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The Evolution of the Human Form

by Charles Morris

This book deals with the evolution of human and organic forms.

“That men, or thinking beings akin to man, exist only on that minute fragment of the universe we call the earth is a conception so highly improbable,...


Astrobiology

by Andrew May

Are we alone in the Universe, or are there as many planets supporting life as there are stars in the sky?

It’s one of the most important and fascinating questions human beings can ponder, and astrobiology is...


Superlative

by Matthew D. LaPlante

Welcome to the biggest, fastest, deadliest science book you'll ever read.

The world's largest land mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is showing us how to solve a century-old engineering mystery....


An Elegant Defense

by Matt Richtel

A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system–the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery...


Power, Sex, Suicide

by Nick Lane

Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental...


The Science of Marijuana

by Leslie Iversen

The Science of Marijuana, 3rd Edition is directed at a public interested in knowing more about cannabis, how it works, and what the hazards associated with its use may be. In terms of cannabis as a medicine,...


Marine Conservation

by Bob Earll

In the last 50 years marine conservation has grown from almost nothing to become a major topic of global activity involving many people and organisations. Marine conservation activities have been applied to...


Noah's Ravens

by James O Farlow

1. This book is the most comprehensive analysis of tridactyl footprints ever published, interpreting both extant and extinct species.

2. James Farlow’s knowledge in this area is recognized by many paleontologists...


Sharks: Discover These Pictures And Facts Of Sharks For Kids

by Bold Kids

Kids can learn a lot about sharks through various means including books. In this book, children can find a lot of different shark pictures and also find facts about sharks. By learning and seeing the different...


The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition

by Albert Newen, Leon De Bruin & Shaun Gallagher

4E cognition (embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended) is a relatively young and thriving field of interdisciplinary research. It assumes that cognition is shaped and structured by dynamic interactions between...


Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

by Marlene Zuk & Leigh W. Simmons

What is responsible for the differences between the sexes in so many animals, from the brilliant plumage of birds of paradise to the antlers on deer? And why are the traits that distinguish the sexes sometimes...


The Dark Side of the Hive

by Robin Moritz & Robin Crewe

Honey bees have been described as exceptionally clever, well-organized, mutualistic, collaborative, busy, efficient--in short a perfect society. While the colony is indeed a marvel of harmonious, efficient organization,...


Perception

by Nicola Bruno & Francesco Pavani

The way that we interact with the environment on a daily basis is inherently multisensory. Even a simple task such as judging the location of a light in a dark room depends not only on vision but also on proprioceptive...


Obsessive Compulsions

by C. Thomas Gualtieri

Almost everybody has an obsession or feels a compulsion to do something a certain way. Magic numbers, intrusive thoughts, unusual fears and superstitions happen to about four people out of five, but where do...


Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

by Jamie A. Davies

Synthetic biology is one of the 21st century's fastest growing fields of research, as important for technology as for basic science. Building on traditional genetic engineering, which was restricted to changing...


Origins

by Jim Baggott

What is life? Where do we come from and how did we evolve? What is the universe and how was it formed? What is the nature of the material world? How does it work? How and why do we think? What does it mean to...


Basic Biology

by Adam Purcell

Life is Earth's most fascinating and incredible feature. It is what makes this planet so special. Yet, we take it for granted every day. From birds to bees, bacteria to humans, there is such a splendor of life...


The Neuroscience of Emotion

by Ralph Adolphs & David J. Anderson

A new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotions in humans and animals

The Neuroscience of Emotion presents a new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotion across species. Written by Ralph Adolphs...


Selected Letters on Evolution and Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin & Francis Darwin

This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most powerful and revolutionary ideas in world history — the theory of evolution. It traces the development of this momentous concept through the autobiography,...


A Guide to Cyanobacteria

by Mark A. Nienaber & Miriam Steinitz-Kannan

Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) and the toxins they can produce pose serious economic, environmental, and public health problems worldwide. Much of the scientific and public interest in these...