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BOOKS IN SCIENCE AND MATH

2013–2014

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FEATURED BOOKS PENGUINS

The Animal Answer Guide GERALD L. KOOYMAN and WAYNE LYNCH

Kooyman has studied penguins for decades and Lynch’s photographs of penguins in the wild are the best ever captured. The result of their combined effort is an engaging book that answers every penguin question you’ve ever had. 2013 192 pp., 39 color photos, 73 halftones 978-1-4214-1051-7 $26.95 paperback

FROGS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA two-volume set C. KENNETH DODD JR.

From tree frogs to terrestrial toads, this comprehensive resource offers an unparalleled synthesis of the biology, behavior, and conservation of frogs in North America. Full species accounts for all frogs north of Mexico make this the amphibian book of the decade. 2013 1,032 pp., 387 color photos, 32 b&w illus., 109 maps 978-1-4214-0633-6 $180.00 hardcover

GECKOS

The Animal Answer Guide AARON M. BAUER

“This book is recommended if you are considering getting a gecko for a pet or if you just want to know more about the ecology and behavior of the 1,400 or so living species of these peculiar lizards.” —Aiken Standard 2013 192 pp., 35 color photos, 94 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-0853-8 $26.95 paperback 978-1-4214-0925-2 $26.95 ebook

STARFISH

Biology and Ecology of the Asteroidea edited by JOHN M. LAWRENCE

The most complete illustrated scientific review of starfish ever published. 2013 288 pp., 17 color photos, 62 b&w photos, 101 line drawings, 2 maps 978-1-4214-0787-6 $100.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-1045-6 $100.00 ebook

FIELD GUIDE TO FISHES OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY EDWARD O. MURDY and JOHN A. MUSICK

illustrated by Val Kells

“This work is a must have for anglers, naturalists, scientists, outdoors people and anyone who just loves the Chesapeake Bay. Authors (and scientists) Murdy and Musick should be congratulated for such a comprehensive effort and the illustrations of artist Val Kells are nothing short of extraordinary.”

—Bay Weekly 2013 360 pp., 251 color illus., 2 maps 978-1-4214-0768-5 $24.95 paperback

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MAMMALS OF MEXICO edited by GERARDO CEBALLOS

“Mexico is a mega-diverse country, with one of the world’s richest mammal faunas. Gerardo Ceballos is an internationally recognized scientist known for his remarkable breadth and insights. This book . . . showcases both to great effect.” —Bruce Patterson, The Field Museum 2013 1016 pp., 574 color photos, 538 maps 978-1-4214-0843-9 $150.00 hardcover

THE QUICK GUIDE TO WILD EDIBLE PLANTS

Easy to Pick, Easy to Prepare LYTTON JOHN MUSSELMAN and HAROLD J. WIGGINS

“Drawing from a lifetime of foraging experience, Musselman and Wiggins expand the reader’s food gathering repertoire with simple recipes and a fascinating assortment of plants largely overlooked by the wild food literature.” —Samuel Thayer, author of The Forager’s Harvest 2013 144 pp., 116 color photos 978-1-4214-0871-2 $24.95 hardcover

THE HOUSING BOMB

Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society M. NILS PETERSON, TARLA RAI PETERSON, and JIANGUO LIU

“In this compelling book we are shown the destructive folly of humanity’s insatiable appetite for bigger and biggerhomes, and for second and third homes, a largely unrecognized factor in the human environmental predicament.” —Paul R. Ehrlich, Stanford University, author of The Population Bomb 2013 224 pp., 1 b&w photo, 17 line drawings 978-1-4214-1065-4 $29.95 hardcover

THE SCIENCE OF OCEAN WAVES

Ripples, Tsunamis, and Stormy Seas J. B. ZIRKER

A whirlwind tour of the world of waves—from the “ordinary” waves that constantly churn the sea to the rogues or freaks that can rise up seemingly from nowhere to heights of 20 meters or more. 2013 272 pp., 49 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1078-4 $39.95 hardcover 978-1-4214-1079-1 $39.95 ebook

ALIEN UNIVERSE

Extraterrestrial Life in Our Minds and in the Cosmos DON LINCOLN

If extraterrestrials exist, where are they? What is the probability that somewhere in the universe an Earth-like planet supports an advanced culture? In this gripping exploration, Lincoln exposes and explains the truths about the belief in and the search for alien life. 2013 256 pp., 23 b&w photos, 13 line drawings 978-1-4214-1072-2 $29.95 hardcover

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LIGHTS ON!

The Science of Power Generation MARK DENNY

Watt’s up? A reader-friendly introduction to all things power. 2013 264 pp., 23 halftones, 29 line drawings 978-1-4214-0996-2 $29.95 paperback

New in Paperback EINSTEIN’S JEWISH SCIENCE

Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion STEVEN GIMBEL

“Gimbel is an engaging writer . . . he takes readers on enlightening excursions through the nature of Judaism, Hegelian philosophy, wherever his curiosity leads.” —New York Times Book Review 2012 256 pp. 978-1-4214-1182-8 $22.95 paperback 978-1-4214-0575-9 $24.95 ebook

THE PRACTICAL EINSTEIN

Experiments, Patents, Inventions JÓZSEF ILLY

“In this compact, readable account, one discovers Einstein’s practical interests that lay beyond his seminal work in relativity and quantum physics.”

—Choice 2012 216 pp., 66 halftones, 6 line drawings 978-1-4214-1171-2 $35.00 paperback 978-1-4214-0533-9 $35.00 ebook

TREES OF LIFE

A Visual History of Evolution THEODORE W. PIETSCH

“With the concept of evolution now often iconified to the point of misrepresentation, Trees of Life reminds us that both the idea and its representation were—and are—fluid, debated, and reconstructed.” —Science 2012 376 pp., 5 halftones, 226 line drawings 978-1-4214-1185-9 $34.95 paperback

THE EVOLUTION OF OBESITY MICHAEL L. POWER and JAY SCHULKIN

“Goes far beyond anything else that is available on obesity . . . Power and Schulkin deserve much credit for their bold attempt to combine evolutionary and reductionist explanations, and for their unflinching acknowledgment of complexity.” —Nature 2009 408 pp., 16 halftones, 46 line drawings 978-1-4214-0960-3 $29.95 paperback

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GENERAL INTEREST A TOUR OF THE SENSES

How Your Brain Interprets the World JOHN M. HENSHAW

“A blend of research findings and real-world anecdotes about people’s sensory experiences enlivens this historical view of the science behind perception.”

—Science News 2012 288 pp., 4 halftones, 14 line drawings 978-1-4214-0436-3 $29.95 hardcover 978-1-4214-0474-5 $29.95 ebook

THE VEGETARIAN IMPERATIVE ANAND M. SAXENA

“A compelling case for a crucial change to a plant-based diet in order to halt the impending crisis.” —Choice 2011 280 pp., 6 line drawings 978-1-4214-0242-0 $24.95 hardcover

CATASTROPHES!

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters DONALD R. PROTHERO

“During a time when global climate change is becoming an increasing concern . . . Prothero’s book is a useful guide to the mechanisms and effects of some of nature’s most frightening events.” —Wired.com 2011 360 pp., 80 b&w photos, 37 line drawings, 16 color plates 978-0-8018-9692-7 $30.00 hardcover

INVENTING IRON MAN

The Possibility of a Human Machine E. PAUL ZEHR

foreword by Warren Ellis

“Zehr, surely one of the coolest of professors, has done something interesting, enlightening, and maybe just a bit quixotic; he has built a bridge between the fantasy science of superhero comics and the eyes-front innovations of real-life technological innovators.” —Dennis O’Neil, Iron Man writer and editor 2011 224 pp., 29 halftones, 12 line drawings 978-1-4214-0226-0 $24.95 hardcover

THE PRISM AND THE RAINBOW

A Christian Explains Why Evolution Is Not a Threat JOEL W. MARTIN

“Its purpose is to make a case supporting the thesis that evolutionary biology is consistent with Christian theology, and further, that evolution supports major biblical themes . . . Martin does all of this effectively in a concise package.”

—Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 2010 192 pp. 978-0-8018-9478-7 $20.00 hardcover

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MAMMALOGY SQUIRRELS OF THE WORLD RICHARD W. THORINGTON, JR., JOHN L. KOPROWSKI, MICHAEL A. STEELE, and JAMES F. WHATTON

“There is an astounding amount of information packed into this book, clearly demonstrating the breadth of knowledge by the authors.” —Lawrence Heaney, Curator and Head of the Division of Mammals, The Field Museum (Chicago) 2012 472 pp., 276 color photos, 285 maps, 2 graphs, 28 plates 978-1-4214-0469-1 $75.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0868-2 $75.00 ebook

PORCUPINES

The Animal Answer Guide ULDIS ROZE

“Roze has produced a useful guide to a familiar but often not entirely understood mammal . . . This informative, interesting volume will be a valuable addition to any academic library.” —Choice 2012 240 pp., 32 color photos, 60 halftones 978-1-4214-0736-4 $24.95 paperback 978-1-4214-0759-3 $24.95 ebook

POLAR BEARS

A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior text by ANDREW E. DEROCHER photographs by WAYNE LYNCH

“This is a beautiful book, a fascinating subject, and a turning point in our human evolution and relationship with the natural world. Get the book, then go out and do something.” —Journal of Mammalogy 2012 264 pp., 153 color photos, 4 maps 978-1-4214-0305-2 $39.95 hardcover 978-1-4214-0451-6 $39.95 ebook

DEER

The Animal Answer Guide GEORGE A. FELDHAMER and WILLIAM J. MCSHEA

“This introductory work translates scientific studies/terminology into an easy-to-read format for lay readers to gain an understanding of the Cervidae family.” —Choice 2011 200 pp., 32 color photos, 77 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-0388-5 $24.95 paperback 978-1-4214-0453-0 $24.95 ebook

RABBITS

The Animal Answer Guide SUSAN LUMPKIN and JOHN SEIDENSTICKER

“Learn little-known facts about the familiar animals, whose 90 species include several of the world’s most endangered.” —Science News 2011 272 pp., 35 color photos, 74 b&w photos, 6 line drawings 978-0-8018-9789-4 $24.95 paperback

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MAMMALOGY

SMALL WILD CATS

URBAN CARNIVORES

The Animal Answer Guide

Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation

JAMES G. SANDERSON and PATRICK WATSON

edited by STANLEY D. GEHRT, SETH P. D. RILEY,

“As the big cats (cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, lions, and BRIAN L. CYPHER and pumas) tend to get the lion’s share of attention Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine in most books, a work specifically on small wild cats is welcome.” —Choice “An engaging and informative read for any naturalist with a desire to better understand some of our non2011 184 pp. human neighbors, and to cultivate an understanding 32 color photos, 76 b&w photos, 9 line drawings of the issues involved in learning to coexist peace978-0-8018-9885-3 $24.95 paperback fully with them.” —Discovery BATS OF THE UNITED STATES 2010 304 pp., 55 b&w photos, 29 b&w illus., AND CANADA 55 halftones, 29 line drawings 978-0-8018-9389-6 $75.00 hardcover

MICHAEL J. HARVEY, J. SCOTT ALTENBACH, and TROY L. BEST

“I would recommend this book to anyone interested in an up-to-date introduction to bats and their biology, in the United States and Canada . . . an inexpensive and invaluable resource for teaching and outreach.”

—Bat Research News 2011 224 pp., 135 color photos, 47 maps, 2 graphs 978-1-4214-0191-1 $24.95 paperback

ECOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF BATS second edition edited by THOMAS H. KUNZ and STUART PARSONS

THE BIOLOGY OF SMALL MAMMALS JOSEPH F. MERRITT

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

“Where Dr. Merritt’s book shines and separates itself from other mammalogy books is when he adds the details, examples, and colorful commentary allowing readers to share his passion and enthusiasm for small mammals.” —Journal of Wildlife Management 2010 336 pp., 63 b&w photos, 13 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-7950-0 $60.00 hardcover

Winner, Editorship Award, The Wildlife Society

“A highly readable and fascinating discussion that will have broad appeal to anyone interested in the biology, natural history, and conservation of bats.”

—PRS Newsletter 2009 920 pp., 285 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-9147-2 $105.00 hardcover

MAMMAL TEETH

Origin, Evolution, and Diversity PETER S. UNGAR

Winner, PROSE Award for Excellence in the Biological Sciences, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers

“A superb overview of the field of dental morphology, structured in an easily accessible format.”

—Bioscience 2010 320 pp. 6 b&w photos, 6 b&w illus., 1 halftone, 92 line drawings 978-0-8018-9668-2 $95.00 hardcover

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HERPETOLOGY AND ICHTHYOLOGY THE CASE OF THE GREEN TURTLE

An Uncensored History of a Conservation Icon ALISON RIESER

“The story of efforts to save green sea turtles, including by farming them, illustrates conflicts common to conservation work.” —Science News 2012 352 pp., 34 b&w photos, 2 maps 978-1-4214-0579-7 $45.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0619-0 $45.00 ebook

VENOMOUS REPTILES OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND NORTHERN MEXICO

Heloderma, Micruroides, Micrurus, Pelamis, Agkistrodon, Sistrurus Volume 1 CARL H. ERNST and EVELYN M. ERNST

“A valuable source of information for anyone interested in these species, and is sure to be a standard reference for serious herpetologists.”

—Reptilia 2011 392 pp., 32 color photos, 58 b&w photos, 10 line drawings, 14 maps 978-0-8018-9875-4 $75.00 hardcover

VENOMOUS REPTILES OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND NORTHERN MEXICO

Crotalus Volume 2 CARL H. ERNST and EVELYN M. ERNST

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

“This two-volume set is by far the most complete, thoroughly researched, and accurate work on North American venomous reptiles yet published . . . Essential.” —Choice 2011 424 pp., 46 color photos, 104 b&w photos, 22 maps 978-0-8018-9876-1 $75.00 hardcover

SAVING SEA TURTLES

Extraordinary Stories from the Battle against Extinction JAMES R. SPOTILA

“A turtle biologist makes a plea to save sea turtles, remarkable creatures that start life buried in up to two feet of sand.” —Science News 2011 240 pp., 12 color plates 978-0-8018-9907-2 $24.95 hardcover

THE EPONYM DICTIONARY OF REPTILES BO BEOLENS, MICHAEL WATKINS, and MICHAEL GRAYSON

“Investigates the person behind the names attached to many reptiles . . . A fun and interesting book for herpetologists and students wanting to know the backgrounds of the pioneers in their field.” —Wildlife Activist 2011 312 pp. 978-1-4214-0135-5 $100.00 hardcover

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HERPETOLOGY AND ICHTHYOLOGY

FISHES

FROGS

The Animal Answer Guide

The Animal Answer Guide

GENE HELFMAN and BRUCE COLLETTE

MIKE DORCAS and WHIT GIBBONS

“A concise, reliable, and enjoyable resource, which “An excellent book that will appeal to amateur and both piques and satisfies curiosity about the physiol- professional herpetologists alike as well as to readogy, ecology, behavior, and relationship to humans of ers simply seeking more information on frogs and this oldest of vertebrate groups.” —Choice toads.” —Choice 2011 216 pp., 33 color photos, 85 halftones 978-1-4214-0223-9 $24.95 paperback

2011 192 pp., 27 color photos, 70 b&w photos 978-0-8018-9936-2 $24.95 paperback

A FIELD GUIDE TO COASTAL FISHES

The Animal Answer Guide

From Maine to Texas

WHIT GIBBONS and JUDY GREENE

TURTLES

VAL KELLS and KENT CARPENTER

“Packed full of facts . . . The book is well written, “Exquisite color illustrations . . . A great reference that accurate, and makes for an enjoyable reading experi—Copeia is accessible for a wide audience.” —Copeia ence.” 2011 448 pp. 1,079 color illus., 192 b&w illus., 1 map 978-0-8018-9838-9 $25.00 paperback

2009 184 pp. 35 color photos, 64 halftones, 1 line drawing 978-0-8018-9350-6 $24.95 paperback

ECOLOGY OF ESTUARINE FISHES

TURTLES OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA second edition

Temperate Waters of the Western North Atlantic

CARL H. ERNST and JEFFREY E. LOVICH

Winner, Book Award, The Wildlife Society

KENNETH W. ABLE and MICHAEL P. FAHAY

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

“This reviewer congratulates the authors on the volume and expects and hopes that this valuable “Ernst and Lovich have outdone themselves this time. volume will be obtained and used by estuarine fish The terms ‘monumental’ and of ‘epic proportions’ biologists worldwide.” —Journal of Fish Biology certainly come to mind.”

—Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter

2010 584 pp., 28 halftones, 347 line drawings 978-0-8018-9471-8 $125.00 hardcover

2009 840 pp. 240 color photos, 11 line drawings, 52 maps 978-0-8018-9121-2 $98.00 hardcover

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ORNITHOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY SECOND ATLAS OF THE BREEDING BIRDS OF MARYLAND AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

SECRET LIVES OF ANTS JAE CHOE

foreword by Jane Goodall photographs by Dan Perlman

edited by WALTER G. ELLISON

foreword by Chandler S. Robbins

“An enjoyable popular read from an author who com“An invaluable reference . . . This book will signifibines expert scientific knowledge of ants with a real cantly influence our understanding and management passion for these miniscule marvels.” —European Journal of Entomology of avian species in the region for the next decade.”

—Guardian

2012 184 pp., 75 color illus. 978-1-4214-0428-8 $34.95 hardcover 978-1-4214-0521-6 $34.95 ebook

2010 520 pp. 224 color photos, 4 halftones, 18 line drawings, 199 maps 978-0-8018-9576-0 $75.00 hardcover

PARROTS

The Animal Answer Guide

DAMSELFLY GENERA OF THE NEW WORLD

MATT CAMERON

An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Zygoptera

“Cameron does a nice job of detailing parrots in ROSSER W. GARRISON, NATALIA VON ELLENRIEDER, and JERRY A. LOUTON general while also highlighting various specific species. The Q&A format presents the material in short “The authors are to be congratulated for producing a book that is certain to become the authoritative text focused sections making for an easy read.” on this group of insects for many years to come.”

—Wildlife Activist

2012 272 pp., 37 color photos, 70 halftones, 7 maps, 3 graphs 978-1-4214-0544-5 $24.95 paperback 978-1-4214-0659-6 $24.95 ebook

KINGDOM OF ANTS

José Celestino Mutis and the Dawn of Natural History in the New World

2010 528 pp. 81 color photos, 11 b&w photos, 2,588 line drawings,108 maps 978-0-8018-9670-5 $125.00 hardcover

DRAGONFLY GENERA OF THE NEW WORLD

EDWARD O. WILSON and JOSÉ M. GÓMEZ DURÁN

“By coupling excerpts from Mutis’s forgotten diaries with recent findings on ant eating habits, reproductive behaviors, and emigration patterns, the authors give new relevance to one of the New World’s oldest natural history studies.” —Choice 2010 120 pp., 7 color illus., 5 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-9785-6 $24.95 hardcover

—Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine

An Illustrated and Annotated Key to the Anisoptera ROSSER W. GARRISON, NATALIA VON ELLENRIEDER, and JERRY A. LOUTON

Winner, Single Volume Reference / Science, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards, Association of American Publishers Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine 2006 384 pp., 24 color illus., 31 halftones, 1,595 line drawings 978-0-8018-8446-7 $105.00 hardcover

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PALEONTOLOGY EXTINCTION AND RADIATION

How the Fall of Dinosaurs Led to the Rise of Mammals J. DAVID ARCHIBALD

“An excellent compendium of the current state of paleontological knowledge about the contemporaneous histories of these two groups.”

—Quarterly Review of Biology 2011 120 pp., 3 b&w photos, 6 b&w illus., 12 line drawings, 6 maps, 14 graphs 978-0-8018-9805-1 $65.00 hardcover

THE OTHER SABER-TOOTHS

Scimitar-tooth Cats of the Western Hemisphere edited by VIRGINIA L. NAPLES, LARRY D. MARTIN, and JOHN P. BABIARZ

“A must-read for all saber-tooth researchers and educated readers interested in these awe-inspiring predators.” —Quarterly Review of Biology 2011 252 pp, 65 color illus., 65 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-0-8018-9664-4 $110.00 hardcover

TRANSYLVANIAN DINOSAURS DAVID B. WEISHAMPEL and CORALIA-MARIA JIANU

“[The authors] expertly weave together the various, complex sources of scientific information into a rich tapestry that vividly illustrates the story of this region and highlights its importance to our understanding of dinosaur evolution.” —Quarterly Review of Biology 2011 328 pp., 55 b&w illus., 41 line drawings, 8 color plates 978-1-4214-0027-3 $60.00 hardcover

THE RISE OF FISHES

500 Million Years of Evolution second edition JOHN A. LONG

“Overall, this second edition comes highly recommended to anyone who has an interest in the diversity and evolution of fishes. It is an excellent read that is both engaging and informative to a broad audience, and this book would be just as comfortable on the coffee table as it would be on the shelf in your office.” —Copeia 2010 304 pp., 274 color illus., 70 line drawings 978-0-8018-9695-8 $65.00 hardcover

THE EVOLUTION OF ARTIODACTYLS edited by DONALD R. PROTHERO and SCOTT E. FOSS

“Without a doubt, for anyone working on artiodactyls this is an essential reference. This is the most up to date collection of work on fossil artiodactyls, including those outside North America, published in decades.”

—PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 2007 384 pp., 54 halftones, 67 line drawings 978-0-8018-8735-2 $125.00 hardcover

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EVOLUTION TRANSHUMANIST DREAMS AND DYSTOPIAN NIGHTMARES

ANIMAL TOOL BEHAVIOR

The Promise and Peril of Genetic Engineering MAXWELL J. MEHLMAN

The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals revised and updated edition ROBERT W. SHUMAKER, KRISTINA R. WALKUP,

“Accessible while having enough scientific substance and BENJAMIN B. BECK to be taken seriously, Transhumanist Dreams pro- foreword by Gordon M. Burghardt vides a thought-provoking read for genetics profes- “A true encyclopedia of animal tool use and as such sionals, ethicists, interested scientists, and concerned I highly recommend it for every library that serves citizens.” —Science zoologists and/or behavioral scientists as well as for major public libraries.” —Acta Ornithologica 2012 288 pp. 978-1-4214-0669-5 $29.95 hardcover 978-1-4214-0727-2 $29.95 ebook

2011 304 pp., 94 b&w photos, 15 line drawings 978-0-8018-9853-2 $65.00 hardcover

THE EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN PLACENTA MICHAEL L. POWER and JAY SCHULKIN

“Superb, well written, and engaging—the authors effectively integrate the biology, anthropology, genetics, and history of the various discoveries.”

AM I A MONKEY?

Six Big Questions about Evolution FRANCISCO J. AYALA

—Errol R. Norwitz, Tufts University School of Medicine “The book is well-written, accurate, and concise and Tufts Medical Center . . . I suspect that it will, in the long run, play a larger 2012 280 pp., 2 halftones, 10 line drawings role in promoting the acceptance of evolution.” 978-1-4214-0643-5 $65.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0870-5 $65.00 ebook

—Reports of the National Center for Science Education 2010 104 pp., 3 halftones 978-0-8018-9754-2 $12.95 hardcover

UNGULATE TAXONOMY COLIN GROVES and PETER GRUBB

“Their collaborative volume will likely represent the authoritative classification of ungulates well into the future, possible for the next 100 years.” —Choice 2011 336 pp. 978-1-4214-0093-8 $100.00 hardcover

WHAT ABOUT DARWIN?

All Species of Opinion from Scientists, Sages, Friends, and Enemies Who Met, Read, and Discussed the Naturalist Who Changed the World THOMAS F. GLICK

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

“Wonderful nuggets of information can be gleaned from What about Darwin?, a splendid compilation of opinions of the great (and not so great) who read Darwin’s works. This volume is terrific fun.”

—Quarterly Review of Biology 2010 552 pp. 978-0-8018-9462-6 $29.95 paperback

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WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

New WILDLIFE IN AIRPORT ENVIRONMENTS

ESSENTIAL READINGS IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION

Preventing Animal–Aircraft Collisions through Science-Based Management

edited by PAUL R. KRAUSMAN and BRUCE D. LEOPOLD

edited by TRAVIS L. DEVAULT, BRADLEY F. BLACKWELL, and JERROLD L. BELANT

A comprehensive overview of wildlife issues facing airports and how to minimize conflicts. 2013 168 pp., 53 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1082-1 $75.00 hardcover

2013 696 pp., 2 halftones 978-1-4214-0818-7 $50.00 hardcover

WILDLIFE DAMAGE MANAGEMENT

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION

Prevention, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution

Contemporary Principles and Practices

RUSSELL F. REIDINGER, JR., and JAMES E. MILLER

edited by PAUL R. KRAUSMAN and JAMES W. CAIN III

A definitive textbook for students of wildlife management. 2013 368 pp., 46 b&w illus., 64 line drawings 978-1-4214-0986-3 $99.50 hardcover

An annotated collection of classic papers that cover the rich history of wildlife science from Aldo Leopold to Daniel Decker.

A complete guide to preventing and resolving problems associated with wildlife-human interactions. 2013 264 pp., 22 halftones, 27 line drawings 978-1-4214-0944-3 $85.00 hardcover

THE WILDLIFE TECHNIQUES MANUAL two-volume set

Volume 1: Research

Volume 2: Management

seventh edition edited by NOVA J. SILVY

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

“An indispensable reference for all wildlife and field biologists and a necessary addition to the ecology bookshelf. Essential.” —Choice 2012 1,136 pp., 190 b&w illus., 170 line drawings 978-1-4214-0159-1 $150.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0697-8 $150.00 ebook

HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT second edition edited by DANIEL J. DECKER, SHAWN J. RILEY, and WILLIAM F. SIEMER

“Though the focus is wildlife, this lucid and comprehensive work on ‘human dimensions’ would be a handy reference for any land or natural resources manager.” —Choice 2012 304 pp., 101 b&w photos 978-1-4214-0654-1 $85.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0741-8 $85.00 ebook

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ECOLOGY PLANTS OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

A Guide to Wildflowers, Grasses, Aquatic Vegetation, Trees, Shrubs, and Other Flora LYTTON JOHN MUSSELMAN and DAVID A. KNEPPER

Written by wetland scientists with decades of experience in the Bay’s waterways, this guide includes detailed descriptions and beautiful photographs of the plants most commonly found in the Chesapeake Bay. 2012 232 pp., 208 color photos, 1 map 978-1-4214-0498-1 $24.95 paperback 978-1-4214-0696-1 $24.95 ebook

ZOOPLANKTON OF THE ATLANTIC AND GULF COASTS

A Guide to Their Identification and Ecology second edition WILLIAM S. JOHNSON and DENNIS M. ALLEN

with illustrations by Marni Fylling

Beautifully illustrated, this is the only identification guide to zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. 2012 472 pp., 30 line drawings, 110 plates 978-1-4214-0618-3 $50.00 paperback 978-1-4214-0746-3 $50.00 ebook

VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY second edition DONALD W. LINZEY

“A readable, usable choice for students; easily translated to class presentation by instructors. Highly recommended.” —Choice 2011 608 pp., 242 b&w photos, 203 b&w illus., 63 line drawings, 33 maps, 27 graphs 978-1-4214-0040-2 $110.00 hardcover

FIELD GUIDE TO THE STREET TREES OF NEW YORK CITY LESLIE DAY

illustrated by Trudy Smoke

“With wonderful illustrations, photographs, and descriptive text, Leslie Day has given us a handbook for naturalists, sidewalk denizens, apartment dwellers, dog-walkers, and bicycle riders.” —Wayne Cahilly, New York Botanical Garden 2011 296 pp., 220 color photos, 5 maps, 50 color plates 978-1-4214-0152-2 $24.95 paperback

FIELD GUIDE TO THE NATURAL WORLD OF NEW YORK CITY LESLIE DAY

illustrated by Mark A. Klingler foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg

“This little gem fills you in on everything finned, furred, feathered, or leafed, and how to find it, in all five boroughs.” —House and Garden 2007 356 pp., 15 maps, 101 figures, 100 color plates 978-0-8018-8682-9 $25.95 paperback 978-1-4214-1149-1 $25.95 ebook

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ECOLOGY

TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATES OF PENNSYLVANIA

A Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern edited by MICHAEL A. STEELE, MARGARET C. BRITTINGHAM, TIMOTHY J. MARET, and JOSEPH F. MERRITT

“A valuable tool for wildlife managers, conservationists, and naturalists.”

—Southeastern Naturalist 2010 528 pp., 135 b&w photos, 135 maps, 31 graphs 978-0-8018-9544-9 $55.00 hardcover

THE NATURE OF BEING HUMAN

From Environmentalism to Consciousness HAROLD FROMM

“A lively, opinionated, impressively learned and always readable contribution to the current debate on the human and natural costs of the dogma of ‘progress’.” —British Society for Literature and Science 2009 312 pp. 978-0-8018-9129-8 $35.00 hardcover

LIVES OF CONIFERS

A Comparative Account of the Coniferous Trees GRAHAM R. POWELL

“A must read for anyone interested in exploring or teaching about the lives of conifers.” —Quarterly Review of Biology 2009 288 pp., 685 color photos 978-0-8018-9243-1 $54.00 hardcover

FOREST ECOSYSTEMS second edition DAVID A. PERRY, RAM OREN, and STEPHEN C. HART

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

“The most comprehensive book on forest ecosystem ecology so far.”

—Choice 2008 632 pp., 17 color photos, 135 halftones, 244 line drawings 978-0-8018-8840-3 $90.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-1281-8 $90.00 ebook

LIFE IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY third edition ALICE JANE LIPPSON and ROBERT L. LIPPSON

“The region’s quintessential field and reference guide.”

—Chesapeake Life Magazine 2006 344 pp., 210 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-8338-5 $29.00 paperback

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PHYSICS TRAIN WRECK

The Forensics of Rail Disasters GEORGE BIBEL

“Investigations of 17 accidents help show why trains crash and what those incidents can teach.” —Science News 2012 368 pp., 19 halftones, 101 line drawings 978-1-4214-0590-2 $29.95 hardcover 978-1-4214-0652-7 $29.95 ebook

THE QUANTUM VACUUM

A Scientific and Philosophical Concept, from Electrodynamics to String Theory and the Geometry of the Microscopic World LUCIANO BOI

“This book explores many current ideas about the vacuum, a central concept in modern physics . . . An interesting approach to collecting some of the most profound ideas scientists have developed about the physical world in modern times.” —Choice 2011 232 pp., 5 halftones, 40 line drawings 978-1-4214-0247-5 $75.00 hardcover

COVARIANT ELECTRODYNAMICS

A Concise Guide JOHN M. CHARAP

“Like any good textbook that is intended for the purpose of teaching a course, there are numerous problems at the end of each chapter of varying degrees of difficulty.” —Mathematical Reviews 2011 184 pp., 3 halftones, 9 line drawings 978-1-4214-0015-0 $30.00 paperback

FAST CAR PHYSICS CHUCK EDMONDSON

“Fans of fast wheels and science alike will get a charge from this look at motor sports by a physicist and amateur race car driver.” —Science News 2011 248 pp., 9 halftones, 116 line drawings 978-0-8018-9823-5 $29.95 paperback

GREEN ALTERNATIVES AND NATIONAL ENERGY STRATEGY

The Facts behind the Headlines PHILIP G. GALLMAN

“Few books consider the whole complex effect on America’s energy strategy of alternative energy sources for automobiles and electricity that this book addresses. Electrical engineer Gallman discusses various technologies, including the benefits and problems of each.” —Choice 2011 208 pp., 7 halftones, 35 line drawings 978-1-4214-0197-3 $75.00 hardcover

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PHYSICS

THE PHYSICIST’S WORLD

The Story of Motion and the Limits to Knowledge

PHYSICS

THOMAS GRISSOM

“An excellent book for any student who is interested in learning about what physics really is without needing any math more advanced than high school algebra . . . A clear and succinct account of what physics fundamentally explains about the universe.” —Choice 2011 328 pp., 8 line drawings 978-1-4214-0084-6 $30.00 paperback

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE THAT YOU PROBABLY TOOK FOR GRANTED C. RENÉE JAMES

with illustrations by Lee Jamison

“A lighthearted tour of everyday phenomena like light, time and gravity that also explores what makes Earth special and the evolution of life.”

—Science News 2010 256 pp., 45 halftones 978-0-8018-9798-6 $25.00 paperback

THE AHA! MOMENT

A Scientist’s Take on Creativity DAVID JONES

“A fascinating insight into one man’s never-ending search for ideas.”

—New Scientist 2011 280 pp., 8 halftones, 39 line drawings 978-1-4214-0331-1 $25.00 paperback

NUCLEUS

A Trip into the Heart of Matter second edition RAY MACKINTOSH, JIM AL-KHALILI, BJÖRN JONSON, and TERESA PEÑA

“In every lavishly illustrated page, every fascinating aside (did you know, for instance, that there are more atoms in a single glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the earth’s oceans?) the book demonstrates the central role of nuclear physics in our exploration of nature.” —Sesame 2012 144 pp., 130 color photos, 40 halftones 978-1-4214-0351-9 $35.00 hardcover

TIME TRAVEL

A Writer’s Guide to the Real Science of Plausible Time Travel PAUL J. NAHIN

with a new preface

“An exciting read covering every aspect of time travel.”

—Australasian Science Magazine 2011 224 pp., 14 line drawings 978-1-4214-0082-2 $24.95 paperback

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PHYSICS

ASTROBIOLOGY

A Brief Introduction second edition KEVIN W. PLAXCO and MICHAEL GROSS

“A good read for all those who are fascinated by the search for extraterrestrial life and the origin of life on our own planet.” —Chemistry World 2011 352 pp., 29 halftones, 52 line drawings 978-1-4214-0096-9 $30.00 paperback

RELATIVITY FOR THE QUESTIONING MIND DANIEL F. STYER

“Organized beautifully and written well, this is one of the clearest explanations of the traditional stumbling blocks to learning relativity.” —Don Lincoln, author of The Quantum Frontier 2011 200 pp., 1 halftone, 67 line drawings 978-0-8018-9760-3 $30.00 paperback

FIZZICS

The Science of Bubbles, Droplets, and Foams F. RONALD YOUNG

Bubbles are everywhere—in water and in air, made from soap and from gas. They are referenced in literature and sung about in songs, and they’re even the subject of great works of art. Young reveals the Fizzics behind these familiar—yet surprising—objects. 2011 136 pp., 10 color photos, 42 halftones, 22 line drawings 978-0-8018-9892-1 $25.00 paperback

QUANTIFY!

A Crash Course in Smart Thinking GÖRAN GRIMVALL

Grimvall is determined to help mere mortals understand how scientists get to the kernel of perplexing problems. Entertaining and enlightening, his latest book uses examples from sports, literature, and nature—as well as from the varied worlds of science—to illustrate how scientists make sense of and explain the world around us. 2010 232 pp., 56 line drawings 978-0-8018-9717-7 $25.00 paperback

PHYSICS OF THE HUMAN BODY RICHARD P. McCALL

“Everything from the movement of blood through the circulatory system to how our bodies maintain their heat, Physics of the Human Body is a fascinating and very highly recommended read.” —Midwest Book Review 2010 312 pp., 98 line drawings 978-0-8018-9456-5 $45.00 paperback

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PHYSICS

EMMY NOETHER’S WONDERFUL THEOREM DWIGHT E. NEUENSCHWANDER

A beautiful piece of mathematics, Noether’s Theorem touches on every aspect of physics. Neuenschwander’s introduction to the theorem’s genesis, applications, and consequences artfully unpacks its universal importance and unsurpassed elegance. 2010 264 pp., 15 line drawings 978-0-8018-9694-1 $30.00 paperback

THE SCIENCE OF DOCTOR WHO PAUL PARSONS

“This exploration of the long-running TV series delivers on its promise to answer the kinds of questions raised by the best of science fiction.” 2010 328 pp., 19 line drawings 978-0-8018-9560-9 $24.95 hardcover

—Science News

LAWLESS UNIVERSE

Science and the Hunt for Reality JOE ROSEN

“Rosen knocks down the structure of good science and rebuilds it for the reader, brick by brick, beginning with the most basic differences between objectivity and subjectivity.” —GW Magazine/GW Today 2010 200 pp., 1 graph 978-0-8018-9581-4 $30.00 paperback

GOLD MEDAL PHYSICS

The Science of Sports JOHN ERIC GOFF

“A lively, pleasant read with plenty of real physics and mathematical details.” —American Journal of Physics 2009 232 pp., 36 b&w photos, 34 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-9322-3 $27.00 paperback

GOOD VIBRATIONS

The Physics of Music BARRY PARKER

“Good Vibrations provides many interesting facts and connections between physics and music for the general reader.” —Physics Today 2009 288 pp., 11 halftones, 156 line drawings 978-0-8018-9264-6 $29.95 hardcover

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THE QUANTUM FRONTIER

P H Y S I C S The Large Hadron Collider DON LINCOLN

foreword by Leon Lederman

“What Lincoln does brilliantly is dispel the popular myth that the LHC was built solely to discover the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’ . . . His fresh analogies and insights make this book very readable.” —New Scientist 2009 192 pp., 43 halftones, 39 line drawings 978-0-8018-9144-1 $26.00 hardcover

FORCE AND MOTION

An Illustrated Guide to Newton’s Laws JASON ZIMBA

“Very useful for teachers by providing real-world applications, in-class exercises, conceptual questions, test problems, diagrams and figures, lab exercises, and new ways to explain Newtonian mechanics.” —The Physics Teacher 2009 440 pp., 3 halftones, 349 line drawings 978-0-8018-9160-1 $52.00 paperback

THE MAGNETIC UNIVERSE

The Elusive Traces of an Invisible Force J. B. ZIRKER

A main selection of Scientific American Book Club

“An excellent, up-to-date overview of what is known about magnetism and its myriad manifestations in astrophysics . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice 2009 312 pp., 37 halftones, 8 line drawings 978-0-8018-9302-5 $37.00 paperback

HIDDEN HARMONY

The Connected Worlds of Physics and Art J. R. LEIBOWITZ

“The author’s comments on art are as stimulating as his exposition of physical theories is clear.” —The Art Book 2008 160 pp., 9 color photos, 1 halftone, 14 line drawings, 28 color plates 978-0-8018-8866-3 $28.00 hardcover

MERE THERMODYNAMICS DON S. LEMONS

“This book is a little gem. Lemons has a lightness of touch that belies the weight of thought he has given to this subject and how to present it in a non trivial way to a beginner.” —Physics Education 2008 224 pp., 55 line drawings 978-0-8018-9015-4 $33.00 paperback

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THE SCIENCE OF NAVIGATION

THEIR ARROWS WILL DARKEN THE SUN

From Dead Reckoning to GPS

The Evolution and ScienceP of H YBallistics SICS

MARK DENNY

MARK DENNY

“Denny, a theoretical physicist and prolific author, impresses his audience with the immense knowledge and effort that has been expended in developing methods for people to navigate from place to place.”

—Choice 2012 272 pp., 67 halftones, 59 line drawings 978-1-4214-0512-4 $30.00 paperback 978-1-4214-0560-5 $30.00 ebook

2011 248 pp., 36 halftones, 54 line drawings 978-0-8018-9857-0 $30.00 paperback

FLOAT YOUR BOAT!

The Evolution and Science of Sailing MARK DENNY

“A light-hearted yet informative look at the physics of sailing ships.” —Physics World

GLIDING FOR GOLD

The Physics of Winter Sports

2008 280 pp., 93 halftones, 18 line drawings 978-0-8018-9009-3 $30.00 hardcover

MARK DENNY

“For the scientifically inclined reader it provides an interesting window on the science of winter sports.”

—Choice 2011 200 pp., 34 halftones, 45 line drawings 978-1-4214-0215-4 $30.00 paperback

An entertaining guide to the evolution and physics of ballistic weapons.

SUPER STRUCTURES

The Science of Bridges, Buildings, Dams, and Other Feats of Engineering MARK DENNY

“Structures stand, soar and collapse based on fundamental physics principles.” —Science News 2010 280 pp., 74 halftones, 59 line drawings 978-0-8018-9437-4 $30.00 paperback

FROTH!

The Science of Beer MARK DENNY

Best Beer Book in the United States of America, Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards

“A scientific yet extremely accessible investigation of the physics and chemistry of beer.”

—Beers of the World Magazine 2009 200 pp., 58 halftones, 11 line drawings 978-0-8018-9132-8 $25.95 hardcover

BLIP, PING, AND BUZZ

Making Sense of Radar and Sonar MARK DENNY

“Denny largely sheds the complexity of mathematical constructs, distilling their most salient features into a more qualitative understanding of radar and sonar systems.” —Choice 2007 288 pp., 67 halftones, 28 line drawings 978-0-8018-8665-2 $32.00 hardcover

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MATHEMATICS

New MATRIX COMPUTATIONS fourth edition GENE H. GOLUB and CHARLES F. VAN LOAN

A revised and expanded edition of the classic treatment of numerical linear algebra from the standpoint of both theory and practice. 2012 784 pp., 31 line drawings 978-1-4214-0794-4 $70.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0859-0 $70.00 ebook

LEAST SQUARES DATA FITTING WITH APPLICATIONS PER CHRISTIAN HANSEN, VÍCTOR PEREYRA, and GODELA SCHERER

A lucid explanation of the intricacies of both simple and complex least squares methods. 2012 328 pp., 9 halftones, 8 line drawings, 46 graphs 978-1-4214-0786-9 $85.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0858-3 $85.00 ebook

SANDLOT STATS

Learning Statistics with Baseball STANLEY ROTHMAN

“If this had been the textbook for a basic statistics course that I took as a student, I might have remembered that course forever as the best class I ever had.” —MAA Reviews 2012 592 pp., 190 line drawings 978-1-4214-0602-2 $85.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0867-5 $85.00 ebook

GOLF BY THE NUMBERS

How Stats, Math, and Physics Affect Your Game ROLAND MINTON

Golf by the Numbers analyzes the mathematical strategies behind the sport, giving fans a behind-thescenes look at how numbers drive the game of golf. 2012 312 pp., 31 b&w illus., 86 line drawings 978-1-4214-0315-1 $34.95 hardcover

INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS USING SAGE DAVID JOYNER and MARSHALL HAMPTON

Joyner has created a classroom tool that allows both differential equations and Sage to be taught concurrently. It’s a creative and forward-thinking approach to math instruction. 2012 280 pp., 3 halftones, 80 line drawings 978-1-4214-0637-4 $60.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0724-1 $60.00 ebook

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MATHEMATICS

WAVELETS

A Concise Guide

MATHEMATICS

AMIR-HOMAYOON NAJMI

“A complete, concise and clear exposition of the more traditional tools related to linear filtering.”

—Mathematical Reviews 2012 304 pp., 9 halftones, 88 line drawings 978-1-4214-0496-7 $45.00 paperback 978-1-4214-0559-9 $45.00 ebook

MATH GOES TO THE MOVIES BURKARD POLSTER and MARTY ROSS

“Written in a breezy, humorous style. If you like math and movies and are looking for a fun read, check it out.” —MAA Reviews 2012 304 pp., 97 halftones, 58 line drawings 978-1-4214-0484-4 $35.00 paperback 978-1-4214-0608-4 $35.00 ebook

MATHEMATICAL EXPEDITIONS

Exploring Word Problems across the Ages FRANK J. SWETZ

“A wonderful resource for any teacher who would like to use old problems in a course to help students understand the context of mathematical ideas.”

—Mathematical Reviews 2012 208 pp., 59 halftones, 32 line drawings 978-1-4214-0438-7 $30.00 paperback

NONCOMMUTATIVE GEOMETRY, ARITHMETIC, AND RELATED TOPICS

Proceedings of the Twenty-First Meeting of the Japan–U.S. Mathematics Institute edited by CATERINA CONSANI and ALAIN CONNES

This collection of essays by some of the world’s leading scholars in mathematics presents innovative and field-defining work at the intersection of noncommutative geometry and number theory. 2012 328 pp., 24 line drawings 978-1-4214-0352-6 $85.00 hardcover

THE RUNMAKERS

A New Way to Rate Baseball Players FREDERICK E. TAYLOR

“A deeply old-fashioned treatise in which a statistic of Mr. Taylor’s devising (potential runs per game) is used to rate the top hitters in history by era, position and role . . . Charming.” —Wall Street Journal

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UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICS second M A T H E M A T I C Sedition KEITH GREGSON

2010 176 pp., 41 line drawings 978-0-8018-9702-3 $25.00 paperback

LINEAR ALGEBRA

Challenging Problems for Students second edition FUZHEN ZHANG

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine 2009 264 pp., 4 line drawings 978-0-8018-9126-7 $28.00 paperback

HOW TO GUARD AN ART GALLERY AND OTHER DISCRETE MATHEMATICAL ADVENTURES T. S. MICHAEL

2009 272 pp., 103 line drawings 978-0-8018-9299-8 $25.00 paperback

ADVENTURES IN GROUP THEORY

Rubik’s Cube, Merlin’s Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys second edition DAVID JOYNER

2008 328 pp., 6 halftones 978-0-8018-9013-0 $30.00 paperback

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HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MATH

New EINSTEIN’S BERLIN

In the Footsteps of a Genius DIETER HOFFMANN

“This is a wonderful guidebook for the intellectual tourist deeply interested in Einstein. Nothing this detailed exists, and it is a wonderful complement to the literature on Einstein.” —Catherine Westfall, Michigan State University 2013 192 pp., 75 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-1040-1 $45.00 paperback

ORIGINS OF MATHEMATICAL WORDS

A Comprehensive Dictionary of Latin, Greek, and Arabic Roots ANTHONY LO BELLO

The most comprehensive math root dictionary ever published. 2013 352 pp. 978-1-4214-1098-2 $49.95 paperback 978-1-4214-1099-9 $49.95 ebook

SPARK FROM THE DEEP

How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery WILLIAM J. TURKEL

“Turkel has a very imaginative and bold central proposition: that acquaintance with electric fishes is connected to the harnessing of electricity.” —John R. McNeill, Georgetown University 2013 304 pp. 978-1-4214-0981-8 $34.95 hardcover

ISAAC BEECKMAN ON MATTER AND MOTION

Mechanical Philosophy in the Making KLAAS VAN BERKEL

“The judicious piecing together of the fragmentary biographical material with the content of Beeckman’s scientific diary not only brings back to life an extraordinary scientific practitioner but helps shed new light on the nature of European science on the eve of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century.” —Mordechai Feingold, California Institute of Technology 2013 280 pp., 9 line drawings 978-1-4214-0936-8 $39.95 paperback

IMAGINED CIVILIZATIONS

China, the West, and Their First Encounter ROGER HART

Jesuits accounts of their seventeenth-century travels to China have celebrated it as a great encounter between two civilizations in which wise men from the West used mathematics and science in service of their mission. Imagined Civilizations tells the story from the Chinese point of view. 2012 384 pp., 15 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-0606-0 $55.00 hardcover

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HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MATH

THE CHINESE ROOTS OF LINEAR ALGEBRA

CHASING SHADOWS

ROGER HART

Mathematics, Astronomy, and the Early History of Eclipse Reckoning

“A pivotal work in the history of non-Western mathCLEMENCY MONTELLE ematics that will revolutionize people’s understanding of the origins of techniques previously viewed as “I am not aware of any other book that covers the treatment of eclipses in early astronomy in anything Western inventions.” —Choice like the breadth of culture and geography, the depth 2010 304 pp., 5 halftones of mathematical astronomy, the scholarly analysis, 978-0-8018-9755-9 $65.00 hardcover and the general accessibility that we find in this book.” —Journal for the History of Astronomy THE LOST MILLENNIUM

History’s Timetables under Siege

2011 424 pp., 6 halftones, 51 line drawings 978-0-8018-9691-0 $75.00 hardcover

second edition FLORIN DIACU

Is it possible that there is a massive gap in the historical record and that the calendar we use today is off by about 1,000 years? Diacu sets off on a journey into the field of historical chronology to answer this fascinating question. 2011 248 pp., 12 halftones, 29 line drawings 978-1-4214-0288-8 $25.00 paperback

PURSUING POWER AND LIGHT

Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein BRUCE J. HUNT

“The best and most up-to-date treatment, especially for undergraduates, of the key concepts and figures of 19th-century physics.” —Physics Today 2010 192 pp., 16 halftones, 8 line drawings 978-0-8018-9359-9 $20.00 paperback

MATHEMATICAL WORKS PRINTED IN THE AMERICAS, 1554–1700 BRUCE STANLEY BURDICK

“This book is a valuable reference on the early history of mathematics in the New World.”

—Mathematical Reviews 2009 392 pp., 29 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-0-8018-8823-6 $57.00 hardcover

WHAT IS A NUMBER?

Mathematical Concepts and Their Origins ROBERT TUBBS

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

“Every chapter offers a refreshing wealth of surprising connections, gently nudging readers to expand and assimilate their growing understanding of mathematics and its role in society.” —Choice 2008 320 pp., 19 halftones, 65 line drawings 978-0-8018-9018-5 $29.50 paperback

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ALSO OF INTEREST ORDERING LIFE

BIOMEDICAL COMPUTING

Karl Jordan and the Naturalist Tradition

Digitizing Life in the United States

KRISTIN JOHNSON

JOSEPH NOVEMBER

“A very readable account of the long-lived naturalist/ “Computers changed research in the life sciences in the 1950s and 1960s. Historian Joseph November entomologist Karl Jordan (1861–1959).” —Choice engagingly relates how.” —Nature 2012 392 pp., 11 halftones 978-1-4214-0600-8 $39.95 hardcover 978-1-4214-0650-3 $39.95 ebook

2012 360 pp., 17 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-0468-4 $60.00 hardcover 978-1-4214-0665-7 $60.00 ebook

WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN AMERICA

Forging a New World since 1972

UNBIASED STEREOLOGY

Volume 3

A Concise Guide

MARGARET W. ROSSITER

PETER R. MOUTON

“Rossiter’s extraordinarily detailed account offers “An excellent textbook for practical applications of compelling data alongside the multiple stories of in- the theoretically rigorous methods of state-of-art undividual women, both those thwarted by discrimina- biased stereology.” tion and those who emerged as outstanding success —Arun M. Gokhale, Georgia Institute of Technology stories.” —Science 2011 200 pp., 14 b&w photos, 40 line drawings, 14 graphs 978-0-8018-9985-0 $45.00 paperback

2012 448 pp., 36 halftones, 17 line drawings 978-1-4214-0363-2 $45.00 paperback

STEM THE TIDE

Reforming Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in America DAVID E. DREW

“STEM the Tide provides a valuable analysis of current science and math education policy issues and provides useful solutions to implement reform in these areas.” —Education Review 2011 264 pp., 1 line drawing 978-1-4214-0094-5 $35.00 hardcover

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FAVORITE TITLES THE RISE OF AMPHIBIANS

MAMMALOGY

365 Million Years of Evolution

Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology

ROBERT CARROLL

third edition

2009 392 pp., 235 b&w illus., 16 color plates 978-0-8018-9140-3 $68.00 hardcover

GEORGE A. FELDHAMER, LEE C. DRICKAMER, STEPHEN H. VESSEY, JOSEPH F. MERRITT, and CAREY KRAJEWSKI

2007 672 pp., 160 halftones, 350 line drawings 978-0-8018-8695-9 $99.50 hardcover

THE RISE OF HORSES

55 Million Years of Evolution JENS LORENZ FRANZEN

OWLS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

translated by Kirsten M. Brown 2010 224 pp., 83 color photos, 27 color illus., 19 b&w photos, 41 line drawings 978-0-8018-9373-5 $68.00 hardcover

A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior WAYNE LYNCH

2007 264 pp., 188 color photos, 19 maps 978-0-8018-8687-4 $39.95 hardcover

THE ORGASM ANSWER GUIDE BARRY R. KOMISARUK, BEVERLY WHIPPLE, SARA NASSERZADEH, and CARLOS BEYER-FLORES

BEYOND THE BLACK BOX

2009 176 pp., 11 b&w illus. 978-0-8018-9396-4 $20.95 paperback

The Forensics of Airplane Crashes GEORGE BIBEL

2007 408 pp., 38 halftones, 183 line drawings 978-0-8018-8631-7 $33.00 hardcover

THE SCIENCE OF ORGASM BARRY R. KOMISARUK, CARLOS BEYER-FLORES, and BEVERLY WHIPPLE

BRAINTEASER PHYSICS

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