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The Physics of Baseball (3rd Edition)

By: Adair, Robert K

Price: $12.65

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2002-05-07

Seller ID: 9780060084363


Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising -- and always illuminating.This newly revised third edition considers recent developments in the science of sport such as the neur... View more info

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Body by Design: An Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body

By: Alan L. Gillen

Price: $16.23

Publisher: Master Books: 2001-06-01

Seller ID: 9780890512968


The basic anatomy and physiology in each of the 11 body systems from a creational viewpoint. Every chapter examines different organs and structures giving evidence for theistic design. Focus sections that highlight the interwoven complexity between the body systems are also included. Students are challenged to think through the evidence-the facts as we know them today-and to consider the statistical likelihood of macroevolution. The end result is an effective, interwoven... View more info

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The Creative Brain: The Science of Genius

By: Andreasen, Nancy C.

Price: $14.46

Publisher: Plume: 2006-10-31

Seller ID: 9780452287815


Shakespeare's tragic plays, Mozart's sublime symphonies, Einstein's revolutionary theories--how did these geniuses create such magnificent and highly original works? Were their brains different from those of ordinary people? Using modern neuroscience together with first-person accounts of creative breakthroughs from artists and scientists such as Mozart, Henri Poincare, and Neil Simon, The Creative Brain illuminates where extraordinary creativity comes from.Acclaim... View more info

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Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution, Second Edition

By: Appelo, C.A.J.; Postma, Dieke; Appelo, C.A.J. [Editor]; Postma, Dieke [Editor];

Price: $82.37

Publisher: CRC Press: 2005-04-17

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780415364287


Building on the success of its 1993 predecessor, this second edition of Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution has been thoroughly re-written, updated and extended to provide a complete and authoritative account of modern hydrogeochemistry. Offering a quantitative approach to the study of groundwater quality and the interaction of water, minerals, gases, pollutants and microbes, this book shows how physical and chemical theory can be applied to explain observed wa... View more info

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Directed Evolution Library Creation: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)

By: Arnold, Frances H. [Editor]; Georgiou, George [Editor];

Price: $214.70

Publisher: Humana Press: 2003-04-25

Seller ID: 9781588292858


A comprehensive compendium of cutting-edge protocols for the generation of molecular diversity. Described in step-by-step detail to ensure experimental success, these protocols include readily reproducible methods for random mutagenesis of entire genes or segments of genes, for homologous and nonhomologus recombination, and for constructing in vivo libraries in bacteria and yeast. In addition to the various protocols for creating libraries, this volume also describes way... View more info

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Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $8.18

Publisher: Asimov, Isaac: 1993-11-23

Seller ID: 9780449220597


A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from " what makes the wind blow?" to " how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. " A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL View more info

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The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land Of The Chemical Elements (Science Masters Series)

By: Atkins, P. W.

Price: $15.33

Publisher: Basic Books: 1997-05-02

Seller ID: 9780465072668


Come on a journey into the heart of matter--and enjoy the process --as a brilliant scientist and entertaining tour guide takes you on a fascinating voyage through the Periodic Kingdom, the world of the elements. The periodic table, your map for this trip, is the most important concept in chemistry. It hangs in classrooms and labs throughout the world, providing support for students, suggesting new avenues of research for professionals, succinctly organizing the whole of ... View more info

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Reference Book to Accompany Practical Problems in Groundwater Hydrology: Problem-Based Learning Using Excel Worksheets

By: Bair, Scott; Lahm, Terry D

Price: $155.94

Publisher: Pearson: 2006-01-28

Seller ID: 9780131456679


This is the first groundwater hydrology book composed "entirely" of genuine, applied problems covering a range of groundwater hydrology topics. Includes 21 exercises that help sharpen quantitative skills, require data analysis and concept exploration, and incorporate current image and graphic technologies. Uses a unique case-study approach to common groundwater problems and current situations; applies exercises to well-documented case studies that use intriguing story li... View more info

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Bond's Biology of Fishes, 3rd Edition

By: Barton, Michael

Price: $309.32

Publisher: Thomson Brooks: 2006-01-04

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780120798759


This revision of Bond's classic text is an introduction to the study of fishes. This text can be used for undergraduate courses in ichthyology or for fish sections of vertebrate biology courses. It provides an excellent background for the study of more advanced works on fishes. View more info

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Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems

By: Begon, Michael; Townsend, Colin R.; Harper, John L.

Price: $181.80

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell: 2006-01-14

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9781405111171


Begon, Townsend, and Harper's "Ecology" has long been regarded as the definitive textbook on all aspects of ecology. This new edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, from the first principles of ecology to the current state of the field, and aims to improve students' preparedness to address the environmental problems of the new millennium.Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition includes: three new chapters on applied ecology, reflecting ... View more info

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Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution

By: Behe, Michael J.

Price: $16.23

Publisher: Free Press: 2006-03-13

Edition: 10

Seller ID: 9780743290319


"Darwin's Black Box" helped to launch the Intelligent Design movement: the argument that nature exhibits evidence of design, beyond Darwinian randomness. Today, with the movement stronger than ever, Michael J. Behe updates the book with an important new Afterword on the state of the debate. "--Time" Naming "Darwin's Black Box" to the National Review's list of the 100 most important nonfiction works of the twentieth century, George Gilder wrote that it "overthrows... View more info

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Introduction to Paleobiology and the Fossil Record

By: Benton, Michael; Harper, David A. T.

Price: $121.53

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell: 2009-02-02

Seller ID: 9781405141574


This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, and from homeobox genes to cladistics. All the well-known fossil groups are included, including microfossils and invertebrates, but an impo... View more info

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Biochemistry of the Eye (Perspectives in Vision Research)

By: Berman, Elaine R.

Price: $315.26

Publisher: Springer: 1991-04-30

Seller ID: 9780306436338


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Discover the Stars: Starwatching Using the Naked Eye, Binoculars, or a Telescope

By: Berry, Richard

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Broadway Books: 1987-12-13

Seller ID: 9780517565292


For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars. Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of all the stars and constellations visible with the naked eye and introduces you to deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars or a simple telescope. The tour is conducted by the editor of Astronomy magazine, Richard Berry, whose two-color, computer-plotted ... View more info

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Life Is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition

By: Berry, Wendell

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Counterpoint: 2001-05-01

Seller ID: 9781582431413


In Life Is a Miracle, the devotion of science to the quantitative and reductionist world is measured against the mysterious, qualitative suggestions of religion and art. Berry sees life as the collision of these separate forces, but without all three in the mix we are left at sea in the world. View more info

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Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health

By: Bill Sargent

Price: $29.87

Publisher: UPNE: 2006-02-28

Seller ID: 9781584655312


Surviving almost unmolested for 300 million years, the horseshoe crab is now the object of an intense legal and ethical struggle involving marine biologists, environmentalists, US government officials, biotechnologists, and international corporations. The source of this friction is the discovery 25 years ago that the blood of these ancient creatures serves as the basis for the most reliable test for the deadly and ubiquitous gram-negative bacteria. These bacteria are res... View more info

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Solar System Update (Springer Praxis Books)

By: Blondel, Philippe [Editor]; Mason, John [Editor];

Price: $339.15

Publisher: Springer: 2006-07-26

Seller ID: 9783540260561


This book, the first in a series of forthcoming volumes, consists of topical and timely reviews of a number of carefully selected topics in solar systemn science. Contributions, in form of up-to-date reviews, are mainly aimed at professional astronomers and planetary scientists wishing to inform themselves about progress in fields closely related to their own field of expertise. View more info

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Hominin Environments in the East African Pliocene: An Assessment of the Faunal Evidence (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology)

By: Bobe, René [Editor]; Alemseged, Zeresenay [Editor]; Behrensmeyer, Anna K. [Editor];

Price: $163.17

Publisher: Springer: 2007-11-29

Seller ID: 9781402030970


This volume presents the work of researchers at many sites spanning the East African Pliocene. The authors take a broad approach that seeks to compare paleoenvironmental and paleoecological patterns across localities and among various taxonomic groups. This volume aims to synthesize large amounts of faunal data, and to present the evolution of East African vertebrates in the context of environmental and climatic changes during the Pliocene. View more info

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The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy

By: Bookchin, Murray

Price: $23.37

Publisher: AK Press: 2005-07-01

Seller ID: 9781904859260


"The very notion of the domination of nature by man stems from the very real domination of human by human." With this succinct formulation, Murray Bookchin launches his most ambitious work, "The Ecology of Freedom." An engaging and extremely readable book of breathtaking scope, its inspired synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces our conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized cap... View more info

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Memory and the Mediterranean

By: Braudel, Fernand

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Vintage: 2002-12-03

Seller ID: 9780375703997


A grand sweep of history by the late Fernand Braudel-one of the twentieth century's most influential historians-Memory and the Mediterranean""chronicles the Mediterranean's immeasurably rich past during the foundational period from prehistory to classical antiquity, illuminating nothing less than the bedrock of our civilization and the very origins of Western culture. Essential for historians, yet written explicitly for the general reader, this magnificent account of... View more info