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  • Unbound

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

    by Tom Gjelten and 1 more

    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

    by Chris Stringer

    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

  • The Story of the Human Body

    Evolution, Health and Disease

    by Daniel Lieberman

    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

    $10.88 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

    $20.89 AUD

  • Kindred

    Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

    by Rebecca Wragg Sykes

    '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 the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD

  • Lucy's Legacy

    The Quest for Human Origins

    by Dr. Donald Johanson and 1 more

    “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

    $19.68 AUD

  • Trilobite! (Text Only)

    by Richard Fortey

    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

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

    by Richard Fortey

    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

  • Homo Britannicus

    The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain

    by Chris Stringer

    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

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

  • 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

    $11.32 AUD

  • Bones of Contention: Inside the Struggle to Unearth the Great Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Discovery

    by Leslie Anthony

    In 2007, a massive, concentrated deposit of dinosaur fossils, some of theoldest ever found, were discovered in the mountain ridges of northernBritish Columbia, near an old coal mining town. The site contained thelargest number of tyrannosaur teeth ever found with another species, anunfortunate lambeousaur who¹d been scavenged by a pack of hyena-likejuvenile predators millions of years ago. The ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Dinosaurs Without Bones

    Dinosaur Lives Revealed by Their Trace Fossils

    by Anthony J. Martin

    “[Bubbling] over with the joy of scientific discovery. . . . Great fun for anyone looking to revive their childhood dinosaur obsessions.” —Publishers Weekly, starred reviewWhat if we woke up one morning all of the dinosaur bones in the world were gone? How would we know these iconic animals had a 165-million year history on earth, and had adapted to all land-based environments from pole to pole? ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum (Text Only)

    by Richard Fortey

    This edition does not include illustrations.‘Dry Store Room No. 1’ is an intimate biography of the Natural History Museum, celebrating the eccentric personalities who have peopled it and capturing the wonders of scientific endeavour, academic rigour and imagination.Behind the public façade of any great museum there lies a secret domain: one of unseen galleries, locked doors, priceless specimens ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Top 10 Dinosaurs of 2014

    The 10 Biggest Dinosaur Discoveries of 2014: An I Know Dino Book

    by Sabrina Ricci

    series Top 10 Dinosaurs
    “The water is murky. Sand and grit stir it up, making it difficult for the giant predator with the 6-foot-tall sail on his back to see. He lowers his mouth into the water, his high nostrils allowing him to breathe easily while the pits on his snout feel for pressure and sense for fish swimming nearby.Nothing moves, or at least nothing worth attempting to catch. The large theropod—Spinosaurus—wades ... Read more

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  • Spying on Whales: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Largest Animals

    by Nick Pyenson

    Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. We have hunted them for thousands of years and scratched their icons into our mythologies. They simultaneously fill us with waves of terror, awe and affection – yet we know hardly anything about them.Whales tend to only enter our awareness when they die, struck by a ship or stranded in the surf ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science

    by Jeff Meldrum

    In this landmark work on a subject too often dismissed as paranormal or disreputable, Jeff Meldrum gives us the first book on sasquatch to be written by a scientist with impeccable academic credentials, an objective look at the facts in a field mined with hoaxes and sensationalism.Meldrum reports on the work of a team of experts from a wide variety of fields who were assembled to examine the ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • The Tyrannosaur Chronicles

    The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs

    by David Hone

    'Gripping and wonderfully informative' Tom Holland, New StatesmanAdored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic Park. But despite the hype, Tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs are fascinating animals in their own ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt

    by William Nothdurft and 1 more

    The date is January 11, 1911. A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence of early mammals. In this, he will be disappointed ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • Ancient Bones

    unearthing the astonishing, new story of how we became human

    by Madelaine Böhme and 3 more

    A leading palaeontologist discovers the missing link in human evolution.Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine Böhme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined: the fossilised bones of Danuvius guggenmosi ignite a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies our knowledge of human history. His nearly twelve-million-year-old ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • The Fossil Hunter

    Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World

    by Shelley Emling

    series MacSci
    At a time when women were excluded from science, a young girl made a discovery that marked the birth of paleontology and continues to feed the debate about evolution to this day.Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton--of an ichthyosaur--while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. Until Mary's incredible discovery, it was ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • Pterosaurs

    Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy

    by Mark P. Witton

    The most authoritative illustrated book on flying reptiles availableFor 150 million years, the skies didn't belong to birds—they belonged to the pterosaurs. These flying reptiles, which include the pterodactyls, shared the world with the nonavian dinosaurs until their extinction 65 million years ago. Some pterosaurs, such as the giant azhdarchids, were the largest flying animals of all time, with ... Read more

    $44.87 AUD

  • Forerunners of Mammals

    Radiation • Histology • Biology

    by Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan and 13 more

    series Life of the Past
    About 320 million years ago a group of reptiles known as the synapsids emerged and forever changed Earth's ecological landscapes. This book discusses the origin and radiation of the synapsids from their sail-backed pelycosaur ancestor to their diverse descendants, the therapsids or mammal-like reptiles, that eventually gave rise to mammals. It further showcases the remarkable evolutionary history ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD