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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

David Christian

History; General & world history; History: earliest times to present day; Cosmology & the universe; Early man; The natural world, country life & pets; Advocate - History

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How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks... [more]

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Never Enough: The neuroscience and experience of addiction

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Never Enough: The neuroscience and experience of addiction

Judith Grisel

Memoirs; Drug & substance abuse: social aspects; Psychology; Neurosciences; Coping with drug & alcohol abuse

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From a renowned behavioural neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare, page-turning work of science that draws on personal... [more]

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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior

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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence...

Stefano Mancuso

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Botany & plant sciences

Hardback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

Helen Pilcher

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Genetics (non-medical); Endangered species & extinction of species

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A stem-cell biologist with a sense of humor walks us through the amazing science of de-extinction and cloning. [more]

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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

Nessa Carey

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

Hardback

From the author of The Epigenetics Revolution ( A book that would have had Darwin swooning. --Guardian) comes a lucid and... [more]

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Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

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Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

Paul B. Wignall

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Palaeontology; Endangered species & extinction of species

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Extinction has occurred throughout the history of life, and nearly all the species that have ever existed have now disappeared.... [more]

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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial...

Trevor Cox

Language: history & general works; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science; Human biology; Advocate - Science

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`A lively, intelligent and persuasive history of speech...<br /><br />Expertly... [more]

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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson

Mathematics & Sciences; Insects (entomology); Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

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A superb natural and cultural history of bees - the only such book to celebrate their full diversity. [more]

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Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide

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Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide

Stephen Debus

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching; Advocate - Science

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Provides a field guide to Australia's iconic raptors and a handbook of our current knowledge. [more]

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Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

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Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything...

Randi Hutter Epstein

Metabolism; Endocrinology; Mathematics & Sciences; Human biology; Popular medicine & health; Coping with illness

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A guided tour through the strange science of hormones and the age-old quest to control them. [more]

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Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

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Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

Robert M. Hazen

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth. [more]

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The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind

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The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes...

Michael S. Gazzaniga

Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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The father of cognitive neuroscience illuminates the past, present, and future of the mind-brain problem. How do neurons... [more]

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Story of Heredity

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Story of Heredity

Carl Zimmer

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

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Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding... [more]

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Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

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Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

Margaret Snowling

linguistics; Child & developmental psychology; Teaching of specific learning difficulties & needs; Medicine; Neurosciences

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Dyslexia is gaining increasing recognition as a relatively common learning disorder. Margaret Snowling introduces the exciting... [more]

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Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

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Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Matt McCarthy

Medicine; Medical microbiology & virology; Biology, life sciences; Bacteriology (non-medical); Virology (non-medical)

Paperback

A New York Times bestselling author shares this exhilarating story of cutting-edge science and the race against the clock... [more]

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The Equations of Life: The Hidden Rules Shaping Evolution

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The Equations of Life: The Hidden Rules Shaping Evolution

Charles Cockell

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

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Britain's foremost astrobiologist offers an accessible and game-changing account of why life is like it is. [more]

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How to Grow a Human: Adventures in Who We are and How We are Made

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How to Grow a Human: Adventures in Who We are and How We are Made

Philip Ball

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

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A cutting-edge examination of what it means to be human and to have a 'self' in the face of new scientific developments in... [more]

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A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction

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A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction

Michael Ryan

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Neurosciences; Zoology: Mammals

Paperback

Subtitle in pre-publication: The evolution of attraction in animals and humans. [more]

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The Science of Fate: Why Your Future is More Predictable Than You Think

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The Science of Fate: Why Your Future is More Predictable Than You Think...

Hannah Critchlow

Philosophy of mind; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Are we really the masters of our own destiny? Neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow shows how far our future is already hardwired... [more]

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Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence

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Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence

James Lovelock

Social forecasting, future studies; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Environmentalist thought & ideology; Artificial intelligence; Advocate - Science

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The originator of the Gaia theory offers the vision of a future epoch in which humans and artificial intelligence together... [more]

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The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

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The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett

Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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In his research into these questions - and many more besides - Burnett unravels our complex internal lives to reveal the often... [more]

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Birds of Sri Lanka

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Birds of Sri Lanka

Gehan de Silvia Wijeyeratne, Deepal Warakagoda

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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The definitive identification tool for the visiting birdwatcher. The lead author is Sri Lanka's top field birder and discoverer... [more]

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Australian Magpie: Biology and Behaviour of an Unusual Songbird

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Australian Magpie: Biology and Behaviour of an Unusual Songbird

Gisela Kaplan

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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An insight into the cognition, communication and social structure of this iconic Australian bird. [more]

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A Genius Within: Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence

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A Genius Within: Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence...

David Adam

Psychology; Intelligence & reasoning; Neurosciences; Popular psychology

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You could be a genius. Award-winning science writer reveals how frontier neuroscience can enhance your intelligence - making... [more]

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The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them

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The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them

Alex Rogers

Mathematics & Sciences; Marine biology; Oceanography (seas); The environment

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From one of the world's pre-eminent marine biologists - and a scientific consultant on the BBC's Blue Planet series - comes... [more]

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