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  • Archimedes to Hawkingby Clifford Pickover

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    This marvelous volume takes the reader on a journey across the centuries as it explores eponymous physical laws--from Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy and Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our everyday lives and our understanding of the... more...

  • Biological Diversityby Paul Hatcher; Nick Battey

    Wiley 2011; US$ 94.95 US$ 82.29

    Biological Diversity takes a fresh, innovative approach to the teaching of biodiversity. Rather than detailing and cataloguing the major taxa and their evolutionary relationships, the authors have selected 18 groups of organisms and used these as a framework in which to discuss the species and their interactions with man and each other. There is... more...

  • In Our Handsby M.D. Arnold Arem

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 8.99

    The hand and its relationship to human identity Over the twenty years that Arnold Arem has worked as a reconstructive hand surgeon, he has reflected on the impact of living with pain and questions of psychic well-being in the face of crippling injury and physical deformity. He has helped many patients through his mixture of technical skill and... more...

  • North American Wildland Plants, Second Editionby James Stubbendieck; Stephan L. Hatch; Neal M. Bryan

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 35.00

    North American Wildland Plants contains descriptions of the salient characteristics of the most important wildland plants of North America. This comprehensive reference assists individuals with limited botanical knowledge as well as natural resource professionals in identifying wildland plants. The two hundred species of wildland plants in this book... more...

  • Plant Transformation Technology Revolution in Last Three Decades - Vol. 1by Yinghui Dan; David Ow

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 39.00

    Plant transformation technology has played a critical role in advancing biotechnology and fundamental research and evolved as a science. This book describes the breakthrough technologies in all aspects of plant transformation in the last 27 years, which have been contributed by the world leading experts in the field. This e-book is one of the first... more...

  • Process Monitoring and Quality by Design for Biotechnology Productsby Neslihan Delacruz

    Biota Publishing 2010; US$ 30.00

    Traditional pharmaceutical development is an unwieldy process requiring extensive experimentation and long lead times before process scientists can fully understand the effect that process parameters such as pH, temperature, cell viability, or process yield may have on the product acceptability. Implementation of quality by design is a science-based... more...

  • Bonkby Mary Roach

    Canongate Books 2008; US$ 13.29

    Few things are as fundamental to human happiness as sex, and few writers are as entertaining about the subject as Mary Roach. Can a woman think herself to orgasm? Is your penis three inches longer than you think? Why doesn't Viagra help women - or, for that matter, pandas? Does orgasm boost fertility? Or cure hiccups? The study of sexual physiology... more...

  • A Matter of Life and Deathby Sue Armstrong

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 14.13

    A Matter of Life and Death tells fascinating stories of mysterious illnesses and miraculous scientific breakthroughs. But it is also crammed full of extraordinary characters ? from the forensic anthropologist with his own Body Farm in Tennessee to the doctor who had a heart-and-lung transplant and ended up using her own lungs for research. more...

  • That's Not in My Science Bookby Kate Kelly

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    The follow-on to the best-selling That's Not in My American History Book explains in everyday language both the ordinary and the bizarre technological marvels that we take for granted and the laws of nature that serve as the baseline for life on earth. Beginning with clear, concise, and entertaining descriptions of the important discoveries that... more...

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviationby Dilys Roe; Joanna Elliott; Chris Sandbrook; Matt Walpole

    Wiley 2012; US$ 88.95 US$ 77.09

    Biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation are both important societal goals demanding increasing international attention. While they may seem to be unrelated, the international policy frameworks that guide action to address them make an explicit assumption that conserving biodiversity  will help to tackle global poverty. Part of the ... more...