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Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived

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Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived...

Chip Walter

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Early man

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Twenty-seven human species evolved but only one remains. How did that happen? [more]

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Letters to a Young Scientist

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Letters to a Young Scientist

Edward O. Wilson

Mathematics & Sciences; Biology, life sciences; Applied ecology

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Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation. [more]

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Bug Music

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Bug Music

David Rothenberg

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

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In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the North Eastern United States emerged from their seventeen year cycle - the longest... [more]

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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

George M. Church, Ed Regis

Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); Biotechnology

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When humans can control the genetic makeup of organisms to the extent foreseen by synthetic biologists, nature will no longer... [more]

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A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia

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A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia

David Rentz

Mathematics & Sciences; Insects (entomology)

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Reveals the diversity and beauty of most of the 550 species of Australian cockroaches, with illustrated keys. [more]

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The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

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The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

Ruth S. Defries

History; Food & society; Social & cultural anthropology; Evolution

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A MacArthur Genius and eminent scientist shows how an ordinary mammal manipulated nature to become a technologically sophisticated... [more]

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The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

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The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

Armand Marie Leroi

Classical history & classical civilisation; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences

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In the Eastern Aegean lies an island of forested hills and olive groves, with streams, marshes and a lagoon that nearly cuts... [more]

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On Growth and Form

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On Growth and Form

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Developmental biology; Cellular biology (cytology)

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D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes they take. [more]

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Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the Island's Past

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Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the Island's Past

Steven M. Goodman, William L. Jungers (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA)

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Endangered species & extinction of species

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The landscapes of Madagascar have long delighted zoologists, who have discovered, in and among the island's baobad trees and... [more]

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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

Franz De Waal

Ethics & moral philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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In this lively and illuminating discussion of his landmark research, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal argues that human... [more]

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

Richard Dawkins

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists,... [more]

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A Guide to Spiders of Australia

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A Guide to Spiders of Australia

Paul Zborowski

Mathematics & Sciences; Arachnids; Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

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This definitive guide to the subject, written by three experts in the field, offers a window into a fascinating world. [more]

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The Amoeba in the Room: Lives of the Microbes

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The Amoeba in the Room: Lives of the Microbes

Nicholas P. Money

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

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Exploring the variety of the microbial world, Nicholas P. Money argues for a radical change of perspective. As molecular... [more]

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Where Do Camels Belong?: The Story and Science of Invasive Species

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Where Do Camels Belong?: The Story and Science of Invasive Species

Ken Thompson

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Biodiversity; The natural world, country life & pets

Paperback

Where do camels belong? In the Arab world may seem the obvious answer, but they are relative newcomers there. They evolved... [more]

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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

Stephen T. Garnett, Donald C. Franklin

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Applied ecology; Conservation of wildlife & habitats

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Outlines the nature of climate change related threats for the top 25% of Australia's bird taxa. [more]

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Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations

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Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations

Rohan Clarke, Tim Dolby

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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A guide to the special birds found across Australia's vastly varied landscapes. [more]

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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance...

David Epstein (Columbia University New York)

Human biology; Exercise & workout books; Sports & outdoor recreation

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Explores the roles of both genetics and training in athletic success, arguing that both are equally necessary components of... [more]

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Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science

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Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science

Michael Ruse

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

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Michael Ruse offers a new analysis of the often troubled relationship between science and religion. [more]

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Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life

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Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life

Adam Rutherford

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Paperback

Tells a story that uses science to explain what life is and where it first came from, offering answers to the very grandest... [more]

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Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live

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Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We...

Marlene Zuk

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Early man

Paperback

With ... evidence from recent genetic and anthropological research, [Zuk] offers a dose of paleoreality. -Erin Wayman, Science... [more]

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Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide

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Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide

Gene S. Helfman, George H Burgess

Mathematics & Sciences; Fishes (ichthyology); Wildlife: aquatic creatures

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Answering every conceivable question about sharks, this book describes the biology, behavior, diversity (there are more than... [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; Genetics (non-medical); Molecular biology

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

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The Origins of Language: A Slim Guide

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The Origins of Language: A Slim Guide

James R. Hurford

linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Historical & comparative linguistics; Anthropology; Human biology

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This book offers an accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language and what sets... [more]

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How Animals Grieve

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How Animals Grieve

Barbara J. King

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour

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Scientists have long cautioned against attributing familiar emotions to animals, arguing that it limits our ability to truly... [more]

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A Dictionary of Zoology

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A Dictionary of Zoology

Michael Allaby

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Zoology & animal sciences; Wildlife: general interest

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The most up-to-date and authoritative dictionary of zoology available. It contains over 6,000 A-Z entries covering all aspects... [more]

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