Science Sorted Evolution Nature And Stuff

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330536516
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Science Sorted Evolution Nature And Stuff from the Author: Glenn Murphy. Evolution: Sorted! Evolution and genetics are like a map for exploring the whole world of living things. Along the way, we've discovered some pretty shocking stuff about the links between poodles and polar bears, and fruit flies and people! Trace the history of life right back to our earliest ancestors, and you'll be amazed at what you'll find. This book tells you everything you need to know, with none of the boring bits! Evolution: Sorted! Evolution and genetics are like a map for exploring the whole world of living things. Along the way, we've discovered some pretty shocking stuff about the links between poodles and polar bears, and fruit flies and people! Trace the history of life right back to our earliest ancestors, and you'll be amazed at what you'll find. This book tells you everything you need to know, with none of the boring bits!

Evolution

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9781447254607
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Evolution from the Author: Glenn Murphy. Explains the concept of evolution and discusses its effects on humans, animals, plants, and other organisms.

Why Is Snot Green

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033054330X
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Why Is Snot Green from the Author: Glenn Murphy. Why is snot green? Do rabbits fart? What is space made of? Where does all the water go at low tide? Can animals talk? What are scabs for? Will computers ever be cleverer than people? Discover the answers to these and an awful lot of other brilliant questions frequently asked at the Science Museum in this wonderfully funny and informative book. Divided into five sections, which cover everything from the Big Bang to bodily functions and cool gadgets: Lost in Space The Angry Planet Animal Answers Being Human Fantastic Futures Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, and published in association with the Science Museum, this book contains absolutely no boring bits!

The Selfish Gene

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191093076
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The Selfish Gene from the Author: Richard Dawkins. The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published. This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Science

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Science from the Author: . Vols. for 1911-13 contain the Proceedings of the Helminothological Society of Washington, ISSN 0018-0120, 1st-15th meeting.

How Loud Can You Burp

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330539345
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How Loud Can You Burp from the Author: Glenn Murphy. How loud can you burp? Could we use animal poo to make electricity? Why is water wet, and is anything wetter than water? What's the deadliest disease in the world? What are clouds for? What's the difference between a brain and a computer? This is a wonderfully funny and informative book which helps us take a fresh look at the world (and universe) we live in, with no boring bits and an abundance of fascinating facts! A doodle-filled book of questions and answers from the author of the bestselling Why Is Snot Green?, Glenn Murphy

Science Sorted Space Black Holes And Stuff

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330536532
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Science Sorted Space Black Holes And Stuff from the Author: Glenn Murphy. Space: Sorted! It's a BIG universe out there, and there's loads of stuff we don't know about it yet. But what we do know is pretty cool! This book has loads of information on all sorts of brilliant things like black holes, planets, solar flares and red dwarfs, with no boring bits! Space: Sorted! It's a BIG universe out there, and there's loads of stuff we don't know about it yet. But what we do know is pretty cool! This book has loads of information on all sorts of brilliant things like black holes, planets, solar flares and red dwarfs, with no boring bits!

The Accidental Species

Author: Henry Gee
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022604498X
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The Accidental Species from the Author: Henry Gee. The idea of a missing link between humanity and our animal ancestors predates evolution and popular science and actually has religious roots in the deist concept of the Great Chain of Being. Yet, the metaphor has lodged itself in the contemporary imagination, and new fossil discoveries are often hailed in headlines as revealing the elusive transitional step, the moment when we stopped being “animal” and started being “human.” In The Accidental Species, Henry Gee, longtime paleontology editor at Nature, takes aim at this misleading notion, arguing that it reflects a profound misunderstanding of how evolution works and, when applied to the evolution of our own species, supports mistaken ideas about our own place in the universe. Gee presents a robust and stark challenge to our tendency to see ourselves as the acme of creation. Far from being a quirk of religious fundamentalism, human exceptionalism, Gee argues, is an error that also infects scientific thought. Touring the many features of human beings that have recurrently been used to distinguish us from the rest of the animal world, Gee shows that our evolutionary outcome is one possibility among many, one that owes more to chance than to an organized progression to supremacy. He starts with bipedality, which he shows could have arisen entirely by accident, as a by-product of sexual selection, moves on to technology, large brain size, intelligence, language, and, finally, sentience. He reveals each of these attributes to be alive and well throughout the animal world—they are not, indeed, unique to our species. The Accidental Species combines Gee’s firsthand experience on the editorial side of many incredible paleontological findings with healthy skepticism and humor to create a book that aims to overturn popular thinking on human evolution—the key is not what’s missing, but how we’re linked.

Space The Whole Whizz Bang Story

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447248341
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Space The Whole Whizz Bang Story from the Author: Glenn Murphy. What is a black hole? How do we know that stars and galaxies are billions of years old? What is the difference between stars and planets? Glenn Murphy, author of Why is Snot Green?, answers these and a lot of other brilliant questions in this funny and informative book. Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, like supermassive black holes, galaxies, telescopes, planets, solar flares, constellations, eclipses and red dwarfs, this book contains absolutely no boring bits!

The Battle Of Beginnings

Author: Del Ratzsch
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830879069
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The Battle Of Beginnings from the Author: Del Ratzsch. Voted one of Christianity Today's 1997 Books of the Year! Creation versus evolution. The debate is growing louder and hotter--whether in lecture halls or in between the pages of bestselling books. But neither side seems to be winning. Why? In The Battle of Beginnings Del Ratzsch examines the history of the debate and critiques the entrenched positions that he argues merely impede progress toward the truth. Dissatisfied with both creationist fallacies and materialist misconstruals, he seeks to lay the groundwork for more fruitful dialogue. In considerable detail Ratzsch looks at the history and development of Darwin's theory and common creationist misunderstandings of evolution. He then moves on to examine the history and development of creationist theory and pervasive evolutionist misunderstandings of it. He also discusses the nature of science and common creationist and evolutionist abuses as a prelude to showing why both sides have remained critical of theistic evolution. Above all, Ratzsch argues that until philosophical confusion, logical missteps and various other snarls have been untangled, little real progress can be made in sorting out competing theories of life and its origin. With this book he challenges and equips all of us to think more clearly.