Tagged: books

What’s in store for eBook readers - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 08, 2012

I think many New Zealanders have joined the digital reading revolution. They are purchasing eBooks on-line and reading them on a tablet, such as the iPad, or a dedicated reading device, an eReader. Personally I think eReaders are a better … Continue reading → … Read More

Free downloads of "Darwin" books for Darwin Day - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 13, 2012

A quick heads-up for readers: in celebration of Darwin Day (Charles Darwin’s birthday), The National Academies Press have offered free downloads of PDF copies of several ’Darwin books’. Titles include: Understanding Climate’s Influence on Human Evolution In the Light of Evolution Volume I: Adaptation and Complex Design In the Light of Evolution Volume II: … Read More

Theoretical evolutionary genetics – free e-book - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 02, 2012

[A very brief heads-up for (theoretical) biologists.] If you’ve wanted to dabble in the theoretical side of evolutionary genetics perhaps you could do worse that read long-time evolutionary geneticist Joe Felenstein’s draft of his text Theoretical Evolutionary Genetics. It’s available free from his website as a PDF file. Background on the origins of the … Read More

Science Books for Christmas - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 12, 2011

Towards the end of this month the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) is hosting Canadian author and science communicator Professor Joe Schwarcz. In addition to speaking at the NZIC conference Professor Schwarcz will be involved in public talks in Wellington and Christchurch. Professor Schwarcz is also the author of a series of popular science books, several of which … Read More