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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author answers what makes a metal 'rare' and explains why some of the scarcest metals on the planet have become essential in recent years. 270 pages, notes, index.
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Adventures in Memory

by Hilde Ostby & Lyva Ostby

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9781771646178
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The authors interweave history, research, and exceptional personal stories, taking readers on an exploration of the evolving understanding of the science of memory from the Renaissance discovery of the hippocampus up to the present day. 302 pages, notes.
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Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

by Antonio Damasio

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2012-03-06
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9780307474957
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author has spent 30 years researching how the brain works, here he rejects the long-standing idea that consciousness is somehow separate from the body, and presents compelling new scientific evidence that posity an evolutionary perspective. His view entails a radical change in the way the history of the conscious mind is viewed and told, suggesting that… Read more
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Conceptual Revolutions

by Paul Thagard

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1992
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9780691087450
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author draws on history and philosophy of science, cognitive psychology, and the field of artificial intelligence to develop a theory of conceptual change capable of accounting for all major scientific revolutions. 286 pages, references , index.
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Where Do Camels Belong?: Why Invasive Species Aren't All Bad

by Ken Thompson

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2014-09
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9781771640961
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author put forward an array of nnarratives to explore what he sees as the crucial question - why only a minority of introduced species succeed, and why so few of the go on to cause trouble. He also discusses whether our fears could be getting in the way of conserving biodiversity and responding to climate change. 262… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the story of Seymour Benzer, the Brooklyn-born maverick scientist whose studies of genetics and experiments with fruit fly genes have help revolutionize our knowledge of the connections between DNA and behavior - both animal and human. 300 pages, notes, index.
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Ingenious Pursuits; Building the Scientific Revolution

by Lisa Jardine

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1999
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9780965011525
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Condition: clean copy. Content: A study of European scientific advances of the 17th and early 18th centuries, which demonstrates that the pursuit of knowledge occurs not in isolation, but rather in the interplay and frequent cutthroat competition between creative minds. The great thinkers of that extraordinary age, including Newton, Kepler, and Wren, are show in the context in which they… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In this book, the author, a renowned paleontologist, explores how a single unit of pock, located in the west of Canada, and known as the Burgess Shale, has placed the history of life in a new set of contexts and so by implication has shed new light on our place in the scheme of evolution. He takes… Read more
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The Spectrum of Atomic Hydrogen

by G W Series

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1957
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book describes the successive formulations of quantum theory and shows how closely they have been linked with the experimental study of the hydrogen spectrum. 88 pages, references and author index.
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Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?

by Martin Gardner

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October 2001
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9780393322385
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author muses on topics as diverse as numerology, New Age anthropology, and a US senator's obsession with UFO's, as he mines America's seemingly inexhaustible appetite for bad science. The author's funny, brilliantly unsettling exposes of reflexology and urine therapy should be required reading for anyone tempted by medical ideas that are a bit too 'alternative.' 334 pages,… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is about more than the idea of evolution by natural selection. It is about Britain and natural history, impassioned beliefs and ideological struggles. It is a very human book about the Englishness of evolutionary theory and the lives and personalities of those who made it. 390 pages, notes, bibliography, index.
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Darwin's Cathedral Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society

by David Sloan Wilson

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June 1, 2002
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9780226901343
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author joins evolution and religion, in the process proposing an evolutionary theory of religion that shakes both biology and social theory at their foundations. The key is to think of society as an organism, an old idea that has received new life based on recent developments in evolutionary biology. 268 pages, notes, bibliography, index.
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Condition: clean copy. Content: According to the model of 'Inference to the Best Explanation,' we infer the hypothesis that would, if correct, provide the best explanation of the available evidence. In this book the author gives this important and influential model the detailed development and assessment it deserves. 194 pages, bibliography, index.
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In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

by Eric R. Kandel

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2006-03
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9780393058635
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Charting the intellectual history of the emerging biology of mind, the author explains the revolutionary landmarks of modern biology and illuminates how behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology have converged into a powerful new science of the mind. 510 pages, glossary, notes and sources, index.
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What Makes Us Moral? Crossing the Boundaries of Biology

by Neil Levy

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August 25, 2004
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9781851683413
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Balancing the legitimate claims of the scientific world with the analytic approach of a moral philosopher this book provides a derailed picture of human nature in the 21st century. A compelling story, it weaves together everything from Darwin's earth-scattering discoveries to the latest theories of Dawkins, Ridley and Pinker, providing a full and balanced overview of… Read more
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The Face in the Mirror The Search for the Origins of Consciousness

by Julian Keenan; Gordon G. Gallup

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July 1, 2003
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9780060012793
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Condition: clean copy. Content:This book plunges the reader into the forefront of the debate on consciousness in humans and primates. From animals who share our ability for self-recognition, to the development of self-awareness in children, to case studies of patients who no longer recognize who they are. The author examines some of the latest evidence in the fields of neurology, psychology,… Read more
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The Monk in the Garden

by Robin Marantz Henig

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May 2000
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9780395977651
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Condition: clean copy. Content:The author has crafted a suspenseful, elegant, and richly detailed narrative that fully evokes Mendel's life and work and the fate of his ideas as they their perilous way toward the light of day. 292 pages, notes, selected reading list, index.
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Of Moths and Men:

by Judith Hooper

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November 17, 2003
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9780393325256
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author uncovers the intellectual rivalries, petty jealousies, and flawed science behind one of the most famous experiments in evolutionary biology. Bernard Kettlewell's 1953 experiment on the peppered moths of England made him a media star on the order of Jonas Salk - but also an unlikely tragic hero. As Hooper recounts in this rolicking scientific dtectives… Read more
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The Immense Journey

by Loren Eiseley

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Published
January 12, 1959
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9780394701578
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Condition: clean copy, name of previous owner upper right first page, some wear on cover. Content In an unusual blend of scientific knowledge and imaginative vision the author tells the story of man. Anthropologist and naturalist, he reveals life's' endless mysteries in his own experiences, departing from their immediacy into meditations on the long past, wondering - intimate with nature -… Read more
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The Invisible World

by Loren Eiseley

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1970
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Condition: clean copy. Content: "He was one of the very first scientists to proclaim publicly that mankind must reinsert itself into nature. His words created a new kind of poetical literature based on objective scientific knowledge and his warning helped start a new social movement. As the seers of the axial religion did 2000 year ago, he is teaching our generation… Read more
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