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  • 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...

  • Words And Rulesby Steven Pinker

    Orion 2014; US$ 20.79

    How does language work? How do children learn their mother tongue? Why do languages change over time, making Chaucer's English almost incomprehensible? Steven Pinker explains the profound mysteries of language by picking a deceptively simple single phenomenon and examining it from every angle. That phenomenon - the existence of regular and irregular... more...

  • Identically Differentby Tim Spector

    Overlook 2014; US$ 10.99

    If you share most of the same genetic material, what makes you so different from your siblings? How much are the things you choose to do everyday determined by your genes and how much is your own free will? Drawing on his own cutting-edge research of identical twins, leading geneticist Tim Spector shows us how the same upbringing, the same environment,... more...

  • Words And Rulesby Steven Pinker

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    How does language work? How do children learn their mother tongue? Why do languages change over time, making Chaucer's English almost incomprehensible? Steven Pinker explains the profound mysteries of language by picking a deceptively simple single phenomenon and examining it from every angle. That phenomenon - the existence of regular and irregular... more...

  • Postharvest Decayby Silvia Bautista-Banos

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 149.95

    Written by a diverse group of research professionals, Postharvest Decay: Control Strategies is aimed at a wide audience, including researchers involved in the study of postharvest handling of agricultural commodities, and undergraduate and graduate students researching postharvest topics. Growers, managers, and operators working at packinghouses... more...

  • Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP) for Food Processing Operationsby Tatiana Koutchma

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 39.95

    Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure (HPP) for Food Processing Operations presents commercial benefits of HPP technology for specific processing operations in the food industry, including raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) meat processing, dairy and seafood products, drinks and beverages, and other emerging processes. The book presents high hydrostatic... more...

  • What on Earth?by Quentin Wheeler; Sara Pennak

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    A chameleon so tiny it can fit on your thumbnail? A spider named after David Bowie? A fungus that turns ants into zombies? What on Earth? What on Earth? is a compendium of the 100 coolest, weirdest, and most intriguing new species of this century as determined by the International Institute for Species Exploration. From animals to plants, fossils... more...

  • Emerging Technologies for Food Processingby Da-Wen Sun

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 174.95

    The second edition of Emerging Technologies in Food Processing presents essential, authoritative, and complete literature and research data from the past ten years. It is a complete resource offering the latest technological innovations in food processing today, and includes vital information in research and development for the food processing industry.... more...

  • Why Don't Spiders Stick to Their Webs?by Robert Matthews

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 14.00

    Why can?t we tickle ourselves? When can you drive through the end of a rainbow? What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Is it ever possible to hurt your brain by thinking too much? Most of the great discoveries in science begin with a question. In this bestselling scientific tour of answers both cosmic and quotidian, science columnist and... more...

  • The Neurotouristby Lone Frank

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 14.95

    Discover the true heart of humanity: the brain Your brain shapes your world, but you can also shape your brain. From the God helmet to the No Lie MRI, award-winning journalist Lone Frank embarks on an incredible adventure to the frontiers of neuroscience, revealing how today's top scientists are reinventing human nature, morality, happiness, health,... more...