Biology

Pond & River
Full-color photos. "A very attractive pictorial introduction to plants and animals found in aquatic habitats at various seasons of the year. Chapters focus on fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, plants, insects, mollusks, estuaries, and the salt...

21.02.2015

The Cave Bear Story
Björn Olof Lennartson Kurtén (1924–1988) was a distinguished vertebrate paleontologist. He belonged to the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. He was a professor in paleontology at the University of Helsinki from 1972 up to his death in...

04.11.2012

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness
This book investigates the philosophical, empirical, and theoretical bases on which a cognitive neuroscience of consciousness can be founded. The research questions reviewed include: Does perception occur without awareness? Can the neural bases...

25.05.2015

State of the World 2012
In the 2012 edition of its flagship report, Worldwatch celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit with a far-reaching analysis of progress toward building sustainable economies. Written in clear language with easy-to-read charts,...

05.10.2012

The Violence of the Green Revolution
Set in the context of a sophisticated critique of the privileged epistemological position oachieved by modern science, whereby it both aspires to provide technological solutions for social and political problems while at the same time disclaiming...

24.12.2015

Green Hermeticism
A series of gatherings took place in 2006 to discuss the contemporary relevance of the ancient sacred science of hermeticism, or alchemy. This book is a partial record of those meetings, focusing on finding a spiritual and cultural path for the...

11.10.2016

Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice
Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice provides a comprehensive overview of the achievements and challenges confronting the environmental justice movement. Pressured by increased international competition and the demand for higher profits,...

28.11.2012

One Long Argument
Interesting look at Darwin's theories within the intellectual context of the past 150 years. Mayr doesn't go into a lot of detail about the theories or the data supporting them, however he does break the theories down into components that can be...

20.07.2013

Molecular Neuropharmacology
Turn to the classic primer of Molecular Neuroscience for a complete understanding of nervous system function and its relationship to human neurologic disordersA Doody's Core Title for 2011!4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This is an...

23.04.2015

Speciation
I really liked this book, and it truly is one of the great works of evolutionary biology to come out in the past decade. A wonderful, in-depth, and interesting summary of the field of speciation research. Coyne and Orr do show their biases (and the...

04.03.2017

Keywords in Evolutionary Biology
Written by renowned historians, philosophers and biologists - including, among others, Stephen Jay Gould, Diane Paul, John Beatty, Robert Richards, Richard Lewontin, David Sloan Wilson, Peter Bowler and Richard Dawkins - these essays identify and...

18.08.2013

The Synaptic Organization of the Brain
It is widely recognized that the neural basis of brain function can be fully understood only by integrating many disciplines at many levels. Studies os synaptic organization are bringing about a quiet revolution in achieving this goal, as documented...

21.09.2017

The Scientific American Brave New Brain
This fascinating and highly accessible book presents fantastic but totally feasible projections of what your brain may be capable of in the near future. It shows how scientific breakthroughs and amazing research are turning science fiction into...

01.01.2018

Principles of Neural Science
Hardcover. Pub Date: 2000 Pages: 1414 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical The MOST authoritative introduction to the AIN its Structure function. Development and control of behavior available today. Presents both a comprehensive summary of the state of...

09.07.2013

Simple in Means, Rich in Ends
While reading this book, I realized that as a society, we could cut out half of the things we "do"without detriment to a vibrant culture...the question remains why we have not yet done this.I particularly liked:development of ritual for...

11.10.2015

The Enlightened Brain
There's been a major breakthrough in the world's oldest research experiment. For over 2,500 years, Buddhist meditators have investigated the human psyche. Now with the help of modern neuroscience, we have gained an unprecedented understanding of how...

15.12.2015

Recollections of My Life
Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934) made prolific and lasting contributions to understanding "the life of the infinitely small." Widely thought of as the founder of neuroscience, Cajal made remarkable explorations into the organization and function...

09.06.2018