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Life sciences: general issues

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The Gene: An Intimate History

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The Gene: An Intimate History

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Genetics (non-medical); Advocate - Science

Paperback

Spanning the globe and several centuries, this book tells the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and... [more]

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The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

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The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of...

James D. Watson

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Genetics (non-medical)

Paperback

One of the two discoverers of DNA recalls the lively scientific quest that led to this breakthrough, from the long hours in... [more]

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No Need for Geniuses: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine

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No Need for Geniuses: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine...

Steve Jones

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical)

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A new, wide-ranging book from the acclaimed author of The Serpent's Promise and Darwin's Island [more]

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Switched on: A Memoir of Brain Change, Emotional Awakening, and the Emerging Science of Neurostimulation

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Switched on: A Memoir of Brain Change, Emotional Awakening, and the Emerging...

John Elder Robison

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

People with autism have trouble reading the unspoken signals of others. The conventional wisdom says they don't have the... [more]

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Evolution: The Whole Story

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Evolution: The Whole Story

Steve Parker, Dr. Alice Roberts

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; The Earth: natural history general

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Contains everything you need to know about the development and survival of life on Earth. This book includes detailed comparative... [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

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Through hopeful, astonishing stories, The Brain’s Way of Healing explains how mind, brain, and body, and the energies... [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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Greatest Show on Earth

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Greatest Show on Earth

Richard Dawkins (Oxford University)

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Biodiversity

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Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies... [more]

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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; Evolution; DNA & Genome

Paperback

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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Freedom: the End of the Human Condition

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Freedom: the End of the Human Condition

Mr. Jeremy Griffith

Popular science; Evolution; Health & Self-Help; Popular psychology

Paperback

At last, the redeeming, reconciling and rehabilitating biological explanation of the human condition that brings about the... [more]

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Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

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Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

Jerry A. Coyne

Religion & beliefs; Religion & science; Religious groups: social & cultural aspects; Philosophy of science; History of science; Evolution

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In this provocative book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of... [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)

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In Unnatural Selection, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure... [more]

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Touch: The Science of the Sense That Makes Us Human

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Touch: The Science of the Sense That Makes Us Human

David J. Linden

Physiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Exploring the many surprising facts and myths about our sense of touch, this book reveals how it defines us - and how, by... [more]

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Aping Mankind

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Aping Mankind

Raymond Tallis

Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Evolution; Neurosciences

Paperback

Previously published: Durham [England]: Acumen Pub., 2012. [more]

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A World from Dust: How the Periodic Table Shaped Life

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A World from Dust: How the Periodic Table Shaped Life

Ben McFarland

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Advocate - Science

Hardback

In A World From Dust, Ben McFarland brings together the latest genetic, chemical, mathematic, and geological evidence to tell... [more]

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Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements

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Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements

Matt Wilkinson

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Animal physiology

Hardback

A billion-year history of movement, from bacteria to Olympic athletes. [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; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Evolution

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In The Improbable Primate, Clive Finlayson gives a provocative view of human evolution, arguing that the critical factor that... [more]

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities...

Christine Kenneally

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

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The Invisible History of the Human Race describes how biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals. [more]

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Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work

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Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work

Kat Arney

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

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How DNA is packed, unpacked, and read--a companion reader to the book of life itself. [more]

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The Paradox of Evolution: The Strange Relationship Between Natural Selection and Reproduction

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The Paradox of Evolution: The Strange Relationship Between Natural Selection...

Stephen Rothman

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Developmental biology

Paperback

This book examines a little-noted contradiction inherent in the two essential elements of Darwin's theory of biological evolution... [more]

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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

Nessa Carey

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

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For decades, 98 per cent of our DNA was written off as 'junk' on the grounds that it did not code for proteins. From rare... [more]

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More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of our World

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More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of our World

Claus-Peter Lieckfeld, Markus Imhoof

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Conservation of the environment; Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

Paperback

If 70 percent of all cattle or 30 percent of all chickens were to die annually, states of emergency would be declared everywhere.... [more]

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The Brain: The Story of You

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The Brain: The Story of You

David Eagleman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

Drawing on the discoveries, this book shows that it also has the power to change our world for the better - it can enhance... [more]

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Humanity in a Creative Universe

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Humanity in a Creative Universe

Stuart A. Kauffman

Philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Evolution

Hardback

In the hard sciences, which can often feel out of grasp for many lay readers, there are "great thinkers" who go... [more]

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Home: How Habitat Made Us Human

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Home: How Habitat Made Us Human

John S. Allen

Society & Social Sciences; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Neurosciences

Hardback

Home is where the heart is. Security, comfort, even love, are all feelings that are centered on the humble abode. But what... [more]

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