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The Discovery of Time
4.00
An extremely readable account of the development not only of ideas about the history of the natural world, but the idea that the natural world even ha ...more
Dec 06, 2010
Dec 06, 2010
 
One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought
4.16
Interesting look at Darwin's theories within the intellectual context of the past 150 years. Mayr doesn't go into a lot of detail about the theories o ...more
Feb 02, 2011
Nov 20, 2010
 
Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present
3.83
A comet's eye view of 13 billion years of earth history in 230 pages, followed by a 20 page look into the future, which focuses on the environmental d ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Nov 18, 2010
 
A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice (Wiley Popular Science)
3.91
Very accessible overview of the earth's history (even with all the terminology).

One drawback to the Kindle Edition is how figures are handled. (I am
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Jan 20, 2011
Nov 18, 2010
 
The Earth: A Very Short Introduction
3.48
From the first chapter, I felt like the author was trying to describe a forest by telling us about some interesting trees he'd seen. I never really sh ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Nov 18, 2010
 
Our Cosmic Origins: From the Big Bang to the Emergence of Life and Intelligence
3.73
I only read chapters 1-5, which were the chapters recommended by the Teaching Company's Big History course. (Chapter 5 begins the discussion of the em ...more
Jan 11, 2011
Nov 25, 2010
 
The Double Helix
3.87
Highly opinionated memoir of the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Feb 13, 2011
Nov 20, 2010
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
4.16
The most fun I've ever had reading a book about science.
Mar 08, 2011
Nov 18, 2010
 
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
4.04
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Nov 26, 2010
 
The Origin of Species
3.94
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Nov 20, 2010
 
Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
3.66
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Nov 18, 2010
 
The Alchemy of the Heavens: Searching for Meaning in the Milky Way
4.33
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Dec 23, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos
4.19
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Nov 18, 2010
 
Seven Clues to the Origin of Life: A Scientific Detective Story (Canto)
3.92
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Nov 26, 2010
 
The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life
3.94
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Nov 26, 2010
 
The Origins of Life: From the Birth of Life to the Origin of Language
4.00
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Nov 18, 2010
 
Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution
4.27
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Nov 26, 2010
 
People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory with CD
3.64
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Nov 26, 2010
 
The Talking Brain: The Co-Evolution of Language and the Human Brain
4.36
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Nov 26, 2010
 
The Language Instinct
4.05
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Nov 26, 2010
 
This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity
3.26
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Nov 26, 2010
 
In the Beginning: World History from Human Evolution to the First States
0.00
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Nov 26, 2010
 
Timewalkers: The Prehistory of Global Colonization
3.33
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Nov 26, 2010
 
First Farmers: The Origins of Agricultural Societies
3.83
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Nov 26, 2010
 
Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History
3.95
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Nov 18, 2010
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