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Building the New Man

by Francesco Cassata

Based on previously unexplored archival documentation, this book offers the first general overview of the history of Italian eugenics, not limited to the decades of Fascist regime, but instead ranging from the...


What's in Your Genes?: From the Color of Your Eyes to the Length of Your Life, a Revealing Look at Your Genetic Traits

by Katie McKissick

A crash course in genetics!

Everyone knows that if you come from a family of brunettes, you're likely to be born with brown hair. But did you know your hair color may also affect how often you get sunburned?...


Wildflowers of the Mountain West

by Richard M. Anderson, Jay Dee Gunnell & Jerry L. Goodspeed

Many recreational hikers have stopped along the trail to admire a wildflower only to wonder what, exactly, they are looking at. Wildflowers of the Mountain West is a useful field guide that makes flower identification...


Woody Plants of Utah: A Field Guide with Identification Keys to Native and Naturalized Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, and Vines

by Renée Van Buren, Janet G. Cooper & Leila M. Shultz

A comprehensive guide that includes a vast range of species and plant communities and employs thorough, original keys. Based primarily on vegetative characteristics, the keys don't require that flowers or other...


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...


Fishes of the Indian Ocean and Red Sea

by Marc Taquet & Alain Diringer

This guide, illustrated by more than 1,500 underwater photographs, presents nearly 1,200 species of fish in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. The reference work dedicated to enthusiasts of the undersea world, more...


Lousy Sex: Creating Self in an Infectious World

by Gerald N. Callahan

In Lousy Sex, Gerald Callahan explores the science of self, illustrating the immune system’s role in forming individual identity. Blending the scientific essay with deeply personal narratives, these poignant...


Early Hominin Paleoecology

by Matthew Sponhiemer, Julia A. Lee-Thorp & Kaye E. Reed

An introduction to the multidisciplinary field of hominin paleoecology for advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students, Early Hominin Paleoecology offers an up?to?date review of the relevant...


Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution

by David P. Barash

If we are, in part, a product of our genes, can free will exist? Incisive and engaging, this indispensable tour of evolutionary biology runs the gamut of contemporary debates, from science and religion to our...


Manual of Grasses for North America

by Mary E. Barkworth, Laurel K. Anderton & Kathleen M. Capels

Grasses are the world’s most important plants. They are the dominant species over large parts of the earth’s land surface, a fact that is reflected in the many different words that exist for grasslands,...


Human Developmental Biology

by Danton O'Day

In this book, early human development is covered from the formation of eggs and sperm through fertilization. It then progresses to the events that lead to the formation of tissues and organs in the embryo and...


The Slim Book of Health Pearls: Hormones, Nerves, and Stress

by Sheldon Cohen M.D.

STRESS: it can save your life or kill you.

Stress is defined as the response of the body to a "demand" placed upon it by any nonspecific stress or stressors. At the beginning of the demand the body prepares itself...


Wildlife on the Wind

by Bruce L. Smith

In the heart of Wyoming sprawls the ancient homeland of the Eastern Shoshone Indians, who were forced by the U.S. government to share a reservation in the Wind River basin and flanking mountain ranges with their...


Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science

by Jeff Meldrum

In this landmark work on a subject too often dismissed as paranormal or disreputable, Jeffrey Meldrum gives us the first book on sasquatch to be written by a scientist with impeccable academic credentials, an...


The Eastern San Juan Mountains: Their Ecology, Geology, and Human History

by George Bracksieck & Rob Blair

A companion to The Western San Juan Mountains (originally published in 1996), The Eastern San Juan Mountains details the physical environment, biological communities, human history, and points of interest in...


Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition

by David M. Armstrong, Carron A. Meaney & James P. Fitzgerald

Co-published with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Thoroughly revised and updated, Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference on the nine orders and 128 species of Colorado's recent...


Island of Grass

by Ellen E. Wohl

Island of Grass tells the story of the Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area, a 240-acre preserve surrounded by housing developments in Fort Collins, Colorado. This small grassland is a remnant of the once-vast...


Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture

by Robert Bruce Thompson & Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Experience the magic of biology in your own home lab. This hands-on introduction includes more than 30 educational (and fun) experiments that help you explore this fascinating field on your own. Perfect for...


Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture

by Robert Bruce Thompson & Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Have you ever wondered whether the forensic science you’ve seen on TV is anything like the real thing? There’s no better way to find out than to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. This full-color book...


Analysis of autochthonous lactic acid bacteria from mozzarella cheese production

by Floriana Ciarrocchi

Mozzarella cheese is one of the most popular members of the Pasta Filata cheeses. Previous investigations on the bacterial community of Mozzarella cheeses made from raw bovine milk showed that lactic acid bacteria...