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  • The Emotional Lives of Animalsby Marc Bekoff

    New World Library 2010; US$ 15.95

    Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff?s years of experience studying patterns of social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that numerous animals have rich emotional lives. more...

  • Behavioral Genetics of the Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster)by Josh Dubnau

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 128.00 US$ 104.96

    A comprehensive portrayal of the behaviour genetics of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and the methods used in these studies. more...

  • The Marshmallow Testby Walter Mischel

    Transworld 2014; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Patient H.M.by Luke Dittrich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00

    ?Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King?* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M., a man who forever altered our understanding of how memory works?and whose treatment raises deeply unsettling questions about the human cost of scientific progress. For readers... more...

  • Fingers in the Sparkle Jarby Chris Packham

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 28.19

    Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I'd climbed through a hole in heaven's fence. An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner... more...

  • The Orb-Weaving Spiders of Canada and Alaska: (Araneae: Uloboridae, Tetragnathidae, Araneidae, Theridiosomatidae): Part 23 by H.W. Levi; P. Paquin; J.H. Redner; C.D. Dondale

    NRC Research Press 2003; US$ 42.95

    Orb-weaving spiders spin the wheel-shaped webs often seen on dewy mornings in meadows and hedges, or on the walls and the eaves of buildings. This manual provides descriptions, illustrations, and taxonomic keys for the identification of the 94 species of these spiders represented in Canada and neighboring regions. more...

  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New Afterword Why do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the ?fish with hands,? tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins,... more...

  • The Talent Codeby Daniel Coyle

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00

    What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In this groundbreaking work, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople?and everyone else?with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others. Whether you?re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano,... more...

  • When a Gene Makes You Smell Like a Fishby Lisa Seachrist Chiu; Judith A. Seachrist

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    From the gene that causes people to age prematurely to the "bitter gene" that may spawn broccoli haters, this book explores a few of the more exotic locales on the human genome, highlighting some of the tragic and bizarre ways our bodies go wrong when genes fall prey to mutation and the curious ways in which genes have evolved for our survival. While... more...

  • The Panic Virusby Seth Mnookin

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 17.00

    WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE? In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one of the most devastating health scares ever. In the... more...