Weekly Books Received List

Books received at Science during the week ending
Friday, August 08, 2014

A Biography of Paul Berg
The Recombinant DNA Controversy Revisited
Errol C. Friedberg
World Scientific, Hackensack, NJ, 2014
Hardback: 442 pp., illus. $88. ISBN 9789814569033.    ORDER
Paperback: 442 pp., illus. $34. ISBN 9789814569040.    ORDER

China's Rising Research Universities
A New Era of Global Ambition
Robert A. Rhoads et al.
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2014
Hardback: 222 pp. $39.95. ISBN 9781421414539.    ORDER

The Disillusionment of an American Physician
Sandeep Jauhar
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 2014
Hardback: 281 pp. $26, C$30. ISBN 9780374141394.    ORDER

Environmental Debt
The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy
Amy Larkin
Palgrave Macmillan (St. Martin's), New York, 2014
Paperback: 256 pp., illus. $17, C$19. ISBN 9781137279200.    ORDER
Reprint, 2013 ed.

Gravity: Cracking the Cosmic Code
From Falling Apples to Supermassive Black Holes! The Story of the Greatest Scientific Discovery for 2,000 Years
Nicholas Mee
Virtual Image, Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom, 2014
Hardback: 410 pp., illus. $34.95, £19.99. ISBN 9781901579482.    ORDER

The Great Archaeologists
Brian Fagan, Ed.
Thames and Hudson, New York, 2014
Hardback: 304 pp., illus. $50, C$57. ISBN 9780500051818.    ORDER

The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic
The Adventures of Geo, Vol. 1
Kanani K. M. Lee and Adam Wallenta
No Starch, San Francisco, 2014
Paperback: 40 pp., illus. $7.95, C$7.95. ISBN 9781593275495.    ORDER

Longhorned Woodboring Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae and Distemiidae)
Primary Types of the Smithsonian Institution
Steven W. Lingafelter et al.
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC, 2014
Hardback: 408 pp., illus. $69.95. ISBN 9781935623403.    ORDER

Manual of Medical Treatment in Urology
Ismaila A. Mungadi et al., Eds.
Jaypee Brothers Medical, New Delhi, 2014
Paperback: 184 pp., illus. $33. ISBN 9789350908440.    ORDER

Mathematical Curiosities
A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments
Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Prometheus, Amherst, NY, 2014
Paperback: 382 pp., illus. $19.95, C$21. ISBN 9781616149314.    ORDER

Political Descent
Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England
Piers J. Hale
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2014
Hardback: 450 pp., illus. $45, £31.50. ISBN 9780226108490.    ORDER

Scientific Integrity
Texts and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research. 4th ed.
Francis L. Macrina
ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2014
Paperback: 562 pp., illus. $65. ISBN 9781555816612.    ORDER

The Siddhantasundara of Jñanaraja
An English Translation with Commentary
Toke Lindegaard Knudsen
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2014
Hardback: 371 pp., illus. $89.95. ISBN 9781421414423.    ORDER

Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak
The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury--a Known Neurotoxin--from Vaccines
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Ed.
Skyhorse, New York, 2014
Hardback: 215 pp., illus. $25.99. ISBN 9781632206015.    ORDER

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change
Robert Henson
American Meteorological Society, Boston, 2014
Paperback: 515 pp., illus. $30, £21. ISBN 9781935704737.    ORDER

The Village Effect
How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter
Susan Pinker
Spiegel and Grau (Random House), New York, 2014
Hardback: 383 pp., illus. $26. ISBN 9781400069576.    ORDER

What Makes a Hero?
The Surprising Science of Selflessness
Elizabeth Svoboda
Current (Penguin Group USA), New York, 2014
Paperback: 237 pp. $16, C$18. ISBN 9781617230134.    ORDER
Reprint, 2013 ed.