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  • Sustaining Lifeby Eric Chivian; Aaron Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 24.99

    Edited and written by Harvard Medical School physicians Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein, Sustaining Life presents a comprehensive--and sobering--view of how human medicines, biomedical research, the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, and the production of food, both on land and in the oceans, depend on the earth's disappearing biodiversity.... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.27

    New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what... more...

  • I Contain Multitudesby Ed Yong

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 2.99

    Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth. Every... more...

  • The Marshmallow Testby Walter Mischel

    Transworld 2014; US$ 14.09

    WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH 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? 'A book that can show you how to change your behaviour . . . explores human nature, neuroscience and genetics, enlivened... more...

  • The Botany of Desireby Michael Pollan

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • Infinite Mindfieldby Anthony Peake

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    For thousands of years, voyagers of inner space spiritual seekers, shamans and mystics have returned from their inner travels reporting another level of reality that is more real than the one we inhabit in waking life. Others have claimed that under the influence of mysterious substances, known as entheogens, the everyday human mind can be given glimpses... more...

  • What a Plant Knowsby Daniel Chamovitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 11.90

    How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect's tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they actually remember the weather? For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form—from Charles Darwin's early fascination with stems to Seymour Krelborn's distorted doting... more...

  • Medicinal Plants in Australia Volume 1by Cheryll Williams

    Rosenberg Publishing 2010; US$ 34.95

    The discovery of the pharmacy of the Australian bush began when humankind first set foot on the continent. Later, the first European visitors found a plethora of plants new to science, with a resultant fervour for unique and unusual finds that erupted into botanical circles. The records of those pioneers, combined with Aboriginal experience, led to... more...

  • RHS What Plant Where Encyclopediaby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Now available in PDF RHS experts make it easy to find the perfect plant for every site Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the go-to guide for making the most of your garden. Solve your garden problems with simple steps to assess your site and soil and then use the at-a-glance... more...

  • Diatomsby F. E. Round; R. M. Crawford; D. G. Mann

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 106.00

    This book presents a wide-ranging introduction to the diatoms together with an illustrated description of over 250 genera. more...