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Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

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Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

Martin Luck

Medicine; Physiology; Endocrinology; Biochemistry

Paperback

Hormones are vital to the workings of the body, and while many people are aware of what hormones do, few have an appreciation... [more]

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Jean Galbraith: Writer in a Valley

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Jean Galbraith: Writer in a Valley

Meredith Fletcher

Biography; Biography: general; Botany & plant sciences; Gardening

Paperback

Writer in a Valley is the compelling story of Jean Galbraith (1906-1999), one of Australia's most influential botanists and... [more]

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Flora: an artistic voyage through the world of plants

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Flora: an artistic voyage through the world of plants

Sandra Knapp

Art & Architecture; Botany & plant sciences; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Hardback

Flora is an enchanting voyage of discovery capturing the excitement and wonder of plant exploration through art. [more]

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Poison: Sinister Species with Deadly Consequences

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Poison: Sinister Species with Deadly Consequences

Mark Siddall

Mathematics & Sciences; Toxicology (non-medical)

Hardback

A guide to surviving in the natural world. It looks at how and where poisons and venoms naturally occur in reptiles, insects,... [more]

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Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future

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Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future

Alistaire S. Glen, Christopher R. Dickman

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Zoology & animal sciences; Applied ecology

Hardback

This book explores Australia's unique predator communities from pre-historic, historic and current perspectives. [more]

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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

Robin Dunbar

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Human biology

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What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why did we survive, and other human species fail? This... [more]

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The Domesticated Brain: A Pelican Introduction

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The Domesticated Brain: A Pelican Introduction

Bruce Hood

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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Why do we care what others think? What keeps us bound together? How does the brain shape our behaviour? This book deals with... [more]

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Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World

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Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World

Tim Low

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

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Renowned for its unusual mammals, Australia is a land of birds that are just as unusual, just as striking, a result of the... [more]

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Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

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Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Ingmar Persson, Julian Savulescu

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Bio-ethics

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Unfit for the Future argues that the future of our species depends on radical enhancement of the moral aspects of our nature.... [more]

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The Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior

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The Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior

Janine Benyus

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour; Wildlife: general interest

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A wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated guide to the behaviour and body language of the world's most fascinating and... [more]

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Australian High Country Raptors

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Australian High Country Raptors

Jerry Olsen

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology)

Paperback

Offers a chance to look into the lives of Australia's fascinating birds of prey. [more]

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Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin

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Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin

Curtis Johnson

Philosophy; Philosophy of science; Evolution

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Discusses the role of chance and randomness in the writings of Charles Darwin, as well as Darwinist thought. [more]

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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl

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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl

Martin Windrow

Biography; Literary essays; Birds (ornithology); Humour; Domestic animals & pets

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The story of an odd couple-a British military historian and the Tawny Owl with whom he lived for fifteen years Martin Windrow... [more]

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Birds

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Birds

Jonathan Elphick

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

Hardback

Birds tells the remarkable story of bird art through the ages - from the earliest images of birds, through the age of exploration,... [more]

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Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are

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Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are

Jennifer M. Groh

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

Hardback

Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous power to figuring out simple details about spatial... [more]

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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Michael F. Land

Medicine; Evolution; Neurosciences; Animal physiology

Paperback

In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Land introduces all aspects of the eye and vision in both human and animals. He looks... [more]

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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

Paperback

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

Paperback

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

Paperback

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

Paperback

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)

Paperback

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

Hardback

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

Paperback

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

Hardback

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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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

Paperback

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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