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  • Why Don't Spiders Stick to Their Webs?by Robert Matthews

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 14.00

    Why can?t we tickle ourselves? When can you drive through the end of a rainbow? What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Is it ever possible to hurt your brain by thinking too much? Most of the great discoveries in science begin with a question. In this bestselling scientific tour of answers both cosmic and quotidian, science columnist and... more...

  • The Brainby Ammar Al-Chalabi; R. Shane Delamont; Martin R. Turner

    Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 14.95

    It has been remarked that if the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn?t. Commencing with a brief history of neuroscience, from the ancient practice of drilling holes in the head to relieve headaches to the latest results from MRI and CT scans, this accessible guide sets out to explore exactly what we do know... more...

  • The Neurotouristby Lone Frank

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 14.95

    Discover the true heart of humanity: the brain Your brain shapes your world, but you can also shape your brain. From the God helmet to the No Lie MRI, award-winning journalist Lone Frank embarks on an incredible adventure to the frontiers of neuroscience, revealing how today's top scientists are reinventing human nature, morality, happiness, health,... more...

  • Crop Physiologyby Victor O. Sadras; Daniel Calderini

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 125.00

    From climate change to farming systems to genetic modification of organisms, Crop Physiology, Second Edition provides a practical tool for understanding the relationships and challenges of successful cropping. With a focus on genetic improvement and agronomy, this book addresses the challenges of environmentally sound production of bulk and quality... more...

  • MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGYby Matthew Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 80.85

    Studies of the interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens are of major importance in plant and crop production. More than 10% of potential agricultural yield is lost to these organisms annually worldwide, and major epidemics can cause significant local economic and environmental damage. Molecular Plant Pathology... more...

  • Key Experiments in Practical Developmental Biologyby Manuel Marí-Beffa; Jennifer Knight

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 45.00

    This 2005 manual presents 27 laboratory exercises for student practical classes in developmental biology. more...

  • Naturally Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 83.95

    In these days of ever-increasing specialization, it is important to gain a broad appreciation of the subject. With this in mind, Naturally Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Biology, Botany, Nature and Zoology, Second Edition presents the largest compilation of published quotations on the natural world available so that readers can get a feel... more...

  • Perspectives in Astrobiologyby R.B. Hoover; A.Y. Rozanov; R.R. Paepe

    IOS Press 2005; US$ 168.00

    Astrobiology is the multi-disciplinary field devoted to the investigation of the origin; physical, chemical and environmental limitations; and the distribution in space and time of life on Earth and in the Cosmos. Astrobiology seeks an answer to one of the most fundamental of all questions: Is Life Restricted to Planet Earth or is Life a Cosmic Imperative?... more...

  • Biology of the Nitrogen Cycleby Hermann Bothe; Stuart Ferguson; William E. Newton

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 79.95

    This edition is for special sale to ESF-COST only. Special cover and front matter printed. Otherwise the contents are the same as ISBN 0444528571/9780444528575. Be aware: this is an adjusted version of 9780444528575. This version is called the COST version. Prelims and cover will have to be printed seperately more...

  • Lab 257by Michael C. Carroll

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds -- and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological... more...