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  • Tales of a Shaman's Apprenticeby Mark J. Plotkin

    Penguin Publishing Group 1994; US$ 17.00

    For thousands of years, healers have used plants to cure illness. Aspirin, the world's most widely used drug, is based on compounds originally extracted from the bark of a willow tree, and more than a quarter of medicines found on pharmacy shelves contain plant compounds. Now Western medicine, faced with health crises such as AIDS, Alzheimer's disease,... more...

  • The Wild Life of Our Bodiesby Rob Dunn

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Anthill and The Future of Life BiologistRob Dunn reveals the crucial influence that other species have upon our health,our well-being, and our world in The WildLife of Our Bodies? a fascinating tour through the hidden truths of natureand codependence. Dunn illuminates the nuanced, often imperceptible relationshipsthat exist between homo sapiens... more...

  • Dinosaursby David E. Fastovsky; David B. Weishampel; John Sibbick

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 72.00

    Fully updated, this lively and beautifully illustrated undergraduate textbook emphasizes understanding science over memorization of dinosaur facts. more...

  • The Future of the Brainby Gary Marcus; Jeremy Freeman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Including a chapter by 2014 Nobel laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser An unprecedented look at the quest to unravel the mysteries of the human brain, The Future of the Brain takes readers to the absolute frontiers of science. Original essays by leading researchers such as Christof Koch, George Church, Olaf Sporns, and May-Britt and Edvard... more...

  • The Science of Fitnessby Greg LeMond; Mark Hom

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance clearly explains the vital connection between diet and exercise in the human body. With this knowledge, you can use the right exercise and nutrition to obtain a higher quality life, prevent disease, and slow the aging process. Authored in a straightforward style and with color images throughout,... more...

  • Comparative Cognitionby Mary C. Olmstead; Valerie A. Kuhlmeier

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    Introduces cognitive processes and animal behaviour across species, integrating classic studies and contemporary research in psychology, biology and neuroscience. more...

  • Cognitive Ecology of Pollinationby Lars Chittka; James D. Thomson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 64.00

    Describes the cognitive and sensory abilities of pollinating animals and their implications for floral evolution. more...

  • Inside of a Dogby Alexandra Horowitz

    Scribner 2009; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs? perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture... more...

  • The Mind's Eyeby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    In The Mind?s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these... more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby William McDonough; Michael Braungart

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 28.99

    A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle... more...