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  • From Genes to Animal Behaviorby Miho Inoue-Murayama; Shoji Kawamura; Alexander Weiss

    Springer 2011; US$ 259.00

    The biological and genetic bases of behavioral diversity have long been topics of study within many disciplines, including evolutionary biology, genetics, ethology, sociobiology, and comparative psychology, but only relatively recently have attempts been made to bring these different approaches together. This volume covers a wide range of interdisciplinary... more...

  • The Forever Fixby Ricki Lewis

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Fascinating narrative science that explores the next frontier in medicine and genetics through the very personal prism of the children and families gene therapy has touched. Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly blind from a hereditary disorder when his sight was restored through a delicate procedure that made medical history. Like something from... more...

  • The Hot Zoneby Richard Preston

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 7.99

    The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak... more...

  • The Art of Being a Scientistby Roel Snieder; Ken Larner

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    A hands-on guide for graduate students, junior researchers and mentors for perfecting the practical skills needed for a successful research career. more...

  • Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitableby Paul G. Falkowski

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    For almost four billion years, microbes had the primordial oceans all to themselves. The stewards of Earth, these organisms transformed the chemistry of our planet to make it habitable for plants, animals, and us. Life?s Engines takes readers deep into the microscopic world to explore how these marvelous creatures made life on Earth possible?and... more...

  • Anatomy and Physiology For Dummiesby Maggie Norris; Donna Rae Siegfried

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99

    Learn about the human body from the inside out Every year, more than 100,000 degrees are completed in biology or biomedical sciences. Anatomy and physiology classes are required for these majors andothers such as life sciences and chemistry, and alsofor students on a pre-med track.These classesalsoserve as valuable electives because of the... more...

  • Ecologyby Michael Begon; Colin R. Townsend; John L. Harper

    Wiley 2009; US$ 100.00

    Begon, Townsend, and Harper's Ecology has long been regarded as the definitive textbook on all aspects of ecology. This new edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, from the first principles of ecology to the current state of the field, and aims to improve students' preparedness to address the environmental problems of the new millennium.... 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...

  • Herbicides and Plant Physiologyby Andrew H. Cobb; John P. H. Reade

    Wiley 2011; US$ 89.95

    Herbicides make a spectacular contribution to modern crop production. Yet, for the development of more effective and safer agrochemicals, it is essential to understand how these compounds work in plants and their surroundings. This expanded and fully revised second edition of Herbicides and Plant Physiology provides a comprehensive and up-to-date... more...

  • English for Presentations at International Conferencesby Adrian Wallwork

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    Good presentation skills are key to a successful career in academia. This book is the first guide to giving presentations at international conferences specifically written for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and with examples taken from real presentations, you will learn how... more...