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Life Sciences

  • Citizen Scientistby Mary Ellen Hannibal

    The Experiment 2016; US$ 25.95

    In the vein of H Is for Hawk and the work of Rebecca Solnit and Elizabeth Kolbert?a masterful consideration of the profound, urgent necessity to bear witness to life and loss   Here is a wide-ranging adventure in becoming a citizen scientist by an award-winning writer and environmental thought leader. As Mary Ellen Hannibal wades into tide pools,... more...

  • Plant Responses to Air Pollutionby Umesh Kulshrestha; Pallavi Saxena

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 159.00

    This book focuses upon air pollution, types of air pollutants and their impact on plant physiological and biochemical systems. The book begins with a brief background on air pollution and continues with a discussion on different types, effects, and solutions to the pollution. The chapters that follow, explore the different effects of pollution on... more...

  • Developmental Biologyby Robert A. Meyers

    Wiley 2016; US$ 470.00 US$ 407.33

    This topical volume in the respected Encyclopedia series is the first in many years to bring together all important aspects of developmental biology in one source, from morphogenesis and organogenesis, via epigenetic regulation of gene expression to evolutionary developmental biology. The editor-in-chief has assembled an outstanding team of contributors... more...

  • I Contain Multitudesby Ed Yong

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It?s an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour, and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain... more...

  • Birds: Myth, Lore and Legendby Rachel Warren Chadd; Marianne Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends, beliefs, proverbs and predictions associated with more than 80... more...

  • Why Birds Matterby Çagan H. Sekercioglu; Daniel G. Wenny; Christopher J. Whelan

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    For over one hundred years, ornithologists and amateur birders have jointly campaigned for the conservation of bird species, documenting not only birds? beauty and extraordinary diversity, but also their importance to ecosystems worldwide. But while these avian enthusiasts have noted that birds eat fruit, carrion, and pests; spread seed and fertilizer;... more...

  • Pets on the Couchby Nicholas Dodman

    Atria Books 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 18.20

    The pioneering veterinarian and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Dog Who Loved Too Much, and the national bestseller, The Cat Who Cried for Help, recounts his uniquely entertaining?and poignant?stories of treating animals for all-too-human problems as he reveals his amazing breakthroughs with the new science of One Medicine. The... more...

  • How Men Ageby Richard G. Bribiescas

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    While the health of aging men has been a focus of biomedical research for years, evolutionary biology has not been part of the conversation?until now. How Men Age is the first book to explore how natural selection has shaped male aging, how evolutionary theory can inform our understanding of male health and well-being, and how older men may have... more...

  • Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacksby Ray Reedman

    Pelagic Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks uncovers the stories behind the incredible diversity of bird names, explains what many scientific names actually mean and takes a look at the history of the system by which we name birds and the natural history and folklore behind bird names. more...