Biology & life sciences

    Art of Rearing Silk-Worms

    By Vincenzo Dandolo

    Paperback £25.46

    This 1825 translation was published as part of a project to introduce the culture of silkworms into Britain.

    Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds

    By Lars Svensson

    Hardback £137.46

    This definitive new handbook is set to become the standard photographic reference for this region. No birders' shelf will be complete without it.

    Understanding Animal Behaviour

    By Rory Putman

    Paperback £13.85

    A highly readable and accessible introduction to current knowledge about the way animals behave. Comprehensive and authoritative. Beautifully illustrated throughout by wildlife artist Catherine Putman.

    Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

    By Dennis Sherwood

    Paperback £42.06

    Thermodynamics is fundamental to university curricula in chemistry, physics, engineering and many life sciences. It is also notoriously difficult for students to understand, learn and apply. This book explains the fundamental concepts with great clarity, and shows how they can be applied to a variety of chemical and life science...

    Genius Within

    By David Adam

    Hardback £12.65

    You could be a genius . . . Award-winning science writer reveals how frontier neuroscience can enhance your intelligence - making you smarter, sharper and brighter than you ever thought you could be.

    Arctic Charr in the Lochs of Scotland

    By Colin Adams

    Paperback £42.95

    The Arctic Charr is a fish of wild places. It is the fish that is capable of thriving in the harsh conditions found in the fresh waters of the far north where no other fish can. Its toughness in these extreme environments, its stunning beautiful colours (more usually...

    Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe

    By Louisa Preston

    Paperback £8.45

    'Highly recommended' Financial Times Today we know of only a single planet that hosts life: the Earth. But across a Universe of at least 100 billion possibly habitable worlds, surely our planet isn't the only one that, like the porridge Goldilocks sought, is just right for life? Astrobiologists search the...

    Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia

    Hardback £37.65

    People with mirror-touch synaesthesia feel a physical sense of touch on their own bodies when they witness touch to other people and often to objects. This book brings together essays and conversations by prominent neuroscientists, anthropologists, artists, art theorists, curators, film theorists, and philosophers, to explore this phenomenon.

    Runaway Species

    By David Eagleman

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    A powerful exploration of human creativity from the international bestselling author of The Brain; 'the hottest thing in neuroscience' - The Times

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

    By Jonathan Balcombe

    Paperback £8.45

    `Balcombe vividly shows that fish have feelings and deserve consideration and protection like other sentient beings' - His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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