A Gardener's Education
Paperback ISBN: 0802140114
The author of The Botany of Desire draws on his gardening experiences to explore attitudes toward nature and wilderness, environmental questions, and what gardening teaches about the borders between nature and culture. Reprint.
Planting the Future
Saving Our Medicinal Herbs
Paperback ISBN: 0892818948
Planting the Future shows how land stewardship, habitat protection, and sustainable cultivation are of critical importance to ensure an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for future generations.
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.
The Ghost Map
Paperback ISBN: 1594482691
A historical chronicle of Victorian London's worst cholera outbreak traces the day-by-day efforts of Dr. John Snow, who put his own life on the line in his efforts to prove his previously dismissed contagion theory about how the epidemic was spreading. Reprint.
Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
Paperback ISBN: 074320011x
A look inside the often hidden world of parasites turns the clock back to the beginning of life on Earth to answer key questions about these highly evolved and resilient life forms.
The Emperor of Scent
A True Story of Perfume and Obsession
Paperback ISBN: 0375759816
Provides a close-up look at scientific maverick Luca Turin, a man whose remarkable powers of smell and obsession with perfume led to the discovery of how the nose works and how scents are detected. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Growth of Biological Thought
Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance
Paperback ISBN: 0674364465
An incisive study of the development of the biological sciences chronicles the origins, maturation, and modern views of the classification of life forms, the evolution of species, and the inheritance and variation of characteristics