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  • The Selfish Gene
    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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  • Biocentrism
    Biocentrism (English, Paperback) Bob Berman, Robert Lanza

    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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  • Against the Grain
    Against the Grain (English, Hardback) James C. Scott

    An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative

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  • Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness
    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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  • The Anatomy of Violence
    The Anatomy of Violence (Paperback) Adrian Raine

    Are some criminals born, not made? What causes violence and how can we treat it? This book introduces readers to new ways of looking at these age-old questions. Drawing on the scientific research, it explains what it reveals about the brains of murderers, psychopaths and serial killers.

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  • The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
    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 Brain That Changes Itself
    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 Power of Habit
    The Power of Habit (English, Paperback) Charles Duhigg

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

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  • What is Life?
    What is Life? (English, Paperback) Addy Pross

    Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrodinger posed a profound question: 'What is life, and how did it emerge from non-life?' Scientists have puzzled over it ever since. Addy Pross uses insights from the new field of systems chemistry to show how chemistry can become biology, and that Darwinian evolution is the expression of a deeper physical principle.

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  • The Story of Life: Evolution (Extended Edition)
    The Story of Life: Evolution (Extended Edition) (Hardback) Katie Scott, Ruth Symons

    This new extended edition of Story of Life is the perfect gift for those with a love of the natural world. Wander the galleries - open 365 days a year - and discover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, accompanied by informative text. Each chapter features key species from a different geological era with fantastic new artwork from Katie Scott.

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

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

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  • Genetics for Dummies, 2nd Edition
    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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  • Biomechanics For Dummies
    Biomechanics For Dummies (English, Paperback) Steve McCaw

    A thorough explanation of the tenets of biomechanics At once a basic and applied science, biomechanics focuses on the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine the motions of living organisms. Biomechanics for Dummies examines the relationship between biological and mechanical worlds.

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  • Power, Sex, Suicide
    Power, Sex, Suicide (English, Paperback) Nick Lane

    Mitochondria are tiny structures within all our cells, believed to have once evolved from bacteria living independent lives. Drawing on cutting edge research, this book explores the fundamental role they play in some of the biggest themes in biology: evolution, the origin of the sexes, in growth, ageing, disease, and in death.

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  • Life Ascending
    Life Ascending (English, Paperback) Nick Lane

    Describes the ten greatest inventions of life, including DNA, sex, sight and consciousness, based on their historical impact, role in living organisms and relevance to controversies. This book explains how these findings have come about, and the extent to which they can be relied upon.

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  • Oxygen
    Oxygen (English, Paperback) Nick Lane

    Oxygen is the engine of life and evolution. This book explores the impact that oxygen has had on Earth, and the history of life. Explaining the rise of animals and plants, the origin of two sexes, and the evolution of ageing and death, it offers fresh perspectives on our own lives, explaining why we age and what we can do about it.

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  • Evolution The Human Story
    Evolution The Human Story (Hardback) Dr. Alice Roberts

    Lets you come face to face with our ancestors and travel back 8 million years. This title takes you on a journey to discover how our species has developed from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. It documents the story of evolution in visual detail. It profiles every human ancestor from Ardipithecus ramidus to Homo neanderthalensis.

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  • The Human Brain Coloring Book
    The Human Brain Coloring Book (English, Paperback) Marion C. Diamond, Arnold B. Scheibel

    The Human Brain Coloring Book provides a means of learning about the structure and function of the human brain, through a process of coloring-by-directions (directed coloring).

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  • The Psychopath Inside
    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 Cosmic Serpent
    The Cosmic Serpent (Paperback) Jeremy Narby

    A fascinating and unique anthropological study.

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