Weekly Books Received List

Books received at Science during the week ending
Friday, December 12, 2014

The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering
Mastering Complexity
Sanjoy Mahajan
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2014
Paperback: 308 pp., illus. $30. ISBN 9780262526548.    ORDER

The Art of Tinkering
Meet 150+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology
Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich
Weldon Owen (Bonnier), San Francisco, 2014
Hardback: 225 pp., illus. $32.50, C$35. ISBN 9781616286095.    ORDER

The Birds of Costa Rica
A Field Guide. 2nd ed.
Richard Garrigues. Illustrated by Robert Dean
Comstock (Cornell University Press), Ithaca, NY, 2014
Paperback: 440 pp., illus. $29.95. ISBN 9780801479885.    ORDER
A Zona Tropical Publication.

Brothers and Sisters
Myth and Reality
Henry Abramovitch
Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 2014
Hardback: 189 pp. $27.95. ISBN 9781623491901.    ORDER

Climate Conundrums
What the Climate Debate Reveals About Us
William B. Gail
American Meteorological Society, Boston, 2014
Paperback: 247 pp., illus. $30, £19. ISBN 9781935704744.    ORDER

Countdown to Zero Day
Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
Kim Zetter
Crown (Random House), New York, 2014
Hardback: 443 pp. $25, C$29.95. ISBN 9780770436179.    ORDER

Diplomacy on Ice
Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic
Rebecca Pincus and Saleem H. Ali, Eds.
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2014
Hardback: 303 pp., illus. $85. ISBN 9780300205169.    ORDER

Does Altruism Exist?
Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others
David Sloan Wilson
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2015
Hardback: 190 pp. $27.50. ISBN 9780300189490.    ORDER
Copublished with the Templeton Press.

The Fabric of Space
Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination
Matthew Gandy
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2014
Hardback: 361 pp., illus. $30. ISBN 9780262028257.    ORDER

How to Read the Solar System
A Guide to the Stars and Planets
Chris North and Paul Abel
Pegasus, New York, 2015
Hardback: 320 pp., illus. $26.95. ISBN 9781605986715.    ORDER

Interstellar
Beyond Time and Space. Inside Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi Epic
Mark Cotta Vaz
Running, Philadelphia, 2014
Hardback: 156 pp., illus. $45, C$52. ISBN 9780762456833.    ORDER

Introduction to Modern Dynamics
Chaos, Networks, Space and Time
David D. Nolte
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014
Paperback: 437 pp., illus. $54.95, £32.50. ISBN 9780199657049.    ORDER

Invented by Law
Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America
Christopher Beauchamp
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2015
Hardback: 280 pp. $35. ISBN 9780674368064.    ORDER

Issues in Palaeobiology
A Global View. Interviews and Essays
Marcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra and Norman MacLeod, Eds.
Scidinge Hall, Zürich, 2014
Paperback: 289 pp., illus. $18, £11, €14, CHF16. ISBN 9783905923179.    ORDER

Law and Neuroscience
Owen D. Jones, Jeffrey D. Schall, and Francis X. Shen
Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, New York, 2014
Hardback: 800 pp., illus. $189. ISBN 9781454813323.    ORDER
Aspen Casebook.

The Lightning Flash
2nd ed.
Vernon Cooray, Ed.
Institution of Engineering and Technology, Stevenage, Herts, UK, 2014
Hardback: 924 pp., illus. $198. ISBN 9781849196918.    ORDER

Neurobiology of Social Behavior
Toward an Understanding of the Prosocial and Antisocial Brain
Michael Numan
Academic (Elsevier Science), San Diego, 2014
Hardback: 357 pp., illus. $150. ISBN 9780124160408.    ORDER

Orchids of Tropical America
An Introduction and Guide
Joe E. Meisel, Ronald S. Kaufman, and Franco Pupulin
Comstock (Cornell University Press), Ithaca, NY, 2014
Paperback: 274 pp., illus. $75, £46.50. ISBN 9780801477683.    ORDER

Parasites of Health
On the Pathophysiology and Mode of Communication of Non-Communicable Diseases
Torgeir Landvik
Coenurus, Oslo, 2014
Hardback: 381 pp., illus. £29.50. ISBN 9788299847803.    ORDER

Pioneers of Neurobiology
My Brilliant, Eccentric Heroes
John G. Nichols
Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 2014
Paperback: 160 pp., illus. $11.96. ISBN 9781605353258.    ORDER

Plato's Rivalry with Medicine
A Struggle and Its Dissolution
Susan B. Levin
Oxford University Press, New York, 2014
Hardback: 313 pp. $65, £42. ISBN 9780199919802.    ORDER

Science and Technology in the Global Cold War
Naomi Oreskes and John Krige, Eds.
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2014
Paperback: 466 pp., illus. $37, £25.95. ISBN 9780262526531.    ORDER
Transformations.

The Ship That Held Up Wall Street
Warren C. Riess, with Sheli O. Smith
Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 2014
Hardback: 112 pp., illus. $29. ISBN 9781623491888.    ORDER
Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeplogy.

A Short, Bright Flash
Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse
Theresa Levitt
Norton, New York, 2015
Paperback: 283 p., illus. $15.95, C$17.95. ISBN 9780393350890.    ORDER
Reprint, 2013 ed.

The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time
A Proposal in Natural Philosophy
Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2014
Hardback: 565 pp. $29.99, C$31.95. ISBN 9781107074064.    ORDER

Smarter
The New Science of Building Brain Power
Dan Hurley
Plume (Penguin Group USA), New York, 2014
Paperback: 303 pp. $16, C$18. ISBN 9780142181652.    ORDER
Reprint, 2014 ed.

A Talent for Friendship
Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait
John Edward Terrell
Oxford University Press, New York, 2014
Hardback: 316 pp., illus. $29.95, £19.99. ISBN 9780199386451.    ORDER