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  • Fungi in the Environmentby Geoffrey Gadd; Sarah C. Watkinson; Paul S. Dyer

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 176.00

    This multi-disciplinary volume, written by leading international experts, gives a timely review of modern environmental mycology. more...

  • The Amboseli Elephantsby Cynthia J. Moss; Harvey Croze; Phyllis C. Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 52.00

    Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Aristotle wrote of them with awe; Hannibal used them in warfare; and John Donne called the elephant “Nature’s greatest masterpiece. . . . The only harmless great thing.” Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences... more...

  • The Gapby Thomas Suddendorf

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99

    There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals, but what exactly is the difference between our minds and theirs? In The Gap , psychologist Thomas Suddendorf provides a definitive account of what makes human minds unique and how this disparity arose. He proposes that two innovations account for all of the ways... more...

  • The Handby Frank R. Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    The Boston Globe "Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the importance of hands to our lives today as well as to the history of our species." -- The New York Times Book Review The human hand is a miracle of biomechanics, one of the most remarkable adaptations in the history of evolution. The hands of a concert pianist can elicit glorious... more...

  • Animal Weaponsby Douglas J. Emlen; David J. Tuss

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    The story behind the stunning, extreme weapons we see in the animal world--teeth and horns and claws--and what they can tell us about the way humans develop and use arms and other weapons In Animal Weapons, Doug Emlen takes us outside the lab and deep into the forests and jungles where he?s been studying animal weapons in nature for years, to... more...

  • Plant Breeding Reviews, Plant Breeding Reviewsby Jules Janick

    Wiley 2014; US$ 225.00

    Plant Breeding Reviews 38   Table of Contents 1.         Daniel Zohary: Geneticist and Explorer of Plant Domestication Giora Simchen 2.         The Use of Association Genetics Approaches in Plant Breeding María F. Álvare, Teresa Mosquera, and... more...

  • Feeding Everyone No Matter Whatby David Denkenberger; Joshua M. Pearce

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 49.95

    Feeding Everyone No Matter What presents a scientific approach to the practicalities of planning for long-term interruption to food production. The primary historic solution developed over the last several decades is increased food storage. However, storing up enough food to feed everyone would take a significant amount of time and would increase... more...

  • Ravens in Winterby Bernd Heinrich

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    ?One of the most interesting discoveries I?ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.? ? E.O. Wilson Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there didn?t appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven?s willingness to share. The more Bernd... more...

  • Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciencesby Ajaykumar Vishwakarma; Paul Sharpe; Songtao Shi; Murugan Ramalingam

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 199.95

    Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences bridges the gap left by many tissue engineering and stem cell biology titles to highlight the importance of research in this field in the dental sciences. It compiles basic embryology and developmental biology with keen focus on stem cells, basic cell and matrix biology with relevance to... more...

  • Consilienceby E. O. Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    "A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." -- The Wall Street Journal   One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for  On Human Nature  and  The Ants --gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In  Consilience   (a... more...