Topic: "Biology & Ecology"

Plant and animal biodiversity, valuable cycles, and ecosystems. Evolution, the origins & development of society, religion, and ideas are included, as well as consciousness, information transfer, and memes.

The Future of Life

The Future of Life

Edward O. Wilson Knopf; 1 edition (January 8, 2002) Amazon.com Book Description: From one of the world’s most influential scientists (and two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author) comes his most timely and important book yet: an impassioned call for quick and decisive action to save Earth’s biological heritage, and a plan to achieve that rescue. Today we [...]

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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Matt Ridley Harper Perennial (April 29, 2003) Amazon.com Book Description: Referring to Lewis Carroll’s Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity’s best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature [...]

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Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World

Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World

Emma Marris August 30, 2011 Amazon Book Description: A paradigm shift is roiling the environmental world. For decades people have unquestioningly accepted the idea that our goal is to preserve nature in its pristine, pre-human state. But many scientists have come to see this as an outdated dream that thwarts bold new plans to save [...]

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Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution

Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution

Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd
Humans are a striking anomaly in the natural world. While we are similar to other mammals in many ways, our behavior sets us apart. Our unparalleled ability to adapt has allowed us to occupy virtually every habitat on earth using an incredible variety of tools and subsistence techniques.

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