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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...

  • 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...

  • Plant Biologyby Patricia J. Rand

    Wiley 2001; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.50

    CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. Whether you need a course supplement, help preparing for a physics exam, or a concise reference for biology, CliffsQuickReview Plant Biology can help. This guide... 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...

  • Problems and Solutions in Biological Sequence Analysisby Mark Borodovsky; Svetlana Ekisheva

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 52.00

    Companion to Biological Sequence Analysis, providing solutions to the original problems and additional worked examples. more...

  • Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Chemistryby Kenneth G. Dyall; Knut Jr. Faegri

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 114.99

    This book introduces relativistic methods in quantum chemistry to non-experts and students. Its five sections cover classical relativity background; the Dirac equation; four-component methods, including symmetry, correlation, and properties; approximate methods, including perturbation theory, transformed Hamiltonians, regular approximations, matrix... more...

  • Teaching Secondary Chemistryby Keith Taber

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 18.40

    A second edition of a practical guide to effective secondary school chemistry lessons more...

  • Ecological Imperialismby Alfred W. Crosby

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    The second edition of this classic work that evaluates the ecological reasons for European expansion. 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...