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  • Marine Biologyby Philip V. Mladenov

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The marine environment is the largest, most important, and yet most mysterious habitat on our planet. It contains more than 99% of the world's living space; produces half of its oxygen; plays a critical role in regulating its climate; and supports a remarkably diverse and exquisitely adapted array of life forms, from microscopic viruses, bacteria,... more...

  • The Mediterranean Regionby Jacques Blondel; James Aronson; Jean-Yves Bodiou

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 64.99

    It is becoming clear that the Mediterranean region is one of the "hottest" of the biodiversity hotspots on the planet. There is also an increasing concern for the conservation, adaptive management, and restoration of the unique natural ecosystems and cultural landscapes that characterize this area. The region's biological and cultural... more...

  • Plasticity, Robustness, Development and Evolutionby Patrick Bateson; Peter Gluckman

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 39.00

    The first book to clarify the relationship between plasticity and robustness in the context of development and evolution. more...

  • Laughterby Robert R. Provine

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 12.99

    Do men and women laugh at the same things? Is laughter contagious? Has anyone ever really died laughing? Is laughing good for your health? Drawing upon ten years of research into this most common-yet complex and often puzzling-human phenomenon, Dr. Robert Provine, the world's leading scientific expert on laughter, investigates such aspects of... more...

  • Bacteriaby Sebastian G.B. Amyes

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life as we know it, and they are still the most prolific living organisms. They inhabit every part of the Earth's surface, its ocean depths, and even terrains such as boiling hot springs. They are most familiar as agents of disease, but benign bacteria are critical to the... more...

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromeby Marie C. Elie; Donna Carden

    Biota Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a complex disorder associated with rapidly progressive lung inflammation, non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, hypoxemic respiratory failure and one or more well-defined risk factors including sepsis and severe trauma. Since its original description in 1967, experimental and clinical evidence has provided... more...

  • Weather and Bird Behaviourby Norman Elkins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    This classic Poyser title , now in its third revised edition, discusses in depth the various ways in which weather conditions influence bird behaviour. Weather conditions affect food and water availability, decisions about when and how to migrate, timing and success of reproduction, flight style, and physical comfort . Birds display many adaptations... more...

  • The Bone Readersby Claudio Tunis; Richard Gillespie; Cheryl Jones

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.81

    Eminent scientists set the record straight for readers puzzled by the myriad of claims and counterclaims about Australia's prehistory, arguing that many popular theories are based on misinterpretation or outright distortion of scientific evidence. more...

  • Plant Analysis: An Interpretation Manualby D Reuter; JB Robinson

    CSIRO Publishing 1997; US$ 120.00

    An easily accessible compilation of data summarising the range of nutrient concentration limits for crops, pastures, vegetables, fruit trees, vines, ornamentals and forest species. more...

  • Diving and Asphyxiaby Robert Elsner; Brett Gooden

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 28.00

    This book concerns the comparative physiological adaptations of vertebrate animals, especially mammals, to cessation of breathing. more...