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A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Formative Causation.
Sheldrake, Rupert.
ISBN: 0586085831
Paladin / Grafton Books London 1987 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, figures & text-photos, pages toned as common, minor edgewear, remainder stripe, owner's written name. 287 pp. Revised edition of a book in which he propounds his controversial revolutionary theory of "formative causation." He maintains that species and organisms can learn, develop and adapt through a process called "morphic resonance". Contains a new preface by the author as well as a lengthy appendix of published comments and discussions which the first edition stimulated. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4758  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Breeding for Disease Resistance [Developments in Plant Pathology Series].
Johnson, R. (editor); Jellis, G. J. (editor).
Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordrecht 1993 
  Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, figures, tables. 205 pp. We increasingly need to understand how disease resistances are introduced into crop plants. This book covers the successes and failures of the classical techniques, advances towards modern technology, and the problem of plant variation. Crops covered include cereals (wheat, barley, rice), potatoes, vegetables and soft fruits. (Reprinted from the academic journal Euphytica, volume 63, issues 1 - 2, for the British Society for Plant Pathology. Proceedings of the International Conference on Breeding for Disease Resistance, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 1991.). 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12837  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Cell and Psyche: The Biology of Purpose [Science Library].
Sinnott, Edmund W.
Harper Torchbooks New York 1961 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, small edge tear base rear cover, minor edgewear. 119 pp. The noted American botanist explores the hypothesis that biological organization and behaviour are the same thing. Human organization is more complex than the sum of its biological and psychological parts. Section 1: Organization, the distinctive character of all life. Section 2: Biological organization and psychological activity. Section 3: Some implications for philosophy. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4843  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Darwin's Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists.
Stott, Rebecca.
ISBN: 9781408809082
Bloomsbury Books London 2012 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, bottom corner front cover lightly bumped. 383 pp. Examines theory of evolution as it started long ago with Aristotle, and mainly developed by Charles Darwin. A masterful retelling of the collective daring of a few like-minded men who had the imagination to speculate on nature's ways and the courage to publish at a time when to do so, for political as well as religious reasons, was to risk everything. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27328  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution.
Stott, Rebecca.
ISBN: 9781400069378
Spiegel & Grau New York 2012 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, base spine lightly bumped. 396 pp. Examines theory of evolution as it started long ago with Aristotle, and mainly developed by Charles Darwin. A masterful retelling of the collective daring of a few like-minded men who had the imagination to speculate on nature's ways and the courage to publish at a time when to do so, for political as well as religious reasons, was to risk everything. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30575  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague [Science and the Hunt for Answers in the CJD Crisis].
Rhodes, Richard.
ISBN: 0684819864
Touchstone / Simon & Schuster London 1998 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 278 pp. A report on the brilliant scientific detective work into tracking the cause of a mysterious deadly new disease: mad cow disease (BSE) and its human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2347  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Drosophila: A Toolbox for the Study of Neurodegenerative Disease [SEB Experimental Biology Series].
Mudher, Amritpal (editor); Newman, Tracey A. (editor).
ISBN: 9780415411851
Taylor & Francis Abingdon, Oxon 2008 
  Hardback octavo, black pictorial cover, as new condition, figures, tables. 220 pp. An overview of the ways in which Drosophila is currently being used as a model organism to further our understanding of a spectrum of human neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and hereditary spastic paraplegia. Each chapter is written by respected researchers and gives an excellent account of the subject suitable for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. 
Price: $150.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13617  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Evolution: Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith.
Greenwood, P. J. (editor); Harvey, P. H. (editor); Slatkin, M. (editor).
ISBN: 0521348978
Cambridge University Press (CUP) Cambridge 1987 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 328 pp. A collection of new and original essays, all of which were inspired by Maynard Smith's writings. The essays cover the field of evolutionary biology: from microevolution to macroevolution, from evolutionarily stable strategies to sympatric speciation (the process through which new species evolve from a single ancestral species while inhabiting the same geographic region), and from population processes in plants to models for the evolution of sex and behaviour. Maynard Smith inspired a whole new generation of research workers. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27323  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin.
Gould, Stephen Jay.
ISBN: 0099893606
Vintage London 1997 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, pages lightly toned as common. 244 pp. The noted zoologist argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on Earth. This book states that if we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the unfathomably rich source of 'endless forms most beautiful and wonderful'. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15904  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin.
Gould, Stephen Jay.
ISBN: 0224041320
Jonathan Cape London 1996 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), figures (including drawings), minimal edgewear. 244 pp. The noted zoologist argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on Earth. This book states that if we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the unfathomably rich source of 'endless forms most beautiful and wonderful'. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3658  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Pandora's Seed: Why the Hunter-gatherer Holds the Key to our Survival.
Wells, Spencer.
ISBN: 9780141016016
Penguin Books London 2011 
  Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear. 230 pp. The author is an explorer, geographer, author and geneticist. Describes how humans have evolved over the last 10,000 years, and tells us how to learn from our ancestors to help us survive and thrive in the future. 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28033  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Scientists Confront Creationism.
Godfrey, Laurie R. (editor).
ISBN: 0393301540
W. W. Norton New York 1984 
  Paperback, good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear, bottom edge covers stained, edges lightly foxed, bottom corner tip front cover scuffed, inside covers lightly toned, owner's name title page. 324 pp. This book reports on the scientific view of evolution, as opposed to the pseudoscience of creationism. The authors explain what scientists think about evolution, and why - based on the scientific evidence. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16078  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Scientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond.
Petto, Andrew J. (editor); Godfrey, Laurie R. (editor).
ISBN: 9780393330731
W. W. Norton New York 2007 
  Paperback thick trade, as new condition. 463 pp. This book reports on the scientific view of evolution, as opposed to the pseudoscience of creationism. The contributors - all leading natural scientists, social scientist and educators - explain what scientists think about evolution, and why - based on the scientific evidence. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26955  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Specious Science: How Genetics and Evolution Reveal Why Medical Research on Animals Harm Humans [Why Experiments on Animals Harm Humans].
Greek, Ray C.; Greek, Jean Swingle.
ISBN: 0826415385
Continuum New York 2003 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. 288 pp. In easy to understand language, this persuasive book provides the scientific underpinning for the philosophy of "do no harm to any animal, human or not". Follows on from their previous book "Sacred Cows and Golden Geese". Extrapolation from animals to humans is utterly invalid. Ray Greek advises the National Anti-Vivisection Society (USA). 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21642  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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The Biology of the Spirit.
Sinnott, Edmund W.
Viking New York 1955 
  Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good condition, top edge lightly foxed & creased, spine ends chipped, pages little toned, minor edgewear, bookshop label inside front cover. 180 pp. First edition. The American botanist and plant morphologist presents a biological thesis for the complexity and wholeness of human nature, including the presence of a spiritual component. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24349  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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The Causes of Molecular Evolution [Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution].
Gillespie, John H.
ISBN: 0195092716
Oxford University Press Oxford 1994 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, figures, minor edgewear. 336 pp. Examines the problem of the origin and maintenance of the genetic variation found in natural populations. His research in molecular genetics, evolution and bio-mathematics has enabled him to draw on his work, and present a coherent and valuable view of the field. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27336  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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