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The Origin of Species: and, The Voyage of the Beagle
 

The Origin of Species: and, The Voyage of the Beagle (Paperback)

By Darwin, Charles; Introduction by Padel, Ruth

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When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory sparked a ...

ISBN 9780099519171
Published 2 February 2009 by Vintage
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The Origin of Our Species
 

The Origin of Our Species (Paperback)

By Stringer, Chris

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Do all humans originate from Africa? How did we spread across the globe? Are we separate from Neanderthals, or do some of us actually have their genes? This title tells the story of where we came from, how we lived, how we got here and who we are.

ISBN 9780141037202
Published 16 July 2012 by Penguin
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The Penguin Dictionary of Science

The Penguin Dictionary of Science (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

By Clugston, Mike

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Presents definitions of some 7,000 scientific terms, and gives succinct explanations of fundamental terms (ammonia, base pairing and cell) and specialist concepts (allosteric enzyme, Bravais lattice and close packing). This dictionary also covers individual elements and chemical ...

ISBN 9780141037967
Published 30 April 2009 by Penguin
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Why Can't Kiwis Fly?: And 181 Other Curious Questions About New Zealand's Natural History
 

Why Can't Kiwis Fly?: And 181 Other Curious Questions About New Zealand's Natural History (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Hutching, Gerard

Why did the top fall off Mt Cook? Do male kakapo ever get lonely? Why do sheep like to 'follow the leader'? Are there glaciers in the NorthIsland? What did Maori use for chewing gum? Are there moose in Fiordland? ...and why can't kiwis fly? Why Can't Kiwis Fly? is a succinct, qui ...

ISBN 9780143568698
Published 24 April 2013 by Penguin
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Giant Molecules: From Nylon to Nanotubes
 

Giant Molecules: From Nylon to Nanotubes (Paperback)

By Gratzer, Walter

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Macromolecules are a fascinating group of molecules with some remarkable properties, many of which are only just being discovered and exploited by science. Walter Gratzer explores their history, structure, and properties: from DNA to polymers, to their cutting edge uses in nanoar ...

ISBN 9780199562138
Published 26 May 2011 by Oxford University Press
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Don't Look, Don't Touch: The Science Behind Revulsion

Don't Look, Don't Touch: The Science Behind Revulsion (Hardback)

By Curtis, Valerie

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Disgust, like its much better understood companions fear and love, is a powerful subconscious impulse that influences our behaviour and choices. Valerie Curtis explores its evolutionary origins, and its hidden effects, both negative (such as xenophobia) and positive (health prote ...

ISBN 9780199579488
Published 26 November 2013 by Oxford University Press
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Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat: The Science Behind Drugs in Sport
 

Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat: The Science Behind Drugs in Sport (Hardback)

By Cooper, Chris

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Sportsmen and women achieve extraordinary feats through hard work and natural talent. But some do use drugs to push the body further. How do the drugs work? Do they work? Is it possible to test for them? Chris Cooper explains the biochemistry, revealing how people cheat now, and ...

ISBN 9780199581467
Published 1 May 2012 by Oxford University Press
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Galileo
 

Galileo (Paperback)

By Heilbron, John L.

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Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with the Catholic church. John Heilbron's wonderfully rounded new biography presents a multi-talented but diffi ...

ISBN 9780199655984
Published 26 September 2012 by Oxford University Press
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The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen
 

The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen (Paperback)

By Cox, Brian; Forshaw, Jeff

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What is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good? This title gives us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up t ...

ISBN 9780241952702
Published 3 August 2012 by Penguin
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Moon: A Brief History
 

Moon: A Brief History (Hardback)

By Brunner, Bernd

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Offers a perspective on such age-old questions as 'What would Earth be like without the moon?' Drawing on materials from different cultures and epochs, the author walks readers down a moonlit path illuminated by more than seventy-five vintage photographs and illustrations.

ISBN 9780300152128
Published 21 February 2011 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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