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Life sciences: general issues titles - 8,374 results

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

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

Sam Kean

Neurosurgery; 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 - strokes, seizures, infections,... [more]

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

Patricia S. Churchland

Philosophy; Popular science; Neurosciences

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A trailblazing philosopher's exploration of the latest brain science - and its ethical and practical implications. [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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The Brain That Changes Itself

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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Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan Slack

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

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In this Very Short Introduction to the gene Jonathan Slack explores the discovery, nature, and role of genes in evolution... [more]

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Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity

Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity

B. Alan Wallace

Religion & beliefs; Religion & science; Neurosciences

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By establishing a dialogue in which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity speak to the theories of modern... [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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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and...

John Medina

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Includes link to 'Brain Rules' film --Cover. [more]

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Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective

Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective

Murray Johnson

History; Indigenous peoples; Evolution

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Places the Aboriginal occupation of Australia within a broad framework of human evolution and habitation. Discusses the pioneering... [more]

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Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains

Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains...

Susan Greenfield

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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Discusses the all-pervading technologies that now surround us, and from which we derive instant information, connected identity,... [more]

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Our Ageing Brain: How Our Mental Capacities Develop as We Grow Older

Our Ageing Brain: How Our Mental Capacities Develop as We Grow Older

Andre Aleman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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We all worry occasionally that our brains - particularly our memories - just don't work as well as they used to. In this groundbreaking... [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; 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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Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin

Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin

Curtis Johnson

Philosophy; Philosophy of science; Evolution

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Discusses the role of chance and randomness in the writings of Charles Darwin, as well as Darwinist thought. [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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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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Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

Ingmar Persson, Julian Savulescu

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Bio-ethics

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Unfit for the Future argues that the future of our species depends on radical enhancement of the moral aspects of our nature.... [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 Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

Ruth S. Defries

History; Food & society; Social & cultural anthropology; Evolution

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A MacArthur Genius and eminent scientist shows how an ordinary mammal manipulated nature to become a technologically sophisticated... [more]

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Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the Island's Past

Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the Island's Past

Steven M. Goodman, William L. Jungers (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA)

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Endangered species & extinction of species

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The landscapes of Madagascar have long delighted zoologists, who have discovered, in and among the island's baobad trees and... [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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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; The natural world, country life & pets

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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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Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science

Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science

Michael Ruse

Religion & beliefs; Philosophy of religion; Religion & science; Philosophy of science; Evolution

Paperback

Michael Ruse offers a new analysis of the often troubled relationship between science and religion. [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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