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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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  • 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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  • Gaia
    Gaia (English, Paperback) James Lovelock

    Gaia, in which James Lovelock puts forward his inspirational and controversial idea that the Earth functions as a single organism, with life influencing planetary processes to form a self-regulating system aiding its own survival, is now a classic work that continues to provoke heated scientific debate.

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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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  • Why Evolution is True
    Why Evolution is True (Paperback) Jerry A. Coyne

    Why Evolution is True focuses on the hard evidence that proves evolution by natural selection to be a fact. Weaving together and explaining the latest discoveries and ideas from many disparate areas of modern science, this succinct and important book will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth-and the beauty-of evolution.

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  • The Extended Phenotype
    The Extended Phenotype (English, Paperback) Richard Dawkins

    The 'extended phenotype' is Dawkins' key contribution to the gene's eye view of evolution given in The Selfish Gene. He shows that the influence of genes can extend far beyond the bodies in which they reside, manipulating the environment and the behaviour of other individuals. A worldwide bestseller and a classic work of scientific exposition.

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  • The Emperor's New Mind
    The Emperor's New Mind (English, Paperback) Roger Penrose

    In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine.

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  • Personality
    Personality (English, Paperback) Daniel Nettle

    Why are some people worriers and others wanderers? Why do some seem good at empathizing and others at controlling? Daniel Nettle takes us on a tour through the science of human personality, looking at the latest findings from psychology, brain science, and evolution to explore the mystery of what makes us the way we are.

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  • Brainwashing
    Brainwashing (English, Paperback) Kathleen Taylor

    Bringing together cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience, Kathleen Taylor puts the brain back into brainwashing and shows why understanding this mysterious phenomenon is vitally relevant in the twenty-first century.

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  • The Emerald Planet
    The Emerald Planet (English, Paperback) David Beerling

    The Emerald Planet is the tale of our world's past - and future - as revealed by plants. Over the immensity of geological time, plants have been powerful agents of change, shaping the climate, the planet, and affecting the evolutionary path of all life. Here, David Beerling tells how.

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  • The Quantum Story
    The Quantum Story (English, Paperback) Jim Baggott

    Utterly beautiful. Profoundly disconcerting. Quantum theory is quite simply the most successful account of the physical universe ever devised. The pursuit of its implications has been the driving motivation of physicists for 100 years. Jim Baggott traces the story, the personalities and the rivalries, through 40 turning-point moments.

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  • The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
    The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (English, Paperback) Richard Dawkins

    Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a rich and vibrant anthology celebrating the finest writing by scientists for a wider audience - revealing that the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as they have in the laboratory.

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  • The Quantum Story
    The Quantum Story (English, Hardback) Jim Baggott

    Utterly beautiful. Profoundly disconcerting. Quantum theory is quite simply the most successful account of the physical universe ever devised. The pursuit of its implications has been the driving motivation of physicists for 100 years. Jim Baggott traces the story, the personalities and the rivalries, through 40 turning-point moments.

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  • The Emerald Planet
    The Emerald Planet (English, Hardback) David Beerling

    The Emerald Planet is the tale of our world's past - and future - as revealed by plants. Over the immensity of geological time, plants have been powerful agents of change, shaping the climate, the planet, and affecting the evolutionary path of all life. Here, David Beerling tells how.

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  • Personality
    Personality (English, Hardback) Daniel Nettle

    Why are some people worriers and others wanderers? Why do some seem good at empathizing and others at controlling? Daniel Nettle takes us on a tour through the science of human personality, looking at the latest findings from psychology, brain science, and evolution to explore the mystery of what makes us the way we are.

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  • The Quantum Story
    The Quantum Story (English, Paperback) Jim Baggott

    Utterly beautiful. Profoundly disconcerting. Quantum theory is quite simply the most successful account of the physical universe ever devised. The pursuit of its implications has been the driving motivation of physicists for 100 years. Jim Baggott traces the story, the personalities and the rivalries, through 40 turning-point moments.

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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, tracing the history of life from the very beginning. It explains the rise of animals and plants, the origin of two sexes, and the evolution of ageing and death.

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  • The Emperor's New Mind
    The Emperor's New Mind (English, Paperback) Roger Penrose

    In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating roller-coaster ride through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine.

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  • Brainwashing
    Brainwashing (English, Paperback) Kathleen Taylor

    Bringing together cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience, Kathleen Taylor puts the brain back into brainwashing and shows why understanding this mysterious phenomenon is vitally relevant in the twenty-first century.

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  • Gaia
    Gaia (English, Paperback) James Lovelock

    This classic work is now reissued in new covers with a new Preface by the author. Written for non-scientists, this is an original work in which James Lovelock puts forward his inspirational idea that life on earth functions as a single organism.

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