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Life sciences: general issues

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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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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 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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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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Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines---And How It Will Change Our Lives

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Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines---And...

Miguel Nicolelis M.D.

Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences; Human-computer interaction

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A pioneering neuroscientist from Duke University shows how the long-sought merger of brains with machines is about to become... [more]

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The Brain That Changes Itself

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The Brain That Changes Itself

Norman Doidge

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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A new discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging.... [more]

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Origins: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin, 1822-1859. Anniversary Edition.

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Origins: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin, 1822-1859. Anniversary Edition....

Frederick H. Burkhardt

Diaries, letters & journals; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

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Special Anniversary Edition of the best-selling Burkhardt: Charles Darwin's Letters: A Selection 1825-1859 now with previously... [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; Advocate - Science

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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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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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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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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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Offers an overview of the evidence for and against a host of hypotheses concerning extinction. This book introduces the suite... [more]

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Playing the Genetic Hand Life Gave You: Epigenetics and How to Keep Ourselves Healthy

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Playing the Genetic Hand Life Gave You: Epigenetics and How to Keep Ourselves...

Craig Hassed

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

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We have within us the potential if guided wisely to enhance human flourishing at the same time as we limit the impact of disease.... [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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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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Biocode: The New Age of Genomics

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Biocode: The New Age of Genomics

Dawn Field, Neil Davies

Mathematics & Sciences; DNA & Genome

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

$34.95

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The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?

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The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?

Peter Ward

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Earth sciences

Paperback

In The Medea Hypothesis, renowned paleontologist Peter Ward proposes a revolutionary and provocative vision of life's relationship... [more]

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The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You're Not Looking

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The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You're Not Looking

Michael C. Corballis

Psychology; Cognition & cognitive psychology; States of consciousness; Clinical psychology; Neurosciences

Hardback

Does the fact that fifty percent of our waking hours find us failing to focus on the task at hand represent a problem? This... [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

Hardback

From the author of the acclaimed The Epigenetics Revolution ('A book that would have had Darwin swooning' - Guardian) comes... [more]

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The Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

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The Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

Andreas Wagner

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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Discover the final puzzle piece to complete Darwin's theory of evolution in this landmark book from one of today's most inventive... [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

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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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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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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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