New Arrivals - Sciences
"Exploring the cell's astonishing architecture, intelligence, and ability to function harmoniously, this book offers excercises for applying the lessons of our cells to live well and thrive"--P.  of cover.
Poses the question: What if the way we categorized the living world were reshuffled for a moment, from a system designed to inform us about evolutionary relationships among species, to one with two camps based on abundance (the Kingdom of Common species and the Kingdom of Rarities)? What new observations and connections would emerge?
Examines the effects of releasing thirty-one Canadian gray wolves into Yellowstone National Park in 1995 and 1996, including changed behavior patterns and changes in the ecosystem.
It's a tired turn of phrase, but the grass is always greener on the other side. And for gardeners, it's not just the grass -- it's the flowers, the shrubs, and the trees. No longer! Pining to grow lilac but lack the full sun? Try the fragrant pink ...
A portrait of the tiny Manitoba community to which numerous scientists, conservationists, and tourists flock to observe regional polar bears explores how the species has become a lightning rod for environmental debate.
Demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the technical details to examine the underlying intuition essential for understanding statistical concepts.
Traces the unique qualities of the human species to astronomical events that occurred billions of years ago, revealing how the molecular development of human life can be linked to the evolution of the cosmos.
Explains how to prevent bedbugs, identify them, and exterminate them, in a book that includes tips for travelers, advice on buying secondhand goods, and provides environmentally friendly methods and solutions.
Quantum physicist Jim Al-Khalili examines nine notable scientific paradoxes and presents possible solutions for them.
From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe.
"A first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur ... beginning with classical mechanics"--Dust jacket flap.
Seeks to explain why homo sapiens survived while other hominids did not, drawing on recent scientific discoveries and examining the survival value of such factors as premature births, long childhoods, and an extremely social nature.