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Biology, life sciences

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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson

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

Paperback

A superb natural and cultural history of bees - the only such book to celebrate their full diversity. [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

Hardback

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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Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America

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Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America

Erika Lorraine Milam

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; History of science; Evolution

Hardback

After World War II, the question of how to define a universal human nature took on new urgency. Creatures of Cain charts the... [more]

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End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals

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End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest...

Ross D. E. MacPhee

Mathematics & Sciences; Zoology: Mammals; Palaeontology; Environmental science, engineering & technology

Hardback

The fascinating lives and puzzling demise of some of the largest animals on earth. [more]

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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

Hardback

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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The Equations of Life: The Hidden Rules Shaping Evolution

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The Equations of Life: The Hidden Rules Shaping Evolution

Charles Cockell

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics; Biology, life sciences

Paperback

Britain's foremost astrobiologist offers an accessible and game-changing account of why life is like it is [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

Paperback

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

Hardback

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

How Plants Work is a fascinating enquiry into, and celebration of, the rich complexity of plant life. [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

Paperback

Synopsis coming soon....... [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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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior

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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence...

Stefano Mancuso

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Botany & plant sciences

Hardback

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$45.00

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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, 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]

$37.95

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Robert M. Sapolsky

Psychological theory & schools of thought; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2017 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY'Awe-inspiring... You will learn... [more]

$24.99

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The Brain: A User's Guide

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The Brain: A User's Guide

New Scientist

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Hardback

Everything you need to know about your brain: an eye-opening, illustrated handbook. [more]

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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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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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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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