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Flowers, butterflies, insects, caterpillars and serpents...

by Luca Stefano Cristini

In those years, Europe was full of bonfires committed to make a clean sweep of witches. At the same time a young scientist: Sybilla Merian, daughter of the well-known German engraver Matthaeus Merian, was instead...


Oranges, mandarins, cedars, lemons and bergamots...

by Luca Stefano Cristini & L.S.Cristini

Curious and detailed collection of images of botanical subjects belonging to the citrus family, made by artists, scientists, biologists and anthropologists. Artists of the past engaged in the realization of...


The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

by Bernd Heinrich

A captivating exploration of the homing instinct in animals, and what it means for human happiness and survival, from the celebrated naturalist and author of Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, and Life Everlasting...


The Galapagos: A Natural History

by Henry Nicholls

The natural and human history of the Galapagos Islands—beloved vacation spot, fiery volcanic chain, and one of the critical sites in the history of science

The Galapagos were once known to the sailors and pirates...


Missing Microbes

by Martin J. Blaser, MD

A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field's leading expert

Tracing one scientist’s journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the...


The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier

by Carl J Lavie

Most of us think that longevity hinges on maintaining a normal Body Mass Index. But research conducted over the last decade hit the media in January with explosive news: Overweight and even moderately obese...


Progress in Inorganic Chemistry

by Kenneth D. Karlin

This series provides inorganic chemists and materials scientists with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. Volume 58 continues to report recent advances...


Cyclic-Nucleotide Phosphodiesterases in the Central Nervous System: From Biology to Drug Discovery

by Nicholas J. Brandon & Anthony R. West

This book reviews advances in understanding phosphodiesterases within the central nervous system and their therapeutic applications. A range of expert authors from both academia and industry describe these,...


Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World

by Dan Riskin

It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (cohost of Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet) explains, it’s also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying...


Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why

by Scott Weems

An entertaining tour of the science of humor and laughter

Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In...


A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History and Everday Life

by Annie Potts, Philip Armstrong & Deidre Brown

Touching on indigenous Maori relationships with the now-extinct, flightless moa; the attitudes of Pakeha, or European, settlers toward sheep; the iconography of whales and dolphins; the problems of pest-control;...


Cured: How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science

by Nathalia Holt

Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure and what it means for the millions...


The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

by Michio Kaku

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Compelling….Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip”

—The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times best-selling author of...


Jacobson's Organ: And the Remarkable Nature of Smell

by Lyall Watson

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. So why do we persist in dismissing the nose as a blunt instrument? Smell is our most seductive and provocative sense, invading every domain of our lives. We can identify...


Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

by Svante Pääbo

A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal genome to answer the biggest question of them all: what does it mean to be human?

What can we learn from the genes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal...


The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic

by Jonathan Rottenberg

Why are we losing the fight against depression? In this groundbreaking work, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg explains that despite advances in pharmaceutical science, progress has been hampered by our fundamental...


Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century

by M.D., Kevin Fong

Anesthesiologist, intensive care expert, and NASA adviser Kevin Fong explores how physical extremes push human limits and spawn incredible medical breakthroughs

Little more than one hundred years ago, maps of...


Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine

by Michael J. Aminoff & S. Andrew Josephson

Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine is the standard and classic reference providing comprehensive coverage of the relationship between neurologic practice and general medicine. As neurologists are asked...


Computational Neuroscience

by Kim L. Blackwell

Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas in molecular biology. It contains contributions from leaders in their fields...


Approaches to Research on the Systematics of Fish-Borne Trematodes

by Jitra Waikagul & Urusa Thaekham

Approaches to Research on the Systematics of Fish-Borne Trematodes is a concise guide for systematic studies of the prevalence of fish-borne trematodes both in the endemic areas and experimental laboratories....