Weekly Books Received List

Books received at Science during the week ending
Friday, August 17, 2012

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2012
Hardback: 165 pp. $19.95, £13.95. ISBN 9780691156668.    ORDER

Against the Odds
Politicians, Institutions and the Strugggle Against Poverty
Marcus Andre Melo, Njuguna Ng'ethe, and James Manor
Columbia University Press, New York, 2012
Hardback: 233 pp. $40. ISBN 9780231702485.    ORDER

The Big Muddy
An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina
Christopher Morris
Oxford University Press, New York, 2012
Hardback: 314 pp., illus. $35, £22.50. ISBN 9780195316919.    ORDER

Disaster Deferred
A New View of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone
Seth Stein
Columbia University Press, New York, 2012
Paperback: 294 pp., illus. $22, £15. ISBN 9780231151399.    ORDER
Reviewed by Michael Hamburger, Science, 331, 675 (11 February 2011).

Drugs--Without the Hot Air
Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs
David Nutt
UIT Cambridge, Cambridge, 2012
Paperback: 368 pp., illus. $19.95, £12.99, C$21.95. ISBN 9781906860165.    ORDER

Science, Totems, and the Technological Species
Peter H. Kahn Jr. and Patricia H. Hasbach, Eds.
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012
Paperback: 355 pp. $27, £18.95. ISBN 9780262517782.    ORDER

Embryo Culture
Methods and Protocols
Gary D. Smith, Jason E. Swain, and Thomas B. Pool, Eds.
Humana (Springer), New York, 2012
Hardback: 443 pp., illus. $139. ISBN 9781617799709.    ORDER
Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 912.

The Emergent Multiverse
Quantum Theory According to the Everett Interpretation
David Wallace
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012
Hardback: 545 pp., illus. $75, £40. ISBN 9780199546961.    ORDER

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology
Alan Hastings and Louis J. Gross, Eds.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 2012
Hardback: 847 pp., illus. $150, £103. ISBN 9780520269651.    ORDER
Encyclopedias of the Natural World.

An Epidemic of Absence
A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases
Moises Velasquez-Manoff
Scribner (Simon and Schuster), New York, 2012
Hardback: 397 pp. $28, C$32. ISBN 9781439199381.    ORDER

Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History
Eric Chaline
Firefly, Buffalo, 2012
Hardback: 224 pp., illus. $29.95. ISBN 9781554079841.    ORDER

The Medical Book
From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine
Clifford A. Pickover
Sterling, New York, 2012
Hardback: 528 pp., illus. $29.95. ISBN 9781402785856.    ORDER

The Missile Next Door
The Minuteman in the American Heartland
Gretchen Heefner
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012
Hardback: 302 pp., illus. $35. ISBN 9780674059115.    ORDER

Molecular Imaging in the Clinical Neurosciences
Gerhard Gründer, Ed.
Humana (Springer), New York, 2012
Hardback: 412 pp., illus. $139. ISBN 9781617799884.    ORDER
Neuromethods, vol. 71.

The Molecules of Life
Physical and Chemical Principles
John Kuriyan, Boyana Konforti, and David Wemmer
Garland Science (Taylor and Francis), New York, 2012
Paperback: 1029 pp., illus., $145. ISBN 9780815341888.    ORDER

Nutritional Health
Strategies for Disease Prevention. 3rd ed.
Norman J. Temple, Ted Wilson, and David R. Jacobs Jr., Eds.
Humana (Springer), New York, 2012
Hardback: 581 pp., illus. $239. ISBN 9781617798931.    ORDER
Nutrition and Health.

Open Access
Peter Suber
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012
Paperback: 254 pp. $12.95. ISBN 9780262517638.    ORDER
MIT Press Essential Knowledge.

Owls of the World
A Photographic Guide
Heimo Mikkola
Firefly, Buffalo, 2012
Hardback: 512 pp., illus. $49.95. ISBN 9781770851368.    ORDER

River Republic
The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers
Daniel McCool
Columbia University Press, New York, 2012
Hardback: 408 pp., illus. $34.50, £24. ISBN 9780231161305.    ORDER

The Science of the Oven
Hervé This
Columbia University Press, New York, 2012
Paperback: 216 pp., illus. $16.95, £11.50. ISBN 9780231147071.    ORDER
Arts and Traditions of the Table. Reprint, 2009 ed. Translated by Jody Gladding.

The Spine of the Continent
The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken
Mary Ellen Hannibal
Lyons (Globe Pequot), Guilford, CT, 2012
Hardback: 288 pp., illus. $24.95, C$27.50. ISBN 9780762772148.    ORDER

Squirrels of the World
Richard W. Thorington Jr et al.
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2012
Hardback: 469 pp., illus. $75. ISBN 9781421404691.    ORDER

Through the Eye of a Needle
Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Peter Brown
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2012
Hardback: 789 pp., illus. $39.95, £27.95. ISBN 9780691152905.    ORDER

Time in Eternity
Pannenberg, Physics, and Eschatology in Creative Mutual Interaction
Robert John Russell
University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN, 2012
Paperback: 454 pp., illus. $49. ISBN 9780268040598.    ORDER