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  • Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

    **A Science News Favorite Book of 2019An earth scientist reveals the dynamic biography of the most resonant—and most necessary—chemical element on Earth.**Carbon. It’s in the fibers in your hair, the timbers in your walls, the food that you eat, and the air that you breathe. It’s worth billions of dollars as a luxury and half a trillion as a necessity, but there are still mysteries about the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Genius Life

    Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary

    by Max Lugavere ...
    Series Book 2 - Genius Living
    The author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Foods offers a lifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to their “factory settings”—to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life.The human body was honed under conditions that no longer exist. The modern world has changed dramatically since our days as hunter gatherers, ... Read more

    $20.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Confident Mind

    A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance

    Believe and be unshakable.The Director of West Point’s influential Performance Psychology Program shares the secrets of mental toughness and self-belief in this definitive guide to mastering confidence, the key to performance in any field.Dr. Nate Zinsser has spent his career training the minds of the U.S. Military Academy’s cadets as they prepare to lead and perform when the stakes are the very ... Read more

    $16.49 USD

  • Seven And A Half Lessons About The Brain

    From the author of How Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain in the tradition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears. In seven short essays (plus a bite-sized story about how brains evolved), this slim, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Piping Hot Bees and Boisterous Buzz-Runners

    20 Mysteries of Honey Bee Behavior Solved

    A biologist’s up-close account of how he and fellow biologists cracked long-standing puzzles about honey bee behaviorPiping Hot Bees and Boisterous Buzz-Runners takes readers inside a world seldom seen even by beekeepers, shedding light on twenty of the most compelling mysteries of honey bee behavior.Thomas Seeley has devoted a lifetime to the study of honey bees and their colonies, unraveling the ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Quantitative Genetics and Breeding Methods in Autopolyploid Plants

    This book presents basic information about population genetics, quantitative genetics, breeding methods and creation of new varieties taking into account the particular characteristics of autopolyploidy. A number of results are given as a function of ploidy level, the case of diploidy being considered as a specific case. QTL detection and marker assisted selection are also addressed.This book is ... Read more

    $62.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Viruses

    The Invisible Enemy

    Series series Oxford Landmark Science
    For all our hubris, humans can be felled rapidly by an invisible enemy - viruses. All around us are minute entities that can damage and kill: the millions of viruses that pervade the natural world. Our bodies harbour many that we have long tolerated, but a new one, that jumps into humans from another species, can be lethal - as we have seen most recently with the virus responsible for COVID-19. ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Circular Statistics in R

    Circular Statistics in R provides the most comprehensive guide to the analysis of circular data in over a decade. Circular data arise in many scientific contexts whether it be angular directions such as: observed compass directions of departure of radio-collared migratory birds from a release point; bond angles measured in different molecules; wind directions at different times of year at a wind ... Read more

    $53.99 USD

  • The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith

    Exploring the Ultimate Questions About Life and the Cosmos

    Science and Faith Can—and Do—Support Each OtherScience and Christianity are often presented as opposites, when in fact the order of the universe and the complexity of life powerfully testify to intelligent design. With this comprehensive resource that includes the latest research, you’ll witness how the findings of scientists provide compelling reasons to acknowledge the mind and presence of a ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Ascent of Birds

    How Modern Science is Revealing their Story

    by John Reilly ...
    Series series Pelagic Monographs
    When and where did the ancestors of modern birds evolve? What enabled them to survive the meteoric impact that wiped out the dinosaurs? How did these early birds spread across the globe and give rise to the 10,600-plus species we recognise today ― from the largest ratites to the smallest hummingbirds? Based on the latest scientific discoveries and enriched by personal observations, The Ascent of ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Governing Behavior

    How Nerve Cell Dictatorships and Democracies Control Everything We Do

    by Ari Berkowitz ...
    From simple reflexes to complex choreographies of movement, all animal behavior is governed by a nervous system. But what kind of government is it—a dictatorship or a democracy?Nervous systems consist of circuits of interconnected nerve cells (neurons) that transmit and receive information via electrical signals. Every moment, each neuron adds up stimulating and inhibiting inputs from many other ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Tree Thieves

    Crime and Survival in North America's Woods

    **SHORTLISTED FOR THE COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM J. ANTHONY LUKAS BOOK AWARDLONGLISTED FOR THE 2023 PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTIONFINALIST FOR THE NELLIE BY CHANTICLEER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FOR JOURNALISTIC NON-FICTIONA gripping investigation of the billion-dollar timber black market “and a fascinating examination of the deep and troubled relationship between people and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Cardiovascular System

    by Kara Rogers ...
    Series series The Human Body
    Though only about the size of a clenched fist, the human heart bears the immense burden of sustaining human life and activity. Functioning to circulate blood throughout the body, the heart is an organ on which all others intimately depend. This volume relates the anatomy of the heart and the effects of the diseases to which it is sometimes prone. Annotated diagrams and illustrations bolster the ... Read more

    $42.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sentient

    How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses

    **Perfect for fans of The Soul of an Octopus and The Genius of Birds, this “****masterpiece of science and nature writing” (The *Washington Post)***explores how we process the world around us through the lens of the incredible sensory capabilities of thirteen animals, revealing that we are not limited to merely five senses.There is a scientific revolution stirring in the field of human perception. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Hidden Valley Road

    Inside the Mind of an American Family

    by Robert Kolker ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • ONE OF GQ's TOP 50 BOOKS OF LITERARY JOURNALISM IN THE 21st CENTURY • The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease."Reads like a medical detective journey and sheds light on a topic so many of us ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Descent of Man

    Selection in Relation to Sex

    Applying his controversial theory of evolution to the origins of the human species, Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man was the culmination of his life's work. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by James Moore and Adrian Desmond.In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin refused to discuss human evolution, believing the subject too 'surrounded with prejudices'. He had been ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • On The Track Of Unknown Animals

    First published in 1995. It will soon be forty years since the original edition of this work, Sur la piste des bêtes ignorées (1955), appeared in French. With this book, the great adventure of ‘Cryptozoology’, the science of hidden animals, began. ... Read more

    $61.99 USD

  • Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

    by Nick Lane ...
    “One of the deepest, most illuminating books about the history of life to have been published in recent years.” —The EconomistThe Earth teems with life: in its oceans, forests, skies and cities. Yet there’s a black hole at the heart of biology. We do not know why complex life is the way it is, or, for that matter, how life first began. In The Vital Question, award-winning author and biochemist ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

    Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life

    by Stephen Webb ...
    Series series Science and Fiction
    Given the fact that there are perhaps 400 billion stars in our Galaxy alone, and perhaps 400 billion galaxies in the Universe, it stands to reason that somewhere out there, in the 14-billion-year-old cosmos, there is or once was a civilization at least as advanced as our own. The sheer enormity of the numbers almost demands that we accept the truth of this hypothesis. Why, then, have we ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Healthy Soils, Sick Soils

    Understanding the Nature of Humus and How It Functions in Farming Systems

    Now available in English for the first time, this popular 1943 treatise on biology and biologically correct working of soil from the pen of the famous soil scientist Prof. Dr. Franz Sekera, carefully edited and expanded by his wife, scientist Margareth Sekera, over the years, has long been beloved by farmers and soils scientists in its original German. Starting with the basic concepts of “tilth” ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Black Box of Biology

    A History of the Molecular Revolution

    Translated by Matthew Cobb ...
    In this masterful account, a historian of science surveys the molecular biology revolution, its origin and continuing impact.Since the 1930s, a molecular vision has been transforming biology. Michel Morange provides an incisive and overarching history of this transformation, from the early attempts to explain organisms by the structure of their chemical components, to the birth and consolidation ... Read more

    $39.99 USD

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to College Biology

    The Building Blocks of Biology—Explained

    Biology is the study of life—the structure, function, growth, origin, and evolution of living things. Biology and chemistry work together to create what many people think of as "science." And passing Biology 101 in college is the entryway to further study in the sciences - if you can't do well in it, you aren't moving ahead.The Complete Idiot's Guide® to College Biology follows the curriculum to ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Gut Check

    Unleash the Power of Your Microbiome to Reverse Disease and Transform Your Mental, Physical, and Emotional Health

    Series Book 7 - The Plant Paradox
    In this groundbreaking addition to his New York Times bestselling Plant Paradox series, Steven R.Gundry, MD offers a definitive guide to the gut biome and its control over its home—us!—revealing the unimaginably complex and intelligent ecosystem controlling our health and teaching us how to heal our guts to prevent and reverse every type of disease.We may believe that we are the masters of our ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Scent

    A Natural History of Fragrance

    A fascinating exploration of the natural history of scent and human perceptions of fragrance from the viewpoint of plant and pollinatorPlants have long harnessed the chemical characteristics of aromatic compounds to shape the world around them. Frankincense resin from the genus Boswellia seals injured tissues and protects trees from invading pathogens. Jasmine produces a molecule called linalool ... Read more

    $20.99 USD