Popular Life Sciences Books 2021

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A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

Heather Heying & Bret WeinsteinSeptember 14, 2021$14.99

A bold, provocative history of our species finds the roots of civilization’s success and failure in our evolutionary biology. We are living through ...

Breath

Breath

James NestorMay 26, 2020$9.99

A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020 Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR   “A fascinating scientific, cul...

Sapiens

Sapiens

Yuval Noah HarariFebruary 10, 2015$14.99

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbr...

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

Richard DawkinsSeptember 22, 2009$1.99

Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold millions of copies in English alone. He revolutionized th...

Lifespan

Lifespan

David A. SinclairSeptember 10, 2019$14.99

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Brilliant and enthralling.”​ —The Wall Street Journal A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical ...

The Genetic Lottery

The Genetic Lottery

Kathryn Paige HardenSeptember 21, 2021$20.99

A provocative and timely case for how the science of genetics can help create a more just and equal society In recent years, scientists like Kathryn P...

The Cosmic Serpent

The Cosmic Serpent

Jeremy NarbyApril 13, 1998$12.99

This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the read...

Small Animal Veterinary Anatomy Guide

Small Animal Veterinary Anatomy Guide

Sydney DaySeptember 6, 2021$34.99

A fully illustrated study guide of the anatomical structures and systems of domestic dogs and cats, perfect for the visual learner. This guide present...

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

Matthew WalkerOctober 3, 2017$13.99

“ Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect h...

Homo Deus

Homo Deus

Yuval Noah HarariFebruary 21, 2017$14.99

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New Yo...

The Body

The Body

Bill BrysonOctober 15, 2019$11.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything , takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel t...

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Adam RutherfordSeptember 25, 2017$9.99

National Book Critics Circle Award—2017 Nonfiction Finalist “Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit...

Hurts So Good

Hurts So Good

Leigh CowartSeptember 14, 2021$17.99

An exploration of why people all over the world love to engage in pain on purpose--from dominatrices, religious ascetics, and ultramarathoners to ball...

Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection

Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection

Yuval Noah HarariFebruary 21, 2017$18.99

Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill...

The Origins of Creativity

The Origins of Creativity

Edward O. WilsonOctober 3, 2017$12.99

“Brimming with ideas. . . . The Origins of Creativity approach[es] creativity scientifically but sensitively, feeling its roots without pulling them...

Pensar rápido, pensar despacio

Pensar rápido, pensar despacio

Daniel KahnemanJune 14, 2012$6.99

Un apasionante recorrido por el funcionamiento de la mente de la mano del padre de la psicología conductista y premio Nobel de Economía en 2002: Dan...

The Beak of the Finch

The Beak of the Finch

Jonathan WeinerMay 3, 1994$13.99

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin rec...

Masters of the Planet

Masters of the Planet

Ian TattersallMarch 27, 2012$12.99

50,000 years ago – merely a blip in evolutionary time – our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, ...

The Forever Fix

The Forever Fix

Ricki LewisMarch 13, 2012$12.99

Fascinating narrative science that explores the next frontier in medicine and genetics through the very personal prism of the children and families ge...

The Lost Family

The Lost Family

Libby CopelandMarch 3, 2020$9.99

A deeply reported look at home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on our culture and on individual lives   You swab your cheek or s...

Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies

Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies

Edward O. WilsonMarch 19, 2019$11.99

“The book bursts to life with [Wilson’s] observations of nature, from fire ants and social spiders to starlings.”—Aarathi Prasad, New York Tim...

Panspermia: The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis

Panspermia: The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis

Chris TopazSeptember 26, 2013$3.99

Panspermia: The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis. The concise argument for Panspermia and Extraterrestrial life, and how it influences Earth.

Entangled Life

Entangled Life

Merlin SheldrakeMay 12, 2020$13.99

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Merlin Sheldrake’s marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans sh...

Immune

Immune

Philipp DettmerNovember 2, 2021$14.99

A gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system that will forever change how you think about your body, from the creator of the popular scie...

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Mary RoachOctober 17, 2006$11.99

The best-selling author of Stiff  and Bonk trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. "What happens when we die? Does the ...

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary RoachMay 17, 2004$12.99

Beloved, best-selling science writer Mary Roach’s “acutely entertaining, morbidly fascinating” (Susan Adams, Forbes) classic, now with a new epi...

The Violinist's Thumb

The Violinist's Thumb

Sam KeanJuly 17, 2012$11.99

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disa...

Teaming with Fungi

Teaming with Fungi

Jeff LowenfelsJanuary 11, 2017$11.99

“Accomplishes what few other books have—helping growers use mycorrhizae to improve the immune systems of plants. This natural union between plants...

How the Mind Works

How the Mind Works

Steven PinkerJune 22, 2009$14.99

"A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear." —New York Review of Books In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one o...

Blueprint

Blueprint

Nicholas A. ChristakisMarch 26, 2019$14.99

"A dazzlingly erudite synthesis of history, philosophy, anthropology, genetics, sociology, economics, epidemiology, statistics, and more" (Frank Bruni...

The Extended Mind

The Extended Mind

Annie Murphy PaulJune 8, 2021$15.99

A New York Times Editors' Choice A bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains—in our bodies, our surroundin...

The Oracle of Night

The Oracle of Night

Sidarta Ribeiro & Daniel HahnAugust 17, 2021$16.99

A groundbreaking history of the human mind told through our experience of dreams—from the earliest accounts to current scientific findings—and the...

Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish

Neil ShubinJanuary 15, 2008$12.99

Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you...

The Brain

The Brain

David EaglemanOctober 6, 2015$11.99

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscient...

The Contagion Myth

The Contagion Myth

Thomas S. Cowan & Sally Fallon MorellSeptember 29, 2020$14.99

For readers of Plague of Corruption , Thomas S. Cowan, MD, and Sally Fallon Morell ask the question: are there really such things as "viruses"? O...

Return of the God Hypothesis

Return of the God Hypothesis

Stephen C. MeyerMarch 30, 2021$14.99

The New York Times bestselling author of Darwin’s Doubt presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs ...

Livewired

Livewired

David EaglemanAugust 25, 2020$4.99

"Eagleman renders the secrets of the brain’s adaptability into a truly compelling page-turner.” — Khaled Hosseini, author of  The Kite Runn...

The Mismeasure of Man (Revised and Expanded)

The Mismeasure of Man (Revised and Expanded)

Stephen Jay GouldJune 17, 2006$14.99

The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve. When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the...

Anatomy And Physiology

Anatomy And Physiology

OpenStaxMay 16, 2019$5.99

Anatomy and Physiology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license, which means that you can distribute, remix,...

The Trouble With Testosterone

The Trouble With Testosterone

Robert M. SapolskyOctober 16, 2012$12.99

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize From the man who Oliver Sacks hailed as “one of the best scientist/writers of our time,” a collectio...

Wonders of Life

Wonders of Life

Brian CoxJune 11, 2013$10.99

In Wonders of Life: Exploring the Most Extraordinary Force in the Universe, the definitive companion to the Discovery Science Channel series, Professo...

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart

Rob DunnFebruary 3, 2015$2.99

The secret history of our most vital organ: the human heart. The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart...

Notes on Nursing

Notes on Nursing

Florence NightingaleMay 24, 2012$3.99

"My heart always sinks within me when I hear the good housewife, of every class, say, 'I assure you the bed has been well slept in,' and I can only ho...

Metazoa

Metazoa

Peter Godfrey-SmithNovember 10, 2020$14.99

"Enthralling . . . breathtaking . . . Metazoa brings an extraordinary and astute look at our own mind’s essential link to the animal world." — The...

Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World

Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World

Richard C. FrancisMay 25, 2015$13.99

Without domestication, civilization as we know it would not exist. Since that fateful day when the first wolf decided to stay close to human hunters, ...

The Better Half

The Better Half

Dr. Sharon Moalem MD, PhDApril 7, 2020$10.99

A Guardian Book of the Week Longlisted for the PEN / E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award An award-winning physician and scientist makes the ga...

Dinosaurs: Third Edition

Dinosaurs: Third Edition

David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel & John SibbickNovember 9, 2016$64.99

The ideal textbook for non-science majors, this lively and engaging introduction encourages students to ask questions, assess data critically and thin...

Principles of Neurobiology

Principles of Neurobiology

Liqun LuoSeptember 5, 2020$79.99

Principles of Neurobiology, Second Edition presents the major concepts of neuroscience with an emphasis on how we know what we know. The text is organ...

El cerebro infantil y adolescente

El cerebro infantil y adolescente

Rafa GuerreroSeptember 22, 2021$6.99

El desarrollo del cerebro y su funcionamiento es uno de los procesos más fascinantes que se pueden abordar, y su complejidad hace de él uno de los ...

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Drug Discovery and Development

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Drug Discovery and Development

William T. LogingFebruary 29, 2016$32.99

Computational biology drives discovery through its use of high-throughput informatics approaches. This book provides a road map of the current drug de...

The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

Mark SolmsFebruary 16, 2021$14.99

A revelatory new theory of consciousness that returns emotions to the center of mental life. For Mark Solms, one of the boldest thinkers in contempora...

The Hacking of the American Mind

The Hacking of the American Mind

Robert H. LustigSeptember 12, 2017$9.99

"Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts." —David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller,  ...

Marijuana Botany

Marijuana Botany

Robert Connell ClarkeJune 15, 1981$24.99

Marijuana Botany presents the scientific knowledge and propagation techniques used to preserve and multiply vanishing Cannabis strains. Also included ...

Ending Plague

Ending Plague

Francis W. Ruscetti, Judy Mikovits & Kent HeckenlivelyAugust 31, 2021$17.99

"An engrossing exposé of scientific practice in America.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS From the authors of the  New York Times  bestselling  P...

The Female Brain

The Female Brain

Louann Brizendine, M.D.August 1, 2006$13.99

Since Dr. Brizendine wrote  The Female Brain  ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This New York Times bestseller ha...

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene

Richard DawkinsJune 2, 2016$10.99

The 40th anniversary edition of the million copy international bestseller, with a new epilogue from the author. As relevant and influential today as w...

Scale

Scale

Geoffrey WestMay 16, 2017$9.99

"This is science writing as wonder and as inspiration." — The Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal From one of the most influential scientis...

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

David QuammenOctober 1, 2012$14.99

A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases, Spillover is “fascinating and terrifying … a real-li...

The Tangled Tree

The Tangled Tree

David QuammenAugust 14, 2018$13.99

In this New York Times bestseller and longlist nominee for the National Book Award, “our greatest living chronicler of the natural world” ( The Ne...

Plague of Corruption

Plague of Corruption

Judy Mikovits, Kent Heckenlively & Robert Jr. F. KennedyApril 14, 2020$17.99

#1 on Amazon Charts,  New York Times  Bestseller,  USA Today  Bestseller — Over 100,000 Copies in Print! “Kent Heckenlively an...

Biochemistry For Dummies

Biochemistry For Dummies

John T. Moore & Richard H. LangleyJuly 12, 2011$12.99

Grasp biochemistry basics, apply the science, and ace your exams Are you baffled by biochemistry? If so here's the good news ? you don't have to stay ...

The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

Richard DawkinsSeptember 28, 2015$14.99

Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution. The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for un...

Botany for Gardeners

Botany for Gardeners

Brian CaponSeptember 10, 2010$9.99

“An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor.” — Bloomsbury Review   Wh...

Pandora's Seed

Pandora's Seed

Spencer WellsJune 8, 2010$4.99

Ten thousand years ago, our species made a radical shift in its way of life: We became farmers rather than hunter-gatherers. Although this decision pr...

The Inner Life of Animals

The Inner Life of Animals

Peter Wohlleben & Jane BillinghurstNovember 7, 2017$11.99

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees. "The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. This book shows us that anima...

When Things Go Wrong: Diseases

When Things Go Wrong: Diseases

Bill BrysonApril 21, 2020$0.99

In this selection from The Body , his compulsively readable and bestselling owner’s manual to the human body, Bill Bryson introduces us to the myste...

Through a Window

Through a Window

Jane GoodallApril 7, 2010$15.99

The renowned British primatologist continues the “engrossing account” of her time among the chimpanzees of Gombe, Tanzania ( Publishers Weekly ). ...

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary RoachJune 7, 2016$11.99

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings i...

How We Talk

How We Talk

N. J. EnfieldNovember 14, 2017$16.99

An expert guide to how conversation works, from how we know when to speak to why huh is a universal word We all had teachers who scolded us over the u...

Genome

Genome

Matt RidleyMarch 26, 2013$10.99

The genome's been mapped. But what does it mean? Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-thre...

Botany Illustrated

Botany Illustrated

Janice Glimn-Lacy & Peter B. KaufmanOctober 14, 2006$39.99

Botany Illustrated, Second Edition This easy-to-use book helps you acquire a wealth of fascinating information about plants. There are 130 pages with ...

Life's Edge

Life's Edge

Carl ZimmerMarch 9, 2021$15.99

“Stories that both dazzle and edify… This book is not just about life, but about discovery itself. It is about error and hubris, but also about wo...

Vaxxers

Vaxxers

Sarah Gilbert & Catherine GreenJuly 8, 2021$10.99

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *Radio 4 Book of the Week* This is the story of a race - not against other vaccines or other scientists, but against a dea...

Case for Interferon

Case for Interferon

Joseph Cummins, Kent Heckenlively & Judy MikovitsJanuary 5, 2021$17.99

Touted as a potential breakthrough cancer therapy in the 1980s by the scientific community and publications such as TIME and Newsweek magazine, the re...

The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body

The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body

Frances AshcroftSeptember 24, 2012$14.99

"This is a wonderful book. Frances Ashcroft has a rare gift for making difficult subjects accessible and fascinating." —Bill Bryson, author of At Ho...

The Disordered Mind

The Disordered Mind

Eric R. KandelAugust 28, 2018$10.99

A Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist’s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human nature Eric R. Kandel, the winner of ...

Darwin Devolves

Darwin Devolves

Michael J. BeheFebruary 26, 2019$11.99

The scientist who has been dubbed the “Father of Intelligent Design” and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin’s Black Box contends that rece...

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Randi Hutter Epstein M.D.June 26, 2018$12.99

A Science News Favorite Science Book of 2018 “A sweeping, glorious story of hormones, threaded through with sex, suffering, neurology, biology, medi...

A New Science of Life

A New Science of Life

Rupert SheldrakeFebruary 1, 2005$8.99

**The fully revised edition of Rupert Sheldrake's controversial science classic, from the author of the bestselling Dogs That Know When Their Owners a...

Pleased to Meet Me

Pleased to Meet Me

Bill SullivanAugust 6, 2019$12.99

Why are you attracted to a certain "type?" Why are you a morning person? Why do you vote the way you do? From a witty new voice in popular science com...

The Autistic Brain

The Autistic Brain

Temple Grandin PhD & Richard PanekApril 30, 2013$9.99

A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had onl...

The Double Helix

The Double Helix

James D. WatsonAugust 16, 2011$12.99

The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, autho...

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Mary RoachApril 1, 2013$11.99

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. “Amer...

Darwin's Doubt

Darwin's Doubt

Stephen C. MeyerJune 18, 2013$11.99

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, ...

The Demon in the Freezer

The Demon in the Freezer

Richard PrestonOctober 8, 2002$6.99

“The bard of biological weapons captures the drama of the front lines.”— Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy The first major bioterror ...

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Frans de WaalApril 25, 2016$12.99

A New York Times bestseller: "A passionate and convincing case for the sophistication of nonhuman minds." —Alison Gopnik, The Atlantic Hailed as a c...

Touch

Touch

David J. LindenJanuary 29, 2015$5.99

The New York Times bestselling author examines how our sense of touch and emotion are interconnected Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and bestselling auth...

Biology for Dummies

Biology for Dummies

Rene Fester KratzMarch 6, 2017$12.99

The ultimate guide to understanding biology Have you ever wondered how the food you eat becomes the energy your body needs to keep going? The theory o...

Mean Genes

Mean Genes

Terry Burnham & Jay PhelanOctober 2, 2012$12.99

Short, sassy, and bold, Mean Genes uses a Darwinian lens to examine the issues that most deeply affect our lives: body image, money, addiction, violen...

Deviate

Deviate

Beau LottoApril 25, 2017$3.99

Beau Lotto, the world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and two-time TED speaker, takes us on a tour of how we perceive the world, and how disrup...

How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain

How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain

Andrew Newberg & Mark Robert WaldmanMarch 15, 2016$11.99

The bestselling authors of How God Changes Your Brain reveal the neurological underpinnings of enlightenment, offering unique strategies to help reade...

Beasts Before Us

Beasts Before Us

Elsa PanciroliJune 10, 2021$18.99

For most of us, the story of mammal evolution starts after the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, but over the last 20 years scientists have u...

Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduction to Kinesiology

Shirl J. HoffmanOctober 6, 2017$109.99

Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, gives students a complete overview of the field of kinesi...

The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration

The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration

Sarah EvertsJuly 13, 2021$12.99

A New York Times Most Anticipated Book of the Summer A taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating. Sweating may be o...

Genetics For Dummies

Genetics For Dummies

Tara Rodden Robinson & Lisa SpockDecember 12, 2019$14.99

Your no-nonsense guide to genetics With rapid advances in genomic technologies, genetic testing has become a key part of both clinical practice and re...

Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Dean BuonomanoApril 4, 2017$16.99

"Beautifully written, eloquently reasoned…Mr. Buonomano takes us off and running on an edifying scientific journey." —Carol Tavris, Wall Street Jo...

Nature's Nether Regions

Nature's Nether Regions

Menno SchilthuizenMay 1, 2014$7.99

A tour of evolution’s most inventive—and essential—creations: animal genitalia Forget opposable thumbs and canine teeth: the largest anatomical ...

Beyond Boggy Creek

Beyond Boggy Creek

Lyle BlackburnFebruary 4, 2017$9.99

Countless reports from credible individuals suggest that something shocking may be stalking the woods of the southern United States—something massiv...

The Remarkable Life of the Skin

The Remarkable Life of the Skin

Monty LymanJune 2, 2020$12.99

A fascinating exploration of the skin in its multifaceted physical, psychological, and social aspects Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate...

The Emerald Planet

The Emerald Planet

David BeerlingMay 12, 2017$12.99

The Emerald Planet is the tale of our world's past - and future - as revealed by plants. Over the immensity of geological time, plants have been p...