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Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

Larson traces the history of the contentious concept of evolution from Darwin's predecessors, like Cuvier and Lyell, to his early advocates, like Asa Gray and Thomas Huxley, and "postm odern" advocates such as Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Dawkins.
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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image

The author "proposes that alphabetic literacy--the process of reading itself--fundamentally rewired the human brain, with profound consequences for culture, history, and religion. ... Shlain argues that, with the advent of literacy, the very act of reading an alphabet reinforced the brain's left hemisphere--linear, abstract, predominantly masculine--at the expense of the right--holistic, concrete, visual, feminine. ... [This book] tracks the correlations between the rise and fall of literacy and the changing status of women in society, mythology, and religions throughout European history, and in other cultures as well."--Jacket.
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Faith in a Seed

Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, published here for the first time, draws on Darwin's theory of natural selection to describe plant ecology.
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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

Explores the question of what in the less than two percent of genes has made humans different from apes.
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The POSOH Grade 7 science unit is a 12-16 week science unit covering many topics related to sustainability and biodiversity. The unit is set up so that it can be taught as a whole unit or broken up into chunks. Many of the parts might also be taught in non-science classes. 

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A Naturalist in Alaska

Narrative of a field biologist's observations on the behavior and biology of numerous animals from 1922, mainly in Mount McKinley National Park. Included are the lynx, grizzly bear, moose, wolverine, wolf, fox, Dall sheep, caribou, etc., and several birds. Also described are the ecologic and such other relationships as that of bears to squirrels, bears and man, gulls and mice, wolves and caribou, etc.
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The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

Muir recounts in vivid detail the three worlds of his early life: his first eleven years in Scotland; the years 1849 1860 in the central Wisconsin wilderness; and two-and-a-half most inventive years at the University of Wisconsin during that institution s infancy."
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American Environmentalism Readings in Conservation History

This collection of readings contains comprehensive primary and secondary works in the field of conservation, emphasizes the history of ideas and attitudes about conservation, and gives a chronology of important conservation events in U.S. history from the beginning to the present.
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Quiet Magic

Sam Cook invites you to look outward to discover the North Country, and look inward to discover yourself.
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The Amazing Universe

An essay on theories and discoveries in the field of astronomy. Some historical observations are described, but the work is primarily concerned with contemporary studies.
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A Brief History of Time

Provides an introduction to today's scientific ideas about the cosmos and reviews past theories. Also covers black holes, quarks, antimatter, and other mysteries of physics.
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The Bean Trees

Young, bright Taylor Greer leaves her poverty-stricken life in Kentucky and heads west, picking up an abandoned native American baby girl whom she names Turtle and finds a new home in Tucson with mattie, an old woman who takes in Central American refugees.
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