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Fur, Fleas, and Flukes

Today, even if you live in a major city and seldom get a chance to visit national parks or wildlife reserves, you encounter wild mammals. On the inside and the outside of these animals exist an amazing ...


​​'As rich, satisfying and revelatory as a long walk in the woods.' Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

What connects Robin Hood, the history of ink, fungi, Shakespeare and sorcery? ...

The Botanic Age

By (author) Dean Falk
Categories: Evolution

How and why did humans get to be so clever and thoughtful? The beginning of the Stone Age, marked by the invention of stone tools, has traditionally dominated discussions about the origin and evolution ...

Superfoods, Silkworms, and Spandex

By (author) Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Categories: Chemistry

In this new collection of bite-size pop science essays, bestselling author, chemistry professor, and radio broadcaster Dr. Joe Schwarcz shows that you can find science virtually anywhere you look. And ...


Tuzo is the never-before-told story of one of Canada’s most influential scientists and the discovery of plate tectonics, a pivotal development that forever altered how we think of our planet.

In 1961, ...

Pacific Salmon Field Guide

Pacific salmon are of immense cultural, ecological and economic importance to the west coast of North America. They are the most commonly seen fish on the western side of North America but identifying ...

Passions for Birds

By (author) Sean Nixon
Categories: Zoology: birds (ornithology)

Whether as sources of joy and pleasure to be fed, counted, and watched, as objects of sport to be hunted and killed, or as food to be harvested, wild birds evoke strong feelings.

Sean Nixon traces the ...

Taming Fruit

By (author) Bernd Brunner
Translated by Lori Lantz
Categories: Botany and plant sciences

A captivating cultural and scientific history of orchards, perfect for readers of Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire. Throughout history, orchards have served many sacred purposes: they are sites ...

Saved by Science

By (author) Mark J. Poznansky
Categories: Genetics (non-medical)

Examines the evolution of synthetic biology and looks at the power of microbes to effect dramatic changes in three of the most pressing crises facing mankind: food, medicine, and climate.

Les buveurs de lait sont des mutants et autres révélations étonnantes de la biologie

By (author) Guy Drouin
Categories: Biology, life sciences

This captivating foray into the world of biology, tinged with a hint of humor, is brought to you by a seasoned and passionate geneticist who is happy to popularize the most difficult aspects of the matter. ...