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The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

Jamie Woodward

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Historical geology; Global warming

Paperback

In this Very Short Introduction Jamie Woodward examines the environmental shifts that took place during the Great Ice Age... [more]

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30-second Brain

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30-second Brain

Anil Seth

Popular science; Neurosciences; Children's & Educational

Paperback

The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you really should... [more]

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Butterflies CloseUp

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Butterflies CloseUp

Charles Hope

Photographs: collections; Insects (entomology); Children's & Educational

Paperback

Take a closer look at these beautiful flying insects. Butterflies undergo one of the most amazing transformations experienced... [more]

$14.95

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The Brain's Way of Healing:: Stories of Remarkable Recovery and Discovery

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The Brain's Way of Healing:: Stories of Remarkable Recovery and Discovery...

Norman Doidge

Humanities; Popular science; Neurosciences

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In The Brain's Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, the bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself, presents astounding... [more]

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Grasses

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Grasses

Stephen Harris

Popular science; Botany & plant sciences; Gardening

Hardback

Humble yet vital, grasses are the ultimate staple crop, influencing our lives throughout humanity's biological, sociological... [more]

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The Man in the Monkeynut Coat: William Astbury and the Forgotten Road to the Double-Helix

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The Man in the Monkeynut Coat: William Astbury and the Forgotten Road to...

Kersten T. Hall

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; DNA & Genome

Hardback

Tells the story of the English physicist and molecular biologist William T. Astbury and how his work forms a previously untold... [more]

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Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures

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Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures

Virginia Morell

Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour; The natural world, country life & pets

Paperback

Did you know that ants teach, earthworms make decisions, rats love to be tickled and chimps grieve? Did you know that some... [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

Paperback

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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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

Paperback

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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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Rob Dinnis, Chris Stringer

Mathematics & Sciences; Early man; The natural world, country life & pets

Paperback

When did the first humans arrive in Britain? Where did they come from? And what did they look like? This is the amazing story... [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

Hardback

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

Hardback

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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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

Hardback

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

$32.99

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The Extreme Life of the Sea

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The Extreme Life of the Sea

Stephen R. Palumbi, Anthony R. Palumbi

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Marine biology; Fishes (ichthyology)

Hardback

The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. This book takes readers to the... [more]

$46.95

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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)

Hardback

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

$78.00

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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

Paperback

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]

$29.99

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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)

Hardback

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

$78.00

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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

Hardback

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

$39.95

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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

Hardback

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

$150.00

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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

Hardback

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

$43.95

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Susannah Cahalan

Biography; Memoirs; Psychology; Rehabilitation: brain & spinal injuries; Neurosciences

Paperback

Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of... [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

Hardback

Veteran journalist and contributing editor for 'Scientific American,' Katherine Harmon Courage dives into the mystifying... [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

Paperback

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

$49.99

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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

Hardback

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

$40.95

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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

Hardback

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

$29.99

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