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Life sciences: general issues

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Charles Darwin: Destroyer of Myths

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Charles Darwin: Destroyer of Myths

Andrew Norman

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Evolution; The environment; History of engineering & technology

Hardback

Originally published: Great Britain: Pen & Sword Discovery, 2013. [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)

Paperback

A fascinating insight into what climate change means for birds, and the consequences of ignoring the warning signs provided... [more]

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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

Andreas Wagner

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Paperback

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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A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age

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A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing...

Matt Richtel

Cognition & cognitive psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Impact of science & technology on society; Neurosciences

Paperback

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology's vast influence... [more]

$29.99

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Social: Why Our Brains are Wired to Connect

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Social: Why Our Brains are Wired to Connect

Matthew D. Lieberman

Social interaction; Psychology; Social, group or collective psychology; Neurosciences

Paperback

Being social is as fundamental to our survival as our ability to navigate the world through vision and reason. In this book,... [more]

$26.95

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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

Paperback

Renowned naturalist Roger Lovegrove has travelled to the world's remotest islands, from the South Seas to the Arctic Circle.... [more]

$20.95

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Domesticated Evolution in a Man-made World

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Domesticated Evolution in a Man-made World

Francis

Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Hardback

Without our domesticated plants and animals, human civilization as we know it would not exist. How domestication happens is... [more]

$39.95

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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

Paperback

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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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]

$38.95

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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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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

Patricia S. Churchland

Philosophy; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

A trailblazing philosopher's exploration of the latest brain science-and its ethical and practical implications. [more]

$23.95

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Life at the Speed of Light

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Life at the Speed of Light

J. Craig Venter

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

Paperback

Where did our search to understand life come from? And where will it take us? [more]

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

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

Susan Greenfield

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

Paperback

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

$35.00

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Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective

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Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective

Murray Johnson

History; Indigenous peoples; Evolution

Paperback

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

$39.95

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

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

John Medina

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet scientists have uncovered details every business leader,... [more]

$24.99

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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction

Robin Dunbar

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Human biology

Paperback

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

$22.99

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Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement

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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

Paperback

Unfit for the Future argues that the future of our species depends on radical enhancement of the moral aspects of our nature.... [more]

$30.95

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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Michael F. Land

Medicine; Evolution; Neurosciences; Animal physiology

Paperback

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

$15.95

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

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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

Paperback

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

$27.99

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

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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]

$29.95

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

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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

Hardback

Tells the story of the English physicist and molecular biologist William T. Astbury and how his work forms a previously untold... [more]

$36.95

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

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

Franz De Waal

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

Paperback

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

$23.95

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30-second Brain

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30-second Brain

Anil Seth

Popular science; Neurosciences; Children's & Educational

Paperback

The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you really should... [more]

$19.99

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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease

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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease

Daniel Lieberman

Physiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Human biology

Paperback

Explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. This book asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers... [more]

$29.99

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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction...

Joel Greenberg

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Hardback

The epic story of why passenger pigeons became extinct and what that says about our current relationship with the natural... [more]

$29.99

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