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Life sciences: general issues

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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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How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

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How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

Ray Kurzweil PhD

Social forecasting, future studies; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences; Artificial intelligence

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The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain. Kurzweil... [more]

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The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names

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The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names

John Wright

History; Popular science; Taxonomy & systematics

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A witty tribute to the history, construction and joyousness of the Latin names that describe our natural world. [more]

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Winged Sentinels: Birds and Climate Change

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Winged Sentinels: Birds and Climate Change

Janice Wormworth, Cagan H. Sekercioglu

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Birds (ornithology)

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A fascinating insight into what climate change means for birds, and the consequences of ignoring the warning signs provided... [more]

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The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease

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The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease

Marc Lewis

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Science

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The psychiatric establishment in the Western world has unanimously branded... [more]

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A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age

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A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing...

Matt Richtel

Cognition & cognitive psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Impact of science & technology on society; Neurosciences

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology's vast influence... [more]

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Water: A Very Short Introduction

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Water: A Very Short Introduction

John Finney

Mathematics & Sciences; Astrophysics; Physical chemistry; Life sciences: general issues; Hydrology & the hydrosphere

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Around 71% of the Earth's surface is covered in water. In this Very Short Introduction John Finney explores the science of... [more]

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Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than it Thinks

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Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than...

Guy Claxton

Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Physiology; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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An enthralling exploration that upends the prevailing view of consciousness and demonstrates how intelligence is literally... [more]

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The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

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The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as...

Sam Kean

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - and see how the victims changed... [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

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

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Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Paabo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately... [more]

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and...

Michio Kaku

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats... [more]

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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

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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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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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We are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's

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We are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's

Dick Swaab

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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Taking us through every stage in our lives, from the womb to falling in love to old age, the author shows that we don't just... [more]

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Life's Greatest Secret: The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code

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Life's Greatest Secret: The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code...

Matthew Cobb

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

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Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough... [more]

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Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life

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Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life

Enrico Coen

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Developmental biology; Cellular biology (cytology)

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Offers an account of how life transforms itself - from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations.... [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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Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago

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Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago

Douglas H. Erwin

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Palaeontology

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Some 250 million years ago, the earth suffered the greatest biological crisis in its history, in which, around 95 per cent... [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

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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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The Deeper Genome: Why There is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the Eye

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The Deeper Genome: Why There is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the...

John Parrington

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

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Mapping the human genome proved to be just the beginning in understanding our genes, what makes us human, and how we can use... [more]

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The Runes of Evolution: Hiow the Universe Became Self-Aware

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The Runes of Evolution: Hiow the Universe Became Self-Aware

Simon Conway Morris (University of Cambridge)

Religion & science; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; History of science; Evolution

Hardback

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The Mysterious World of the Human Genome

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The Mysterious World of the Human Genome

Frank Ryan

Medical genetics; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; DNA & Genome

Hardback

How could a relatively simple chemical code give rise to the complexity of a human being? How could our human genome have... [more]

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