|The Body: A Guide For Occupants||Bill Bryson||
THE BODY is a deep examination of the glorious machine that is the human body: how it functions, how...
|Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know||Malcolm Gladwell||
TALKING TO STRANGERS is a well-researched and thoughful examination of how people interact with strangers, and what can be done to improve how we do it. Using his usual deft prose and deep dives into specific cases, including the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the death of Sandra Bland,...
|An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power||Al Gore||
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER - YOUR ACTION HANDBOOK TO LEARN THE SCIENCE, FIND YOUR VOICE, AND HELP SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS is a must-have for those who care about our planet. Although proving without a doubt that there is a crisis, the reader is left with hope and the knowledge of what to do to save the...
|The Weeping Goldsmith: Discoveries in the Secret Land of Myanmar||W. John Kress||
THE WEEPING GOLDSMITH: DISCOVERIES IN THE SECRET LAND OF MYANMAR is a beautiful collection of photographs of places and plants in the mysterious Burmese landscape. The author is one of the world's most respected botanical experts, hence the descriptions are deep and telling.
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|The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge||Matt Ridley||
THE EVOLUTION OF EVERYTHING: HOW NEW IDEAS EMERGE is a brilliant and conclusive argument for evolution. Undeniable scientific facts have never been so readable and obvious.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Matt Ridley on the end paper at his office. It is a new, unread first...
|Letters to a Young Scientist||E.O. Wilson||
LETTERS TO A YOUNG SCIENTIST distills more than sixty years of teaching into twenty letters filled with anecdotes of success and failure that should encourage and entice the next generation to have a love of science and respect for the modest place we humans have in the planet's ecosystem.
|Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life||E O Wilson||
HALF-EARTH: OUR PLANET'S FIGHT FOR EARTH argues that we must move swiftly and dedicate fully half the surface of the earth to nature, or we will face mass extinction of many species - including our own.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by Edward O. Wilson in his...
|The Meaning of Human Existence||E O Wilson||
THE MEANING OF HUMAN EXISTENCE examines what makes humans different from all other species. Recognizing that the human and the spider evolved similarly, Dr. Wilson expertly explains the difference in the poet's sonnet and the spider's web.
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|A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park||E O Wilson||
A WINDOW ON ETERNITY: A BIOLOGIST'S WALK THROUGH GORONGOSA NATIONAL includes straight-forward insight and gorgeous photography of one of the world's most biologically rich places. While examining the woodlands that gave birth to humanity, Edward O. Wilson allows the reader to visit sacred spots and even "hear"...
|The Origins of Creativity||E.O. Wilson||
THE ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY reflects on the origins of language, storytelling and art to examine the role played by the humanities in defining our species. While humans are uniquely advanced, we pose a grave danger through our abuse of the earth. This easy-to-read book will give us a deeper understanding of the human...