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  • Discovering Aboriginal Plant Useby Philip A. Clarke

    Rosenberg Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    The author argues that we can better understand a people if we know how they see and use plants. In Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use, Clarke dips into his field journals to provide a rich account of journeys, as both anthropologist and ethnobotanist, that span the temperate, arid and tropical zones of Australia and neighbouring landmasses. He describes... 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...

  • Defining and Measuring Natureby Jeffrey Huw Williams

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 60.00

    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 origin of the International System of Units ('SI'). The simplicity and coherence of the Metric... more...

  • Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinasby Albert E. Radford; C. Ritchie Bell; Harry E. Ahles

    The University of North Carolina Press 1968; US$ 39.99

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  • 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...

  • The Bald Eagleby Jon M. Gerrard; Gary R. Bortolotti

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 16.95

    The Bald Eagle is a comprehensive description of the morphology, behavior, flight patterns, hunting, migration, nesting, development, and growth of bald eagles. more...

  • Mintby Brian M. Lawrence

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 154.95

    For thousands of years mint has enjoyed an honored place in pharmacopoeias and kitchen cupboards in India, China, Europe, North America, and elsewhere. Today the amount of essential oils produced from the four major mint species (cornmint, peppermint, Native spearmint, and Scotch spearmint) exceeds 23,000 metric tonnes annually with a market value... more...

  • Organic Agricultural Practicesby Kimberly Etingoff

    Apple Academic Press 2014; US$ 139.95

    Organic practices are quickly redefining how agriculture is done around the world, as we come to realize how detrimental conventional agriculture is to local and global environments and economies. This book serves as an overview of some of the important topics in organic agriculture. The volume is broken into several sections which explore the... 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...