Cynthia Lee Knight

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The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs

Smith vividly documents the amazing diversity of marine life associated with coral reefs and eloquently argues for their protection. Recommended for armchair travelers and reef enthusiasts.
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Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals

This compelling account of how strongly human adolescent behaviors are rooted in our wild animal past should intrigue general science readers and fans of Zoobiquity. [See Prepub Alert, 3/4/19.]

Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World

This well-researched and accessible introduction to the complicated subject of hearing loss is highly recommended for all science readers, not just those experiencing hearing impairments.

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The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

Recommended for those with a strong background in evolutionary cognition who enjoyed Daniel Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back. For an alternate viewpoint on animal cognition turn to de Waal’s Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?

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Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon

This fascinating account of Rahr’s crusade to get a multinational salmon conservation effort off the ground will be an enjoyable read for those interested in wilderness conservation and salmon ecology.

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Dinosaurs Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution in Paleontology

This engaging book by one of the field's most prominent paleontologists is as much about the evolution of dinosaur paleobiology as the evolution of dinosaurs themselves. Highly recommended for enthusiasts of these areas.

The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

Highly recommended for fans of Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail or Succeed and Yuval Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.
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Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies

A challenging read best suited for specialists in the fields of evolutionary biology and sociobiology. Popular science readers should turn to the author's more accessible work on the same topic: The Social Conquest of Earth.
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This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution

Readers from all backgrounds will find the concepts underlying this philosophy clearly explained and may even discover that an evolutionary worldview has relevance to their own lives. Recommended for those who enjoyed the author's Evolution for Everyone.

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