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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

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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

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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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Shrimps, Prawns and Lobsters

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Shrimps, Prawns and Lobsters

Gary Poore

Mathematics & Sciences; Crustaceans

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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

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

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

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The Human Brain: A Guided Tour

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The Human Brain: A Guided Tour

Susan Greenfield

Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Susan Greenfield, one of the world's pre-eminent scientists, takes the reader on a guided tour of the final frontier in human... [more]

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The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

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The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the...

Donald R. Prothero

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Geology & the lithosphere; Palaeontology

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Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully... [more]

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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

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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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River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

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River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

Richard Dawkins

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present -... [more]

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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

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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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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

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What does science say about race? In this book a distinguished research geneticist presents abundant evidence showing that... [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

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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

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

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The Nature of the Beast: The First Scientific Evidence on the Survival of Apemen into Modern Times

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The Nature of the Beast: The First Scientific Evidence on the Survival of...

Bryan Sykes

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome; Monsters & legendary beings

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Almost, but not quite human, the yeti and its counterparts from wild regions of the world, still exert a powerful atavistic... [more]

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We are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's

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We are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's

Dick Swaab

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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Taking us through every stage in our lives, from the womb to falling in love to old age, the author shows that we don't just... [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]

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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The Deeper Genome: Why There is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the Eye

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The Deeper Genome: Why There is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the...

John Parrington

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

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Mapping the human genome proved to be just the beginning in understanding our genes, what makes us human, and how we can use... [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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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

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A comprehensive guide to 141 of the most significant Australian rainforest trees and their wood. [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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Published in the United Kingdom and European Union in 2014 by Wild Nature Press. [more]

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