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  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 27.99

    New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what... more...

  • The Beak of the Finchby Jonathan Weiner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the... more...

  • The Science of Good and Evilby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 15.39

    From bestselling author Michael Shermer, an investigation of the evolution of morality that is "a paragon of popularized science and philosophy" The Sun (Baltimore) A century and a half after Darwin first proposed an "evolutionary ethics," science has begun to tackle the roots of morality. Just as evolutionary biologists study why we are hungry... more...

  • Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universeby Jim Davies

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.59

    A sweeping look at what grabs our attentions that pulls back the curtain on the psychological and evolutionary reasons that everyone is drawn to religion, conspiracy theories, and the news more...

  • The Emerald Planetby David Beerling

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Emerald Planet is the tale of our world's past - and future - as revealed by plants. Over the immensity of geological time, plants have been powerful agents of change, shaping the climate, the planet, and affecting the evolutionary path of all life. Here, David Beerling tells how. more...

  • The Storytelling Animalby Jonathan Gottschall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 13.49

    A provocative young scholar gives us the first book on the new science of storytelling: the latest thinking on why we tell stories, what stories reveal about human nature, what makes a story transporting, which plots and themes are universal, and what it means to have a storytelling brain—what are the implications for how we process information and... more...

  • Knowledge Sharedby Edward T. Jackson; Yusuf Kassam

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 30.00

    This book presents leading-edge analysis on the theory and practice of participatory evaluation around the world. With its instructive case studies from Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and St Vincent, the book is a guide to a community-based approach to evaluation that is at once a learning process, a means of... more...

  • The Biological Roots of Human Natureby Timothy H. Goldsmith

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 29.95

    This treatise explores the relevance of biological evolution to the study of behaviour. It argues that the study of human social behaviour must take into consideration the physiology, biochemistry and social mechanisms of behaviour, in addition to the evolution of behavioural traits. more...

  • Prebiotic Evolution and Astrobiologyby J. Tze-Fei Wong; Antonio Lazcano

    Landes Bioscience 2009; US$ 69.00

    With the accelerating pace of genomic analysis and space exploration, the field of prebiotic evolution and astrobiology is poised for a century of unprecedented advances ahead, and there is a need for textbooks for students. The authors of this book, aware of the difficulty of covering the multifaceted subject by any single author, have decided to... more...

  • Adaptation and Natural Selectionby George Christopher Williams

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44

    Biological evolution is a fact--but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. In 1966, simple Darwinism, which holds that evolution functions primarily at the level of the individual organism, was threatened by opposing concepts such as group selection, a popular idea stating that evolution acts to select entire species... more...