A fully updated edition of one of the most original accounts of evolution ever written, featuring new fractal diagrams, six new 'tales' and the latest scientific developments. THE ANCESTOR'S TALE is a dazzling, four-billion-year pilgrimage to th... read more

The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life
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1972. First edition. A very good copy. No d/w.

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Behind every disease is a story, a complex narrative woven of multiple threads, from the natural history of the disease, to the tale of its discovery and its place in history.   But what is vital in all of this is how the diseas... read more

The Atlas of Disease: Epidemics, Outbreaks and Contagion in 50 Maps
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Until now, popular science has relegated the atom to a supporting role in defining the different chemical elements of the periodic table. This bold new title places its subject center stage, shining the spotlight directly onto the struct... read more

The Atom: The Building Block of Everything
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Richard Dawkins's brilliant and controversial book has become a landmark account. Here he vividly demonstrates that evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind yet essentially non-random process discovered by Darwin - is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do we exist?

1991. A very good copy.

The Blind Watchmaker
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Considers the functioning of the body as a subject of private experience. In this title, the author explores the elaborate social process of 'falling ill', considers the physical foundations of 'dis-ease' and looks at the types of individuals man has historically attributed with the power of healing.

1982, Reprint. A very good copy marked by some foxing.

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Outlines the startling advances in molecular biology that have brought mankind to the threshold of a profound new awareness. This understanding will reach fruition through the recently launched Human Genome Project which will eventual... read more

1994. First edition. A very good copy only marked by light spotting to the top edge and some previous owner doodles to the title page. The d/w is unclipped and good.

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In Richard Mabey's characteristically lyrical and informative tone, The Cabaret of Plants explores plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken that cliched but real human emotion of wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, scien... read more

The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination
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1973, First edition. A very good copy only marked by light rubbing to the board edges, browning to the top edge and faint flyleaf shadows to the endpapers. The d/w is unclipped and very good with light edge wear only.

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The Descent of the Child tells the story of the development of a human child from the moment of insemination to puberty. In the process, Morgan develops a stunning theory of the origins of human intelligence, arguing that our cap... read more

1995. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine, unclipped d/w.

The Descent of the Child - Human Evolution from a New Perspective
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Our timeless Lord of Science, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, is back - in this, his 37th book. Once again, The Doctor's mission has been to interpret the beauty and the mystery of the scientific world around us - alerting us to the complexities and conundrums of the everyday. He transcends histor... read more

The Doctor
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One of Britain's foremost astrobiologists offers an accessible and game-changing account of life on Earth.
Why do gazelles have legs and not wheels? Why is all life based on carbon rather than silicon? And beyond Earth, would life - if ... read more

The Equations of Life - The Hidden Rules Shaping Evolution
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