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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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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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Testosterone: Sex, Power, and the Will to Win

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Testosterone: Sex, Power, and the Will to Win

Joe Herbert

Physical anthropology & ethnography; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Hardback

Testosterone lies at the heart of maleness, and is involved in aggression, competitiveness, and risk-taking - all essential... [more]

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Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World

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Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of...

Sharman Apt Russell

Diaries, letters & journals; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Insects (entomology)

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In the exploding world of citizen science, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are monitoring climate change, tracking bird... [more]

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Pigeons and Doves in Australia

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Pigeons and Doves in Australia

Joseph M. Forshaw

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology)

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<p>A highly illustrated volume depicting all thirty native species of pigeons and doves to be found in Australia.</p><p>Because... [more]

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Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Nicholas P. Money

Mathematics & Sciences; Microbiology (non-medical)

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Modern microbiology has transformed our understanding of life on earth, and had a huge impact on medicine, agriculture, and... [more]

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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

John Hemming

History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Mathematics & Sciences; Life sciences: general issues; Geographical discovery & exploration

Hardback

Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago.... [more]

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Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution

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Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution

Eugene E. Harris

Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); Human biology

Hardback

An up-to-date account of the evolution of the human genome amongst the primate group, written from the perspective of population... [more]

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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 Invaders

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The Invaders

Pat Shipman

Archaeology; Physical anthropology & ethnography; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Palaeontology

Hardback

Humans domesticated dogs soon after Neanderthals began to disappear. This alliance between two predator species, Pat Shipman... [more]

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Microbiology For Dummies

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Microbiology For Dummies

Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surette, Consumer Dummies

Mathematics & Sciences; Microbiology (non-medical)

Paperback

Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particle Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores... [more]

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Why Can't a Woman be More Like a Man: The Evolution of Sex and Gender

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Why Can't a Woman be More Like a Man: The Evolution of Sex and Gender

Lewis Wolpert

Sexual behaviour; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

Why are there two sexes? How different are they and why? Why can't a woman be more like a man? Or should the question be:... [more]

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Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction

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Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction

Jules Howard

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal reproduction

Paperback

A journey of discovery through the spectacular intricacies of reproduction in the animal kingdom. [more]

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Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean

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Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean

Lisa-Ann Gershwin

Mathematics & Sciences; Zoology: Invertebrates; Conservation of wildlife & habitats

Paperback

Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life-growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing... [more]

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Genes: A Very Short Introduction

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Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan Slack

Medical genetics; Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical)

Paperback

In this Very Short Introduction to the gene Jonathan Slack explores the discovery, nature, and role of genes in evolution... [more]

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

Patricia S. Churchland

Philosophy; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

A trailblazing philosopher's exploration of the latest brain science-and its ethical and practical implications. [more]

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Life at the Speed of Light

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Life at the Speed of Light

J. Craig Venter

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

Paperback

Where did our search to understand life come from? And where will it take us? [more]

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Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia: A Global Biodiversity Hotspot

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Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia: A Global Biodiversity...

Hans Lambers

Mathematics & Sciences; Botany & plant sciences

Paperback

<p>Southwest Australia is a region increasingly recognised for its high levels of biodiversity and endemism, and is recognized... [more]

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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help us Understand Ourselves

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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery...

Laurel Braitman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour

Paperback

Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by studying Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons; Alfred Russel Wallace... [more]

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Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

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Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Gary Lee Wenk

Psychology; Medicine; Neurosciences

Hardback

Why is eating chocolate so pleasurable? Can the function of just one small group of chemicals really determine whether you... [more]

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Unnatural Selection: How We are Changing Life, Gene by Gene

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Unnatural Selection: How We are Changing Life, Gene by Gene

Emily Monosson

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical)

Hardback

<p>In a narrative style, Emily Monosson explains how humans are driving rapid contemporary evolution through the use of toxic... [more]

$39.99

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The Altruistic Brain: How We are Naturally Good

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The Altruistic Brain: How We are Naturally Good

Donald W. Pfaff

Medicine; Neurosciences

Hardback

The Altruistic Brain uses language accessible to non-scientists so as to present an elegant theory of how human beings are... [more]

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Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships

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Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships...

Jennifer L. Verdolin

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour

Paperback

Wild Kingdom meets Sex and the City in this scientific perspective on dating and relationships. A specialist in animal... [more]

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Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective

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Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective

Murray Johnson

History; Indigenous peoples; Evolution

Paperback

Places the Aboriginal occupation of Australia within a broad framework of human evolution and habitation. Discusses the pioneering... [more]

$39.95

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Our Ageing Brain: How Our Mental Capacities Develop as We Grow Older

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Our Ageing Brain: How Our Mental Capacities Develop as We Grow Older

Andre Aleman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

We all worry occasionally that our brains - particularly our memories - just don't work as well as they used to. In this groundbreaking... [more]

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