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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, 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]

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Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience

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Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human...

David J. Linden

Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

Hardback

A cutting-edge collection of essays by irreverent neuroscientists explores the quirky and counterintuitive aspects of brain... [more]

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Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create

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Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create

Pascal Boyer

Social & cultural anthropology; Psychology; Social, group or collective psychology; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Evolution

Hardback

A watershed book that masterfully integrates insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and more... [more]

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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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Amazing Arachnids

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Amazing Arachnids

Jillian Cowles

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Arachnids; Insects (entomology); The Earth: natural history general

Hardback

A richly illustrated and up-close look at the secret lives of spiders and other arachnids The American Southwest is home... [more]

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Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

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Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

Clive Gamble, John Gowlett, Robin Dunbar

Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Social & cultural history; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

Paperback

A closer look at social history and the growth of the human brain [more]

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Rocky Outcrops in Australia: Ecology, Conservation and Management

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Rocky Outcrops in Australia: Ecology, Conservation and Management

Damian Michael, David Lindenmayer

Mathematics & Sciences; Animal ecology; Physical geography & topography; Conservation of the environment; Environmental monitoring

Paperback

Discover the incredible biodiversity on rocky outcrops and the importance of conserving these crucial landscape features.... [more]

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Blossoms: And the genes that make them

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Blossoms: And the genes that make them

Maxine Singer

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical); Plant physiology; Plant reproduction & propagation

Hardback

Flowers evolved to attract pollinators, so new generations of plant can form. But how do plants know when to bloom, and how... [more]

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From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

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From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Daniel C. Dennett

Philosophy of mind; Eclectic & esoteric religions & belief systems; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Paperback

What is human consciousness and how is it possible? These questions fascinate thinking people from poets and painters to physicists,... [more]

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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]

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Alexander von Humboldt: And the Botanical Exploration of the Americas

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Alexander von Humboldt: And the Botanical Exploration of the Americas

H. Walter Lack

History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800; Botanical art; Mathematics & Sciences; Botany & plant sciences; Geographical discovery & exploration

Hardback

Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt,... [more]

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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]

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Monitoring Threatened Species and Ecological Communities

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Monitoring Threatened Species and Ecological Communities

Sarah Legge, Natasha Robinson, Benjamin Scheele, David Lindenmayer, Darren Southwell

Society & culture: general; Mathematics & Sciences; Animal ecology; Fishes (ichthyology); Birds (ornithology); The environment

Paperback

Aims to improve the standard of monitoring for Australia's threatened biodiversity. [more]

$69.95

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Finding Einstein's Brain

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Finding Einstein's Brain

Frederick E. Lepore

History of the Americas; History of medicine; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Neurosciences

Hardback

Albert Einstein remains the quintessential icon of modern genius. Following his death in 1955, Einstein's brain was removed... [more]

$42.95

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The Keto Diet: A 60-day protocol to boost your health

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The Keto Diet: A 60-day protocol to boost your health

Scott Gooding

Medicine; Dietetics & nutrition; Carbohydrates; Popular medicine & health; Diets & dieting; Cookery for specific diets & conditions

Paperback

A practical guide to the keto diet, including recipes and inspiration to adopt a new healthy lifestyle. [more]

$29.99

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The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

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The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Robert A. Voeks

Mathematics & Sciences; Botany & plant sciences; Geography; Conservation of the environment

Hardback

Voeks corrects the romantic notion of the jungle as a secret haven of medical bounty, showing how it developed and what the... [more]

$82.00

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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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How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomachs: the hidden influences that shape your eating habits

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How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomachs: the hidden influences...

Melanie Muhl, Diana Von Kopp

Food & society; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Neurosciences; Diets & dieting; Cookery, food & drink

Paperback

From optical illusions, to genes, to the environment - the surprising factors that drive what, when, and how we eat [more]

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I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals

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I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals

Liam Drew

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Zoology: Mammals; Human biology

Paperback

Examines the biology, evolution, and traits of humans, exploring the anatomical and physiological attributes that makes mankind... [more]

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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

Matin Durrani, Liz Kalaugher

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour

Paperback

A captivating introduction to the physics of how animals do what they must do to survive. [more]

$19.99

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Birds of Oman

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Birds of Oman

Jens Eriksen, Richard Porter

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Paperback

With its unique blend of Western Palearctic, Oriental and Afrotropical components, and lying on a migratory crossroads, Oman... [more]

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The Ghosts of Gombe: A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness

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The Ghosts of Gombe: A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness...

Dale Peterson

True stories; Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour; Primates

Hardback

On July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American volunteer at Dr. Jane Goodall's famous chimpanzee research camp in the Gombe... [more]

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Skeletons: The Frame of Life

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Skeletons: The Frame of Life

Jan Zalasiewicz , Mark Williams

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal physiology

Hardback

The evolution of skeletons enabled an unprecedented array of bodies to evolve, from the tiniest seed shrimp to dinosaurs and... [more]

$38.95

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Microbia: A Journey Into the Unseen World Around You

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Microbia: A Journey Into the Unseen World Around You

Eugenia Bone

Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Microbiology (non-medical)

Hardback

Distributed to the trade by Macmillan --Title page verso. [more]

$47.95

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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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