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  • 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 form... more...

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

    Wiley 2012; US$ 133.95

    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...

  • Mother of Godby Paul Rosolie

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie?s extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon?a tale of discovery that vividly captures the awe, beauty, and isolation of this endangered land and presents an impassioned call to save it.... more...

  • Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: a day in the life of your bodyby Jennifer Ackerman

    Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 20.99

    The acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ackerman lends her keen eye and lively voice to this marvellous exploration of the human body. Taking us through a typical day, from the arousal of the senses in the morning to the reverie of sleep and dreams, Ackerman reveals the human form as we?ve never seen it: busy, cunning, and miraculous. Advances in... more...

  • Lousy Sexby Gerald N. Callahan

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 15.95

    In Lousy Sex , Gerald Callahan explores the science of self, illustrating the immune system?s role in forming individual identity. Blending the scientific essay with deeply personal narratives, these poignant and enlightening stories use microbiology and immunology to explore a new way to answer the question, who am I? ?Self? has many definitions.... more...

  • Ascitesby Jens H. Henriksen; Søren Møller

    Biota Publishing 2013; US$ 65.00

    This volume deals with the history, aetiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, signs, prognosis, and rational treatment of ascites. During the past decade, our knowledge of the pathophysiology of ascites has increased substantially and more specific therapies are now based on aetiology and pathophysiology. It is the intention of this book to review recent... more...

  • Every Living Thingby Rob Dunn

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?If you have any interest in life beyond your own, you should read this book.? ?Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Dominant Animal   Biologist Rob Dunn?s Every Little Thing is the story of man?s obsessive quest to catalog life, from nanobacteria to new monkeys. In the tradition of E.O. Wilson, this engaging and fascinating work of popular... more...

  • Developmental Programming of Cardiovascular Diseaseby Barbara T. Alexander

    Biota Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    Numerous epidemiological studies report that birth weight is inversely associated with blood pressure, suggesting that slow growth during fetal life programs hypertension and increased risk for cardiovascular disease in later life. Different experimental models are used to provide proof of concept for the theory of developmental programming of cardiovascular... more...

  • Cannabisby Robert Clarke; Mark Merlin

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 95.00

    Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this famous plant, highlighting its historic role in the development of human societies. Cannabis has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, its edible and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive... more...

  • Klugeby Gary Marcus

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    How is it that we can recognize photos from our high school yearbook decades later, but cannot remember what we ate for breakfast yesterday? And why are we inclined to buy more cans of soup if the sign says "LIMIT 12 PER CUSTOMER" rather than "LIMIT 4 PER CUSTOMER?" In Kluge, Gary Marcus argues convincingly that our minds are not as elegantly designed... more...