Stringent ways of thinking, ?conceptual frameworks?, are necessary in science. The drawback is that the associated assumptions, concepts, rules and practice may become so deeply entrenched that they turn into tacit knowledge and hence give rise to constraints in scientific thought and practice ? that is, a new kind of plethora that seriously blinds... more...

  • Creatures of Accidentby Wallace Arthur

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 6.79

    The most important aspect of evolution, from a philosophical viewpoint, is the rise of complex, advanced creatures from simple, primitive ones. This "vertical" dimension of evolution has been downplayed in both the specialist and popular literature on evolution, in large part because it was in the past associated with unsavory political views. The... more...

  • Undeniableby Bill Nye; Corey S. Powell

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 11.89

    "Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found."?Bill Nye Sparked... more...

  • Faint Echoes, Distant Starsby Ben Bova

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... more...

  • Science In The Makingby E. A. Davis

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 253.00

    This text celebrates, in four volumes, the bicentenary of the "Philosophical Magazine" and chronicles the history of scientific development as chonicled in its pages.  Each volume previews a 50 year period and contains not only classical works but also papers of an amusing controversial nature.  Commentaries preceding each part set the papers in the... more...