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Wetlands

by Karen L. McGlothlin, Sharon L. Spray & John C. Callaway

Wetlands introduces students to the natural ecological functions and policy issues of wetlands so they will have a solid understanding of why these ecosystems are necessary and why their governance remains a...


Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives

by Janna Quitney Anderson & Lee Rainie

In the early 1990s, people predicted the death of privacy, an end to the current concept of 'property,' a paperless society, 500 channels of high-definition interactive television, world peace, and the extinction...


Who's Afraid of Charles Darwin?: Debating Feminism and Evolutionary Theory

by Griet Vandermassen & Margo Wilson

The relationship between feminism and the biological sciences has always been particularly tense and hostile. Feminists have been inclined not to trust what scientists had to say about the sexes, with science...


Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide Between People and the Environment

by Kenneth Worthy

A revolutionary new understanding of the precarious modern human-nature relationship and a path to a healthier, more sustainable world.

Amidst all the wondrous luxuries of the modern world—smartphones, fast...


Reproductive Medicine and the Life Sciences in the Contemporary Economy: A Sociomaterial Perspective

by Alexander Styhre & Rebecka Arman

Based on an in-depth study of clinics offering assisted fertilization, Reproductive Medicine and the Life Sciences in the Contemporary Economy, is the first book to examine the commercialization and commodification...


Studies of Skin Color in the Early Royal Society: Boyle, Cavendish, Swift

by Cristina Malcolmson

Arguing that the early Royal Society moved science toward racialization by giving skin color a new prominence as an object of experiment and observation, Cristina Malcolmson provides the first book-length examination...


The Sky Is Bleeding

by Ken W. England

Karen Harner and Bjorn Tillson are a young couple that are torn apart when he volunteers for the military and is taken to the fight the war in Vietnam. From those sweltering jungles to the frozen tundra of the...


Biology of Marine Mammals

by John E. Reynolds

Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a...


Sponges

by Mark Norman; Julian Finn & Lisa Goudie

We might think of sponges as bathroom objects but the real living animals are far more interesting. They come in all shapes and sizes, occur in all oceans of the world, and have amazing lives. Sponges have lived...


Cancer: Past, Present, and Future

by Sheldon, M.D. FACP Cohen

Cancer, the second leading killer after heart disease, has plagued mankind for centuries. This book outlines its past history and primitive therapy, discusses the breakthrough advances in understanding the cellular...


Success through Failure: The Paradox of Design

by Henry Petroski

Design pervades our lives. Everything from drafting a PowerPoint presentation to planning a state-of-the-art bridge embodies this universal human activity. But what makes a great design? In this compelling and...


Infinity and the Mind: The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite

by Rudy Rucker

In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical,...


Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World

by Peter Doherty

At the heart of this book by Nobel Prize-winning immunologist and professor Peter Doherty is this striking observation: Birds detect danger to our health and the environment before we do. Following a diverse...


Planetary Climates

by Andrew Ingersoll

This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and...


A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

by John Allen Paulos

In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle—the pages of the daily newspaper. From the Senate and sex to celebrities and...


The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think

by Douglas T. Kenrick & Vladas Griskevicius

Why are Amazonian hunter-gatherers better at logic than Harvard students? Why did the Zambian president reject food donations during a famine? And why do billionaires work so hard—only to give their hard-earned...


Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

by John Bradshaw

Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their...


Mortal Rituals: What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution

by Matt J. Rossano

On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. The incident...


The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

by Peter V. Rabins

Why was there a meltdown at the Fukushima power plant? Why do some people get cancer and not others? Why is global warming happening? Why does one person get depressed in the face of life's vicissitudes while...


The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science

by Sandra Hempel

An infamous murder investigation that changed forever the way poisoners were brought to justice. In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept Europe: arsenic poisoning. Available at any corner...