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Product Description: Human society evolves. Change in technology, language, morality, and society is incremental, inexorable, gradual, and spontaneous. It follows a narrative, going from one stage to the next, and it largely happens by trial and error—a version of natural selection...read more

Hardcover:

9780062296009 | Harpercollins, October 27, 2015, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

Paperback:

9780062296016 | Perennial, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Human society evolves.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504645768 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 27, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

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Hardcover:

9780007542482 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, May 7, 2015, cover price $32.95

Paperback:

9780007542475 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, May 19, 2016, cover price $15.45
9780008160647 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, September 24, 2015, cover price $19.90
9780007583126 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, May 7, 2015, cover price $14.80 | About this edition: books

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Product Description: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world...read more

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9781504645751 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 27, 2015), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles Times In a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author of Genome and The Red Queen, makes the case for an economics of hope, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change—what Ridley calls cultural evolution—will inevitably increase human prosperity. Fans of the works of Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money), and Thomas Friedman (The World Is Flat) will find much to ponder and enjoy in The Rational Optimist.

Miscellaneous:

9780062025371 | Harpercollins, June 15, 2010, cover price $12.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9780061992629, titled "The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves" | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, June 1, 2010), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: “Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.

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Product Description: “Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles Times In a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author of Genome and The Red Queen, makes the case for an economics of hope, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change—what Ridley calls cultural evolution—will inevitably increase human prosperity...read more

Hardcover:

9780007267118 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, May 27, 2010, cover price $33.80 | About this edition: “Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.
9780061452055 | Harpercollins, May 18, 2010, cover price $26.99

Paperback:

9780061452062 | Reprint edition (Perennial, June 7, 2011), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: “Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.

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Product Description: Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Francis Crick is the first biography of the eminent scientist, co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA. Written by Matt Ridley, the award-winning author of the national bestseller Genome, Francis Crick traces his life from middle class mediocrity in the English Midlands through a lackluster education and six years designing magnetic mines for the Royal Navy to his leap into biology at the age of 31 and his enormous success, providing “a considerably more complete and colorful portrait of Crick than has existed before...read more

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9780060823337 | Harpercollins, June 1, 2006, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A portrait of scientist Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, traces his life from a middle-class English upbringing and lackluster education to his ultimate history-making journey into the field of biology.

Paperback:

9780061148453 | Reprint edition (Perennial, November 3, 2009), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Francis Crick is the first biography of the eminent scientist, co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA.

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Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

Paperback:

9789707700390 | Santillana USA Pub Co Inc, June 15, 2006, cover price $19.95
9789707700406 | Taurus, June 30, 2004, cover price $16.01 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

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A historical analysis of the nature-versus-nurture debate documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior. Originally published as Nature Via Nurture. Reprint. (view table of contents)

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9780060006792 | Reprint edition (Perennial, July 1, 2004), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

Hardcover:

9780060006785 | 1 edition (Harpercollins, May 1, 2003), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.
9789990074642 | Harpercollins, May 1, 2003, cover price $0.02

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9780060544478, titled "Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, & What Makes Us Human" | Abridged edition (Harperaudio, May 1, 2003), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

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9780060544461 | Abridged edition (Harperaudio, May 1, 2003), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

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Product Description: 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 outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780026033404 | Macmillan Pub Co, January 1, 1994, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A look at the implications of sex and human nature draws on cutting-edge research to detail the evolution of sex in plants and animals and to illustrate how it influences our intellect, our choice of mates, and our social structure

Paperback:

9780060556570 | Reprint edition (Perennial, May 1, 2003), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: 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 outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators.
9780140245486 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, June 1, 1995), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Two fascinating questions lie at the heart of The Red Queen: Why is Homo sapiens a sexual species, and what implications does this have for human nature?

Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

Prebinding:

9780613910699 | Turtleback Books, September 1, 2002, cover price $25.70 | About this edition: Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

A collection of top writings by prominent science journalists and pioneers covers the full range of scientific inquiry, from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy to genetics, evolutionary biology, and cognition.
By Jesse Cohen (editor) and Matt Ridley (editor)

Hardcover:

9780066211626 | Ecco Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

Paperback:

9780060936501 | Perennial, September 1, 2002, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

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Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

Hardcover:

9780060194970 | Harpercollins, February 1, 2000, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species

Paperback:

9780060894085 | 1 reprint edition (Perennial, June 1, 2006), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.
9789990220636 | Harpercollins, October 30, 2000, cover price $0.02
9780060932909 | Harpercollins, October 1, 2000, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

Reinforced:

9780606314152 | Demco Media, September 30, 2000, cover price $23.50 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

Prebinding:

9781417788989 | Turtleback Books, May 30, 2006, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

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Product Description: A series of predictions about diseases in the years to come.

Paperback:

9780297840657 | Orion Pub Co, February 1, 1999, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: A series of predictions about diseases in the years to come.

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Suggests a biological basis for the social organization and cooperation shown by the human race, and traces the evolution of society

Hardcover:

9780670874491 | Viking Pr, March 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Suggests a biological basis for the social organization and cooperation shown by the human race, and traces the evolution of society

Paperback:

9780140264456 | Penguin USA, April 1, 1998, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Suggests a biological basis for the social organization and cooperation shown by the human race, and traces the evolution of society

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Product Description: In this follow-up and companion to "The Red Queen", Matt Ridley looks at co-operation and competition, both in animals and in our own species from the same basis in current biology in evolutionary psychology. It is an investigation into human nature, economics, trade, religion and war...read more

Paperback:

9780670863570 | Viking Pr, May 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this follow-up and companion to "The Red Queen", Matt Ridley looks at co-operation and competition, both in animals and in our own species from the same basis in current biology in evolutionary psychology.

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Product Description: A second collection of essays by Matt Ridley, this book represents the best of the author's columns in the Sunday Telegraph, Daily Telegraph and others. Ridley challenges the views of the vested interests of environmental lobbyists and politicians...read more

Paperback:

9780255363839 | Gardners Books, September 19, 1996, cover price $15.10 | About this edition: A second collection of essays by Matt Ridley, this book represents the best of the author's columns in the Sunday Telegraph, Daily Telegraph and others.

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Product Description: Dr Ridley is one of a number of environmentalists who are seeking to counter the inaccurate and misleading opinions of 'mainstream environmentalism'. This volume brings together a selection of 30 of Dr Ridley's 'Down to Earth' columns which appeared in The Sunday Telegraph.

Paperback:

9780255363457 | Gardners Books, February 19, 1995, cover price $13.60 | About this edition: Dr Ridley is one of a number of environmentalists who are seeking to counter the inaccurate and misleading opinions of 'mainstream environmentalism'.

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Chronicling America's 1988 Presidential election from the unique perspective of a British journalist, this biting account traces the remarkable transformation of George Bush's image from wimpish Vice President to electoral champion

Hardcover:

9780670827336 | Viking Pr, April 1, 1990, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Chronicling America's 1988 Presidential election from the unique perspective of a British journalist, this biting account traces the remarkable transformation of George Bush's image from wimpish Vice President to electoral champion

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