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  • 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...

  • Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dreamby Jennifer Ackerman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.95

    Did you know that you can tell time in your sleep? That women have more nightmares than men? Or that up to half of the calories you consume can be burned off simply by fidgeting? In Sex, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Dream, acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ackerman takes us on an astonishing and illuminating tour of the human body during a typical day, from... more...

  • The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mindby Julian Jaynes

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 14.99

    At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. more...

  • Applied Sport Psychologyby Brian Hemmings; Tim Holder

    Wiley 2013; US$ 175.95

    Taking a refreshingly different approach to the subject, this new textbook uses original case studies of psychological support work with individual athletes and groups to illustrate the underlying theory and inform the reader of cutting edge practice in the field. It addresses ‘real world’ issues and helps the student understand the problems... more...

  • Tree Biotechnologyby Kishan Gopal Ramawat; Jean-Michel Mérillon; M. R. Ahuja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Forest trees cover 30% of the earth's land surface, providing renewable fuel, wood, timber, shelter, fruits, leaves, bark, roots, and are source of medicinal products in addition to benefits such as carbon sequestration, water shed protection, and habitat for 1/3 of terrestrial species. However, the genetic analysis and breeding of trees has lagged... more...

  • Using the Biological Literatureby Diane Schmidt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature:... more...

  • Warm Season Turfgrass Managementby Elizabeth Ann Guertal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    The management of warm-season turfgrasses is important to golfcourse superintendents, sports turf managers, lawn care professionals, and educators. These professionals are continuously introducing new cultivars and seeking new species with qualities such as drought resistance and salt tolerance. As environmental concerns increase, the turfgrass industry... more...

  • Missing Microbesby MD Martin J. Blaser

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field's leading expert Tracing one scientist?s journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of... more...

  • Plant Abiotic Stressby Matthew A. Jenks; Paul M. Hasegawa

    Wiley 2013; US$ 199.95

    A fully revised review of the latest research in molecular basis of plant abiotic stress response and adaptation Abiotic stressors are non-living environmental stressors that can have a negative impact on a plants ability to grow and thrive in a given environment. Stressors can range from temperature stress (both extreme heat and extreme cold)... more...

  • Horticultural Reviewsby Jules Janick

    Wiley 2013; US$ 225.00

    This latest volume in the Horticultural Reviews Series presents the most recent analyses of innovations in horticultural science and technology. Covering both basic and applied research, Volume 41 incorporates a wide variety of horticultural topics including the horticulture of fruits, vegetables, nut crops, and ornamentals. Specialized researchers... more...