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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)

Paperback

Offers an account of how life transforms itself - from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations.... [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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Offers an overview of the evidence for and against a host of hypotheses concerning extinction. This book introduces the suite... [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

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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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The Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

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The Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells...

Helen Scales

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Marine biology; Sea life & the seashore

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A biological and cultural biography of the seashell--ubiquitous yet mystical. [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

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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

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

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A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries About the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth

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A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries About the Origins and...

Peter Ward, Joe Kirschvink

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Earth sciences

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The history of life on Earth is, in some form or another, known to us all - or so we think. A New History of Life offers... [more]

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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

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

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Sharks are some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. We still have a lot to learn about these fascinating creatures,... [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

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

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Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World

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Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering...

Leslie G. Valiant

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Artificial intelligence

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From a leading computer scientist, a unifying theory that will revolutionize our understanding of how life evolves and learns.... [more]

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Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy

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Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy

Melvin Konner

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Hardback

A lively, richly informed argument for the natural superiority of women from the acclaimed author of The Tangled Wing. [more]

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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; Animal behaviour

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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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]

$45.00

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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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Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

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Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

Jim Al-Khalili, Johnjoe McFadden

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biophysics; Biology, life sciences

Paperback

Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? Even in this age of cloning and synthetic... [more]

$35.00

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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Beth Shapiro

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences; Endangered species & extinction of species

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Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone... [more]

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Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

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Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

Lee Billings

Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time; Astrophysics; Evolution

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From science writer Lee Billings, an intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system. [more]

$27.99

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Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable

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Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable

Paul G. Falkowski

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

Hardback

For almost four billion years, microbes had the primordial oceans all to themselves. The stewards of Earth, these organisms... [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]

$32.95

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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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Pigeons and Doves in Australia

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Pigeons and Doves in Australia

William T. Cooper, 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]

$185.00

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