The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

Ainda pouco conhecido entre n s muito embora o tenham estudado e apreciado leitores como Erich Auerbach, Giuseppe Ungaretti e Otto Maria Carpeaux, o franciscano Jacopone da Todi 1230 1306 um dos nomes mais not veis da poesia italiana do s culo XIII Os versos de suas Laudi, dos quais se oferece

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

From one of America s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain The mind is designed to often d

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus In captivity, octop

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

This is a story about you It is the history of who you are and how you came to be It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species bir

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

A journey into the hidden world of fungi n nWhen we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living syst

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us the microbiome build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities In this

Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA

n The author of the best selling Your Inner Fish gives us a lively and accessible account of the great transformations in the history of life on Earth a new view of the evolution of human and animal life that explains how the incredible diversity of life on our planet came to be n n nOver billions o

Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

An illuminating, entertaining tour of the physical imperfections that make us human We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures But if we are supposedly evolution s greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees Why do we catch head colds so often two hundred times ofte

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

30th Anniversary Edition Cover note Each copy of the anniversary edition of The Blind Watchmaker features a unique biomorph No two covers are exactly alike n nAcclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and ac