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    Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty

    Robert D. Friedel


    The story of the zipper is the triumph of an ingenious novelty over the practical world.

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    The Malaria Capers: Tales of Parasites and People

    Robert S. Desowitz


    "Reads like a murder mystery. . . . [Desowitz] writes with uncommon lucidity and verse, leaving the reader with a vivid understanding of malaria and other tropical diseases, and the ways in which culture, climate and politics have affected their spread and containment."—New York Times

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    Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould


    More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm of science.

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    The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould


    "Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it." —P. B. Medawar, New York Review of Books

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    Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    Stephen Jay Gould


    "[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book Review