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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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  • 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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  • The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin
    The Autistic Brain (English, Paperback) Temple Grandin, Richard Panek

    WINNER OF 'BEST NON FICTION' IN THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2013It's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum but there is far more hope for them today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research.

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  • Genetics by Philip Meneely
    Genetics (English, Paperback) Philip Meneely, Rachel Dawes Hoang

    Genetics: Genes, Genomes, and Evolution presents fundamental principles of genetics and molecular biology from an evolutionary perspective, as informed by genome analysis. Using what has been learned from analyses of bacterial and eukaryotic genomes as its basis, the book unites evolution, genomics, and genetics in one narrative approach.

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  • The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
    The Selfish Gene (English, Paperback) Richard Dawkins

    The 40th anniversary edition of the million copy international bestseller, with a new epilogue from the author. As relevant and influential today as when it was first published, this classic exposition of evolutionary thought, widely hailed for its stylistic brilliance and deep scientific insights, stimulated whole new areas of research.

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  • Remember It!: The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords by Dellis Nelson
    Remember It!: The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords (English, Hardback) Dellis Nelson

    A witty, whimsically illustrated, practical guide to improving your memory in just minutes a day

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  • The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby
    The Cosmic Serpent (English, Paperback) Jeremy Narby

    A fascinating and unique anthropological study.

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  • Ways of Attending by Iain McGilchrist
    Ways of Attending (English, Paperback) Iain McGilchrist

    Attention is not just receptive, but actively creative of the world we inhabit. How we attend makes all the difference to the world we experience. And nowadays in the West we generally attend in a rather unusual way: governed by the narrowly focussed, target-driven left hemisphere of the brain....

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  • The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook by Timothy Utteridge
    The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook (English, Hardback) Timothy Utteridge

    A guide to the commonly encountered and ecologically important plants of the tropics. In this second edition, an additional 17 plant families are described, bringing the total number to 104, all described in detail and richly illustrated showing the important identification characters.

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  • Evolution by Douglas J. Futuyma
    Evolution (English, Paperback) Douglas J. Futuyma, Mark Kirkpatrick

    Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press. ...

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  • First in Fly by Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr
    First in Fly (English, Hardback) Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr

    A single species of fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has been the subject of scientific research for more than one hundred years. Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr explains why this tiny insect merits such intense scrutiny, and how laboratory findings made first in flies have expanded our understanding of human health and disease.

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  • Into the Magic Shop by Director James R Doty
    Into the Magic Shop (English, Paperback) Director James R Doty

    The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the extraordinary things that can happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart...

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  • Mind to Matter by Dawson Church, Ph.D.
    Mind to Matter (English, Hardback) Dawson Church, Ph.D.

    Every creation begins as a thought, from a symphony to a marriage to an ice cream cone to a rocket launch. When we have an intention, a complex chain of events begins in our brains. Thoughts travel as electrical impulses along neural pathways. When neurons fire together they wire together, creating electromagnetic fields. These fields are invisible energy, yet they influence the molecules of...

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  • Evolution by Dr Alice Roberts
    Evolution (English, Hardback) Dr Alice Roberts

    This unrivalled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face to face with your ancient ancestors. Travelling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our species, Homo sapiens, from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. ...

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  • The Nazi Connection by Stefan Kuhl
    The Nazi Connection (English, Paperback) Stefan Kuhl

    Winner of the 1993 Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, The Nazi Connection shows how the Nazis drew upon American eugenic thought, scientific research, and widespread sterilization laws to install their program of eugenics after 1933.

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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 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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  • Eager by Ben Goldfarb
    Eager (English, Hardback) Ben Goldfarb

    Often regarded as pests, beavers are actually ecological Swiss army knives, capable of tackling any landscape problem.

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  • Genetic Mapping in Experimental Populations by J. W. van Ooijen
    Genetic Mapping in Experimental Populations (English, Paperback) J. W. van Ooijen, Johannes Jansen

    This concise introduction to genetic mapping in diploid species teaches the theory behind map construction, explains the computations involved at each stage, and provides exercises and problem-solving tips. It will enable graduate students and researchers in the life sciences to employ methods effectively and to achieve more reliable results.

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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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