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Following Fifi - my adventures among wild chimpanzees - lessons from our closest relatives Following Fifi - my adventures among wild chimpanzees - lessons from our closest relatives

John Crocker spent eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He would follow families of wild chimpanzees and learn the fundamental behavioural traits of these chimps as they raised their offspring. Upon returning home and becoming a doctor, Crocker found himself incorporating the lessons he learned into his work as a father and physician.

Dec 13, 2017
Our cosmic habitat Our cosmic habitat

In a compelling new survey of the universe, the noted cosmologist probes the seeming hospitality of the universe to life, wondering whether this fact is accidental or providential.

Dec 13, 2017
Attacking trigonometry problems Attacking trigonometry problems

"This volume offers a concise, highly focused review of what high school and beginning college undergraduates need to know to successfully solve the trigonometry problems they will encounter on exams. Rigorously tested examples and coherent, to-the-point explanations are presented in an accessible form and will provide valuable assistance in conquering this challenging subject. Rather than serving as a text or treatise, the book focuses on the essentials of trigonometry. All fourteen sections ar

Dec 13, 2017
Nature love medicine - essays on wildness and wellness Nature love medicine - essays on wildness and wellness

"This book unabashedly declares that love for our biologically and culturally diverse world is a much-needed virtue, an essential need. Collectively, the twenty-three authors--ecologists, psychologists, and educators, poets and artists, the healers and the healed--explore the notion that practicing attentive natural history remains an essential pathway to sanity and health, for both individuals and societies. The book's fundamental premise is that humans are literally born to practice natural hi

Dec 13, 2017
The complete mushroom hunter - an illustrated guide to foraging, harvesting and enjoying wild mushrooms - including new sections on growing your own edibles and off-season collecting The complete mushroom hunter - an illustrated guide to foraging, harvesting and enjoying wild mushrooms - including new sections on growing your own edibles and off-season collecting

This revised edition includes a history of mushroom hunting worldwide; how to get equipped for mushroom forays; an illustrated guide to the common wild edible mushrooms; and cultivating, preparing and serving the harvest.

Dec 14, 2017
The physics of Star Wars - the science behind a galaxy far, far away The physics of Star Wars - the science behind a galaxy far, far away

"Explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we're closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away--perfect for every Star Wars fan!"--

Dec 14, 2017
Magnitude - the scale of the universe Magnitude - the scale of the universe

"In Magnitude, Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke take us on an expansive journey to the limits of size, mass, distance, time, temperature in our universe, from the tiniest particle within the structure of an atom to the most massive galaxy in the universe; from the speed at which grass grows (about 2 to 6 inches a month) to the speed of light. Fully-illustrated with four-color drawings and infographics throughout and organized into sections including Size and Amount (Distance, Area, Volume, Mass,

Dec 14, 2017
The practical astronomer The practical astronomer

A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.

Dec 14, 2017
The science of why² - answers to questions about the universe, the unknown, and ourselves The science of why² - answers to questions about the universe, the unknown, and ourselves

Jay Ingram takes us on a tour of the universe, and explores scientific wonders big and small.

Dec 14, 2017
Schaum's outlines. Trigonometry - with calculator-based solutions Schaum's outlines. Trigonometry - with calculator-based solutions

Dec 15, 2017
The great apes - a short history The great apes - a short history

A unique, beautifully illustrated exploration of our fascination with our closest primate relatives, and the development of primatology as a discipline. This insightful work is a compact but wide-ranging survey of humankind’s relationship to the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans), from antiquity to the present. Replete with fascinating historical details and anecdotes, it traces twists and turns in our construction of primate knowledge over five hundred years. Chris Herzfeld

Dec 16, 2017