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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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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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The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

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The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

Brian Fagan

History; Zoology & animal sciences; Wildlife: general interest; Advocate - History

Hardback

Brian Fagan shows how the powerful bond between Homo sapiens and other species has determined the course of civilizations... [more]

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The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?

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The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?

Peter Ward

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Earth sciences

Paperback

In The Medea Hypothesis, renowned paleontologist Peter Ward proposes a revolutionary and provocative vision of life's relationship... [more]

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Are Dolphins Really Smart?: The Mammal Behind the Myth

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Are Dolphins Really Smart?: The Mammal Behind the Myth

Justin Gregg

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour; Marine & freshwater mammals

Paperback

Are Dolphins Really Smart? provides a highly critical look at the popular myths about dolphin intelligence and behaviour.... [more]

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Pests, Diseases, Ailments and Allies of Australian Plants

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Pests, Diseases, Ailments and Allies of Australian Plants

David L. Jones, Rodger Elliot, Trevor L. Blake, Sandie Jones

Plant pathology & diseases; Gardening; Gardening: plants

Paperback

Amateur and professional gardeners, horticulturists, commercial nurseries and students will find this book invaluable. Pests,... [more]

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The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You're Not Looking

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The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You're Not Looking

Michael C. Corballis

Psychology; Cognition & cognitive psychology; States of consciousness; Clinical psychology; Neurosciences

Hardback

Does the fact that fifty percent of our waking hours find us failing to focus on the task at hand represent a problem? This... [more]

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Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World

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Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of...

Sharman Apt Russell

Diaries, letters & journals; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Insects (entomology)

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In the exploding world of citizen science, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are monitoring climate change, tracking bird... [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

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

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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

Nessa Carey

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

Hardback

From the author of the acclaimed The Epigenetics Revolution ('A book that would have had Darwin swooning' - Guardian) comes... [more]

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The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

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The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

Michael Marder

Philosophy; Deconstructionism, Structuralism, Post-structuralism; Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology; Botany & plant sciences

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Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction,... [more]

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The Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

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The Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

Andreas Wagner

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Paperback

Discover the final puzzle piece to complete Darwin's theory of evolution in this landmark book from one of today's most inventive... [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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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

John Hemming

History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Mathematics & Sciences; Life sciences: general issues; Geographical discovery & exploration

Hardback

Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago.... [more]

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The Biology Book: From the Origin of Life to Epigenetics, 250 Milestones in the History of Biology

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The Biology Book: From the Origin of Life to Epigenetics, 250 Milestones...

Michael C. Gerald

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences

Hardback

From the emergence of life, to Leewenhoek's microscopic world, to GMO crops, this book presents 250 landmarks in the most... [more]

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Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution

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Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution

Eugene E. Harris

Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); Human biology

Hardback

An up-to-date account of the evolution of the human genome amongst the primate group, written from the perspective of population... [more]

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The Invaders

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The Invaders

Pat Shipman

Archaeology; Physical anthropology & ethnography; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Palaeontology

Hardback

Humans domesticated dogs soon after Neanderthals began to disappear. This alliance between two predator species, Pat Shipman... [more]

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities...

Christine Kenneally

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us?... [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]

$22.99

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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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The Altruistic Brain: How We are Naturally Good

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The Altruistic Brain: How We are Naturally Good

Donald W. Pfaff

Medicine; Neurosciences

Hardback

The Altruistic Brain uses language accessible to non-scientists so as to present an elegant theory of how human beings are... [more]

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Genes: A Very Short Introduction

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Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan Slack

Medical genetics; Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical)

Paperback

In this Very Short Introduction to the gene Jonathan Slack explores the discovery, nature, and role of genes in evolution... [more]

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Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

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Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital...

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: A Global Biodiversity Hotspot

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Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia: A Global Biodiversity...

Hans Lambers

Mathematics & Sciences; Botany & plant sciences

Paperback

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

$69.99

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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]

$21.95

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