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Biology, life sciences

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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

Paperback

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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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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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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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

Paperback

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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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

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 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)

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

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

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Pests Diseases & Ailments of Australian Native Plants

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Pests Diseases & Ailments of Australian Native 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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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]

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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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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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Biocode: The New Age of Genomics

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Biocode: The New Age of Genomics

Dawn Field, Neil Davies

Mathematics & Sciences; DNA & Genome

Hardback

In Biocode, Dawn Field and Neil Davies capture the scale and excitement of the rapidly growing field of genomics. From automatic... [more]

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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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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 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]

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