Weekly Books Received List

Books received at Science during the week ending
Friday, November 15, 2013

Animal Earth
The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures
Ross Piper
Thames and Hudson, New York, 2013
Hardback: 320 pp., illus. $45, C$47.50. ISBN 9780500516966.    ORDER

Astrobiology
A Very Short Introduction
David C. Catling
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013
Paperback: 156 pp., illus. $11.95, £7.99. ISBN 9780199586455.    ORDER

Average Is Over
Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation
Tyler Cowen
Dutton (Penguin), New York, 2013
Hardback: 302 pp., illus. $26.95, C$28.50. ISBN 9780525953739.    ORDER

Bringing Fossils to Life
An Introduction to Paleobiology. 3rd ed.
Donald R. Prothero
Columbia University Press, New York, 2013
Hardback: 687 pp., illus. $180, £124. ISBN 9780231158923.    ORDER
Paperback: 687 pp., illus. $95, £65.50. ISBN 9780231158930.    ORDER

The Civic Web
Young People, the Internet and Civic Participation
Shakuntala Banaji and David Buckingham
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2013
Hardback: 201 pp., illus. $30. ISBN 9780262019644.    ORDER
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning.

Diagnosing Giants
Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World
Philip A. Mackowiak
Oxford University Press, New York, 2013
Hardback: 237 pp., illus. $29.95, £19.99. ISBN 9780199937776.    ORDER

Essential Cell Biology
4th ed.
Bruce Alberts et al.
Garland Science (Taylor and Francis), New York, 2013
Hardback: 862 pp., illus. $151. ISBN 9780815344544.    ORDER

Exemplary College Science Teaching
Robert E. Yager, Ed.
NSTA Press, Arlington, VA, 2013
Paperback: 263 pp., illus. $29.95; to NSTA members, $23.96. ISBN 9781938946097.    ORDER
Exemplary Science Monograph.

Funding Your Career in Science
From Research Idea to Personal Grant
Ritsert C. Jansen
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2013
Paperback: 215 pp., illus. $27.99, £16.99. ISBN 9781107624177.    ORDER

The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
Dispatches from the Front Lines
Michael E. Mann
Columbia University Press, New York, 2013
Paperback: 445 pp., illus. $19.95. ISBN 9780231152556.    ORDER
Reprint, 2012 ed. Reviewed by Ilissa B. Ocko, Science337, 6092 (20 July 2012).

Homo Mysterious
Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature
David P. Barash
Oxford University Press, New York, 2013
Paperback: 339 pp. $19.95, £12.99. ISBN 9780199324521.    ORDER
Reprint, 2012 ed.

How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind
The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality
Paul Erickson et al.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2013
Hardback: 267 pp., illus. $35. ISBN 9780226046631.    ORDER

How to Build a Hovercraft
Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects
Stephen Voltz and Fritz Grobe
Chronicle, San Francisco, 2013
Paperback: 192 pp., illus. $24.95. ISBN 9781452109527.    ORDER

Letters from the Malay Archipelago
Alfred Russel Wallace. John van Wyhe and Kees Rookmaaker, Eds.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013
Hardback: 351 pp., illus. $29.95, £16.99. ISBN 9780199683994.    ORDER

Life Out of Sequence
A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics
Hallam Stevens
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2013
Paperback: 302 pp., illus. $30, £21. ISBN 9780226080208.    ORDER

Living with Brain Injury
Narrative, Community, and Women's Renegotiation of Identity
J. Eric Stewart
New York University Press, New York, 2013
Hardback: 255 pp. $79. ISBN 9780814764718.    ORDER
Paperback: 255 pp. $26. ISBN 9780814760482.    ORDER
Qualitative Studies in Psychology.

Modern Particle Physics
Mark Thomson
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2013
Hardback: 570 pp., illus. $75, £40. ISBN 9781107034266.    ORDER

Mood
The Key to Understanding Ourselves and Others
Patrick M. Burke
Prometheus, Amherst, NY, 2013
Paperback: 253 pp. $18.95. ISBN 9781616148331.    ORDER

Neutrino Hunters
The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
Ray Jayawardhana
Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2013
Hardback: 256 pp., illus. $27. ISBN 9780374220631.    ORDER

The New Science Teacher's Handbook
What You Didn't Learn from Student Teaching
Sarah Reeves Young and Mike Roberts
NSTA Press, Arlington, VA, 2013
Paperback: 175 pp., illus. $31.95; to NSTA members, $25.56. ISBN 9781936959495.    ORDER

Non-communicable Diseases in the Developing World
Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and Research
Louis Galambos and Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Eds., with Rachel Calvin Whitehead
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2013
Paperback: 184 pp., illus. $34.95. ISBN 9781421412924.    ORDER

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America
3rd ed.
Steven Foster and James A. Duke. Photographs by Steven Foster.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 2014
Paperback: 446 pp., illus. $21. ISBN 9780547943985.    ORDER

Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching
Eastern Waterbirds in Flight
Ken Behrens and Cameron Cox
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 2013
Hardback: 618 pp., illus. $35. ISBN 9780547237398.    ORDER
Peterson Reference Guides.

The PKU Paradox
A Short History of a Genetic Disease
Diane B. Paul and Jeffrey P. Brosco
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2013
Paperback: 315 pp., illus. $24.95. ISBN 9781421411316.    ORDER
Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease.

The Plant Hunters
The Adventures of the World's Greatest Botanical Explorers
Carolyn Fry
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2013
Hardback: 63 pp., illus., boxed. $30. ISBN 9780226093314.    ORDER

Prize Fight
The Race and the Rivalry to be the First in Science
Morton A. Meyers
Palgrave Macmillan (St. Martin's), New York, 2013
Hardback: 272 pp., illus. $17, C$18. ISBN 9781137278425.    ORDER
Reprint, 2012 ed.

Prometheus Reimagined
Technology, Environment, and Law in the Twenty-First Century
Albert C. Lin
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2013
Hardback: 316 pp. $75. ISBN 9780472118830.    ORDER

The Promise of Wilderness
American Environmental Politics Since 1964
James Morton Turner
University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2013
Hardback: 642 pp., illus. $50. ISBN 9780295991757.    ORDER
Paperback: 642 pp., illus. $24.95. ISBN 9780295993300.    ORDER
Weyerhauser Environmental Books.

The Secrets of Alchemy
Lawrence M. Principe
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2013
Paperback: 287 pp., illus. $15, £10.50. ISBN 9780226103792.    ORDER
Synthesis. Reprint, 2012 ed. Reviewed by Anthony Grafton, Science, 338, 1540 (21 December 2012).

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction
Rodger W. Bybee
NSTA Press, Arlington, VA, 2013
Paperback: 210 pp., illus. $32.95; to NSTA members, $26.36. ISBN 9781938946011.    ORDER

Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now?
And Numerous Other Curious Questions in Probability. A Collection of Not So Well-Known Mathematical Mind-Benders (with Solutions, with One Exception)
Paul J. Nahin
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2013
Hardback: 249 pp., illus. $27.95. ISBN 9780691156804.    ORDER