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  • Genomics of Plant Genetic Resourcesby Roberto Tuberosa; Andreas Graner; Emile Frison

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 170.66

    This book shows the pivotal role played by genomics in order to mine germplasm collections, elucidate gene function, identify superior alleles and, ultimately, release improved cultivars. It features a number of compelling case studies and examples. more...

  • Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skillsby Terry McMorris

    Wiley 2014; US$ 92.95 US$ 80.56

    An extensive update of a successful textbook on skill acquisition for sport students. Praised for its clarity of writing style and presentation the new edition will be an essential buy for those needing a practical, sport-focused introduction to the theory and application of human motor skills. more...

  • Words And Rulesby Steven Pinker

    Orion 2014; US$ 15.99

    One of the world's science superstars presents a brilliantly illuminating, entertaining and cutting-edge account of how language actually works. 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... more...

  • Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Managementby John M. Fryxell; Anthony R. E. Sinclair; Graeme Caughley

    Wiley 2014; US$ 102.95 US$ 89.22

    To understand modern principles of sustainable management and the conservation of wildlife species requires intimate knowledge about demography, animal behavior, and ecosystem dynamics. With emphasis on practical application and quantitative skill development, this book weaves together these disparate elements in a single coherent textbook for senior... more...

  • Horticultural Reviews, Volume 42by Jules Janick

    Wiley 2014; US$ 225.00 US$ 195.00

    Horticultural Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on topics in horticultural science and technology covering both basic and applied research. Topics covered include the horticulture of fruits, vegetables, nut crops, and ornamentals. These review articles, written by world authorities, bridge the gap between the specialized researcher and the... more...

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

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 13.99

    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$ 14.99

    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...

  • Defining and Measuring Natureby Jeffrey Huw Williams

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    Weights and measures form an essential part of our ingrained view of the world. It is just about impossible to function effectively without some internalized system of measurement. In this volume, I outline a history of the science of measurement, and the more...

  • Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 38by Jules Janick

    Wiley 2014; US$ 225.00 US$ 195.00

    Plant Breeding Reviews  presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The... more...

  • Planning a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciencesby Avrum I. Gotlieb

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 44.95

    Planning a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciences presents useful information, insights, and tips to those pursuing a career in the biomedical and life sciences. The book focuses on making educated choices during schooling, training, and job searching in both the academic and non-academic sectors.  The premise of Planning a Career in Biomedical... more...