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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.95
John Ratey, bestselling author and clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, here lucidly explains the human brain?s workings, and paves the way for a better understanding of how the brain affects who we are. Ratey provides insight into the basic structure and chemistry of the brain, and demonstrates how its systems shape our perceptions,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
What is the biological reason for gossip? For laughter? For the creation of art? Why do dogs have curly tails? What can microbes tell us about morality? These and many other questions are tackled by renowned evolutionist David Sloan Wilson in this witty and groundbreaking new book. With stories that entertain as much as they inform, Wilson outlines... more...
- Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2011; US$ 45.00
After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 14.99
How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect?s tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they actually remember the weather? For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form?from Charles Darwin?s early fascination with stems to Seymour Krelborn?s distorted... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 30.99
A Publishers Weekly Best Book One of the New York Public Library's "25 Books to Remember" for 1999 Homosexuality in its myriad forms has been scientifically documented in more than 450 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and other animals worldwide. Biological Exuberance is the first comprehensive account of the subject, bringing... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 59.95
Bioinformatics for Beginners provides a coherent and friendly treatment of bioinformatics for any student or scientist within biology who has not routinely performed bioinformatic analysis. The book discusses relevant principles needed to understand the theoretical underpinnings of bioinformatic analysis, and demonstrates with examples targeted... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 57.50
All living things are remarkably complex, yet their DNA is unstable, undergoing countless random mutations over generations. Despite this instability, most animals do not grow two heads or die, plants continue to thrive, and bacteria continue to divide. Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems tackles this perplexing paradox. The book explores... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 25.59
Were you always curious about biology but were afraid to sitthrough long hours of dense reading? Did you like the subject whenyou were in high school but had other plans after you graduated?Now you can explore the human genome and analyze DNA without everleaving your desktop! Bioinformatics For Dummies is packed with valuableinformation that introduces... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
Visit the author's Web site at www.ourinnerape.com It?s no secret that humans and apes share a host of traits, from the tribal communities we form to our irrepressible curiosity. We have a common ancestor, scientists tell us, so it?s natural that we act alike. But not all of these parallels are so appealing: the chimpanzee, for example, can be as... more...