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The Origin of Species - Gold Edition (Annotated)

by Charles Darwin

<p>On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.<br /> &nbsp; The book was written for non-specialist readers and ...

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The origin of species by means of natural

The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

by Charles Darwin

<p><strong>SUMMARY:</strong> Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific imagination, The Origin of Species sold out on the day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous

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The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (6th edition)

by Charles Darwin

<p>The sixth London edition, with all editions and corrections. Considered the definitive edition. the Introduction begins: &quot;When on board H.M.S. Beagle, as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic

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The Origins of Modern Humans

Biology Reconsidered

by Fred H. Smith & James C. Ahern

<p>This update to the award-winning <em>The Origins of Modern Humans: A World Survey of the Fossil Evidence</em> covers the most accepted common theories concerning the emergence of modern <em>Homo sapiens</em>—adding fresh insight from top ...

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The Paradox of Evolution

The Strange Relationship between Natural Selection and Reproduction

by Stephen Rothman

<p>This book examines a little-noted contradiction inherent in the two essential elements of Darwin's theory of biological evolution--natural selection and reproduction. Physiologist Stephen Rothman makes the revolutionary claim that the ...

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The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers

by Mark A. Colwell & Susan M. Haig

<p>The 40 or so species of beach-loving plovers (genus <em>Charadrius</em>) comprise a diverse group of shorebirds found around the world. Most of these species are challenged by changing climates and other human-related development activities, ...

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The Power of Movement in Plants

by Charles Darwin

The Introduction begins: "The chief object of the present work is to describe and connect together several large classes of movement, common to almost all plants. The most widely prevalent movement is essentially of the same nature as that of ...

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The Power of Movement in Plants

by Charles Darwin

<p>Charles Darwin was an English scientist best known for his contributions to the theory of evolution and his belief in natural selection. Darwin’s writings remain popular and influential in science today.  This edition of The Power of Movement

ISBN: 9781531268718

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The Road to the Future

by Glimps East Forward

<p>Have you ever wondered why we are the only surviving member of the human species, ever lived on this planet?</p> <p>Neanderthals, another human species, had a good and long run for their kind, but eventually died out and left this planet for

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The Science of Love and Betrayal

by Professor Robin Dunbar

<p>Falling in love is one of the strangest things we can do - and one of the things that makes us uniquely human. But what happens to our brains when our eyes meet across a crowded room? Why do we kiss each other, forget our friends, seek a ...

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The Scopes Monkey Trial

by Randy Moore & William McComas

<p>The 1925 case against high school coach and science teacher John Scopes, arrested for teaching evolution in defiance of a Tennessee state law, was America's original "Trial of the Century." The proceedings began as a publicity stunt but grew ...

ISBN: 9781439656570

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The Secret Life of Zika Virus

by Kalpish Ratna

<p>Zika Virus has wreaked havoc in Brazil in recent times and is rapidly raising the spectre of a global pandemic. It has also resurfaced in India. In June 2017, three individuals in Ahmedabad were found infected. The ensuing panic was ...

ISBN: 9789386582447

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The Social Origins of Music

Insights from Empirical Studies with Preschool Children

by Sebastian Kirschner

Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2011 in the subject Biology - Evolution, grade: magna cum laude, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institut für Theoretische Biologie), language: English, abstract: Creating music is a distinctive ...

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The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them

by Donald R. Prothero

<p>Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. <em>The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks</em> tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters—each about a particular rock, ...

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The Truth about Language

What It Is and Where It Came From

by Michael C. Corballis

<p>Evolutionary science has long viewed language as, basically, a fortunate accident—a crossing of wires that happened to be extraordinarily useful, setting humans apart from other animals and onto a trajectory that would see their brains (and ...

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The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin

<p>Also known as Charles Darwin’s “Journal of Researches,” “The Voyage of the Beagle” is an exquisite travel memoir, a detailed scientific journal, and the foundation for one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 19th century. It ...

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The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin

The Voyage of the Beagle is the title most commonly given to reissues of the book written by Charles Darwin and published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks, bringing him considerable fame and respect. This was the third volume of The Narrative ...

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The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin

<p>When HMS Beagle sailed out of Devonport on 27 December 1831, Charles Darwin was twenty-two and setting off on the voyage of a lifetime. His journal, here reprinted in a shortened form, shows a naturalist making patient observations concerning

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The Wallace Line: Where Worlds Collide

by Penny van Oosterzee

<p>Why is it that the island of Bali is home to Asian birds such as the weaver bird, and the neighboring island of Lombok, just 24 kilometers away across a narrow strait, echoes to the screams of Australian cockatoos?</p><p>This extraordinary ...

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The White River Badlands

Geology and Paleontology

by Rachel C. Benton, Emmett Evanoff, Dennis O.Jr. Terry & others

<p>The forbidding Big Badlands in Western South Dakota contain the richest fossil beds in the world. Even today these rocks continue to yield new specimens brought to light by snowmelt and rain washing away soft rock deposited on a floodplain ...

ISBN: 9780253016089

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