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Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connect

by Wallace J. Nichols & Céline Cousteau

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.

Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies...


The Red Canary: The Story of the First Genetically Engineered Animal

by Tim Birkhead

Winner of the Consul Cremer Prize, The Red Canary follows the compelling quest to turn the green canary red.

The creation of Dolly the sheep in the 1990s was for many people the start of a new era: the age of...


Lemon Trees and Bumblebees

by Diane Sherrouse

Lemon Trees and Bumblebees presents the magic of pollination, the dance of bees and flowers, to a young audience. With engaging wit and charm, using just the right combination of creative descriptions and fanciful...


Foundations of the Earth: Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job

by H.H. Shugart

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” God asks Job in the “Whirlwind Speech,” but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a “green”...


Drug Transporters: Molecular Characterization and Role in Drug Disposition

by Guofeng You, Marilyn E. Morris & Binghe Wang

This new edition overviews drug transporters and presents the principles of drug transport and associated techniques, featuring new chapters on multidrug and toxin extrusion proteins, placental transport, ...


How to Do Ecology: A Concise Handbook (Second Edition)

by Richard Karban, Mikaela Huntzinger & Ian S. Pearse

Most books and courses in ecology cover facts and concepts but don’t explain how to actually do ecological research. How to Do Ecology provides nuts-and-bolts advice on organizing and conducting a successful...


Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast

by Rich Stallcup & Jules Evens

The Northern California coast--from Monterey County to the Oregon border--is home to some of the richest avian habitats on the North American continent. Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast...


Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves

by James Nestor

Our species is more profoundly connected to the sea than we ever realized, as an intrepid cadre of scientists, athletes, and explorers is now discovering. Deep follows these adventurers into the ocean to report...


Virtual Organisms

by Mark Daniel Ward

Harmless artificial life forms are on the loose on the Internet. Computer viruses and even robots are now able to evolve like their biological counterparts. Telecommunications companies are sending small packets...


Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide

by Gerard Gorman

Woodpeckers remain one of the most popular families of birds, and they are certainly one of the more unusual. Their legendary ability to excavate holes in wood is well known, and they are uniquely adapted for...


A Biography of Paul Berg: The Recombinant DNA Controversy Revisited

by Errol C Friedberg

With a Foreword by Sydney Brenner (Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2002)

This biography details the life of Paul Berg (Emeritus Professor at Stanford University), tracing Berg's life from birth, in...


Proteomics in Biomedicine and Pharmacology

by Rossen Donev

Volume 95 of Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology focuses on advances in proteomic techniques and their application in biomedicine and pharmacology. This volume describes in detail the applications...


Human metabolism lecture notes

by Michael Palmer

These lecture notes on human metabolism are intended for classroom teaching at the advanced undergraduate level. They should also be suitable for self-study if the reader is familiar with basic biochemical concepts,...


Transgenic Animal Technology: A Laboratory Handbook

by Carl A. Pinkert

Transgenic animal technologies and the ability to introduce functional genes into animals have revolutionized our ability to address complex biomedical and biological questions. This well-illustrated handbook...


The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

by Martin Windrow

The story of an odd couple—a British military historian and the Tawny Owl with whom he lived for fifteen years

Martin Windrow was a war historian with little experience with pets when he adopted an owl the...


In Utopia

by J. C. Hallman

In 2005, J.C. Hallman came across a scientific paper about “Pleistocene Rewilding,” a peculiar idea from conservation biology that suggested repopulating bereft ecosystems with endangered “megafauna.”...


International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology

by Kwang W. Jeon

International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology presents comprehensive reviews and current advances in cell and molecular biology. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic...


Omics in Plant Breeding

by Aluízio Borém & Roberto Fritsche-Neto

Computational and high-throughput methods, such as genomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics, known collectively as “-omics,” have been used to study plant biology for well over a decade now. As these technologies...


Introductory Immunology: Basic Concepts for Interdisciplinary Applications

by Jeffrey K. Actor

Introductory Immunology quickly acquaints readers with natural immune responses manifesting in diseases and disorders. The book presents a complete picture of natural defenses to infectious agents, as well as...


Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants

by Victor Kuete

Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and...