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  • Unbound

    How Eight Technologies Made Us Human and Brought Our World to the Brink

    Like Guns, Germs, and Steel, a work of breathtaking sweep and originality that reinterprets the human story.Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time, eight key technologies gradually freed us from the limitations of our animal ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Origin of Our Species

    In this ground-breaking book Chris Stringer sets out to answer all the big questions in the debate about our origins. How can we define modern humans, and how can we recognise our beginnings in the fossil and archaeological record? How can we accurately date fossils, including ones beyond the range of radiocarbon dating? What do the genetic data really tell us? Were our origins solely in Africa? ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Chocolate Wars: From Cadbury to Kraft: 200 years of Sweet Success and Bitter Rivalry

    The delicious true story of the early chocolate pioneers by the award-winning writer, and direct descendant of the famous chocolate dynasty, Deborah CadburyIn 'Chocolate Wars' bestselling historian and award-winning documentary maker Deborah Cadbury takes a journey into her own family history to uncover the rivalries that have driven 250 years of chocolate empire-building.Beginning with an account ... Read more

    $11.99 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 Secret Life of Bones

    Their Origins, Evolution and Fate

    by Brian Switek ...
    Bone is a marvel, an adaptable and resilient building material developed over 500 million years of evolutionary history. It has manifested itself in wings, sails, horns, armour, and an even greater array of appendages since the time of its origin. In dinosaur fossils, skeletons are biological time capsules that tell us of lives we’ll never see in the flesh. Inherited from a common fishy ancestor, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Kindred

    Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

    ** WINNER OF THE PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE 2021 **'Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox'Important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity.' Yuval Noah HarariKindred is the definitive guide to the Neanderthals. Since their discovery more than 160 years ago, Neanderthals have metamorphosed from th... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Otherlands

    A World in the Making - A Sunday Times bestseller

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERTHE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING - HIGHLY COMMENDEDLONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION'The best book on the history of life on Earth I have ever read' Tom Holland'Epically cinematic... A book of almost unimaginable riches' Sunday TimesThis is the past as we've never seen it before.Otherlands is an ep... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Earth: An Intimate History (Text Only)

    This ebook edition does not include illustrations.‘The Earth is a true delight: full of awe-inspiring details… it blends travel, history, reportage and science to creat an unforgettable picture of our ancient earth.’ Sunday TimesThe face of the Earth, criss-crossed by chains of mountains like the scars of old wounds has changed constantly over billions of years, and the testament of the remote ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Escaping from Eden

    Does Genesis Teach that the Human Race was Created by God or Engineered by ETs?

    by Paul Wallis ...
    The familiar stories of the book of Genesis affirm that God made the universe, planet earth, and you and me. However, various anomalies in the text clue us that we are not reading the original version of these stories. So what were the original narratives and what did they say about who we are and where we all came from? What was the earlier story of human origins, almost obliterated from the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The First Human

    by Ann Gibbons ...
    In this dynamic account, award-winning science writer Ann Gibbons chronicles an extraordinary quest to answer the most primal of questions: When and where was the dawn of humankind?Following four intensely competitive international teams of scientists in a heated race to find the “missing link”–the fossil of the earliest human ancestor–Gibbons ventures to Africa, where she encounters a fascinating ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Fossil Men

    The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind

    "Riveting. ... Pattison's uncanny ability [is] to write evocatively about science. ... In this, he is every bit as good as the best scientist writers." —New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)"Brilliant. ... A work of staggering depth." —Minneapolis Star TribuneA decade in the making, Fossil Men is a scientific detective story played out in anatomy and the natural history of the human... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Lying Stones Of Marrakech

    Penultimate Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould's writing remains the modern standard by which popular science writing is judged. Ever since the late 1970s up until till his death in 2002, his monthly essay in Natural History and his full-length books bridged the yawning gap between science and wider culture.In this fascinating new collection of essays from Natural History, Gould applied biographical perspectives to the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Trilobite! (Text Only)

    This ebook edition does not include illustrations.‘In Richard Fortey’s capable hands the humble grey trilobite has been transformed into the E.T. of the Lower Palaeozoic – a remarkable and fascinating book.’ SIMON WINCHESTERRichard Fortey is one of Britain’s leading popular scientists. Life: An Unauthorised Biography, was short-listed for the Rhone Poulenc prize and has been reprinted five times. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Lucy's Legacy

    The Quest for Human Origins

    “Lucy is a 3.2-million-year-old skeleton who has become the spokeswoman for human evolution. She is perhaps the best known and most studied fossil hominid of the twentieth century, the benchmark by which other discoveries of human ancestors are judged.”*–*From Lucy’s LegacyIn his New York Times bestseller, Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind, renowned paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson told the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Scars of Eden

    Has humanity confused the idea of God with memories of ET contact?

    by Paul Wallis ...
    'Exciting. I absolutely recommend The Scars of Eden.' Erich Von DanikenFrom the author of the bestselling ESCAPING FROM EDEN. Do our world mythologies convey our ancestors' ideas about God? Or are they in reality ancestral memories of extra-terrestrial contact? How do ancient stories of contact, adaptation and abduction relate to people's experiences around the world today? The Scars of Eden will ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Survivors: The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind (Text Only)

    This ebook edition does not include illustrations.An awe-inspiring journey through the eons and across the globe, in search of visible traces of evolution in the living creatures which have survived from earlier times and whose stories speak to us of seminal events in the history of life.The history of life on Earth is far older – and far odder – than many of us realise. In ‘Survivors’, acclaimed ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Life: an Unauthorized Biography (Text Only)

    This ebook edition does not include illustrations.A magisterial exploration of the natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on and in the earth, by one of Britain’s most dazzling science writers.What do any of us know about the history of our planet before the arrival of man? Most of us have a dim impression of a swirling mass of dust solidifying to form a volcanic globe, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Complete Dinosaur

    series Life of the Past
    A new edition of the illustrated compendium that is “a gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts” (Science).What do we know about dinosaurs, and how do we know it? How did they grow, move, eat, and reproduce? Were they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? How intelligent were they? How are the various groups of dinosaurs related to each other, and to other kinds of living and extinct vertebrates? What can the ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • After the Dinosaurs

    The Age of Mammals

    A fascinating study of the thousands of new animal species that walked in the footsteps of the dinosaurs—and the climate changes that brought them forth.The fascinating group of animals called dinosaurs became extinct some 65 million years ago (except for their feathered descendants). In their place evolved an enormous variety of land creatures, especially mammals, which in their way were every ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Homo Britannicus

    The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain

    HOMO BRITANNICUS tells the epic history of life in Britain, from man’s very first footsteps to the present day. Drawing on all the latest evidence and techniques of investigation, Chris Stringer describes times when Britain was so tropical that man lived alongside hippos and sabre tooth tiger, times so cold we shared this land with reindeer and mammoth, and times colder still when we were forced ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 50+ Easy to Make Paleo Recipes for Healthy Weight Management

    paleo diet, paleo cookbook, paleo recipes, paleo for beginners, paleo slow cooker, paleo approach, #1

    by L.W. Wilson ...
    Book 1 - paleo diet, paleo cookbook, paleo recipes, paleo for beginners, paleo slow cooker, paleo approach
    Discover How to Follow the Paleo Diet Fast and Easily with over 50 GREAT Recipes!Pick up this bestseller for less than a cup of coffee! Read it on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or ebook device.You're about to be shown the best tasting and simple Paleo recipes that have been proven to help manage weight efficiently. This book contains over 50 mouth watering recipes that will not only taste ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Rise and Reign of the Mammals

    A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us

    The passing of the age of the dinosaurs allowed mammals to become ascendant. But mammals have a much deeper history. They – or, more precisely, we – originated around the same time as the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago; mammal roots lie even further back, some 325 million years.Over these immense stretches of geological time, mammals developed their trademark features: hair, keen senses of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The World Before Us

    How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins

    by Tom Higham ...
    'The who, what, where, when and how of human evolution, from one of the world's experts on the dating of prehistoric fossils' Steve Brusatte, author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs'Fascinating and entertaining. If you read one book on human origins, this should be it' Ian Morris, author of Why the West Rules - For Now50,000 years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world. There ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Leviathan

    by Philip Hoare ...
    This edition does not include illustrations.The story of a man’s obsession with whales, which takes him on a personal, historical and biographical journey – from his childhood to his fascination with Moby-Dick and his excursions whale-watching.All his life, Philip Hoare has been obsessed by whales, from the gigantic skeletons in London’s Natural History Museum to adult encounters with the wild ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD