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Biology, life sciences

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Reptiles of Victoria: A Guide to Identification and Ecology

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Reptiles of Victoria: A Guide to Identification and Ecology

John Coventry

Reptiles; Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians

Paperback

Illustrated descriptions of the 123 native, introduced and vagrant reptile species in the state. [more]

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Darwin Comes to Town

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Darwin Comes to Town

Menno Schilthuizen

City & town planning - architectural aspects; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

Paperback

Makes you look at the city around you with fresh eyes [more]

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The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living

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The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living...

Brock Bastian

Psychology; Social, group or collective psychology; Psychology: emotions; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

In Western culture, we have become addicted to positivity. We try to eradicate pain through medication and by insulating ourselves... [more]

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Nature's Giants: The Biology and Evolution of the World's Largest Lifeforms

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Nature's Giants: The Biology and Evolution of the World's Largest Lifeforms...

Graeme Ruxton

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Zoology: Mammals; Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world; Wildlife: general interest

Hardback

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the science behind the awe-inspiring giants of past and present [more]

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A World Beyond Physics: The Emergence and Evolution of Life

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A World Beyond Physics: The Emergence and Evolution of Life

Stuart Kauffman

Philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Evolution; Developmental biology

Hardback

Explores the possiblity and process of evolution beyond the standard and established scientific principles. [more]

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The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information are Solving the Mystery of Life

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The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information are Solving the...

Paul Davies

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory); Neurosciences

Paperback

How does life create order from chaos? And just what is life, anyway? Leading physicist Paul Davies argues that to find the... [more]

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The Cradle of Humanity: How the changing landscape of Africa made us so smart

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The Cradle of Humanity: How the changing landscape of Africa made us so...

Mark A. Maslin

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Early man

Paperback

What drove the evolution of humans, with our uniquely big brains? The Cradle of Humanity presents fascinating and controversial... [more]

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The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World

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The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering...

Christopher J. Preston (Professor, University of Montana)

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Evolution

Paperback

Imagining a future in which humans fundamentally reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction,... [more]

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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]

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Conquering Fat Logic: how to overcome what we tell ourselves about diets, weight, and metabolism

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Conquering Fat Logic: how to overcome what we tell ourselves about diets,...

Nadja Hermann

Medicine; Popular science; Human biology; Popular medicine & health; Diets & dieting

Paperback

Why do diets fail? Is it because of genetic disposition? A sluggish metabolism? An underactive thyroid? A behavioural psychologist... [more]

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Making Eden: How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet

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Making Eden: How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet

David Beerling

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Botany & plant sciences

Hardback

Plants are absolutely fundamental to the functioning of life on earth. But how did the earliest plants first emerge from water... [more]

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Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia

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Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia

Gerald R. Allen

Fishes (ichthyology)

Paperback

This phenomenally successful guide to the wealth and variety of fish in Australia's tropical waters - including the Great... [more]

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Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London

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Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London

John Simons

History; Animal behaviour

Paperback

Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London tells the remarkable story of Obaysch the hippopotamus, the first 'star' animal... [more]

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The Accidental Homo Sapiens: Genetics, Behavior, and Free Will

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The Accidental Homo Sapiens: Genetics, Behavior, and Free Will

Ian Tattersall, Robert DeSalle

Anthropology; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Biodiversity

Hardback

What happens now that human population has outpaced biological natural selection? Two leading scientists reveal how we became... [more]

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Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society

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Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society

Nicholas A Christakis

Social theory; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical)

Hardback

An exploration of the biological roots of positive social behavior reveals how human genes have countered violence and self-interest... [more]

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Dragonflies & Damselfies: A natural history

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Dragonflies & Damselfies: A natural history

Dennis Paulson

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

Hardback

This book brings these insects to life. As well as providing a broad introduction... [more]

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Plankton: A Guide to Their Ecology and for Water Quality

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Plankton: A Guide to Their Ecology and for Water Quality

Iain M. Suthers

Ecological science, the Biosphere; Freshwater biology, limnology; Zoology: Invertebrates

Hardback

A fully updated introduction to the biology, ecology and identification of plankton. [more]

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Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor

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Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor

Alan F. Poole (Retired Editor of The Birds of North America Online; Senior Lab Associate, Cornell University)

Mathematics & Sciences; Biology, life sciences

Hardback

This book shows us why. [more]

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How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction

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How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction

Stefan Van der Stigchel (University of Utrecht)

Psychology; Neurosciences

Hardback

How we filter out what is irrelevant so we can focus on what we need to know. [more]

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The Science of Meditation: How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body

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The Science of Meditation: How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body

Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson

Psychology; Popular science; Neurosciences; Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation

Paperback

Drawing on cutting-edge research, friends and Harvard collaborators Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson expertly reveal what... [more]

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The Smart Neanderthal: Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution

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The Smart Neanderthal: Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution...

Clive Finlayson

Archaeology; Anthropology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Early man

Hardback

Evidence that Neanderthals caught birds and used their feathers for decoration, along with recent discoveries of Neanderthal... [more]

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Flora of the Hunter Region: Endemic Trees and Larger Shrubs

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Flora of the Hunter Region: Endemic Trees and Larger Shrubs

Stephen Bell, Christine Rockley, Anne Llewellyn

Botany & plant sciences

Hardback

A botanical identification guide which combines art and science to describe the 54 endemic trees and large shrubs of the Hunter... [more]

$79.99

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Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry

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Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary...

Randolph Nesse

Psychology; Abnormal psychology; Psychology: emotions; Psychiatry; Evolution; Human biology

Hardback

With his classic book Why We Get Sick, Randolph Nesse established the field of evolutionary medicine. Now he returns with... [more]

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The Wolf Within: The Astonishing Evolution of the Wolf into Man's Best Friend

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The Wolf Within: The Astonishing Evolution of the Wolf into Man's Best Friend...

Bryan Sykes

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

Paperback

The genetic history of the dog is a sensational example of the co-evolution of two species, man and wolf, to each other's... [more]

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Guide to Venomous and Medically Important Invertebrates

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Guide to Venomous and Medically Important Invertebrates

David Bowles, James Swaby, Harold Harlan

Personal & public health; Zoology: Invertebrates

Paperback

An illustrated guide to aid identification, provide protection measures and guidance on treatment. [more]

$59.99

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