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  • Applied Dermatotoxicologyby Howard Maibach; Golara Honari

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 39.95

    Applied Dermatotoxicology: Clinical Aspects provides concise, systematic, and state-of-the-art information on the toxicological effects of substances on skin, and recent advances in dermal toxicity testing. This book specifically addresses the clinical presentations borne out of exposure to a variety of chemicals. It begins with an overview of... more...

  • The Secret Lives of Puffinsby Dominic Couzens; Mark Sisson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Puffins are among the most instantly recognisable, iconic and well loved of birds. For many they are a highlight of the UK's summer coastline and their colourful appearance, comedy antics and approachability just add to their popularity. Several 'hotspot' are attracting high levels of interest in visits to their colonies. In spite of the high level... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Evolving Animalsby Wallace Arthur

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Covering all the main animal groups, from jellyfish to mammals, this book unravels the story of animal evolution. more...

  • Five New World Primatesby John Terborgh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    Launching a new series, Monographs in Behavior and Ecology, this work is an intensive study of five species of New World monkeys--all omnivores with a diet of fruit and small prey. Notwithstanding their common diet, they differ widely in group size, social system, ranging patterns, and degree of territoriality Originally published in 1984. The ... more...

  • A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objectsby David Callahan; Dominic Mitchell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question. The book includes the objects listed below as well as many more.The range of items is international and cross-cultural.... more...

  • Proteinsby Gary Walsh

    Wiley 2014; US$ 156.95

    Proteins Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2e is a definitive source of information for all those interested in protein science, and particularly the commercial production and isolation of specific proteins, and their subsequent utilization for applied purposes in industry and medicine. Fully updated throughout with  new or fundamentally revised... more...

  • Masterminds: Genius, DNA, and the Quest to Rewrite Lifeby David Ewing Duncan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Combining myth, biography, and wit, this is a highly original depiction of cutting-edge science and its profound implications, told through the scientists who are rewriting life on earth. more...