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  1. 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

  2. Book ImagePlan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Lester R. Brown

    Substantially Revised

    “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant, Washington PostMore

  3. Book ImagePlan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    Lester R. Brown

    A bold new plan for those concerned about rising temperatures, population projections, and spreading water scarcity.More

  4. Book ImagePlaying God in the Nursery

    Jeff Lyon

    “The power of Lyon’s book is that he has successfully returned the issue of newborn intensive care from the political or ethical to the profoundly, disturbingly personal. . . . A moving, impressive book.” —Robin Marantz Henig, Washington PostMore

  5. Book ImageThe Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The New York Times bestseller: “You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life.”—Jon StewartMore

  6. Book ImagePoetries and Sciences, A Reissue of Science and Poetry (1926, 1935) with Commentary

    I. A. Richards

    The reissue of this essay is an important event. The controversy between the life of the imagination and the life of technology has never been as strong as it is today, and so Professor Richards’ observations are of special value.More

  7. Book ImagePower Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution

    Christopher Flavin, Nicholas Lenssen, Linda Starke

    Power Surge predicts a turbulent next decade, as large energy companies struggle to preserve the status quo and newer firms and their environmental allies fight to change government policy and open up energy markets to greater competition. Some giant oil, auto, and utility companies may find themselves in the current position of IBM—overtaken by competitors who are better able to anticipate the coming revolution.More

  8. Book ImageThe Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life

    Daniel N. Stern

    While most psychotherapies agree that therapeutic work in the 'here and now' has the greatest power to bring about change, few if any books have ever addressed the problem of what 'here and now' actually means.More

  9. Book ImageThe Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness

    Oren Harman

    “Enthralling.”—Frans de Waal, The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageThe Primary Source: Tropical Forests and Our Future

    Norman Myers

    Second Edition

    “With extensive knowledge and avid enthusiasm. . . . Myers, a worldwide conservation consultant, presents a sobering, consciousness-raising account of the environmental crisis that will develop if the thoughtless exploitation of tropical forests is allowed to continue. . . . An important contribution.” —ALA BooklistMore

  11. Book ImagePrime Mover: A Natural History of Muscle

    Steven Vogel

    The story—and the science—of nature's greatest engine.More

  12. Book ImagePrinciples of Animal Behavior

    Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Third Edition

    Current, balanced, and comprehensive.More

  13. Book ImagePrinciples of Chemistry

    Michael Munowitz

    "Can Munowitz write or what!" exclaimed one advance reviewer of this extraordinary new text.More

  14. Book ImagePrinciples of Developmental Biology

    Sarah Hake, Fred Wilt

    Fred Wilt and Sarah Hake’s Principles of Developmental Biology is a modern new text for the undergraduate course in developmental biology, informed by the molecular and cell biology revolutions that have changed the field over the last fifteen years.More

  15. Book ImagePrinciples of Physics

    Hans C. Ohanian

    PrinciplesofPhysics is a textbook for a one year algebra-based introduction physics course. The book is intended for students in the life sciences, the premedical curriculum, the earth and environmental sciences, and the liberal arts.More

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