Biology

What is life? Biologists tackle this question by studying living organisms, their development, anatomy, physiology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, and evolution.

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Summaries

Steven Pinker

W.W. Norton, 2009

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How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us

Lee Goldman

Little, Brown US, 2015

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Bird Catching, Cave Art & the Cognitive Revolution

Clive Finlayson

Oxford UP, 2019

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Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future

David L. Hu

Princeton UP, 2018

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Evolution and the Meanings of Life

Daniel C. Dennett

Simon & Schuster, 1996

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A Radical New History of Life

David Quammen

Simon & Schuster, 2018

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Unlike our ape cousins, humans require high levels of physical activity to be healthy.

Herman Pontzer

Scientific American, 2019

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The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Ed Yong

Ecco, 2016

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Origins of mutations in single cells during human brain development and aging are revealed

Je H. Lee

Science, 2018

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The womb was thought to be sterile. Some scientists argue it’s where the microbiome begins.

Cassandra Willyard

Nature, 2018

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