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            On The Origin of Species

            On The Origin of Species (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Radeva, Sabina

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            The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species; this accessible work brings evolution to the younger generation through stylish illustrations and a simple, easy-to-understand text. On The Origin of Species has been the definitive explanation of... the theory of evolution since it was first published in 1859. Now molecular biologist and illustrator Sabina Radeva unites her two passions to create a 48-page retelling of this seminal text. Pulling together Darwin's observations from his travels around the world and his groundbreaking - and controversial - explanation of how species form, develop and change over hundreds of thousands of years, On The Origin of Species is as relevant and important now as it ever was.
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            ISBN 9780141388502
            Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress

            Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress (Hardback)

            By Ryan, Christopher

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            The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which progress has perverted the way people live: how they eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die.

            ISBN 9781451659108
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Deep History Of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

            The Deep History Of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains (Hardback)

            By LeDoux, Joseph

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            A leading neuroscientist offers a history of the evolution of the brain from unicellular organisms to the complexity of animals and human beings today.

            ISBN 9780735223837
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Prentice Hall
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            Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it

            Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it (Paperback)

            By Saini, Angela

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            From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.

            ISBN 9780008172039
            Released NZ 8 Mar 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-And the New Research That's Rewriting the Story
             

            Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-And the New Research That's Rewriting the Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Saini, Angela

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            What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knew For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subserv...ient. No less a scientist than Charles Darwin asserted that women were at a lower stage of evolution, and for decades, scientists--most of them male, of course--claimed to find evidence to support this. Whether looking at intelligence or emotion, cognition or behavior, science has continued to tell us that men and women are fundamentally different. Biologists claim that women are better suited to raising families or are, more gently, uniquely empathetic. Men, on the other hand, continue to be described as excelling at tasks that require logic, spatial reasoning, and motor skills. But a huge wave of research is now revealing an alternative version of what we thought we knew. The new woman revealed by this scientific data is as strong, strategic, and smart as anyone else. In Inferior, acclaimed science writer Angela Saini weaves together a fascinating--and sorely necessary--new science of women. As Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science's failure to understand women, she finds that we're still living with the legacy of an establishment that's just beginning to recover from centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice. Sexist assumptions are stubbornly persistent: even in recent years, researchers have insisted that women are choosy and monogamous while men are naturally promiscuous, or that the way men's and women's brains are wired confirms long-discredited gender stereotypes. As Saini reveals, however, groundbreaking research is finally rediscovering women's bodies and minds. Inferior investigates the gender wars in biology, psychology, and anthropology, and delves into cutting-edge scientific studies to uncover a fascinating new portrait of women's brains, bodies, and role i
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            ISBN 9780807010037
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2018
            Publisher Beacon Press
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            Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals
             

            Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals (Hardback)

            By Safina, Carl

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              2 Jul 20

            We tend to think of culture as being exclusively human, but do animals have it too?

            ISBN 9781786077240
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
             

            Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (Hardback)

            By Shubin, Neil

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            Is life on earth an accident, or was it inevitable?

            ISBN 9781786078018
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Making Eden: How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet
             

            Making Eden: How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet (Hardback)

            By Beerling, David

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            Plants are absolutely fundamental to the functioning of life on earth. But how did the earliest plants first emerge from water and conquer the continents? Using the latest research, David Beerling tells their evolutionary story. And, as we face catastrophic loss of biodiversity, ...he highlights the profound effect they have on ecosystems and climate.
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            ISBN 9780198798309
            Released NZ 11 Apr 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            California's Amazing Geology
             

            California's Amazing Geology (Paperback)

            By Prothero, Donald R.

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            California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States. It is the only state with all three types of plate boundaries, an extraordinary history of earthquakes and volcanoes, and it has many rocks and minerals found nowhere else. The Golden State inclu...des both the highest and lowest point in the continental US and practically every conceivable geological feature known. This book discusses not only the important geologic features of each region in California, but also the complex geologic four-dimensional puzzle of how California was assembled, beginning over 2 billion years ago. The author provides up-to-date and authoritative review of the geology and geomorphology of each geologic province, as well as recent revelations of tectonic history of California's past. There are separate chapters on some of California's distinctive geologic resources, including gold, oil, water, coastlines, and fossils. An introductory section describes basic rock and mineral types and fundamental aspects of plate tectonics, so that students and other readers can make sense of the bizarre, wild, and crazy jigsaw puzzle that is California's geological history.
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            ISBN 9780367872007
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Transcendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time
             

            Transcendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time (Hardback)

            By Vince, Gaia

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            What enabled humans to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? How did bands of hunter-gatherers evolve into multinational empires? In Transcendence, Vince argues that modern humans are the product of a nuanced coevolution of their genes, environment, and culture that goes bac...k into deep time.
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            ISBN 9780465094905
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Basic Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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