All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Natural History  General Natural History

Sex, Drugs and DNA Science's Taboos Confronted

Popular Science
By: Michael Stebbins
256 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Palgrave
Sex, Drugs and DNA
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Sex, Drugs and DNA ISBN: 9781403993427 Hardback Mar 2006 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £28.99
    #158110
Selected version: £28.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Debunks the myths surrounding some of the most controversial topics, from sexuality, race and genetic modification to stem cells, cloning, IQ, animal experimentation, fertility treatment, creationism and bioterrorism. Having worked at the heart of government science, at the most prestigious science publishing company in the world, and in one of the world's leading biology institutions, Stebbins has a unique view of the politics, culture and reach of science. He concludes that truly novel and necessary work is being hobbled and hence calls for wide reaching changes in science education, funding, legislation, publishing and promulgation.

Contents

Acknowledgements - A Scientist's Life - National Science Day - Stem Cells and Cloning (No We All Can't Just Get Along) - There's Sex... - ...And Then There's Sex - Genetically Modified Everything - Race and other Discriminations - Global Warming - Bioterrorism and Other Mayhem - The Coming Pandemic - Drugs - Healthcare - A Letter to Barbara Bush - Science Education - How to Talk To Your Creationist Brother-in-Law About Evolution

Customer Reviews

Biography

MICHAEL STEBBINS is currently a US Congressional Fellow in Science Policy. Before that, he was Editor at Nature Genetics after being a researcher in James Watson's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA. He has written for Reuters, Discover, Seed and Popular Science Magazine and he is an advisor to SciCentral, a National Science Foundation funded science TV news feed that goes out on the ABC network.

Popular Science
By: Michael Stebbins
256 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Palgrave
Current promotions
Backlist BargainsThe Mammal SocietyOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife