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  • The Marshmallow Testby Walter Mischel

    Transworld 2014; US$ 27.24

    A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behaviour later in life? Walter Mischel?s now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification... 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...

  • Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North Americaby J. Brian Alford; Mark S. Peterson; Christopher C. Green

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the face of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on marine ecosystems.? Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters... more...

  • What Makes Olga Run?by Bruce Grierson

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 21.00

    FINALIST 2014 ? City of Vancouver Book Award Part science book, part journey into the untapped potential of the human spirit, this is the remarkable story of a 94-year-old track and field champion (not retired).      Olga Kotelko is most certainly a genetic outlier, one of those rare, blessed people whose bodies resist the degradations of age.... more...

  • Social Play in Primatesby Euclid Smith

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Social Play in Primates provides comprehensive discussions on the social aspect of play in the behavior of primates. It also presents various approaches in understanding the complex behavioral phenomenon of play. Composed of 11 chapters, the book starts by discussing the historical background of play. It also traces the development of the interest... more...

  • The Gnu's Worldby Richard D. Estes

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world?s wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing... more...

  • Infinite Mindfieldby Anthony Peake

    Watkins Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    Using information from the cutting edge of modern science, Peake presents startling evidence that the inner worlds of our mystics and shamans are as real, or possibly even more real, than the reality we experience in waking life. As his starting point, Peake examines the widespread historical belief that the mid-brain?s pine-cone shaped pineal gland... more...

  • Deepby James Nestor

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 27.00

    Our species is more profoundly connected to the sea than we ever realized, as an intrepid cadre of scientists, athletes, and explorers is now discovering. Deep follows these adventurers into the ocean to report on the latest findings about its wondrous biology ? and unimagined human abilities. more...

  • Why Size Mattersby John Tyler Bonner

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    John Tyler Bonner, one of our most distinguished and creative biologists, here offers a completely new perspective on the role of size in biology. In his hallmark friendly style, he explores the universal impact of being the right size. By examining stories ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Gulliver's Travels, he shows that humans have always been... more...

  • Built by Animalsby Mike Hansell

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 17.99

    From vast termite mounds that outstrip our own skyscrapers, to elaborate birds nests, delicate shells, and deadly spiders' traps, the constructions of the animal world can amaze and at times humble our own engineering and technology. Mike Hansell reveals the biology behind animal architecture - showing how small brains have evolved to produce complex... more...