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  • SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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      The Knowledge: Stargazing.

      The Knowledge: Stargazing.

      The author is a space scientist so is well-equipped to provide an overview of the universe as we see and know it today. She describes what can be seen with the naked eye as well as with specialist equipment. Easy to read, a nice start to learning about...

      Was: $19.99
      Now: $9.95
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      The Edge of Physics: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology.

      The Edge of Physics: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology.

      He provides a geographical romp through many of the remote astronomical observatories dotted across the world from Hawaii to Antarctica. Along the way he gives an account of the physics involved in the questions and quests facing modern cosmologists and...

      Was: $58.95
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      What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins.

      What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins.

      He gives a voice to fish, explaining what the world looks like to them, and how they perceive, feel, and experience their universe. He explores whether fish are individual beings whose lives have intrinsic value. They ÔÉhave feelings and deserve...

      Was: $26.99
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      The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World.

      The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World.

      Over 60 scientists share their knowledge of the natural world in seven sections, including Origins, Evolution, Biogeography and Environments, Animal Behaviour, and Global Warming. They address a broad range of questions, such as: Were the dinosaurs warm...

      Was: $55.00
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      The Nature of Sex: The Ins and Outs of Mating in the Animal Kingdom.

      The Nature of Sex: The Ins and Outs of Mating in the Animal Kingdom.

      Thought about sex today? Of course you have! It's about the most natural thing any animal can do. But have you ever wondered how human sex compares to that of other beasts? It's far from merely inserting part A into slot B. The sex lives of our animal...

      Was: $60.00
      Now: $9.95
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      Campbell's Weather Compendium.

      Campbell's Weather Compendium.

      How big was the largest-known snowflake? What is the speed of a falling raindrop? How many people survive being struck by lightning? And where is the windiest place on the planet? This miscellany of meteorological trivia is interspersed with...

      Was: $24.99
      Now: $7.95
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      Clean Energy, Climate and Carbon.

      Clean Energy, Climate and Carbon.

      It contributes to the debate on climate change by discussing clean energy technologies in Australia and elsewhere, and presenting many facts and much information. The discussion on clean energy focuses on one of the least known but very significant clean...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Seashores: An Ecological Guide.

      Seashores: An Ecological Guide.

      A detailed examination of the features which define the sea coast and the various types of ecosystems found along the seashoreÑwith more than 400 photographs of rocky shores, sand and mud, estuaries, salt marsh, sand dunes, shingle and plankton. ...

      Was: $60.00
      Now: $9.95
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      The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life.

      The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life.

      This revised edition is co-authored with Yan Wong. It is just under 800 pages yet it is an inventive look at evolution, as seen from the point of view of homo sapiens travelling backwards in time, back to the dawn of life. Each time the route of...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Australian Natural History Series: Kangaroos.

      Australian Natural History Series: Kangaroos.

      Explains what kangaroos are, lists the types of kangaroos, discusses their population structure, dispersal and mortality, their social organisation, reproductive biology, life history, their feeding habits and water use, the role of their fur, and...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $9.95
    • The Birds of CITES and How to Identify Them.

      The Birds of CITES and How to Identify Them.

      CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, was founded in 1973. This describes and illustrates birds throughout the world which are threatened with depletion in numbers, or even with extinction. In doing so it not only provides...

      Now: $24.95
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      Galapagos Diary: A Complete Guide to the Archipelago's Birdlife.

      Galapagos Diary: A Complete Guide to the Archipelago's Birdlife.

      Tours the islands to discover the wide range of habitats and wildlife to be found, describing the strange behaviour and breeding strategies in words, illustrations, and photographs. It encompasses a detailed field guide with vibrant and informative...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $12.95
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      The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters.

      The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters.

      Whether we want to improve education or cut crime, to enhance public health or to generate clean energy, we need the experimental methods of science - the best tool humanity has yet developed for working out what works. Here Mark Henderson explains why...

      Was: $54.99
      Now: $12.95
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      Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time.

      Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time.

      Her memoir describes what old-age feels like for those who have arrived there and looks over a lifetime of reading and writing during the Second World War, post-war penny-pinching Britain, the Suez crisis, the Cold War, and up to the present day. Elegant...

      Was: $35.00
      Now: $12.95
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      The Incredible Sea.

      The Incredible Sea.

      The Atlantic, the Red Sea, the Caribbean, the South Pacific - here are all the oceans in all colours and aspects. Clear tropical waters, turbulent open seas, immense plains of water seen from space, magical icy polar oceans and delicate and frothy...

      Was: $29.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Panda: Back from the Brink.

      Panda: Back from the Brink.

      The iconic giant panda is unique (it has no immediately close relative in the animal world) and is still endangered. This spectacular celebration of our best-loved bear combines the expertise of the foremost panda specialists with an extraordinary...

      Was: $79.95
      Now: $12.95
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      Deep-Sky Companions: Southern Gems.

      Deep-Sky Companions: Southern Gems.

      He presents a superb list of 120 deep-sky objects for Southern Hemisphere stargazers to observe. All are visible through small to moderate sized telescopes under dark skies. It features an assortment of bright and dark nebulae, planetary nebulae, open...

      Was: $86.95
      Now: $19.95
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      Desert Channels: The Impulse to Conserve.

      Desert Channels: The Impulse to Conserve.

      The Desert Channels region is the north-east part of the Lake Eyre Basin in far western Queensland. It extends from Camoweel in the north-west to Torrens Creek in the north-east; Tambo, Windorah and Eromanga fall within the regional area further south...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Wetland Habitats: A Practical Guide to Restoration and Management.

      Wetland Habitats: A Practical Guide to Restoration and Management.

      This is a practical manual that seeks to put developments in the field of wetland restoration and conservation of diverse animal species into plain English. It describes a range of potential problems encountered during restoration efforts and approaches...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $9.95