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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

Hardback

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

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

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

Matthew Cobb

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

Hardback

The incredible true story of the discovery of DNA as told by biologist and scientific historian Matthew Cobb. [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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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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Haeckel's Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud

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Haeckel's Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud

Nick Hopwood

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Evolution

Hardback

Emphasizing the changes worked by circulation and copying, interpretation and debate, this book uses the case to explore how... [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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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

Hardback

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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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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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 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

Hardback

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

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Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land

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Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land

Pieter Van Dokkum

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

Hardback

A gorgeous tribute to the magic and mystique of dragonflies, with intimate photographs of their entire life cycle [more]

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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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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

Paperback

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

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the...

Norman Doidge

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

Through hopeful, astonishing stories, The Brain’s Way of Healing explains how mind, brain, and body, and the energies... [more]

$35.00

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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

Paperback

<p>Science has taught us about the laws of nature, yet it has been unable to predict how we behave in our&nbsp;<span style="line-height:... [more]

$28.99

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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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Australian Rainforest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification

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Australian Rainforest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification

Morris Lake

Mathematics & Sciences; 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 Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain

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The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark...

James H. Fallon

Memoirs; Psychology; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

A compelling career memoir by an award-winning neuroscientist describes how while studying his own family's brain scans for... [more]

$26.99

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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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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)

Paperback

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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Pigeons and Doves in Australia

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Pigeons and Doves in Australia

Joseph M. Forshaw

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology)

Hardback

<p>A highly illustrated volume depicting all thirty native species of pigeons and doves to be found in Australia.</p><p>Because... [more]

$185.00

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Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Nicholas P. Money

Mathematics & Sciences; Microbiology (non-medical)

Paperback

Modern microbiology has transformed our understanding of life on earth, and had a huge impact on medicine, agriculture, and... [more]

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Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution

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Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution

Eugene E. Harris

Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); Human biology

Hardback

An up-to-date account of the evolution of the human genome amongst the primate group, written from the perspective of population... [more]

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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

John Hemming

History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Mathematics & Sciences; Life sciences: general issues; Geographical discovery & exploration

Hardback

Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago.... [more]

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