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Wade, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 39 works in 187 publications in 5 languages and 9,477 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about Nicholas Wade
 
Most widely held works by Nicholas Wade
Before the dawn : recovering the lost history of our ancestors by Nicholas Wade( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of humanity's ancient ancestry draws on ground-breaking scientific findings to offer insight into such debated issues as the evolution of language and race, the domestication of companion animals, and the defeat of the Neanderthals
The faith instinct : how religion evolved and why it endures by Nicholas Wade( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on a broad range of scientific evidence to theorize an evolutionary basis for religion, and that the brain may be inherently inclined toward religious behavior
Betrayers of the truth by William J Broad( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fraud and deceit in the halls of science"--Cover subtitle
A troublesome inheritance : genes, race, and human history by Nicholas Wade( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few ideas have been more harmful than one race or another being inherently superior to others. For this understandable reason, discussion of biological differences between races has been virtually banished from polite academic conversation. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory. Inconveniently, this view cannot be right. Nicholas Wade, the esteemed science journalist who has long reported on new genetic advances for The New York Times, cites the mounting evidence that human evolution has continued to the present day. Because populations stayed in place for thousands of years, substantially isolated, evolution has proceeded independently on each continent, giving rise to the various races of humankind. Here, Wade explores the possibility that recent human evolution has included changes in social behavior and hence in the nature of human societies. Rejecting unequivocally the notion of racial superiority, he argues that the evolution of the human races holds information critical to the understanding of human societies and history, and that the public interest is best served by pursuing the scientific truth without fear.--From publisher description
The ultimate experiment : man-made evolution by Nicholas Wade( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Japanese and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how genetic materials are manipulated in laboratories and examines the scientific, political, social and moral implications of these techniques
Psychologists in word and image by Nicholas Wade( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These perceptual portraits of more than 100 thinkers who have fashioned our understanding of mind and behavior provide an alternative view of the history of psychology. Francis Bacon, René Descartes, Pierre Broca, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Ruth Benedict, Allen Newell, David Marr and scores of others whose ideas have made psychology an empirical discipline emerge from motifs specifically drawn by the author or derived from a figure or text in one of the portrayed person's books, or an apparatus he or she invented. The treatment of portrait/motifs often challenges the viewer to discern the faces embedded in them and always tells us more than how these students of mind looked: these portraits reflect their thoughts and lead us to forage further into their lives and legacies. The portraits and motifs have been manipulated in a variety of ways, using graphic and photographic procedures. They are arranged in order of birth date in a format of one page of descriptive text facing a full-page perceptual portrait. The text presents a brief synopsis of the person portrayed, that person's ideas, and the source of both the portrait and the motif. Interrelations between people are stressed, bringing to light common threads that run through the work of particular groups. --From publisher's description
The Science times book of genetics( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles from the Science Times section of The New York Times newspaper on genetics
The Science Times Book of Language and Linguistics( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the evolution of human and animal language within various cultures and species and how it is acquired and processed
The New York times book of science literacy( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Science times book of mammals( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects fascinating articles about mammals by award-winning Times journalists. In order of ascending brain power, the book reveals the bizarre behaviors of the rarest of creatures and little-known facts about common animals."--Jacket
Before the dawn : [recovering the lost history of our ancestors] by Nicholas Wade( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times science reporter, Nicholas Wade presents the thought-provoking history of how humans came to be through the exploration of ancestry and the evolution of human nature
The New York Times book of genetics( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by experts in the field explore the history, research, processes, and ethical concerns of genetic research, including the role of genes in cancer and treatment, life extension, and cloning
The New York Times book of fossils and evolution( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faith instinct : how religion evolved & why it endures by Nicholas Wade( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on a broad range of scientific evidence to theorize an evolutionary basis for religion, considering how religion may have served as an essential component of early society survival and that the brain may be inherently inclined toward religious behavior
The New York Times book of health : how to feel fitter, eat better, and live longer by Jane E Brody( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Your Health! Recognizing that consumers sometimes feel overwhelmed by the relentless and often conflicting stream of medical reports, New York Times health reporter Jane E. Brody and her colleagues distill the information you really need from current findings, present balanced assessments of often contradictory medical advice, and offer sensible guidelines that won't go out of date overnight. Some of the pressing--and puzzling--questions they cover include: GOOD HEALTH VERSUS BAD HABITS * What are the "seven deadly sins" that sabotage good health' WHY WEIGHT GAIN IS HEALTH'S LOSS * Which newly identified hormone helps set our weight' THE MANY BENEFITS OF EXERCISE * Which is better--running or swimming' * Is moderate exercise really good enough' THE SCIENCE OF EATING RIGHT * What do we really know about fat and health' * Can drinking alcohol help your health' VITAMINS AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTS * Is beta-carotene a washout' PROTECTING THE HEART * How does heart disease differ for men and women' * Does testosterone protect our hearts' AVERTING CANCER RISKS * How do we interpret the new genetics of breast cancer' STAGES OF LIFE * Does fetal monitoring make any difference' * Do children really need low-fat diets' * What do we really know about hormone replacement'
The New York Times book of mammals( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bu ru dong wu = Mammal by Wei de( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ke xue de pian ju by Bu luo de( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una scomoda eredità : la storia umana tra razze e genetica by Nicholas Wade( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on startling new evidence from the human genome, an explosive new account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different races are biologically different from one another. For this understandable reason, the idea has been banished from polite academic conversation. Arguing that race is more than just a social construct can get a scholar run out of town, or at least off campus, on a rail. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory. Inconveniently, as Nicholas Wade argues in A Troublesome Inheritance, the consensus view cannot be right. And in fact, we know that populations have changed in the past few thousand years?to be lactose tolerant, for example, and to survive at high altitudes. Race is not a bright-line distinction; by definition it means that the more human populations are kept apart, the more they evolve their own distinct traits under the selective pressure known as Darwinian evolution. For many thousands of years, most human populations stayed where they were and grew distinct, not just in outward appearance but in deeper senses as well. Wade, the longtime journalist covering genetic advances for The New York Times, draws widely on the work of scientists who have made crucial breakthroughs in establishing the reality of recent human evolution. The most provocative claims in this book involve the genetic basis of human social habits. What we might call middle-class social traits?thrift, docility, nonviolence?have been slowly but surely inculcated genetically within agrarian societies, Wade argues. These "values" obviously had a strong cultural component, but Wade points to evidence that agrarian societies evolved away from hunter-gatherer societies in some crucial respects. Also controversial are his findings regarding the genetic basis of traits we associate with intelligence, such as literacy and numeracy, in certain ethnic populations, including the Chinese and Ashkenazi Jews. Wade believes deeply in the fundamental equality of all human peoples. He also believes that science is best served by pursuing the truth without fear, and if his mission to arrive at a coherent summa of what the new genetic science does and does not tell us about race and human history leads straight into a minefield, then so be it. This will not be the last word on the subject, but it will begin a powerful and overdue conversation
Nōberushō no kettō by Nicholas Wade( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Before the dawn : recovering the lost history of our ancestors
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The faith instinct : how religion evolved and why it enduresPsychologists in word and imageThe Science times book of geneticsThe Science Times Book of Language and LinguisticsThe Science times book of mammalsBefore the dawn : [recovering the lost history of our ancestors]The New York Times book of geneticsThe New York Times book of fossils and evolution
Alternative Names
Landon Wade, Nicholas Michael 1942-

Ueido, N., 1942-

Wade, Nicholas

Wade, Nicholas J.

Wade, Nicholas J., 1942-

Wade, Nicholas Michael Landon 1942-

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