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  1. 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

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

    Roy Porter

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageServants of Nature: A History of Scientific Institutions, Enterprises, and Sensibilities

    Lewis Pyenson, Susan Sheets-Pyenson

    A penetrating account of how science, perhaps above all other human endeavors, has shaped-and been shaped by-society. The Norton History of Science in Society explores the interaction between scientific practice and public life from antiquity to the present, showing how...More

  9. Book ImageSpillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    David Quammen

    “Science writing as detective story at its best.” —Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific AmericanMore

  10. Book ImageEbola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

    David Quammen

    “A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter IsaacsonMore

  11. Book ImageThe Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

    David Quammen

    "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageNatural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

    David Quammen

    "David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today."--Tim Cahill, author of Lost in My Own BackyardMore

  13. Book ImageDreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

    David K. Randall

    An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep.More

  14. Book ImageDreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

    David K. Randall

    An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep.More

  15. Book ImageThe Nemesis Affair: A Story of the Death of Dinosaurs and the Ways of Science

    David M. Raup

    "David Raup is, to put it baldly and justly, the world's most brilliant paleontologist."-Stephen Jay GouldMore

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