Weekly Books Received List

Books received at Science during the week ending
Friday, January 18, 2013

Alien Life Imagined
Communicating the Science and Culture of Astrobiology
Mark Brake
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2013
Hardback: 282 pp., illus. $45. ISBN 9780521491297.    ORDER

All Natural
A Skeptic's Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier
Nathanael Johnson
Rodale, Emmaus, PA, 2013
Hardback: 352 pp. $26.99, C$31. ISBN 9781605290744.    ORDER

The Angular Momentum of Light
David L. Andrews and Mohamed Babiker, Eds.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012
Hardback: 441 pp., illus. $120, £75. ISBN 9781107006348.    ORDER

Are We Being Watched?
The Search for Life in the Cosmos
Paul Murdin
Thames and Hudson, New York, 2013
Hardback: 224 pp., illus. $24.95, C$26.50. ISBN 9780500516713.    ORDER

How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government
Gavin Newsom, with Lisa Dickey
Penguin, New York, 2013
Hardback: 271 pp. $25.95, C$27.50. ISBN 9781594204722.    ORDER

Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving
E. Scott Adler and John D. Wilkerson
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2013
Paperback: 260 pp., illus. $29.99, C$30.95. ISBN 9781107670310.    ORDER

The Dodo and the Solitaire
A Natural History
Jolyon C. Parish
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2013
Hardback: 431 pp., illus. $75. ISBN 9780253000996.    ORDER
Life of the Past.

Educational Delusions?
Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair
Gary Orfield, Erika Frankenberg, and Associates
University of California Press, Berkeley, 2013
Hardback: 329 pp., illus. $70, £48.95. ISBN 9780520274730.    ORDER
Paperback: 329 pp., illus. $29.95, £19.95. ISBN 9780520274747.    ORDER

Exploding the Phone
The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell
Phil Lapsley
Grove, New York, 2013
Hardback: 447 pp., illus. $26. ISBN 9780802120618.    ORDER

Extreme Tissue Engineering
Concepts and Strategies for Tissue Fabrication
Robert A. Brown
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2013
Paperback: 268 pp. $99.95, £39.95, €48.40. ISBN 9780470974469.    ORDER

Feynman's Tips on Physics
Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice. A Problem-Solving Supplement to The Feynman Lectures on Physics
Richard P. Feynman, Michael A. Gottlieb, and Ralph Leighton. With a memoir by Matthew Sands
Basic Books (Perseus), New York, 2013
Paperback: 198 pp., illus. $16.99, C$19.99. ISBN 9780465027972.    ORDER

The First Galaxies in the Universe
Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2013
Hardback: 554 pp., illus. $130, £90. ISBN 9780691144917.    ORDER
Paperback: 554 pp., illus. $80, £55. ISBN 9780691144924.    ORDER
Princeton Series in Astrophysics.

Genetics of Bone Biology and Skeletal Disease
Rajesh V. Thakker et al., Eds.
Academic (Elsevier Science), San Diego, 2013
Hardback: 633 pp., illus. $149.95, £91. ISBN 9780123878298.    ORDER

Gifts of the Crow
How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
John Marzluff and Tony Angell
Atria (Simon and Schuster), New York, 2013
Paperback: 318 pp., illus. $15, C$17. ISBN 9781439198742.    ORDER
Reprint, 2012 ed.

The Great Extinctions
What Causes Them and How They Shape Life
Norman MacLeod
Firefly, Buffalo, 2013
Hardback: 208 pp., illus. $29.95. ISBN 9781770851870.    ORDER

The Great Fossil Enigma
The Search for the Conodont Animal
Simon J. Knell
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2013
Hardback: 437 pp., illus. $45. ISBN 9780253006042.    ORDER

How to Prepare a Scientific Doctoral Dissertation Based on Research Articles
Björn Gustavii
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012
Paperback: 103 pp., illus. $23.99, £14.99. ISBN 9781107669048.    ORDER

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
Daniel C. Dennett
Norton, New York, 2013
Hardback: 477 pp., illus. $27.95, C$29.50. ISBN 9780393082067.    ORDER

The King of Infinite Space
Euclid and His Elements
David Berlinski
Basic Books (Perseus), New York, 2013
Hardback: 186 pp., illus. $24, C$26.50. ISBN 9780465014811.    ORDER

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics
Steven Weinberg
Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013
Hardback: 378 pp. $75, £40. ISBN 9781107028722.    ORDER

Life Traces of the Georgia Coast
Revealing the Unseen Lives of Plants and Animals
Anthony J. Martin
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2013
Hardback: 689 pp., illus. $60. ISBN 9780253006028.    ORDER
Life of the Past.

Louis Agassiz
Creator of American Science
Christoph Irmscher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 2013
Hardback: 448 pp., illus. $35. ISBN 9780547577678.    ORDER

Modern Electrodynamics
Andrew Zangwill
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012
Hardback: 999 pp., illus. $85, £50. ISBN 9780521896979.    ORDER

Molecular Genetics of Bacteria
4th ed.
Larry Snyder et al.
ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2013
Hardback: 727 pp., illlus. $129.95. ISBN 9781555816278.    ORDER

A Primer
Rob DeSalle and Jeffrey A. Rosenfeld
Garland Science (Taylor and Francis), New York, 2012
Paperback: 352 pp., illus. $79. ISBN 9780815342113.    ORDER

Physics in Mind
A Quantum View of the Brain
Werner R. Loewenstein
Basic Books (Perseus), New York, 2013
Hardback: 343 pp., illus. $28.99, C$33.50. ISBN 9780465029846.    ORDER

Plasticity in Sensory Systems
Jennifer K. E. Steeves and Laurence R. Harris, Eds.
Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012
Hardback: 287 pp., illus. $120, £70. ISBN 9781107022621.    ORDER

Population and Community Ecology of Ontogenetic Development
André M. de Roos and Lennart Persson
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2013
Hardback: 551 pp., illus. $65. ISBN 9780691137575.    ORDER
Monographs in Population Biology, 51.

Pursuing the Good Life
100 Reflections on Positive Psychology
Christopher Peterson
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013
Hardback: 357 pp. $24.95. ISBN 9780199916351.    ORDER

Quantum Optics
Girish S. Agarwal
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012
Hardback: 507 pp., illus. $80, £50. ISBN 9781107006409.    ORDER

Renal Medicine
David Oliveira et al.
JP Medical, New York, 2013
Paperback: 224 pp., illus. $16. ISBN 9781907816574.    ORDER
Pocket Tutor.

The Science of Deception
Psychology and Commerce in America
Michael Pettit
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2013
Hardback: 321 pp., illus. $50, £32.50. ISBN 9780226923741.    ORDER

Spin Glasses and Complexity
Daniel L. Stein and Charles M. Newman
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2013
Paperback: 335 pp., illus. $39.95, £27.95. ISBN 9780691147338.    ORDER
Primers in Complex Systems.

Taken for Grantedness
The Embedding of Mobile Communication into Society
Rich Ling
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2013
Hardback: 255 pp. $34. ISBN 9780262018135.    ORDER

Textbook of Contemporary Neurosurgery
Vincent A. Thamburaj, Ed.
JP Medical, New York, 2013
Hardback: 2 vols. 1834 pp., illus. $325. ISBN 9789350252390.    ORDER

The Unpredictable Species
What Makes Humans Unique?
Philip Lieberman
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2013
Hardback: 246 pp., illus. $29.95, £19.95. ISBN 9780691148588.    ORDER

2nd ed.
Nicholas Jones
JP Medical, New York, 2012
Hardback: 396 pp., illus. + CD-ROM. $116. ISBN 9781907816185.    ORDER