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A Pocket History of Human Evolution: How We Became Sapiens

Silvana Condemi · The Experiment
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Why aren't we more like other apes? How did we win the evolutionary race? Find out how "wise" Homo sapiens really are. Prehistory has never been more exciting: New discoveries are overturning long-held theories left and right. Stone tools in Australia date back 65,000 years...
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Gatecrasher: How I Helped the Rich Become Famous and Ruin the World

Ben Widdicombe · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A smart, gossipy, and very funny examination of celebrity culture from New York's premiere social columnist. Ben Widdicombe is the only writer to have worked for Page Six, TMZ, and The New York Times - an unusual Triple Crown that allowed him personal access to the full gamut of Hollywood...
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Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

Marlene Zuk
Format: Paperback(Reprint)


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The Persuasion Code: How Neuromarketing Can Help You Persuade Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

Christophe Morin · Wiley
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The Persuasion CodeCapture, convince, and close - scientifically Most of your attempts to persuade are doomed to fail because the brains of your audience automatically reject messages that disrupt their attention. This book makes the complex science of persuasion simple. Learn to develop...
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When Science and Politics Collide: The Public Interest at Risk

Robert O Schneider · Praeger
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

This book explains why science and politics collide, why this is an especially critical problem at this precise time in U.S. history, and what should be done to ensure that science and politics coincide.* Shows the contentious science/policy relationship through examples of current controversies...
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Making the Most of the Anthropocene: Facing the Future

Mark Denny · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Ever since Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen coined the term "Anthropocene" to describe our current era -- one in which human impact on the environment has pushed Earth into an entirely new geological epoch -- arguments for and against the new designation have...
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Lamarck's Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution's Past and Present

Peter D Ward · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Epigenetics upends natural selection and genetic mutation as the sole engines of evolution, and offers startling insights into our future heritable traits.

In the 1700s, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck first described epigenetics to explain the inheritance of acquired characteristics;...

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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves

Eric R Kandel · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Nobel Prize recipient Eric R. Kandel investigates The Disordered Mind to uncover what brain disorders reveal about human nature. This challenging study will not only help transform medical care but also encourage a new humanism based in part on the biological confirmation of individuality.
Eric...

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The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution

Richard Wrangham · Pantheon
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"A fascinating new analysis of human violence, filled with fresh ideas and gripping evidence from our primate cousins, historical forebears, and contemporary neighbors."
- Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature

We Homo sapiens can be the nicest...
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Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Neuroscientist Dean Burnett dives into the squishy science and bubbly feelings of what happiness means.The pursuit of happiness is one of the most common and enduring quests of human life. It's what drives us to get a job, fall in love, watch stand-up comedy, go to therapy, have questionable...
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