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Abbey's Science Central

Science Books

SCIENCE CENTRAL represents the vast science book catalogue at Abbey's Bookshop, 131 York Street, Sydney.

We are Australia's specialist bookstore for science: Medical, Mathematics, Geoscience, Geology, Geography (all the Gs), Biology, Technology, Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, IT - wherever your reading or research interests take you, we have books sourced from publishers large and small, and from university presses across the globe.

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New Science & Technology Releases

The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the...

Tim Flannery

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Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science

Karl Kruszelnicki

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$35.00 

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What Is Life?: Understand Biology in Five Steps

Paul Nurse

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$24.99 

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The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically...

Eben Kirksey

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There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important...

Carlo Rovelli

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Strata: William Smith's Geological Maps

Robert Macfarlane

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$100.00 

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A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making...

Sean B. Carroll

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Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History...

Stuart Clark

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The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)

Katie Mack

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Metazoa: The Evolution of Animals, Minds, Consciousness...

Peter Godfrey-Smith

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Animals Make Us Human

Leah Kaminsky

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History of the World in 100 Animals

Simon Barnes

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2020

Sara Phillips

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Ancient Bones: Unearthing the Astonishing New Story...

Madelaine Bohme

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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision...

David Attenborough

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Urban Wild: The Aussie Creatures that Share Our Backyards,...

Australian Geographic

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The Life and Love of the Forest

Lewis Blackwell

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The Secret Life of Fungi: Discoveries From a Hidden...

Aliyah Whiteley

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The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone...

Lisa Harvey-Smith

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On Task: How Our Brain Gets Things Done

David Badre

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Is the Moon Upside Down?: A Quicke Guide to the Cosmos...

Greg Quicke

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Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics...

Nicholas Mee

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Swainston's Fishes of Australia: The complete illustrated...

Roger Swainston

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Fight For Planet A

Craig Reucassel

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Earth & Environmental Sciences

Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

Charles Massy

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$39.99 

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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision...

David Attenborough

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Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World

The Dalai Lama

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A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future...

Daniel C. Esty

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Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem...

Deborah R. Coen

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Tales Of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and...

John Freeman

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Ice: Tales from a Disappearing World

Marco Tedesco

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Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica...

Gillen D'Arcy Wood

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$29.99 

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The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

Andrew Blum

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$19.99 

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The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the...

Tim Flannery

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On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal

Naomi Klein

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Fight For Planet A

Craig Reucassel

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Doomsday Book: The Science Behind Humanity's Greatest...

Marshall Brain

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Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years...

Ian Goldin

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The Contamination of the Earth: A History of Pollutions...

Francois Jarrige

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Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us...

Michael Shellenberger

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China Goes Green: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled...

Yifei Li

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How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes...

Rebecca Huntley

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Spotlight: Entangled Life

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- I've always been interested in the visible manifestations of fungi, mushrooms and toadstools and lichens, and what little I knew of mycorrhizal fungi was intriguing. But until I read this fabulous book I didn't know a fraction of how surprising the fungal kingdom is - and it turns out that even scientists actually have only a fraction of understanding about this amazing - and dominant - life-form!

This book is a vivid blend of personal anecdote, astonishing tales (I reckon the zombie insects will haunt my nightmares!) fascinating explanations, eye-opening concepts and extremely thorough and rigorous scientific reportage. It is exhaustively footnoted and while Sheldrake is obviously passionate about his subject, he takes no sides on the various debates raging through the world of mycology, but presents all arguments calmly and clearly. It is a book to re-read, as the ideas are so extraordinary and the writing so engaging that it will repay multiple reads.

This should do for fungi, what Wohlleben did for trees (and dare I say, it's much better written) - I don't think anyone who reads this will ever look at fungi in the same way again! Lindy Jones

Life Sciences Books

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What Is a Bird?: An Exploration of Anatomy, Physiology,...

Tony D. Williams

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A Brush with Birds: Paintings and Stories from the Wild...

Richard Weatherly

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How Birds Behave: Interpreting What They Do and Why...

Wenfei Tong

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$39.99 

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An Australian Birding Year

R Bruce Richardson

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The Bird Way

Jennifer Ackerman

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$35.00 

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Vesper Flights

Helen Macdonald

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$35.00 

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Far from Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds

Michael Brooke

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Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide

Steven D. Garber

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The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on...

Arik Kershenbaum

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History of the World in 100 Animals

Simon Barnes

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Animals Make Us Human

Leah Kaminsky

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Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year...

Danna Staaf

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Lost Animals: The story of extinct, endangered and rediscovered...

John Whitfield

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Urban Wild: The Aussie Creatures that Share Our Backyards,...

Australian Geographic

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Walking in the Wild

Ken Duncan

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Reef Life: A Guide to Tropical Marine Life

Michael Scott

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$49.95 

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Swainston's Fishes of Australia: The complete illustrated...

Roger Swainston

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Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels,...

Kenneth Catania

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Dragons' Teeth and Thunderstones: The Quest for the...

Kenneth J. McNamara

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Ancient Bones: Unearthing the Astonishing New Story...

Madelaine Bohme

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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction...

Beth Shapiro

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The Next Great Migration: The Story of Movement on a...

Sonia Shah

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A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making...

Sean B. Carroll

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The Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth...

Donald D. Hoffman

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Medical Science Books

Contagion: Plagues, Pandemics and Cures from the Black...

Prof Richard Gunderman

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Bones: Inside and Out

Roy A. Meals

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Written In Bone: Hidden stories in what we leave behind...

Sue Black

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How You Feel: The Story of the Mind as Told by the Body...

James Tresilian

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Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain...

David Eagleman

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Splitting: The inside story on headaches

Amanda Ellison

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The Invention of Surgery

David Schneider

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Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and...

Athena Aktipis

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How to Survive a Pandemic

Michael Greger

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COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened,...

Debora MacKenzie

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The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What's Gone Wrong and How...

Richard Horton

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The End of Epidemics: How to stop viruses and save humanity...

Jonathan D. Quick

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$27.99 

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COVID-19: Everything you need to know about the Coronavirus...

Dr Dr Michael Mosley

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$19.99 

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How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness and Community...

Paolo Giordano

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$6.99 

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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Dr Michael Osterholm

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The Atlas of Disease: Mapping deadly epidemics and contagion...

Sandra Hempel

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Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling infection from measles...

Meera Senthilingam

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Staying Alive

Kate Gregorevic

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$34.99 

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Mathematics Books

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Lying Numbers: How Maths and Statistics Are Twisted...

Pocket Book of Revelation Hugh Barker

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Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About...

Vaclav Smil

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$35.00 

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Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven...

Jevin D. West

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$32.99 

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Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Tenth Anniversary Edition...

Alex Bellos

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$22.99 

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An Equation for Every Occasion: Simple Formulas for...

Chris Waring

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$29.99 

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The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can...

David Sumpter

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Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big...

Jo Boaler

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Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries

Satyan Linus Devadoss

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$42.99 

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Numb and Number: How to Avoid Being Mystified by the...

William Hartston

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How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking...

Tim Harford

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Pluses and Minuses: How Maths Solves Our Problems

Stefan Buijsman

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The Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the...

Karen Olsson

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Astronomy & Cosmology, Physics & Chemistry

The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)

Katie Mack

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Neutron Stars: The Quest to Understand the Zombies of...

Katia Moskvitch

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Is the Moon Upside Down?: A Quicke Guide to the Cosmos...

Greg Quicke

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$29.99 

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The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone...

Lisa Harvey-Smith

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$34.99 

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Meteorite: The Stones From Outer Space That Made Our...

Tim Gregory

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Astronomical: From Quarks to Quasars, the Science of...

Tim James

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$32.99 

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Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History...

Stuart Clark

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Space is Cool as Fuck

Kate Howells

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Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut

Samantha Cristoforetti

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How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet...

Terry Virts

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Cosmology's Century: An Inside History of Our Modern...

P. J. E. Peebles

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The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars

Jo Marchant

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$29.99 

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The Art of NASA: The Illustrations That Sold the Missions...

Piers Bizony

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$79.99 

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Twenty Worlds: The Extraordinary Story of Planets Around...

Niall Deacon

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A History of the Universe in 21 Stars: (and 3 Imposters)...

Giles Sparrow

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$27.99 

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Look Up: Our Story with the Stars

Sarah Cruddas

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Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules,...

Theodore Gray

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Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide...

Richard Post

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Agriculture & History of Science

GM Crops and the Global Divide

Jennifer Thomson

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$59.99 

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Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs

Mark Lynas

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Unravelling the Secret life of Plant Roots

John Pate

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$55.00 

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Along Came a Llama

Ruth Janette Ruck

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$22.99 

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Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga:...

Todd Alexander

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$19.99 

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The Cow Book: A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm...

John Connell

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$22.99 

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Restoring Farm Woodlands for Wildlife

Damian Michael

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$39.99 

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Managing Australia's Pest Animals: A Guide to Strategic...

Mike Braysher

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The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter,...

Amanda Little

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Rain and Shine: An essential primer on how crop plants...

David F Smith

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Australian Tractors: Indigenous Tractors and Self-Propelled...

Graeme R. Quick

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The Permaculture Promise

Jono Neiger

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$24.99 

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Beekeeping For Dummies

Howland Blackiston

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Australian Native Bee Book: Keeping Stingless Bee Hives...

Tim Heard

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Bees and Their Keepers: From waggle-dancing to killer...

Frank Perry

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QueenSpotting: Meet the Remarkable Queen Bee and Discover...

Hilary Kearney

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Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration

Mr James Dorey

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The Contented Bee

Organic Gardener Magazine

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$35.00 

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Information Technology

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans...

Melanie Mitchell

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Augmented Reality: Unboxing Tech's Next Big Thing

Mark Pesce

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If Then: How One Data Company Invented the Future

Jill Lepore

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Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the...

Clare L. Evans

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Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control

Stuart Russell

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Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

Rana Foroohar

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Blockchain Democracy: Technology, Law and the Rule of...

William Magnuson

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What To Expect When You're Expecting Robots: The Future...

Julie Shah

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Bite-Size Python: An Introduction to Python Programming...

April Speight

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Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious...

John MacCormick

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We Know It When We See It: What the Neurobiology of...

Richard Masland

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Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI

John Brockman

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Engineering & Technology

Cathedrals of Steam: How London's Great Stations Were...

Christian Wolmar

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Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings...

George Dyson

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Meltdown: Stories of nuclear disaster and the human...

Joel Levy

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Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence

James Lovelock

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A Human's Guide to the Future

Jordan Nguyen

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The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of...

Steve Olson

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US Navy Battleships 1895-1908: The Great White Fleet...

Brian Lane Herder

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Modern Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

Marshall H. Kaplan

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$63.95 

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Decoding the World

Po Bronson

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Nano Comes to Life: How Nanotechnology Is Transforming...

Sonia Contera

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Underground Cities: Mapping the tunnels, transits and...

Mark Ovenden

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The Clock and the Camshaft: And Other Medieval Inventions...

John W. Farrell

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering...

Christopher Gorse

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The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech...

Christian Brose

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Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That...

Mark Miodownik

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Local Government Engineers' Association: A centenary...

Pauline Curby

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Electronics For Dummies

Cathleen Shamieh

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Iron Empires: Robber Barons, The Railroads, and the...

Michael Hiltzik

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Rail Guide 2020

Colin Marsden

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$65.00 

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Rails Around the World: Two Centuries of Trains and...

Brian Solomon

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A Short History of Trains

Christian Wolmar

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$19.99 

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Inventions: A Children's Encyclopedia

DK

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Stone

William Hall

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$59.95 

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Positive Energy Homes: Creating Passive Houses for Better...

Robin Brimblecombe

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