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  • The Red Canaryby Tim Birkhead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Winner of the Consul Cremer Prize, The Red Canary follows the compelling quest to turn the green canary red. The creation of Dolly the sheep in the 1990s was for many people the start of a new era: the age of genetically modified animals. However, the idea was not new, for in the 1920s an amateur scientist, Hans Duncker, decided to genetically... more...

  • Speaking Mindsby Peter Baumgartner; Sabine Payr

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Few developments in the intellectual life of the past quarter-century have provoked more controversy than the attempt to engineer human-like intelligence by artificial means. Born of computer science, this effort has sparked a continuing debate among the psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers,and linguists who have pioneered--and criticized--artificial... more...

  • The Dictyostelidsby Kenneth Bryan Raper

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 74.50

    Kenneth Raper tells how dictyostelids are isolated, cultivated, and conserved in the laboratory; how myxamoebae aggregate to form multicellular pseudoplasmodia; how fructifications arise by transformation of amoeboid cells into stalk cells and spores; and how similar cells can, under certain conditions, enter a sexual phase. For each known dictyostelid... more...

  • The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeonsby Sam Kean

    Transworld 2014; US$ 29.72

    For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - strokes, seizures, infections, lobotomies, horrendous accidents, phantom limbs, Siamese twins - and see how the victims changed afterwards. In many cases their survival was miraculous, and observers marvelled at the transformations that took place when... more...

  • Why Aren't We Dead Yet?: the survivor's guide to the immune systemby Idan Ben-Barak

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 20.99

    Disease ? specifically infectious disease ? is what eventually kills the overwhelming majority of us. In fact, it?s amazing that it doesn?t get us sooner: we fight off millions of disease-causing germs every day. So how come we?re not dead yet? In this lively and accessible book, Idan Ben-Barak tells us why. He explores the immune system and what... more...

  • The Welfare of Horsesby Natalie Waran

    Springer 2002; US$ 99.00

    This is the first in a series discussing animal welfare. It describes the development of horse behaviour, and the way in which the management of them affects their welfare. The many uses of horses are considered, as are ways of improving their welfare by better training and management. more...

  • The Future of Lifeby Edward O. Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95

    One of the world?s most important scientists, Edward O. Wilson is also an abundantly talented writer who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. In this, his most personal and timely book to date, he assesses the precarious state of our environment, examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and the natural treasures we are about to lose forever.... more...

  • Recombinant Protease Inhibitors in Plantsby Dominique Michaud

    Landes Bioscience 2001; US$ 139.00

    Table of Contents: 1. Protease/inhibitor interactions in plant-pest systems: a brief overview, 2. Control of Phytophagous insect pests using serine protease inhibitors, 3. Cystatin-based control of insects, with special erference to Oryzacystatin more...

  • Statistics Explainedby Steve McKillup

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00

    Student-friendly introduction to statistics, essential for bioscience undergraduates, particularly those without a strong mathematical background. more...

  • Astrobiologyby W.B. Burton; J. M. E. Kuijpers; E. P. J. van den Heuvel; H. van der Laan; C. J. Cesarsky

    Springer 2005; US$ 139.00

    Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary research field that seeks to unravel the origin and evolution of life wherever it might exist in the Universe. This book focuses on abiogenic organic matter from the viewpoint of astronomy and planetary science and considers its potential relevance to the origins of life on Earth and elsewhere. more...