The Human Brain Book - Rita Carter

The Human Brain Book (DK, $40), by Rita Carter, a prize-winning medical journalist, was immediately praised by our professional health-care customers. This profusely-illustrated volume, with sophisticated graphics conveying complex neuron activities and cognitive functions, is the ultimate reference book on the signature organ that defines our humanity. An accompanying DVD carries a wealth of additional neurological information about the normally functioning brain as well as a caseload of diseases and disorders.

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$40.00
ISBN: 9781465416025
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Published: DK - March 3rd, 2014

The Metamorphosis of Plants - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Gordon L. Miller

Believe it or not, German literary great Johann von Goethe was also a pioneering student of the natural world, discovering homology in the plant kingdom, and coining the term “morphology.” It was neither Faust nor Young Werther, but his science that Goethe considered his greatest legacy.  The Metamorphosis Of Plants (MIT Press, $21.95) is the slim scientific treatise in which this legacy is contained. When it was published in 1790, Goethe lamented the publishing technologies of the time, which prevented him from providing evidence of his observations. More than two centuries later, Seattle University historian Gordon Miller has carried out Goethe’s legwork, tracking down the particular plants of which Goethe wrote, laboriously photographing them, and presenting them with an enthusiastic introduction that presents Goethe’s ecology as important for today.

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By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Gordon L. Miller (Introduction by), Gordon L. Miller (Photographs by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780262013093
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Published: The MIT Press - September 11th, 2009

No Small Matter - Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whitesides

Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whiteside’s No Small Matter (Harvard Univ., $35) is a breathtakingly poetic book that approaches the big ideas of existence, such as love, life, and death from a scientific perspective. Each photograph of something on a nano- or microscale—the cell in silhouette, MRIs of brain activity, the nano transistors that compose the Internet—is discussed alongside “big” ideas that frame human existence and lead us to question the workings of our world. Beneath our different surfaces, we all share the same basic structures of life: atoms, electrons, and the tiniest nucleus around which everything in the universe revolves. As Frankel and Whiteside beautifully state, this “is all there is, and all we are.” Small things, in fact, do matter. Lacey Dunham

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780674035669
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Published: Belknap Press - November 9th, 2009

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