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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can be Done About it

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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What...

Mark Seidenberg, Mark Seidenberg

Cognition & cognitive psychology; Philosophy & theory of education; Teaching of a specific subject; Neurosciences; Educational: English language: reading & writing skills

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We've been teaching reading wrong--a leading cognitive scientist tells us how we can finally do it right [more]

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The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History

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The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History

Juan Pimentel

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Zoology: Mammals

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How did Europeans three centuries apart respond to two mysterious beasts a living rhinoceros previously known only from ancient... [more]

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Views of Nature

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Views of Nature

Alexander von Humboldt

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Ecological science, the Biosphere

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The legacy of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) looms large over the natural sciences. His 1799-1804 research expedition... [more]

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The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists

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The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists

May-Britt Moser, Edvard I. Moser

Cognition & cognitive psychology; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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Including a chapter by 2014 Nobel laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser An unprecedented look at the quest to unravel... [more]

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One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the Evolution of Complex Life

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One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the Evolution of Complex Life

John Archibald

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

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John Archibald chronicles the revolutionary insights provided by modern molecular biology, especially rapid DNA sequencing.... [more]

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Blood: A Very Short Introduction

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Blood: A Very Short Introduction

Christopher Cooper

Medicine; Physiology; Haematology; Animal physiology

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Blood is a vital component of the bodies of most multicellular animals. Chris Cooper discusses blood's critical role in both... [more]

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The Last Crocodile Hunter

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The Last Crocodile Hunter

Bob Irwin

Biography; Autobiography: general; Reptiles

Paperback

'When the world lost Steve, the animals lost the best friend they ever had, and so did I. But he's still here with me and... [more]

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RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners: More Than 1,500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain

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RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners: More Than 1,500 Essential Plant Names...

The Royal Horticultural Society

Reference works; History; Botany & plant sciences; Gardening: plants

Paperback

An ideal companion for use in the garden or when selecting new plants. [more]

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The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish

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The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's...

Emily Voigt

Mathematics & Sciences; Fishes (ichthyology); Endangered species & extinction of species

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A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or dragon fish -the world's most expensive aquarium fish-reveals... [more]

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Sapiens: de Animales A Dioses: Breve Historia de la Humanidad

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Sapiens: de Animales A Dioses: Breve Historia de la Humanidad

Yuval Noah Harari, Yuval Noah Harari

General & world history; Classical history & classical civilisation; Anthropology; Evolution; Languages & ESL

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<b>El libro de no ficcion del ANO.Un best seller internacional con mas de un millon de ejemplares vendidosLucido e iluminador:... [more]

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Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than it Thinks

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Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than...

Guy Claxton

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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An enthralling exploration that upends the prevailing view of consciousness and demonstrates how intelligence is literally... [more]

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The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic Code

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The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic...

Franklin H. Portugal

Biography: science, technology & engineering; History of medicine; Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical)

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The genetic code is the Rosetta Stone by which we interpret the 3.3 billion letters of human DNA, the alphabet of life, and... [more]

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Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain

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Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie...

Timothy Verstynen, Bradley Voytek

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their... [more]

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Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive

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Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive

Mark L. Winston

Mathematics & Sciences; Insects (entomology); Conservation of the environment; Agriculture & farming; Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

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Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes. <i>Bee Time</i> presents his reflections on three decades... [more]

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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

Adam Rutherford

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

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From the acclaimed science writer and broadcaster, a dazzling tour of the latest genetic discoveries which are blurring the... [more]

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The Wood for the Trees: One Man's Long View of Nature

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The Wood for the Trees: One Man's Long View of Nature

Richard Fortey, Dr

Social & cultural history; Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Environmental science, engineering & technology

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Scientist Richard Fortey chronicles what he found on his four acres of woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England... [more]

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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness...

Peter Godfrey-Smith

Philosophy; Intelligence & reasoning; States of consciousness; Popular science; Marine biology

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A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness. [more]

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Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

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Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics...

Oliver Uberti, James Cheshire

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour; Wildlife: general interest

Hardback

From the best-selling authors of London: The Information Capital comes the first book to use big data to map the movements... [more]

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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

Matin Durrani, Liz Kalaugher

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour

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<b>A captivating introduction to the physics of how animals do what they must do to survive.</b> [more]

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Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors

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Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating...

Vladimir Dinets

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour

Hardback

<i>Wildlife Spectacles </i>is an awe-inspiring exploration of the most remarkable displays of animal behavior in North America.... [more]

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Monkeytalk: Inside the Worlds and Minds of Primates

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Monkeytalk: Inside the Worlds and Minds of Primates

Julia Fischer

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour; Primates

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Monkey see, monkey do or does he? Can the behavior of non-human primates their sociality, their intelligence, their communication... [more]

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All These Worlds are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life

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All These Worlds are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life

Jon Willis

Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time; Astrophysics; Biology, life sciences

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Where would you look for alien life? An astronomer and science popularizer explains the basics of astrobiology to outline... [more]

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Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe

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Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe

Louisa Preston

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences; Popular astronomy & space

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Across billions of planets, life cannot be restricted solely to Earth--or can it? Scientist Louisa Preston chronicles what... [more]

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Make Way for the Superhumans: How the Science of Bio Enhancement is Transforming Our World, and How We Need to Deal with it

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Make Way for the Superhumans: How the Science of Bio Enhancement is Transforming...

Michael Bess

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Bio-ethics

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An in-depth survey of the evolving science of bio-enhancement: where we are now and how to deal with it. [more]

$29.99

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