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  • 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...

  • The Non-Local Universeby Robert Nadeau; Menas Kafatos

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 19.99

    Classical physics states that physical reality is local, or that a measurement at one point in space cannot cannot influence what occurs at another beyond a fairly short distance. Until recently this seemed like an immutable truth in nature. However, in 1997 experiments were conducted in which light particles (photons) originated under certain conditions... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • Sperm Warsby Robin Baker

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 16.95

    Published to acclaim and controversy a decade ago, Sperm Wars is a revolutionary thesis about sex that turned centuries-old biological assumptions on their head. Evolution has programmed men to conquer and monopolize women while women, without ever knowing they are doing it, seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. ... more...

  • Druggedby Richard J. Miller

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    "Morphine," writes Richard J. Miller, "is the most significant chemical substance mankind has ever encountered." So ancient that remains of poppies have been found in Neolithic tombs, it is the most effective drug ever discovered for treating pain. "Whatever advances are made in medicine," Miller adds, "nothing could... more...

  • Environmental Health Ethicsby David B. Resnik

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Environmental Health Ethics illuminates the conflicts between protecting the environment and promoting human health. 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...

  • Stolen Honorby Katherine Ewing

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    An examination of Muslim men, focusing on the stereotypes and stigma these men face, the cultural roots of these prejudices, and the effect on assimilation and possible citizenship, through an ethnography of Turkish immigrants in Germany. more...

  • Birds of Australiaby Iain Campbell; Sam Woods; Nick Leseberg; Geoff Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a... more...

  • Epidemiology and Cultureby James A. Trostle

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    This book reveals unexamined assumptions and shows how sociocultural context influences measurement of disease. more...