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1. Alcock J. (2001) TheTriumph of Sociobiology . Oxford University Press, Oxford

2. Ali S. (1985) The Fall of a Sparrow . Oxford University Press, Delhi

3. Ananthaswamy A. (2015) The Man Who Wasn't There. Penguin Random House , New York

4. Anderson, M. T. 2012. The Exquisite Corpse Adventure , URL: http://www.thencbla.org/Exquisite_Corpse/exquisite_home.html

5. Axelrod R. (1984) The Evolution of Co-operation (Foreword by Richard Dawkins). Basic Books Inc., New York

6. Ayala F.J. (2007) Darwin's Gift To Science and Religion . Joseph Henry Press, Washington,D.C.

7. Badcock C. (1995) PsychoDarwinism The new synthesis of Darwin and Freud. Flamingo, London

8. Barash D. (1979) Sociobiology: The Whisperings Within. Fontana/Collins, Great Britain

9. Barass R. (1978) Scientists Must Write - A guide to better writing for scientists, engineers and students (Second Edition). Chapman and Hall , London

10. Bateson P. and Martin P. (2000) Design For a Life - How Behaviour Develops. Vintage, London

11. Berg M. and Seeber B.K. (2016) Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada

12. Beteille A. (2006) Ideology and Social Science . Penguin Books, New Delhi

13. Bird K. and Sherwin M.J. (2005) American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer is a biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Vintage Books, New York

14. Birkhead T. (2012) Bird Sense - What It's Like to Be a Bird . Bloomsbury, London

15. Bonner J.T. (2002) Lives of a Biologist - Adventures in a Century of Extraordinary Science . Harvard University Press , Cambridge, Massachusetts

16. Bonner J.T. (2009) The Social Amoebae - The Biology of Cellular Slime Molds . Princeton University Press , Princeton & Oxford

17. Bonner J.T. (2013) Randomness in Evolution. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

18. Box J.F. (1978) R.A. Fisher - The Life of a Scientist. John Wiley & Sons, New York

19. Bragg M. (2003) The Adventure of English - 500 AD to 2000 The Biography of a Language. Hodder & Stoughton, Great Britain

20. Browne J. (2008) Darwin's Origin of Species - A Biography . Manjul Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. Bhopal, India

21. Carson R. (1967) Silent Spring. Fawcett World Library, New York

22. Clark R. (1968) The Life and Work of J.B.S.Haldane. Oxford University Press, Oxford

23. Costa J.T. (2006) The Other Insect Societies . The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts

24. Crick F. (1966) Of Molecules and Men. University of Washington Press, Seattle and London

25. Crick F. (1981) Life Itself -Its Origin and Nature. Simon and Schuster, New York

26. Crick F. (1988) What Mad Pursuit - A Personal View of Scientific Discovery. Basic Books, Inc., New York

27. Cronin H. (1991) The Ant and the Peacock - Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

28. Daly M. and Wilson M. (1998) The Truth About Cinderella - A Darwinian View of Parental Love. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

29. Darnell J. (2011) RNA: Life's Indispensable Molecule. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York

30. Darwin C. (1839) The Voyage of the Beagle. The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania

31. Darwin C. (1890) The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. John Murray, London

32. Darwin C. (1964) On the Origin of Species. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

33. Das B.Ed. (2016) Arting Science. IISc Press, Bangalore

34. Dawkins R. (1986) The Blind Watchmaker. Longman Scientific & Technical, England

35. Dawkins R. (1989) The Selfish Gene (New Edition). Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York

36. Dawkins R. (2004) The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution. Weidenfeld & Nicolson , London

37. Dawkins R. (2013) An Appetite for Wonder - The Making of a Scientist . Bantham Books , Great Britain

38. Dawkins R. (2015) Brief Candle in the Dark. HarperCollins Publishers, New York

39. Day R.A. (1989) How to Write, Publish a Scientific Paper (Third Edition). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

40. Dennett D.C. (2013) Intuition Pumps and Other Tools For Thinking. W.W. Norton & Company , New York, London

41. Diamond J.M. (1991) The Rise And Fall of The Third Chimpanzee. Vintage Books, London

42. Diamond J.M. (1998) Guns, germs, and steel - A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years . Vintage, London

43. Dugatkin L.A. (2006) The Altruism Equation - Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness . Princeton University Press , Princeton and Oxford

44. Durant W. (1953) The Story of Philosophy - The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers. Pocket Books , New York

45. Dyson F.J. (1985) Origins of Life. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

46. Eastwood J. (1994) Oxford Guide to English Grammar. Oxford University Press, Oxford

47. Ehrlich P.R. and Ehrlich A.H. (1981) Extinction: The Causes and Consequences of the Disappearance of Species. Ballantine Books, New York

48. Ehrlich P.R. and Ehrlich A.H. (2008) The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. Island Press, New York

49. Emlen D.J. (2014) Animal Weapons - The Evolution of Battle . Picador, New York

50. Evans H.E. (1968) Life on a Little-known Planet. E.P.Dutton & Co., Inc, New York

51. Evans H.E. (1985) Wasp Farm. Cornell University Press., Ithaca

52. Fabre J.H. (1993) Insect Behaviour. Discovery Publishing House, New Delhi

53. Feynman R.P. (1985) "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" - Adventures of a Curious Character. Bantam Books, New York

54. Feynman R.P. (1989) "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" - Further Adventures of a Curious Character. Bantam Books, New York

55. Feynman R.P. (1999) The pleasure of finding things out : the best short works of Richard P. Feynman. Basic Books, New York

56. Fossey D. (1983) Gorillas In the Mist. Houghton Mifflin Company , Houston, New York

57. Fowler H.W. (1926) A Dictionary of Modern English Usage. Oxford University Press , Oxford, New York

58. Fowler H.W. and Fowler F.G. (1931) The King's English . Oxford University Press , Oxford, New York

59. Frazzetto G. (2013) How We Feel - What Neuroscience Can - and Can't Tell us about Our Emotions. Doubleday, London

60. Frisch K.v. (1971) Bees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses, and Language. Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London

61. Gaarder J. (1994) Sophie's World - A Novel about the History of Philosophy (Translated by Paulette Møller). Berkeley Books , New York

62. Gadagkar R. (1997) Survival Strategies - Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies. Harvard University Press and Universities Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Hyderabad, India

63. Gadagkar R. (2001) The Social Biology of Ropalidia marginata - Toward Understanding the Evolution of Eusociality. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, xiii +368pp.

64. Garg A. and Garg S. (2003) A Word A Day . John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey

65. Goodall J. (1988) In The Shadow of Man (Revised Edition). Houghton Mifflin Company, Buston

66. Gopnik A. (2016) The Gardener and the Carpenter: what the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship between Parents and Children . Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

67. Griffin D.R. (1994) Animal Minds. The University of Chicago Press., Chicago & London

68. Haldane J.B.S. (1985) On Being the Right Size: And Other Essays. Oxford University Press, Oxford (Ed.)

69. Hawking S. (1998) A Brief History of Time. Bantam, New York

70. Heinrich B. (1979) Bumblebee Economics. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

71. Hoffmann P.M. (2012) Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos. Basic Books, New York

72. Hrdy S.B. (1977) The Langurs of Abu - Female and Male Strategies of Reproduction . Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts,USA

73. Hrdy S.B. (1981) The Woman That Never Evolved. Harvard University Press., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

74. Hrdy S.B. (1999) Mother Nature - Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species. Ballantine Books, New York

75. Hrdy S.B. (2009) Mothers and Others - The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding . The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press , Cambridge, Massachusetts

76. Hubbell S.P. (2001) The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography (Monographs in Population Biology). Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford

77. Hunt J.H. (2007) The Evolution of Social Wasps - With a Foreword by Raghavendra Gadagkar . Oxford University Press , Oxford

78. Isaacson W. (2007) Einstein - His Life and Universe . Simon & Schuster Paperbacks , New York

79. Ito J. and Howe J. (2016) Whiplash - How to Survive Our Faster Future. Grand Central Publishing , New York & Boston

80. Jablonka E. and Lamb M.J. (2005) Evolution in Four Dimensions - Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts

81. Joshi Y. (2003) Communicating in Style. teri - The Energy and Resources Institute , Delhi

82. Kandel E.R. (2006) In Search of Memory - The Emergence of a New Science of Mind . W.W.Norton & Company , New York, London

83. Kehlmann D. (2007) Measuring the World . Quercus , London

84. Keller L. and Gordon E. (2009) The Lives of Ants . Oxford University Press , Oxford, New York

85. Krebs J.R. and Davies N.B.E. (1997) Behavioural Ecology - An Evolutionary Approach (Fourth Edition). Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, London

86. Kuhn T.S. (1970) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Second Edition). The University of Chicago Press, Chicago

87. Latour B. and Woolgar S. (1986) Laboratory Life - The Construction of Scientific Facts . Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey

88. Lieberman J.A. (2015) Shrinks - The Untold Story of Psychiatry. Little, Brown and Company, New York

89. Lindauer M. (1967) Communication among Social Bees. Altheneum, New York

90. Lorenz K. (1952) King Solomon's Ring - New Light on Animal Ways . Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York

91. Malthus T. (1798) An Essay on the Principle of Population - An Essay on the Principle of Population, as it Affects the Future Improvement of Society with Remarks on the Speculations of Mr. Godwin, M. Condorcet, and Other Writers. Printed for J. Johnson, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, London

92. Martin P. and Bateson P. (1987) Measuring Behaviour - An Introductory Guide. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

93. Martin R. (2013) How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction. Basic Books, New York

94. Maynard Smith J. (1986) The Problems of Biology. Oxford University Press, Oxford

95. Maynard Smith J. (1993) The Theory of Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

96. Mayr E. (1991) One Long Argument - Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought. Penguin Books, London

97. Medawar J. (1991) A Very Decided Preference : Life with Peter Medawar. Oxford University Press, Oxford

98. Medawar P.B. (1979) Advice to a Young Scientist . Harper & Row , New York

99. Medawar P.B. (1986) Memoir of a Thinking Radish. Oxford University Press, Oxford

100. Medawar P.B. and Medawar J.S. (1983) Aristotle to Zoos - A Philosophical Dictionary of Biology. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

101. Miller J.C. and van Loon B. (1982) Darwin For Beginners. Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative Society Ltd., London

102. Monod J. (1979) Chance and Necessity : An Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology. William Collins Sons & Co Ltd., Glasgow

103. Moore R. (1965) The Coil of Life - The Story of the Great Discoveries in the Life Sciences . DELL Publishing Co., New York

104. Morowitz H.J. (1979) The Wine of Life and Other Essays on Societies, Energy & Living Things . Bantam Books, Inc. New York

105. Mukherjee S. (2010) The Emperor of All Maladies - A Biography of Cancer . Scribner - A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York

106. Mukherjee S. (2016) The Gene - An Intimate History. Allen Lane (Penguin Group), London

107. Nasar S. (1998) A Beautiful Mind - The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash. Simon & Schuster, New York

108. Nesbit T. (2014) The Wives of Los Alamos. Bloomsbury USA, New York

109. Nesse R.M. and Williams G.C. (1996) Evolution and Healing - The New Science of Darwinian Medicine. Phoenix, London

110. Nowak M.A. and Highfield R. (2011) SuperCooperators - Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed . Free Press , New York, London

111. Nuland S.B. (1995) How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter. Vintage Books, New York

112. Oldroyd B.P. and Wongsiri S. (2006) Asian Honey Bees - Biology, Conservation and Human Interactions . Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts,USA

113. Phillips K. (1994) Tracking the Vanishing Frogs : An Ecological Mystery. Penguin Books U.S.A. Inc., New York

114. Pinker S. (2011) The Better Angels of Our Nature - The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes . Viking Penguin , New York

115. Ridley M. (1985) The Problems of Evolution. Oxford University Press, Oxford

116. Russell B. (1953) The Impact of Science on Society . AMS Press, Inc., New York

117. Scerri E. (2007) The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance. Oxford University Press, Oxford, USA

118. Seeley T.D. (1985) Honeybee Ecology : A Study of Adaptation in Social Life. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey

119. Seeley T.D. (1995) The Wisdom of the Hive : The Social Physiology of Honey Bee Colonies. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

120. Shubin N. (2013) The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People. Pantheon Books, New York

121. Skloot R. (2010) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Crown Publishing Company, New York

122. Snow C.P. (1998) The Two Cultures. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

123. Strunk W.Jr. and White E.B. (2000) The Elements of Style (With Revisions, an Introduction, and a Chapter on Writing by E.B.White). Longman Publishers, New York

124. Suri G. and Bal H.S. (2007) A Certain Ambiguity = A Mathematical Novel. Princeton University Press , Princeton

125. Sykes B. (2004) Adam's Curse - A Future Without Men. Corgi Books , London

126. Thomas L. (1974) The Lives of a Cell : Notes of a Biology Watcher. Bantam Books, Inc., Toronto

127. Thorpe W.H. (1979) The Origins and Rise of Ethology : The Science of the Natural Behaviour of Animals. Heinemann Educational Books Ltd., London and Praeger Publishers, New York

128. Truss L. (2004) Eats, Shoots & Leaves - The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation . Profile Books Ltd, London

129. Van Lawick H. (1976) SOLO : The Story of an African Wild Dog Puppy and her Pack. Fontana/Collins, Great Britain

130. Watson J.D. (1970) The Double Helix : A personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA. Penguin Books Ltd., England

131. Weiner J. (1995) The Beak of the Finch. Vintage, London

132. Wendland C.R. (2010) A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School. University of Chicago Press, Chicago

133. Williams G.C. (1966) Adaptation and Natural Selection - A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought . Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey

134. Wilson D.S. (2007) Evolution For Everyone - How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives . Delta Trade Paperbacks , New York

135. Wilson E.O. (1990) Success and Dominance in Ecosystems: The Case of the Social insects (Ed. O.Kinne). Ecology Institute, Nordbünte, Germany

136. Wilson E.O. (1994) Naturalist. Island Press/ Shearwater Books , Washington, D.C. and Covelo, California

137. Wilson E.O. (1996) In search of nature. Island Press, Washington

138. Wilson E.O. (1999) Consilience - The Unity of Knowledge . Vintage Books, New York

139. Wilson E.O. (2010) Anthill - A Novel . W.W.Norton & Company , New York

140. Wilson E.O. (2012) The Social Conquest of Earth . W.W.Norton & Company, New York

141. Wilson E.O. (2013) Letters to a Young Scientist . Liveright Publishing Corporation , New York, London

142. Wilson E.O. (2014) The Meaning of Human Existence. Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York

143. Wilson E.O. (2016) Half-Earth - Our Planet's Fight for Life . W.W.Norton & Company Ltd., New York, London           

144. Winston M.L. (1992) Killer Bees - The Africanized Honey Bee in the Americas. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

145. Wrangham R. (2009) Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human. Basic Books, New York

146. Zahavi A. and Zahavi A. (1997) The Handicap Principle - A Missing Piece of Darwin's Puzzle. Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York

147. Ziegler A. (2011) Photograph 51 (Play). Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York

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