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Human Physiology

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  • The Elements We Live By

    How Iron Helps Us Breathe, Potassium Lets Us See, and Other Surprising Superpowers of the Periodic Table

    by Anja Røyne ...
    WINNER OF THE 2018 BRAGE PRIZE'[T]his lovely book. An enjoyable sweep through topics ranging from respiration to space exploration -solid science presented in an engagingly human way'Andrew Crumey, author of The Great Chain of Unbeing'Perfect popular science . . . not just a well-written story about the elements, but a book about being human in the world today'Åsmund H. Eikenes, author of ... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • 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

  • 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

  • From Lance to Landis

    Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France

    by David Walsh ...
    For eight years, the Tour de France, arguably the world’s most demanding athletic competition, was ruled by two men: Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis. On the surface, they were feature players in one of the great sporting stories of the age–American riders overcoming tremendous odds to dominate a sport that held little previous interest for their countrymen. But is this a true story, or is there a ... Read more

    $15.17 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

  • The Sports Gene

    Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success

    by David Epstein ...
    ‘A wonderful book. Thoughtful…fascinating’ Malcolm GladwellDo you believe some people are born athletes?Is sporting talent innate or something that can be achieved through endurance and practise?In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Masters of the Planet

    The Search for Our Human Origins

    series MacSci
    50,000 years ago – merely a blip in evolutionary time – our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their own precursors had been doing for millions of years. Yet something about our species separated it from the pack, and led to its survival while the rest became extinct. So just what was it that allowed Homo sapiens to become Masters of the ... Read more

    $15.94 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

  • Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be

    by Dave Asprey ...
    Break the rules, not the fast with world-renowned biohacker and New York Times bestselling author Dave Asprey.For more than a decade, the Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey has shared his unique point of view and expertise to help fans become the best versions of themselves. From living longer to getting smarter, maximising performance to practising mindfulness, Dave’s followers look to him for his ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Social Conquest of Earth

    From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career.Where did we come from? What are we? Where are we going? In a generational work of clarity and passion, one of our greatest living scientists directly addresses these three fundamental questions of religion, philosophy, and science while “overturning the famous ... Read more

    $29.91 AUD

  • 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

    by Alanna Collen ...
    Obesity, autism, mental health problems, IBS, allergies, auto-immunity, cancer. Does the answer to the modern epidemic of ‘Western’ diseases lie in our gut?You are 10% human. For every one of your cells, there are nine impostors hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and bone, but also bacteria and fungi. And you are more ‘them’ than you are ‘you’.Your gut alone hosts 100 trillion of them and ... Read more

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  • Last Ape Standing

    The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived

    by Chip Walter ...
    Over the past 150 years scientists have discovered evidence that at least twenty-seven species of humans evolved on planet Earth. These weren't simply variations on apes, but upright-walking humans who lived side by side, competing, cooperating, sometimes even mating with our direct ancestors. Why did the line of ancient humans who eventually evolved into us survive when the others were shown the ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Tell-Tale Brain

    Unlocking the Mystery of Human Nature

    John, aged sixty, suffered a stroke and recovered fully, except in one respect: although he can see perfectly, he can no longer recognise faces, even his own reflection in a mirror.Whenever Francesca touches a particular texture, she experiences a vivid emotion: denim = extreme sadness; wax = embarrassment; orange peel = shock.Jimmie, whose left arm was recently amputated, can still feel it - and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Burn

    The Misunderstood Science of Metabolism

    **'Pontzer's findings have huge implications for our attitudes to exercise, diet and public health' Mark Webster, Sunday TimesA myth-busting tour of the body's hidden foundations from a pioneering evolutionary biologist**'Public health strategies stubbornly cling to the simplistic armchair engineer's view of metabolism, hurting efforts to combat obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Civilized to Death

    The Price of Progress

    The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live—how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die—in this “engaging, extensively documented, well-organized, and thought-provoking” (Booklist) book.Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending—balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How's It Hanging?

    Expert Answers to the Questions Men Don't Always Ask

    by Neil Baum ...
    This book is a great asset to all men who need to make their own health a priority."?Joe Gibbs, NFL Hall of Fame coach and owner of 4x NASCAR champion Joe Gibbs RacingEverything you need to know about men's health in one handy package.In their decades of clinical practice, Dr. Neil Baum and Dr. Scott Miller have treated sexual problems, prostate problems, urinary leakage, pelvic pain, urinary ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Nature via Nurture: Genes, experience and what makes us human

    by Matt Ridley ...
    Acclaimed author Matt Ridley's thrilling follow-up to his bestseller Genome. Armed with the extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, Ridley turns his attention to the nature versus nurture debate to bring the first popular account of the roots of human behaviour.What makes us who we are?In February 2001 it was announced that the genome contains not 100,000 genes as originally expected but ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Journey of Man

    A Genetic Odyssey

    by Spencer Wells ...
    Around 60,000 years ago, a man, identical to us in all important respects, walked the soil of Africa. Every man alive today is descended from him. How did he come to be father to all of us - a real-life Adam? And why do we come in such a huge variety of sizes, shapes, types and races if we all share a single prehistoric ancestor?In this fascinating book, Spencer Wells shows how the truth about our ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Lazarus Effect

    The Science That is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

    by Sam Parnia ...
    · How many minutes can you survive after cardiac arrest?· What do new medical techniques teach us about consciousness?· How will these change our views of who we are?In 2012, two football stars collapsed while playing. Both were technically dead yet, while Fabrice Muamba received hypothermia treatment and recovered, his counterpart in another country did not. In The Lazarus Effect, Dr Sam Parnia, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Book of Humans

    A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War and the Evolution of Us

    *FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED and HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST*WHAT MAKES US HUMAN?Waging war?Sex for pleasure?Creating art?Mastery of fire?In this thrilling tour of the animal kingdom, Adam Rutherford tells the story of how we became the unique creatures we are today. Illuminated by the latest scientific discoveries, THE BOOK OF HUMANS is a dazzling... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

    Evolution and the Making of Us

    by Alice Roberts ...
    'From your brain to your fingertips, you emerge from her book entertained and with a deeper understanding of yourself' Richard Dawkins**'A masterful account of why our bodies are the way they are . . . this book really shines . . . Roberts's lightness of touch is joyous, and celebratory' Observer'Witty, personal and above all informed by passion and deep knowledge, this is the story of you, not ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Breasts

    A Natural and Unnatural History

    Winner, L.A. Times Book Prize, Science & Technolgy, United States, 2012Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the breast is changing. Breasts are getting bigger, arriving earlier and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are stacked against us in the struggle with breast cancer - even among men.What makes breasts so mercurial, ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • 101 Amazing Facts About The Human Body

    In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about the human body. Separated into sections such as the brain, vision, bones and many more you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are working on a human biology project or you just want to know more about how your body works, this is an excellent addition to your bookshelf. ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus