My Books

The First Brain: The Neuroscience of Planarians

Oxford Untfb-cover1iversity Press; 1st edition (April 17, 2014)

ISBN-13: 978-0199965045; ISBN-10: 0199965048

The First Brain is a popular science book; you do not need any advanced science training to enjoy it. This being said, I hope that it will also be enjoyed by scientists as well.

Available in hardcover and as an eBook. You can get it in the usual places…


Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life 

ss coverBenBella Books (February 27, 2018)

ISBN-13: 978-1944648589
ISBN-10: 1944648585

From the publisher: “In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. From sharp claws to brute strength, camouflage to venom―all these tools and abilities share one purpose: to keep their bearer alive long enough to reproduce, helping the species avoid extinction. Every living thing on this planet has developed a time-tested arsenal of weapons and defenses. Some of these weapons and defenses, however, are decidedly more unusual than others.
In Strange Survivors, biologist Oné R. Pagán takes us on a tour of the improbable, the ingenious, and the just plain bizarre ways that creatures fight for life.

Strange Survivors is available as a paperback or as an eBook. You can get it in the usual places…