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Red Fox
The Catlike Canine
Written by J. David Henry


Format: Trade Paperback, 174 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 17, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-635-5 (1-56098-635-2)

In this engaging introduction to the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), J. David Henry recounts his years of field research on this flame-colored predator. With its catlike whiskers, teeth, and paws, as well as vertical-slit pupils, the North American red fox not only resembles but often behaves like a feline, especially when... Read more >
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Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity
Standard Methods for Amphibians
Edited by Ronald Heyer, Maureen A. Donnelly, Mercedes Foster and Roy Mcdiarmid


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: February 17, 1994
Price: $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-284-5 (1-56098-284-5)

Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of standard methods for biodiversity sampling of amphibians, with information on analyzing and using data that will interest biologists in general.

In this manual, nearly fifty herpetologists recommend ten standard sampling procedures for measuring and monitoring amphibian and many... Read more >
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Unlock Your Muscle Gene
Trigger the Biological Mechanisms That Transform Your Body and Extend Your Life
Written by Ori Hofmekler
Foreword by Joseph Mercola, D.O.


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-309-0 (1-58394-309-9)

Provocatively written yet grounded in science, Unlock Your Muscle Gene is a revolutionary guide to physical transformation for anyone seeking the latest information on muscle conditioning, weight loss, and anti-aging strategies. According to Ori Hofmekler, human fitness is a well-defined system rooted in our biology and programmed in our genes. We... Read more >
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Quirk
Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality
Written by Hannah Holmes


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6840-1 (1-4000-6840-1)

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Man's Place in Nature

Written by Thomas H. Huxley
Series edited by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75847-8 (0-375-75847-X)

Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man’s Place in Nature, published only five years after Darwin’s The Origin... Read more >
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The Pheasants of the World
Biology and Natural History, Second Edition
Written by Paul Johnsgard


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 1999
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-56098-839-7 (1-56098-839-8)

Among the most important of all bird groups, pheasants account for the most abundant domesticated species (the domestic fowl), the most extensively hunted upland game bird (the common pheasant), and some of the most spectacularly beautiful of all large birds (the giant argus). This lavishly illustrated volume gives up-to-date information on... Read more >

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In the Palaces of Memory
How We Build the Worlds Inside Our Heads
Written by George Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73759-9 (0-679-73759-6)

In the Palaces of Memory is a sosphisticated, comprehenseive and fascinating analysis of the science of memory. Johnson has achieved a rare blend of scientific and literary sophistication. Faithful to its complexities and controversies, the book is a fully dimensional portrait, a hologram, of the field.” —Richar Mark, Friedhoff, USA Today

“As... Read more >
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Darwin's Ghost
The Origin of Species Updated
Written by Steve Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 3, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-42277-4 (0-345-42277-5)

Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species is probably the best-known, least-read book. One of the most important achievements of the past millennium, it did for biology what Galileo did for astronomy: made it into a single science rather than a collection of unrelated facts. Important though Origin remains, its examples and... Read more >

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The Language of Genes

Written by Steve Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47428-3 (0-385-47428-8)

In The Language of Genes, renowned geneticist Steve Jones explores the meanings and explodes the myths of human genetics, offering up an extraordinary picture of what we are, what we were, and what we may become.


PRAISE FOR THE LANGUAGE OF GENES

"An essential book for anyone interested in the development and possible... Read more >

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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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Visions
How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48499-2 (0-385-48499-2)

Now in Paperback. A Library Journal Best Scientific & Technical Book.

In Visions, Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have reshaped the 20th century-quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence-and shows how they will change science and society in the 21st century.  In Section I, Kaku explores the evolution and development... Read more >
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Biography of a Germ

Written by Arno Karlen


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72066-3 (0-385-72066-1)

Arno Karlen, author of Man and Microbes, focuses on a single bacterium in Biography of a Germ, giving us an intimate view of a life that has been shaped by and is in turn transforming our own.

Borrelia burgdorferi is the germ that causes Lyme disease. In existence for some hundred million... Read more >

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The Making of the Mind
The Neuroscience of Human Nature
Written by Ronald T. Kellogg


Format: Trade Paperback, 340 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-733-4 (1-61614-733-4)

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 and potentials.

According to human genome research, there is a remarkable degree of overlap in the DNA of humans and chimpanzees. So... Read more >
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Biology Made Simple

Written by Rita Mary King


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 19, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1542-7 (0-7679-1542-9)

Biology Made Simple is here to help science and non-science majors alike understand the science of life. Covering all the major themes of biology—including the cellular basis of life, the interaction of organisms, and the evolutionary process of all beings, Biology Made Simple combines concise explanations with the in-depth coverage needed... 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 >
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Crashing Through
The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See
Written by Robert Kurson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7368-6 (0-8129-7368-2)

Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary... Read more >

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Managed Care Ethics
Essays on the Impact of Managed Care on Traditional Medical Ethics
Written by John LaPuma


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: May 18, 1998
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-57826-012-6 (1-57826-012-4)

Medical ethical dilemmas in managed care look, sound, and feel different from those in fee-for-service medicine. The first book to address the new set of ethical problems facing managed care, Managed Care Ethics is written for physicians practicing in HMOs and others adjusting to the new health care environment. John La... Read more >

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Evolution
The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory
Written by Edward J. Larson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6849-1 (0-8129-6849-2)

In this lively, deeply erudite work, Pulitzer Prize–winning science historian Edward J. Larson takes us on a guided tour of Darwin’s “dangerous idea,” from its theoretical antecedents in the early nineteenth century to the brilliant breakthroughs of Darwin and Wallace, to Watson and Crick’s stunning discovery of the DNA double helix... Read more >
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The Sixth Extinction
Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind
Written by Richard E. Leakey
Contribution by Roger Lewin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-46809-1 (0-385-46809-1)

In this tour de force which will inform your students, Leakey and Lewin examine the five mass extinctions that have taken place in history-each of which claimed 65% of Earth's species. The authors draw parallels between these evolutionary crises and mankind's destruction of 30,000 species per year in the present. The... Read more >

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In an Unspoken Voice
How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
Written by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Foreword by Gabor Mate, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-943-8 (1-55643-943-1)

In this culmination of his life’s work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. In... Read more >

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The New Killer Diseases
How the Alarming Evolution of Germs Threatens Us All
Written by Elinor Levy and Mark Fischetti


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 24, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5275-2 (1-4000-5275-0)

In The New Killer Diseases, respected immunologist Dr. Elinor Levy and veteran science author Mark Fischetti explore the astonishing range of killer microbes, both documented and newly-emerging.

From the SARS and West Nile viruses to mad cow and Ebola, thirty new deadly diseases have arisen since the 1970s, and twenty old scourges... Read more >
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A General Theory of Love

Written by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70922-7 (0-375-70922-3)

A primordial area of the brain, far older than reason or thinking, creates both the capacity and the need for emotional intimacy that all humans share. A General Theory of Love describes the workings of this ancient, pivotal urge and reveals that our nervous systems are not self-contained. Instead, our brains... Read more >
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The Story of the Human Body
Evolution, Health, and Disease
Written by Daniel Lieberman


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-90741-7 (0-307-90741-4)

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between... Read more >

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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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The Discoveries
Great Breakthroughs in 20th-Century Science, Including the Original Papers
Written by Alan Lightman


Format: Trade Paperback, 594 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71345-3 (0-375-71345-X)

In this captivating and lucid book, novelist and science writer Alan Lightman chronicles twenty-four great discoveries of twentieth-century science--everything from the theory of relativity to mapping the structure of DNA.

These discoveries radically changed our notions of the world and our place in it. Here are Einstein, Fleming, Bohr, McClintock, Paul ing... Read more >
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