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Biology, life sciences titles - 24,232 results

Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin

Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin

Curtis Johnson

Philosophy; Philosophy of science; Evolution

Hardback

Discusses the role of chance and randomness in the writings of Charles Darwin, as well as Darwinist thought. [more]

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Birds

Birds

Jonathan Elphick

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

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Birds tells the remarkable story of bird art through the ages - from the earliest images of birds, through the age of exploration,... [more]

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Sea Fishes of Southern Australia

Sea Fishes of Southern Australia

Barry Hutchins, Barry Hutchins

Mathematics & Sciences; Fishes (ichthyology); Wildlife: general interest; Fishing, angling

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The first complete field guide to the fishes of Australia's southern half -- now in a revised edition. The species entries... [more]

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The Domesticated Brain: A Pelican Introduction

The Domesticated Brain: A Pelican Introduction

Bruce Hood

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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Why do we care what others think? What keeps us bound together? How does the brain shape our behaviour? This book deals with... [more]

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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

Robin Dunbar

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Human biology

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

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The Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior

The Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior

Janine Benyus

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour; Zoology: Mammals; Wildlife: general interest

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A wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated guide to the behaviour and body language of the world's most fascinating and... [more]

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Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

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

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

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Australian High Country Raptors

Australian High Country Raptors

Jerry Olsen

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology)

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Offers a chance to look into the lives of Australia's fascinating birds of prey. [more]

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Missing Microbes: How Killing Bacteria Creates Modern Plagues

Missing Microbes: How Killing Bacteria Creates Modern Plagues

Martin Blaser

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Microbiology (non-medical)

Paperback

A clarion call to save humanity's most essential fellow creatures - and our health [more]

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Flora: an artistic voyage through the world of plants

Flora: an artistic voyage through the world of plants

Sandra Knapp

Art & Architecture; Botany & plant sciences; Trees, wildflowers & plants

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Flora is an enchanting voyage of discovery capturing the excitement and wonder of plant exploration through art. [more]

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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Michael F. Land

Medicine; Evolution; Neurosciences; Animal physiology

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

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Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived

Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived...

Chip Walter

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Early man

Paperback

Twenty-seven human species evolved but only one remains. How did that happen? [more]

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Letters to a Young Scientist

Letters to a Young Scientist

Edward O. Wilson

Mathematics & Sciences; Biology, life sciences; Applied ecology

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Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation. [more]

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Bug Music

Bug Music

David Rothenberg

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

Paperback

In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the North Eastern United States emerged from their seventeen year cycle - the longest... [more]

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The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

Ruth S. Defries

History; Food & society; Social & cultural anthropology; Evolution

Hardback

A MacArthur Genius and eminent scientist shows how an ordinary mammal manipulated nature to become a technologically sophisticated... [more]

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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

George M. Church, Edward Regis

Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); Biochemistry; Biotechnology

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When humans can control the genetic makeup of organisms to the extent foreseen by synthetic biologists, nature will no longer... [more]

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The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

Armand Marie Leroi

Classical history & classical civilisation; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences

Hardback

In the Eastern Aegean lies an island of forested hills and olive groves, with streams, marshes and a lagoon that nearly cuts... [more]

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On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

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

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

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Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the Island's Past

Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the Island's Past

Steven M. Goodman, William L. Jungers (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA)

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Endangered species & extinction of species

Hardback

The landscapes of Madagascar have long delighted zoologists, who have discovered, in and among the island's baobad trees and... [more]

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Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects

Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects

Scott R. Shaw

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

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Starting in the shallow oceans of ancient Earth and ending in the far reaches of outer space - where, Shaw proposes, insect... [more]

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

Richard Dawkins

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Paperback

Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists,... [more]

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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

Frans de Waal

Ethics & moral philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Paperback

In this lively and illuminating discussion of his landmark research, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal argues that human... [more]

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A Guide to Spiders of Australia

A Guide to Spiders of Australia

Paul Zborowski

Anthologies (non-poetry); Mathematics & Sciences; Arachnids; The natural world, country life & pets; Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

Paperback

This definitive guide to the subject, written by three experts in the field, offers a window into a fascinating world. [more]

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The Amoeba in the Room: Lives of the Microbes

The Amoeba in the Room: Lives of the Microbes

Nicholas P. Money

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Microbiology (non-medical)

Paperback

Exploring the variety of the microbial world, Nicholas P. Money argues for a radical change of perspective. As molecular... [more]

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

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]

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