Science and the Environment

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Sparrow.

Todd, Kim.

Sparrows are pretty much everywhere, though their recent decline in cities globally remain...

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Penguin.

Martin, Stephen.

People have written for years about the charisma of these birds. They have captured hearts...

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Picture of Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia.

Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia.

Bardes, Charles L.

Modern medicine presents itself as a forward march of rational, scientific progressive enl...

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Picture of Gadget Nation: A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention.

Gadget Nation: A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention.

Greenberg, Steve.

Provides plenty of stories of 'home grown' inventions and their often obsessed creators. S...

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Picture of The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals Collectors and Conservationists.

The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals Collectors and Conservationists.

Laufer, Peter.

His journey into the world of butterfly collecting is 'a true tale of beauty and obsession...

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Picture of The Naked Scientist: The Science of Everyday Life Laid Bare.

The Naked Scientist: The Science of Everyday Life Laid Bare.

Smith, Chris.

Stuffed with eye-opening information taken from scientific reports published throughout th...

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Hyena.

Brottman, Mikita.

It is packed with facts, insights and pictures of this creature that most of us think unlo...

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Picture of Taste Matters: Why We Like the Foods We Do.

Taste Matters: Why We Like the Foods We Do.

Prescott, John.

Some food preferences are puzzling he says, instancing sheep's eyes, tea with yak butter a...

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Picture of The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness.

The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness.

Harman, Oren.

Price was an 'awkward, disturbed and profoundly saint-like scientist', an eccentric Americ...

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Picture of Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are.

Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are.

Seung, Sebastian.

The author believes the biological basis of identity lies in the pattern of connections be...

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Reef and Rainforest.

McCoy, Michael.

A beautiful photographic portrayal of marine and terrestrial life in one of the world's mo...

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Picture of The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures.

The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures.

Anthony, Lawrence and Spence, Graham.

The northern white rhino's last refuge was in an area controlled by the infamous Lord's Re...

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A Discovery of New Worlds.

de Fontenelle, Bernard.

It was published in 1686 and translated into English by Aphra Behn. Over the course of 5 n...

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Picture of The Origin Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide to the 'Origin of Species'.

The Origin Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide to the 'Origin of Species'.

Reznick, David N.

For those about to read the Origin of Species for the first time, or for those about to re...

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Picture of The Neutrino Hunters: The Chase for the Ghost Particle and the Secrets of the Universe.

The Neutrino Hunters: The Chase for the Ghost Particle and the Secrets of the Universe.

Jayawardhana, Ray.

A fascinating, comprehensive look at the monumental efforts to detect the least understood...

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Picture of The Moral Molecule: How Trust Works.

The Moral Molecule: How Trust Works.

Zak, Paul J.

Oxytocin is a hormone that he examines, in particular its influence on close personal rela...

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Picture of The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China's Political Animal.

The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China's Political Animal.

Nicholls, Henry.

Giant pandas were scientifically discovered only 140 years ago. Since then they have conti...

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Picture of Sunflowers: The Secret History: The Unauthorized Biography of the World's Most Beloved Weed.

Sunflowers: The Secret History: The Unauthorized Biography of the World's Most Beloved Weed.

Pappalardo, Joe.

A very entertaining history which details how the plant made its epic journey from the cav...

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