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  1. Book ImageLearning Astronomy by Doing Astronomy: Collaborative Lecture Activities

    Stacy Palen, Ana Larson

    Education research shows that students learn by doing.More

  2. Book ImageUnderstanding Our Universe

    Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, Bradford Smith, Et Al.

    Second Edition

    Students learn astronomy by doing astronomy.More

  3. Book ImageThe Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change

    Stephen R. Palumbi

    "Palumbi has hit upon...one of the most important but widely neglected issues of our time."—Edward O. WilsonMore

  4. Book ImageIdeas and Information: Managing in a High-Tech World

    Arno Penzias

    Ideas and Information is extremely pleasant to read. It is full of fascinating and enlightening stories told brilliantly by a Nobel laureate who not only excels as a scientist but also is outstanding as a research manager.” —Hiroshi Inose, Director General, National Center for Science Information System, Tokyo, JapanMore

  5. Book ImageA Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization

    John Perlin

    A contemporary view of the effects of wood, as used for building and fuel, and of deforestation on the development of civilization.More

  6. Book ImageScientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond

    Andrew J. Petto, Laurie R. Godfrey

    From leading scientists, lawyers, and educators—a decisive rebuttal to those who undermine science in the name of religion.More

  7. Book ImageHow the Mind Works

    Steven Pinker

    “A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of BooksMore

  8. Book ImageNo Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses

    Peter Piot

    As a young scientist, Peter Piot named a newly discovered virus "ebola." This is the story of his extraordinary career.More

  9. Book ImageThe Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS

    Elizabeth Pisani

    “[A] rollicking, eye-opening, hilarious account of the underbelly of international AIDS research.”—Carlin Romano, Philadelphia InquirerMore

  10. Book ImageBlood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine

    Roy Porter

    "Chock-full of astonishing facts and fascinating illustrations."—BooklistMore

  11. Book ImageThe Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity

    Roy Porter

    "To combine enormous knowledge with a delightful style and a highly idiosyncratic point of view is Roy Porter's special gift, and it makes [this] book . . . alive and fascinating and provocative on every page."—Oliver Sacks, M.D.More

  12. Book ImageTreatment of Bipolar Illness: A Casebook for Clinicians and Patients

    Robert M. Post, Gabriele S. Leverich

    “Robert Post is one of the modern pioneers and towering figures in the investigation and treatment of bipolar illness. This volume is a master class in bipolar disorder.”—Russell T. Joffe, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School.More

  13. Book ImageLast Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity

    Sandra Postel

    As we approach the twenty-first century, we are entering a new era-an era of water scarcity.More

  14. Book ImagePillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?

    Sandra Postel

    The overriding lesson from history is that most irrigation-based civilizations fail. As we enter the third millennium the question arises: Will ours be any different?More

  15. Book ImageThe Anxious Brain: The Neurobiological Basis of Anxiety Disorders and How to Effectively Treat Them

    Steven M. Prinz, Margaret Wehrenberg

    Therapists and their clients benefit from understanding how anxiety is generated in the brain, how it can become panic or unbounded worry, and ultimately how the brain re-establishes the neurochemical balance that is basic to a state of well-being.More

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