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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]

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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]

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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]

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A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven

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A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven

Joe Shute

Cultural studies; Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Hardback

For millennia, we have tried to explain ourselves using the raven as a symbol. It occupies a unique place in British history... [more]

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DNA: The Secret of Life, Fully Revised and Updated

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DNA: The Secret of Life, Fully Revised and Updated

James Watson

Mathematics & Sciences; Biology, life sciences

Paperback

Along with Francis Crick, James Watson was the discoverer of the double helix structure of the DNA molecule, realising both... [more]

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Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

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Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

Emma Byrne

Language: history & general works; linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

Entertaining and thought-provoking.... Byrne's enthusiasm for her esoteric subject is contagious, damn it. -Melissa Dahl,... [more]

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Far from Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds

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Far from Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds

Michael Brooke

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

Hardback

The lives and activities of seabirds as you've never seen them before.<br... [more]

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The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past

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The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past...

Walter Scheidel

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Environmental archaeology; History of science; Biology, life sciences; Global warming

Hardback

This groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming... [more]

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Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

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Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

G. W. H. Davison

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Paperback

This compact and easy-to-use bird identification guide covers more than 250 species, and each bird description is supported... [more]

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Birds of Java, Sumatra and Bali

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Birds of Java, Sumatra and Bali

Tony Tilford

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Paperback

This text is a compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide suitable for any birdwatcher visiting the Indonesian islands... [more]

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Crow

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Crow

Boria Sax

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

Paperback

A classic account of the crow, now available in B-format paperback. Boria Sax looks at the crow in myth, literature and life,... [more]

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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

Jonathan Balcombe

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour; Fishes (ichthyology)

Paperback

`Balcombe vividly shows that fish have feelings and deserve consideration and protection like other sentient beings' - His... [more]

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Oceans: Science and Solutions for Australia

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Oceans: Science and Solutions for Australia

Bruce Mapstone

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Hydrobiology; The environment; Management of land & natural resources; Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

Paperback

The latest scientific knowledge from CSIRO and other agencies to describe what we know about our oceans. [more]

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Lake Eyre Basin Rivers: Environmental, Social and Economic Importance

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Lake Eyre Basin Rivers: Environmental, Social and Economic Importance

Richard Kingsford

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

Paperback

Outlines the environmental, social and economic values of the rivers from a diverse range of perspectives. [more]

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Know Thyself: The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge

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Know Thyself: The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge

Mitchell S. Green

Philosophy; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Philosophy of mind; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology); Social, group or collective psychology; Neurosciences

Paperback

Know Thyself: The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge takes the reader on tour of the nature, value, and limits of self-knowledge.... [more]

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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar

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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar

Matt Simon

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Paperback

An absurdist, comical romp through evolution's weirdest solutions to nature's problems. [more]

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The Rise of Yeast: How the sugar fungus shaped civilisation

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The Rise of Yeast: How the sugar fungus shaped civilisation

Nicholas P. Money

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Molecular biology; Mycology, fungi (non-medical); Genetic engineering

Hardback

Yeast is humankind's favourite microbe, our partner in brewing, baking, and winemaking. Nicholas P. Money tells the story... [more]

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Birds New to Science: Fifty Years of Avian Discoveries

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Birds New to Science: Fifty Years of Avian Discoveries

David Brewer

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

Hardback

Amazing as it might sound, ornithologists are still discovering, on average, five or six species of birds that are completely... [more]

$79.99

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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

Adam Rutherford

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

Paperback

A dazzling tour of the latest genetic discoveries which are blurring the boundaries between science and history - 'Brilliant,... [more]

$22.99

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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses

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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses

Daniel Chamovitz

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Botany & plant sciences

Paperback

A captivating journey into the inner lives of plants - from the colours they see to the schedules they keep How does a Venus... [more]

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life...

Ed Yong

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Microbiology (non-medical); Human biology

Paperback

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017THE NEW YORK... [more]

$22.99

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Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

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Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

Rob DeSalle

Psychology; Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Popular science; Neurosciences; Human biology

Hardback

A lively and unconventional exploration of our senses, how they work, what is revealed when they don't, and how they connect... [more]

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Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear

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Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear

Blake Chapman

Service industries; Personal & public health; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Popular science; Zoology & animal sciences

Paperback

Explore the science, psychological impacts and public perceptions of shark attacks. [more]

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World

Michael Lewis

Business & Economics; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

'There are geniuses who work on their own. Together, we are exceptional.' Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn... [more]

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The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World

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The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World

David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

A powerful exploration of human creativity from the international bestselling author of The Brain; 'the hottest thing in neuroscience'... [more]

$32.99

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