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9 Featured Titles

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Ecology and Experience
Reflections from a Human Ecological Perspective
Written by Richard J. Borden
Foreword by Darron Collins

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-772-2 (1-58394-772-8)

A philosophical and narrative memoir, Ecology and Experience is a thoughtful, engaging recounting of author Richard J. Borden’s life entwined in an overview of the intellectual and institutional history of human ecology—a story of life wrapped in a life story.

Borden shows that attempts to bridge the mental and environmental arenas... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

December 16, 2014
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The Edge of Africa
Second Edition
Edited by Francisco Dallmeier and Alfonso Alonso
Photographed by Carlton Ward, Jr.

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
On Sale: December 16, 2014
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-935623-18-2 (1-935623-18-4)

Gabon has a story to tell. Its landscapes inspire explorers and scientists with a forest-to-ocean fabric rich in biological diversity. Expeditions are unlocking a treasure chest of knowledge on biology and ecology–the science behind conservation. Unprecedented biodiversity studies are discovering a wealth of species, including several new to science.

In this updated... Read more >

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Earth Calling
A Climate Change Handbook for the 21st Century
Written by Ellen Gunter and Ted Carter
Foreword by Caroline Myss

Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-767-8 (1-58394-767-1)

Our earliest mythologies tell us we all start as a little bit of dirt. These stories carry a profound message: each of us is born with a deep and abiding connection to the earth, one that many of us have lost touch with. The Silent Spring for today's environmental activists, this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Cancer Chronicles
Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery
Written by George Johnson

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74230-8 (0-307-74230-X)

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013

When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, George Johnson set out to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who spend their careers trying to understand and to fight it. What he discovered is a revolution under... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Future of the Mind
The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Written by Michio Kaku

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53082-8 (0-385-53082-X)

The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.

For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high... Read more >

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Mental Biology
The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate
Written by W.R. Klemm

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-944-4 (1-61614-944-2)

A leading neuroscientist offers the latest research and many new ideas on the connections between brain circuitry and conscious experience.

How the brain creates the rich array of human mental experience, including the sense of self and consciousness, is one of the great challenges of 21st-century science. Veteran neuroscientist W. R. Klemm presents... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Story of the Human Body
Evolution, Health, and Disease
Written by Daniel Lieberman

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74180-6 (0-307-74180-X)

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the... Read more >

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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
Written by Annalee Newitz

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94942-4 (0-307-94942-7)

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Science & Technology

In its 4.5 billion-year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Science of Discworld
A Novel
Written by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8041-6894-6 (0-8041-6894-6)

Not just another science book and not just another Discworld novella, The Science of Discworld is a creative, mind-bending mash-up of fiction and fact, that offers a wizard’s-eye view of our world that will forever change how you look at the universe.

Can Unseen University’s eccentric wizards and orangutan Librarian possibly shed any useful... Read more >
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