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  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New Afterword Why do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the ?fish with hands,? tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins,... more...

  • Down to Earthby Ted Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    A tour de force of writing and analysis, Down to Earth offers a sweeping history of our nation, one that for the first time places the environment at the very center of our story. Writing with marvelous clarity, historian Ted Steinberg sweeps across the centuries, re-envisioning the story of America as he recounts how the environment has played a key... more...

  • Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Cetaceansby Walter M. X. Zimmer

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    Provides basic knowledge, datasets and Matlab code allowing readers to study passive acoustic monitoring and to implement their own ideas. more...

  • Animal Architectsby James L. Gould; Carol Grant Gould

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 16.99

    From two of the world?s most distinguished experts in animal behavior, a radical, creative, and accessible new approach to understanding animal minds through the structures they build more...

  • Picturing the Book of Natureby Sachiko Kusukawa

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Because of their spectacular, naturalistic pictures of plants and the human body, Leonhart Fuchs’s De historia stirpium and Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica are landmark publications in the history of the printed book. But as Picturing the Book of Nature makes clear, they do more than bear witness to the development... more...

  • Climate Change in Prehistoryby William James Burroughs

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Weaves together climate research with anthropological and archaeological studies showing how climate change has made us who we are today. more...

  • People and Wildlife, Conflict or Co-existence?by Rosie Woodroffe; Simon Thirgood; Alan Rabinowitz

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 64.00

    This book discusses whether, and how, coexistence of people and endangered wildlife may be encouraged. more...

  • The Voyage of the Beagleby Charles Darwin

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95

    Voyage of the Beagle chronicles Charles Darwin's five years as a naturalist on board the H.M.S. Beagle. The notes and observations that he recorded in his diary included Chile, Argentina and Galapagos Islands and encompasses the ecology, geology and anthropology of the places he visits. A fascinating travel memoir the ideas that were later to evolve... more...

  • The Statistics of Gene Mappingby David Siegmund; Benjamin Yakir

    Springer 2007; US$ 169.00

    This book details the statistical concepts used in gene mapping, first in the experimental context of crosses of inbred lines and then in outbred populations, primarily humans. It presents elementary principles of probability and statistics, which are implemented by computational tools based on the R programming language to simulate genetic experiments... more...

  • On the Origin of Speciesby Charles Darwin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Darwin consolidated a lifetime of work in On the Origin of Species , compiling his discoveries from the voyage of the Beagle, his experiments, research and correspondence. He argues for the transmutation of species over time by the process of natural selection. His work laid the foundation of evolutionary biology, though when it was published it caused... more...