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Riddle, A. G.

Summary: Northern Morocco: Dr. Kate Warner cured a global pandemic, and she thought she could cure herself. She was wrong. And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy. Humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagination. With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming, a new hope arrives: a coded message from a potential ally. Arecibo Observatory:...

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Publisher / Publication Date: A.G. Riddle 2014

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Braden, Gregg

Summary: "Human by Design invites you on a journey beyond Darwin's theory of evolution, beginning with the fact that we exist as we do, even more empowered, and more connected with ourselves and the world, than scientists have believed possible. In one of the great ironies of the modern world, the science that was expected to solve life's mysteries has done just the opposite. New discoveries have led to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hay House, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 128 BRA

Riddle, A. G.

Summary: In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kindle Direct Publishing] 2013

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Brown, Dan

Summary: In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture into this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BRO

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Brown 2017

Berger, Lee R

Summary: "This first-person narrative about an archaeological discovery is rewriting the story of human evolution. A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on thehuman family tree and one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century. In 2013, Berger, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 569.8 BER

Summary: This videodisc undertakes five epic journeys across the globe, tracing the ancient routes of our early ancestors to reveal the extraordinary and brutal challenges they faced. Using the latest genetic and archaeological evidence, it shows how humans gradually adapted, culturally and physiologically, in response to their environment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 591.38 DVD Incredible 2010

King, Barbara J.

Summary: Twelve of twenty-four lectures detailing the evolution of humanity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.93 KIN

King, Barbara J.

Summary: Twelve of twenty-four lectures detailing the evolution of humanity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.93 KIN

Stringer, Chris

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Summary: Outlines a reassessment of human evolution that draws on recent fossil findings and challenges current theories to say that humans coexisted and competed across the African continent while exchanging genes, tools, and behaviors.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books, Henry Holt and Company 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.93 STR

Summary: Assume, for the sake of argument, that our species has created everything it needs-all the comfort and protection that technology can provide. Does that mean our biological evolution has come to an end? Not necessarily, says anatomist and anthropologist Alice Roberts. In fact, technology may be driving human evolution, and at breakneck speed. Dr. Roberts meets scientists who are detecting and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: In this TEDTalk, geneticist Svante Paabo offers biological proof that early humans mated with Neanderthals after migrating out of Africa. Paabo also provides an overview of mutations and genetic variance, giving audiences a clear picture of the types of early hominids that lived in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East 100,000 years ago. Paabo explores human genetic evolution by analyzing DNA...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Riddle, A. G.

Summary: Dr. Kate Warner left California for Jakarta, Indonesia to escape her past. She has yet to put her life back together, but she has made a remarkable discovery: a cure for autism. But when two children in her research study are abducted, Kate is plunged into a world of intrigue and conspiracies. She quickly learns that her work is not what it seems. Her research could rewrite everything we know...

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Publisher / Publication Date: A.G. Riddle 2014

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Summary: Could we all be descendants of an Adam-like ancestor? And if he existed, who was he, where did he live, and what did he look like? This program uses sophisticated DNA testing methods to, in effect, trace humanity's family tree. Guided by renowned geneticist Dr. Spencer Wells, viewers learn about the primary tool that propels this quest for a common ancestor-the Y chromosome, which is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Traveling backward 35,000 years, this program visits a time when glaciers stretched across the Eurasian continent and a highly intelligent and adaptable hominid species roamed the landscape. The Neanderthal was an early ancestor-or, according to some experts, a rival-of human beings; a bulky creature with the intellect to survive an ice age, create art, and practice religion. But over a period...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: How do humans influence changes in other species? Has Homo sapiens itself stopped evolving? This program explores natural selection as an ongoing phenomenon, showing how evolutionary processes continue to shape the future of all life on Earth. Exploring the competition for resources, territory, and mates that occurs in any ecosystem, the video illustrates how species differentiation takes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: From the promise of eliminating genetic disease to the threat of eradicating human diversity, the potential of genetics to benefit humankind is matched only by its capacity for harm. Using interviews, archival footage, and period film clips, this insightful program traces the history of genomic research and its dark offspring: behavioral genetics, eugenics, and the commodification of children....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program examines how genetic studies are being used divisively by blacks and whites to prove racial superiority. A sociologist uses poor black IQ test performances as a basis for recommending welfare cuts. Controversial New York University professor Leonard Jeffries discusses melanin, the pigment responsible for black skin, as stimulating intellectual and artistic abilities in blacks....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this program, genetic teams in England and Finland study how defective genes can be altered to halt transmission of disease through the generations. In England, geneticist John Burn discovers a woman's lethal cancer gene, inherited from her father. She undergoes early treatment that saves her life. Thirty genetic diseases exist in Finland. Steve Jones traces a defective gene in one family,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Brown, Dan

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Summary: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." The evening's host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BRO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Brown 2017

Golemon, David Lynn.

Summary: When a billion-year-old skeleton is found on the moon and triggers violent fundamentalism uprisings, Jack Collins and the Event Group are tasked to discern the skeleton's identity and discover clues about an ancient alien war that has not yet ended.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOL

Zimmer, Carl

Summary: New discoveries in the field of human evolution are changing our understanding of human origins almost daily. What does all this new knowledge about our species mean? Science journalist Zimmer offers an illuminating journey through our ancestry, beginning 65 million years ago with the first primates and ending today, as we enter a new phase of evolution. Along the way he re-examines the major...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2005

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Summary: This program launches an investigation into the identity of the bonobo, formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee. To what extent is this remarkable African ape closer to humans than all the other animals on the planet? Scientists from around the world, including Yves Coppens, paleoanthropologist at the College de France, and Paula Cavalieri, philosopher and founder of the Great Ape Project,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Among scientists, Africa is the undisputed birthplace of humanity. But anthropologists are split into two camps over other questions. How many waves of Homo sapiens migrated out of Africa? Did other highly developed hominid species-such as Homo neanderthalensis-make the same journey? And to what extent did these populations mingle and compete with each other? This classic program presents...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel has an intriguing theory about why humans developed such a complex system of language. In this TEDTalk, Pagel suggests that language functions as a kind of technology that allowed early tribes to share ideas in cooperative efforts. And with the help of language, Pagel further asserts, "social learning" led to "cumulative cultural adaptation" - which means that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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