Books about Anthropology

  1. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

    by Jonathan Haidt
    Drawing on philosophy, religion, and science, a guide to finding greater satisfaction in life.

    In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of ... (Goodreads)

  2. A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons

    by Robert M. Sapolsky
    A memoir of a neuroscientist's life studying baboons in Africa, exploring the complexities of primate behavior and human nature.

    In the tradition of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Robert Sapolsky, a foremost science writer and recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, tells the mesmerizing story of his twenty-one years in remote ... (Goodreads)

  3. Euphoria

    by Lily King
    Three anthropologists in the 1930s study a tribe in New Guinea, leading to a complex love triangle and ethical dilemmas.

    A New York Times Bestseller,Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize,Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction,A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award,A Best Book of the Year for:,, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

    by Terence McKenna
    A journey around the world to explore the history and myths of psychedelics.

    A Radical History of Plants, Drugs & Human Evolution For the first time in paperback, the counterculture manifesto on mind-altering drugs & hallucinogens. Illustrated. ... (Goodreads)

  5. Relic

    by Douglas Preston
    Scientists investigate an ancient secret, hidden deep in the South American jungle.

    In September 1987, Dr. Julian Whittlesey is leading an expedition through the Amazon Basin , in the Brazilian rainforest , in search of the lost Kothoga tribe. He hopes to prove that they still do ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Mythologies

    by Roland Barthes
    A collection of essays that deconstructs the myths of modern society, revealing their hidden meanings and cultural significance.

    "No denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis," Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies . There is no more proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than ... (Goodreads)

  7. Galápagos

    by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    A journey to the Galápagos Islands revealing secrets of evolution, humanity, and the future.

    Galápagos is the story of a small band of mismatched humans who are shipwrecked on the fictional island of Santa Rosalia in the Galápagos Islands after a global financial crisis cripples the world's ... (Wikipedia)

  8. A History of the World in 100 Objects

    by Neil MacGregor
    A journey through human history, exploring the significance of 100 objects that shaped our world.

    Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

    by Richard Dawkins
    Exploring the science behind phenomena of the natural world, from the big bang to evolution.

    Magic takes many forms. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors used in order to explain the world before they developed the scientific method. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by ... (Goodreads)

  10. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    by Charles C. Mann
    Re-examination of the pre-Columbian Americas, uncovering new evidence of its history.

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.,Contrary to what so many ... (Goodreads)

  11. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

    by Sebastian Junger
    An exploration of how the human need to belong influences our relationships and sense of identity.

    Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm , takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern ... (Goodreads)

  12. At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    by Bill Bryson
    An exploration of the extraordinary and often overlooked history of the home.

    “Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.” Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has ... (Goodreads)

  13. Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

    by Christopher Ryan
    An exploration of the evolutionary and cultural origins of human sexuality.

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science–as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved ... (Goodreads)

  14. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    by Jared Diamond
    Tracing the origins of human civilizations through the lens of geography, technology, and biology.

    "Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope ... one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller: ... (Goodreads)

  15. The World's Religions

    by Huston Smith
    Examination of the major religious traditions of the world, exploring their origins, beliefs, and practices.

    The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    by Jared Diamond
    Study of past societies' successes and failures in terms of environmental, economic, and political decisions.

    Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid ... (Goodreads)

  17. Dance of Death

    by Douglas Preston
    A forensic anthropologist investigates a series of mysterious deaths in the jungle of Peru.

    Two brothers on opposite sides of the law battle it out on the streets of New York in this chill-inducing thriller, a follow-up to BRIMSTONE. — As the previous installment came to a close, vicious ... (Goodreads)

  18. Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

    by Carl Sagan
    An exploration of the evolution of human intelligence and its implications for civilization.

    Com os DRAGÕES DO ÉDEN, Prémio Pulitzer, para muitos a mais bela obra do autor, os leitores de "Ciência Aberta" irão participar numa grande aventura... Num Éden perdido onde os dragões reinavam ... (Goodreads)

  19. Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

    by Matt Ridley
    A journey through the genetic code of humanity, uncovering our evolutionary history.

    Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters, is a 1999 popular science book by the science writer Matt Ridley , published by Fourth Estate. The chapters are numbered for the pairs of human ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

    by Carlos Castaneda
    An anthropologist's journey into the world of a Yaqui Indian sorcerer, exploring the use of hallucinogenic plants and spiritual practices.

    The story of a remarkable spiritual journey, the first awesome steps on the road to becoming "a man of knowledge," the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan . Includes the ... (Goodreads)

  21. Doc

    by Mary Doria Russell
    A tale of a doctor's quest to understand an alien race, and the moral dilemmas he faces.

    The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

    by Stephen Jay Gould
    A collection of essays exploring the quirks and imperfections of evolution, and how they shape the natural world.

    With sales of well over one million copies in North America alone, the commercial success of Gould's books now matches their critical acclaim. The Panda's Thumb will introduce a new generation of ... (Goodreads)

  23. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    by Yuval Noah Harari
    An exploration of human evolution from the Stone Age to the present day.

    100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors ... (Goodreads)

  24. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    by Frans de Waal
    Examining the intelligence of animals and their potential for morality and culture.

    Hailed as a classic, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? explores the oddities and complexities of animal cognition―in crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, chimpanzees, and ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Valley of Horses

    by Jean M. Auel
    Prehistoric adventure of a young woman navigating a dangerous, but beautiful landscape.

    The book starts off from the events at the end of, The Clan of the Cave Bear, detailing the life of a young Cro-Magnon woman named Ayla who has just been exiled from the Clan, the band of ... (Wikipedia)

  26. The Clan of the Cave Bear

    by Jean M. Auel
    A young woman's journey of survival and self-discovery in prehistoric times.

    A five-year-old girl, Ayla , who readers come to understand is Cro-Magnon, is orphaned and left homeless by an earthquake that destroys her family's camp. She wanders aimlessly, naked and unable to ... (Wikipedia)

  27. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

    by Steven Pinker
    An exploration of the origins and development of human language and its implications for cognitive science.

    The classic book on the development of human language by the world’s leading expert on language and the mind. In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you ... (Goodreads)

  28. History of Beauty

    by Umberto Eco
    An exploration of the concept of beauty throughout time, from antiquity to the present day.

    Umberto Eco’s groundbreaking and much-acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success since its first publication in 2004. What is beauty? Umberto Eco, among Italy’s finest and most ... (Goodreads)

  29. Why Evolution Is True

    by Jerry A. Coyne
    Comprehensive exploration of the evidence for evolutionary biology.

    Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact. In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design," there is an element of the controversy ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Land of Painted Caves

    by Jean M. Auel
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery as she faces a harsh prehistoric landscape.

    In The land of Painted Caves , Jean M. Auel brings the ice-age epic Earth's Children series to an extraordinary conclusion. Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary ... (Goodreads)

  31. Bones Never Lie

    by Kathy Reichs
    An anthropologist solves a cold case murder, uncovering a web of secrets.

    In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered. Unexpectedly called in to the ... (Goodreads)

  32. Last and First Men

    by Olaf Stapledon
    A speculative history of humanity, spanning billions of years and multiple civilizations, exploring the evolution and fate of mankind.

    "No book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination," declared Arthur C. Clarke of Last and First Men. This masterpiece of science fiction by British philosopher and writer Olaf ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Plains of Passage

    by Jean M. Auel
    An epic journey across the prehistoric landscape of Europe, filled with danger and adventure.

    The Plains of Passage describes the journey of Ayla and Jondalar west along the Great Mother River (the Danube ), from the home of The Mammoth Hunters (roughly modern Ukraine ) to Jondalar's homeland ... (Wikipedia)

  34. The Shelters of Stone

    by Jean M. Auel
    A prehistoric clan's struggle for survival, as they journey towards the great valley of Ayla's vision.

    Central to this book is the tension created by Ayla's healing art, her pregnancy , and the acceptance of her by Jondalar's people, the Zelandonii. Ayla was raised by Clan Neanderthals , known as ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Kon-Tiki

    by Thor Heyerdahl
    An intrepid explorer's 4,300 nautical mile journey across the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft.

    Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure - a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the ... (Goodreads)

  36. The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

    by Jared Diamond
    A comparative study of traditional societies and modern societies, exploring what we can learn from the former.

    The bestselling author of, Collapse, and, Guns, Germs and Steel, surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

    by Robert Macfarlane
    A poetic exploration of ancient paths and the landscapes they traverse, revealing the deep connections between people and place.

    Robert Macfarlane travels Britain's ancient paths and discovers the secrets of our beautiful, underappreciated landscape. Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of ... (Goodreads)

  38. Flash and Bones

    by Kathy Reichs
    Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates a puzzling case involving a missing girl and a NASCAR racing track.

    Brennan is called to examine a body found in a barrel of asphalt beside the racetrack in Charlotte, North Carolina . Things get very complicated when a toxic substance is found in the body, and the ... (Wikipedia)

  39. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences

    by Michel Foucault
    Foucault explores the history of knowledge and how it has been organized throughout time, challenging traditional ways of thinking.

    Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found, here,. With vast erudition, Foucault cuts across disciplines and reaches back into seventeenth century to show how classical systems ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

    by Mircea Eliade
    Eliade explores the dichotomy between the sacred and the profane in religious experience, and how it shapes human culture and society.

    In the classic text The Sacred and the Profane , famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even moderns who proclaim themselves residents of a completely profane world are still ... (Goodreads)

  41. Debt: The First 5,000 Years

    by David Graeber
    A history of money and debt, exploring the roots of our current financial system.

    Before there was money, there was debt Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems—to relieve ancient people from having to haul ... (Goodreads)

  42. The Story of B

    by Daniel Quinn
    An exploration of the origins and consequences of human domination and its implications for the future.

    The Story of B is presented as a diary of the American first-person narrator and protagonist , Fr. Jared Osborne, a Roman Catholic priest of the (fictitious) Laurentian order . The Laurentians have ... (Wikipedia)

  43. The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

    by Bryan Sykes
    Geneticist traces human ancestry through mitochondrial DNA, revealing the origins of seven women who are the ancestors of modern Europeans.

    One of the most dramatic stories of genetic discovery since James Watson's, The Double Helix,—a work whose scientific and cultural reverberations will be discussed for years to come. In 1994 ... (Goodreads)

  44. In Patagonia

    by Bruce Chatwin
    A journey through the far reaches of Patagonia, exploring its culture and history.

    An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, ... (Goodreads)

  45. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

    by David Grann
    Exploring the mysteries of a long-lost Amazonian civilization and an adventurer's obsessive quest to uncover its secrets.

    A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve ... (Goodreads)

  46. Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

    by J. Maarten Troost
    A humorous, quirky look at the cultures of Fiji and Vanuatu, told through Troost's personal experiences.

    With The Sex Lives of Cannibals , Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and ... (Goodreads)

  47. Forest of the Pygmies

    by Isabel Allende
    A young American girl travels to Africa and embarks on a dangerous adventure to rescue her friend from a group of pygmies.

    Kate Cold, an International Geographic reporter, is on safari in Kenya with her grandson Alex and his friend Nadia. They soon meet Angie Ninderera, a bold and seductive pilot, and Brother Fernando, a ... (Wikipedia)

  48. Devil Bones

    by Kathy Reichs
    Forensic anthropologist investigates a gruesome discovery of devil worship in North Carolina.

    In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery — a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and ... (Goodreads)

  49. Bare Bones

    by Kathy Reichs
    A forensic anthropologist investigates a series of gruesome murders to uncover a mystery.

    In the Charlotte summer heat, Brennan is hoping to get away for a few days at the beach with her would-be lover, Detective Andrew Ryan. First she has to identify the skeleton of a newborn baby found ... (Wikipedia)

  50. Travels with Herodotus

    by Ryszard Kapuściński
    A travelogue of Kapuściński's journey through Africa and Asia, intertwined with his reflections on the works of Herodotus.

    From the master of literary reportage whose acclaimed books include Shah of Shahs, The Emperor, and The Shadow of the Sun , an intimate account of his first youthful forays beyond the Iron Curtain. ... (Goodreads)

  51. Bellwether

    by Connie Willis
    A humorous and light-hearted tale of a scientist's quest to uncover the secrets behind a mysterious phenomenon.

    Connie Willis has won more Hugo and Nebula awards than any other science fiction author. Now, with her trademark wit and inventiveness, she explores the intimate relationship between science, pop ... (Goodreads)

  52. Aztec

    by Gary Jennings
    Epic historical fiction, following a boy's journey to manhood in the Aztec Empire.

    Aztec is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction, Mixtli-Dark ... (Goodreads)

  53. The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas

    by Paul Theroux
    A travelogue of a journey from Boston to Patagonia by train, exploring the diverse cultures and landscapes of the Americas.

    A witty sharply observed journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning his journey in Boston, where he boarded the subway commuter train, and catching trains of all kinds on the way, ... (Goodreads)

  54. The Evolution of God

    by Robert Wright
    Traces the evolution of the concept of God from ancient times to modern day, exploring how religion has shaped human history.

    In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have ... (Goodreads)

  55. Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present

    by Peter Hessler
    A journalist's account of his experiences living in China and exploring its history through oracle bones.

    A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones , Peter Hessler explores the human ... (Barnes & Noble)

  56. Myths to Live By

    by Joseph Campbell
    A collection of essays exploring the role of mythology in human life and how it can provide meaning and guidance in modern times.

    What is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we use myths to help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help foster it? In Myths to Live By, Joseph Campbell explores the ... (Goodreads)

  57. The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys

    by Marina Chapman
    Abducted at five, abandoned in the jungle, raised by monkeys. A true story of survival, resilience, and the human spirit.

    The poignant story of a girl who overcomes unique hardship and deprivation - growing up with a troop of capuchin monkeys - to find ultimate redemption. In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South ... (Goodreads)

  58. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

    by Carl Sagan
    A journey through human evolution, exploring our ancient origins and the forces that shaped us into who we are today.

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER - "Exciting and provocative . . . A tour de force of a book that begs to be seen as well as to be read."–,The Washington Post Book World, World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and ... (Goodreads)

  59. The People in the Trees

    by Hanya Yanagihara
    A scientist's rise to fame and fall from grace, after discovering a mysterious tribe on a remote island.

    In the late 1990s Dr. Ronald Kubodera, a colleague of Nobel Laureate Dr. Abraham Norton Perina, mourns Norton's downfall after being convicted of sexually abusing his own children . Kubodera ... (Wikipedia)

  60. A Short History of Myth

    by Karen Armstrong
    A concise exploration of the role of myth in human history and its continued relevance in modern times.

    “Human beings have always been mythmakers.” So begins best-selling writer Karen Armstrong’s concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so ... (Goodreads)

  61. Equator

    by Miguel Sousa Tavares
    A Portuguese family moves to Angola in the 20th century, facing the challenges of colonialism and cultural differences.

    It is 1905 and Luis Bernardo Valenca, a thirty-seven-year-old bachelor and owner of a small shipping company, is revelling in Lisbon’s grand and luxurious high society. But his life is turned upside ... (Goodreads)

  62. A Separate Reality

    by Carlos Castaneda
    A spiritual journey of exploration of the world of sorcery and the power of the Yaqui shaman.

    Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical." In 1961, a ... (Goodreads)

  63. Journey to Ixtlan

    by Carlos Castaneda
    A shaman's quest to understand the beliefs of the Yaqui Indians and the power of the spirit world.

    In Journey to Ixtlan , Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

    by Matt Ridley
    Examines how evolutionary biology shapes human behavior and sexuality.

    Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass , a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for ... (Goodreads)

  65. Darwin's Radio

    by Greg Bear
    A geneticist discovers a virus that triggers rapid human evolution, leading to societal upheaval and ethical dilemmas.

    In the novel, a new form of endogenous retrovirus has emerged, SHEVA. It controls human evolution by rapidly evolving the next generation while it is in the womb, leading to speciation . The novel ... (Wikipedia)

  66. Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

    by Mark Adams
    An adventurous journey to uncover the secrets of Peru's Machu Picchu.

    THE, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR,What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?,In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into ... (Barnes & Noble)

  67. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

    by Jared Diamond
    Study of the evolution and history of the human species, exploring its relationship with other primates.

    At some point during the last 100,000 years, humans began exhibiting traits and behavior that distinguished us from other animals, eventually creating language, art, religion, bicycles, spacecraft, ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Crowd

    by Gustave Le Bon
    Analysis of crowd behavior, exploring the psychological and social implications of collective action.

    يرى المؤلف أن الجماهير لا تعقل، فهي ترفض الأفكار أو تقبلها كلا واحداً، من دون أن تتحمل مناقشتها. ومايقوله لها الزعماء يغزو عقولها سريعاً فتتجه إلى أن تحوله حركة وعملاً، ومايوحي به إليها ترفعه إلى ... (Goodreads)

  69. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English

    by John McWhorter
    A fascinating exploration of the evolution of the English language, from its Germanic roots to its modern-day complexities.

    A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar Why do we say "I am reading a catalog" instead of "I read a catalog"? Why do we say "do" ... (Goodreads)

  70. Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe

    by Bruce Olson
    A 19-year-old's experiences living among and converting a Stone Age tribe in South America.

    What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians?, For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  71. The Naked Ape

    by Desmond Morris
    A zoologist's study of human behavior, comparing it to that of other primates. It explores the biological and evolutionary roots of human behavior.

    This work has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology. Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic book first published in 1967. ... (Goodreads)

  72. Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality

    by Jared Diamond
    A scientific exploration of the evolution of human sexuality, answering the question of why sex is enjoyable and how it has evolved over time.

    Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why are human females the only mammals to go through menopause? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? There is no more ... (Goodreads)

  73. The Ascent of Man

    by Jacob Bronowski
    A journey through the history of human evolution, exploring the development of science, art, and culture.

    Lauded by critics & devoured by readers, this companion to the BBC series traces the development of science as an expression of the special gifts that characterize humans & make us preeminent ... (Goodreads)

  74. My Ishmael

    by Daniel Quinn
    A young girl seeks guidance from a telepathic gorilla on how to save the world from impending ecological disaster.

    My Ishmael is presented as the final copy of a book published by Julie Gerchak, who has herself read, Ishmael, . At the time she begins writing, Julie is sixteen, though during the main plot of her ... (Wikipedia)

  75. In the Shadow of Man

    by Jane Goodall
    A groundbreaking study of chimpanzees in Tanzania, revealing their complex social behaviors and challenging our understanding of humanity.

    This best-selling classic tells the story of one of world's greatest scientific adventuresses. Jane Goodall was a young secretarial school graduate when the legendary Louis Leakey chose her to ... (Goodreads)

  76. Lies, Damned Lies, and History

    by Jodi Taylor
    Time-traveling historians try to fix historical events, but things go awry. Chaos ensues as they try to set things right.

    The seventh book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary''s series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben ... (Barnes & Noble)

  77. The Evolution Man

    by Roy Lewis

    «Il libro che avete fra le mani è uno dei più divertenti degli ultimi cinquecentomila anni» ha scritto Terry Pratchett. È vero, tanto tempo è passato, da quando vissero Ernest, il narratore di questo ... (Goodreads)

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