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River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

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River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

Richard Dawkins

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical)

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The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present -... [more]

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest To Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest To Understand, Enhance and...

Michio Kaku

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats... [more]

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We Are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's

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We Are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's

Dick Swaab

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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Taking us through every stage in our lives, from the womb to falling in love to old age, the author shows that we don't just... [more]

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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Svante Paabo

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical); History of engineering & technology

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Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Paabo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately... [more]

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Kolbert

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

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Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are... [more]

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Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence

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Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence...

Stefano Mancuso, Alessandra Viola

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Botany & plant sciences

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Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? In this book, a leading scientist... [more]

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Australian Rainforest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification

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Australian Rainforest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification

Morris Lake

Plant physiology; Forests, rainforests

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A comprehensive guide to 141 of the most significant Australian rainforest trees and their wood. [more]

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Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology

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Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology

Annalisa Berta (San Diego State University, California, U.S.A.), James L. Sumich (Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA), Kit M. Kovacs (Biodiversity Research Section Leader, Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromso, Norway, Professor of Biology, The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Svalbard, Norway)

Mathematics & Sciences; Zoology & animal sciences; Conservation of the environment

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Provides the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. This work offers a phylogenetic... [more]

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Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

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Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

Judith S. Weis

Mathematics & Sciences; Marine biology; Pollution & threats to the environment; Pollution control

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An overview of the issues surrounding marine pollution, including topics like how it originates, marine debris, oil, and climate... [more]

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Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

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Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts...

Research Director Stanislas Dehaene (Cea/Sac/Dsv/I2bm/Neurospin)

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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WINNER OF THE 2014 BRAIN PRIZE From the acclaimed author of Reading in the Brain and How We Learn, a breathtaking look at... [more]

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Introduced Dung Beetles in Australia: A Pocket Field Guide

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Introduced Dung Beetles in Australia: A Pocket Field Guide

Penny Edwards, Pam Wilson, Jane Wright

Insects (entomology)

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A field guide to introduced dung beetles, covering all of Australia. [more]

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Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others

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Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others

David Sloan Wilson

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social theory; Social, group or collective psychology; Evolution

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A powerful treatise that demonstrates the existence of altruism in nature, with surprising implications for human society... [more]

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The Biology Book: From the Origin of Life to Epigenetics, 250 Milestones in the History of Biology

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The Biology Book: From the Origin of Life to Epigenetics, 250 Milestones...

Michael C. Gerald, Gloria E. Gerald

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences

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From the emergence of life, to Leewenhoek's microscopic world, to GMO crops, this book presents 250 landmarks in the most... [more]

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Brain Rules: 12 principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (Revised Edition).

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

John Medina

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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An updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller [more]

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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 (University of Gothenburg), Julian Savulescu (University of Oxford)

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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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]

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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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Ocean: A Photicular Book

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Ocean: A Photicular Book

Carol Kaufmann

Marine biology; Wildlife: aquatic creatures; Children's & Educational

Hardback

The magical follow-up to Safari, Ocean uses the same lenticular-based technology that transfers fluid full-colour movies onto... [more]

$55.00

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Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use: The Journeys of an Australian Anthropologist

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Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use: The Journeys of an Australian Anthropologist...

Philip A. Clarke

History; Botany & plant sciences; Traditional medicine & herbal remedies; Gardening: plants

Hardback

<p>The author argues that we can better understand a people if we know how they see and use plants. In <i>Discovering Aboriginal... [more]

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A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia

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A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia

David Rentz

Insects (entomology)

Paperback

Reveals the diversity and beauty of most of the 550 species of Australian cockroaches, with illustrated keys. [more]

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

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

Ruth S. Defries

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

Hardback

How an ordinary mammal manipulated nature to become technologically sophisticated city-dwellers-and why our history points... [more]

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Australian High Country Raptors

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Australian High Country Raptors

Jerry Olsen

Birds (ornithology)

Paperback

Offers a chance to look into the lives of Australia's fascinating birds of prey. [more]

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Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations

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Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations

Rohan Clarke, Tim Dolby

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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Finding Australian Birds is a guide to the special birds found across Australia's vastly varied landscapes. [more]

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The Origins of Language: A Slim Guide

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The Origins of Language: A Slim Guide

James R. Hurford (Emeritus Professor, Emeritus Professor, University of Edinburgh)

linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Historical & comparative linguistics; Anthropology; Human biology

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This book offers an accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language and what sets... [more]

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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

Donald C. Franklin, Stephen T. Garnett

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Applied ecology; Conservation of wildlife & habitats

Paperback

Outlines the nature of climate change related threats for the top 25% of Australia's bird taxa. [more]

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