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  • The Viral Stormby Nathan Wolfe

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 17.99

    Dynamic young Stanford biologist Nathan Wolfe reveals the surprising origins of the world's most deadly viruses, and how we can overcome catastrophic pandemics. In The Viral Storm , award-winning biologist Nathan Wolfe tells the story of how viruses and human beings have evolved side by side through history; how deadly viruses like HIV, swine... more...

  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestorsby Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    "Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully told." FINANCIAL TIMES (LONDON) World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed... more...

  • Introduction to Cancer Biologyby Robin Hesketh

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 44.00

    A concise overview of the fundamental concepts of cancer biology for those with little or no background in the field. more...

  • Phagocytosis of Bacteria and Bacterial Pathogenicityby Joel D. Ernst; Olle Stendahl

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 168.00

    Research overview of the mechanisms of phagocytosis and how pathogenic bacteria avoid or exploit them. more...

  • Planktonby Iain M Suthers; David Rissik

    CSIRO Publishing 2009; US$ 44.95

    A comprehensive introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shoresby Mark W Denny; Steve Gaines

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 99.95

    Tidepools and rocky shores are among the most physically stressful environments on earth. When the tide is high, waves can sweep over plants and animals at velocities as high as 60 miles per hour, while at low tide, the same organisms dry up and bake in the sun. Yet despite this seeming inhospitality, tidepools and rocky shores are exceptionally complex... more...

  • The Talent Codeby Daniel Coyle

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    'Talent. You've either got it or you haven't.' Not true, actually. In The Talent Code , award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured. In the process, he considers talent at work in venues... more...

  • A Planet of Virusesby Carl Zimmer

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 12.00

    Viruses are the smallest living things known to science, yet they hold the entire planet in their sway. We are most familiar with the viruses that give us colds or the flu, but viruses also cause a vast range of other diseases, including one disorder that makes people sprout branch-like growths as if they were trees. Viruses have been a part of... more...

  • Essential Ornithologyby Graham Scott

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    Essential Ornithology provides the reader with a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of birds, one of the most widely studied taxonomic groups. The book starts with the controversial question of the dinosaur origins of birds and their subsequent evolution. Development, anatomy, and physiology are then discussed followed by chapters... more...

  • Plant Biologyby Patricia J. Rand

    Wiley 2001; US$ 12.99

    CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. Whether you need a course supplement, help preparing for a physics exam, or a concise reference for biology, CliffsQuickReview Plant Biology can help. This guide... more...