Evolution

  • Revealing the Origins of Life How did molecules first make the leap from non-living to living? An English chemist may have solved part of the mystery. Watch the video.

  • What Makes a Resilient Mind From genetics to social ties, scientists are discovering why some people, but not others, easily bounce back from trauma. Find out what makes someone strong.

  • Darwin's Darkest Hour A two-hour drama on the crisis that forced Darwin to publish his theory of evolution Watch the program.

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Books

  • On the Origin of Species

    by Charles Darwin

  • Island Life

    by Alfred Russel Wallace

  • The Selfish Gene

    by Richard Dawkins

  • Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

    by Stephen Jay Gould

  • Why Evolution Is True

    by Jerry A. Coyne

  • The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution

    by Carl Zimmer

  • The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

    by Jonathan Weiner

  • Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

    by Neil Shubin

  • Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo

    by Sean B. Carroll

  • Lucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins

    by Donald Johanson and Kate Wong

  • The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors

    by Ann Gibbons

  • Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding

    by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

  • The Complete World of Human Evolution

    by Chris Stringer and Peter Andrews

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