Smithsonian's Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth

Discover something new about our planet and celebrate the centennial of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History with the large format, full-color visual guide, NATURAL HISTORY (Dorling-Kindersley, $50). Organized by topic, from minerals to mammals, microscopic life to moonrats, and arranged in clearly demarcated subsections, the book seems to present an almost impossible amount of information. There are also a number of two-page spreads which focus on a particular species, offering more details on habit and anatomy. Open the book anywhere and prepare to be awestruck by this gorgeous display of and paean to life.

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By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780756667528
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Published: DK - October 4th, 2010

The Complete Human Body: The Definitive Visual Guide [With DVD ROM] - Alice Roberts

The perfect book for teenagers and plenty of adults, too, THE COMPLETE HUMAN BODY (Dorling-Kindersley, $50) explains everything you wanted to know about your body but were afraid to ask.  With almost 500 pages of color plates depicting the detailed anatomical parts and how they work together to function as digestive, neurological, reproductive, and many other systems, Alice Roberts, a medical doctor and anatomist, presents the human body as a complex machine with many intricately developed moving parts.  The last section of this ambitiously conceived volume covers a large number of medical conditions that develop when this human machine malfunctions, and the book also features an interactive DVD.

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Siddhartha Mukherjee

For anyone whose life has been touched by cancer (probably all of us),THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES (Scribner, $30) is a fantastic introduction to the disease and to its history, cultural significance, and the legacy of our battles to overcome it.  An assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbyterian Hospital, Siddhartha Mukherjee considers his subject from all angles, scientific as well as personal, telling this epic story with energy, eloquence, and a deep appreciation for the human stories behind the medicine.  

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$32.00
ISBN: 9781439107959
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Published: Scribner - November 16th, 2010

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ISBN: 9781439170915
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Published: Scribner - August 9th, 2011

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