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Volume 31, 2004/2005

September 2004

Do Animals Think?, Clive D. L. Wynne, 2004, Princeton University Press

DNA: Changing Science and Society, Torsten Krude, 2004, Cambridge University Press

Wider than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness, Gerald M. Edelman, 2004, Yale University Press

Tree Ferns, John E. Braggins, 2004, Timber Press, Inc.

Rhythms of Life: The Biological Clocks that Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing, Russell Foster, Leon Kreitzman, 2004, Yale University Press

October 2004

Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier, Jeffrey A. Lockwood, 2004, Basic Books

The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans, Stanley Greenspan, Stuart Shanker, 2004, Da Capo Press

Science and Sensibility: The Elegant Logic of the Universe, Keith J. Laidler, 2004, Prometheus Books

The Cattleyas and their Relatives: The Debatable Epidendrums, Carl L. Withner, 2004, Patricia A. Harding, Timber Press

There’s a Bobcat in My Backyard, Jonathan Hanson, 2004, University of Arizona Press

November 2004

Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs, Whitney Cranshaw, 2004, Princeton University Press

Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, Joan Roughgarden, 2004, University of California Press

The Turing Test: Verbal Behavior as the Hallmark of Intelligence, Stuart Schieber, Editor, 2004, MIT Press

Making Mice: Standardizing Animals for American Biomedical Research, 1900-1995, Karen Rader, 2004, Princeton University Press

Native Trees for North American Landscapes, Guy Sternberg, Jim Wilson, 2004, Timber Press

December 2004

The Life and Death of Smallpox, Ian Glynn, Jenifer Glynn, 2004, Cambridge University Press

Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest, R. W. Bouchard, Jr., 2004, University of Minnesota

Chronobiology: Biological Timekeeping, Jay C. Dunlap, Jennifer J. Loros, Patricia J. DeCoursey (Eds.), 2003, Sinaur Associates

Apoptosis: The Live and Death of Cells, Christopher Potten, James Wilson, 2004, Cambridge University Press

Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment that’s Killing Our Soldiers—And Why GI’s Are Only the First Victims, Gary Matsumoto, 2004, Basic Books

January 2005

Kindness in a Cruel World: The Evolution of Altruism, Nigel Barber, 2004, Prometheus Books

A Guide to the Coral Reefs of the Caribbean, Mark D. Spalding, 2004, University of California Press

The Carolina Parakeet: Glimpses of a Vanished Bird, Noel F. R. Snyder, 2004, Princeton University Press

Flowering Plants of the Neotropics, Nathan Smith, Scott A Mori, Andrew Henderson, Dennis W. Stavenson, Scott V. Heald (eds.), 2004 Princeton University Press

The Mind: Its Nature and Origin, Christiaan D. van der Velde, 2004, Prometheus Books

February 2005

Orangutans: Wizards of the Rainforest, Anne E. Russon, 2004, Firefly Books Ltd.

The Heretic in Darwin’s Court: The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace, Ross A. Slotten, 2004, Columbia University Press

California Desert Flowers: An Introduction to Families, Genera, and Species, Sia Morhardt, J. Emil Morhardt, 2004, University of California Press

Profilers: Leading Investigators Take You Inside the Criminal Mind, John H. Campbell, Don DeNevi, 2004, Prometheus Books

The Birdwatcher’s Companion to North American Birdlife, Christopher W. Leahy, 2004, Princeton University Press

March 2005

The Exotic Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida, Walter E. Meshaka, Brian P. Butterfield, J. Brian Hauge, 2004, Krieger Publishing Company

Hibiscus: Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden, Barbara Perry Lawton, 2004, Timber Press

Hunt for the Dawn Monkey: Unearthing the Origins of Monkeys, Apes, and Humans, Chris Beard, 2004, University of California Press

On the Origin of Phyla, James W. Valentine, 2004, University of Chicago Press

Life at the Zoo: Behind the Scenes with the Animal Doctors, Philip T. Robinson, 2004, Columbia University Press

April 2005

Shore Birds of North America: The Photographic Guide, Dennis Paulson, 2005, Princeton University Press

A Natural History of Ferns, Robbin C. Moran, 2004, Timber Press

Glowing Genes: A Revolution in Biotechnology, Marc Zimmer, 2005, Prometheus Books

The Nature of Plants: Habitats, Challenges, and Adaptations, John Dawson, Rob Lucas, 2005, Timber Press

Natural Wonders of the Jersey Pines and Shore, 2005, Plexus Publishing, Inc.

May 2005

All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache, Paula Kamen, 2005, Da Capo Press

The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals, Jonathan Kingdon, 2005, Princeton University Press

Hardy Gingers: Including Hedychium, Roscoea, and Zingiber, T. M. E. Branney, 2005, Timber Press

Orchid Grower’s Companion: Cultivation, Propagation, and Varieties, David P. Banks, 2005, Timber Press

People in Nature: Wildlife Conservation in South and Central America, Kristen M. Silvius, Richard E. Bodmer, Jose M. V. Fragoso, Editors, 2005, Columbia University Press

Volume 30, 2003/2004

September 2003

Blood & Guts: A Short History of Medicine, Roy Porter, 2003, W.W. Norton & Company

Weeds in My Garden: Observations on Some Misunderstood Plants, Charles B. Heiser, 2003, Timber Press.

Thinking about Biology, Stephen Webster, 2003, Cambridge University Press

What Good Are Bugs? Insects in the Web of Life, Gilbert Waldbauer, 2003, Harvard University Press

Sleep and Rest in Animals, Corine Lacrampe, 2003, Firefly Books

October 2003

Slipper Orchids of Vietnam: With an Introduction to the Flora of Vietnam, Leonid Averyanov, Phillip Cribb, Phan Ke Loc, Nguyen Tien Hiep, 2003, Timber Press

Sex Wars: Genes, Bacteria, and Biased Sex Ratios, Michael E. N. Majerus, 2003, Princeton University Press

In the Blink of an Eye, Parker Andrew, 2003, Perseus Publishing

Bull's Eye: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease, Jonathan A. Edlow, 2003, Yale University Press

Bat Ecology, Thomas H. Kunz, M. Brock Fenton, 2003, University of Chicago Press

November 2003

The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened with Autism, Patricia Stacey, 2003, Da Capo Press

Rapture: How Biotech Became the New Religion, Brian Alexander, 2003, Basic Books

The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth, Barbara Seaman, 2003, Hyperion

Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World, Ian R. Hall, Steven L. Stephenson, Peter K. Buchanan, Wang Yun, Anthony L. J. Cole, 2003, Timber Press

The Return of the Mexican Gray Wolf: Back to the Blue, Bobbie Holaday, 2003, University of Arizona Press

December 2003

An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms, Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, 2003, Timber Press

Wonderwalks: The Trails of New Jersey Audubon, Patricia Robinson, 2003, Plexus Publishing

Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival, James R. Duncan, 2003, Firefly Books

Dangerous Liaisons? When Cultivated Plants Mate with Their Wild Relatives, Norman C. Ellstrand, 2003, Johns Hopkins University Press

The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male & Female Brain, Simon Baron Cohen, 2003, Basic Books

January 2004

Prehistoric Past Revealed: The Four Billion Year History of Life on Earth, Douglas Palmer, 2003, University of California Press

Who Owns Life?, David Magnus, Arthur Caplan, Glenn McGee, 2002, Prometheus Books

Emerson's Life in Science: The Culture of Truth, Laura Dassow Walls, 2003, Cornell University Press

Sleep and Dreaming: Scientific Advances and Reconsiderations, Edward F. Pace Schott, Mark Solms,

Mark Blagrove, Stevan Harnad, 2003, Cambridge University Press

Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity, Eric R. Pianka, Laurie J. Vitt, 2003, University of California Press

February 2004

The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought, Gary Marcus, 2004, Basic Books

The Biology of Death: Origins of Mortality, Andre Klarsfeld, Frederic Revah , 2004, Cornell University Press

A Brand New Bird: How Two Amateur Scientists Created the First Genetically Engineered Animal, Tim Birkhead, 2003, Basic Books

Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation, Kristen Albrecht Llamas, 2003, Timber Press

Blood Evidence: How DNA Is Revolutionizing the Way We Solve Crimes, Henry C. Lee, Frank Tirnady, 2003, Basic Books

March 2004

The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love, and Healing, Kerstin Uvnès Moberg, 2003, Da Capo Press

The Beaver: Natural History of a Wetlands Engineer, Dietland Muller Schwarze, Lixing Sun, 2003, Cornell University Press

Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California, Richard P. Hilton, 2003, University of California Press

Why Men Won't Ask for Directions: The Seductions of Sociobiology, Richard C. Francis, 2003, Princeton University Press

The Natural History of Madagascar, Steven M Goodman, Jonathan P. Benstead, 2004, University of Chicago Press

April 2004

Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity, Joseph Dumit, 2004, Princeton University Press

Genes, Trade, and Regulation: The Seeds of Conflict in Food Biotechnology, Thomas Bernauer, 2004, Princeton University Press

Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins, Jeanette A Thomas, Cynthia F. Moss, Marianne Vater, 2004, University of Chicago Press

The Atlantic Forest of South America: Biodiversity Status, Threats, and Outlook, Carlos Galindo Leal, Ibsen de Gusmao Cëmara, 2003, Island Press

Amazonia: The Land, the Wildlife, the River, the People, Afonso Capelas, Jr., 2003, Firefly Books

May 2004

Iguanas: Biology and Conservation, Allison C. Alberts, Ronald L. Carter, William K. Hayes, Emilia P. Martins, 2004, University of California Press

Medicinal Plants of the World: An Illustrated Scientific Guide to Important Medicinal Plants and Their Uses, Ben Erik van Wyk, Michael Wink, 2004, Timber Press

The Natural History of a Garden, Colin Spedding, Geoffrey Spedding, 2003, Timber Press

Introduction to Population Biology, Dick Neal, 2004, Cambridge University Press

Deeper than Darwin, John F. Haught, 2003, Westview Press


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