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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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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 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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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

Hardback

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

$63.95  $30.00

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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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The Human Brain: A Guided Tour

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The Human Brain: A Guided Tour

Susan Greenfield

Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Susan Greenfield, one of the world's pre-eminent scientists, takes the reader on a guided tour of the final frontier in human... [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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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 of religion; Religion & science; Mathematics & Sciences; 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]

$51.95

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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

Hardback

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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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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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]

$39.95

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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]

$42.95

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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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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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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]

$39.99

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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

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

$33.95

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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]

$35.00

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Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World

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Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering...

Leslie G. Valiant

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Artificial intelligence

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From a leading computer scientist, a unifying theory that will revolutionize our understanding of how life evolves and learns.... [more]

$21.99

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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]

$34.95

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Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

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Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

Lee Billings

Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time; Astrophysics; Evolution

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From science writer Lee Billings, an intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system. [more]

$27.99

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