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  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New Afterword Why do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the ?fish with hands,? tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins,... more...

  • Seaweed Ecology and Physiologyby Catriona L. Hurd; Paul J. Harrison; Kai Bischof; Christopher S. Lobban

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    A synthesis of concepts and examples of how physiological processes influence seaweed communities worldwide, authored by experts in the field. more...

  • What a Plant Knowsby Daniel Chamovitz

    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...

  • Biological Exuberanceby Bruce Bagemihl

    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...

  • Hobby Hydroponics, Second Editionby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    Hydroponics as a hobby can provide enjoyment, stress relief, and the gratification of creating your own fresh, pesticide-free garden. The increased interest in hobby hydroponics over the last 30 years has created market demand and, therefore, widespread availability of small-scale hydroponic units. Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition is a guide to... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity?s creation and evolution?a #1 international bestseller?that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ?human.? One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet... more...

  • Our Inner Apeby Frans de Waal

    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...

  • The Male Brainby Louann Md Brizendine

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.99

    From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling male brain.   Dr. Louann Brizendine, the founder of the first clinic in the country to study gender differences in brain, behavior, and hormones, turns her attention to the male brain, showing... 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...

  • Head Casesby Michael Paul Mason

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 16.99

    Head Cases takes us into the dark side of the brain in an astonishing sequence of stories, at once true and strange, from the world of brain damage. Michael Paul Mason is one of an elite group of experts who coordinate care in the complicated aftermath of tragic injuries that can last a lifetime. On the road with Mason, we encounter survivors of... more...