Masters of the Planet The Search for Our Human Origins

Fifty thousand years ago — merely a blip in evolutionary time — our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their...

Paleontology A Brief History of Life

Ian Tattersall, a highly esteemed figure in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and paleontology, leads a fascinating tour of the history of life and the evolution of human...

A Natural History of Beer

A celebration of beer-its science, its history, and its impact on human culture What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian...

A Natural History of Wine

An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on...

Stepping-Stones A Journey through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne

The cave art of France's Dordogne region is world-famous for the mythology and beauty of its remarkable drawings and paintings. These ancient images of lively bison, horses, and...