Dana Biomedical Library Acquisitions during June 2018

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Self and the phenomenon of life : a biologist examines life from molecules to humanity
Lim, Ramon, author
Singapore ; World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., [2017]
Introduction : Why self? -- An astronaut's dilemma -- Self and the beginning of life -- The microbial self -- The plant self -- The animal self : molecular recognition -- The animal self : neurobehavioral correlates -- Self and conscious experience -- Self and emotion -- Self and memory -- Self and free will -- The expanded self : society as self -- Self from within : the introspective self -- Self, realities, and the transcendents -- Epilogue : and the quest goes on -- Appendix A. Neurotransmitter structures -- Appendix B. Organization of the nervous system -- Appendix C. Relative anatomical positions -- Appendix D. Approaches to explore the brain.
Dana QH501 .L556 2017

Spirals in time : the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells
Scales, Helen, author
London, UK ; Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015
Prologue -- Meet the shell-makers -- How to build a shell -- Sex, death and gems -- Shell food -- A mollusc called home -- Spinning shell stories -- Flight of the Argonauts -- Hunting for treasures -- Bright ideas -- The sea butterfly effect -- Epilogue -- A note on shell-collecting -- Glossary : a word in your shell-like.

Offers an examination of mollusks, their shells, and their role in human culture, as well as their susceptibility to the effects of humans on the environment.
Dana QL405 .S33 2015