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A year with nature - an almanac A year with nature - an almanac

"A Year with Nature is an almanac like none you've ever seen: combining science and aesthetics, it is a daily affirmation of the extraordinary richness of biodiversity and our enduring beguilement by its beauty. With text by herpetologist and natural history writer Marty Crump and a cornucopia of original illustrations by Bronwyn McIvor, this quirky quotidian reverie gazes across the globe, media, and time as it celebrates date-appropriate natural topics ranging from the founding of the National

Dec 3, 2018
Caribou rainforest - from heartbreak to hope Caribou rainforest - from heartbreak to hope

"The story of the southernmost herd of caribou in the world and the inland temperate rainforest, the ecosystem they depend on to survive. David Moskowitz examines all the factors at play: predators, climate change, recreationists, industrial logging, mineral extraction and discusses how we can protect what remains of this rare rainforest ecosystem"--

Nov 30, 2018
Dreaming in turtle - a journey through the passion, profit, and peril of our most coveted prehistoric creatures Dreaming in turtle - a journey through the passion, profit, and peril of our most coveted prehistoric creatures

Traces the ongoing challenges to endangered turtle populations, evaluating the global trade practices, limited supply, and increasing demand in high-population world regions that have compromised conservation efforts.

Nov 29, 2018
Einstein's monsters - the life and times of black holes Einstein's monsters - the life and times of black holes

"The astonishing science of black holes and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe. Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Every massive star leaves behind a black hole when it dies, and every galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole at its center. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend their careers studying them. Which came first, the galaxy or its central black hol

Nov 30, 2018
Flora - inside the secret world of plants Flora - inside the secret world of plants

"From tiny mosses and delicate ferns to vibrant blooms and stately palms, Flora invites you to explore the plant kingdom from the ground up, and from root to leaf tip. DK's elegant introduction to botany is packed with sumptuous photos and crystal-clear illustrations that explain the mechanics of photosynthesis, why leaves change color, how cacti store water, and how seeds know when to grow. Filled with fascinating stories of how plant roots and leaves communicate with their neighbors and how fl

Dec 14, 2018
How to love the universe - a scientist's odes to the hidden beauty behind the visible world How to love the universe - a scientist's odes to the hidden beauty behind the visible world

"How to Love the Universe is a new kind of science writing by an author truly enamored of the world around him. In ten short chapters of lyrical prose--each one an ode to a breathtaking realm of discovery--Stefan Klein uses everyday objects and events as a springboard to meditate on the beauty of the underlying science. Klein sees in a single rose the sublime interdependence of all life; a day of stormy weather points to the world’s unpredictability; a marble conjures the birth of the cosmos. As

Nov 21, 2018
Scientifically thinking - how to liberate your mind, solve the world's problems, and embrace the beauty of science Scientifically thinking - how to liberate your mind, solve the world's problems, and embrace the beauty of science

"Rice, himself a scientist, [posits that] that science is essentially organized common sense. While the brain is hardwired for common sense, unfortunately it also relies on a number of misleading tendencies. Instead of reasoning objectively it tends to rationalize. Often it sees what it wants to see rather than what is really there. And it is adept at both self-deception and deceiving others. Rice notes that these tendencies were useful in the past as the human race evolved in an often-hostile e

Dec 17, 2018
Sexual selection - a very short introduction Sexual selection - a very short introduction

"Sexual selection, Darwin's other big idea, is the selection for particular traits and behaviours that results from (usually) female choice and male competition. It can produce flamboyant features, such as the peacock's tail, which would seem to be detrimental to survival. This work explores our understanding of how sexual selection works." --Publisher description.

Dec 14, 2018
Tamed - ten species that changed our world Tamed - ten species that changed our world

Ten species that changed our world! For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers, consummate foraging experts, but taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution occurred - our ancestors' interaction with other species changed. They began to tame them. The human population boomed; civilisation began. In this book, Alice Roberts uncovers the amazing deep history of ten familiar species with incredible wild pas

Dec 3, 2018
The science of why. Volume 3 - answers to questions about science myths, mysteries, and marvels The science of why. Volume 3 - answers to questions about science myths, mysteries, and marvels

"The newest volume in the beloved Science of Why series-full of fascinating science that will amuse and astonish readers of all ages. Have you wondered why you cringe when fingernails are scratched along a chalkboard? Or whether you could ever have a cybernetic limb? Or if a shark can smell a drop of blood a mile away? Then you're in luck! Bestselling author Jay Ingram is back to answer all those questions and more as he explores and explains the world around us in all of its head-scratching cur

Dec 5, 2018
The tales teeth tell - development, evolution, behavior The tales teeth tell - development, evolution, behavior

"Why do anthropologists study teeth? Teeth contain detailed records of growth, health, and diet, as well as our evolutionary history. So what are the tales teeth tell? The French naturalist George Cuvier famously remarked, "Show me your teeth and I will tell you who you are." In this book, we will explore the intimate precision, striking beauty, and integrative power of incremental growth rhythms in teeth. We will also consider the surprising records of behavior that remain on their surfaces for

Dec 14, 2018
Theater of the World - The Maps that Made History Theater of the World - The Maps that Made History

"What is a map? How have people been drawing the world throughout history? What do maps say about us? In [this book], Thomas Reinertsen Berg takes us from the mysterious symbols of the Stone Age to Google Earth, exploring how the ability to envision what the world looks like developed hand in hand with worldwide exploration. This fascinating tale of science and strategy, art and technology, power and ambition, practical needs and distant dreams of the unknown, tells a new story about world histo

Dec 13, 2018
Trees - between earth and heaven Trees - between earth and heaven

Dec 3, 2018
True or poo? - the definitive field guide to filthy animal facts and falsehoods True or poo? - the definitive field guide to filthy animal facts and falsehoods

From the scientist duo behind the New York Times bestselling sensation Does It Fart? comes a new illustrated compendium of animal facts and falsehoods, from the head-scratching to the repulsive! Do komodo dragons have toxic slobber? Is it true that a scorpion that sheds its tail dies of constipation? Speaking of poo, do rabbits really have a habit of, err, eating their own? And can you really get high from licking toads, or is that...fake newts? The answers to all these questions and more can be

Dec 5, 2018
Your place in the universe - understanding our big, messy existence Your place in the universe - understanding our big, messy existence

An astrophysicist presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe for lay readers, while conveying the excitement of astronomy--

Dec 5, 2018