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Testosterone: Sex, Power, and the Will to Win

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Testosterone: Sex, Power, and the Will to Win

Joe Herbert

Physical anthropology & ethnography; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Hardback

Testosterone lies at the heart of maleness, and is involved in aggression, competitiveness, and risk-taking - all essential... [more]

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Pigeons and Doves in Australia

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Pigeons and Doves in Australia

Joseph M. Forshaw

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology)

Hardback

<p>A highly illustrated volume depicting all thirty native species of pigeons and doves to be found in Australia.</p><p>Because... [more]

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Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Nicholas P. Money

Mathematics & Sciences; Microbiology (non-medical)

Paperback

Modern microbiology has transformed our understanding of life on earth, and had a huge impact on medicine, agriculture, and... [more]

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Biocode: The New Age of Genomics

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Biocode: The New Age of Genomics

Dawn Field, Neil Davies

Mathematics & Sciences; DNA & Genome

Hardback

In Biocode, Dawn Field and Neil Davies capture the scale and excitement of the rapidly growing field of genomics. From automatic... [more]

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Microbiology For Dummies

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Microbiology For Dummies

Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surette, Consumer Dummies

Mathematics & Sciences; Microbiology (non-medical)

Paperback

Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particle Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores... [more]

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Why Can't a Woman be More Like a Man: The Evolution of Sex and Gender

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Why Can't a Woman be More Like a Man: The Evolution of Sex and Gender

Lewis Wolpert

Sexual behaviour; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

Why are there two sexes? How different are they and why? Why can't a woman be more like a man? Or should the question be:... [more]

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Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction

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Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction

Jules Howard

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal reproduction

Paperback

A journey of discovery through the spectacular intricacies of reproduction in the animal kingdom. [more]

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Unnatural Selection

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Unnatural Selection

Emily Monosson

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical)

Hardback

<p>In a narrative style, Emily Monosson explains how humans are driving rapid contemporary evolution through the use of toxic... [more]

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

Patricia S. Churchland

Philosophy; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

A trailblazing philosopher's exploration of the latest brain science-and its ethical and practical implications. [more]

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Life at the Speed of Light

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Life at the Speed of Light

J. Craig Venter

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

Paperback

Where did our search to understand life come from? And where will it take us? [more]

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Plant life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia

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Plant life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia

Hans Lambers

Mathematics & Sciences; Botany & plant sciences

Paperback

<p>Southwest Australia is a region increasingly recognised for its high levels of biodiversity and endemism, and is recognized... [more]

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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help us Understand Ourselves

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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery...

Laurel Braitman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour

Paperback

Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by studying Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons; Alfred Russel Wallace... [more]

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Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains

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Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains...

Susan Greenfield

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

Paperback

Discusses the all-pervading technologies that now surround us, and from which we derive instant information, connected identity,... [more]

$35.00

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Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships

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Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships...

Jennifer L. Verdolin

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour

Paperback

Wild Kingdom meets Sex and the City in this scientific perspective on dating and relationships. A specialist in animal... [more]

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Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective

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Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective

Murray Johnson

History; Indigenous peoples; Evolution

Paperback

Places the Aboriginal occupation of Australia within a broad framework of human evolution and habitation. Discusses the pioneering... [more]

$39.95

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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and...

John Medina

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet scientists have uncovered details every business leader,... [more]

$24.99

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Poison: Sinister Species with Deadly Consequences

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Poison: Sinister Species with Deadly Consequences

Mark Siddall

Mathematics & Sciences; Toxicology (non-medical)

Hardback

A guide to surviving in the natural world. It looks at how and where poisons and venoms naturally occur in reptiles, insects,... [more]

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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

Robin Dunbar

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Human biology

Paperback

What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why did we survive, and other human species fail? How... [more]

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Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World

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Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World

Tim Low

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Paperback

Renowned for its unusual mammals, Australia is a land of birds that are just as unusual, just as striking, a result of the... [more]

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Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

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Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Ingmar Persson, Julian Savulescu

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Bio-ethics

Paperback

Unfit for the Future argues that the future of our species depends on radical enhancement of the moral aspects of our nature.... [more]

$30.95

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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Michael F. Land

Medicine; Evolution; Neurosciences; Animal physiology

Paperback

In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Land introduces all aspects of the eye and vision in both human and animals. He looks... [more]

$15.95

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The World of Birds

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The World of Birds

Jonathan Elphick

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology)

Hardback

A beautiful and definitive guide to every aspect of bird life and a complete survey of the world's orders and families of... [more]

$89.95

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On Growth and Form

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On Growth and Form

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Developmental biology; Cellular biology (cytology)

Paperback

D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take. [more]

$34.95

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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance...

David Epstein (Columbia University, New York)

Human biology; Exercise & workout books; Sports & outdoor recreation

Paperback

Explores the roles of both genetics and training in athletic success, arguing that both are equally necessary components of... [more]

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Where Do Camels Belong?: The Story and Science of Invasive Species

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Where Do Camels Belong?: The Story and Science of Invasive Species

Ken Thompson

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Biodiversity; The natural world, country life & pets

Paperback

Where do camels belong? In the Arab world may seem the obvious answer, but they are relative newcomers there. They evolved... [more]

$27.99

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