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The Evolution of the Sensitive Soul: Learning and the Origins of Consciousness

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The Evolution of the Sensitive Soul: Learning and the Origins of Consciousness...

Simona Ginsburg (Open University of Israel), Eva Jablonka (Professor, Tel Aviv University)

Cognition & cognitive psychology; States of consciousness; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Neurosciences

Hardback

A new theory about the origins of consciousness that finds learning to be the driving force in the evolutionary transition... [more]

$93.00

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Inside Science: Stories from the Field in Human and Animal Science

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Inside Science: Stories from the Field in Human and Animal Science

Robert Kohler

Sociology & anthropology; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Biology, life sciences; Social impact of environmental issues

Hardback

Context and situation always matter in both human and animal lives. Unique insights can be gleaned from conducting scientific... [more]

$67.99

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Birch

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Birch

Anna Lewington

Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Botany & plant sciences; Gardening; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Hardback

Richly illustrated throughout, Birch presents a fascinating overview of their cultural and ecological significance, from botany... [more]

$32.99

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Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

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Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

Robert Plomin

Child & developmental psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; DNA & Genome; Human biology

Paperback

The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion... [more]

$35.00

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Beyond the Self: Conversations between Buddhism and Neuroscience

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Beyond the Self: Conversations between Buddhism and Neuroscience

Matthieu Ricard, Wolf Singer

Oriental & Indian philosophy; Philosophy of mind; Psychology; Neurosciences

Paperback

Converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, perception, meditation, and... [more]

$39.99

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Primates in Flooded Habitats: Ecology and Conservation

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Primates in Flooded Habitats: Ecology and Conservation

Katarzyna Nowak, Adrian A. Barnett, Ikki Matsuda

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal ecology; Primates; Conservation of wildlife & habitats

Hardback

This pioneering volume examines primates that live in flooded habitats - ecologically-rich and highly threatened areas that... [more]

$200.95

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Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind

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Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind

Kevin N. Laland

Cognition & cognitive psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

Paperback

Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for culture, from the arts and language to science and technology. But how did the... [more]

$50.00

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Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

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Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

James C. Scott

History; Prehistoric archaeology; Evolution

Paperback

An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available that contradicts the standard narrative for the beginnings... [more]

$32.99

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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian...

Lee Alan Dugatkin, Lyudmila Trut

European history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Evolution; Zoology: Mammals; Wildlife: mammals

Paperback

The crazy story of how Soviet scientists in Siberia in the 1950s embarked on a project to turn foxes into dogs through selective... [more]

$37.99

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Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought

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Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary...

George Christopher Williams

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

Paperback

Biological evolution is a fact - but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. This title... [more]

$43.95

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The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins

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The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins

David R. Begun

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Early man

Paperback

Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in... [more]

$39.99

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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

James T. Costa

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; History of engineering & technology

Paperback

How Darwin found universal evolutionary truths in simple yet ingenious home-spun experiments. [more]

$25.95

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Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny

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Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny

Michael Tomasello

Physical anthropology & ethnography; Psychological theory & schools of thought; Child & developmental psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Neurosciences

Hardback

Virtually all theories of how humans have become a distinctive species focus on evolution. Here, Michael Tomasello proposes... [more]

$74.99

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Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

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Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

Botanical art; Shakespeare studies & criticism; Mathematics & Sciences; Botany & plant sciences

Paperback

William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist... [more]

$45.00

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DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes

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DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship...

Steven J. Heine

Social, group or collective psychology; Medical genetics; Mathematics & Sciences; DNA & Genome

Paperback

One of the world's leading cultural psychologists debunks the hype surrounding DNA testing and puts to rest our mistaken anxieties... [more]

$23.95

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Darwin's Most Wonderful Plants: Darwin's Botany Today

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Darwin's Most Wonderful Plants: Darwin's Botany Today

Ken Thompson

Mathematics & Sciences; Botany & plant sciences

Hardback

Most of us think of Darwin at work on The Beagle, taking inspiration for his theory of evolution from his travels in the Galapagos.... [more]

$24.99

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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

David Quammen

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; DNA & Genome

Hardback

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction and A New York Times... [more]

$45.00

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Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Jamie A. Davies (Professor of Experimental Anatomy, University of Edinburgh)

Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); DNA & Genome

Paperback

The fast growing field of synthetic biology, which involves the novel design or redesign of living matter, has opened a vista... [more]

$15.95

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Martin Lister and his Remarkable Daughters: The Art of Science in the Seventeenth Century

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Martin Lister and his Remarkable Daughters: The Art of Science in the Seventeenth...

Anna Marie Roos

History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Molluscs

Hardback

This is the fascinating story of Martin Lister's great work on shells and molluscs, 'Historiae Conchyliorum'; its illustrations... [more]

$59.99

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The Empire of the Eagle: An Illustrated Natural History

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The Empire of the Eagle: An Illustrated Natural History

Mike Unwin, David Tipling

Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Photographs: collections; Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Hardback

A lavishly illustrated celebration of each of the world's sixty-eight currently recognized eagle species in all their magnificence... [more]

$64.99

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The Environment: A History of the Idea

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The Environment: A History of the Idea

Paul Warde, Libby Robin , Sverker Sorlin

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Conservation of the environment

Hardback

The untold history of how people came to conceive, to manage, and to dispute environmental crisis, The Environment is essential... [more]

$59.99

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Ways of Attending: How our Divided Brain Constructs the World

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Ways of Attending: How our Divided Brain Constructs the World

Iain McGilchrist

Psychology; Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Neurosciences

Paperback

Attention is not just receptive, but actively creative of the world we inhabit. How we attend makes all the difference to... [more]

$31.99

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30-Second Biology: The 50 most thought-provoking theories of life, each explained in half a minute

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30-Second Biology: The 50 most thought-provoking theories of life, each...

Nick Battey, Mark Fellowes

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences

Paperback

30-Second Biology tackles the vital science of life, dissecting the 50 most thought-provoking theories of our... [more]

$19.99

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Noah's Ravens: Interpreting the Makers of Tridactyl Dinosaur Footprints

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Noah's Ravens: Interpreting the Makers of Tridactyl Dinosaur Footprints...

James Farlow

Mathematics & Sciences; Biology, life sciences; Palaeontology

Hardback

How can the tracks of dinosaurs best be interpreted and used to reconstruct them? In many Mesozoic sedimentary rock formations,... [more]

$131.95

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Sloths: A Celebration of the World's Most Misunderstood Mammal

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Sloths: A Celebration of the World's Most Misunderstood Mammal

William Hartston

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour; Wildlife: mammals

Hardback

A wonderfully entertaining celebration of that most unique of creatures: the sloth. [more]

$29.99

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