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The Telomerase Revolution: The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging...and Will Soon Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives

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The Telomerase Revolution: The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging...and...

Michael Fossel

Medicine; Maturation & ageing; Enzymology; Cellular biology (cytology)

Hardback

Science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. We now understand more about aging--and how to prevent and reverse... [more]

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Papyrus: The Plant That Changed the World - From Ancient Egypt to Today's Water Wars

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Papyrus: The Plant That Changed the World - From Ancient Egypt to Today's...

John Gaudet

History; Cultural studies; Botany & plant sciences

Paperback

At the center of the most vital human-plant relationship in history, Papyrus evokes the mysteries of the ancient world while... [more]

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A Gardener's Latin: The Language of Plants Explained

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A Gardener's Latin: The Language of Plants Explained

Richard Bird

History; Botany & plant sciences; Gardening: plants

Paperback

Every gardener needs to know their Latin names. They may look confusing at first, but once you understand what certain key... [more]

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Earth, Life, and System: Evolution and Ecology on a Gaian Planet

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Earth, Life, and System: Evolution and Ecology on a Gaian Planet

Bruce Clarke

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Virology (non-medical); Environmental science, engineering & technology

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Earth, Life & System: Evolution and Ecology on a Gaian Planet explores the multiple themes of Lynn Margulis's science: microbial... [more]

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Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters: The Remarkable Survival Strategies of Plants

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Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters: The Remarkable Survival...

Jesse Vernon Trail

Mathematics & Sciences; Botany & plant sciences; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Paperback

<div>Whether it&acirc;&euro;&trade;s an arctic heather that can create subtropical conditions within its leaves or a dwarf... [more]

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Moonstruck: How Lunar Cycles Affect Life

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Moonstruck: How Lunar Cycles Affect Life

Ernest Naylor

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour

Hardback

Compared to well established circadian rhythms, scientific evidence for biological clocks linked to the Moon has only recently... [more]

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Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation

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Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation

Jim Baggott

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe; Evolution

Hardback

Jim Baggott sets out the scientific story of creation - 13.8 billion years from the Big Bang to human consciousness, via the... [more]

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Voyage of the Beagle: The Illustrated Edition of Charles Darwin's Travel Memoir and Field Journal

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Voyage of the Beagle: The Illustrated Edition of Charles Darwin's Travel...

Charles Darwin

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Expeditions

Hardback

The first fully illustrated edition of Darwin's account of his five-year sea voyage, including excerpts of On the Origin of... [more]

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Handbook of Western Australian Birds, Volume II

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Handbook of Western Australian Birds, Volume II

G.M. Storr, R.E. Johnstone

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology)

Hardback

The Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the song birds of Western Australia. [more]

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Population Wars

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Population Wars

Greg Graffin, Caroline Greeven

Military history; Society & Social Sciences; Illness & addiction: social aspects; Social, group or collective psychology; Evolution

Hardback

Life on Earth has been defined by war from the beginning, with war between populations seen as an inevitable part of the evolutionary... [more]

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The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

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The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as...

Sam Kean

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - and see how the victims changed... [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

Paperback

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

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Shrimps, Prawns and Lobsters

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Shrimps, Prawns and Lobsters

Gary Poore

Mathematics & Sciences; Crustaceans

Paperback

For most of us, shrimps, prawns and lobsters immediately brings to mind something edible and tasty. Many are small inconspicuous... [more]

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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Svante Paabo

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

Paperback

Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Paabo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately... [more]

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Butterflies: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

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Butterflies: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

Dick Vane-Wright

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

Paperback

A complete introduction to the biology, natural history, and classification of butterflies. [more]

$34.95

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Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig

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Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig

Mark Essig

History: specific events & topics; Mathematics & Sciences; Zoology: Mammals; Cookery, food & drink; Wildlife: mammals

Hardback

Unlike other livestock, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: more pigs. Incredibly... [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

Paperback

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

Paperback

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

$37.95

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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]

$36.99

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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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The Well-Tuned Brain: Neuroscience and the Life Well Lived

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The Well-Tuned Brain: Neuroscience and the Life Well Lived

Peter C. Whybrow

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences; Popular psychology

Hardback

In this optimistic and inspiring book, Peter Whybrow, the prize-winning author of American Mania, returns to offer a prescription... [more]

$39.95

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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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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

Hardback

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

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