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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: How Eighteenth-Century Science Disrupted the Natural Order

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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: How Eighteenth-Century Science Disrupted the...

Susannah Gibson

General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Biology, life sciences

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Does the natural world divide neatly into 'animal, vegetable, mineral'? Discoveries in the 18th century threw the question... [more]

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and...

Michio Kaku

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats... [more]

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River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

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River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

Richard Dawkins

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present -... [more]

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Islands Beyond the Horizon: The Life of Twenty of the World's Most Remote Places

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Islands Beyond the Horizon: The Life of Twenty of the World's Most Remote...

Roger Lovegrove

Ecological science, the Biosphere; Applied ecology; The natural world, country life & pets; Travel & holiday

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Renowned naturalist Roger Lovegrove has travelled to the world's remotest islands, from the South Seas to the Arctic Circle.... [more]

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Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare: How Evolution Shapes Our Loves and Fears

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Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare: How Evolution Shapes Our Loves and Fears...

Gordon H. Orians

Cognition & cognitive psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Animal behaviour

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Explores the role of evolution in human responses to the environment, beginning with why we have emotions and ending with... [more]

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Everyone is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race

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Everyone is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race

Daniel J. Fairbanks

Mathematics & Sciences; Human biology

Paperback

What does science say about race? In this book a distinguished research geneticist presents abundant evidence showing that... [more]

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We are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's

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We are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's

Dick Swaab

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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Taking us through every stage in our lives, from the womb to falling in love to old age, the author shows that we don't just... [more]

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10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

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10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness...

Alanna Collen

Mathematics & Sciences; Human biology; Popular medicine & health

Paperback

There's more to being human than you think: in this groundbreaking book Alanna Collen explores the extraordinary world of... [more]

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Life's Greatest Secret: The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code

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Life's Greatest Secret: The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code...

Matthew Cobb

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; DNA & Genome

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Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough... [more]

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I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World

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I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World

Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

Zoology & animal sciences; Children's & Educational; Picture books, activity books & early learning material

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Readers can search for an oystercatcher, an elephant shrew, and a fierce snapping turtle in the places where they live in... [more]

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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide

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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide

Annalisa Berta

Mathematics & Sciences; Marine & freshwater mammals

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The 89 species of the order Cetacea are some of the most diverse, intelligent, and elusive animals on the planet. This title... [more]

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Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life

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Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life

Enrico Coen

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Developmental biology; Cellular biology (cytology)

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Offers an account of how life transforms itself - from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations.... [more]

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Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds

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Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds...

Louise Barrett

Psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Animal behaviour

Paperback

Drawing on examples from animal behavior, comparative psychology, robotics, artificial life, developmental psychology, and... [more]

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Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago

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Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago

Douglas H. Erwin

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Palaeontology

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Some 250 million years ago, the earth suffered the greatest biological crisis in its history, in which, around 95 per cent... [more]

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Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth

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Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth...

Andrew H. Knoll

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Palaeontology

Paperback

Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, with the... [more]

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Excellent Beauty: The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World

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Excellent Beauty: The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the...

Eric Dietrich

Philosophy; Philosophy of religion; Religion & science; Philosophy of science; Evolution

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Flipping convention on its head, Eric Dietrich argues that science uncovers awe-inspiring, enduring mysteries, while religion,... [more]

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Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

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Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

David Bainbridge

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

The first zoological account of female body shape, from our ancestral past to our surgically-enhanced future [more]

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Elizabeth Kolbert

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Endangered species & extinction of species

Paperback

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are... [more]

$19.99

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The Deeper Genome: Why There is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the Eye

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The Deeper Genome: Why There is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the...

John Parrington

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

Hardback

Mapping the human genome proved to be just the beginning in understanding our genes, what makes us human, and how we can use... [more]

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The Runes of Evolution: Hiow the Universe Became Self-Aware

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The Runes of Evolution: Hiow the Universe Became Self-Aware

Simon Conway Morris (University of Cambridge)

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

Hardback

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The Mysterious World of the Human Genome

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The Mysterious World of the Human Genome

Frank Ryan

Medical genetics; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; DNA & Genome

Hardback

How could a relatively simple chemical code give rise to the complexity of a human being? How could our human genome have... [more]

$39.99

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Australian Rainforest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification

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Australian Rainforest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification

Morris Lake

Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Plant physiology; Forests, rainforests

Hardback

A comprehensive guide to 141 of the most significant Australian rainforest trees and their wood. [more]

$69.95

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The Vital Question: Why is Life the Way it is?

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The Vital Question: Why is Life the Way it is?

Nick Lane

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences

Hardback

Why is life the way it is? Bacteria evolved into complex life just once in four billion years of life on earth - and all complex... [more]

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A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World

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A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World

David A. Ebert, Sarah Fowler, Marc Dando

Mathematics & Sciences; Fishes (ichthyology)

Paperback

Published in the United Kingdom and European Union in 2014 by Wild Nature Press. [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]

$33.95

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