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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-eye View of the World
The Botany of Desire
A Plant's-eye View of the World
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0375760393
Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 100,000 first printing.
The Great Naturalists
The Great Naturalists
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500251398
Traces the story of natural history as reflected by the lives, observations, and discoveries of some of the world's forefront naturalists, including Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin, and Aristotle, in an account that is complemented by lavish paintings and drawings of animals and natural objects.
The World Without Us
The World Without Us
Hardcover      ISBN: 0312347294
A thought-provoking study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed from the equation examines our short-term and long-term legacy for the planet, from the objects of today's world that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind. 100,000 first printing.

Paperback      ISBN: 0309037395
Essays discuss the importance of biodiversity, ecological threats, conservation monitoring, preservation, technology, and the prospects for the future
Paperback      ISBN: 0805366342
Why Choose This Book?: How We Make Decisions
Why Choose This Book?
How We Make Decisions
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525949828
A director in theoretical neuroscience introduces readers to the latest findings in the science of decision-making, offering an accessible discussion of the origins of aesthetic choices, ethical behavior, financial decisions, and more, in an account that also connects behavioral science to mental illness and addiction.
Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
Autism's False Prophets
Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0231146361
Looks at the history of autism research and argues that the media and advocates have mislead the public in their declaration that childhood vaccinations are the cause of autism.
The Biology Of Transcendence: A Blueprint Of The Human Spirit
The Biology Of Transcendence
A Blueprint Of The Human Spirit
Paperback      ISBN: 1594770166
Joseph Chilton Pearce examines the current biological understanding of our neural organization to address how we can transcend our current evolutionary capacities and limitations. It is the dynamic interaction of the head brain (intellect) and heart brain (intelligence), of biology and spirit, that allows transcendence from one evolutionary place to the next.
Challenging Nature: The Clash Between Biotechnology and Spirituality
Challenging Nature
The Clash Between Biotechnology and Spirituality
Paperback      ISBN: 0060582685
A distinguished molecular biologist examines the scientific principles and research behind the emerging field of biotechnology, discussing the clash between science and spirituality and the ramifications of that conflict in terms of hindering life-saving scientific innovations. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology
An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521641101
A textbook about the mathematical modelling of biological and physiological phenomena for mathematically sophisticated students.