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Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage

Warwick Prize for Writing 2011

by Peter Forbes

Nature has perfected the art of deception. Thousands of creatures all over the world - including butterflies, moths, fish, birds, insects and snakes - have honed and practised camouflage over hundreds of millions...


In the Palaces of Memory: How We Build the Worlds Inside Our Heads

by George Johnson

Even as you read these words, a tiny portion of your brain is physically changing. New connections are being sprouted--a circuit that will create a stab of recognition if you encounter the words again. That...


Darwin's Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837-1874

by Julia Voss & B06 Lori Lantz

In this first-ever examination of Charles Darwin’s sketches, drawings, and illustrations, Julia Voss presents the history of evolutionary theory told in pictures. Darwin had a life-long interest in pictorial...


Plant Taxonomy

by Tod F. Stuessy

The field of plant taxonomy has transformed rapidly over the past fifteen years, especially with regard to improvements in cladistic analysis and the use of new molecular data. The second edition of this popular...


Kinship with Monkeys: The Guaja Foragers of Eastern Amazonia

by Loretta A. Cormier

How can monkeys be both eaten as food and nurtured as children? Her research reveals that monkeys play a vital role in Guaja society, ecology, economy, and religion. In Guajá animistic beliefs, all forms of...


The Hudson: America's River

by Frances F. Dunwell

Frances F. Dunwell presents a rich portrait of the Hudson and of the visionary people whose deep relationship with the river inspires changes in American history and culture. Lavishly illustrated with color...


High Frontiers: Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists

by Kenneth Michael Bauer

An ethnographic and ecological history of Dolpo, a culturally Tibetan region in western Nepal that is home to some of the highest villages on earth; almost ninety percent of the region lies above 10,000 feet...


Thriving During Challenging Times: The Energy, Food and Financial Independence Handbook

by Cam Mather

There's never been a better time to be in control of your fuel, food, and finances.


How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form?

by Abraham Loeb

Though astrophysicists have developed a theoretical framework for understanding how the first stars and galaxies formed, only now are we able to begin testing those theories with actual observations of the very...


Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

by Antonio Damasio

From one of the most significant neuroscientists at work today, a pathbreaking investigation of a question that has confounded philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists for centuries: how is consciousness...


The Climate Caper

by Garth Paltridge

So you think the theory of disastrous climate change has been proven? You believe scientists are united in their efforts to affect a reduction in carbon emissions? You trust that scientists are far too professional...


Crude World

by Peter Maass

The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has brought new attention to the huge costs of our oil dependence. In this stunning and revealing book, Peter Maass examines the social, political, and environmental...


Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths

by J.-C. G. Bünzli & Vitalij K. Pecharsky

This continuing authoritative series deals with the chemistry, materials science, physics and technology of the rare earth elements in an integrated manner. Each chapter is a comprehensive, up-to-date, critical...


Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry

by John P. Richard

Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry provides the chemical community with authoritative and critical assessments of the many aspects of physical organic chemistry. The field is a rapidly developing one, with...


Insect Endocrinology

by Lawrence I. Gilbert

The publication of the extensive seven-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science provided a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science. One of the...


Accessible Elements

by Dietmar Kennepohl & Lawton Shaw

Accessible Elements informs science educators about current practices in online and distance education: distance-delivered methods for laboratory coursework, the requisite administrative and institutional aspects...


Spider Physiology and Behaviour: Physiology

by Jerome Casas

This latest volume in this series contains articles on Arachnid Physiology and Behaviour.The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future.

* Contributions from the leading researchers in...


Catalytic Air Pollution Control: Commercial Technology

by Ronald M. Heck, Robert J. Farrauto & Suresh T. Gulati

Catalytic Air Pollution Control: Commercial Technology is the primary source for commercial catalytic air pollution control technology, offering engineers a comprehensive account of all modern catalytic technology....


Introduction to Adaptive Lenses

by Shin-Tson Wu & Hongwen Ren

Presents readers with the basic science, technology, and applications for every type of adaptive lens

An adaptive lens is a lens whose shape has been changed to a different focal length by an external stimulus...


Inorganic Nanostructures: Properties and Characterization

by Petra Reinke

This monograph for young researchers and professionals looking for a comprehensive reference offers an advanced treatment of the topic that extends beyond an introductory work.

As such, it systematically covers...