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Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

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Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies...

Linda Geddes (Features Editor)

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Solar system: the Sun & planets; Biology, life sciences; Popular medicine & health

Hardback

Our ancestors constructed vast monuments like Stonehenge and Pyramids of Egypt and Central America to keep track of the sun... [more]

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The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management

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The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management

Pat Hutchings, Michael Kingsford, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Mathematics & Sciences; Marine biology

Hardback

Describes the animals, plants and other organisms of the reef, and the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence... [more]

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The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture

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The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture

Emanuele Coccia

Philosophy; Botany & plant sciences; The environment

Paperback

We barely talk about them and seldom know their names. Philosophy has always overlooked them; even biology considers them... [more]

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Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Muller

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Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Muller

David A. West

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Life sciences: general issues; Evolution

Paperback

Fritz Muller (1821-1897), though not as well known as his colleague Charles Darwin, belongs in the cohort of great nineteenth-century... [more]

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Australian Forest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification

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Australian Forest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification

Morris Lake

Botany & plant sciences; Forests, rainforests

Hardback

A comprehensive guide to 130 of the most significant Australian forest trees and their wood. [more]

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Moonstruck: How lunar cycles affect life

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Moonstruck: How lunar cycles affect life

Ernest Naylor

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Marine biology

Paperback

Compared to well established circadian rhythms, scientific evidence for biological clocks linked to the Moon has only recently... [more]

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Birds of Thailand

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Birds of Thailand

Michael Webster

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Paperback

A neat series of truly portable guides designed for the nature-loving traveler. [more]

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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves

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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves

Eric R. Kandel

Psychology; Popular science; Neurosciences; Popular psychology

Paperback

A fascinating new popular science book by a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist that explains how disordering of the brain... [more]

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Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

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Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Historiography; Social & cultural anthropology; Physical anthropology & ethnography; Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere

Paperback

This is the road from climate change to primate change. [more]

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Darwin: The Man, his great voyage, and his Theory of Evoluti

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Darwin: The Man, his great voyage, and his Theory of Evoluti

Dr John van Wyhe

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Diaries, letters & journals; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Hardback

Over 160 stunning images and illustrations are included within Darwin, ranging from personal diary entries (such as those... [more]

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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

Paperback

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

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Papa Goose: One Year, Seven Goslings, and the Flight of My Life

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Papa Goose: One Year, Seven Goslings, and the Flight of My Life

Michael Quetting

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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Michael Quetting is exhausted and covered in goose shit... [more]

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Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

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Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives...

Mark A. Miodownik

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Materials science

Paperback

A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you- but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you?... [more]

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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]

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Why the Wheel Is Round: Muscles, Technology, and How We Make Things Move

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Why the Wheel Is Round: Muscles, Technology, and How We Make Things Move...

Steven Vogel

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Human biology; Technology: general issues

Paperback

A book about how people and machines work together, and how we design machines to replicate and amplify what we can do ourselves.... [more]

$44.99

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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]

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The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

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The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

Jurgen Tautz, Diedrich Steen

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

Paperback

An insightful look inside the life of a hive and the bees that make it a home. [more]

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Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence   A Complete Guide to the Groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness Meditation Practice

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Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence A Complete Guide to the Groundbreaking...

Daniel Siegel

Psychology; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Neurosciences; Popular psychology; Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation

Paperback

This ground-breaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering,... [more]

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Night Parrot: Australia's Most Elusive Bird

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Night Parrot: Australia's Most Elusive Bird

Penny Olsen

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Paperback

The competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the Night Parrot and its followers. [more]

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Australia's Amazing Whales and Dolphins

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Australia's Amazing Whales and Dolphins

Marine biology; Children's & Educational; Nature, the natural world (Children's&YA); Wildlife (Children's&YA)

Hardback

Featuring detailed illustrations of the whales and dolphins that call Australia home, this amazing book will profile key species,... [more]

$19.95

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Genetic Ethics: An Introduction

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Genetic Ethics: An Introduction

Colin Farrelly

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Genetics (non-medical)

Paperback

In this deftly written book, philosopher Colin Farrelly contemplates the various ethical and social quandaries raised by the... [more]

$35.95

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Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

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Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

Lisa Margonelli

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

Hardback

The bug to save the millennium? [more]

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Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

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Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

Venki Ramakrishnan

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Molecular biology; Cellular biology (cytology)

Hardback

The thrilling story of how scientists unlocked a new window onto how life works [more]

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Improbable Destinies: How Predictable is Evolution?

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Improbable Destinies: How Predictable is Evolution?

Jonathan Losos

Mathematics & Sciences; Probability & statistics; Popular science; Evolution

Paperback

The natural world is full of fascinating instances of convergence- phenomena like eyes and wings and tree-climbing lizards... [more]

$22.99

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The Great Cactus War: true story of the greatest plant invasion in human history

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The Great Cactus War: true story of the greatest plant invasion in human...

Terry Domico

Archaeology; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Biology, life sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Applied ecology

Paperback

True story of the greatest plant invasion in human history [more]

$63.95

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