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Sabertooth

by Mauricio Anton

With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What's...


How Many People Are There In My Head? And In Hers?: An Exploration of Single Cell Consciousness

by Jonathan C.W. Edwards

Makes the proposal that the only possible solution to the 'mind-brain' problem is that each nerve cell is conscious separately and that we have no other 'global' consciousness. This book explores the idea in...


Mitochondrial Diseases

by Wiley

This collection of reviews and protocols provides the reader with an introduction to the current state of knowledge on how various diseases are related to mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria contain their...


Epigenetics in Cancer

by Wiley

Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype, caused by mechanisms other than changes in the DNA sequence. Examples include DNA methylation and histone modification....


Obesity and Overeating: Research Fundamentals

by Wiley

With the increasing worldwide incidence of obesity and the resulting increase in metabolic disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers, an understanding of the multitude of factors that...


The Electric Meme: A New Theory of How We Think

by Robert Aunger

From biology to culture to the new new economy, the buzzword on everyone's lips is "meme." How do animals learn things? How does human culture evolve? How does viral marketing work? The answer to these disparate...


Smart Mice, Not So Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics

by Arthur L. Caplan

What do you think about cloning, stem cell research, brain enhancement, or doing experiments on newly dead patients? Read Smart Mice, Not so Smart People and you'll know what Art Caplan thinks. But this assortment...


The Making of the Mind: The Neuroscience of Human Nature

by Ronald T. Kellogg

Using the findings of recent neuroscience, a psychologist reveals what sets humans apart from all other species, offering a fascinating exploration of our marvelous and sometimes frightening cognitive abilities...


Monoclonal Antibodies: Principles and Practice

by James W. Goding

Monoclonal Antibodies now have applications in virtually all areas of biology and medicine, and much of the world's biotechnology industry has its foundations in the exploitation of this technology.

The Third...


Global Seagrass Research Methods

by F.T. Short & R.G. Coles

This thorough and informative volume presents a set of detailed, globally applicable techniques for seagrass research.

The book provides methods for all aspects of seagrass science from basic plant collection...


Principles of Bacterial Pathogenesis

by Eduardo A. Groisman

Principles of Bacterial Pathogenesis presents a molecular perspective on a select group of bacterial pathogens by having the leaders of the field present their perspective in a clear and authoritative manner....


Zoology: On (Post)Modern Animals

by Bart Verschaffel & Mark Vermink

The contributions to this book are about the zoo and modernity, the fable beasts from Aesop to cartoons, antique imagination about animals, ‘natural histories, the horse’s grandeur, bestiaries, designer chicken...


American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT

by James E. McWilliams

The world of insects is one we only dimly understand. Yet from using arsenic, cobalt, and quicksilver to kill household infiltrators to employing the sophisticated tools of the Orkin Man, Americans have fought...


Contemporary Theories of Knowledge

by John L. Pollock & Joseph Cruz

This new edition of the classic Contemporary Theories of Knowledge has been significantly updated to include analyses of the recent literature in epistemology. Rather than merely making slight amendments to...


The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered

by Fred H. Smith & James C. Ahern

This update to the award-winning The Origins of Modern Humans: A World Survey of the Fossil Evidence covers the most accepted common theories concerning the emergence of modern Homo sapiens—adding fresh insight...


Laughter: A Scientific Investigation

by RobertR. Provine

Do men and women laugh at the same things?

Is laughter contagious?

Has anyone ever really died laughing?

Is laughing good for your health?

Drawing upon ten years of research into this most common-yet complex...


Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

by Nicholas Wade

Nicholas Wade’s articles are a major reason why the science section has become the most popular, nationwide, in the New York Times. In his groundbreaking Before the Dawn, Wade reveals humanity’s origins...


The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators

by Gordon Grice

Snake venom that digests human flesh. A building cleared of every living thing by a band of tiny spiders. An infant insect eating its living prey from within, saving the vital organs for last. These are among...


Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

by Jay Schulkin & Robert O. Gjerdingen

What’s so special about music? We experience it internally, yet at the same time it is highly social. Music engages our cognitive/affective and sensory systems. We use music to communicate with one another--and...


The Score: The Science of the Male Sex Drive

by Faye Flam

A smart, witty, and fresh look at the male side of the male-female relationship from a science writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In The Score, Faye Flam examines how the desire to "score" has profoundly shaped...