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Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything

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Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything...

Helen Scales

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Marine biology; Fishes (ichthyology); Wildlife: aquatic creatures

Paperback

'Scales's genuine appreciation and awe for fish are contagious.' Science 'Delightful' New Scientist Seventy per cent... [more]

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Eyes to See: The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature

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Eyes to See: The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature

Michael Land

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal physiology; The natural world, country life & pets

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The spectacular capacity to see the world around them has evolved in many different ways among animals. From scallops and... [more]

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Meet Your Bacteria

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Meet Your Bacteria

Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple

Medical microbiology & virology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences; Popular medicine & health; Women's health

Paperback

Introducing the hidden communities that live in your gut and other organs. [more]

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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

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

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How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories

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How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories...

Alex Rosenberg

History; History: theory & methods; Psychology; Neurosciences

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Why we learn the wrong things from narrative history, and how our love for stories is hard-wired. [more]

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The Third Lens: Metaphor and the Creation of Modern Cell Biology

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The Third Lens: Metaphor and the Creation of Modern Cell Biology

Andrew S. Reynolds

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; History of science; Cellular biology (cytology)

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An analysis of the role of metaphor in shaping the work and findings of science, using cell biology as the central case study.... [more]

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Across the Bridge: Understanding the Origin of the Vertebrates

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Across the Bridge: Understanding the Origin of the Vertebrates

Henry Gee

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Zoology & animal sciences; Palaeontology

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This is Nature editor Henry Gee's magnum opus, a major account of the development of vertebrates. [more]

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Do Robots Make Love?: From AI to Immortality - Understanding Transhumanism in 12 Questions

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Do Robots Make Love?: From AI to Immortality - Understanding Transhumanism...

Laurent Alexandre, Jean-Michel Besnier

Philosophy; Life sciences: general issues; Robotics; Artificial intelligence

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Through 12 thought-provoking questions, a philosopher and a scientist explore the real-world ramifications of transhumanism... [more]

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How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future

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How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots...

David Hu

Mathematics & Sciences; Biology, life sciences; Zoology & animal sciences; Animal physiology; Mechanical engineering & materials; Robotics

Hardback

Discovering the secrets of animal movement and what they can teach us Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim.... [more]

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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

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

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Why?: What Makes Us Curious

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Why?: What Makes Us Curious

Mario Livio

Psychology; Cognition & cognitive psychology; The self, ego, identity, personality; Educational psychology; Biology, life sciences

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Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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How Plants Work: Form, Diversity, Survival

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How Plants Work: Form, Diversity, Survival

Stephen Blackmore

Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Mycology, fungi (non-medical); Plant ecology; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Hardback

A large-format, heavily illustrated look at the wide adaptability and rich diversity of the plant kingdom All the plants... [more]

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You: A Natural History

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You: A Natural History

William B. Irvine

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe; Life sciences: general issues; Human biology

Hardback

Offers a multi-disciplinary investigation of your hyper-extended family tree, going all the way back to the Big Bang. [more]

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Lamarck's Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution's Past and Present

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Lamarck's Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding...

Peter Ward

Mathematics & Sciences; Biology, life sciences; Evolution

Hardback

Epigenetics upends natural selection and genetic mutation as the sole engines of evolution. Darwinian evolution is based on... [more]

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Innumerable Insects: The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth

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Innumerable Insects: The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on...

Michael S. Engel

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

Hardback

This is the fascinating story of the world's most numerous creatures, illustrated by stunning images from the American Museum... [more]

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia

Harold G. Cogger

Animal ecology; Amphibians; Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians

Hardback

Includes detailed descriptions, distribution maps and photographs of over 1200 species. [more]

$160.00

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Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with CRISPR-Cas9

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Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with CRISPR-Cas9

Jim Kozubek

Medical ethics & professional conduct; Biomedical engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Genetics (non-medical); Genetic engineering

Paperback

This book tells the dramatic story of Crispr and the potential impact of this gene-editing technology. [more]

$33.95

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Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

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Music, evolution, and the harmony of souls

Alan R. Harvey (Emeritus Professor, The University of Western Australia)

Music; Theory of music & musicology; Social, group or collective psychology; Evolution; Neurosciences

Paperback

'Music, Evolution, and the Harmony of Souls' demonstrates the evolutionary sociobiological importance of music as a driver... [more]

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Your Superstar Brain: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Mind

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Your Superstar Brain: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Mind

Kaja Nordengen

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences; Popular psychology

Paperback

A short popular science book about how the brain works [more]

$29.99

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Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth

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Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth

Rob Wesson

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

Paperback

An acclaimed geologist leads the reader on an adventure through the landscape that absorbed and inspired Charles Darwin. [more]

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Life's Vital Link: The astonishing role of the placenta

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Life's Vital Link: The astonishing role of the placenta

Y. W. Loke

Reproductive medicine; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Developmental biology

Paperback

How does the foetus - a foreign body - survive inside the mother? The placenta is the extraordinary organ that allows this... [more]

$22.95

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Consciousness Demystified

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Consciousness Demystified

Todd E. Feinberg (Chief, Beth Israel Medical Center), Jon M. Mallatt (Associate Professor, Washington State University)

Philosophy; Drug-induced states; Neurosciences

Hardback

Demystifying consciousness: how subjective experience can be explained by natural brain and evolutionary processes. [more]

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Owls of the World

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Owls of the World

Jim Duncan

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Paperback

This beautifully illustrated book on the world's owls explores their behaviour and lifecycle as well as the various owl families,... [more]

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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]

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Birds of Japan

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Birds of Japan

Mark Brazil

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Paperback

Japan is home to a spectacular and diverse range of birds, and this up-to-date text covers the identification, voice, habitat,... [more]

$60.00

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