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Letters to a Young Scientist

• <b>Author:</b> Edward O. Wilson<p>Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation.<br>Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a …

Nature via Nurture

• <b>Author:</b> Matt Ridley<p>Acclaimed author Matt Ridley's thrilling follow-up to his bestseller Genome. Armed with the extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, Ridley turns his attention to the nature versus nurture debate to bring the first popular account of the roots of human behaviour.<p>What makes …

The Practically Cheating Statistics Handbook, The Sequel! (2nd Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> S. Deviant<p>"The Simplest way to ace Statistics." Are you taking a statistics class right now or very soon?<p>I wrote the Practically Cheating Statistics Handbook so you don't have to struggle anymore. I've been giving my own students this material since I started teaching, and the students who …

Zoobiquity

• <b>Author:</b> Barbara Natterson Horowitz & Kathryn Bowers<p>Concerns about the recent explosions of diseases like HIV, the West Nile Virus, and other avian and swine flus that originate in animals have encouraged new efforts on a global scale to bridge the gap between animal and human medicine for the …

The Sacred Balance

• <b>Author:</b> David Suzuki<p>In the ten years since <i>The Sacred Balance</i> was first published, global warming has become a major issue as glaciers and polar ice caps have begun to melt at an alarming rate, populations of polar bears have dwindled, the intensity of hurricanes and tsunamis has drastically …

Modoc

• <b>Author:</b> Ralph Helfer<p>Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a …

The Magic of Reality

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the …

The God Delusion

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p><b>'Timely, impassioned and brilliantly argued' Rod Liddle, Sunday Times</b><p><i>'A spirited and exhilarating read' Joan Bakewell</i><b>, Guardian</b><p><b>ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH NEW MATERIAL</b><p><i>The God Delusion</i> caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated …

The Power of Habit

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Duhigg<p>In <i>The Power of Habit,</i> award-winning <i>New York Times</i> business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of …

Statistics Essentials For Dummies

• <b>Author:</b> Deborah J. Rumsey<p><i>Statistics Essentials For Dummies</i> not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material,</i> …

Quarterly Essay 45 Us & Them

• <b>Author:</b> Anna Krien<p>For the first time in history, humans sit unchallenged at the top of the food chain. As we encroach on the wild and a vast wave of extinctions gathers force, how has our relationship with animals changed?<p>In this dazzling essay, Anna Krien investigates the world we have made and …

A Universe From Nothing

• <b>Author:</b> Lawrence M. Krauss<p>Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the biggest philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why does anything exist? And how is it all going to end? <br>'Why is there …

A Short History of Nearly Everything

• <b>Author:</b> Bill Bryson<p>Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. <i>A Short History of Nearly Everything</i> is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of …

Free Will

• <b>Author:</b> Sam Harris<p>A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the …

100 Species of Songbirds: A Picture Book for Bird Watchers and Lovers

• <b>Author:</b> Tony Northrup<p>Award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup has spent much of the last 15 years traveling the world photographing the diversity and beauty of life. In that time, more than 50 million people have enjoyed his wildlife photography website, www.northrup.org, the largest …

The Greatest Show on Earth

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>Charles Darwin's masterpiece, <i>On the Origin of Species</i>, shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a …

A Collaborative History with Daft Punk

By now it’s old news that Daft Punk tagged a motley crew of collaborators for their fourth studio album, <i>Random Access Memories</i>. Nile Rodgers, …

Mysterious Mounds: Uncovering Matagalpa Archaeology in Central Nicaragua

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><i>National Geographic explorer and archaeologist Alex Geurds is currently in the field investigating a unique, prehistoric, ceremonial center of stone circles in Central Nicaragua. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from him and his team.</i><p>Ashes are …