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A Machine to Make a Future: Biotech Chronicles

by Paul Rabinow & Talia Dan-Cohen

A Machine to Make a Future represents a remarkably original look at the present and possible future of biotechnology research in the wake of the mapping of the human genome. The central tenet of Celera Diagnostics--the...


Principles of Animal Locomotion

by R. McNeill Alexander

How can geckoes walk on the ceiling and basilisk lizards run over water? What are the aerodynamic effects that enable small insects to fly? What are the relative merits of squids' jet-propelled swimming and...


Animal Cognition

by Nick Lund

Animal Cognition looks at how non-human animals process information from their environment. Nick Lund has written an accessible and engaging account of this area of comparative psychology. The book contains...


Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

by John W Pilley & Hilary Hinzmann

The amazing story of a very smart Border collie who is redefining animal intelligence.


Do Animals Think?

by Clive D. L. Wynne

Does your dog know when you've had a bad day? Can your cat tell that the coffee pot you left on might start a fire? Could a chimpanzee be trained to program your computer? In this provocative book, noted animal...


Hyena Nights & Kalahari Days

by Gus Mills & Margie Mills

In this fascinating account of scientific study among forbidding wilderness, a husband-and-wife team describe their trek to the Kalahari to study the little-known brown hyena. The details of the scientific inquiry...


Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

by Joshua Greene

The Boston Globe

“Surprising and remarkable… Toggling between big ideas, technical details, and his personal intellectual journey, Greene writes a thesis suitable to both airplane reading and PhD seminars.”...


Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea

by Katherine Harmon Courage

“A pleasant, chatty book on a fascinating subject.” — Kirkus Reviews

Octopuses have been captivating humans for as long as we have been catching them. Yet for all of our ancient fascination and modern research,...


Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology

by Donald R. Prothero

The leading textbook in its field, this work applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research...


Neuro-Sell: How Neuroscience can Power Your Sales Success

by Simon Hazeldine

Anyone involved in sales faces huge challenges these days, from fierce global competition, pressure on margins, difficulties of getting time with prospective buyers and the power of internet-savvy buyers. To...


The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics

by Andrew Hamilton

The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics aims to make sense of the rise of phylogenetic systematics-its methods, its objects of study, and its theoretical foundations-with contributions from historians, philosophers,...


Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beau ty to the World

by Paul Hawken

The New York Times bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change

Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment...


Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form

by Michael Sims

In this amusing and brilliantly conceived book, Michael Sims introduces you to your body. Moving from head to toe, Sims blends cultural history with evolutionary theory to produce a wonderfully original narrative...


From Abuse to Recovery

by Scientific American Editors

From Abuse to Recovery: Understanding Addiction by the Editors of Scientific American

Addiction is costly on many levels to the individuals affected, their families and society as a whole, but science may soon...


Darkening of the Light: Witnessing the End of an Era

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

A compelling insight into the impact that external, ecological damage has on the inner self, this spiritual exploration argues that although spiritual teachings reveal that events in the outer world are a reflection...


Anatomy 360: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Human Body

by Jamie Roebuck & Lorna Stevenson

Our bodies are a mystery to us. We may see our arms and legs move, but we have no idea how the muscles beneath look as they contract. We know that our stomachs digest food and our hearts pump blood throughout...


Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

by J.Craig Venter

“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly

On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in...


Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of Giants

by Nicole Klein, Kristian Remes & Carole T. Gee

Sauropods, those huge plant-eating dinosaurs, possessed bodies that seem to defy every natural law. What were these creatures like as living animals and how could they reach such uniquely gigantic sizes? A dedicated...


Diseases from Space: Astrobiology, Viruses, Microbiology, Meteors, Comets

by Chandra Wickramasinghe, Milton Wainwright & R. Gabriel Joseph

For much of history comets have been associated with death and disease. There is increasing evidence that that viruses, microbes and other living creatures dwell beneath the surface of comets meteors, asteroids...


The Evolution of Life from Space: Astrobiology, Viruses, Microbiology, Genetics

by R. Gabriel Joseph, Rudolf Schild & Chandra Wickramasinghe

For thousands of years humans have gazed up into the heavens pondering the nature of existence, and asking: How did life begin? Are we alone in the vastness of the cosmos? Are there people on other planets? ...