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  • Yoga Anatomyby Leslie Kaminoff; Amy Matthews

    Human Kinetics 2011; US$ 19.95

    Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, brings the relationship between yoga and anatomy to life with detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations. This book arranges exercises into six sections (standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, supine, and arm supports), providing an inside look into each pose and a better understanding of the movements involved. more...

  • Stretching Anatomyby Arnold G. Nelson; Jouko J. Kokkonen

    Human Kinetics 2007; US$ 19.95

    See inside every stretch?and maximize flexibility! Stretching Anatomy will arm you with the knowledge to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement. more...

  • Allostasis, Homeostasis, and the Costs of Physiological Adaptationby Jay Schulkin

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 48.00

    First published in 2005, this book introduces the concept of allostasis and places it within the context of traditional homeostatic regulation. more...

  • The Origin of Speciesby Charles Darwin

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 6.95 US$ 4.87

    This classic work of scientific literature, presenting the theory of evolution by means of natural selection, is still both relevant and controversial in the twenty-first century. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life... more...

  • Principles of Computational Modelling in Neuroscienceby David Sterratt; Bruce Graham; Andrew Gillies; David Willshaw

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 64.00

    How to use techniques of computational modelling to understand the nervous system at all levels from ion channels to networks. more...

  • Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introductionby Lewis Wolpert

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    The development of a single fertilized egg into a fly, an elephant, or a human baby is one the most remarkable near-miracles achieved by nature. This Very Short Introduction, written by the distinguished developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert, gives a concise account of, and explores, one of the liveliest areas of scientific research. more...

  • The Cell: A Very Short Introductionby Terence Allen; Graham Cowling

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Terence Allen and Graham Cowling describe the nature of cells - their basic structure, their varying forms, their division, their differentiation, their signalling, and programmed death. Cells are the basic constituent of life, and understanding cells and how they work is central to all biology and medicine. more...

  • Victorian Scientific Naturalismby Bernard Lightman; Gowan Dawson

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of The Origin of Species , wrested cultural authority from the old Anglican establishment while installing themselves as a new professional scientific elite. These scientific naturalists?led by biologists, physicists, and mathematicians... more...

  • The Marshmallow Testby Walter Mischel

    Transworld 2014; US$ 14.09

    A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behaviour later in life? Walter Mischel?s now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification... more...

  • Hormones: A Very Short Introductionby Martin Luck

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99

    Hormones are vital to the workings of the body, and while many people are aware of what hormones do, few have an appreciation of the nature and importance of the endocrine system. In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Luck explains what hormones are, what they do, where they come from, and how they work. more...