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A Curious Life: One man's path to discovery and the breakthrough that saves thousands of lives

By: Robert Tindle

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press, 2016


One man's path to discovery and the breakthrough that saved thousands of lives. From the slums and religious indoctrination of northern England to front-line research institutions worldwide, stem cell pioneer Robert Tindle's relentless curiosity led him to a remarkable career in fields as disparate as evolutionary biology and immunotherapy for cancer. From years of field work on the Galapagos Islands to pioneering breakthroughs in biomedical research in Australia and the... View more info

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A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary

By: Emma Short and Alex George

Price: $82.95

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press, 2013


Latin is one of two acceptable languages for describing new plants, and taxonomists must be able to translate earlier texts in Latin. Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide. All relevant parts of speech are discussed, with accompanying examples as well as worked exercises for translating diagnoses and descriptions to and from Latin. Guidelines for forming specifi... View more info

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A Short History of Nearly Everything [used book]

By: Bill Bryson

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Black Swan, 2004


Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology... View more info

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Astronomy 2017 Australia: Your Guide to the Night Sky

By: Ken Wallace and Glenn Dawes and Peter Northfield

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Australia, Quasar Publishing, 2016


This annual gem (produced each year since 1991) continues to take the Australian stargazer on a wondrous journey of the night sky. This critically acclaimed work, produced by three well known experts in the field, takes a unique approach to explaining and identifying the Sun, Moon, planets and constellations; it is simply the best publication of its type in the world. View more info

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Astronomy 2018 Australia: Your Guide to the Night Sky

By: Ken Wallace and Glenn Dawes and Peter Northfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Quasar Publishing, 2017


This annual gem (produced each year since 1991) continues to take the Australian stargazer on a wondrous journey of the night sky. This critically acclaimed work, produced by three well known experts in the field, takes a unique approach to explaining and identifying the Sun, Moon, planets and constellations; it is simply the best publication of its type in the world. About the Author: Quasar Publishing consists of the three authors of the yearbooks: Glenn Dawe... View more info

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Atlas of the Southern Night Sky Fourth Edition

By: Steve Massey

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland, 2016

Edition: 4th Edition


If you ever needed a book to help you explore the wonderful night skies from down under, be it Australia, South America, South Africa or New Zealand, this is it! With hundreds of full colour star charts and maps of the Moon and planets of our Solar System, this book will ensure you get the most out of a pair of binoculars or a small telescope from suburban and dark country sky locations. Beautifully illustrated with many tips and advice on how to both understand, obse... View more info

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Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens

By: Eric Grissell

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press, 2010


Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. "Bees, Wasps, and Ants" explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their bi... View more info

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Biozone Year 11 Biology Student Workbook 21e

By: Richard Allan

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Biozone, 2015

Edition: 21st Edition


This edition of the Year 11 Biology Student Workbook continues to develop its successful pedagogical approach with material that emphasises student engagement and a sound understanding of core principles. Engaging, highly visual activities tackle the basics, and then build confidence and deeper understanding by providing ample opportunity for application and critical thinking. A wide variety of questioning techniques and use of real world data provide ample opportu... View more info

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Biozone Year 12 Biology Student Workbook 20e

By: Richard Allan

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Biozone, 2015

Edition: 20th Edition


This edition of the Year 12 Biology Student Workbook continues to develop its successful pedagogical approach with material that emphasises student engagement and a sound understanding of core principles. Engaging, highly visual activities tackle the basics, and then build confidence and deeper understanding by providing ample opportunity for application and critical thinking. A wide variety of questioning techniques and use of real world data provide ample opportu... View more info

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Brain Food: No Artificial Facts or Flavours

By: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan, 2012


National Living Treasure Dr Karl places everyday science under the microscope; gives an insight into your insides; considers the elements of life; talks popcorn and pop stars, missing microbes and teaspoons; and ponders the paradoxical panda all in the name of edifying entertainment.Featuring 16 squared pages crammed full of glorious words and pictures, Brain Food will make you laugh, make you think AND best of all, make youse smarterer! About the Author: Dr Karl Kru... View more info

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Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom

By: Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius

Price: $35.95

Publisher: USA, New Harbinger Publications, 2009


Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces ... View more info

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Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind

By: Joe Dispenza

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Health Communications, 2009


Why do we keep getting the same jobs, taking on the same relationships, and finding ourselves in the same emotional traps? Dr. Joe Dispenza not only teaches why people tend to repeat the same negative behaviours, he shows how readers can release themselves from these patterns of disappointment. With the dynamic combination of science and accessible how?to, Dispenza teaches how to use the most important tool in ones body and life?the brain. Featured in the underground s... View more info

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First Science Library: Animals & Plants: 10 Easy-to-follow Experiments for Learning Fun. Find out About Nature and How Things Live!

By: Wendy Madgwick

Price: $15.95

Publisher: UK, Armadillo Books, 2014


This title features 10 easy-to-follow experiments for learning fun. You can find out about nature and how things live! You can see how worms and snails move about, whether plants eat and drink, how frogs jump, and much more. Lively photographs and illustrations show children carrying out the practical projects in simple stages, making learning accessible and fun. It is ideal for school use by 5- to 7-year-olds, supplementing studies on life processes in the natural world... View more info

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First Science Library: Magnets & Sparks: 16 Easy-to-follow Experiments for Learning Fun. Find out How Electricity and Magnetism Works!

By: Wendy Madgwick

Price: $15.95

Publisher: UK, Armadillo Books, 2014


This title features 16 easy-to-follow experiments for learning fun. You can find out how electricity and magnetism works! You can play a magnetic fishing game, make fancy patterns in iron filings, create a flashing lighthouse, and much more. Lively photographs and illustrations show children carrying out the practical projects in simple stages, making learning accessible and fun. A detailed glossary explains all the science terms used. It is perfect for school use by 5- ... View more info

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First Science Library: Up in the Air: 17 Easy-to-follow Experiments for Learning Fun. Find out About Flight and How Weather Works!

By: Wendy Madgwick

Price: $15.95

Publisher: UK, Armadillo Books, 2014


This title features 17 easy-to-follow experiments for learning fun. You can find out about flight and how weather works! You can test whether air weighs anything, see how the shape of a dart helps it to fly, make a parachute, and much more. Fun photographs and illustrations show youngsters carrying out the practical projects in simple stages, making learning accessible and enjoyable. It is perfect for school use by 5- to 7-year-olds. It contains guidance notes for grown-... View more info