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  • At the Water's Edge: Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore, But Then Went Back to the Sea

    By Carl Zimmer

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684856230
    • Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster
    • Published: September 1999
    Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left behind, and what we brought with us. We all know about evolution, but it still seems absurd that our ancestors were fish. Darwin's idea of natural selection was the key to solving generation-to-generation evolution -- microevolution -- but it could only point us toward a complete explanation, still to come, of the engines of macroevolution, the transformation of body shapes across millions of years. Now, drawing on the latest fossil discoveries and breakthrough scientific analysis, Carl Zimmer reveals how macroevolution works. Escorting us along the trail of discovery up to the current dramatic research in paleontology, ecology, genetics, and embryology, Zimmer shows how scientists today are unveiling the secrets of life that biologists struggled with two centuries ago. In this book, you will find a dazzling, brash literary talent and a rigorous scientific sensibility gracefully brought together. Carl Zimmer provides a comprehensive, lucid, and authoritative answer to the mystery of how nature actually made itself.
  • Microcosm: E. Coli and the New Science of Life

    By Carl Zimmer

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307276865
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: July 2009
    A contributing editor at Discover traces E. coli's role in the history of biology, discussing surprising parallels between its life and that of humans, and how scientists are experimenting with the bacteria's use in drugs and clean fuel. Reprint.
  • Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

    By Carl Zimmer

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780684856384
    • Publisher: The Free Press
    • Published: September 2000
    This mapping of the parasite universe observes that most species are parasites, including almost every animal, including (unfortunately) humans. Welcome to the most successful life forms on Earth! B&W illus. 298p.
  • Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

    By Carl Zimmer

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743200110
    • Publisher: Touchstone
    • Published: September 2001
    For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and in the darkest shadows of science. Yet these creatures are among the world's most successful and sophisticated organisms. In Parasite Rex, Carl Zimmer deftly balances the scientific and the disgusting as he takes readers on a fantastic voyage. Traveling from the steamy jungles of Costa Rica to the fetid parasite haven of southern Sudan, Zimmer graphically brings to life how parasites can change DNA, rewire the brain, make men more distrustful and women more out-going, and turn hosts into the living dead. This thorough, gracefully written book brings parasites out into the open and uncovers what they can teach us about the most fundamental survival tactics in the universe.
  • She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

    By Carl Zimmer

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101984598
    • Publisher: Dutton
    • Published: May 2018
  • Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain and How It Changed the World

    By Carl Zimmer

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743272056
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: May 2005
    The definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. This dramatic tale of how the secrets of the brain were discovered in 17th-century England unfolds against a turbulent backdrop of civil war, the Great Fire of London, and plague. Chronicled here in vivid detail are the groundbreaking revelations and often gory experiments that first enshrined the brain as the physical seat of intelligence wrought by the founder of modern neurology. References, index. 367p.
  • Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain-- and How It Changed the World

    By Carl Zimmer

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743230384
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: December 2003
    A history of science's discovery of how the human brain works & how the secrets of the brain were revealed in seventeenth-century England by pioneers in neuroscience.
  • The Oldest Living Things in the World

    By Rachel Sussman

    Our Price: $36.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226057507
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: April 2014
    The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world from Antarctica to the Mojave Desert in order to photograph continuously living organisms that are at least 2,000 years old. The result is a stunning and unique visual collection of species unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before.

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