Weekly Books Received List

Books received at Science during the week ending
Friday, June 17, 2011

The American Academic Profession
Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education
Joseph C. Hermanowicz, Ed.
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2011
Paperback: 391 pp. $25. ISBN 9780801899782.    ORDER

The Book of Universes
Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos
John D. Barrow
Norton, New York, 2011
Hardback: 368 pp., illus. $26.95. ISBN 9780393081213.    ORDER

The Cambridge Star Atlas
4th ed.
Wil Tirion
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011
Paperback: 96 pp., illus. $32.99, £23.99. ISBN 9780521173636.    ORDER

The Case for Mars
The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must. 2nd ed.
Robert Zubrin, with Richard Wagner
Free Press (Simon and Schuster), New York, 2011
Paperback: 411 pp., illus. $16.99, C$19.99. ISBN 9781451608113.    ORDER

A Computational Perspective on Visual Attention
John K. Tsotsos
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2011
Hardback: 324 pp., illus. $40, £29.95. ISBN 9780262015417.    ORDER

Contemporary Archaeologies of the Southwest
Kathryn R. Venzor. William Walker, Ed.
University Press of Colorado, Boulder, 2011
Hardback: 310 pp., illus. $65. ISBN 9781607320906.    ORDER

Darwin's Finches
Readings in the Evolution of a Scientific Paradigm
Kathleen Donohue, Ed.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2011
Paperback: 508 pp., illus. $45, £29. ISBN 9780226157719.    ORDER

Fatal Invention
How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century
Dorothy Roberts
New Press, New York, 2011
Hardback: 400 pp. $29.95. ISBN 9781595584953.    ORDER

Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick
First Second (Roaring Brook), New York, 2011
Hardback: 272 pp., illus. $29.99, C$34.50. ISBN 9781596432598.    ORDER

Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science
David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers, Eds.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2011
Hardback: 536 pp., illus. $55, £35.50. ISBN 9780226487267.    ORDER

How Pleasure Works
The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
Paul Bloom
Norton, New York, 2011
Paperback: 298 pp. $16.95, C$19.50. ISBN 9780393340006.    ORDER
Reprint, 2010 ed.

Leonardo to the Internet
Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present. 2nd ed.
Thomas J. Misa
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2011
Hardback: 400 pp., illus. $60. ISBN 9781421401546.    ORDER
Paperback: 400 pp., illus. $25. ISBN 9780801878091.    ORDER
Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology.

The History of an Idea from Darwin to Genomics
Elof Axel Carlson
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2011
Hardback: 173 pp., illus. $55. ISBN 9781936113309.    ORDER

My Green Manifesto
Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism
David Gessner
Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, 2011
Paperback: 242 pp. $15. ISBN 9781571313249.    ORDER

Paradoxical Life
Meaning, Matter, and the Power of Human Choice
Andreas Wagner
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011
Paperback: 269 pp. $20. ISBN 9780300171525.    ORDER
Reprint, 2009 ed.

Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomy
2nd ed.
Patrick Moore and Robin Rees
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011
Hardback: 586 pp., illus. $55, £35. ISBN 9780521899352.    ORDER

A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way
Part I and Part II. Photographs and Descriptions. Charts and Tables
Edward Emerson Barnard. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert, Eds.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011
Hardback: 372 pp., illus. $125, £75. ISBN 9780521191432.    ORDER

Pollination and Floral Ecology
Pat Willmer
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2011
Hardback: 488 pp., illus. $95, £65. ISBN 9780691128610.    ORDER

Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases
Amar Safdar, Ed.
Humana (Springer), New York, 2011
Hardback: 611 pp., illus. $239. ISBN 9781607616436.    ORDER
Current Clinical Oncology.

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems
An Introduction to Biophysics
Thomas M. Nordlund
CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), Boca Raton, FL, 2011
Hardback: 583 pp., illus. + CD. $89.95. ISBN 9781420089721.    ORDER

The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs
Discover Amazing Butterflies, Moths, Spiders, Dragonflies, and Other Insects
Judy Burris and Wayne Richards
Storey, North Adams, MA, 2011
Hardback: 135 pp., illus. $24.95. ISBN 9781603429856.    ORDER
Paperback: 135 pp., illus. $14.95. ISBN 9781603425636.    ORDER

In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants
Richard Mabey
Ecco (HarperCollins), New York, 2011
Hardback: 336 pp. $25.99. ISBN 9780062065452.    ORDER