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  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish,... more...

  • The Nature of Lifeby Mark A. Bedau; Carol E. Cleland

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 128.00

    Introduces a broad range of scientific and philosophical issues about life through the original historical and contemporary sources. 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...

  • Introduction to Conservation Geneticsby Richard Frankham; Jonathan D. Ballou; David A. Briscoe

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 72.00

    Student-focused, robust teaching package, with a strong illustration programme, now including references to software and databases and two new chapters. more...

  • Development, Function and Evolution of Teethby Mark F. Teaford; Moya Meredith Smith; Mark W. J. Ferguson

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 46.00

    Edited overview of the development, function and evolution of vertebrate teeth. more...

  • Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?by Jesse Bering

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 11.20

    Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? , the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than... more...

  • The Story of the Human Bodyby Daniel Lieberman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age... more...

  • Pervby Jesse Bering

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 11.20

    "As a sex writer, Jesse Bering is fearless—and peerless." —Dan Savage "You are a sexual deviant. A pervert, through and through." We may not want to admit it, but as the award-winning columnist and psychologist Jesse Bering reveals in Perv , there is a spectrum of perversion along which we all sit. Whether it's voyeurism, exhibitionism,... more...

  • What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzeeby Jonathan Marks

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    The overwhelming similarity of human and ape genes is one of the best-known facts of modern genetic science. But what does this similarity mean? Does it, as many have suggested, have profound implications for understanding human nature? Well-known molecular anthropologist Jonathan Marks uses the human-versus-ape controversy as a jumping-off point for... more...

  • Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told Youby Agustín Fuentes

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative Agustín Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race,... more...