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- CSIRO Publishing 2009; US$ 39.95
The first book on Australian phasmids for nearly 200 years. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95
Amongst educators, scientists and policy-makers there is a growing belief that the field of education can benefit from an understanding of the brain. However, attempts to bring neuroscience and education together have often been hampered by crucial differences in concepts, language and philosophy. In this book, Paul Howard-Jones explores these differences,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
It?s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia?s Far East. The tiger isn?t just killing people, it?s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these... more...
- Profile 2009; US$ 20.41
In this stunningly original book, Richard Wrangham argues that it was cooking that caused the extraordinary transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. At the heart of Catching Fire lies an explosive new idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 44.95
Return to the Sea portrays the life and evolutionary times of marine mammals?from giant whales and sea cows that originated 55 million years ago to the deep diving elephant seals and clam-eating walruses of modern times. This fascinating account of the origin of various marine mammal lineages, some extinct, others extant but threatened, is for the... more...
- University of California Press 1998; US$ 12.95
Why does the human brain insist on interpreting the world and constructing a narrative? In this ground-breaking work, Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the world's foremost cognitive neuroscientists, shows how our mind and brain accomplish the amazing feat of constructing our past?a process clearly fraught with errors of perception, memory, and judgment.... more...