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Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari

New York Times Bestseller

A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a...


Timber Rattlesnakes in Vermont & New York: Biology, History, and the Fate of an Endangered Species

by Jon Furman

The fascinating, definitive chronicle of the timber rattlesnake and its fate in the northeast


How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel

by Sian Beilock

“Beilock reveals one intriguing secret after another...That Beilock is supercharged with enthusiasm about her topic is evident and infectious” (Booklist, starred review).

The human body is not just a passive...


The Epigenetic Caterpillar: An Alternative to the Neo-Darwinian view of the Peppered Moth Phenomenon

by Maria B O'Hare

Industrial melanism of peppered moths is a famous case of what has often been described as: 'Darwinian evolution via selection in action'. This little book offers an alternative, yet light hearted approach,...


Catch Up Biology, second edition: For the Medical Sciences

by Philip Bradley & Jane Calvert

Building on the success of Catch Up Chemistry and Catch Up Maths & Stats, this title, now in its second edition, is an invaluable primer for any student wishing to get up to speed with the biology required...


Sensual Intelligence: An Introduction To Your Body's Language

by Natalie Geld

Are you aware of the language your body expresses, and how it affects your relationships and experience? How can you develop the INTIMACY you crave when you are dissociated from YOUR OWN BODY? When you touch...


Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement

by John Brockman

Evolutionary science lies at the heart of a modern understanding of the natural world. Darwin’s theory has withstood 150 years of scientific scrutiny, and today it not only explains the origin and design of...


Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: Fully Updated and Revised

by Rupert Sheldrake

With a scientist's mind and an animal lover's compassion, world-renowned biologist Rupert Sheldrake presents a groundbreaking exploration of animal behavior that will profoundly change the way we think about...


10% Human

by Alanna Collen

You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and...


Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

by David Eagleman

If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?

 

In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates...


Vascular Plants of Texas: A Comprehensive Checklist Including Synonymy, Bibliography, and Index

by Stanley D. Jones, Joseph K. Wipff & Paul M. Montgomery

Everyone with a professional interest in the flora of Texas will welcome this checklist of the vascular plants. This comprehensive list also includes crops, persistent perennials, and naturalized plants and...


Evolution of Desert Biota

by David W. Goodall

Written by specialists in the field, the papers in this volume explore evolution of animals and plants on the deserts of North America, South America, and Australia. Together, the articles constitute a complete...


Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

by Grégory Beaugrand

Biodiversity loss in terrestrial environments associated with human activities has been appreciated as a major issue for some years now. What is less well documented is the effect of such activities, including...


Ecological Networks

by Guy Woodward

This thematic volume represents an important and exciting benchmark in the study of food webs and other ecological networks, synthesizing and showcasing current research and highlighting future directions for...


Membrane Protein Crystallization

by Larry DeLucas

This volume of Current Topics in Membranes focuses on Membrane Protein Crystallization, beginning with a review of past successes and general trends, then further discussing challenges of mebranes protein crystallization,...


Advances in Virus Research

by Karl Maramorosch, Aaron J. Shatkin & Frederick A. Murphy

Published since 1953, Advances in Virus Research covers a diverse range of in-depth reviews providing a valuable overview of the current field of virology. The impact factor for 2008 is 4.886, placing it 4th...


Coevolution of Animals and Plants: Symposium V, First International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, 1973

by Lawrence E. Gilbert & Peter H. Raven

It has long been recognized that plants and animals profoundly affect one another's characteristics during the course of evolution. However, the importance of coevolution as a dynamic process involving such...


Development of T Cell Immunity

by Adrian Liston

T cells belong to a group of white blood cells called lymphocytes and play a large role in the immune response. An increased understanding of T cell immunity will provide new insights into the etiology of human...


Calcium in Living Cells

by Michael Whitaker

Every cell of the body is dependent on calcium to function. Calcium is found in teeth and bones, and calcium signalling is necessary for the movement of muscles and for the action of the heart and the intestines...


Invertebrate and Vertebrate Eye Development

by Ross L Cagen & Thomas A. Reh

Vision is our primary sensory modality, and we are naturally curious as to how the visual system assembles. The visual system is in many ways remarkably simple, a repeating assemblage of neurons and support...