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Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

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Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

Nicholas P. Money

Mathematics & Sciences; Mycology, fungi (non-medical)

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Fungi form an entire biological kingdom, and represent a great diversity of organisms. They are found in the soil, in the... [more]

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The Improbable Primate: How Water Shaped Human Evolution

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The Improbable Primate: How Water Shaped Human Evolution

Clive Finlayson

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Evolution

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In The Improbable Primate, Clive Finlayson gives a provocative view of human evolution, arguing that the critical factor that... [more]

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Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work

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Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work

Kat Arney

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

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How DNA is packed, unpacked, and read--a companion reader to the book of life itself. [more]

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The Paradox of Evolution: The Strange Relationship Between Natural Selection and Reproduction

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The Paradox of Evolution: The Strange Relationship Between Natural Selection...

Stephen Rothman

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Developmental biology

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This book examines a little-noted contradiction inherent in the two essential elements of Darwin's theory of biological evolution... [more]

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A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia

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A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia

Richard Russell, Stephen Doggett, Cameron Webb

Mathematics & Sciences; Insects (entomology); Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

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Provides a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to the mosquitoes of Australia and key strategies for managing them [more]

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A World from Dust: How the Periodic Table Shaped Life

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A World from Dust: How the Periodic Table Shaped Life

Ben McFarland

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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In A World From Dust, Ben McFarland brings together the latest genetic, chemical, mathematic, and geological evidence to tell... [more]

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Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

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Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

Robert C. Berwick, Noam Chomsky

linguistics; Philosophy of language; Evolution

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We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system... [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

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For decades, 98 per cent of our DNA was written off as 'junk' on the grounds that it did not code for proteins. From rare... [more]

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More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of our World

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More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of our World

Claus-Peter Lieckfeld, Markus Imhoof

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Conservation of the environment; Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

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If 70 percent of all cattle or 30 percent of all chickens were to die annually, states of emergency would be declared everywhere.... [more]

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On the Scent: A Journey Through the Science of Smell

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On the Scent: A Journey Through the Science of Smell

Paolo Pelosi

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

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Smell is arguably the most evocative of senses, linked to memories and associations. For most animals it is vital for survival.... [more]

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Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

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Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins...

Susan Casey

Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Marine & freshwater mammals

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An odyssey into the mysterious world of dolphins and their relationship with humanity. [more]

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The Brain: The Story of You

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The Brain: The Story of You

David Eagleman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Drawing on the discoveries, this book shows that it also has the power to change our world for the better - it can enhance... [more]

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Nudibranchs and Related Molluscs

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Nudibranchs and Related Molluscs

Robert Burn

Mathematics & Sciences; Marine biology

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Nudibranchs, the â??butterflies of the seaâ??, belong to a group that includes bubble shells, sea hares, side-gilled... [more]

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The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia

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The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia

David Andrew

Mathematics & Sciences; Zoology: Mammals; Wildlife: mammals

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Advises interested amateurs and professionals where to locate many of Australia's mammals. The book describes Australia's... [more]

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Owls of the World

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Owls of the World

Jim Duncan

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

Hardback

This beautifully illustrated book on the world's owls explores their behaviour and lifecycle as well as the various owl families,... [more]

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Humanity in a Creative Universe

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Humanity in a Creative Universe

Stuart A. Kauffman

Philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Evolution

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In the hard sciences, which can often feel out of grasp for many lay readers, there are "great thinkers" who go... [more]

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Home: How Habitat Made Us Human

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Home: How Habitat Made Us Human

John S. Allen

Society & Social Sciences; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Neurosciences

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Home is where the heart is. Security, comfort, even love, are all feelings that are centered on the humble abode. But what... [more]

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The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

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The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

David Gelernter

Philosophy; Philosophy of mind; Popular science; Neurosciences

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A rock star (New York Times) of the computing world provides a radical new work on the meaning of human consciousness. [more]

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Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation

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Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation

Timothy J. Jorgensen

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Nuclear chemistry, photochemistry & radiation; Molecular biology

Hardback

The description for this book, Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation, will be forthcoming. [more]

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The Meaning of Human Existence

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The Meaning of Human Existence

Edward O. Wilson

Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Philosophy of science; Human biology

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Challenging a purely mechanistic view of human existence, Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different... [more]

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Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey

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Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey

David E. Presti

Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

Hardback

Key concepts in neuroscience presented for the non-medical reader. [more]

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Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects

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Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects

Scott Richard Shaw

Mathematics & Sciences; Insects (entomology); Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

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Dinosaurs, however toothy, did not rule the earth-and neither do humans. But what were and are the true potentates of our... [more]

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Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself

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Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself

Jamie A. Davies

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

How can something as complex as a human body create itself from a single fertilized egg? Drawing on ideas from physics and... [more]

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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Bill Nye

Religion & science; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Evolution

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In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, Bill Nye explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true... [more]

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The Society of Genes

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The Society of Genes

Itai Yanai, Martin Lercher

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical)

Hardback

Since Dawkins popularized the notion of the selfish gene, the question of how these selfish genes work together to construct... [more]

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