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  • "Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbeanby Alan J. Kohn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 99.50 US$ 79.60

    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...

  • The "Origin" Then and Nowby David N. Reznick; Michael Ruse

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56

    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...

  • The $1,000 Genomeby Kevin Davies

    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...

  • The ‘State of Play’ in the Futures Fieldby Richard Slaughter

    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...

  • 10 Years Plant Molecular Biologyby R.A. Schilperoort; Leon Dure

    Springer Netherlands 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • 100 Birds and How They Got Their Namesby Diana Wells; Lauren Jarrett

    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...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Animalsby Jack Goldstein

    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...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Birdsby Jack Goldstein

    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...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Insectsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that the combined weight of all the insects in the world is twelve times greater than the weight of the entire human population? Or that it takes the pollen from around two million flowers to make just one pound of honey? This fantastic quick-read eBook features 101 amazing facts split into categories such as amazing arthropods, ants,... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Arctic Monkeysby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 3.49

    Are you the world's biggest Arctic Monkeys fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about one of the biggest bands of the era?If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are more than one hundred amazing facts about everything, from how the band got started in the music industry to their success in multiple awards ceremonies... more...