Science and the Environment

Picture of The Plundered Planet: Why We Must - and How We Can - Manage Nature for Global Prosperity.

The Plundered Planet: Why We Must - and How We Can - Manage Nature for Global Prosperity.

Collier, Paul.

Charts a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand and environmental romantici...

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Picture of The Compatibility Gene: How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves.

The Compatibility Gene: How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves.

Davis, Daniel M.

Humans have around 25,000 genes each. Those that vary the most from person to person are o...

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Picture of Penguin.

Penguin.

Martin, Stephen.

People have written for years about the charisma of these birds. They have captured hearts...

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Picture of Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia.

Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia.

Bardes, Charles L.

Modern medicine presents itself as a forward march of rational, scientific progressive enl...

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Picture of A Flutter of Butterflies.

A Flutter of Butterflies.

Braby, Michael F. and Olsen, Penny.

Don’t you just love the title? The butterflies in question are all illustrations held by t...

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Picture of It's a Jungle in There: How Competition and Cooperation in the Brain Shape the Mind.

It's a Jungle in There: How Competition and Cooperation in the Brain Shape the Mind.

Rosenbaum, David A.

He takes us on a surprising tour of cognitive psychology as he discusses the idea of apply...

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Picture of Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World.

Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World.

Riskin, Dan.

This is eye-opening, hair-raising and engaging science. Nature has delivered some ghoulish...

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Picture of Gadget Nation: A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention.

Gadget Nation: A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention.

Greenberg, Steve.

Provides plenty of stories of 'home grown' inventions and their often obsessed creators. S...

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Picture of The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals Collectors and Conservationists.

The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals Collectors and Conservationists.

Laufer, Peter.

His journey into the world of butterfly collecting is 'a true tale of beauty and obsession...

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Picture of The Naked Scientist: The Science of Everyday Life Laid Bare.

The Naked Scientist: The Science of Everyday Life Laid Bare.

Smith, Chris.

Stuffed with eye-opening information taken from scientific reports published throughout th...

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Picture of Taste Matters: Why We Like the Foods We Do.

Taste Matters: Why We Like the Foods We Do.

Prescott, John.

Some food preferences are puzzling he says, instancing sheep's eyes, tea with yak butter a...

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Picture of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.

Quammen, David.

Deals with zoonosis

which is an animal infection transmissible to humans. The storie...

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Picture of Common Names of Mammals of the World.

Common Names of Mammals of the World.

Wilson, Don E. and Cole, Russell F.

There are 4,629 mammal species in the world. This provides English common names for them a...

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