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Harari, Yuval N.

4 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this ... book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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Dawkins, Richard

Summary: "The legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time. For decades, Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 DAW

Kolbert, Elizabeth.

Summary: Draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists, and other researchers to discuss the five devastating mass extinctions on Earth and predicts the coming of a sixth.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.84 KOL

Summary: "NEW STORIES AND ESSAYS FROM TOP AUTHORS AND EXPERT SCIENTISTS. Explorations of how interstellar travel may affect humanity by best-selling authors and scientists. The stars will change us. STELLARIS: PEOPLE OF THE STARS is a collection of original science fiction stories and nonfiction essays speculating about humanity's far-term expansion into the universe beyond the limits of our solar...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Baen 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC STE

Harari, Yuval N

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style--thorough, yet riveting--famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Rottenberg, Jonathan.

Summary: "Why are we losing the fight against depression? In this groundbreaking work, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg explains that despite advances in pharmaceutical science, progress has been hampered by our fundamental misunderstanding of depression as a psychological or chemical defect. Instead, Rottenberg introduces a surprising alternative: that depression is a particularly severe outgrowth of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8527 ROT

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

Braitman, Laurel

Summary: "For the first time, a historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds. Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by looking at physical differences in Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons. Alfred Russell Wallace investigated a range of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 591.5 BRA

Masson, J. Moussaieff (Jeffrey Moussaieff)

Summary: "There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the twentieth century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other has killed none. Jeffrey Masson's fascinating new book begins here: There is something different about us. In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed that animals can teach us...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 591.51 MAS