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Animals in disguise : a journey into nature's deceptions
Zborowski, Paul 1955 ,
ISBN: 073010351X
Reed Books, Balgowlah, NSW, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Second-hand copy small tear at the bottom left of the rear panel, and slight loss of colour on the left-hand edge of the front panel. Internally clean, free of annotation. Illustrated with full-page and part page colour plates, and a couple of pages of hand drawn illustrations. The book is divided into 4 sections rocks, sand, wood & leaves and the author reveals the elaborate lengths to which the adaptation for survival has gone in some members of the animal kingdom. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Biology; ISBN: 073010351X. ISBN/EAN: 9780730103516. Inventory No: 0271816. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Animals Parasitic in Man
Lapage, Geoffrey,
Dover Publications, New York, 1963. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. front cover is creased at the lower corner, and the protective coating has started to peel. There is no other damage to describe, the book is clean and free of annotation. It is illustrated with 14 photographs and 67 online tureens, and has a bibliography and index. The book is an interesting account of the more important parasites that affect man because different forms of disease in him. The account is non-technical in level, so that anyone interested in this subject should be a follower without difficulty. Size: Trade Paperback. 320 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; Medicine & Health. Inventory No: 0249464. Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Atlas of Human Cell Ultrastructure
Sathananthan, A. Henry (Associate Professor, La Trobe University, Australia),
ISBN: 0643057013
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1996. First Edition
 Softcover (Spiral Bound) Softcover (Spiral Bound). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. This volume comprises an atlas of human cell ultrastructure in tissues and organs, made up exclusively of human material. It should provide students with a background and reference for the key elements of the tissues involved. some handling marks (trivial to the edges of the binding; no other damage to detail Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 164 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Medicine & Health; Biology; Science & Technology. ISBN: 0643057013. ISBN/EAN: 9780643057012. Inventory No: 0244926. Very Good Condition
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
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Born in Africa the quest for the origins of human life
Meredith, Martin,
ISBN: 9781847372444
Simon & Schuster, London, 2011. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: maps & photographs. First Edition. the book is a secondhand. There is no damage to describe to either the book, all the dustjacket. In this book the author follows the trail of discoveries about human origin made by scientists over the last 100 years. He recounts their intense rivalries, personal feud in fierce controversies as well is that beats of skill and endurance. Dustjacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XXIV, 72 pages, includes glossary, notes on sources, selected bibliography & index.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: maps & photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; ISBN/EAN: 9781847372444. Inventory No: 0246798. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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chance and necessity an essay on the natural philosophy of modern biology
Monod, Jacques,
ISBN: 0002151189
William Collins, London, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. dust jacket is price clipped. Slight darkening of the top edge of the text block, there is no other damage to describe. Illustrated with a number of diagrams and charts. Arguing that nature is objective and that the only knowledge of which we can be certain is derived from the physical, the author dismisses the "animists", among them Bergson, Teilhard and even Marx, all of whom assume that man is the evolution aerie end result of life, and calls for a new ethics of knowledge that will save man in a universe without causality. Paraphrasing the dust jacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 192 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy; Biology; Science & Technology. ISBN: 0002151189. ISBN/EAN: 9780002151184. Inventory No: 0274959. Very Good Condition
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
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Dominant Mammal; The Biology of Human Destiny
Burnet, Sir F. Macfarlane,
ISBN: 0140034226
Penguin, Ringwood, 1971. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Diagrammatic. First Edition. Includes bibliography and index. 10 text figures,"Dominant Mammal is then, a biologist's view of the human situation, but that outlook is still a humane one. The author can no more see the future than anyone else. He finds himself swinging between optimism and pessimism, and his final question is: how long must humanity's "" continue before it reaches one of its only two alternative endings: extermination or a stable human ecosystem?" -- rear fold over blurb from the original hardcover dust jacket manufacturing fault means that the first two pages still joined at the bottom with a small excess of paper. Apart from browning of the page edges, there is no damage to describe. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 232 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Diagrammatic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; ISBN: 0140034226. ISBN/EAN: 9780140034226. Inventory No: 0276320. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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Dominant Mammal; The Biology of Human Destiny
Burnet, Sir F. Macfarlane,
ISBN: 0855610069
William Heinemann, Melbourne, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Diagrammatic. First Edition. X, 206 pages, includes bibliography and index. 10 text figures, and illustrated title page, with the illustration being repeated on the front panel of the dust jacket and on the front board of the book. "Dominant Mammal is then, a biologist's view of the human situation, but that outlook is still a humane one. The author can no more see the future than anyone else. He finds himself swinging between optimism and pessimism, and his final question is: how long must humanity's "" continue before it reaches one of its only two alternative endings: extermination or a stable human ecosystem?" -- rear fold over blurb second-hand copy, very slight rubbing to the top edge of the dust jacket, trace of spotting to the top edge of the textbook, no damage to describe of the book itself. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Diagrammatic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; ISBN: 0855610069. ISBN/EAN: 9780855610067. Inventory No: 0277558. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Everyday Miracle
Eckstein, Gustav,
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York and London, 1970. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. Slight rubbing of the top and bottom edges of the dust jacket, price clipping of the front fold over flap. Previous owner's name on the first page, age darkening and spotting of the edges of the paper. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings. 14 stories, and unit the author who is a physiologist uses the animals he is observed to illustrate some common theme in all of our lives, and to show, that biologically, it has always been one world. Paraphrasing the dust wrapper blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Biology; Inventory No: 0273048. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.40 (AUD)
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Evolutionary biology of parasites monographs in population biology 15
Price, Peter W.,
Princeton University Press, Princeton New Jersey, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: graphs & tables. First Edition. here for the first time within an evolutionary and ecological framework the author integrates the biological attributes that characterise parasites ranging from such diverse groups of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi to helminths, mites, insects, and parasitic flowering plants. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 237, [5] pages, includes subject index, author index, bibliography, in original dark green cot covered boards, with a dustjacket which has darkened on the front panel, and has a dark patch at the top right where a price sticker once resided. There is no other damage to detail.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: graphs & tables. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; Inventory No: 0248223. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Extinction (Scientific American Library)
Stanley, Steven M.,
ISBN: 0716750147
Scientific American Library, New York, 1987. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. clean copy, no damage to describe. Colour illustrated dust wrapper. Text illustrated graphs, maps, colour photographs, black-and-white photographs & drawings. The author reconstructs each of the mass extinctions starting with the Precambrian extinction half 1 billion years ago through to the continuing cycles of glaciation that have the demise of the animals of the current neogene period. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 242 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; Natural History & Resources. ISBN: 0716750147. ISBN/EAN: 9780716750147. Inventory No: 0251037. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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From Gaia To Selfish Genes; Selected Writings In the Life Sciences
Barlow, Connie Editor,
ISBN: 0262023237
The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. preface by editor, bibliography and suggestions for further reading, sources of illustrations, authors and index. The text is illustrated with both black and white photographs and illustrations. Green coloured cloth covered boards with silver coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "From Gaia To Selfish Genes is an anthology of lively excerpts from the writings of leading theorists in the life sciences on the controversies and bold ideas driving contemporary biological research." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Authors include James Lovelock, Julian Huxley, Arthur Koestler, Richard Dawkins and Dorian Sagan. Minor rubbing to the backstrip edges and the book corners. Chipping to the backstrip edges and dustwrapper corners. Some rubbing of the dustwrapper panels. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. [16], 5-273, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy; Biology; Natural History & Resources. ISBN: 0262023237. ISBN/EAN: 9780262023238. Inventory No: 0116185. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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Insight on Human Biology; A Series of Broadcasts on the Impact of Civilisation on the Biology of Man
various Speakers,
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1969. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 55 pp., some suggestions for further reading. Illustrated card front cover, showing an x-ray of a man, with dark green and black background with green writing on the front panel. The corners of the booklet are scuffed and rubbed, there is creasing to the front cover and there is rubbing along the spine. Some discolouration to the white back cover. The internal pages are starting to brown. "This book it contains the script for programmes from the INSIGHT series, originally broadcast on ABC Radio between November 1968 and March 1969.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures ; Conservation ; Biology; Australia; Inventory No: 0101283. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Life Cycles; Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist
Bonner, John Tyler,
ISBN: 0691033196
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Line Drawings. First Edition. Within a single captivating narrative, John Bonner combines an intensely personal memoir of scientific progress and an overview of what we now know about living things. Bonner, a major participant in the development of biology as an experimental science, looks at the field in an unconventional manner. More so than many other biologists, he has searched for a central theme to deepen his understanding of the science of life. In the life cycle, Bonner sees the foundation of all biology - a linkage of evolution, development, and the complex activities of adult organisms. Here he builds on this concept to explain to non-specialists the principles behind the drama of the living world - and to tell a number of insightful stories about the achievements and eccentricities of eminent researchers. "I have devoted my life to slime molds, " Bonner begins. While describing the miraculous four-day life cycle of these common microscopic organisms, which are neither plants nor animals, he also shows how their development revealed to him that living things are life cycles: the great lesson that comes from this way of thinking is that it is not just the adult but the life cycle that evolves. With the clarity and the sense of humor that have made Bonner a talented and immensely popular teacher, he goes on to outline contemporary knowledge about biology up to and including the continuing controversy over E. O. Wilson's Sociobiology. Throughout, Bonner makes his points by using a variety of fascinating illustrations: the pond-blooming Volvox, "stepfather" lions, fireflies, and French dissenters to Darwinism, among many others. In an age of increasing specialization and fragmentation among subfields of biology,this is a unique work of reflection and integration. -- dustwrapper blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 224 pages. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage to report. . There is no damage to describe for the dust jacket.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Line Drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Biology; Science & Technology. ISBN: 0691033196. ISBN/EAN: 9780691033198. Inventory No: 0251035. Very Good Condition
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Man and the Vertebrates: 1 & Man and the Vertebrates: 2 ( A303, A304 )
Romer, A. S.,
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1965. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Black-and-white plates & drawings. Reprint. Aged toning of the page edges, reading creases on the spine, otherwise clean and neat and tidy. Volume 2 has some stippling marks on the front cover which don't show up in the photograph. The purpose of these books is to give a comprehensive picture of the evolution of the human body which includes the history of the whole group of creatures known as the vertebrates. The books not only involve other warm-blooded Perry creatures, but such varied forms as birds, reptiles, frogs and salamanders and fishes, for we cannot properly understand man, his body or mind, unless we understand his vertebrate ancestry. Rear panel blurb Size: 12mo (standard paperback). X, 64, 198 & [6], 199, 65-128, 437, [9] pages includes appendix of synoptic classification of vertebrates, phylogenetic charts of the vertebrates and index to volumes 1 and 2.. 2-volume set (complete). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Black-and-white plates & drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Biology; Evolution; Animals & Birds. Inventory No: 0267670. Very Good Condition
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Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves
Schilthuizen, Menno,
ISBN: 0670785911
Viking, New York, 2010. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Drawings. First Edition. A clean copy, no damage, with a dust jacket that shows no damage either. In this book the author invites readers to discover animal underbelly is and along the way celebrates the wondrous genital diversity of life in all shapes and sizes. A tour of the latest insights of the burgeoning field of evolutionary biology. Rear panel blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [10], 246 pages includes notes & bibliography & index.. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Biology; ISBN: 0670785911. ISBN/EAN: 9780670785919. Inventory No: 0269164. Very Good Condition
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Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics (Contemporary Biology)
Stace, Clive A.,
ISBN: 071312802X
Edward Arnold, London, 1980. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. Preface by author, appendix, references and index. The text is illustrated with black and white photographs, line drawings and illustrations. Illustrated paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "This book is a concise and up-to-date view of the theory and practice of present-day plant taxonomy. It emphasises the dynamic, multi-very nature of the subject which results from taxonomy being both a basic biological discipline and a synthesis of all biological knowledge." from the rear panel blurb. Minor creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Some foxing to the textbook edges and first few and last few pages of the book. Original bookseller's price sticker to the lower left-hand corner of the verso of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [5], VI - VIII, [3], 4 - 279, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Biology; Education. ISBN: 071312802X. ISBN/EAN: 9780713128024. Inventory No: 0124954. Very Good Condition
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Shells ; an illustrated guide to a timeless and fascinating world
Saul, Mary,
ISBN: 0600380483
Doubleday & Co, New York, 1974. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Edition Unstated. the book has a purple splatter across the bottom edge of the pages, and traces of foxing to the front edge of the text block . Internally clean, and free of annotation. Illustrated with charts, diagrams, line drawings, black-and-white photographs and colour photographs the book commences with an account of the evolution and biology of molluscs (mollusks), and then the author delves into facets of shells and their influence in religion, mythology, commerce and medicine, as well as giving a general history. Dust jacket is slightly faded across the top edge and on the spine. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 192 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Biology; ISBN: 0600380483. ISBN/EAN: 9780600380481. Inventory No: 0277929. Very Good Condition
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Spiders commonly found in Melbourne and surrounding regions
Walker, Ken L. & Milledge, Graham A.,
ISBN: 0958778531
Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 1992. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Graham Milledge. reprint. illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, and extremely clear colour photographs, the book looks at the various buyers found around Melbourne. There is no damage to describe. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 52 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Graham Milledge. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Biology; ISBN: 0958778531. ISBN/EAN: 9780958778534. Inventory No: 0247996. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
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Spiders Commonly Found in Melbourne and Surrounding Regions
Walker, Ken L. & Milledge, Graham A.,
ISBN: 0958778531
Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Good Condition/. Illustrator: Graham Milledge. First Edition. introduction by authors, suggested reading, and acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with colour photographs and black-and-white drawings by Graham Milledge. Illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel. The title says it all. Minor creasing of the book corners and rubbing of the book edges and panels. The major fold has been patchy fading, front panel edge, top right-hand corner of the front panel the back strip and a little to the rear panel. Size: Square 12mo. 52, [2 four own notes]] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Graham Milledge. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Biology; arachnids; Australia; ISBN: 0958778531. ISBN/EAN: 9780958778534. Inventory No: 0126826. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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The Book of Life
Gould, Stephen Jay editor,
ISBN: 0091827647
Random House, Sydney, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: various. First Edition. bound in original dark blue papered boards with colour illustrated dustwrapper. There is no damage to describe to either the book or the jacket. The Book of Life is a uniquely ambitious combination of art and science. The text, under the general editorship of the bestselling author Stephen Jay Gould, provides a far understanding of the best new research, and is brilliantly illustrated with paintings and line drawings prepared specially for this book. In addition, in genius diagrams, often generated by computer, clearly explain the milestones of evolution. Front fold over blurb Size: Quarto. 256 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; ISBN: 0091827647. ISBN/EAN: 9780091827649. Inventory No: 0237785. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
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The Case of the Midwife Toad
Koestler, Arthur,
ISBN: 0330246429
Picador, London, 1978. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. reprint. 192 pages, acknowledgements, 5 appendices, references, bibliography, index; the book is illustrated with 8 pages of black-and-white photographs. In 1926 an Austrian experimental biologist, Paul Kammerer, committed suicide. The suicide itself came as a climax to a great evolutionary controversy. Arthur Koestler decided to investigate the mystery. He expected, when he started on his researches, to tell the tragedy of a man who betrayed his calling, for the suicide was accepted as a confession of guilt and Kammerer's work was discredited from that day to this. Instead, as Koestler read the contemporary papers, and corresponded with Kammerer's daughter and all surviving scientists who had attended the lecturer in Cambridge, he found himself writing a vindication of a man who was in all probability himself betrayed. Light browning to the endpapers and internal pages are very lightly browned. Previous owner's name at top of first page. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7" - 9" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; ISBN: 0330246429. ISBN/EAN: 9780330246422. Inventory No: 0250804. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The Case of the Midwife Toad
Koestler, Arthur,
ISBN: 0330246429
Picador, London, 1978. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. reprint. 192 pages, acknowledgements, 5 appendices, references, bibliography, index; the book is illustrated with 8 pages of black-and-white photographs. In 1926 an Austrian experimental biologist, Paul Kammerer, committed suicide. The suicide itself came as a climax to a great evolutionary controversy. Arthur Koestler decided to investigate the mystery. He expected, when he started on his researches, to tell the tragedy of a man who betrayed his calling, for the suicide was accepted as a confession of guilt and Kammerer's work was discredited from that day to this. Instead, as Koestler read the contemporary papers, and corresponded with Kammerer's daughter and all surviving scientists who had attended the lecturer in Cambridge, he found himself writing a vindication of a man who was in all probability himself betrayed. Light browning to the endpapers and internal pages are very lightly browned. Otherwise a very good secondhand paperback book. Second impression. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7" - 9" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; ISBN: 0330246429. ISBN/EAN: 9780330246422. Inventory No: 0255536. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The How and Why Wonder Book Of the human body 5013
Keen, Martin,
Wonder Books, New York, 1970. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Darrel Sweet. Reprint. a clean copy with no damage Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. (3), 4-48, pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Darrel Sweet. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Medicine & Health; Biology; Children. Inventory No: 0262976. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.80 (AUD)
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The Medusa and the Snail; More Notes of a Biology Watcher
Thomas, Lewis,
ISBN: 0670465682
The Viking Press, New York, 1979. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. XII, 175 pages, in original cloth backed blue boards, with colour illustrated dustjacket. The dustjacket has small tear at the top left of the front panel, and top right of the rear panel. Now protected. Untrimmed front edge of text block (deckle), previous owner's name and date of purchase on the lower right hand corner of the front free end page. No other damage. These Further "Notes of a Biology Watcher" extend the explorations of man and his world that members of the Lives of a Cell will remember with gratitude. Among the other treasures in Dr Thomas's magnificent new book are essays on the human genius for making mistakes, on disease and natural death, on cloning, on warts and Montaigne. -- Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 175 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; New Age & Alternative. ISBN: 0670465682. ISBN/EAN: 9780670465682. Inventory No: 0253584. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The Medusa and the Snail; More Notes of a Biology Watcher
Thomas, Lewis,
ISBN: 0670465682
Bantam, New York, 1979. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. These Further "Notes of a Biology Watcher" extend the explorations of man and his world that members of the Lives of a Cell will remember with gratitude. Among the other treasures in Dr Thomas's magnificent new book are essays on the human genius for making mistakes, on disease and natural death, on cloning, on warts and Montaigne. -- Front fold over blurb there is a small rectangle cut out of the top of the 1st page, no other damage, no annotations. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 146 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; New Age & Alternative. ISBN: 0670465682. ISBN/EAN: 9780670465682. Inventory No: 0278803. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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the Mitchell Beazley Atlas of the Body and Mind
Rayner, Claire contributing editor,
ISBN: 0855330619
Mitchell Beazley, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. the dust jacket is slightly crumpled at the top edge and at the bottom of the spine. Internally clean, illustrated with colour drawings, and photography. There are over 400 illustrations in total, and the book is written to clearly elaborate the interactions of the mind and the body from the simplest cell through to the integrated major body systems such as psychological functions. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). 208 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Medicine & Health; Biology; Art & Design. ISBN: 0855330619. ISBN/EAN: 9780855330613. Inventory No: 0258415. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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The Tree of Knowledge; The Biological Roots of Human Understanding (New Science Library)
Maturana, Humberto R. & Varela, Francisco J. ,
ISBN: 0877734038
Shambhala Publications, Boston & London, 1988. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. foreword by Professor J. Z. Young, Oxford University, preface by authors, glossary, sources of illustrations and index. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography and line drawingscoloured illustrated paperback binding dark brown coloured titles to the front panel and blue coloured titles to the back strip In this book the authors take a radical view on how humans obtain knowledge of the world around them. "With abundant illustrations and examples, the authors argue that the act of cognition does not simply mirror and objective reality "out there", but instead is an active process, rooted in our biological structure, by which we actually create our world of experience." from the rear panel blurb. Translated by Robert Paolucci. Creasing of the book corners fading of the back strip some marks to be noted to the panels. Original sticker to the top left-hand corner of the rear panel. Light age toning of the text block edges. Some marks to the front text edge. Size: Trade Paperback. [9], 10 - 263, [5] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: New Age & Alternative; Biology; ISBN: 0877734038. ISBN/EAN: 9780877734031. Inventory No: 0127499. Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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What Darwin Really Said
Farrington, Benjamin,
Macdonald,  1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. acknowledgements, introduction by author, bibliography and index. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustup with black, gray and orange coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the back strip. "This book records, often in his own words, the steps by which Darwin worked out his theory of Natural Selection a key to biological evolution." -- from front fold over panel blurb. Rubbing to the back strip corners and to the book corners. Some marks to the book panels with light browning to the text block edges and foxing also present. Offset tanning to the endpapers with age toning of the pages. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges with small tears to the top edge of the rear panel. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels with fading of the back strip. Numerous stains can be seen to the lower edge of the spine and rear panel. Foxing and staining to the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 9 - 124, [4 of which to further titles from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; 19th century; Philosophy. Inventory No: 0120443. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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