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As far as we know, Earth is the only inhabited planet in the Universe. So what makes Earth such an ideal place for life to survive? And how did it all get started? Life as We Know It goes back to the beginnings of life on our planet, explaining to middle grade readers how it emerged under hostile conditions from a chemical soup as a simple self-contained unit: the cell. Key biological themes, such as how cells work, produce energy, and reproduce are explained in simple terms. This knowledge is then used to explain how more complex organisms live. The book also looks at the wide variety of plant and animal life on Earth and how it evolved, and introduces the features and characteristics of members of the six kingdoms of life. Young readers will learn how life forms have adapted to occupy particular niches and what can happen if something upsets this balance. Lavishly illustrated with images from DK's extensive natural history photo library, this encyclopedia is a visual feast as well as a thorough treatment of biology. Through DK's unique visual style, scientific ideas that might appear intimidating in a textbook are made lucid at a glance.
By Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (corporate author)

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9780756691691 | Dk Pub, April 16, 2012, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: As far as we know, Earth is the only inhabited planet in the Universe.

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9781465451385 | Reprint edition (Dk Pub, May 17, 2016), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, genetic engineering and fetal experimentation, environmental and animal rights--these topics inspire some of today's most heated public controversies. And it is fashionable to pursue these debates in terms of the negative query "Under what conditions may life be disregarded or terminated?" John Kleinig asks a different, more positive question: What may be said in behalf of life? Looking at the full range of appeals to life's value, he considers a variety of issues...read more

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9780691636504 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $107.50 | About this edition: Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, genetic engineering and fetal experimentation, environmental and animal rights--these topics inspire some of today's most heated public controversies.
9780691073880 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 1991, cover price $49.50 | About this edition: Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, genetic engineering and fetal experimentation, environmental and animal rights--these topics inspire some of today's most heated public controversies.

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9780691608006 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, genetic engineering and fetal experimentation, environmental and animal rights--these topics inspire some of today's most heated public controversies.

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Product Description: What exactly is a living thing? What is it made of? Your Guide to Life on Earth starts with the very basics of life and provides bite-sized chunks of information to explain in an easy-to-understand way the science behind the mystery of life on Earth...read more
By Marc Mones (illustrator)

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9780778722519 | Crabtree Pub Co, January 4, 2016, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: What exactly is a living thing?

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9780778722434 | Crabtree Pub Co, February 25, 2016, cover price $31.93 | About this edition: What exactly is a living thing?

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Product Description: Today, a scientific explanation is not meant to ascribe agency to natural phenomena: we would not say a rock falls because it seeks the center of the earth. Even for living things, in the natural sciences and often in the social sciences, the same is true...read more

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9780226302928 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 10, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Today, a scientific explanation is not meant to ascribe agency to natural phenomena: we would not say a rock falls because it seeks the center of the earth.

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Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life. Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture. A compelling investigation into the relationships between our biological past and cultural progress, Cells to Civilizations presents a remarkable story of living change.

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9780691149677 | Princeton Univ Pr, May 7, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations.

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9780691165608 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, March 22, 2015), cover price $19.95

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9781464172250, titled "What Is Life?: A Guide to Biology With Physiology" | 3 lslf edition (W H Freeman & Co, February 20, 2015), cover price $118.60
9781429246651, titled "What Is Life?: A Guide to Biology With Physiology" | Psc edition (W H Freeman & Co, June 25, 2010), cover price $54.95

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9781464157745, titled "What Is Life?: A Guide to Biology with Physiology" | 3 edition (W H Freeman & Co, February 20, 2015), cover price $182.50
9781429247085, titled "What Is Life?: A Guide to Biology With Physiology" | Unbnd/psc edition (W H Freeman & Co, July 1, 2010), cover price $101.55
9781429246866 | Pck pap/ps edition (W H Freeman & Co, April 19, 2010), cover price $137.05
9781429246668, titled "What Is Life?: A Guide to Biology With Physiology" | 1 pap/psc edition (W H Freeman & Co, April 19, 2010), cover price $175.40
9781429246705, titled "What Is Life?: A Guide to Biology With Physiology" | Unbnd/psc edition (W H Freeman & Co, January 29, 2010), cover price $101.55

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9781464172274 | 3 edition (W H Freeman & Co, December 19, 2014), cover price $110.80
9781464107207 | 2 pap/psc edition (W H Freeman & Co, November 11, 2011), cover price $171.85
9781429238380 | Pck pap/ps edition (W H Freeman & Co, August 1, 2009), cover price $122.85
9781429238342 | Pck pap/ps edition (W H Freeman & Co, August 1, 2009), cover price $141.30
9781429238311 | Pck unbnd/ edition (W H Freeman & Co, July 1, 2009), cover price $92.30
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Product Description: Can you spot whether something is living or not living? Learn all about living things and inanimate objects in this colorful, engaging science reader! With clear, easy-to-read text combined with familiar images, young readers will be able to comprehend these examples and master an understanding of things that are living and not living...read more

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9781493811304 | Shell Education, September 1, 2014, cover price $22.96 | About this edition: Can you spot whether something is living or not living?

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9781480745209 | Shell Education, July 25, 2014, cover price $8.99

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Product Description: What do living things need to survive? Find out in this colorful science reader! Discover that living things need light, food, water, air, space, homes, protection, and more! The easy-to-read text and vibrant images will keep young readers engaged from start to finish...read more

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9781493811335 | Shell Education, September 1, 2014, cover price $22.96 | About this edition: What do living things need to survive?

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9781480745230 | Shell Education, July 25, 2014, cover price $8.99

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Product Description: “Weird indeed, and not a little wonderful.”―Nature In the 1980s and 1990s, in places where no one thought it possible, scientists found organisms they called extremophiles: lovers of extremes. There were bacteria in volcanic hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, single-celled algae in Antarctic ice floes, and fungi in the cooling pools of nuclear reactors...read more

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9780393071580 | W W Norton & Co Inc, February 26, 2013, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Science that sounds like science fiction.

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9780393348262 | W W Norton & Co Inc, February 3, 2014, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: “Weird indeed, and not a little wonderful.

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Product Description: The search for universal truth, the underlying “oneness” connecting all things, has been the abiding obsession of philosophers and alchemists, prophets and string theorists. We would cross a bridge from Occam’s razor to quantum theory on a path of symmetry and elegance toward a grand, unifying Theory of Everything—a place, just over the horizon, where the physical laws governing very large bodies (Einstein’s theory of relativity) and those governing tiny ones (quantum mechanics) unite in a single, orderly framework...read more

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9781439108321 | Free Pr, April 6, 2010, cover price $25.00

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9781611683974 | Reprint edition (Dartmouth College, August 6, 2013), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The search for universal truth, the underlying “oneness” connecting all things, has been the abiding obsession of philosophers and alchemists, prophets and string theorists.

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Product Description: It has been said that new discoveries and developments in the human, social, and natural sciences hang “in the air” (Bowler, 1983; 2008) prior to their consummation. While neo-Darwinist biology has been powerfully served by its mechanistic metaphysic and a reductionist methodology in which living organisms are considered machines, many of the chapters in this volume place this paradigm into question...read more
By Brian G. Henning (editor), Stuart A. Kauffman (foreword by) and Adam C. Scarfe (editor)

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9780739174364 | Lexington Books, February 1, 2013, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: It has been said that new discoveries and developments in the human, social, and natural sciences hang “in the air” (Bowler, 1983; 2008) prior to their consummation.

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9781498511223 | Lexington Books, February 25, 2015, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: It has been said that new discoveries and developments in the human, social, and natural sciences hang “in the air” (Bowler, 1983; 2008) prior to their consummation.

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Product Description: Life is an enduring mystery. Yet, science tells us that living beings are merely sophisticated structures of lifeless molecules. If this view is correct, where do the seemingly purposeful motions of cells and organisms originate? In Life's Ratchet, physicist Peter M...read more

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9780465022533 | Basic Books, October 30, 2012, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Life is an enduring mystery.

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Product Description: Our love of life makes the inevitability of death very difficult to accept. Death is a comprehensive examination of that inevitable and universal human experience. To better our understanding of death--and so perhaps fear it less--the book explains the biological processes and the different causes of death, and examines the human perceptions of death throughout history and across cultures...read more

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9781554079964 | Firefly Books Ltd, August 16, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Our love of life makes the inevitability of death very difficult to accept.

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9781448889655 | Rosen Classroom, August 1, 2012, cover price $7.05

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Product Description: The most successful new non-majors biology textbook in a decade returns in a vigorously updated new edition—with every chapter of the book carefully revised by Jay Phelan, based on the feedback of hundreds of instructors and students...read more

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9781464107252 | 2 pck edition (W H Freeman & Co, March 2, 2012), cover price $184.60 | About this edition: The most successful new non-majors biology textbook in a decade returns in a vigorously updated new edition—with every chapter of the book carefully revised by Jay Phelan, based on the feedback of hundreds of instructors and students.

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By Christian De Duve, Neil Patterson (contributor) and Edward O. Wilson (foreword by)

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9780300165074 | Yale Univ Pr, December 14, 2010, cover price $26.00

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9780300182729 | Yale Univ Pr, February 28, 2012, cover price $22.00

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9781464105876 | 2 lslf/psc edition (W H Freeman & Co, November 11, 2011), cover price $112.20

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Product Description: Life Processes explains that how living things function is a big question at the heart of science. It looks at the seven life processes - movement, respiration, sensitivity, nutrition, excretion, reproduction, and growth - as well as tackling common confusions about the science and showing how each topic is relevant to the reader...read more

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9781410944238 | Raintree Freestyle Express, January 1, 2012, cover price $33.99 | About this edition: Life Processes explains that how living things function is a big question at the heart of science.

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Product Description: Life Processes explains that how living things function is a big question at the heart of science. It looks at the seven life processes - movement, respiration, sensitivity, nutrition, excretion, reproduction, and growth - as well as tackling common confusions about the science and showing how each topic is relevant to the reader...read more

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9781410944030 | Raintree Freestyle, January 1, 2012, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: Life Processes explains that how living things function is a big question at the heart of science.
9781410944306 | Raintree Freestyle Express, January 1, 2012, cover price $9.49 | About this edition: Life Processes explains that how living things function is a big question at the heart of science.

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9781410943965 | Raintree Freestyle, January 1, 2012, cover price $33.99 | About this edition: Life Processes explains that how living things function is a big question at the heart of science.

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Product Description: Early Readers Learn About What Living Things Need As Well As Which Things Are Nonliving In Nature.

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9781617417436 | Rourke Pub Group, August 1, 2011, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: Early Readers Learn About What Living Things Need As Well As Which Things Are Nonliving In Nature.

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