World Culture, Philosophy & Science
In this book Lieberman deals with the nature of Homo Sapiens. He argues that evolution has equipped humans with the most marvellous gift in the animal world - the freedom to be unpredictable.
If you want to find out why adult male elephant seals can weigh more than four times as much as the female or why female blanket octopuses are truly enormous compared to their tiny male partners, this fascinating book is for you.
Irish Culture, Philosophy & Science
"Sexual virtue was the primary index of female respectability in eighteenth-century Ireland; and, because the consequences of transgression were so acute, there was little that women caught in this maelstrom were not prepared to contemplate in order to escape the social sanction that followed the loss of reputation." Taken from one of the many interesting essays that comprise this collection.
This luminous account of a disease that has affected almost everybody describes tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs, surprising reversals in science's understanding of the causes of cancer and, perhaps most fascinating, how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of wounds and turns them against the body.
A compelling documentation of a special father daughter relationship, one with interesting ramifications which offers an insight into the lives and world of the two major figures in psychoanalysis.
Published in its entirety for the first time. " I really believe in history, and that's something people don't believe in anymore. I know that what we do and think is a historical creation ..."
Prize-winning author Jared Diamond’s latest work discusses the ways in which tribal societies offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for millions of years, and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature. Drawing on his own fieldwork, as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian Indians and other cultures, Diamond explores how tribal peoples approach essential human problems, from childrearing to old age to conflict resolution to health, and discovers that we have much to learn from traditional ways of life.
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