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Life sciences: general issues titles - 8,686 results

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

Cognition & cognitive psychology; Intelligence & reasoning; Economics; Business & management; Neurosciences; Health & Self-Help; Popular psychology

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Looks at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice... [more]

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The Domesticated Brain: A Pelican Introduction

The Domesticated Brain: A Pelican Introduction

Bruce Hood

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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Why do we care what others think? What keeps us bound together? How does the brain shape our behaviour? This book deals with... [more]

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

Richard Dawkins

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists,... [more]

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Winged Sentinels

Winged Sentinels

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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A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

Nicholas Wade

Social & cultural history; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Genetics (non-medical)

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Wade, a longtime journalist covering genetic advances for The New York Times, draws widely on the work of scientists who have... [more]

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The Brain Supremacy: Notes from the Frontiers of Neuroscience

The Brain Supremacy: Notes from the Frontiers of Neuroscience

Kathleen Taylor

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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The human mind and brain are now among the hottest subjects in scientific research. Breakthrough techniques mean we are on... [more]

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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

Robin Dunbar

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Human biology

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What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why did we survive, and other human species fail? This... [more]

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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Michael F. Land

Medicine; Evolution; Neurosciences; Animal physiology

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In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Land introduces all aspects of the eye and vision in both human and animals. He looks... [more]

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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

George M. Church, Edward Regis

Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); Biochemistry; Biotechnology

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When humans can control the genetic makeup of organisms to the extent foreseen by synthetic biologists, nature will no longer... [more]

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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

Frans de Waal

Ethics & moral philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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In this lively and illuminating discussion of his landmark research, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal argues that human... [more]

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Where Do Camels Belong?: The Story and Science of Invasive Species

Where Do Camels Belong?: The Story and Science of Invasive Species

Ken Thompson

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Biodiversity; Gardening; The natural world, country life & pets; Wildlife: mammals

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Where do camels belong? In the Arab world may seem the obvious answer, but they are relative newcomers there. They evolved... [more]

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Naturalist's Voyage Round the World: The Voyage of the Beagle

Naturalist's Voyage Round the World: The Voyage of the Beagle

Charles Darwin

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; The environment; The natural world, country life & pets; The Earth: natural history general; Travel writing; Classic travel writing

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When On the Origin of Species came out in 1859, it changed the understanding of life and was the foundation of evolutionary... [more]

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Weird Life: The Search for Life That is Very, Very Different from Our Own

Weird Life: The Search for Life That is Very, Very Different from Our Own...

David Toomey

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Xenobiotics

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A fascinating introduction to the weirdest life forms known to science and the maverick scientists who search for them. [more]

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Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life

Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life

Adam Rutherford

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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Tells a story that uses science to explain what life is and where it first came from, offering answers to the very grandest... [more]

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The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction

The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction

Larry Young, Brian Alexander

Psychology; Social, group or collective psychology; Sexual behaviour; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage

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First published in... 2012. --T.p. verso. [more]

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Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self

Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self

Jennifer Ouellette

Society & Social Sciences; The self, ego, identity, personality; Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); Neurosciences

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Dives into the miniscule ranges of variation to understand just what sets us apart. In this book, the author draws on research... [more]

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The Autistic Brain

The Autistic Brain

Temple Grandin, Richard Panek

Child & developmental psychology; Abnormal psychology; Teaching of autistic students; Medicine; Neurosciences; Popular medicine & health; Advice on parenting

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Offers author's own experience as an autistic person alongside remarkable new discoveries about the autistic brain, as well... [more]

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The Recursive Mind: The Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilization

The Recursive Mind: The Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilization...

Michael Corballis

Psycholinguistics; Philosophy of mind; Cognitivism, cognitive theory; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Popular psychology

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Challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human. This book argues that what distinguishes... [more]

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Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity and Ourselves

Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds and Beasts Tell...

Menno Schilthuizen

Mathematics & Sciences; Life sciences: general issues; Zoology & animal sciences; Wildlife: general interest

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The story of evolution as you've never heard it before What's the easiest way to tell species apart? Check their genitals.... [more]

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Wallace, Darwin, and the Origin of Species

Wallace, Darwin, and the Origin of Species

James T. Costa

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Evolution

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Darwin is credited with discovering evolution through natural selection, but Alfred Russel Wallace saw the same process at... [more]

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One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life

One Plus One Equals One: Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life

John Archibald

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

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John Archibald chronicles the revolutionary insights provided by modern molecular biology, especially rapid DNA sequencing.... [more]

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The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

Jamie Woodward

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

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

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

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

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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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The Cognitive Science of Science: Explanation, Discovery, and Conceptual Change

The Cognitive Science of Science: Explanation, Discovery, and Conceptual...

Paul Thagard

Philosophy; Drug-induced states; Bio-ethics

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Many disciplines, including philosophy, history, and sociology, have attempted to make sense of how science works. In this... [more]

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Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them

Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them

Joshua Greene

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Psychology; Psychology: emotions; Neurosciences

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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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