I’ve told you the way this works a few times now. Just leave a comment telling me which book you want and why, and I’ll choose someone to receive a free book. These are generally not easy to read popular books — these are reference texts, kind of on the dense and heavy side, but full of information.
Your choices this time are:
Fundamentals of Human Physiology, by Stuart Ira Fox. Yeah, I’m not ashamed to admit it, I’ve taught A&P. I hope I never have to again, so I can bear to part with this one. I’ve still got several others.
An Introduction to Biological Evolution, by Kenneth Kardong. This is a fairly slender paperbound text, a little on the light side for what I want when teaching evolution. It’s not bad, though.
Neuroscience, by Purves and others. Also pretty good, if not the massive magisterial monster text of Kandel. This one I think is already earmarked for someone who asked for a neuro text in Giveaway #2. (Trust me, you don’t want Kandel unless you need to press a witch to death.)
There are many more on my shelves. If you don’t get it this time, check again next month for a different selection.
This is as announced on my Patreon page, but you don’t need to sign up to win a book.
Alejandro Montenegro-Montero says
Happy to take An Introduction to Biological Evolution off your hands!
Tempting but I’m already overbooked.
Walter Solomon says
I’d love it but waaaay too many books already. As far as pressing witches to death , S J Gould’s Structure of Evolutionary Theory. I still have no idea how I convinced my local library to purchase that as that book is actually too big to read ( I tried to read my copy in bed definitely don’t recommend doing that)
Meh. “The Proterozoic Biosphere” is easily the best book for witch-pressing purposes.
Or “The Collected Rubbish By L. Ron Hubbard” if you are in a sadistic mood.
I mentioned this on Patreon already, but the pressing witches reminded me of what Neil Gaiman said about the Sandman Omnibus and intruders :P
Roi Du Voyageur says
I would luuuuuurv An Introduction to Biological Evolution. Biology is my worst science, but my 13-year old daughter is keen on marine biology and nature in general and is starting to consume a few of the lighter university level texts. She even teaches her old man some things about the subject!
Also, an additional bio text means a little less room on her shelves for Yet Another Funko Pop.
Launching the Sandman Omnibus with a trebuchet at intruders would finally disprove the claim “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”.