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Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts

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Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts...

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical); Zoology: Mammals; Wildlife: general interest

Hardback

Interested in the origins of the species? Consider the Platypus uses pets such as dogs and cats as well as animal outliers... [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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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

Paperback

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

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The Brain: A User's Manual: A simple guide to the world's most complex machine

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The Brain: A User's Manual: A simple guide to the world's most complex machine...

Marco Magrini

Psychology; Human biology; Popular psychology

Paperback

Congratulations on the purchase of this exclusive product, tailor-made just for you. It will provide you with years of continuous... [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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Cats in Australia: Companion and Killer

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Cats in Australia: Companion and Killer

John C. Z. Woinarski, Sarah M. Legge, Chris R. Dickman

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal ecology; Zoology: Mammals; Conservation of the environment

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A discussion of the impact of cats, their relationship with people, and their management. [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

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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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Fires of Life: Endothermy in Birds and Mammals

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Fires of Life: Endothermy in Birds and Mammals

Barry Gordon Lovegrove

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Birds (ornithology); Zoology: Mammals

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A groundbreaking argument on how warm-bloodedness--arguably the most important... [more]

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Elephant

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Elephant

Errol Fuller

Mathematics & Sciences; Zoology: Mammals; The natural world, country life & pets; Wildlife: mammals

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In this stunningly illustrated volume, Fuller provides a rich and moving portrait of elephants, exploring their natural history,... [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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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 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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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

Paperback

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

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The Way through the Woods: Of mushrooms and mourning

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The Way through the Woods: Of mushrooms and mourning

Long Litt Woon

Biography; Mycology, fungi (non-medical); Coping with death & bereavement; Self-sufficiency; Complementary therapies, healing & health

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One woman's journey to overcome grief by delving into an overlooked wonder... [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

Paperback

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

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Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA

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Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA

Gareth Williams

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; DNA & Genome

Paperback

An engaging and original history of the first hundred years of DNA, one of the greatest triumphs of modern science. [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

Paperback

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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Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies

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Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies

Edward O. Wilson

Social groups; Social & cultural anthropology; Social, group or collective psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

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Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components,... [more]

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Hacking the Code of Life: How gene editing will rewrite our futures

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Hacking the Code of Life: How gene editing will rewrite our futures

Nessa Carey

Medical genetics; Gene therapy; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Genetics (non-medical)

Paperback

The cutting-edge science that will revolutionise the way we prevent disease [more]

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Against Nature

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Against Nature

Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for History of Science)

Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Bio-ethics

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A pithy work of philosophical anthropology that explores why humans find moral orders in natural orders. [more]

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Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come

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Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History,...

Richard Preston

Illness & addiction: social aspects; Medicine; Forensic medicine; Virology (non-medical); Popular medicine & health; Coping with illness

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping... [more]

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The Psychology of Dog Ownership

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The Psychology of Dog Ownership

Theresa Barlow, Craig Roberts

Psychology; Animal behaviour; Dogs as pets

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What are the benefits of owning a dog on health and well-being? Why does a `problem dog' behave as it does and how can owners... [more]

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