Biology & Life Sciences

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There’s an old riddle that asks: What travels 12,000 miles but never goes anywhere? The answer: blood.

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“let’s also turn back to myth, reframing our scientific narrative within the history of the stories we tell ourselves about what we’re still trying to understand.”

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Pregnancy can be both an exhilarating and terrifying time in a person’s life, especially with the glut of conflicting information on the market.

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What It’s Like to Be a Dog is a well-written, enthusiastic account of a scientific study sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to image dogs’ brains by Magnetic Resonance Imager

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“He takes the reader on a journey from single cells, to nervous systems, to self-conscious, self-directed minds. One can’t fault him for lack of vision or ambition.”

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Born and raised in India, Shoba Narayan left for college in the U.S. and stayed for the next 20 years.

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The Dark Mountain Project is a worldwide collective of writers, artists, activists co-founded by Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth, dedicated to creating “uncivilized” art, poetry, prose, and more.

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by neuroendocrinologist Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky is a really long book at 800 pages.

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“A wonderful, talented, slice of Africa, an Africa fast receding . . .”

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“Horse enthusiasts regularly experience the ways in which horses uplift and save us, giving meaning and peace . . .”

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Walter S. Judd, professor emeritus from the University of Florida's Biology Department, would rescue us from being "plant blind." Dr.

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“Rather than theological bickering or ‘irrelevant moral imperatives,’ Wathey reminds us of our humanism and our hubris.”

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“a compelling book that will enrich your knowledge of genetics and its potential.”

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“a challenging book that covers a wide span of scientific, social, and public policy issues. . . . an excellent resource . . .”

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Sex, Love and DNA is a wonderful introduction to genetics.

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“This is a book you’ll want to drink up, making a point to remember the information tidbits you want to pull out to amaze and amuse your friends at the next wedding, dinner, or cocktail par

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Neanderthal Man forces us to consider how scientific knowledge is created. . . .

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"Shaping Humanity is a humanistic portfolio that unpacks the complexities of making, shaping, and viewing human ancestors."

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“The ideas are subtle, possibly significant, and slightly unsettling. What more could a reader wish for?”

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“Men and women who have shared the infertility experience will find words that speak for them and to them in this book.

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“. . . 182 pages of bacterial wonderment. . . . Dr. Wassenaar explains how the intestinal bacterial microflora of a fruit fly (affected by diet) drives mating preference.

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“Long for This World is a grand survey of cutting-edge biology in the hands of visionary researchers, made vivid by Mr. Weiner’s marvelous writing.”

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“Ms. Eilperin regales us with the facts with all the smoothness of a skilled storyteller. . . .

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