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- Algonquin Books 2005; US$ 12.95
In The Earth Moved , Amy Stewart takes us on a journey through the underground world and introduces us to one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its impact on the ecosystem is profound. It ploughs the soil, fights plant diseases, cleans up pollution, and turns ordinary dirt into fertile land. Who knew?... more...
- Algonquin Books 2000; US$ 15.95
Amy Stewart had a simple dream. She yearned for a garden filled with colorful jumbles of vegetables and flowers. After she and her husband finished graduate school, they pulled up their Texas roots and headed west to Santa Cruz, California. With little money in their pockets, they rented a modest seaside bungalow with a small backyard. It wasn't much--a... more...
- Algonquin Books 2011; US$ 15.95
In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes?creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world?s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic,... more...
- Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 15.95
Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist , Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95
The politics of water have taken centre stage in global concerns about sustainable development. ?The Governance of Water and Sanitation in Africa? investigates a new mode of achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people who lack access to safe water and sanitation by 2015. Instead of aid delivered via deals between governments,... more...
- Algonquin Books 2017; US$ 12.95
Did you know there are zombie bugs that not only eat other bugs but also inhabit and control their bodies? There?s even a wasp that delivers a perfectly-placed sting in a cockroach?s brain and then leads the roach around by its antennae ? like a dog on a leash. Scorpions glow in ultraviolet light. Lots of bugs dine on corpses. And if you want to... more...
- Bitingduck Press 2006; US$ 29.95
The Markov Anniversary Meeting, June 12-14, 2006 was the fifth in a series of conferences devoted to the Numerical Solution of Markov Chains (NSMC). The prior four NSMC conferences were held in 1990, 1995, 1999, and 2003. The first two conferences were held in Raleigh, North Carolina, the third moved overseas to Zarazoga, Spain, and the fourth was... more...