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  • The Marshmallow Testby Walter Mischel

    Transworld 2014; US$ 27.23

    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...

  • 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...

  • Anatomy 360by Jamie Roebuck; Lorna Stevenson

    Thunder Bay Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Winner of the Gold Award in Reference from ForeWord ?s 2011 Book of the Year Awards Our bodies are a mystery to us. We may see our arms and legs move, but we have no idea how the muscles beneath look as they contract. We know that our stomachs digest food and our hearts pump blood throughout our bodies, but the images we have in our heads of these... 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...

  • Stakeholdersby Andrew L. Friedman; Samantha Miles

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 55.00

    There is extensive discussion of the concept of 'the stakeholder' in fields such as Management, Corporate Governance, Accounting and Finance, Strategy, Sociology, and Politics, and in wider public policy debate. Yet the concept is unclear, and research around it often muddled. This book provides an analysis, classification, and critique of... more...

  • Catching Fireby Richard Wrangham

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.99

    A startling new theory that the invention of cooking led to the creation of the human species more...

  • The Talent Codeby Daniel Coyle

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.24

    '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...

  • Placing Animalsby Julie Urbanik

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 28.99

    Placing Animals is the first book to survey the ways in which animals have been studied in geography. It includes both a historical overview of the development of animal geography and an assessment of the field today. Through the theme of the role of place in shaping where and why human-animal interactions occur, the chapters in turn explore the... more...