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  • A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest, Paperback
    With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale cat..
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  • Adventures with a Microscope, Paperback
    With a simple microscope and this book, you can embark on 59 wonderful adventures in the natural world -- make discoveries about the structures of numerous microscopic animals; find out what everyday objects and foods really look like at the cellular level; gain an understanding of how to prepare sp..
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  • Anatomy 101: From Muscles and Bones to Organs and Systems, Your Guide to How the Human Body Works, Hardcover
    An all-in-one guide to the human body Anatomy 101 offers an exciting look into the inner workings of the human body. Too often, textbooks turn the fascinating systems, processes, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out..
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  • Anatomy of Stretching, Paperback
    It doesn't matter if you're a fitness novice or an elite athlete. You should be starting each workout exactly the same way--with a stretching regimen designed to warm up your body and help you achieve a new personal best each time. Without the expertise of a professional trainer and without an exper..
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  • Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback
    How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behavior, while developments in computing and image analysis allow us to investigate behavior in ways never ..
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  • Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense, Hardcover
    Some low-frequency sounds--such as noise from storms or truck engines--can make you feel dizzy and nauseated. An index finger's light touch can stop people from losing balance. You are more prone to trip when you think someone is watching you. A breakthrough in improving balance as we age might just..
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  • Biochemistry Demystified, Paperback
    Learn BIOCHEMISTRY without stressing out your brain CELLSTrying to understand the chemical processes of living organisms but having trouble metabolizing the complex concepts? Here's your lifeline Biochemistry Demystified helps synthesize your understanding of this important topic.You'll start with ..
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  • Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science, Paperback
    The disconnection between humans and nature is perhaps one of the most fundamental problems faced by our species today. The schism between us and the natural world is arguably the root cause of most of the environmental catastrophes unraveling around us. However, until we come to terms with the dept..
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  • Biology: An Illustrated History of Life Science (Ponderables: 100 Discoveries That Changed History), Hardcover
    Hardcover with removable fold-out Timeline NUME CARTE: Biology: An Illustrated History of Life Science (Ponderables: 100 Discoveries That Changed History), HardcoverISBN: 1627950931PRET EDITURA: 115.99AUTOR(i): Tom JacksonEDITURA: Shelter Harbor PressCOPERTA: CartonataDATA APARITIEI: Octombrie 2017D..
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  • Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence, Hardcover
    Birds have not been known for their high IQs, which is why a person of questionable intelligence is sometimes called a "birdbrain." Yet in the past two decades, the study of avian intelligence has witnessed dramatic advances. From a time when birds were seen as simple instinct machines responding on..
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  • Birds of the Middle East, Paperback
    Birds of the Middle East is now the most field-ready and comprehensive guide to the fantastic birds of this region. This fully revised and updated second edition covers all species--including vagrants--found in the Arabian Peninsula (including Socotra), Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Tu..
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  • Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History, Paperback
    This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and man..
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  • Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback
    Coral reefs have been long regarded with awe by the millions of people who have encountered them over the centuries. Early seafarers were wary of them, naturalists were confused by them, yet many coastal people benefited greatly from these mysterious rocky structures that grew up to the surface of t..
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  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, Paperback
    A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism"Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradl..
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  • Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums, Hardcover
    Over the centuries, natural history museums have evolved from being little more than musty repositories of stuffed animals and pinned bugs, to being crucial generators of new scientific knowledge. They have also become vibrant educational centers, full of engaging exhibits that share those discoveri..
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  • Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers, Paperback
    Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post have circled the globe--and explored their neighborhood--collecting images of the natural world. This book opens their personal cabinet of curiosities to tell the stories of the pair's most unusual encounters. From the ``necking`` battles of mate-hungry giraffes..
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  • Dinner with Darwin: Food, Drink, and Evolution, Hardcover
    What do eggs, flour, and milk have in common? They form the basis of waffles, of course, but these staples of breakfast bounty also share an evolutionary function: eggs, seeds (from which we derive flour by grinding), and milk have each evolved to nourish offspring. Indeed, ponder the genesis of you..
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  • Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet, Paperback
    From acclaimed science journalist Oliver Morton comes Eating the Sun, a fascinating, lively, profound look at photosynthesis, nature's greatest miracle. From the physics, chemistry, and cellular biology that make photosynthesis possible, to the quirky and competitive scientists who first discovered ..
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  • Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life, Paperback
    A pioneering proposal for a pluralistic extension of evolutionary theory, now updated to reflect the most recent research. This new edition of the widely read Evolution in Four Dimensions has been revised to reflect the spate of new discoveries in biology since the book was first published in 2005, ..
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  • Evolution in Minutes, Paperback
    Evolution in Minutes is your compact and accessible guide to the central concepts of the science of evolution, revealing how biological populations change over successive generations. Covering the basics of speciation, genesis, and extinction in animals, plants, and humans alike--from the origins an..
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  • Evolution: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback
    Less than 450 years ago, all European scholars believed that the Earth was at the center of a Universe that was at most a few million miles in extent, and that the planets, sun, and stars all rotated around this center. Less than 250 years ago, they believed that the Universe was created essentially..
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  • Evolution: The History of an Idea, Paperback
    Since its original publication in 1989, Evolution: The History of an Idea has been recognized as a comprehensive and authoritative source on the development and impact of this most controversial of scientific theories. This twentieth anniversary edition is updated with a new preface examining recent..
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  • Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters, Hardcover
    Donald R. Prothero's Evolution is an entertaining and rigorous history of the transitional forms and series found in the fossil record. Its engaging narrative of scientific discovery and well-grounded analysis has led to the book's widespread adoption in courses that teach the nature and value of fo..
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  • Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology, Hardcover
    How does one make decisions today about in vitro fertilization, abortion, egg freezing, surrogacy, and other matters of reproduction? This book provides the intellectual and emotional intelligence to help individuals make informed choices amid misinformation and competing claims. Scott Gilbert and C..
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  • Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life, Paperback
    To be an environmentalist early in the twenty-first century is always to be defending, arguing, acknowledging the hurdles we face in our efforts to protect wild places and fight climate change. But let's be honest: hedging has never inspired anyone. So what if we stopped hedging? What if we grounde..
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  • Fireflies, Glow-Worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada, Paperback
    Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs is the first-ever comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in th..
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  • Fly: The Unsung Hero of Twentieth-Century Science, Paperback
    A short biography of a creature that changed science.There's a buzz in the air, the sound of a billion wings vibrating to the tune of scientific success. For generations, the fruit fly has been defining biology's major landmarks. From genetics to development, behavior to aging, and evolution to the ..
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  • For the Love of Lemurs: My Life in the Wilds of Madagascar, Paperback
    In 1986, primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright was given a seemingly impossible task: to travel to the rainforests of Madagascar and find the greater bamboo lemur, a species that hadn't been seen in the wild for thirty years. Not only did Wright discover that the primate still existed but that it li..
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  • Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent, Hardcover
    Winner of the 2016 Perfumed Plume Award The Alice Waters of American natural perfume (indieperfume.com) celebrates our most potent sense, through five rock stars of the fragrant world. Look out for Mandy Aftel's new book, The Art of Flavor, on sale in August Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a tra..
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  • Genetics for Dummies, Paperback
    A plain-English guide to genetics Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recent discoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage of this rapid..
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  • Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Declineof America's Man-Made Landscape, Paperback
    The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon architecture and parking lots. In elegant and often hi..
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  • Global Brain: The Evolution of the Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century, Paperback
    As someone who has spent forty years in psychology with a long-standing interest in evolution, I'll just assimilate Howard Bloom's accomplishment and my amazement.-DAVID SMILLIE, Visiting Professor of Zoology, Duke University In this extraordinary follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Lucifer Pr..
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  • Gorillas, Paperback
    Gorillas explores the fascinating world of primates. The title includes information about classification, habitats, adaptations, food chains, behavior, and intelligence. Readers will also learn about the threats these creatures face, how they can help protect them and their habitats, and what the fu..
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  • Grand Canyon for Sale: Public Lands Versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change, Hardcover
    Grand Canyon For Sale is a carefully researched investigation of the precarious future of America's public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses. Taking the Grand Canyon as his key example, and using on-the-ground reporting as well as scientific research, ..
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  • High School Biology Unlocked: Your Key to Understanding and Mastering Complex Biology Concepts, Paperback
    UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF BIOLOGY with THE PRINCETON REVIEW. High School Biology Unlocked focuses on giving you a wide range of lessons to help increase your understanding of biology. With this book, you'll move from foundational concepts to a look at the way biology affects your life every day. End-of-..
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  • Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys: The Fascinating Fossil Mammals of South America, Hardcover
    South America is home to some of the most distinctive mammals on Earth--giant armadillos, tiny anteaters, the world's largest rodent, and its smallest deer. But the continent once supported a variety of other equally intriguing mammals that have no close living relatives: armored mammals with tail c..
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  • How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation, Paperback
    The bestselling authors of How God Changes Your Brain reveal the neurological underpinnings of enlightenment, offering unique strategies to help readers experience its many benefits. In this original and groundbreaking book, Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert Waldman turn their attention to the ..
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  • How to Be Human: Consciousness, Language and 48 More Things That Make You You, Hardcover
    What is it that makes us human? Is it language, imagination, morality, or is it that we cook and wear shoes? Or perhaps we are less human than we think (Neanderthal and Denisovan genes can be found within all of us ). Once again, New Scientist have all of the fascinating and unexpected answers, and..
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  • How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures, Paperback
    Go on a fascinating nature hunt to find the camouflaged octopus, crabs, brilliantly-painted tropical fish, and other wonderful sea creatures hidden in the pages of this book. NUME CARTE: How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures, PaperbackISBN: 0448404788PRET EDITURA: 16.99AUTOR(i): Ruth Heller..
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  • Ib Biology Course Book: 2014 Edition: Oxford Ib Diploma Program, Paperback
    The only diploma program biology resource developed with the IB to accurately match the new 2014 syllabus for both SL and HL. This revised edition gives you unparallelled support for the new concept-based approach to learning: the Nature of science. Understanding, applications and skills are integra..
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  • Insects and Other Arthropods of Tropical America, Paperback
    Visitors to tropical forests generally come to see the birds, mammals, and plants. Aside from butterflies, however, insects usually do not make it on the list of things to see. This is a shame. Insects are everywhere, they are often as beautiful as the showiest of birds, and they have a fascinating ..
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  • Introduction to California Chaparral, Paperback
    The characteristic look of California Chaparral--a soft bluish-green blanket of vegetation gently covering the hills--is known to millions who have seen it as the backdrop in movies and television productions. This complex ecological community of plants and animals is not just a feature of the hills..
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  • Know It All Biology: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts in Biology, Each Explained in Under a Minute, Paperback
    The Know-It-All series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one pictur..
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  • Lemurs, Paperback
    Lemurs explores the fascinating world of primates. The title includes information about classification, habitats, adaptations, food chains, behavior, and intelligence. Readers will also learn about the threats these creatures face, how they can help protect them and their habitats, and what the futu..
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  • Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC: Tracking Ebola and the World's Deadliest Viruses, Paperback
    ``Level 4 is the highest degree of laboratory containment for isolation and experimentation on microbiological organisms. Level-4 organisms produce lethal illnesses in humans and, for the most part, have no treatment and no prevention. Among the most infamous are Ebola and Lassa.`` fromLevel 4 Virus..
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  • Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World, Hardcover
    Microbes create medicines, filter waste water, and clean pollution. They give cheese funky flavors, wines complex aromas, and bread a nutty crumb. Life at the Edge of Sight is a stunning visual exploration of the inhabitants of an invisible world, from the pioneering findings of a seventeenth-centur..
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  • Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners, Paperback
    Leonardo da Vinci once mused that we know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot, an observation that is as apt today as it was five hundred years ago. The biological world under our toes is often unexplored and unappreciated, yet it teems with life. In one square ..
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  • Life Itself: A Comprehensive Inquiry Into the Nature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life, Paperback
    Why are living things alive? As a theoretical biologist, Robert Rosen saw this as the most fundamental of all questions-and yet it had never been answered satisfactorily by science. The answers to this question would allow humanity to make an enormous leap forward in our understanding of the princip..
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