LALAND, KN: Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind

Laland, Kevin N. Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind. Princeton University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780691151182. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26065) $30.00

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Presents a new theory of human cognitive evolution, examining characteristic of the human species such as intelligence, language, teaching, and cooperation. 450p. Notes. Bibliography. Index. B/W illustrations.

VALIANT, L: Probably Approximately Correct: Nature’s Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World

Valiant, Leslie. Probably Approximately Correct: Nature’s Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World. Basic Books, 2013. ISBN: 9780465032716. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket.Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26024) $12.00

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Illustrated. 195p. Index. Glossary. Notes and References. Computer scientist Leslie Valiant draws on his background as a machine learning expert to argue that evolution is a subset of learning processes.

TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES: April 2001, Vol. 5

TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES: April 2001, Vol. 5, book coverTCIS. Trends in Cognitive Sciences (April 2001, Vol. 5). Unmarked. Very Good. pp135-179. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#25593) $16.00

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Articles include “How Evolutionary History Shapes Recognition Mechanisms,” “Innovation in Art and Science: Reply to Semir Zeki,” “Capgras Delusion: a window on Face Recognition” and more.

DEMPSTER, WJ: The Illustrious Hunter and the Darwins

Dempster, W. J. The Illustrious Hunter and the Darwins. Book Guild , 2005. ISBN: 1857769074. Unmarked. 198p.Very Good. Paperback. (#25462) $26.00

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Examines the influence of other scientists on Darwin’s theory of evolution. Index. Bibliography.

BRENNAN, N: Mermaids, Mummies, and Mastodons: The Emergence of the American Museum

Brennan, Nancy; Kulik, Gary. Mermaids, Mummies, and Mastodons: The Emergence of the American Museum. American Association of Museums, 1992. ISBN: 0931201152. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#25071) $16.00

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Illustrated. Contributors include Edward P. Alexander, Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, John W. Durel, Ruth Helm, and David Brigham. Topics include Natural History, the Peale family, and more. Timelines.

BOWLER, PJ: Darwinism

Bowler, Peter J. Darwinism (Twayne’s Studies in Intellectual and Cultural History). Twayne, 1993. ISBN: 0805786384. Unmarked. 120p. Index. Notes, References, Bibliographic essay. Defines Darwinism in the context of 19th century thought and traces the scientific, philosophical, and religious reactions to the theory. Very Good. Paperback. (#24023) $12.00

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COLEMAN, W: Biology in the Nineteenth Century

Coleman, William. Biology in the Nineteenth Century: Problems of Form, Function and Transformation (Cambridge Studies in the History of Science). Cambridge University Press, 1978. ISBN: 052129293X. Unmarked text. Illustrated. Index. Bibliography. 185p.  Very Good. Paperback. (#23686) $12.00

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