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Biology, life sciences titles - 23,970 results

What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology

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What is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology

Addy Pross

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biochemistry; Molecular biology

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Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrodinger posed a profound question: 'What is life, and how did it emerge from non-life?' Scientists... [more]

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Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them

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Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them

Joshua Greene

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Psychology: emotions; Neurosciences

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A pioneering neuroscientist reveals how our social instincts turn Me into Us, but turn Us against Them - and what we can do... [more]

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Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

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Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

Robin Dunbar, John Gowlett, Clive Gamble

Archaeology; Social interaction; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

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When and how did the brains of our hominin ancestors become human minds? When and why did our capacity for language or art,... [more]

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The Improbable Primate: How Water Shaped Human Evolution

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The Improbable Primate: How Water Shaped Human Evolution

Clive Finlayson

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Human biology

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In this provocative view of human evolution, Clive Finlayson argues that the critical factor to shape us was environmental... [more]

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Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us about the Origins of Good and Evil

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Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us about the Origins of Good and Evil

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson PH.D.

Violence in society; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Wildlife: general interest

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From bestselling author Jeffrey Masson, an eye-opening book about the animals at the top of the food chain--orcas, big cats,... [more]

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40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island

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40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island

Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Birds (ornithology)

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Offers an evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost 3 million years ago. By continuously tracking... [more]

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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease

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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease

Daniel Lieberman

Physiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Human biology

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Explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. This book asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers... [more]

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia

Harold G. Cogger

Mathematics & Sciences; Amphibians; Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians

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New edition of the classic guide to all of Australia's rich and varied herpetofauna. [more]

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Hummingbirds: A Life-Size Guide to Every Species

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Hummingbirds: A Life-Size Guide to Every Species

Michael Fogden, Marianne Taylor, Sheri L. Williamson

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

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Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, and jewel-like... [more]

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Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin

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Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin

Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology)

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Provides a history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and... [more]

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Cured: How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science

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Cured: How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical...

Nathalia Holt

Medicine; HIV & AIDS; Cellular biology (cytology); Popular medicine & health; Coping with illness

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Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals... [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, Svante Paabo, Svante Peaeabo

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

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What can we learn from the genomes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante... [more]

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Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea

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Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea

Katherine Harmon Courage

Mathematics & Sciences; Zoology & animal sciences; Zoology: Invertebrates

Hardback

We eat, study, copy, and idealize the octopus. Yet this strange creature still eludes our understanding. With eight arms,... [more]

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Facing Extinction: The World's Rarest Birds and the Race to Save Them

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Facing Extinction: The World's Rarest Birds and the Race to Save Them

Paul Donald, Nigel Collar, Stuart Marsden, Debbie Pain

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Endangered species & extinction of species; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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An authoritative study of extinction in birds, with case studies of 20 critically endangered species and the research initiatives... [more]

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Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself

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Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself

Jamie A. Davies

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

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How can something as complex as a human body create itself from a single fertilized egg? Drawing on ideas from physics and... [more]

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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction...

Joel Greenberg

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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The epic story of why passenger pigeons became extinct and what that says about our current relationship with the natural... [more]

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The Soul in the Brain: The Cerebral Basis of Language, Art, and Belief

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The Soul in the Brain: The Cerebral Basis of Language, Art, and Belief

Michael R. Trimble

Psychology; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Neurosciences

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Tackles the interrelationship between brain function, language, art - especially music and poetry - and religion. By examining... [more]

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The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body

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The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body

Neil Shubin

Mathematics & Sciences; Cosmology & the universe; Evolution; Human biology; Earth sciences

Paperback

From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the bestselling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to... [more]

$27.95

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The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind

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The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind

Seth S. Horowitz

Perception; Physiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Human biology

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A surprising, entertaining book about how what we hear with our ears affects what's between them. [more]

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Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction

David C. Catling

Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time; Ecological science, the Biosphere

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Astrobiologists study the origin and evolution of life on Earth and the possibility of life beyond Earth; a question that... [more]

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Living Waters: Ecology of Animals in Swamps, Rivers, Lakes and Dams

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Living Waters: Ecology of Animals in Swamps, Rivers, Lakes and Dams

Nick Romanowski

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Wetlands, swamps, fens

Paperback

More than a natural history, this book explains the underlying forces that drive ecological change and movement in Australian... [more]

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Flocks of Colour

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Flocks of Colour

Penny Olsen

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

Paperback

This splendid book draws on the National Library collection and features images of all the Australian parrots, from the first... [more]

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The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

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The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

Anjan Chatterjee

Philosophy: aesthetics; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey addressing fundamental questions about aesthetics and art.... [more]

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Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Philip V. Mladenov

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Marine biology

Paperback

In this Very Short Introduction, Philip Mladenov provides a fascinating overview of marine biology. Including a tour of marine... [more]

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Philosophy of Biology

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Philosophy of Biology

Peter Godfrey-Smith

Philosophy; Philosophy of science; Life sciences: general issues

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Presents an introduction to the philosophy of biology. Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, this book... [more]

$44.95

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