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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London

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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London

Christopher Skaife

Memoirs; History; Animal behaviour

Hardback

'Packed with insight and anecdote, his story brings the Tower ravens to vivid life, each bird with a personality of its own.... [more]

$36.99

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity...

Carl Zimmer

Reportage & collected journalism; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Genetics (non-medical); Popular medicine & health

Paperback

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

$34.99

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The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things

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The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things...

Peter Wohlleben

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Botany & plant sciences; Zoology & animal sciences; The natural world, country life & pets

Hardback

but The Secret Network of Nature gives us a chance to marvel at the inner workings and unlikely partnerships of the natural... [more]

$39.99

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The Tales Teeth Tell: Development, Evolution, Behavior

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The Tales Teeth Tell: Development, Evolution, Behavior

Tanya M. Smith

Anthropology; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

Hardback

What teeth can tell us about human evolution, development, and behavior. [more]

$59.99

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Cracking Neuroscience: You, This Book and the Mapping of the Mind

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Cracking Neuroscience: You, This Book and the Mapping of the Mind

Jon Turney

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Hardback

Know your own mind with Cracking Neuroscience, and get a crash-course in the latest scientific knowledge of the workings of... [more]

$26.99

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What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

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What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience...

Gregory Berns

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour

Paperback

A leading scientist applies the tools of neuroscience to understand how animals think [more]

$27.99

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Humanology: A Scientist's Guide to our Amazing Existence

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Humanology: A Scientist's Guide to our Amazing Existence

Luke O'Neill

Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Human biology; Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world

Hardback

This book answers all of life's big questions and more. An amazing account of our incredible lives - from insignificant atoms... [more]

$53.95

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Fundamentals of Microbiome Science: How Microbes Shape Animal Biology

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Fundamentals of Microbiome Science: How Microbes Shape Animal Biology

Angela E. Douglas

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical); Microbiology (non-medical); Animal physiology; Animal ecology

Paperback

An essential introduction to microbiome science, a new cutting-edge discipline that is transforming the life sciences This... [more]

$73.00

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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

Paperback

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

$35.00

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Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

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Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken...

Nathan Lents

Anatomy; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

An illuminating, entertaining tour of the physical imperfections, from faulty knees to junk DNA, that make us human - and... [more]

$29.99

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Altered States of Consciousness: Experiences Out of Time and Self

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Altered States of Consciousness: Experiences Out of Time and Self

Marc Wittmann (Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health)

Psychology; States of consciousness; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Neurosciences

Hardback

What altered states of consciousness-the dissolution of feelings of time and self-can tell us about the mystery of consciousness.... [more]

$49.99

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Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are

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Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are

Kevin J. Mitchell

Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; The self, ego, identity, personality; Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); Neurosciences

Hardback

A leading neuroscientist explains why your personal traits are more innate than you think What makes you the way you are-and... [more]

$64.99

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Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

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Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Dean Buonomano

Cognition & cognitive psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Time (chronology), time systems & standards; Neurosciences

Paperback

A neuroscientist investigates how the architecture of the human brain shapes our understanding of the nature of time. [more]

$23.95

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Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World

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Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World

Leonard Mlodinow

Psychology; Neurosciences; Memory improvement & thinking techniques

Paperback

What do Pokemon Go and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein have in common? Why do some businesses survive, and others fail at the... [more]

$35.00

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Embodied Conflict: The Neural Basis of Conflict and Communication

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Embodied Conflict: The Neural Basis of Conflict and Communication

Tim Hicks

Peace studies & conflict resolution; Psychology; Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Neurosciences

Paperback

Our abilities to learn and remember are at the core of consciousness, cognition, and identity, and are based on the fundamental... [more]

$54.99

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Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

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Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

Ben Goldfarb

Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Management of land & natural resources; Conservation of the environment; Wildlife: mammals; Freshwater life

Hardback

Often regarded as pests, beavers are actually ecological Swiss army knives, capable of tackling any landscape problem. [more]

$46.95

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Australian Fish Guide

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Australian Fish Guide

Frank Prokop

Fishes (ichthyology)

Paperback

This totally revised and updated guide covers all Australian fish species. [more]

$29.99

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The Curious Life of Krill: A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World

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The Curious Life of Krill: A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World...

Stephen Nicol

Mathematics & Sciences; Marine biology; Crustaceans; Conservation of wildlife & habitats

Hardback

The world's leading krill scientist takes readers on a journey to discover the biology and unexpected beauty of krill. [more]

$39.99

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The Wisdom of Wolves

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The Wisdom of Wolves

Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour; Zoology: Mammals; Wildlife: mammals

Hardback

From the world-famous couple who lived alongside a wolf pack, this book of inspiration will fascinate animal and nature lovers.... [more]

$44.99

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Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

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Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Jason M. Colby (Associate Professor of History, Associate Professor of History, Unviersity of Victoria)

Mathematics & Sciences; Marine biology; Zoology: Mammals; Biodiversity; Endangered species & extinction of species; Environmental science, engineering & technology

Hardback

Orcas are the most controversial display animal in history. But how did we come to care about them in the first place? Drawing... [more]

$45.95

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Brain Rules for Ageing Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp

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Brain Rules for Ageing Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and...

John Medina

Medicine; Popular science; Neurosciences; Family & health

Paperback

How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can... [more]

$32.99

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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past

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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human...

David Reich

Archaeological methodology & techniques; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome; Early man

Hardback

David Reich describes how the revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep... [more]

$40.95

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Death in the Garden: Poisonous Plants and Their Use Throughout History

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Death in the Garden: Poisonous Plants and Their Use Throughout History

Michael Brown

Botany & plant sciences; Gardening; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Hardback

A detailed account of the medical and spiritual uses of poisonous plants. This book draws upon rare sources when uncovering... [more]

$44.99

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Thinking is Overrated: Empty Brain - Happy Brain

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Thinking is Overrated: Empty Brain - Happy Brain

Niels Birbaumer

Zen Buddhism; Psychology; Neurosciences; Coping with stress; Popular psychology

Paperback

Find the happiness of emptiness.<br /><br />Few things scare us more than... [more]

$27.99

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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 (Institute of Psychiatry)

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

Hardback

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

$51.95

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