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Cosmos
Cosmos
von Carl Sagan
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the best books I have ever read, 16. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Cosmos (Taschenbuch)
Everyone should read this excellent book, written by the late Carl Sagan; it should be read in high schools and everyplace where science is taught, because it is one of the most mind-opening books I have ever read. Although it mainly deals with astronomy in an excellent and easy to understand manner, one aspect that it is worth mentioning is the fact that Dr. Sagan was a science loving person that loved and respected all nature, and that is something that can be read between the lines, because he inserts in some parts of the book captivating pieces of his philosophy and his love for the universe and our fragile place in it; he transmits the reader his love for all this things and his optimism that, although we are heading towards out own ruin, it is also in our own hands to avoid self-destruction. The final chapter, "Who speaks for Earth", is well worth reading two or three times, to "acquire" at least a small piece of Dr. Sagan's conscience in the dangers of nuclear war, but also some of his optimistic ideas about our future. I think the Earth lost one of its main scientists and defenders when Dr. Sagan passed away.


The Last Neanderthal: The Rise, Success, And Mysterious Extinction Of Our Closest Human Relatives
The Last Neanderthal: The Rise, Success, And Mysterious Extinction Of Our Closest Human Relatives
von Ian Tattersall
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen An excelent and profound book. Read it!, 16. Juni 2000
This profusely illustrated and well written book deals with the Neanderthals and the world they lived in, as well as their lifestyles and "technology". Starting in Chapter 1, the author gradually introduces the reader in the Neanderthal world, also explaining other interesting areas related to their study, such as how evolution works, how was the world during Neanderthal periods, and techniques used in dating the antiquity of fossils. The book contains a lot of photographs on Neanderthal skulls and skeletons, as well as some of the tools they used. Requiring almost no background in anthropology or paleoanthropology, this book contains a lot of information and it is very thought provoking, and I think is a must for anyone interested in learning about our closest relatives.


The Selfish Gene
The Selfish Gene
von Richard Dawkins
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen I highly recommend this book, 16. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Selfish Gene (Taschenbuch)
This book, written by the famous English zoologist Richard Dawkins, explains how evolution acts, according to him, at gene level, and not at group ("group selection") or individual level. With lots of examples taken from nature, Dawkins proves his theory, giving extremely interesting insights into the natural world. He explains in clear ways hard concepts, which helps even the layman to understand the book, without a lot of background knowledge. Addressing topics such as ("unconscious") family planning, game theory, aggression, altruism, and of course selfishness, this book will teach you a lot about some very interesting aspects of nature and its ways. This book was a really "eye-opener" for me.


The Ants
The Ants
von Bert Holldobler
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Preis: EUR 142,30

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excelent book!, 16. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Ants (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This is an excellent book. If you love ants, or you are starting to study them, or simply like to read excellent science books, this one's for you. It is very well written, and, although it is technical in many aspects, it is a delight to read it. It is full of pictures, diagrams and graphs of almost any aspect you can imagine. Almost any subject that the book addresses is explained at length in a clear and understandable way. However, there are some parts of it where you need some background in biology and mathematics to understand the book.
Both Holldobler and Wilson, who have a strong background in ant studies, have outdone themselves. In this book you can learn about virtually any aspects concerning ants, from their anatomy to their classification and more. And besides this, the book also teaches a lot of things not only related to ants but more general, like evolution and kin selection (applied not only to ants but also to eusocial insects). Learning so much about the ants makes you change your viewpoint about this little animal and makes you think about how incredible nature (or God) is to create such beautiful, incredible animals.


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