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    A Short History of Nearly Everything

    R179,00 R285,90
    The author of A Walk in the Woods traces the Big Bang through the rise of civilization, documenting his work with a host of the world's most advanced scientists and mathematicians to explain why things are the way they are. Reprint.

    Electrified Sheep

    R20,00 R210,00
    Atomic pigs, glass-eating scientists and more bizarre experiments from the bestselling author of Elephants on Acid.

    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.

    QI: The Book of the Dead

    R30,00
    Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of naked women, Florence Nightingale spent her last fifty years in bed, Sigmund Freud smoked twenty cigars a day, Catherine de Medici applied a daily face mask made of pigeon dung, Rembrandt van Rijn died penniless and Madame Mao banned cicadas, rustling noises and pianos.

    The Origin of Species

    R79,00 R122,15
    Darwin's theory of natural selection is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological inter-relatedness revealing the almost unthinkably complex and mutual inter-dependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment and - by implication - the human world.

    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.

    The Aliens Are Coming!: The Exciting and Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe

    R79,00 R275,00
    Discover the fascinating and cutting-edge science behind the greatest question of all: is there life beyond Earth? The brand-new book from bestselling science writer and comedian Ben Miller

    Born in Africa

    R29,00 R195,00
    Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers to the origins of humankind. After a century of investigation, scientists have transformed our understanding about the beginnings of human life.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Nobel Prizes and Nature's Surprises

    R1 064,00

    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.