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  • Comets and the Origin of Lifeby Janaki Wickramasinghe; Chandra Wickramasinghe; William Napier

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 59.00

    The idea that comets may be connected with the origin of life on Earth was considered heresy a few decades ago, with scientists shying away from this possibility as if from a medieval superstition. However the case that comets may have contributed at least the complex organic building blocks of life has become very strong, and mechanisms have now been... more...

  • Animal Andrologyby P. J. Chenoweth; S. P. Lorton

    CABI 2014; US$ 240.00

    Understanding animal andrology is fundamental to optimising genetic breeding traits in domestic and wild animals. This book provides extensive coverage of male reproductive biology, discussing the essentials of sperm production, harvest and preservation before covering the applications to a range of animals including cattle, horses, pigs, small ruminants,... more...

  • Biological Systemsby Jacques Ricard

    Bentham Science Publishers 2014; US$ 59.00

    The exponential increase in computing power in the late twentieth century has allowed researchers to gather, process and analyze large volumes of information and construct rational paradigms of systems. Life sciences are no exception and computing advances have led to the birth of fields such as functional genomics and bioinformatics and facilitated... more...

  • Mapping Human Historyby Steve Olson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    150,000 years of human existence have passed, and yet what do we really know about our history before the advent of writing? Some of the most momentous events - including our origins, our migrations across the globe, and our acquisition of language - were lost in the darkness of 'prehistory'. But at last geneticists and other scientists are piecing... more...

  • The Handy Biology Answer Bookby Patricia Barnes-Svarney; Thomas E. Svarney

    Visible Ink Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Gene Therapy. DNA Profiling. Cloning. Stem Cells. Super Bugs. Botany. Zoology. Sex. The study of life and living organisms is ancient, broad, and ongoing. The thoroughly revised and completely updated second edition of The Handy Biology Answer Book examines, explains, and traces mankind?s understanding of this important topic. From the newsworthy... more...

  • Photographic Guide to Tracks & Tracking in Southern Africaby Louis Liebenberg

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2014; US$ 10.00

    A photographic guide to tracks and tracking with clear and detailed illustrations of more than 110 animal tracks. more...

  • Dreams of Earth and Skyby Freeman Dyson

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    In this sequel to The Scientist as Rebel (2006), Freeman Dyson?whom The Times of London calls ?one of the world?s most original minds??celebrates openness to unconventional ideas and ?the spirit of joyful dreaming? in which he believes that science should be pursued. Throughout these essays, which range from the creation of the Royal Society in... more...

  • Dinosaurs by the Decades: A Chronology of the Dinosaur in Science and Popular Cultureby Randy Moore

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    This exhaustive, up-to-date book contains more than 2,000 entries about dinosaurs and dinosaur-related topics. It provides not only detailed information about their discovery, underlying science, and recent technologies and theories but also encompasses all of the facets of dinosaurs in society?for example, their use in consumer marketing and promotion,... more...

  • Applied Plant Virologyby C. Wilson

    CABI 2014; US$ 75.00

    Written for advanced undergraduate students, this book is a practical, in-depth guide to plant virology. Beginning with an introduction to viruses and their classification, the text describes virus pathology, including how viruses enter and move through plant cells and induce disease. Subsequent chapters discuss how viruses spread in the field and... more...

  • 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Moheb Costandi

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    Neuroscience is one of the most fascinating and complex areas of scientific research, with new advances being made every day. In 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know, Mo Costandi condenses all we know about the brain and how it works into series of introductions to the most important concepts. Outlining both long-standing theories - such... more...