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              What Is Color?: 50 Questions and Answers on the Science of Color

              What Is Color?: 50 Questions and Answers on the Science of Color (Hardback)

              By Eckstut, Arielle; Eckstut, Joann

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              A comprehensive illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of color Arielle and Joann Eckstut, authors of The Secret Language of Color, offer a thorough, readable, and highly visual exploration of the science of color. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about... color across a variety of fields-physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology-this book examines how and why we see color; how color relates to light; what the real primary colors are; how biology, language, and culture affect the colors that we see; and much more. Full of clear and elegant infographics, What Is Color? is a must-have for artists and designers, scientists, students, and decorators, and anyone else whose work or play involves color.
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              ISBN 9781419734519
              Released AU 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Abrams
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              Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

              Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know (Paperback)

              By Gladwell, Malcolm

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              The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives? ...Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences. No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times.
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              ISBN 9780141988498
              Released AU 19 May 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer

              Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer (Paperback)

              By Aktipis, Athena

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              A fundamental and groundbreaking reassessment of how we view and manage cancer When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don't necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The... Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary relationship, and shows that by understanding cancer's evolutionary origins, researchers can come up with more effective, revolutionary treatments. Athena Aktipis goes back billions of years to explore when unicellular forms became multicellular organisms. Within these bodies of cooperating cells, cheating ones arose, overusing resources and replicating out of control, giving rise to cancer. Aktipis illustrates how evolution has paved the way for cancer's ubiquity, and why it will exist as long as multicellular life does. Even so, she argues, this doesn't mean we should give up on treating cancer'in fact evolutionary approaches offer new and promising options for the disease's treatment and prevention that aim at long-term management rather than simply eradication. Looking across species'from sponges and cacti to dogs and elephants'we are discovering new mechanisms of tumor suppression and the many ways that multicellular life-forms have evolved to keep cancer under control. By accepting that cancer is a part of our biological past, present, and future'and that we cannot win a war against evolution'treatments can become smarter, more strategic, and more humane. Unifying the latest research from biology, ecology, medicine, and social science, The Cheating Cell challenges us to rethink cancer's fundamental nature and our relationship to it.
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              ISBN 9780691207865
              Released AU 15 May 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Tomorrows Versus Yesterdays: Conversations in Defense of the Future

              Tomorrows Versus Yesterdays: Conversations in Defense of the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Keen, Andrew

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              In a collection of 18 exclusive interviews Andrew Keen discusses the impact of the digital revolution and possible solutions to the challenges we face today with some of the most influential thinkers of our time.

              ISBN 9781838951122
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Atlantic Books
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              Spiders of the World: A Natural History

              Spiders of the World: A Natural History (Hardback)

              By Platnick, Norman I.; Contributions by Jocque, Rudy; Hormiga, Gustavo; Raven, Robert; Ramirez, Martin J.

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              A stunningly illustrated natural history of spiders by one of the world's leading authorities Spiders are among the most versatile creatures on the planet, inhabiting six of the seven continents and thriving in environments ranging from deserts and rain forests to Arctic tundra a...nd cities. Spiders of the World is a captivating look at these wondrously adaptable and endlessly intriguing arachnids, edited by one of the world's preeminent experts on spiders. This stunningly illustrated natural history features a wealth of spectacular color photos and covers a breathtaking array of spider species from around the globe, describing their behaviors, characteristics, and remarkable evolutionary adaptations. An incisive and engaging introduction provides an invaluable overview of the world's spiders, and is followed by 117 in-depth profiles spanning every spider family and presented taxonomically. Each profile is organized phylogenetically and includes beautiful photography to illustrate various species within the family. There are also distribution maps, tables of essential facts, and commentaries highlighting diverse aspects of spider biology, making Spiders of the World an indispensable compendium for anyone who wants to learn more about these marvelous creatures. Provides a richly illustrated look at spiders of all shapes and sizes from around the world Features hundreds of color photos and diagrams Spans all 117 spider families and covers an array of different species Explores spider behavior, attributes, biology, and evolution Includes distribution maps, tables of essential facts, informative commentaries, and more Engages and educates readers about the unique natural history of spiders
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              ISBN 9780691188850
              Released AU 15 May 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

              Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes (Paperback)

              By Lents, Nathan

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              An illuminating, entertaining tour of the physical imperfections, from faulty knees to junk DNA, that make us human - and a unique approach to telling our evolutionary history

              ISBN 9781474608350
              Released AU 26 May 2020
              Publisher Orion Publishing
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              The Idea of the Brain: A History 'This is a masterpiece' - Adam Rutherford

              The Idea of the Brain: A History 'This is a masterpiece' - Adam Rutherford (Hardback, Main)

              By Cobb, Professor Matthew

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              We've been trying to make sense of the link between our minds and our bodies since the very dawn of civilisation. Now the pace is hotting up. Join the biologist and historian Matthew Cobb (Life's Greatest Secret) to explore the weird theories, blasphemous experiments and terrifyi...ng operating theatres that got us here, to the cusp of revelation. Written with ambition and verve and rooted in a solid scientific explanation of the issues, Thinking Matter spans the centuries to reveal how the lives and works of a parade of philosophers, surgeons, mystics and neuroscientists have shaped the way we understand ourselves at the most profound level. From primitive dissections to the latest complex computational models of brain function, Cobb charts the course of this continuing quest, and prepares us for the astonishing discoveries to come.
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              ISBN 9781781255896
              Released AU 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking

              Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking (Paperback)

              By Hawking, Stephen

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              The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.

              ISBN 9781473695993
              Released AU 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher John Murray Press
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              The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World
               

              The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Packham, Chris

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              From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife photography, this beautiful book... will delight, fascinate, and surprise. DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography that celebrates their beauty. Crystal-clear diagrams then explain how animals work and describe how they are adapted to do different things and to survive in different environments. The unique nose-to-tail approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish. Fauna also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, The Science of Animals offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.
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              ISBN 9780241346785
              Released AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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              You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

              You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters (Hardback)

              By Murphy, Kate

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              When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

              ISBN 9781787300958
              Released AU 23 Jan 2020
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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