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  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish,... more...

  • Birdsongby Don Stap

    Scribner 2007; US$ 1.99

    Following one of the world's experts on birdsong from the woods of Martha's Vineyard to the tropical forests of Central America, Don Stap brings to life the quest to unravel an ancient mystery: Why do birds sing and what do their songs mean? We quickly discover that one question leads to another. Why does the chestnut-sided warbler sing one song before... more...

  • When Animals Speakby Penelope Smith

    Atria Books/Beyond Words 2009; US$ 9.99

    Have you ever thought of Earth's creatures as healers or guides? What will they teach you if you open up your mind to them? In this newly revised edition of her pioneering book, Penelope Smith shares powerful insight into advanced interspecies communication techniques, showing yet again why When Animals Speak has been a valued resource... more...

  • The Botany of Desireby Michael Pollan

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Cooked  and  The Omnivore’s Dilemma,  one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca... more...

  • Molecular and Cellular Biophysicsby Meyer B. Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 64.00

    Advanced biophysics textbook focusing on how physical concepts can be applied to biological problems. more...

  • Macropodsby Graeme Coulson; Mark Eldridge

    CSIRO Publishing 2010; US$ 135.00

    Brings together the many recent advances in the biology of this diverse group of marsupials. more...

  • Deserts: A Very Short Introductionby Nick Middleton

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction Nick Middleton tells the story of the desert, demonstrating its beautiful landscapes and remarkable climates. He challenges the common notion that they are dry and barren and uncovers fascinating life-forms, a rich biodiversity, and a long history of human habitation. more...

  • Biodiversity 101by Amelia Chiles; Georgina Cullman; Melina Laverty

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Biodiversity 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume... more...

  • Autophagyby Daniel J. Klionsky

    Landes Bioscience 2003; US$ 169.00

    Starting in the early 1970s, a type of programmed cell death called apoptosis began to receive attention. Over the next three decades, research in this area continued at an accelerated rate. In the early 1990s, a second type of programmed cell death, autophagy, came into focus. more...

  • Lysosomal Pathways of Protein Degradationby Fred Dice

    Landes Bioscience 2000; US$ 129.00

    Lysosomal Pathways of Protein Degradation looks at cell biology from the view of a lysosome. It summarizes the composition and assembly of lysosomes in mammalian and yeast cells. It also reviews current knowledge about pathways of endocytosis and secretion and how both endocytosed and secreted proteins can be delivered to lysosomes for degradation. more...