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  • The Sixth Extinction by Kolbert
    The Sixth Extinction (English, Paperback) Kolbert

    Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. ...

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  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
    The Power of Habit (English, Paperback) Charles Duhigg

    From Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to Martin Luther King Jr., from the CEO of Starbucks to the locker rooms of the NFL, Duhigg explores the incredible results of keystone habits, and how they can make all the difference between billions and millions, failure and success - or even life and death.

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  • Biocentrism by Robert Lanza
    Biocentrism (English, Paperback) Robert Lanza, Bob Berman

    Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world?a US News & World Report cover story called him a ?genius? and a ?renegade thinker,? even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, towards doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universe's genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocentrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe?our own?from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the reader's ideas of life?time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.

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  • How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum
    How to Give Up Plastic (Hardback) Will McCallum

    Plastic is everywhere - from the deepest canyons in the ocean to the frozen Arctic tundra. 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals; by 2050 there is likely to be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can you make a difference?...

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  • Our Human Story by Louise Humphrey
    Our Human Story (English, Paperback) Louise Humphrey, Chris Stringer

    Our Human Story is a guide to our fossil relatives, from what may be the earliest hominins such as Sahelanthropus, dating back six to seven million years, through to our own species, Homo sapiens.

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  • The Psychopath Inside by James H. Fallon
    The Psychopath Inside (English, Paperback) James H. Fallon

    For his first 58 years, James Fallon was by all appearances a normal man. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he'd been raised in a loving family, married his school sweetheart and had three kids and lots of friends. Then he learned a shocking truth that would not only disrupt his personal and professional life, but would lead him to question the very nature of his own identity. While...

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  • The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger
    The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy (English, Paperback) Blaine T. Bettinger

    Unlock the secrets in your DNA!

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  • The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
    The Origin of Species (English, Paperback) Charles Darwin

    Darwin's theory of natural selection is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological inter-relatedness revealing the almost unthinkably complex and mutual inter-dependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment and - by implication - the human world.

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  • Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded) by John Medina
    Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded) (English, Paperback) John Medina

    "Includes link to 'Brain Rules' film"--Cover.

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  • The Story of the Human Body by Daniel Lieberman
    The Story of the Human Body (Paperback) Daniel Lieberman

    Shows how we need to change our world to fit our hunter-gatherer bodies. This book of popular science explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. It asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history - both ancient and recent - can help us evaluate how we use our bodies.

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  • The Systems View of Life by Fritjof Capra
    The Systems View of Life (English, Paperback) Fritjof Capra, Pier Luigi Luisi

    The first volume to integrate life's biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions into a single, coherent framework.

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  • The Cosmic Hologram by Jude Currivan
    The Cosmic Hologram (English, Paperback) Jude Currivan

    How holographic patterns of information underlie our physical reality

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  • The Kew Plant Glossary by Henk J. Beentje
    The Kew Plant Glossary (English, Paperback) Henk J. Beentje

    This plant glossary includes all descriptive terms used in floras, plant field guides and monographs. In this second edition 4,500 botanical terms are described with accompanying illustrations, including a new section on vegetation terms and an updated colour section.

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  • The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
    The Brain That Changes Itself (English, Paperback) Norman Doidge

    Introduces us to the stories of the brain science and the discipline of 'neuroplasticity'. This title allows you to meet the stroke victim who unable to feed or dress himself learned to move and talk again, and the maverick scientists over turning centuries of assumptions about the brain and it's capacity for renewal.

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  • The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen W. Porges
    The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory (English, Paperback) Stephen W. Porges

    Bridging the gap between research, science and the therapy room.

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  • The Buzz about Bees by Jurgen Tautz
    The Buzz about Bees (English, Hardback) Jurgen Tautz, Helga R. Heilmann

    With spectacularly beautiful colour photographs, this easily understandable text tells the story of honeybees in a new perspective. Based on the latest data, notably from his own research group, Jurgen Tautz provides a wonderful insight into the realm of bees.

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  • Genetics for Dummies, 2nd Edition by Tara Rodden Robinson
    Genetics for Dummies, 2nd Edition (English, Paperback) Tara Rodden Robinson

    A plain-English guide to genetics Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recent discoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage of this rapidly advancing field.

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  • Botany in a Day by Thomas J Elpel
    Botany in a Day (English, Paperback) Thomas J Elpel

    Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns. Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these patterns, and discover them again and again in the plants you encounter. It is possible to instantly recognize a plant never before seen, and in many cases, to know its edible or medicinal properties on the spot-even before you have identified it down to the species!

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  • Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin
    Your Inner Fish (Paperback) Neil Shubin

    Tells the story of how one creature's journey out of the water made the human body what it is today - and one man's voyage of discovery in search of our origins. This book reveals the secrets of our biology: why if we want to understand our limbs we should take a close look at Tiktaalik, the first fish capable of doing a push-up.

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  • Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
    Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness (Paperback) Susannah Cahalan

    Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out.

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