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Big science - Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex Big science - Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex

"From a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and Los Angeles Times contributor, the untold story of how science went “big,” built the bombs that helped win World War II, and became dependent on government and industry—and the forgotten genius who started it all, Ernest Lawrence."--

Jul 6, 2015
Life's greatest secret - the race to crack the genetic code. Life's greatest secret - the race to crack the genetic code.

Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world. The code forms the most striking proof of Darwin's hypothesis that all organisms are related, holds tremendous promise for improving human well-being, and has transformed the way we think about life. Matthew Cobb interweaves science, biography and anecdote in a book that mixe

Jul 6, 2015
Midwest foraging - 115 wild and flavorful edibles from burdock to wild peach Midwest foraging - 115 wild and flavorful edibles from burdock to wild peach

Jul 3, 2015
Of orcas and men - what killer whales can teach us Of orcas and men - what killer whales can teach us

A revelatory history of orcas evaluates them as one of the planet's most intelligent animals, challenging beliefs about their "killer" natures while citing the threats to their populations.

Jul 1, 2015
SPSS statistics for dummies SPSS statistics for dummies

Jun 30, 2015
Tales of remarkable birds Tales of remarkable birds

Throughout the bird world, examples of strange and seemingly inexplicable behaviours abound. For example: Why do Male Fairywrens bring flowers to females as a nuptial gift in the pre-dawn darkness? Especially when the gift-givers are not the official mates of the females concerned, but visitors, and furthermore they may give these gifts in full view of the official mate. Why do gangs of White-winged Choughs 'kidnap' their neighbours' fledglings and then keep them in their 'gang'. Which bird is s

Jul 1, 2015
The deeper genome - why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye The deeper genome - why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye

Jul 6, 2015
The forest unseen - a year's watch in nature The forest unseen - a year's watch in nature

"In this wholly original book, biologist David Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature's path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life. Each short chapter begins with a simple observation: a salamander scuttling across the leaf litter; the first blossom of spring wildflowers. From these, Haskell spins a web of biology and ecology, explai

Jul 6, 2015