In this collision between art and science, history and pop culture, acclaimed art historian Angus Trumble examines the finger from every possible angle. His inquiries into its representation in art take us from Buddhist statues in Kyoto to the ceiling of the Sistine Chap... read more
2010. First Australian edition. A near fine copy only marked by light age tanning to the edges of the text block. The d/w is fine.
Our world is far richer than previously conceived, yet so ravaged by human activity that half its species could be gone by the end of the present century. These two contrasting themes - unexpected magnificence and underestimated peril - have originated during the past two d... read more
2003. A paperback copy in near fine condition.
|Author:||Gary B. Meisner|
The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book--with layflat dimensions that closely approxima... read more
2010. A near fine copy only marked by a previuous owners details to the front free endpaper. The d/w is fine.
|Reading Level:||very good|
Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, h... read more
2009. A trade paperback copy in fine condition.
An all-in-one illustrated guide to human anatomy with encyclopedic coverage from bones and muscles to systems and processes.
This in-depth manual to the human body's physical structure, chemical workings, and potential problems is a must-have reference to help furt... read more
1975, First edition. A very good copy with light foxing to the top edge and endpapers. The d/w is unclipped and fair with some edge wear and sunfading to the spine.
|Awards:||Winner of Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2010.|
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - become one of the most important tools in modern medicine. Tak... read more
2010. A trade paperback copy in near fine condition. Light age tanning to the edges.
|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Winner of Costa Biography Award 2015.|
The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world--and in the process created... read more
The Kitchen Science Cookbook is a beautifully crafted recipe book with a unique twist- each recipe is a science experiment that you can do at home, using the everyday ingredients you'll find in your kitchen. No need to be a science expert - these easy-to-follow recipes ... read more
Long before GPS, Google Earth, and global transit, humans traveled vast distances using only environmental clues and simple instruments. John Huth asks what is lost when modern technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way. Encyclopedic in brea... read more
2013. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy only marked by a previous owners details to the front free endpaper. The d/w is fine and unclipped.
Doctors Chiappe and Dingus led the research team which, on a field trip to the Patagonian desert in South America in 1997, came across an extraordinary palaeontological coup: the discovery of a kind of dinosaur maternity ward, a field of eggs 80 million years old, some of w... read more
2002. A near fine, unmarked copy.