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Gods of the morning - a bird's eye view of a changing world Gods of the morning - a bird's eye view of a changing world

Aug 5, 2015
Invasive species - what everyone needs to know Invasive species - what everyone needs to know

Of the 7,000 estimated non-native species present in North America, approximately 1,000 are invasive. Clearly, invasive species are in the minority, but their small numbers don't keep them from causing billions of dollars in economic and ecological harm each year. Policymakers and ecologists continue to try to figure out which species might be harmful, which invasive species are doing the most damage, and which of these might respond best to eradication efforts. Invasive species reports and case

Jul 31, 2015
Life on the edge - the coming of age of quantum biology Life on the edge - the coming of age of quantum biology

Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? It is remarkable that in this age of cloning and even synthetic biology, nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene which provided a new perspective on evolution by shifting the focus of natural selection from organisms to genes, Life On The Edge alters our

Jul 31, 2015
R for Dummies. R for Dummies.

This accessible guide is the ideal introduction to R for complete beginners. Learn to master the programming language of choice among statisticians and data analysts worldwide.

Jul 29, 2015
Rachel Carson and her sisters - extraordinary women who have shaped America's environment Rachel Carson and her sisters - extraordinary women who have shaped America's environment

In Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers and introducing her to a new, contemporary audience. Rachel Carson was the first American to combine two longstanding, but separate strands of American environmentalism - the love of nature and a concern for human health. Widely known for her 1962 best-seller, Silent Spring, Carson

Jul 31, 2015
The president's salmon - restoring the king of fish and its home waters The president's salmon - restoring the king of fish and its home waters

Aug 5, 2015
The sacred depths of nature The sacred depths of nature

"Reconciles the modern scientific understanding of reality with our timeless spiritual yearnings for reverence and continuity ... Her clarity makes it possible for even nonscientists to appreciate that the origins of life and the universe are no less meaningful because of our increasingly scientific understanding of them"--Publisher description.

Aug 4, 2015
Voices in the ocean - a journey into the wild and haunting world of dolphins Voices in the ocean - a journey into the wild and haunting world of dolphins

"While swimming off the coast of Maui, Susan Casey was surrounded by a pod of spinner dolphins. It was a profoundly transporting experience, and it inspired her to embark on a two-year global adventure to explore the nature of these remarkable beings and their complex relationship to humanity. Casey examines the career of the controversial John Lilly, the pioneer of modern dolphin studies whose work eventually led him down some very strange paths. She visits a community in Hawaii whose adherents

Aug 5, 2015