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    The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

    R139,00
    A fully updated edition of one of the most original accounts of evolution ever written

    Almost human

    R250,00
    Almost Human is the personal story of a charismatic and visionary palaeontologist, a rich and readable narrative about science, exploration, and what it means to be human.

    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change

    R129,00 R205,00
    Takes you to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. This book brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. It shows, by harnessing this science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Personal Genomics and Personalized Medicine

    R840,00
    Provides a scientific treatment of the disciplines of personal genomics and personalized medicine. This book includes a comprehensive treatment of both the promises and challenges of personal genomics and medicine from technological, societal and medical perspectives. It is suitable for practicing health professionals and researchers.

    Computational Ecology: Graphs, Networks and Agent-Based Modeling

    R2 296,00
    Graphs, networks and agent-based modeling are the most thriving and attracting sciences used in ecology and environmental sciences. This book offers a comprehensive treatment of the subject in the areas of ecology and environmental sciences. It also includes Java codes and a standalone software package.

    Information Theory and Evolution

    R1 540,00
    Discusses the phenomenon of life, including its origin and evolution, against the background of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and information theory. This second edition offers results based on reports of important new research in several areas, including fresh studies of the human mitochondrial and Y-chromosomal DNA.

    Human Genetics

    R500,00
    This book covers basic human genetics, details the techniques available for disease diagnosis and how these are used in the lab, before concluding with information on prenatal diagnosis, genetic counselling and ethics. This is the ideal handbook for biomedical science students and anyone working in a diagnostic genetics lab.

    Origins

    R195,00
    Demonstrates the special position Africa occupies in the evolution and creative development of humankind. Written by a team of international scholars under the editorship of Geoff Blundell, this book is intended for those interested in the African origins and evolution of the human race.

    Explaining Abnormal Behavior: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

    R948,00
    Highly readable and accessible, this book describes how research in cognitive science is transforming the way scientists and clinicians think about abnormal behavior. Bruce Pennington draws on work from multiple disciplines to identify compelling links among psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurological disorders that are not generally studied together. Presenting cutting-edge work on the brain systems involved in key domains of neuropsychological functioning, Pennington sheds light on acquired neurological disorders like aphasia and amnesia, as well as the development of such conditions as schizophrenia, depression, dyslexia, autism, and intellectual disability. The book also reveals how the analysis of both typical and atypical brain-behavior relationships can contribute to a neural explanation of the self and consciousness.

    Nobel Prizes and Nature's Surprises

    R1 064,00

    Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

    R1 568,00
    This popular textbook has been completely revised and updated to provide a comprehensive overview and to reflect key developments in this rapidly expanding area.

    Sex, genes and rock 'n roll

    R359,00
    Why are people getting fatter? Why do so many rock stars end up dead at 27? Is there any hope of curbing population growth, rampant consumerism and the environmental devastation they wreak?

    Childbirth and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens

    R300,00
    This readable, yet thought-provoking book, will give anyone interested in evolution and the future of Homo sapiens much new material to consider.

    EvolutionÆs Chimera

    R299,00 R320,00
    In Greek mythology, the chimera was a hybrid monster. Similarly, bats look like they have the body of a mouse, the face of a gargoyle, and the wings of a pterosaur, giving rise to this bookÆs title. EvolutionÆs Chimera describes the amazing physical and behavioural adaptations of bats, using them to illustrate the processes of natural evolution.

    Stem Cell Protocols

    R2 476,00