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The Accidental Homo Sapiens: Genetics, Behavior, And Free Will
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|April 3, 2019

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What happens now that human population has outpaced biological natural selection? Two leading scientists reveal how we became who we are—and what we might become. When we think of evolution, the image that likely comes to mind is the iconic,…
A Natural History Of Wine
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|November 10, 2015

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A captivating survey of the science of wine and winemaking for anyone who has ever wondered about the magic of the fermented grape An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob…
A Natural History Of Beer
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|February 26, 2019

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A celebration of beer—its science, its history, and its impact on human culture What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and…
The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE
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|January 29, 2008

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This book narrates the story of human biological and cultural evolution, from the earliest beginnings of our zoological family Hominidae, through the emergence of Homo sapiens, to the Agricultural Revolution. It concludes with a brief overview of the subsequent…
Hoax: A History Of Deception: 5,000 Years Of Fakes, Forgeries, And Fallacies
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An entertaining collection of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities. World history is littered with tall tales and those who have fallen for them. Ian…
The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, And Beliefs
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|March 25, 2014

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What evolutionary process could have resulted in the unique and amazing human brain? New research by neuroscientists, paleontologists, and others reveals startling answers.  After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from…
The Great Human Journey: Around the World in 22 Million Days
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|October 8, 2013

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Wallace and Darwin, the Museum Mice from the Halls of the American Museum of Natural History, are off on another adventure! It's amazing what you can find in a museum and how far you can travel in a small time machine made from a yoghurt cup! Have you ever…
Paleontology: A Brief History of Life
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"Endlessly absorbing and informative. It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to this most important and fascinating field.”—Bill Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything Paleontology: A Brief History of Life is the fifth…
Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins
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50,000 years ago - merely a blip in evolutionary time - our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their own precursors had been doing for millions of years. Yet something about our species separated it from…
The Origin of the Human Capacity: No.68, 1998
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Troublesome Science: The Misuse of Genetics and Genomics in Understanding Race
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|June 19, 2018

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The Strange Case Of The Rickety Cossack: And Other Cautionary Tales From Human Evolution
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In his new book The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, human paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human evolution. Drawing partly on his own career-from young…
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