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What's Going on in There?
How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
Written by Lise Eliot


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 3, 2000
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37825-2 (0-553-37825-2)

The early development of the human brain is a fascinating process that is covered with great precision in What’s Going On in There.

At birth, humans are capable of little beyond breathing and sucking. Yet, in the months to follow, the senses of sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing are increasingly... Read more >
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Encyclopedia of the Sea

Written by Richard Ellis


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 17, 2000
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40374-3 (0-375-40374-4)

Richard Ellis--who is also recognized as America's foremost painter of marine subjects--gives us a masterful synthesis of years of investigation and tens of thousands of disparate sources. The result is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated, and highly readable reference on almost everything that is known about the sea.

Ellis's research has taken... Read more >

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On Thin Ice
The Changing World of the Polar Bear
Written by Richard Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45464-5 (0-307-45464-9)

Polar bears–fierce and majestic–have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, they are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. But as global warming threatens the ice caps’ integrity, the polar bear has also come to... Read more >
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Tuna
Love, Death, and Mercury
Written by Richard Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38710-3 (0-307-38710-0)

Famed marine researcher and illustrator Richard Ellis brings us a work of scientific achievement that will forever change the way we think about fish, fishing, and the dangers inherent in the seafood we eat.

The bluefin tuna is one of the world's biggest, fastest, and most highly evolved marine animals, as... Read more >
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Ten Billion

Written by Stephen Emmott


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80647-5 (0-345-80647-6)

Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global warming. Growing threats to food and water. The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: Us.

Just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion humans on Earth.

There are now over seven billion of us.

And, sometime this century, the world population... Read more >
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Snakes of the United States and Canada

Written by Carl H. Ernst and Evelyn M. Ernst


Format: Hardcover, 680 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 2003
Price: $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-019-1 (1-58834-019-8)

World-renowned snake expert Carl Ernst and coauthor Evelyn Ernst reveal the unusual lifestyles of these fascinating creatures, describing every known aspect of each of the 131 species found in the United States and Canada. From the venomous rattlers to the docile garter snakes, each species is shown to display a unique... Read more >

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Survival of the Prettiest
The Science of Beauty
Written by Nancy Etcoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 11, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47942-4 (0-385-47942-5)

In this provocative, witty, and thoroughly researched inquiry into what we find beautiful and why, Nancy Etcoff, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a practicing psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, skewers one of our culture's most enduring myths, that the pursuit of beauty is a learned behavior.

Etcoff puts forth... Read more >
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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms
The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
Written by Richard Fortey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27553-0 (0-307-27553-1)

From one of the world’s leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life’s history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that... Read more >
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Life
A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
Written by Richard Fortey


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70261-7 (0-375-70261-X)

From its origins on the still-forming planet to the recent emergence of Homo Sapiens—Fortey's account of how and why life developed as it did is informed with a depth of knowledge and enthusiasm that not only educates but excites the imagination. Interlacing the tale of his own adventures in the field... Read more >
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Trilobite
Eyewitness to Evolution
Written by Richard Fortey


Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70621-9 (0-375-70621-6)

With Trilobite, Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed Life, offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrative of the most ubiquitous of fossil creatures.

Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as the beetle... Read more >
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Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition
A Training Manual and Reference Book of Basic Principles and Practices
Written by Robert Frost, Ph.D.
Foreword by George J. Goodheart, Jr., D.C.


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-612-1 (1-58394-612-8)

The revised edition of the best-selling book on Applied Kinesiology, Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition introduces a diagnostic method that uses manual muscle testing to assess the body’s “Triad of Health”--structure, chemistry, and psyche. To perform a muscle test, the practitioner applies light pressure that the client then resists. If the client... Read more >
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The Forensic Casebook
The Science of Crime Scene Investigation
Written by Ngaire E. Genge


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45203-0 (0-345-45203-8)

The Forensic Casebook draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists—including animal examiners, botanists, zoologists, firearms specialists, and autoposists—to uncover the vast and detailed underworkings of criminal investigation. Encyclopedic in scope, this authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as:

• Securing a crime scene
•... Read more >
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Bald Eagle
Haunts and Habits of a Wilderness Monarch
Written by Jon M. Gerrard and Gary R. Bortolotti


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 1988
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-87474-451-4 (0-87474-451-2)

The Bald Eagle is a comprehensive description of the morphology, behavior, flight patterns, hunting, migration, nesting, development, and growth of bald eagles.

“A gold mine of information on the bald eagle. It is well written and discusses many aspects of the bald eagle’s life lacking or barely mentioned in other works.”–Audubon Naturalist... Read more >
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The First Human
The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors
Written by Ann Gibbons


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7696-3 (1-4000-7696-X)

In this dynamic account, award-winning science writer Ann Gibbons chronicles an extraordinary quest to answer the most primal of questions: When and where was the dawn of humankind?

Following four intensely competitive international teams of scientists in a heated race to find the “missing link”—the fossil of the earliest human ancestor—Gibbons ventures... Read more >
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Muscle Energy Techniques
A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists
Written by John Gibbons


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-557-5 (1-58394-557-1)

Muscle energy techniques (METs) are a tool for physical therapists to strengthen patients’ weak muscles, restore normal muscle tone, increase joint mobility, and improve circulation, musculoskeletal function, and overall well-being. First developed in 1948 by American osteopath Fred Mitchell, METs offer a valuable approach for practitioners of physiotherapy, sports therapy, osteopathy... Read more >

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Destructive Emotions
A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38105-4 (0-553-38105-9)

Behavioral scientist and internationally renowned author of Emotional Intelligence and Working With Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores how we can learn to control the dangerous potential of negative emotions. Bringing together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in fields from neuroscience to child development, the book offers fresh insights into how... Read more >
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Healing Emotions
Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-010-7 (1-59030-010-6)

Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. Healing Emotions is the record of an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent Western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers that sheds new light on the mind-body connection. Topics... Read more >

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The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

Written by Michael Goulding, Ronaldo Barthem and Efrem Ferreira


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 2003
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-135-8 (1-58834-135-6)

The Amazon River flows more than 4,000 miles through the world’s greatest rainforest, into the Amazon delta, and finally into the Atlantic Ocean. This extraordinary atlas is the first comprehensive view of not only the Amazon River but also its thirteen major tributaries. More than 150 color maps and nearly 300... Read more >

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Dark Pool of Light, Volume One
The Neuroscience, Evolution, and Ontology of Consciousness
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Jeffrey J. Kripal and Nick Herbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-434-9 (1-58394-434-6)

In books like Embryogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied ("The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body"). In Dark Pool of Light, his latest creation, Grossinger weaves neuroscience-based... Read more >
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Dark Pool of Light, Volume Two
Consciousness in Psychospiritual and Psychic Ranges
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by John Friedlander and Kenneth Warren


Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-484-4 (1-58394-484-2)

In books like Embyogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied ("The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body"). In Dark Pool of Light, his three-volume series of books discussing... Read more >
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Dark Pool of Light, Volume Three
The Crisis and Future of Consciousness
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Zia Inayat Khan and Curtis McCosco


Format: Trade Paperback, 584 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-485-1 (1-58394-485-0)

In books like Embyogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied (“The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body”). In Dark Pool of Light, his three-volume series of books discussing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Primate Taxonomy

Written by Colin Groves


Format: Hardcover, 350 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-56098-872-4 (1-56098-872-X)

In this book, Colin Groves proposes a complete taxonomy of living primates, reviewing the history and practice of their classification and providing an up-to-date synthesis of recent molecular and phylogenetic research. He contends that the taxonomic designation of individual species is the starting point for conservation, and that the taxonomy of... Read more >

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The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way
Aristotle Leads the Way
Written by Joy Hakim


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: November 17, 2004
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-160-0 (1-58834-160-7)

Not too long ago, in earth time, no one thought the universe had a history. The scientific and religious experts believed that the world had been created as it is today and that nothing had changed. Those experts did their best but they were wrong--really wrong. The Story of Science: Aristotle... Read more >

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The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension
Einstein Adds a New Dimension
Written by Joy Hakim


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: November 1, 2007
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-162-4 (1-58834-162-3)

Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension brings us to the recent past and the groundbreaking discoveries made in it: the quantum world, the theory of relativity, and nuclear physics. These discoveries created our modern world, from solar-powered calculators to cell phones to global positioning systems and... Read more >

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The Story of Science: Newton at the Center
Newton at the Center
Written by Joy Hakim


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: November 1, 2005
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-161-7 (1-58834-161-5)

In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus’s systematic observations place the sun at the center of our universe–to the dismay of establishment thinkers. After students follow the achievements and frustrations of Galileo, Kepler, and Descartes, they will appreciate the amazing Isaac Newton, whose discoveries about gravity, motion, colors, calculus, and... Read more >
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