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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 99.50
Conus is the largest genus of animals in the sea, occurring throughout the world?s tropical and subtropical oceans and contributing significantly to marine biodiversity. The shells of these marine mollusks are prized for their amazing variety and extraordinary beauty. The neurotoxic venoms they produce?injected by a hollow, harpoon-like tooth into... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95
Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is one of the most widely cited books in modern science. Yet tackling this classic can be daunting for students and general readers alike because of Darwin's Victorian prose and the complexity and scope of his ideas. The "Origin" Then and Now is a unique guide to Darwin's masterwork, making it accessible to a... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 17.00
In 2000, President Bill Clinton signaled the completion of the Human Genome Project at a cost in excess of $2 billion. A decade later, the price for any of us to order our own personal genome sequence?a comprehensive map of the 3 billion letters in our DNA?is rapidly and inevitably dropping to just $1,000. Dozens of men and women?scientists, entrepreneurs,... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00
The notion that the State of Play in the Futures Field (SoPiFF) was a topic worth considering emerged from a conversation with Sesh Velamoor, Director of the Seattle-based Foundation for the Future (FFF), at a 2006 conference at Tamkang University in Taiwan. It posed the question has futurism failed? and suggested, among other things that,... more...
- Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 33.39
Openness about sperm and egg donation and the regulation of donor anonymity or non-anonymity are new phenomena. How do affected families, clinics, and regulators deal with information about gamete donors and the donation itself? And how does this knowledge management contribute to the creation and enactment of kinship? Addressing these questions in... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 189.00
It is very clear nowadays that plants offer several opportunities for basic studies, e.g. on development and embryogenesis, and that the fundamental principles laid open contribute to the development of new tools for plant breeding. Within the scope of the present publication, the editors have had to make a difficult choice from the many important... more...
- Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 15.95
How did cranes come to symbolize matrimonial happiness? Why were magpies the only creatures that would not go inside Noah's Ark? Birds and bird imagery are integral parts of our language and culture. With her remarkable ability to dig up curious and captivating facts, Diana Wells hatches a treat for active birders and armchair enthusiasts alike.... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99
Did you know that Gorillas can catch human colds? or that cows from different regions moo in different accents? This fantastic quick-read eBook features 101 amazing facts split into categories such as record breakers, creepy crawlies, gross facts, primates and many more. So if you want to know what the fastest animal in the water is, or the disgusting... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99
Did you know that an albatross can fly fifteen million miles in a single lifetime? Or that flamingos can only eat when their heads are upside down? This fantastic quick-read eBook features 101 amazing facts split into categories such as record breakers, parrots, seabirds and many more. So if you want to know what the collective known is for thrushes,... more...