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  • Sustaining Lifeby Eric Chivian; Aaron Bernstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 26.99

    Foreword - E. O. Wilson. Prologue - Kofi Annan. 1. What is Biodiversity?, Stuart Pimm, Maria Alice dos Santos Alves, Eric Chivian, and Aaron Bernstein. 2. How is Biodiversity Threatened by Human Activity?, Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein. 3. Ecosystem Services, Jerry Melillo and Osvaldo Sala. 4. Medicines from Nature, David J. Newman, John Kilama,... more...

  • Measuring Behaviourby Paul Martin; Patrick Bateson

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 56.00

    An eagerly awaited updated and reorganised third edition of the market leader in behavioural analysis. 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...

  • 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...

  • Consciousness and the Brainby Stanislas Dehaene

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    WINNER OF THE 2014 BRAIN PRIZE  A breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brain How does our brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before.... more...

  • Introduction to Bryophytesby Alain Vanderpoorten; Bernard Goffinet

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 48.00

    Opens the door to the curious mind, inspiring students, from late undergraduates to post-doctoral researchers, to engage in bryological research. more...

  • Biology For Dummiesby Rene Fester Kratz; Donna Rae Siegfried

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    An updated edition of the ultimate guide to understanding biology Ever wondered how the food you eat becomes the energy your body needs to keep going? The theory of evolution says that humans and chimps descended from a common ancestor, but does it tell us how and why? We humans are insatiably curious creatures who can't help wondering how things... more...

  • Neurogastronomyby Gordon M. Shepherd

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Gordon M. Shepherd, a leading neuroscientist at Yale University, embarks on an eye-opening trip through the human brain's "flavor system," establishing the parameters of a new field: neurogastronomy. Challenging the belief that humans' sense of smell diminished as they made the leap from primate to human, Shepherd contends this sense, the main element... more...

  • The Sports Geneby David Epstein

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    The  New York Times  bestseller ? with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through... more...

  • Evolving Animalsby Wallace Arthur

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Covering all the main animal groups, from jellyfish to mammals, this book unravels the story of animal evolution. more...