Evolution

  • Decoding Neanderthals Shared DNA reveals a deep connection with our long-vanished human cousins. Watch the program.

  • Are Neanderthals Human? Neanderthals present a conundrum well known in biology: What exactly is a species? Hear from Carl Zimmer.

  • Where Did We Come From? Explore the origin of our solar system and the start of life itself, how head lice figure in human evolution, and more. 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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