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Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

Randolph M. Nesse, George C. Williams - 2012 - Health & Fitness - Limited preview
The next time you get sick, consider this before picking up the aspirin: your body may be doing exactly what it's supposed to. In this ground-breaking book, two pioneers of the science of Darwinian medicine argue that illness as well as the ...

The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology is Rewriting Our ...

Nessa Carey - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
Introduces the new field that may revolutionize the understanding of human health and disease.

The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture

Matt Ridley - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
Armed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior. Ridley recounts the hundred years' war ...

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Matt Ridley - 2006 - Science - Limited preview
The genome's been mapped. But what does it mean? Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises almost as many questions as it ...

No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality

Judith Rich Harris - 2010 - Psychology - Limited preview
A groundbreaking theory of personality. The author of the controversial book The Nurture Assumption tackles the biggest mystery in all of psychology: What makes people differ so much in personality and behavior? It can't just be "nature and ...

On Intelligence

Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee - 2004 - Computers - Limited preview
The inventor of the PalmPilot outlines a theory about the human brain's memory system that reveals new information about intelligence, perception, creativity, consciousness, and the human potential for creating intelligent computers. 75,000 first ...

Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Foods

Nancy Marie Brown, Nina V. Fedoroff - 2004 - Science - Limited preview
While European restaurants race to footnote menus, reassuring concerned gourmands that no genetically modified ingredients were used in the preparation of their food, starving populations around the world eagerly await the next harvest of ...

Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate

William F. Ruddiman - 2007 - Science - No preview available
The impact on climate from 200 years of industrial development is an everyday fact of life, but did humankind's active involvement in climate change really begin with the industrial revolution, as commonly believed? William Ruddiman's provocative ...

The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body

Steven J. Mithen - 2005 - Music - Limited preview
The propensity to make music is the most mysterious, wonderful, and neglected feature of humankind: this is where Steven Mithen began, drawing together strands from archaeology, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience--and, of course, musicology ...