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  • The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thoughtby Ron Amundson

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    Examines 200 years of scientific views on the evolution-development relationship from the perspective of evolutionary developmental biology. more...

  • The Botany of Desireby Michael Pollan

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Cooked  and  The Omnivore?s Dilemma,  one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca... more...

  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Why Evolution Is Trueby Jerry A. Coyne

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    "Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard Dawkins In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence. Yet the proof of evolution by natural selection is vast, varied, and... more...

  • The Book of Animal Ignoranceby John Mitchinson; John Lloyd

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95

    Fast on the heels of the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance comes The Book of Animal Ignorance , a fun, fact-?lled bestiary that is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere. Arranged alphabetically from aardvark to worm, here are one hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom explained, dissected, and illustrated,... more...

  • The Lost Elementsby Marco Fontani; Mariagrazia Costa; Mary Virginia Orna

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Periodic Table of Elements hasn't always looked like it does now, a well-organized chart arranged by atomic number. In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists were of the belief that the elements should be sorted by atomic weight. However, the weights of many elements were calculated incorrectly, and over time it became clear that not only did... more...

  • Built by Animalsby Mike Hansell

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 17.99

    From vast termite mounds that outstrip our own skyscrapers, to elaborate birds nests, delicate shells, and deadly spiders' traps, the constructions of the animal world can amaze and at times humble our own engineering and technology. Mike Hansell reveals the biology behind animal architecture - showing how small brains have evolved to produce complex... more...

  • Chemical Physicsby Sven Larsson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.95

    A full understanding of modern chemistry is impossible without quantum theory. Since the advent of quantum mechanics in 1925, a number of chemical phenomena have been explained, such as electron transfer, excitation energy transfer, and other phenomena in photochemistry and photo-physics. Chemical bonds can now be accurately calculated with the help... more...

  • Tree Hollows and Wildlife Conservation in Australiaby Philip Gibbons; David Lindenmayer

    CSIRO Publishing 2002; US$ 69.95

    Examines the hollow-dependent fauna of Australia, looking at the development of hollows, selection by fauna, and pests and introduced species. more...