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  1. Book ImageSend Us a Lady Physician: Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920

    Ruth J. Abram

    The irony of women’s acceptance into the medical world, and the unfortunate decline in their status at the beginning of the twentieth-century, is illustrated in this volume through words and pictures. By focusing on the class of 1879 at the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, the authors of the various essays depict individual trials, frustrations, and victories of nineteenth-century women physicians; and we come to understand a vital aspect of our history and how it affects us all today.More

  2. Book ImageThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Diane Ackerman

    Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  3. Book ImageEssential Cell Biology

    Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Et Al.

    Fourth Edition

    Sets the standard for teaching the central concepts of cell biologyMore

  4. Book ImageEssential Cell Biology

    Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Et Al.

    Fourth Edition

    Sets the standard for teaching the central concepts of cell biologyMore

  5. Book ImageEssential Cell Biology

    Bruce Alberts, Karen Hopkin, Alexander D. Johnson, Et Al.

    Fifth Edition

    The gold standard textbook, thoroughly updated—now with online homeworkMore

  6. Book ImageEssential Cell Biology

    Bruce Alberts, Karen Hopkin, Alexander D. Johnson, Et Al.

    Fifth Edition

    The gold standard textbook, thoroughly updated—now with online homeworkMore

  7. Book ImageEssential Cell Biology

    Bruce Alberts, Karen Hopkin, Alexander D. Johnson, Et Al.

    Fifth Edition

    The gold standard textbook, thoroughly updated—now with online homeworkMore

  8. Book ImageMolecular Biology of the Cell

    Bruce Alberts, Alexander D. Johnson, Julian Lewis, Et Al.

    Sixth Edition

    The definitive text in cell biologyMore

  9. Book ImageMolecular Biology of the Cell

    Bruce Alberts, Alexander D. Johnson, Julian Lewis, Et Al.

    Sixth Edition

    The definitive text in cell biologyMore

  10. Book ImageIn a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects

    John Alcock, Turid Forsyth

    An elegant combination of meticulous science and nature reverie that draws its reader into the diverse, competitive, and even seductive world of desert plants and insects.More

  11. Book ImageThe Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    “Superb. . . . A gently studious Bill Bryson crossed with an upbeat and relaxed WG Sebald.”—James McConnachie, Sunday Times (UK)More

  12. Book ImageAnatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    "A marvelous, organ-by-organ journey through the body eclectic…Irresistible [and] impressive." —John J. Ross, Wall Street JournalMore

  13. Book ImageThe Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis

    Arthur Allen

    “Thought-provoking…[Allen] writes without sanctimony and never simplifies the people in his book or the moral issues his story inevitably raises." —Wall Street JournalMore

  14. Book ImageVaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver

    Arthur Allen

    "A timely, fair-minded and crisply written account."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageEarth: The Operators' Manual

    Richard B. Alley

    The book—companion to a PBS series—that proves humans are causing global warming and offers a path to the future.More

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