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Lonesome George

by Henry Nicholls

Lonesome George is a 5ft long, 200lb tortoise aged between 60 and 200. In 1971 he was discovered on the remote Galapagos island of Pinta, from which tortoises had supposedly been exterminated by greedy whalers...


Big Brain

by Gary Lynch & Richard Granger

Our big brains, our language ability, and our intelligence make us uniquely human. 

But barely 10,000 years ago (a mere blip in evolutionary time) human-like creatures called "Boskops" flourished in South Africa. They...


Ending Aging

by Aubrey de Grey & Michael Rae

MUST WE AGE?

      A long life in a healthy, vigorous, youthful body has always been one of humanity's greatest dreams. Recent progress in genetic manipulations and calorie-restricted diets in laboratory...


Doing Physics, Second Edition: How Physicists Take Hold of the World

by Martin H. Krieger

Doing Physics makes concepts of physics easier to grasp by relating them to everyday knowledge. Addressing some of the models and metaphors that physicists use to explain the physical world, Martin H. Krieger...


Equipping Your Horse Farm: Tractors, Trailers, Trucks & More

by Cherry Hill & Richard Klimesh

Cherry Hill and Richard Klimesh provide in-depth information on every aspect of selecting, maintaining, and using the most essential pieces of equipment on any horse farm - tractors, horse trailers, and trucks. They also...


Nonlinear Fiber Optics

by Govind Agrawal

Since the 4e appeared, a fast evolution of the field has occurred. The 5e of this classic work provides an up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers, the basis of all our...


Global Change in Multispecies Systems: Part I

by Ute Jacob & Guy Woodward

Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology. Each volume publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting ecology as widely as in the...


Translational Neuroimaging: Tools for CNS Drug Discovery, Development and Treatment

by Robert A. McArthur

Translational Neuroimaging: Tools for CNS Drug Discovery, Development and Treatment combines the experience of academic, clinical and industrial neuroimagers in a unique collaborative approach to provide an...


Biochemistry of Foods

by N.A. Michael Eskin & Fereidoon Shahidi

This bestselling reference bridges the gap between the introductory and highly specialized books dealing with aspects of food biochemistry for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professionals...


Molecules at Work: Selfassembly, Nanomaterials, Molecular Machinery

by Bruno Pignataro

This book contains the contributions of selected young chemists from the field of nanotechnology and material sciences. The contributions

are grouped under the following umbrella topics:

Self assembly

Nanomaterials...


Biomedical Materials and Diagnostic Devices

by Ashutosh Tiwari, Murugan Ramalingam & Hisashi Kobayashi

The functional materials with the most promising outlook have the ability to precisely adjust the biological phenomenon in a controlled mode. Engineering of advanced bio- materials has found striking applications...


Protein Kinase CK2

by Lorenzo A. Pinna

Protein kinases play a critical role in cellular processes that impact overall organismal health and function. Of the kinases that collectively make up the Human Kinome, CK2 has garnered special attention because...


Improving Import Food Safety

by Wayne Ellefson, Lorna Zach & Darryl Sullivan

Food safety has been a global concern for many years. While global sourcing of foods and ingredients provides great opportunity for variety and diversity of cultural products, there are significant risks. Programs...


Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems: Fate and Transport Processes in the Water Environment

by David A. Chin

Provides the tools needed to control and remediate the quality of natural water systems

Now in its Second Edition, this acclaimed text sets forth core concepts and principles that govern the fate and transport...


Nematicons: Spatial Optical Solitons in Nematic Liquid Crystals

by Gaetano Assanto

The first book of its kind to introduce the fundamentals, basic features and models, potential applications and novel phenomena and its important applications in liquid crystal technology.

Recognized leader in...


Extremophiles: Sustainable Resources and Biotechnological Implications

by Om V. Singh

Explores the utility and potential of extremophiles in sustainability and biotechnology

Many extremophilic bio-products are already used as life-saving drugs. Until recently, however, the difficulty of working...


One-Dimensional Nanostructures: Principles and Applications

by Tianyou Zhai & Jiannian Yao

Reviews the latest research breakthroughs and applications

Since the discovery of carbon nanotubes in 1991, one-dimensional nanostructures have been at the forefront of nanotechnology research, promising to provide...


An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain

by Diane Ackerman

The most ambitious and enlightening work to date from the bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses, An Alchemy of Mind combines an artist's eye with a scientist's erudition to illuminate, as never...


Chemical Communication

by William C. Agosta

A wounded minnow attempts to rejoin its school and the other minnows scatter in panic; a single beetle finds a pine tree to its liking and soon thousands of beetles swarm that tree and others in the vicinity;...


Why Michael Couldn't Hit, and Other Tales of the Neurology of Sports

by Harold L. Klawans

The author who told us why Toscanini fumbled and why Newton raved takes us on a tour of the great brains of great athletes--baseball players and basketball players, track stars and golfers--to show how both...