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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.

Jul 31, 2015
Spirals in time - the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells Spirals in time - the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells

Stories of seashells stretch from the deep past into the present day. They are touchstones leading into fascinating realms of the natural world and cutting-edge science. Shell-makers (members of the phylum Mollusca) are among the most ancient and successful animals on the planet. They live extraordinary lives in many strange places; they create vital food and homes for other animals, and across the ages, people have used shells not only as trinkets but also as powerful symbols of sex and death,

Jul 27, 2015
Relativity - the special and the general theory Relativity - the special and the general theory

Jul 24, 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
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
Quantum mechanics Quantum mechanics

"Suitable for advanced undergraduates, this thorough text explores the origins of quantum theory and foundations of wave mechanics as well as wave packets and the uncertainty principle, the Schro┬Ędinger equation, and one-dimensional problems. Additional topics include operators and eigenfunctions, scattering theory, matrix mechanics, angular momentum and spin, perturbation theory, and identical particles"--

Jul 27, 2015
Peterson field guide to finding mammals in North America Peterson field guide to finding mammals in North America

Jul 27, 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
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
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

Jul 31, 2015
Dinosaur art - the world's greatest paleoart Dinosaur art - the world's greatest paleoart

Ten of the top contemporary paleoartists reveal a selection of their work and discuss their working methods and distinct styles.

Jul 24, 2015
A pocket guide to sharks of the world A pocket guide to sharks of the world

Sharks are some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. We still have a lot to learn about these fascinating creatures, which are more seriously threatened with extinction and in greater need of conservation and management than any other major group of vertebrates. A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World is the first field guide to identify, illustrate, and describe the world's 501 shark species. Its compact format makes it handy for many situations, including recognizing living species,

Jul 24, 2015