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The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present
Paul Seabright | Hardcover
Drawing on biology, sociology, anthropology, and economics, this book shows that conflict between the sexes is, paradoxically, the product of cooperation.
Tyler Cowen | Hardcover
One of the most influential economists of the decade boldly argues that just about everything you’ve heard about food is wrong.
Edward O. Wilson | Hardcover
Demonstrating that the sources of morality, religion, and the creative arts are fundamentally biological in nature, this book presents us with the clearest explanation ever produced as to the origin of the human condition and why it resulted in our domination of the Earth’s biosphere.
Victor J. Stenger | Paperback
This book goes on to detail how religion and science are fundamentally incompatible in several areas: the origin of the universe and its physical parameters, the origin of complexity, holism versus reductionism, the nature of mind and consciousness, and the source of morality.
Harvey Levenstein | Hardcover
This book explores one of the striking anomalies of American culture: its love/hate relationship with eating and the particularly perplexing choices that humans have to make about the food they eat because they can eat everything.
Ian Stewart | Hardcover
In this book, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a 17 mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress.
The fascinating chronicle of life’s history is not told through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, throughout time.
David S. Richeson | Paperback
Leonhard Euler’s polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects, from soccer balls and gemstones to giant all-carbon molecules – and yet this formula is so simple it can be explained to a child.
Peter Pringle | Hardcover
This book reveals for the first time the scandals behind one of the most important discoveries in the history of medicine.