Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

  • Author : Sean B. Carroll
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0547526148
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National Book Award Finalist: A biologist’s “thoroughly enjoyable” account of the expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet (Publishers Weekly). Not so long ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vague and vastly off the mark, and much of the knowledge of our own species’ history was a set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. But scientists were about to embark on an amazing new era of understanding. From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Big Picture, this book leads us on a rousing voyage that recounts the most important discoveries in two centuries of natural history: from Darwin’s trip around the world to Charles Walcott’s discovery of pre-Cambrian life in the Grand Canyon; from Louis and Mary Leakey’s investigation of our deepest past in East Africa to the trailblazers in modern laboratories who have located a time clock in our DNA. Filled with the same sense of adventure that spurred on these extraordinary men and women, Remarkable Creatures is a “stirring introduction to the wonder of evolutionary biology” (Kirkus Reviews). “Charming and enlightening.” —San Francisco Chronicle “As fast-paced as a detective story.” —Nature

A Most Remarkable Creature

A Most Remarkable Creature [Jonathan Meiburg]

  • Author : Jonathan Meiburg
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1101875712
“Utterly captivating and beautifully written, this book is a hugely entertaining and enlightening exploration of a bird so wickedly smart, curious, and s … GET BOOK
Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures [Shelby Van Pelt]

  • Author : Shelby Van Pelt
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0063204177
A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! “Remarkably Bright Creatures is a beautiful examination of how loneliness can be transformed, cracked open, … GET BOOK
Amazing Animals

Amazing Animals [Claire Hibbert]

  • Author : Claire Hibbert
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 139880116X
This book explores the fascinating hidden world of the planet's most peculiar creatures. It's packed with bizarre full-color images and breathtaking facts. … GET BOOK
The Fossil Hunter

The Fossil Hunter [Shelley Emling]

  • Author : Shelley Emling
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 023010097X
At a time when women were excluded from science, a young girl made a discovery that marked the birth of paleontology and continues to feed the debate about … GET BOOK
Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures [Tracy Chevalier]

  • Author : Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1101152451
From the New York Times bestselling novelist, a stunning historical novel that follows the story of Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot, two extraordinary 19 … GET BOOK
The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter

The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter [Timothy Miller]

  • Author : Timothy Miller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1645060438
Paris, 1890. When Sherlock Holmes finds himself chasing an art dealer through the streets of Paris, he’s certain he’s smoked out one of the principals … GET BOOK
Goodness and the Literary Imagination

Goodness and the Literary Imagination [Toni Morrison]

  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0813943639
What exactly is goodness? Where is it found in the literary imagination? Toni Morrison, one of American letters’ greatest voices, pondered these perplexi … GET BOOK
Falling Angels

Falling Angels [Tracy Chevalier]

  • Author : Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1101174897
A New York Times bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier once … GET BOOK
The Fair Fight

The Fair Fight [Anna Freeman]

  • Author : Anna Freeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 069816797X
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE AND LIBRARY JOURNAL The Crimson Petal and the White meets Fight Club: A page-turning novel set in the world of fe … GET BOOK
Brave Genius

Brave Genius [Sean B. Carroll]

  • Author : Sean B. Carroll
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 576
  • ISBN-10 : 0307952355
The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, … GET BOOK
Stung!

Stung! [Lisa-ann Gershwin]

  • Author : Lisa-ann Gershwin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 022602024X
Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life—growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing have led many marine species … GET BOOK
The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway [Tracy Chevalier]

  • Author : Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1101606649
New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the Amer … GET BOOK
Mary Anning's Curiosity

Mary Anning's Curiosity [Monica Kulling]

  • Author : Monica Kulling
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 120
  • ISBN-10 : 1554988993
The amazing story of how the world’s greatest fossilist found her first huge find at the age of twelve. Mary was born in 1799 in Lyme Regis, England, to … GET BOOK
A Single Thread

A Single Thread [Tracy Chevalier]

  • Author : Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 052555825X
"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."--People "The best-selling novelist has done a mas … GET BOOK
At the Edge of the Orchard

At the Edge of the Orchard [Tracy Chevalier]

  • Author : Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 069840419X
“With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers—ma … GET BOOK
Dinosaur Lady

Dinosaur Lady [Linda Skeers]

  • Author : Linda Skeers
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 40
  • ISBN-10 : 1728230489
This is the story of a woman who dared to dig, explore, and discover. This is the story of Dinosaur Lady. Mary Anning loved scouring the beach near her hom … GET BOOK
Animals Brag About Their Bottoms

Animals Brag About Their Bottoms [Maki Saito]

  • Author : Maki Saito
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1771647116
For fans of Taro Gomi’s Everyone Poops and Matthew Van Fleet’s Tails, this cheeky, whimsical picture book for ages 3-7 inspires self-love and body posi … GET BOOK
The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn [Tracy Chevalier]

  • Author : Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1101213183
A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great mas … GET BOOK
Pterosaurs

Pterosaurs [Mark P. Witton]

  • Author : Mark P. Witton
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1400847656
The most authoritative illustrated book on flying reptiles available For 150 million years, the skies didn't belong to birds—they belonged to the pterosa … GET BOOK
Curiosity

Curiosity [Joan Thomas]

  • Author : Joan Thomas
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 1551993538
Award-winning novelist Joan Thomas blends fact and fiction, passion and science in this stunning novel set in 19th-century Lyme Regis, England — the seas … GET BOOK
The Gift of an Ordinary Day

The Gift of an Ordinary Day [Katrina Kenison]

  • Author : Katrina Kenison
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0446558095
The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to … GET BOOK
The Breath of a Whale

The Breath of a Whale [Leigh Calvez]

  • Author : Leigh Calvez
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1632171872
From the author of The Hidden Lives of Owls, an exploration of the elusive lives of whales in the Pacific Ocean, home to orcas, humpbacks, sperm, blue, and … GET BOOK
Far from Land

Far from Land [Michael Brooke]

  • Author : Michael Brooke
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 280
  • ISBN-10 : 1400889251
The lives and activities of seabirds as you’ve never seen them before Seabirds evoke the spirit of the earth's wildest places. They spend large portions … GET BOOK
A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches [Deborah Harkness]

  • Author : Deborah Harkness
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 592
  • ISBN-10 : 1101475692
Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight … GET BOOK
Burning Bright

Burning Bright [Tracy Chevalier]

  • Author : Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1101213582
From the author of the international bestseller Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, comes a stirring eighteenth-century coming-of-age … GET BOOK
What It's Like to Be a Bird

What It's Like to Be a Bird [David Allen Sibley]

  • Author : David Allen Sibley
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0525520295
The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, bi … GET BOOK
The Glitter in the Green

The Glitter in the Green [Jon Dunn]

  • Author : Jon Dunn
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1541618181
An acclaimed natural history writer follows the trail of the remarkable hummingbird all over the world. Hummingbirds are a glittering, sparkling collective … GET BOOK
Great Adaptations

Great Adaptations [Kenneth Catania]

  • Author : Kenneth Catania
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0691209553
"The irresistible enthusiasm of Great Adaptations couldn’t come at a better time."—David P. Barash, Wall Street Journal "Be very amazed."—Carl Safina … GET BOOK
The Many Lives And Secret Sorrows Of Josephine B

The Many Lives And Secret Sorrows Of Josephine B [Sandra Gulland]

  • Author : Sandra Gulland
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 1443403091
In this first of three books inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, wife of Napoleon, Sandra Gulland recreates the astonishing world of a young girl … GET BOOK
Astonishing Animals

Astonishing Animals [Tim Flannery]

  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 0802194176
From the authors of A Gap in Nature, a breathtaking visual adventure showcasing ninety of the world’s most astounding creatures Sumptuous birds of paradi … GET BOOK
Narrative Strategies in the Reconstruction of History

Narrative Strategies in the Reconstruction of History [Ana Fernandes]

  • Author : Ana Fernandes
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 136
  • ISBN-10 : 1527523519
This book enquires into the processes by which certain contemporary women pay testimony to history. It examines the reasons why they recreate the past, whe … GET BOOK
The Age of Dinosaurs: The Rise and Fall of the World's Most Remarkable Animals

The Age of Dinosaurs: The Rise and Fall of the World's Most Remarkable Animals [Steve Brusatte]

  • Author : Steve Brusatte
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0062930192
Think you know about dinosaurs? Think again! New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Steve Brusatte brings young scientists and readers everywh … GET BOOK
Science and Religion in Neo-Victorian Novels

Science and Religion in Neo-Victorian Novels [John Glendening]

  • Author : John Glendening
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1134088345
Criticism about the neo-Victorian novel — a genre of historical fiction that re-imagines aspects of the Victorian world from present-day perspectives — … GET BOOK
Minor Creatures

Minor Creatures [Ivan Kreilkamp]

  • Author : Ivan Kreilkamp
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 022657640X
In the nineteenth century, richly-drawn social fiction became one of England’s major cultural exports. At the same time, a surprising companion came to s … GET BOOK
Neo-Victorianism and Sensation Fiction

Neo-Victorianism and Sensation Fiction [Jessica Cox]

  • Author : Jessica Cox
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 251
  • ISBN-10 : 3030292908
This book represents the first full-length study of the relationship between neo-Victorianism and nineteenth-century sensation fiction. It examines the div … GET BOOK
Fantastic Creatures in Mythology and Folklore

Fantastic Creatures in Mythology and Folklore [Juliette Wood]

  • Author : Juliette Wood
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1441130608
Drawing on historical sources, myth and folklore, Fantastic Creatures in Mythology and Folklore explores the roles of fantastical beasts - particularly the … GET BOOK
The Holy and the Hereafter or is it Hooey?

The Holy and the Hereafter or is it Hooey? [J L Miller]

  • Author : J L Miller
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 252
  • ISBN-10 : 1491707569
The original purpose of this book was to explore various religious ideas and beliefs relating to the hereafter. The title was to be The Hereafter-Maybe! On … GET BOOK
Creature Teachers

Creature Teachers [Tom Harvey]

  • Author : Tom Harvey
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 72
  • ISBN-10 : 1466994169
Creature Teachers is the story of Big Bubba Black Bear, his mate, Bonnie, and their three young bear cubs, Bumbles, Bella, and Rose. Bubba and Bonnie are c … GET BOOK
A Study Guide for Tracy Chevalier's

A Study Guide for Tracy Chevalier's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" [Gale, Cengage Learning]

  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 15
  • ISBN-10 : 141032107X
A study guide for Tracy Chevalier's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide inclu … GET BOOK