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  • The Obesity Code

    the bestselling guide to unlocking the secrets of weight loss

    by Dr Jason Fung ...
    series The Obesity Code #1
    We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won’t budge. Why?In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control.He reveals that overproduction ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Ancestor's Tale

    A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

    A fully updated edition of one of the most original accounts of evolution ever written, featuring new fractal diagrams, six new 'tales' and the latest scientific developments.THE ANCESTOR'S TALE is a dazzling, four-billion-year pilgrimage to the origins of life: Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong take us on an exhilarating reverse journey through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Age Proof

    The New Science of Living a Longer and Healthier Life

    Did you know that we can lead longer and healthier lives by making simple changes right now?Professor Rose Anne Kenny has 35 years of experience at the forefront of ageing medicine. In Age Proof, she draws on her own pioneering research and the latest evidence to demystify why we age and shows us that 80% of our ageing biology is within our control: we can not only live longer lives but become ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • The Emperor of All Maladies

    Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2011Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction 2011Shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book PrizeShortlisted for the Duff Cooper PrizeNow, as cancer becomes an ever more universal experience, the need to understand it, and its treatment, has never been more compelling. In this groundbreaking and award-winning account Siddhartha Mukherjee tells the ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • A Series of Fortunate Events

    Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You

    **"Fascinating and exhilarating—Sean B. Carroll at his very best."—Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for OccupantsFrom acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll, a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world**Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? ... Read more

    $29.03 AUD $20.23 AUD

  • Freshwater Ecology

    Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology

    series Aquatic Ecology
    For this second edition of his acclaimed textbook, Walter Dodds is joined by co-author Matt Whiles to expand and improve the coverage of both basic and applied aspects of freshwater ecology. This student introduction has been developed with the addition of new sections and box features which allow the reader access to more detailed material without distracting from the clear descriptions of the ... Read more

    $112.52 AUD

  • Guns, Germs And Steel

    A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

    by Jared Diamond ...
    This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • An Immense World

    How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

    by Ed Yong ...
    The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of an immense world. This book welcomes us into previously unfathomable dimensions - the world as it is truly perceived by other animals.We encounter beetles that are drawn to fires, turtles ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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  • The Body

    A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

    by Bill Bryson ...
    #1 Bestseller in both hardback and paperback: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE_______'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times'It is a feat of narrat... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Gut

    the new and revised Sunday Times bestseller

    by Giulia Enders ...
    Translated by David Shaw ...
    WINNER OF THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BRITISH BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 'BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BOOK'A Sunday Times bestsellerThe key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us.Our gut is almost as important to us as o... ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • Immune

    The new book from Kurzgesagt - a gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system

    **A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller**Out now**: The bestselling book from the creator of the wildly popular science YouTube channel, Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell, a gorgeously** illustrated deep dive into the immune system that will change how you think about your body forever.Please note: the originally supplied fixed format edition of the eBook has now been replaced to address d... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • A Devil's Chaplain

    Selected Writings

    Richard Dawkins is one of the finest minds in science, and in this superb collection of essays and letters, he demonstrates the depth of his knowledge and the rich variety of his interests. Whether he is examining postmodernism or the Human Genome Project, penning a letter to his daughter, or writing a moving eulogy to Douglas Adams and e-mailing Stephen Jay Gould, Dawkins writes with an ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Behave

    The bestselling exploration of why humans behave as they do

    Why do human beings behave as they do?'Awe-inspiring... You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of' Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No HarmWe are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our nature destined to win out over the other?Every act of human behaviour has multiple layers of causation, spiralling back ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • I Contain Multitudes

    The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

    by Ed Yong ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZEYour body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life.In other words, you contain multitudes.They sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour, and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth.In I Contain Multitudes<.. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • What Doesn't Kill Us

    the bestselling guide to transforming your body by unlocking your lost evolutionary strength

    by Scott Carney ...
    What are our bodies really capable of?We like to sit in air-conditioned comfort, yet each year millions of ordinary people train in CrossFit boxes, compete in Tough Mudders, and challenge themselves in Spartan races. They are connecting with their environment and, whether they realise it or not, unlocking their hidden evolutionary potential.No one exemplifies this better than Wim Hof, whose ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Exercised

    The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health

    'Endlessly fascinating and full of surprises. Easily one of my books of the year' BILL BRYSONThe myth-busting science behind our modern attitudes to exercise: what our bodies really need, why it matters, and its effects on health and wellbeing.In industrialized nations, our sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases like diabetes. A key remedy, we are told, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition

    FREEDOM has its own very informative website: visit www.humancondition.comThe fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can't go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we're entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery―the race to find the psychologically relieving understanding of our 'good and evil'-afflicted human ... Read more

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  • A Journey Through Potions and Herbology

    series A Journey Through... #2
    This non-fiction short-form eBook features content which is adapted from the audiobook Harry Potter: A History of Magic - inspired by the British Library exhibition of the same name.Potions have been made for thousands of years - associated with bubbling pots and mysterious ingredients, they have been brewed to make medicines, drugs and poisons. Harry Potter became much better at Potions with a ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Life on the Edge

    The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

    Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? Even in this age of cloning and synthetic biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation?Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Microbiome Solution

    a radical new way to heal your body from the inside out

    The author of Gutbliss and one of today’s preeminent gastroenterologists distils the latest research on the microbiome into a practical program for boosting overall health.The microbiome — the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut — is today’s hottest medical topic. Synthesising the latest findings, Dr Robynne Chutkan explains how the standard Western diet and ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Story of the Human Body

    Evolution, Health and Disease

    Story of the Human Body explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. From an evolutionary perspective, if normal is defined as what most people have done for millions of years, then it's normal to walk and run 9 -15 kilometers a day to hunt and gather fresh food which is high in fibre, low in sugar, and barely processed. It's also normal to spend much of your time nursing, napping, making ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Demon in the Machine

    How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life

    by Paul Davies ...
    **'A gripping new drama in science ... if you want to understand how the concept of life is changing, read this' Professor Andrew Briggs, University of OxfordWhen Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life?**For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Self Comes to Mind

    Constructing the Conscious Brain

    ‘Will give pleasure to anyone interested in original thinking about the brain…Breathtakingly original’ Financial TimesThe trailblazing investigation of a question that has confounded us for centuries: how is consciousness created?In Self Comes to Mind, world-renowned neuroscientist Antonio Damasio goes against the long-standing idea that consciousness is separate from the body, presenting ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Your Inner Fish

    The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor

    by Neil Shubin ...
    Your Inner Fish tells the extraordinary history of the human body and gives answers to some of the questions that only evolution can. Why do we look the way we do? Why are we able to do all the different things we do? And, finally, why do we fall ill in the way that we do? Neil Shubin draws on the latest genetic research and his huge experience as an expeditionary paleontologist to show the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD