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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: Medicine, 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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The Bird Way

Jennifer Ackerman

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$35.00  

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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our...

Merlin Sheldrake

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$35.00  

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Landscapes of Our Hearts: Reconciling People and Environment...

Matthew Colloff

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$34.99  

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

Rebecca Huntley

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$32.99  

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The Number Bias: How Numbers Lead and Mislead Us

Sanne Blauw

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$29.99  

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Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental...

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz

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$32.99  

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Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Landscapes of Our Hearts: Reconciling People and Environment...

Matthew Colloff

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$34.99  

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

Rebecca Huntley

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$32.99  

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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge...

Robin Wall Kimmerer

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$22.99  

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The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: How a Scientific Revolution...

Michael J. Benton

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$21.99  

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Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help...

Victor Steffensen

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$29.99  

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Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency...

Mark Lynas

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$27.99  

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Spotlight: Budgerigar

Yep, I'm a bird nerd, but I'm even more a Budgie-lover. I can't even see a photo of one without automatically clicking my tongue at it - thanks to my childhood Tweetie and the succession of Blues afterwards (even if they were another colour, they were all Blue). And I've seen them in the wild, where their swift aerial manoeuvres - and glorious colour changes as they flock - can inspire a real uplifting of the heart.

This is a cheerful and engaging book, a homage to the sweet little avians that have captivated the world and charmed many a cranky human. For such a little bird, they've had a surprising impact, and this history of our interactions with Psittacus undulatus should delight anyone who has ever had the pleasure of their acquaintance! Lindy Jones

Spotlight: The Songs of Trees

"Trees", my engineer-partner once said, "would not have been designed by a scientist". Just as well, because there is so much more to a tree than trunk and roots, branch and leaves.

This book looks very intriguing - it takes ten different trees and shows the networks around them. Whether the fungal communities which contribute to a tree's health or enables communication with others nearby, or bacterial secret highways, or the links to insects, animals, humans that assist their dispersal.

History, science, philosophy - a rich exploration of trees; and as I can't go out quite yet and just sit under my favourites down the reserve, this will do nicely in the meantime! Lindy Jones

Life Sciences Books

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The Bird Way

Jennifer Ackerman

Paperback

$35.00  

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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our...

Merlin Sheldrake

Paperback

$35.00  

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Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel...

Rob Dunn

Paperback

$14.99  

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The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific...

Elizabeth Howell

Hardback

$59.95  

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Ecology: A Very Short Introduction

Jaboury Ghazoul

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$17.95  

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Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals

Carl Safina

Hardback

$36.99  

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The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information...

Paul Davies

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$22.99  

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Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies

Edward O. Wilson

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$22.99  

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The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be...

Elli H. Radinger

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$22.99  

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Dr Claire's Love your Dog: The Complete Guide to Caring...

Claire Stevens

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$39.99  

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The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women...

Sharon Dr. Moalem

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$29.99  

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Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach...

Frans de Waal

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$22.99  

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Medical Science Books

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

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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$32.99  

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

Sandra Hempel

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$39.99  

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Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling infection from measles...

Meera Senthilingam

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$19.99  

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The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity...

Jonathan D. Quick

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$32.99  

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Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present...

Frank M. Snowden

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$51.99  

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Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped...

Thomas Hager

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$24.99  

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After the Count: The death of Davey Browne

Stephanie Convery

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$34.99  

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Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind...

Mariette Boon

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$32.99  

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Into the Abyss: A neuropsychiatrist's notes on troubled...

Anthony David

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$29.99  

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We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad: A Practical Guide to...

Jean Kittson

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$34.99  

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Mathematics Books

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The Number Bias: How Numbers Lead and Mislead Us

Sanne Blauw

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$29.99  

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The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals...

Graham Farmelo

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$22.99  

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Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How...

Gemma Milne

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$32.99  

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Something Doesn't Add Up: Surviving Statistics in a...

Paul Goodwin

Hardback

$34.99  

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Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Matt Parker

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$22.99  

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Adam Spencer's Numberland

Adam Spencer

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$34.99  

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Astronomy & Cosmology, Physics & Chemistry

Mass: The quest to understand matter from Greek atoms...

Jim Baggott

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$22.95  

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Quantum Reality: The Quest for the Real Meaning of Quantum...

Jim Baggott

Hardback

$40.95  

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

Tim James

Paperback

$32.99  

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How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical...

Paul M. Sutter

Hardback

$42.99  

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The Edge of Physics: Dispatches from the Frontiers of...

Anil Ananthaswamy

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$24.99  

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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What...

Lee Smolin

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$22.99  

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QUICK LINKS: ASTRONOMY & COSMOLOGY, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY


Agriculture & History of Science

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

Mark Lynas

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$22.99  

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The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry...

Rupert Sheldrake

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$22.99  

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A Water Story: Learning from the Past, Planning for...

Geoff Beeson

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$69.99  

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Food or War

Julian Cribb

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$18.95  

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The Still-Burning Bush

Stephen Pyne

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$24.99  

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On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the...

Matthew Evans

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$32.99  

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Information Technology

Net Privacy: How We Can be Free in an Age of Surveillance...

Sacha Molitorisz

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$34.99  

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

William Magnuson

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$41.95  

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Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and...

Brittany Kaiser

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$32.99  

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Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing Around...

Carol Frieze

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$41.95  

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The Creativity Code: How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint...

Marcus du Sautoy

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$24.99  

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The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI

Michael Wooldridge

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$35.00  

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

Richard Masland

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$59.95  

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Hey Listen: A Journey Through the Golden Era of Video...

Steve McNeil

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$22.99  

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Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI

John Brockman

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$27.99  

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The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present...

Toby Ord

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$29.99  

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Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are...

Clive Thompson

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$19.99  

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Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing...

Gretchen McCulloch

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$19.99  

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Engineering & Technology

Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human...

Michael Cassutt

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$40.95  

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Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

Alex Kantrowitz

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$35.00  

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Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable

Dan Lyons

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$22.99  

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Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games: From...

Mike Diver

Hardback

$22.99  

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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern...

Simon Winchester

Paperback

$24.99  

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New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

James Bridle

Hardback

$57.71   $51.94

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