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1. Abell, George O. (editor); Singer, Barry (editor) (1981). Science and the Paranormal: Probing the Existence of the Supernatural. London: Junction Books. 150 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor toning top edge jacket (rear flap corner creased), minor edgewear. Skeptics including Martin Gardner, Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Philip Klass, Philip Morrison, James Randi and others critically examine a broad range of pseudosciences. Includes UFOs, pyramid power, psychic healing, the Bermuda Triangle, biorhythms, sensations in plants, Kirlian auras and more. These essays were originally published in "Skeptical Inquirer" magazine. ISBN: 0862450373. Our Book No: 16411. $20 AUD.
2. Agar, W. E. (Wilfred) (1951). A Contribution to the Theory of the Living Organism (2nd or revised ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 235 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), small edge tears jacket (faint toning reverse side, flap clipped), top edge lightly foxed, edges & front free flyleaf lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. Second edition. The author, professor of zoology, Melbourne University, discusses the living organism drawing on philosophy and biology. (Rubber stamp from Tyrrell's Book Shop.). Our Book No: 24361. $15 AUD.
3. Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara; Doidge, Norman (foreword) (2012). The Woman Who Changed Her Brain and Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 261 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, corner tips front cover creased, pages faintly toned, few dents rear cover. This book is about her struggle with severe learning disabilities. She chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to 'fix' her own brain. The book illustrates how the lives of children and adults struggling with learning disorders can be dramatically transformed. ISBN: 9780732292393. Our Book No: 28544. $15 AUD.
4. Ashburner, Michael (2006). Won for All: How the Drosophila Genome Was Sequenced (Reprint ed). New York: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 107 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings & photos, minimal edgewear. A fascinating account how modern scientific research in the United States is conducted: sequencing the Drosophila genome. ISBN: 0879698020. Our Book No: 23672. $14 AUD.
5. Austin, James H. (1999). Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 844 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.8 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Written by a Zen practitioner who is also a research neurologist. This authoritative and challenging work attempts a "perennial psychophysiology" - that which occurs when satori (awakening) correlates to substantial changes in the human brain. A monumental work. ISBN: 0262511096. Our Book No: 15475. $30 AUD.
6. Banerji, Barenya K. (1981). Towards Quiescence and Immortality (1st ed). New York: Philosophical Library. 137 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge coloured, minor edgewear & rubbing jacket, tiny tear one page, minimal pencil underlining. This philosophical and holistic textbook analyzes the way biological factors influence human society, offering a completely new evolutionary approach to development in human society based on such biological laws. By Indian-born Australian philosopher (University of New South Wales, Broken Hill). ISBN: 0802223664. Our Book No: 22703. $10 AUD.
7. Barenblatt, Daniel (2004). A Plague upon Humanity: The Secret Genocide of Axis Japan's Germ Warfare Operation. New York: HarperCollins. 260 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, superior dual binding (has textured binding along spine), few rear pages creased. First edition. In this meticulously documented work, the author draws upon startling new evidence of Japan's germ warfare program, including firsthand accounts from both perpetrators and survivors. Authoritative, alarming and gripping from start to finish, this book is a powerful investigation that exposes one of the most shameful chapters in human history. ISBN: 0060186259. Our Book No: 15964. $15 AUD.
8. Barnett, Anthony S. (2001). The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 202 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. Rats are intelligent and sociable animals that have lived with human throughout history, and have many similarities with us. However they spread disease. Thus the mere mention of the word "rat" sends shudders of horror through humans. Written by Emeritus Professor of Zoology, Australian National University, who spent a lot of time studying rats in Scotland, India, Australia and North America. ISBN: 1865085197. Our Book No: 21953. $10 AUD.
9. Barrass, Robert (1978). Scientists Must Write: A Guide to Better Writing for Scientists, Engineers and Students (1st p/b ed). London: Science Paperbacks / Chapman & Hall. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. A concise guide to scientists who wish to improve their writing, by lecturer at Sunderland Polytechnic. ISBN: 047099388X. Our Book No: 1879. $10 AUD.
10. Basil, Robert (editor) (1988). Not Necessarily the New Age: Critical Essays (1st ed). Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. 395 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), closed tear spine ends jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor edgewear), light foxing edges & endpapers & spine, tiny tear top spine. This book is a thorough, rigorous, and skeptical analysis of the New Age. The 18 essays are witty, authoritative, and informative. The essay writers take a long, hard look at the beliefs and practices of America's recent spiritual revival. The subjects cover a wide range-from reincarnation and clairvoyance to trance-channeling and transpersonal psychology. Carl Sagan, J. Gordon Melton, Martin Gardner, Ted Schultz, Philip J. Klass, Paul Edwards, Maureen O'Hara, and Susan Blackmore are some of the writers that examine the pseudoscientific basis of new age beliefs. ISBN: 0879754907. Our Book No: 29101. $20 AUD.
11. Battro, Antonio M. (2000). Half a Brain is Enough: The Story of Nico [Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 118 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), figures, edges lightly foxed. The extraordinary story of Nico, a three-year-old Argentinian boy who was given a right hemispherectomy to control his severe intractable epilepsy. The distinguished neuroscientist describes his work with Nico over several years and explains how a boy with only half a brain has developed into a bright child with relatively minor physical and mental impairment. It appears that Nico's so-called right-hemisphere skills - mathematics, visual arts, and music - have migrated to the left hemisphere. Nico performs well above average verbally, a left-brain skill. Charts Nico's "neuroeducation" with humor and compassion in a book that is part case history, and part a study of consciousness and the brain. ISBN: 0521783070. Our Book No: 14089. $20 AUD.
12. Bennett, M. R.; Hacker, P. M. S. (2013). History of Cognitive Neuroscience (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 288 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, figures, colour plates, crease in flyleaf, tiny scuff top spine, bottom corners few pages little creased, minor edgewear corners. This book documents the history of the neural study of perception and sensation, attention and awareness, memory, emotion and linguistic powers. The aim of this well-informed critique is to challenge, provoke and illuminate neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers and general readers alike. ISBN: 9781118346341. Our Book No: 28803. $35 AUD.
13. Berns, Gregory (2013). How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Dog Decode the Canine Brain (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 248 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners. The author, a neuroscientist, who uses MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, explains how he adapted the technology to suit his dog. He found profound new evidence that shows dogs should be treated with love, respect, and appreciation for their social and emotional intelligence. ISBN: 9781922070807. Our Book No: 28975. $18 AUD.
14. Bickel, Lennard (1983). Florey: The Man Who Made Penicillin [Sun Papermac]. Melbourne: Sun / Pan Macmillan. 227 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small tear top spine repaired, minor edgewear. Biography of the Australian-born pathologist who invented penicillin, and changed millions of lives because of his groundbreaking discovery. (Originally published as "Rise Up to Life" in 1972.). ISBN: 0725104058. Our Book No: 20229. $10 AUD.
15. Birch, Charles (1981). Confronting the Future: Australia and the World - the Next Hundred Years (1st, reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 360 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear corners, owner's rubber stamps. A wise and compassionate book which argues that there are humane solutions to human's many dilemmas, but if we are to survive the next 100 years we must act now and transform Western civilization (sustainable population, technology, environment, cities, etc.). By emeritus professor of biology, University of Sydney. ISBN: 0140219374. Our Book No: 11205A. $10 AUD.
16. Blake, Robin (1987). Mind Over Medicine: Can the Mind Kill or Cure? London: Pan Original / Pan Books. 247 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, spine little creased, edges little foxed, minor edgewear. Examines the phrase "it's all in the mind". Reveals the full complexity of the mind's effect on the body, for both good health and illness. He challenges the mechanistic approach of modern medicine and shows that our emotions are deeply involved in the homeostatic processes that sustain life. Along the way, he explores the variability of pain thresholds, the intelligence of the immune system, the selectiveness of infection, the cellular civil wars of cancer and auto-allergy, and many other phenomena which have baffled science. The body, he suggests, is far more than a biological machine, and doctors and patients alike would benefit from adopting a wider, more holistic view of health. ISBN: 0330295365. Our Book No: 3109. $10 AUD.
17. Blunt, Michael J. (1985). John Irvine Hunter of the Sydney Medical School 1898 - 1924. Sydney: Sydney University Press. 135 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, colour frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket. The story of John Irvine Hunter, professor of anatomy, University of Sydney, whose youthful brilliance and achievements made him a household name in post-World War 1 Australia. He died at the early age of 26. A legend that began to grow around him in his lifetime lives on today, 60 years after his death. This biography probes the nature of that legend from both his scientific achievements and personality attributes. ISBN: 042400111X. Our Book No: 24518. $15 AUD.
18. Bodanis, David (2005). Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World. London: Little Brown. 237 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. Explains the many uses of electricity in the modern world. He weaves stories of divine inspiration, romance, and fraud through lucid accounts of scientific breakthrough. The journey of discovery goes to the Atlantic, Hamburg, and the insides of the human body. ISBN: 0316729728. Our Book No: 28196. $15 AUD.
19. Bolte Taylor, Jill (2008). My Stroke of Insight [A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 184 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), bottom edge creased front cover jacket. By an American brain scientist, whose own massive stroke at age 37, led to personal enlightenment, bringing a deep personal understanding to something she had long studied - that the two lobes of the brain have very different personalities (the intuitive right brain, and the logical sequential left brain). ISBN: 9780340980491. Our Book No: 14885. $15 AUD.
20. Brain, W. Russell (1940). Recent Advances in Neurology (4th ed). London: J. & A. Churchill. 364 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, red cloth cover (spine little slack), minimal cancelled EX-LIBRARY (spine lettering & rubber stamps), figures, black & white photos, string bookmark, edgewear. Fourth edition. A popular early textbook of neurology by London physician. Our Book No: 2317. $15 AUD.
21. Brian, Denis (1996). Einstein: A Life (1st p/b ed). New York: John Wiley. 509 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner front cover faintly creased, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. His face is one of the most recognized on the planet, and his name is synonymous with genius. An engaging popular biography of the German-American physicist that draws on a wealth of new information recently opened to the public to bring us a broader, more authentic portrait of Einstein than previously available. The first full-scale Einstein life published in 20 years, it is also the first to integrate Einstein's genius with his private and public life to give us a complete impression of the real person. Once Einstein's elegantly audacious relativity theory emerged in 1905, when he was just an obscure 26-year-old Swiss Patent Office examiner. His equation E = MC2 revolutionized physics. Worried by this liberal Jew, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover compiled a 1000-page file, which Brian calls a jumble of fact, fantasy, lies, rumours and ravings. ISBN: 0471114596. Our Book No: 17107. $20 AUD.
22. Bringas, Ernie (2003). Created Equal: A Case for the Animal Human Connection. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads. 169 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, faint creasing rear cover & last few pages. The author argues for the concept of animal equality. Thought-provoking, far-reaching, and soul-searching. Tackles controversial topics - such as killing for sport, meat consumption, animal research, and even insect ethics - with warmth, insight and humour. ISBN: 1571743820. Our Book No: 21955. $10 AUD.
23. Broderick, Damien (1999). The Last Mortal Generation: How Science will Alter Our lives in the 21st Century (Reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 256 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, rear cover corner faintly creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. An explanation of the latest scientific research into genetic engineering, neuroscience, quantum theory and cosmology. Science is on the verge of providing what - up till now - only religion has claimed to offer - a genuine prospect of immortality, and the ability to understand the deepest mysteries of life. ISBN: 1864364408. Our Book No: 23083. $10 AUD.
24. Brooks, Geraldine (2002). Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (Modern reprint ed). London: Fourth Estate. 321 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few small marks, minor edgewear. Historical novel of the plague, by Australian-American writer, set in a isolated mountain British village in 1666. The housemaid named Anna Frith is the unlikely heroine and healer. ISBN: 9781841154589. Our Book No: 28037. $10 AUD.
25. Cannon, Walter B. (1963). Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Researches into the Function of Emotional Excitement (2nd ed). New York: Harper Torchbooks. 404 pp. Paperback thick trade, card covers, very good condition, figures, rubber stamp, edges lightly foxed, faint foxing inside covers, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. American physiologist describes a pioneering series of investigations concerned with bodily changes that occur in conjunction with pain, hunger and the main emotions. (Originally published, 1915. This is the later second edition.). Our Book No: 24778. $12 AUD.
26. Carlson, Neil R. (2010). Physiology of Behavior: Pearson International Edition (10th revised ed). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 730 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, tables, figures, covers lightly scratched, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The research reported in this 10th edition reflects the enormous advances made since the books publication in 1977. This new edition features many new topics not covered in previous editions, including a new section on itch, control reaching and grasping, the role of sleep in procedural and declarative learning, anorexic symptoms as a response to starvation, new treatment for anorexia, functional imaging during signing in deaf people, and others. The author has revised the existing art and prepared new art to illustrate research that is described for the first time in this edition. ISBN: 9780205683086. Our Book No: 26433. $30 AUD.
27. Carruthers, Malcolm (1997). Maximising Manhood: Beating the Male Menopause. Sydney: HarperCollins. 240 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price marks. The pioneer English G.P. explains how testosterone deficiency, particularly in men in their fifties, can have a huge effect on men's health. Based on 1000 case studies in his practice. The male menopause (andropause) is very poorly known compared to the female menopause. The main symptoms are irritability, loss of energy and low libido. ISBN: 072253518X. Our Book No: 13678. $10 AUD.
28. Cavanagh, Michelle (2006). Margaret Holmes: The Life and Times of an Australian Peace Campaigner. Sydney: New Holland. 319 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. This is the untold story of an Australian peace legend. Spirited and strong-willed, Margaret Holmes was shaped by some of the 20th century's most defining moments in war and peace. She spoke out against Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, apartheid in South Africa and chemical and biological weapons. Margaret was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2001. This book is a celebration of what one woman can achieve in her lifetime. ISBN: 1741104653. Our Book No: 22343. $15 AUD.
29. Chalmers, A. F. (1979). What is This Thing Called Science? An Assessment of the Nature and Status of Science and Its Methods (1st p/b, reprint ed). Brisbane: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. The standard textbook on the philosophy of science, here in the original edition, by philosophy academic, University of Sydney. Drawing on illuminating historical examples, asks and answers some of the most fundamental questions about the nature of science and its methods. What is the characteristic that serves to distinguish scientific knowledge from other kinds of knowledge? What is the role of experiment in science? What is the role of theory in science? ISBN: 070221342X. Our Book No: 3231. $12 AUD.
30. Chauvin, Remy (1985). Parapsychology: When the Irrational Rejoins Science. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. 164 pp. Hardback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings. An innovative introduction to parapsychology, by a French biologist from the Sorbonne, thus providing a much-needed European perspective. ISBN: 0899501451. Our Book No: 1787. $10 AUD.
31. Clarke, Angus (editor) (1994). Genetic Counselling: Practice and Principles [Professional Ethics Series]. London: Routledge. 266 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. These essays examine the social and ethical issues raised in genetic counselling, testing and screening. With equal emphasis on principle and practice, contributions are drawn both from health professionals and other contributors working in the fields of social science, philosophy, and law. Topics covered include the medical perspective, the nursing perspective, prenatal and newborn screening, lessons from the past, mental handicap, and confidentiality and privacy. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0415082587. Our Book No: 11573. $10 AUD.
32. Clary, David A (2003). Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age. New York: Hyperion. 324 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), top corner rear cover little creased, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. The life and work of the troubled, solitary genius Robert H. Goddard, who was the American father of rocketry and space flight, launching the world's first liquid-fuel rockets and the first powered vehicles to break the sound barrier. He was supported by Charles Lindbergh and Harry Guggenheim, when he devised the methods that carried men to the moon. His inventions are used today to fly rockets and jet planes. ISBN: 0786887052. Our Book No: 28734. $20 AUD.
33. Clegg, E. J. (1969). The Study of Man: An Introduction to Human Biology (Reprint ed). London: English Universities Press. 212 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), figures, tables, few plates, edgewear jacket (chipped, edges rubbed & little worn, faint toning reverse side, flap clipped), light foxing few pages, edges & pages lightly toned, minor annotation few pages, owner's rubber stamps. Human biology is defined as the study of human variation, both of its causation, whether genetic or environmental, and of its importance in fitting the individual or population to its environment. There are chapters on genetics and on descriptive aspects of variability, a brief survey on human growth and senescence, with emphasis on growth at puberty. The book will be of interest to the general reader and in particular to students, and first year undergraduates in the biological sciences. ISBN: 034005137X. Our Book No: 27333. $15 AUD.
34. Cowburn, John (2013). Scientism: A Word We Need. Melbourne, Preston: Mosaic Press. 162 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Scientism is indeed a word that we need. We need it because it describes a way of thinking that has profound and radical implications and is becoming more and more dominant in Western culture. John Cowburn (retired Australian theologian) first introduces us to scientism as the belief that only scientific knowledge is valid, that science can explain and do everything and that nothing else can explain or do anything and that science and reason, or scientific and rational, are co-extensive terms . He covers science, philosophy, psychology, criminology and Christianity, and on the key developments and shifts of thought that have been critical in building up the intellectual edifice of scientism in these fields. ISBN: 9781743240250. Our Book No: 16043. $18 AUD.
35. Cribb, Julian; Sari, Tjempaka (2010). Open Science: Sharing Knowledge in the Global Century (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, last page little creased, minor edgewear, top spine & most pages little bumped. Offers practical ways to communicate science in a highly networked world where billions of people still have little or no access to advanced knowledge or technologies. The authors describe low-cost, effective means to transfer knowledge to target audiences in industry, government, the community and to the public at large. ISBN: 9780643097636. Our Book No: 27227. $15 AUD.
36. da Vinci, Leonardo; Desmond, Michael (essay) & Pedretti, Prof. Carlo (interpretation) (2000). Leonardo da Vinci The Codex Leicester - Notebook of a Genius (1st ed). Sydney: Powerhouse Publishing. 168 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card covers (with flaps), single-colour reproductions, few minor scratches covers, faint foxing top edge, minimal edgewear. This book is a rare look at the inquiring mind of the definitive Italian Renaissance artist, scientist and thinker as well as an exceptional illustration of the link between art and science. Each page of the codex is reproduced in this book and has an insightful interpretation of the original Italian texts by Leonardo scholar, Professor Pedretti. The book also includes an introductory essay by Michael Desmond on Leonardo, his work and his place in the Renaissance. The book has been published in conjunction with the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: The Codex Leicester - Notebook of a Genius" at the Powerhouse Museum 5 September to 5 November 2000. ISBN: 1863170812. Our Book No: 29378. $60 AUD.
37. Damasio, Antonio R. (1994). Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain (1st ed). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 312 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, dual binding (has superior binding along spine), minor edgewear jacket. First edition. This book starts with the story of Phineas Gage, the famous 19th-century case of behavioral change that followed brain damage, and is followed by the contemporary recreation of Gage's brain. The author uses his own experiences with neurological patients affected by brain damage, to show how the absence of emotion and feeling can destroy rationality. The book is written with clarity and grace, and is certain to start impassioned debate about the origin of reason in the brain, and about the relationship between mind and body in general. ISBN: 0399138943. Our Book No: 27523. $20 AUD.
38. Dando-Collins, Stephen (2008). Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, the Australasian Rabbit Plague and a Ten Million Dollar Prize (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, few cartoons, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. In 1887, the desperate NSW government of Sir Henry Parkes advertised an international competition for a biological cure for the rabbit plague ravaging Australian and New Zealand farms. The competition, with a prize equivalent to $10 million today, attracted 1500 entries, and generated a sensational episode in Australasian history that combined science, subterfuge and scandal. The previously untold true story of an extraordinary episode in both scientific and national history. ISBN: 9781741667035. Our Book No: 24857. $25 AUD.
39. Dart, R. K. (1996). Microbiology for the Analytical Chemist (1st ed). Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry. 159 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, cover corners lightly scuffed, minor edgewear, red biro annotation one page, owner's rubber stamps including edges. This book has been written for analytical chemists who have little or no knowledge of microbiology, but may need to interpret microbiological results. The book covers a wide area of microbiological situations in analysis. ISBN: 0854045244. Our Book No: 25562. $12 AUD.
40. Davey, Graham (1989). Ecological Learning Theory. London: Routledge. 392 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover corner lightly creased. British psychologist explains why learning processes are adaptive functions subject to evolutionary selection. ISBN: 0415011906. Our Book No: 3101. $15 AUD.
41. Davidson, Keay (1999). Carl Sagan: A Life. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 540 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, bottom corner rear cover faintly creased, minor edgewear corners. Heavy. A biography of one of the most influential, provocative, and celebrated American astronomers and science advocate of this century. The author interviewed Sagan's family and friends and had exclusive access to many personal papers to write this biography. ISBN: 0471395366. Our Book No: 28076. $25 AUD.
42. Davies, Justine (editor) (2010). An Inconceivable Notion: Stories of Coping with Infertility and Childlessness (1st ed). Warriewood, NSW: Finch Publishing. 214 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. A collection of stories from women and men who have been unable to conceive, either from physical reasons or through other circumstances. The contributors, from throughout Australia, discuss the issues that they faced, and how their childlessness has affected their lives and their relationships, past and present. In frank and honest accounts of their thoughts and emotions the women and men interviewed highlight important and rarely discussed issues in society today. ISBN: 9781921462115. Our Book No: 24902. $15 AUD.
43. Dawkins, Richard (1996). Climbing Mount Improbable. London: Viking / Penguin Books. 308 pp. Paperback, very good condition, figures (text-photos & drawings), spine little faded, minor edgewear. An elegant series of lectures on Darwinian selection, demonstrating that organisms are merely vehicles for genes. ISBN: 0140263020. Our Book No: 20119. $10 AUD.
44. Dawkins, Richard (2004). A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love (Reprint ed). Boston: Mariner / Houghton Mifflin. 263 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book takes the author back to the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in "The Selfish Gene". These essays are moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including an eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams, correspondence with Stephen Jay Gould, and visits with paleoanthropologists Richard and Maeve Leakey. The collection includes a note to the author's ten-year-old daughter. ISBN: 9780618485390. Our Book No: 28572. $17 AUD.
45. Dawkins, Richard (2005). The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life (Reprint ed). London: Phoenix. 685 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, pages lightly toned, light crease spine, minor edgewear. The story of evolution, a journey of four billion years through time from human ancestor's back to the microbial origins of life. The illustrations bring the fascinating text to life. The author writes with passion, elegance and wit and shares his palpable love of science and the natural world. ISBN: 0753819961. Our Book No: 28425. $16 AUD.
46. Dawkins, Richard (2010). The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (Reprint ed). London: Black Swan. 470 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, pages lightly toned, small bump top spine, minor edgewear. A counter-attack on creationists, followers of 'intelligent design' and anyone who questions evolution as a scientific fact. The author pulls together the incontrovertible evidence that underpins it: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record - from plate tectonics to molecular genetics. He writes with passion, elegance and wit and shares his palpable love of science and the natural world. ISBN: 9780552775243. Our Book No: 28411. $15 AUD.
47. Dawson-Saunders, Beth; Trapp, Robert G. (1994). Basic & Clinical Biostatistics: International Student Edition (2nd ed). London: Prentice-Hall International. 344 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good condition, figures, tables, edges & pages lightly toned, few creases covers, front cover lightly bent, edgewear. Covers the traditional topics of biostatistics and quantitative methods as applied to medicine, clinical practice, and research in the easy-to-understand LANGE format. Actual examples emphasize design, the interpretation of medical research results, mastery of statistical literacy, and the development of sound judgement about data applicable to clinical care. ISBN: 0838506259. Our Book No: 26458. $15 AUD.
48. de Waal, Frans; Macedo, Stephen (editor) & Ober, Josiah (editor) (2009). Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (P/b, reprint ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 209 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition. Explores the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. Drawing on both Darwin and recent scientific advances, the authors demonstrate a strong continuity between human and animal behavior. ISBN: 9780691141299. Our Book No: 16672. $20 AUD.
49. Dear, Peter (2006). The Intelligibility of Nature: How Science Makes Sense of the World (1st ed) [Science.culture]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 242 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & figures, minor edgewear jacket, minimal foxing edges. This fascinating book is about the important relationship between instrumentalism and realism in the sciences from 1600 to 1950. The author's intellectual journey begins with a crucial observation: that the enterprise of science is, and has been, directed toward two distinct but frequently conflated ends - doing and knowing. The illustrations throughout the book help to make this an interesting book for anyone wanting to learn about the nature of science. ISBN: 0226139484. Our Book No: 29442. $20 AUD.
50. Diamond, Jared (1998). Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years (Reprint ed). London: Vintage. 480 pp. Paperback, very good condition, figures, black & white photos, edges faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, stock photo differs from cover design. This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult, question about human history. Why did history unfold so differently on different continents? Geography and biography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and Aboriginal Australians. ISBN: 0099302780. Our Book No: 21980. $16 AUD.
51. Dobbs, B. J. T. (1983). The Foundations of Newton's Alchemy [Cambridge Paperback Library]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 300 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, top edge little foxed, bottom edge rubbed, edgewear, owner's written name title page. The famous English scientist Isaac Newton left at his death a large collection of papers on alchemy, mostly in his own handwriting. The importance of this legacy has been debated ever since. The author exhaustively chronicles the mystic climate of Newton's age. She tracks the final 30 years of Newton's life spent in diligent but fruitless quest for the Lapis Philosophorum or Philosopher's Stone. ISBN: 0521273811. Our Book No: 15717. $25 AUD.
52. Doherty, Peter (2013). Their Fate is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World. New York: The Experiment. 245 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, top corner front cover & first few pages minimally creased, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. Follows a diverse cast of bird species around the world - from tufted puffins in Puget Sound to griffon vultures in India, pigeons in East Asia, and wedge-tailed shearwaters off the islands of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, to illuminate bird's role as an early warning system for threats to the health of our planet and our well-being. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine with a Swiss colleague in 1996 for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defence, and was also recognised as Australian of the Year in 1997. ISBN: 9781615190911. Our Book No: 28379. $14 AUD.
53. Domeyko, Paz (2005). A Life in Exile: Ignacy Domeyko 1802 - 1889 (1st ed). [Sydney, Bellevue Hill]: Paz Domeyko. 426 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny mark bottom edge near spine. This fascinating story of the life of the Chilean geologist, scientist and explorer, has been written by his great-granddaugher, Paz Domeyko, using Ignacy's diaries and letters. ISBN: 0646447289. Our Book No: 26233. $30 AUD.
54. Donovan, Arthur (1996). Antoine Lavoisier: Science, Administration and Revolution (Reissue ed) [Cambridge Science Biographies]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 350 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, few tiny creases & scratches covers, minor edgewear, prize presentation certificate front flyleaf. A comprehensive biography of the great 18th-century French chemist, biochemist and administrator, Antoine Lavoisier. This book illuminates the rise of modern science and the history of the French Revolution. ISBN: 052156672X. Our Book No: 21578. $22 AUD.
55. Dreher, Henry (1995). The Immune Power Personality: 7 Traits You Can Develop to Stay Healthy (1st stated ed) [Seven Traits]. New York: Dutton. 368 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side). This book draws on cutting-edge research in the mind-body field to identify seven traits associated with immunity. Shows how individuals can cultivate these traits in themselves. ISBN: 0525938389. Our Book No: 24400. $15 AUD.
56. Edhlund, Bengt M. (2005). Manuscript Writing using EndNote and Word. Sweden: Form & Kunskap. 116 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, figures (screenshots). (Copyright, 2005. Later printed POD copy.) The author is a Swedish specialist consultant on Endnote and other similar informatics products. This user's guide makes your scientific writing easier. The reference handling software EndNote offers benefits to writers in virtually any science or discipline, enabling you to transfer literature references instantly whilst writing in Word. This book will help you get your bibliography perfected in Word. It tells you how to manage your libraries, insert citations, footnotes, graphs, images, notes and how to create bibliographies. (Note: Based on an earlier version of Endnote, but similar principles still apply.). ISBN: 1411625064. Our Book No: 15423. $10 AUD.
57. Einstein, Albert; Calaprice, Alice; Dyson, Freeman (foreword) (2011). The Ultimate Quotable Einstein. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 578 pp. Hardback small thick, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). This definitive collection of quotations by Albert Einstein has been compiled by Alice Calaprice, and revised from previous versions (including an original collected by Helen Dukas). ISBN: 9780691138176. Our Book No: 16409. $20 AUD.
58. Ellyard, David (2006). Who Invented What When (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 320 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover creased, base spine little scuffed, minor edgewear cover corners. The Australian science journalist covers over 500 years of inventions, from the first pocket-watch to the latest biotechnology, and all the big, and not so big, inventions in between. There are timelines and comprehensive indexes for easy reference. This book is as entertaining as it is full of information. ISBN: 9781741104882. Our Book No: 29611. $18 AUD.
59. Ewart, Elizabeth (editor); O'Hanlon, Michael (editor) (2007). Body Arts and Modernity. Wantage, Oxon: Sean Kingston Publishing. 185 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. These essays draw together ideas emerging from the anthropology of the body, the Western interest in body ornamentation of the 'other', and the recent revival of specific body arts such as tattooing and piercing. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from the Amazon, Indonesia, Africa, Melanesia and Polynesia, this volume shows how bodily presentation plays a fundamental role in contemporary identity politics, interacting with national and global stereotypes, that may in turn both constrain and empower local traditions. ISBN: 0954557298. Our Book No: 22604. $38 AUD.
60. Farber, Susan L. (1981). Identical Twins Reared Apart: A Reanalysis. New York: Basic Books. 383 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, cloth cover flecked at base, minor edgewear jacket (sticker mark front cover). A pioneering study of identical (monozygotic) twins who were separated soon after birth. Such twins provide unique indicators about what human characteristics are genetic (hereditary) and which are caused by environment (the nature - nurture debate). ISBN: 0465032281. Our Book No: 1084. $18 AUD.
61. Farrington, Benjamin (1953). Greek Science: Its Meaning For Us (1st combined ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 320 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, pages lightly toned as usual, cover corners little creased, minor edgewear. A survey of scientific thought from 600 BC to the time of Ptolemy and Galen, when the foundations of much of modern science were laid. Our Book No: 21966. $10 AUD.
62. Forrest, Barbara; Gross, Paul R. (2004). Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design (Reprint ed). New York: Oxford University Press. 401 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Forrest and Gross expose the scientific failure, the religious essence, and the political ambitions of the intelligent design reformulation of creationism. They examine the movement's wedge strategy - which aims to influence American opinion through public relations rather than scientific research. ISBN: 0195157427. Our Book No: 13016. $15 AUD.
63. Franks, Felix (1982). Polywater. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 208 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. The curious story of the scientists who claimed the existence of polywater, a new form of water that freezes solid at life-sustaining temperatures. A case study of pseudoscience or pathological science. ISBN: 0262060736. Our Book No: 15710. $15 AUD.
64. Gardner, Martin (1957). Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (Revised, modern reprint ed). New York: Dover Publications. 363 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few minor creases. Cover subtitle: "The curious theories of modern pseudoscientists and the strange, amusing and alarming cults that surround them. A study of human gullibility." A skeptic who is critical of UFOs, Bridey Murphy, Wilhelm Reich, Ron Hubbard, psionic machines, Dr W. E. Bates, etc. ISBN: 0486203948. Our Book No: 7738. $13 AUD.
65. Gigerenzer, Gerd; Swijtink, Zeno;Porter, Theodore;Daston, Lorraine;Beatty, John, & Kruger, Lorenz (1997). The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life (Reprint ed) [Ideas in Context Series]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. (An in-stock secondhand printed-on-demand copy.) Describes how quantitative ideas of chance transformed the natural and social sciences, as well as daily life over the last 300 years. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance, to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological impact in biology, physics and psychology. Recurring themes include determinism, inference, causality, free will, evidence, and the shifting meaning of probability - but in dramatically different disciplinary and historical contexts. In contrast to the literature on the mathematical development of probability and statistics, this book centres on how these technical innovations remade our conceptions of nature, mind and society. Written by an interdisciplinary team of historians and philosophers, this readable, lucid account keeps technical material to an absolute minimum. It is aimed not only at specialists in the history and philosophy of science, but also at the general reader and scholars in other disciplines. ISBN: 052139838X. Our Book No: 15298. $30 AUD.
66. Giles, Bill; Pattugalan, Theresa (sketches) (2000). No More Chronic Fatigue: Improving Immune Strength and Efficiency (1st ed). Canberra: National Institute of Biological Medicine (NIBM). 136 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour tables, figures, corners creased, minor scratches covers, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). This is a self-help book about improving the immune system, and preventing chronic fatigue. It involves grain removal from the diet and customised medicines available from NIBM. The author is a biologist with a lifetime interest in physical and mental health. He is a recognised yoga teacher and has taught courses at the Australian National University and for the Australian Institute of Sport. Loosely inserted: brochure about the book from NIBM. ISBN: 0646397427. Our Book No: 21792. $40 AUD.
67. Gillespie, John H. (1994). The Causes of Molecular Evolution (Reprint ed) [Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution]. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, figures, minor edgewear. 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. ISBN: 0195092716. Our Book No: 27336. $30 AUD.
68. Godfrey, Laurie R. (editor) (1984). Scientists Confront Creationism. New York: W. W. Norton. 324 pp. 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. 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. ISBN: 0393301540. Our Book No: 16078. $10 AUD.
69. Goldacre, Ben (2009). Bad Science. London: Fourth Estate. 370 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. By British physician best known for his "Bad Science" column in "The Guardian". He exposes quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies, particularly from big pharmaceutical companies. He takes the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window in its quest to sell more papers. He also teaches you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample size, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009. ISBN: 9780007284870. Our Book No: 15340. $12 AUD.
70. Goldbort, Robert (2006). Writing for Science: The Most Comprehensive Writing Guide Available for Science Students and Professional Researchers (1st ed). New Haven: Yale University Press. 330 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, boxes, minimal edgewear. Covers the entire range of writing skills that an experimental scientist may need to employ. Detailed chapters cover every type of science writing, from routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda, to the more complex writing required in theses, journal articles, and grant proposals. Using numerous extended examples, offers students and professionals alike the thorough, practical advice needed to write and communicate effectively. ISBN: 0684849585. Our Book No: 24486. $12 AUD.
71. Gordon, E. Barry (2006). Testosterone Deficiency: The Hidden Disease - A Major Health Issue for Every Woman - Every Man. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse. 147 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner tips few pages & rear cover little creased. American medical practitioner recommends testosterone replacement therapy for a range of health problems, particularly in the elderly. ISBN: 059541494X. Our Book No: 14352. $12 AUD.
72. Gore, Al (2007). The Assault on Reason (How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision-Making, Degrade Democracy and Imperil America and the World) (Australian printing ed). London: Bloomsbury. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The author of "An Inconvenient Truth" draws on a life's experience in politics as well as on the work of experts across broad range of disciplines to write a far-sighted book about the vital role of reason in a healthy democracy. ISBN: 9780747591597. Our Book No: 28855. $15 AUD.
73. Gould, Stephen Jay (1990). Hens Teeth and Horse's Toes (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Group. 413 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few black & white drawings & text-photos, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the third volume of his collected essays. The author is celebrating the worldwide festivities for the third Darwinian centennial of our century, the 100th anniversary of Darwin's death. This readable and perceptive book will interest anyone wanting to know more about evolutionary theory. ISBN: 0140134816. Our Book No: 29203. $14 AUD.
74. Gould, Stephen Jay (1991). Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History. London: Penguin Books. 347 pp. Paperback small thick trade, good condition, black & white drawings, top spine sightly chipped, light foxing inside covers & endpapers, edges lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book attempts to tackle one of the broadest issues that science can address. The author examines a precious and very important fossil locality -the Burgess Shale of British Columbia, containing a unique collection of Cambrian fossils. ISBN: 0140133801. Our Book No: 27437. $14 AUD.
75. Gould, Stephen Jay (1996). Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 244 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), figures (including drawings), minimal edgewear. 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'. ISBN: 0224041320. Our Book No: 3658. $20 AUD.
76. Gould, Stephen Jay (1997). Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin. London: Vintage. 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, pages lightly toned as common. 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'. ISBN: 0099893606. Our Book No: 15904. $10 AUD.
77. Gould, Stephen Jay (2001). The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History. London / Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 372 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings & text-photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. All these essays by Stephen Jay Gould were previously published by "Natural History" magazine. ISBN: 0099285835. Our Book No: 24578. $12 AUD.
78. Gould, Stephen Jay (2003). The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities (1st UK ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 479 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), old price marks. First UK edition. Stephen Jay Gould uses the centuries-old conflict between science and the humanities to investigate urgent scientific research issues of the past and present. His last book, published after his death. An original analysis, being a expansion of a presidential Address to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). ISBN: 022406309X. Our Book No: 20105. $15 AUD.
79. Gray, Jeffrey A. (1980). Ivan Pavlov [Modern Masters]. New York: Viking Press. 153 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black cloth spine, pages lightly toned, reverse jacket lightly toned (minor edgewear), few small marks endpapers, owner's written name. Biography of the Nobel-Prize-winning Russian physiologist who discovered the conditioned reflex during experiments with dogs. This concise account of his life and works follows the development of Pavlov's theories of brain function, behavior, and personality, based on the concept of conditioning. The author also discusses Pavlov's critics and followers, especially in the Soviet Union, and assesses his contribution to our understanding of behavior, brain and mind. ISBN: 0670404578. Our Book No: 28822. $18 AUD.
80. Greek, Ray C.; Greek, Jean Swingle (2003). Specious Science: How Genetics and Evolution Reveal Why Medical Research on Animals Harm Humans (1st p/b ed) [Why Experiments on Animals Harm Humans]. New York: Continuum. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. 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). ISBN: 0826415385. Our Book No: 21642. $10 AUD.
81. Greenspan, Stanley I.; Shanker, Stuart (2004). The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans (1st stated ed). Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press / Perseus Books. 503 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), tables, minimal edgewear jacket. Heavy. Drawing on fascinating evidence, from their own research and collaborations that compared language and intelligence of human infants and apes, and also the fossil record, neuroscience, and their extensive work with children with autism. The authors offer a radical new direction for evolutionary theory, developmental psychology, and philosophy. ISBN: 0738206806. Our Book No: 27334. $20 AUD.
82. Greenwood, P. J. (editor); Harvey, P. H. (editor); Slatkin, M. (editor) (1987). Evolution: Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith (1st p/b ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 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. ISBN: 0521348978. Our Book No: 27323. $18 AUD.
83. Gross, Paul R.; Levitt, Norman (1997). Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science (Reprint ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine lightly faded, top edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear & rubbing. Thorough critique of left-wing scholars of "cultural studies" who turn to subjects far outside their areas of expertise. Fashionable viewpoints include postmodernism, feminism, radical environmentalism, multiculturalism and AIDS activism. They find the origins of their anti-science attitudes not only in modern discontents, but also in a long tradition of Romantic unhappiness with rationalism. ISBN: 0801857074. Our Book No: 16609. $25 AUD.
84. Groves, Colin P. (1989). A Theory of Human and Primate Evolution (1st ed) [Oxford Science Publications]. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 375 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, navy boards with red & gilt lettering on spine, very good condition, figures, tables, tiny mark fore-edge, minimal pencil underlining. About evolutionary and taxonomic theory as they stand today. The author has looked at old theories, dusted them off, looked at them in a new context, fitted them together, and applied them to humans and other primates. This book will be useful and of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate students. ISBN: 0198576293. Our Book No: 27324. $50 AUD.
85. Haack, Susan (2007). Defending Science Within Reason: Between Scientism and Cynicism (1st p/b ed). Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. 411 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor crease front cover, light bump base spine, minor edgewear. This new and original look at questions about scientific evidence and scientific method asks vital questions about science and its place in society. The author writes with verve and wry humor, in a witty, direct, and easy-to-read way. ISBN: 9781591024583. Our Book No: 28696. $25 AUD.
86. Harman, Willis (1991). A Re-Examination of the Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science [Research Report, Causality Project, CP-1]. Sausalito, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences. 110 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover, small tear base front cover, some edgewear, owner's written name title page. Proposes a new wholeness perspective in science, in which the standard objective reductionist scientific method is complemented by incorporating subjective knowledge of "inner reality" (a sense of oneness or the mystical). Our Book No: 6551. $15 AUD.
87. Hayward, Jeremy W. (1987). Shifting Worlds Changing Minds: Where the Sciences and Buddhism Meet. Boston: New Science Library / Shambhala. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear & rubbing. By nuclear physicist who is also vice-president of the Naropa Institute. From the author of "Perceiving Ordinary Magic," this book proposes that both science and Buddhism offer powerful insights into human nature that can help to bring about profound changes in our lives and society. Argues that a radical uprooting of our beliefs about reality is necessary if we are to resolve our confusion about our world and ourselves. An in-depth, non-technical analysis of the perceptual process, drawing on the latest data from cognitive science - the "new science of mind." Added to these are insights gained from the Buddhist practice of mindfulness - awareness meditation. ISBN: 0877733686. Our Book No: 4501A. $15 AUD.
88. Heath, Chas. E (1930). The Beginner's Guide to the Microscope: With a Section on Mounting Slides (3rd, revised ed). London: Percival Marshall & Co., Ltd. 116 pp. Hardback small, papered boards, condition, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), stains bottom edge few rear pages, edges lightly toned & foxed, pages lightly toned, spine creased & lightly worn (texta mark, little loss base spine), light scuff & sticker marks front cover, owner's rubber stamp. Third revised edition. (Estimated date, 1930s, Trove catalogue.) This little book is packed with information to help the ordinary person by giving instructions to use the microscope to discover the hidden wonders that are all around us. Our Book No: 26709. $15 AUD.
89. Heazle, Michael; Pillar, Paul R. (foreword) (2010). Uncertainty in Policy Making: Values and Evidence in Complex Decisions [Science in Society Series]. London: Earthscan Publications. 185 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, as new condition. Explores how uncertainty is interpreted and used by policy makers, experts and politicians. It argues that conventional notions of rational, evidence-based policy making - hailed by governments and organisations across the world as the only way to make good policy - is impossible in highly complex and uncertain environments. The blind pursuit of such a rational goal is in fact irrational in a world of competing values and interests. Based on two high-profile case studies: the Iraq War, and climate change policy in the US, UK and Australia. Based on three years' research - including interviews with experts such as Hans Blix, Paul Pillar and Brian Jones. Both case studies show that treatment of uncertainty issues in specialist advice is often determined by how well the advice fits with or contradicts the policy goals and orientation of the politicians. One should not allow the debate to be side-tracked by arguments over whose expert advice is "more right". We must accept that uncertainty in complex issues is unavoidable, and recognise the values and interests that lie at the heart of the issues. Offers a hedging approach; this enables policy makers to manage rather than eliminate uncertainty. ISBN: 9781849710831. Our Book No: 14256. $40 AUD.
90. Hendry, Dr Peter; Stanger, Ian (2004). It's in Your Blood: The Recollections of a Doctor and a Medical Scientist in Pathology During 50 Years from 1938 to 1988. Victor Harbor, SA: Brolga Press. 310 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few tiny impressions front cover & first few pages, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corners, autograph (written names both authors). Part memoir, part discussion, the authors reflect on their work of 50 years in pathology at the Newcastle Hospital and the wider community. It is also the story of pathology - its history, procedures, advances, and impact upon the development of modern medicine. ISBN: 192078537X. Our Book No: 28197. $20 AUD.
91. Hess, David J. (1993). Science in the New Age: The Paranormal, its Defenders and the Debunkers, and American Culture. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear. A cultural anthropology academic explores ideologies of the paranormal in the United States. He offers a map of the labyrinth of views put forward by parapsychologists, skeptical debunkers, spirit channelers and crystal healers, Hollywood poltergeist scripts, and prophets of the New Age. ISBN: 0299138240. Our Book No: 10768A. $15 AUD.
92. Highley, Kerry (2016). Dancing in My Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Clayton: Monash University Publishing. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, front cover little creased, tiny dent top spine, minor edgewear corners. The story of infantile paralysis and its treatment, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus (polio virus), and the studies in virology and immunology that culminated in the production of a polio vaccine. The experiences of patients and the voices of survivors are highlighted, showing how ethnicity, class, age and gender all mediated individual's reactions to the disease, which included fear, rejection, denial and anger. ISBN: 9781922235848. Our Book No: 29417. $30 AUD.
93. Hillary, Eve (2003). Health Betrayal: Staying Away from the Sickness Industry (1st ed). Sydney: Synergy Books. 235 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, slight crease front cover, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication to owner). The author, who suffers a chronic illness, offers a stinging critique of the causes of chronic illness from an environmental aspect. Also discusses potential problems with genetic engineering. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0975059408. Our Book No: 22246. $10 AUD.
94. Hirshfeld, Alan (2006). The Electric Life of Michael Faraday. New York: Walker & Company. 258 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small mark front free flyleaf. British scientist Michael Faraday laid the groundwork of our technological society, most importantly by inventing the electric generator and electric motor, and providing inspiration to Albert Einstein. An intimate biography of an intuitive experimentalist, despite being deeply religious, who rose from a humble background to the scientific elite. ISBN: 0802714706. Our Book No: 17183. $20 AUD.
95. Hodges, Andrew; Hofstadter, Douglas (foreword) (2014). Alan Turing, the Enigma: The Book that Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game" (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 736 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner rear cover little creased, minimal edgewear. This impressive biography of the founder of computer science, reissued with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. This is a story about mathematics, computers, cryptography, espionage and homosexual persecution. The author explores the inner and outer drama of the British scientist's little-known life. (Now a major new film starring Benedict Cumberbatch.). ISBN: 9781784700089. Our Book No: 17131. $18 AUD.
96. Holloway, Richard (2009). Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition (Australian ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 200g pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. In this book the author looks at the human condition, which can inflict cruelty on each other, but can also be capable of being tender, empathic, and to show warmth and feeling. He draws on a selection of writings from history, philosophy, anthropology, science, poetry, theology and literature, to show how humans can stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the challenge of the saint. ISBN: 9781921520112. Our Book No: 29492. $20 AUD.
97. Hollway, Wendy (1989). Subjectivity and Method in Psychology: Gender, Meaning and Science [Gender and Psychology Series]. London: Sage Publications. 150 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine label. This book shows how psychology can be done differently. Her research on subjectivity and gender difference leads to a theory on how meaning is achieved within discourses, and - combined with psychodynamic processes and power relations - to a critique of mainstream psychologies, and support for feminist psychology and other emancipatory psychologies. ISBN: 0803982089. Our Book No: 2333. $12 AUD.
98. Hoyningen-Huene, Paul (1993). Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions: Thomas S. Kuhn's Philosophy of Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover little marked & rubbed, minor edgewear. A comprehensive study of the influential theories of the philosopher Thomas S. Kuhn, particularly his book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", in which he proposed his paradigm theory. The discussion is anchored by the historiographic foundations of Kuhn's philosophy. ISBN: 0226355519. Our Book No: 12336. $15 AUD.
99. Huizenga, John R. (1993). Cold Fusion: The Scientific Fiasco of the Century (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 318 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few tiny scratches covers, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. This book documents the development of the cold fusion saga up to July 1993, and provides a careful and thorough study of the scientific and other issues relating to the controversy. A classic study of pseudoscience. ISBN: 0198558171. Our Book No: 21579. $15 AUD.
100. Ishigami, Dr Tohiu; Kitasato, Prof. Shibasaburo; MacDonald, Donald (1905). A Text-Book on Plague: Translated, Enlarged, and Illustrated with Pathogenic Horticulture [Japanese Text-Book on Plague]. Adelaide: D. MacDonald / Vardon & Pritchard (Printers). 180 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, original dark green cloth cover (gilt lettering, front cover little stained), figures (including black & white text-photos), colour plates, frontispiece, minor foxing, pages lightly toned, edgewear (notably spine ends, corners bumped), owner's sticker, rubber stamp, annotation front free flyleaf. This textbook was originally written in Japanese by Ishigami, and later revised by Kitasato. The current edition was translated, enlarged, illustrated and self-published by Donald MacDonald, late Consulting Bacteriologist to the South Australian Government. With 152 illustrations and three chromolithographic plates. Part I is a translation of the Japanese text in 21 chapters. Part II is an extra six chapters by MacDonald, being pathogenic horticulture. Library sticker of Prof. Bryan Gandevia. Rubber stamp of Prof. Edward Ford. Our Book No: 16457. $90 AUD.
101. Jastrow, Joseph (1962). Error and Eccentricity in Human Belief (New ed) [Former title: Wish and Wisdom, Episodes in the Vagaries of Belief]. New York: Dover Publications. 394 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Reissued and retitled edition of a classic text on pseudoscientific thinking, originally published in 1935. Our Book No: 13969. $20 AUD.
102. Jeans, Sir James (1945). The New Background of Science (2nd ed). London: Scientific Book Club. 312 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, some pages little creased, minor edgewear. The pioneer British physicist provides a popular account of modern physics, particularly relativity and quantum mechanics, against a background of rudimentary philosophy (of the scientist rather than the metaphysician). Our Book No: 4267. $10 AUD.
103. Johnson, R. (editor); Jellis, G. J. (editor) (1993). Breeding for Disease Resistance (1st ed) [Developments in Plant Pathology Series]. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 205 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, figures, tables. 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.). ISBN: 079231607X. Our Book No: 12837. $40 AUD.
104. Kamkwamba, William; Mealer, Bryan (2009). The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (1st UK ed). London: HarperCollins. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, corners front cover minimally creased, spine little faded, minor edgewear. The author was born in Malawi, an African country where magic ruled, modern science was a mystery, finding food is an ongoing battle, and opportunity and hope were difficult to come by. With only a few old text books and his determination, he constructed a crude windmill. This windmill would prove to be a small miracle that would eventually bring electricity and water to William's little village, changing the community and the lives of the people in the village. This is an inspiring story about one person who was faced with adversity and how he made a difference by using his passion for science and technology. ISBN: 9780007316182. Our Book No: 28694. $20 AUD.
105. Kaplan, Robert M. (2011). The Exceptional Brain and How It Changed the World (reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, pages faintly toned, slight dent & crease front cover, minor edgewear. Written by Australian forensic psychiatrist, writer and historian. The author looks at the brains of famous or notorious people who changed the course of history. He investigates the brains and behaviours of Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Adolf Hitler, Jack the Ripper, Arthur Inman (world's longest diarist), Woody Guthrie, Vaslav Nijinsky, Frida Kahlo, Jack Ruby, Howard Hughes and others. Some of the diseases and conditions that affected them are schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hysteria, psychopathy, parkinsonism, hypergraphia and syphilis. ISBN: 9781742374444. Our Book No: 29359. $20 AUD.
106. Kendler, Kenneth S.; Prescott, Carol A. (2006). Genes, Environment, and Psychopathology: Understanding the Causes of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders. New York: Guilford Press. 412 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Reviews the groundbreaking results of the Virginia Adult Twin Study of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders, based on longitudinal data from over 9000 individuals. The risks for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, alcoholism and substance abuse emerge from the interplay of genetic and environmental influences. Questions addressed include whether risk is disorder-specific, how to distinguish between correlational and causal genetic and environmental factors, sex differences, and how risk and protective factors interact over time. ISBN: 1593853165. Our Book No: 10705. $20 AUD.
107. Kieckhefer, Richard (2000). Magic in the Middle Ages [Cambridge Medieval Textbooks]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 219 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, CANCELLED EX-LIBRARY, review label inside front cover. Surveys the growth and development of magic in medieval Europe. He examines its relation to religion, science, philosophy, art, literature, and politics before introducing the kinds of people who practiced magic, and the reasoning behind their beliefs. The book also looks at many other aspects of life in the Middle Ages. ISBN: 0521785766. Our Book No: 29512. $18 AUD.
108. King, Madonna (2013). Ian Frazer (The Man who Saved a Million Lives). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 249 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white & colour photos. When Professor Ian Frazer was awarded the patent for the vaccine to cervical cancer, he knew it could help to save the lives of 275,000 women around the world each year. Respected across the globe, few people know the real story of the Scottish-born Australian of the Year who is behind one of the great medical discoveries of the century. Given exclusive access to Ian Frazer, biographer and award-winning journalist Madonna King peels back the many layers of his extraordinary life. She tells of the ongoing struggle for funding cancer research, the herculean international legal battle waged to win the patent, the devastating loss of his friend and co-researcher, Dr Jian Zhou, and Ian Frazer s ongoing commitment to have the vaccine made available in the developing world. ISBN: 9780702249570. Our Book No: 15856. $20 AUD.
109. Kirk, John T. O. (2007). Science and Certainty. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal scratching covers, minor edgewear. Why do certain areas of science cause concern to many people today? Attempts to clear away many misunderstandings about the nature and origin of physical and biological reality. This book will appeal to popular science readers, those with an interest in the environment and the implications of science for the meaning of human existence, and students of philosophy, ethics and theology. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9780643093911. Our Book No: 22850. $15 AUD.
110. Kitcher, Philip (1983). Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism (1st p/b ed). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 213 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, edges lightly foxed & rubbed, edgewear, sticker mark, owner's written name. American philosopher of science presents a manual for intellectual self-defense - the most complete book available for presenting the case against "creation science" (a pseudoscience). It is also lucidly explains the nature and methods of genuine science. Begins with a concise introduction to evolutionary theory for non-scientists, and closes with a rebuttal of the charge that this theory undermines religious and moral values. It will astonish many readers that this case must still be made in the 1980s. The integrity of science is under attack. The methods of inquiry used in evolutionary biology are those which are used throughout the sciences. Moreover, modern biology is intertwined with other fields of science. Creationists hope to persuade the public that education in science should be torn apart to make room for a literal reading of Genesis. Refutes the popular complaint that the scientific establishment is dogmatic and intolerant, denying academic freedom to the unorthodox. ISBN: 026261037X. Our Book No: 2322. $10 AUD.
111. Kohn, Alexander (1989). Fortune or Failure: Missed Opportunities and Chance Discoveries in Science. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 199 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), bottom edge rear cover creased jacket (reverse side faintly foxed), minor edgewear. The author, an Israeli professor of virology, combines his anecdotal skill with wit and insight to shed light on the often mysterious, but always compelling, process of scientific discovery. Specifically, he examines the neglected role of chance (serendipity) in major scientific discoveries in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology. The discovery of penicillin gets a special chapter. ISBN: 0631160876. Our Book No: 16279. $15 AUD.
112. Krementsov, Nikolai (2002). The Cure: A Story of Cancer and Politics from the Annals of the Cold War (1st ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 261 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, flaps creased jacket. This is the story of a husband-and-wife team who developed a promising anti-cancer treatment in Stalin's Russia, only to see their discovery entangled in Cold War rivalries, ideological conflict and scientific turf wars. ISBN: 0226452840. Our Book No: 20780. $15 AUD.
113. Krishnamurty, Goteti Bala; Kasovia-Schmitt, Patricia; Ostroff, David J. (1994). Statistics: An Interactive Text for the Health and Life Sciences. Boston: Jones & Bartlett. 709 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Many real-life statistics examples. Has spaces for students to write in answers. Our Book No: 3838. $30 AUD.
114. Lancaster, H. O. (1994). Quantitative Methods in Biological and Medical Sciences: A Historical Essay. New York: Springer-Verlag. 297 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), spine jacket faintly faded, minimal edgewear. By professor of mathematical statistics, University of Sydney, Australia. This wide-ranging volume surveys the immense impact that quantitative methods have had on the development of modern biological and medical science. Begins with the contribution of the Ancient Greek philosophers and then traces the development of fundamental ideas from there to the present day. He shows how mathematics, principally through counting and measurement, and statistics have profoundly influenced the emergence of key ideas and theories. Since no background knowledge of biological anatomy, physiology or disease is required, this volume is essentially a self-contained account. As befits such a wide-ranging volume, amongst the topics covered are: epidemiology, the classification of disease, microbiology, genetics, clinical trials, death rates and life tables, and evolution. ISBN: 0387942793. Our Book No: 9965. $45 AUD.
115. Laszlo, Ervin (1993). The Creative Cosmos: A Unified Science of Matter, Life and Mind (1st ed). Edinburgh: Floris Books. 255 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear, faint foxing inside covers & flyleaf. Examines scientific inquiry into the nature of reality. Laszlo proposes a universal psi-field underlying and interconnecting all of matter. He examines the probable nature and workings of this cosmic medium, using the most recent findings in holodynamics and scalar wave theory. We exist in an intrinsically creative cosmos which preserves and renews the imprint of all that is and ever was. Written in a clear and accessible style, this books makes vital reading for all those searching to understand the paradigms for the emerging interdisciplinary science for the next century. ISBN: 0863151728. Our Book No: 26470. $15 AUD.
116. Le Morvan, Rev. Michael (1967). Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Priest and Evolutionist (Reprint ed). London: Catholic Truth Society. 16 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, staples little rusted, little foxing inside rear cover, sticker. This tiny pamphlet is a brief biography of the French priest who devoted his life to scientific studies. Includes a summary and critique of his most important book "The Phenomenon of Man". Our Book No: 4251. $10 AUD.
117. Levy, Florence (editor); Hay, David (editor) (2001). Attention, Genes and ADHD (1st p/b ed). East Sussex: Brunner / Routledge. 272 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures, tables. The first book to review and integrate both behaviour-genetic and molecular-genetic advances in this area. The implications for education and intervention, as well as exploring the future roles of genetic studies of ADHD. Edited by Australian academics (psychiatrist and psychologist, respectively). ISBN: 1841692670. Our Book No: 21145. $15 AUD.
118. Levy, Prof. H. (1947). The Universe of Science (2nd revised ed) [Thinker's Library]. London: Watts & Co. 170 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), war economy paper, edge tears repaired jacket (some edgewear). Cover subtitle: "One of the finest books of scientific analysis published in recent years." No 67 in the series. By professor of mathematics, Imperial College. Shows how science is a weapon forged by humans to extend control over nature, and a means of presenting its changing processes in a rational form. Our Book No: 16960. $10 AUD.
119. Libet, Benjamin (editor); Freeman, Anthony (editor); Sutherland, Keith (editor) (1999). The Volitional Brain: Towards a Neuroscience of Free Will [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The much-debated 'hard problems' in the emerging field of consciousness studies revolve around the difficulty in reconciling our first-person 'folk psychology' account of ourselves with our scientific understanding of the world. Despite the occasional dissident voice (for instance Anthony Freeman), most people are agreed that we all 'know' that we have some degree of volitional control over the sort of experiences that we undergo. But when we try to reconcile this with our physics-based & biology-based understanding of the world, we run into a number of serious well-documented problems. ISBN: 0907845118. Our Book No: 16003. $20 AUD.
120. Liska, Ken (2004). Drugs and the Human Body: With Implications for Society (7th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall / Pearson Education. 454 pp. Paperback wide octavo, as new condition. A popular textbook, here in its seventh edition. Addresses high-use, high-abuse drugs, and their effects on society, including addiction (USA). Designed for undergraduate courses in chemistry, biology, sociology and criminal justice. ISBN: 0131773216. Our Book No: 3515. $18 AUD.
121. Losee, John (1972). A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (1st ed) [Oxford Paperbacks University Series]. London: Oxford University Press. 218 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. An historical exposition of debating positions on such issues as the distinction between scientific inquiry and other types of investigations, the interdependence of observation and theory, and the evaluation of competing scientific theories. Although the emphasis is on developments before 1940, relevant links are established to contemporary discussions in the philosophy of science. ISBN: 0198880774. Our Book No: 23159. $10 AUD.
122. Lovelock, James (2014). A Rough Ride to the Future (1st ed). London: Allen Lane / Penguin Books. 183 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, pages lightly toned. Introduces two new Lovelockian ideas. The first is that 300 years ago, when Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine, he was unknowingly beginning what Lovelock calls "accelerated evolution", a process which is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution has. The second idea is as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become the intelligent part of Gaia, the self-regulating Earth system whose discovery Lovelock first announced nearly 50 years ago. His reflections on how scientific advances are made, and on his own life as a lone scientist. ISBN: 9780241004760. Our Book No: 29635. $20 AUD.
123. Lowe, Ian (2010). A Voice of Reason: Reflections on Australia (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 263 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition pages faintly toned, top spine little scuffed, light creasing rear cover, minor edgewear. Written by pre-eminent Australian scientist and environmentalist. The author has collected for the first time, his views on topics that concern all Australians, the environment, culture, science, politics, education, technology and the economy. Included are new essays on Australia's outlook this century. ISBN: 9780702238475. Our Book No: 29174. $16 AUD.
124. Lykken, David (2000). Happiness: The Nature and Nurture of Joy and Contentment (1st p/b ed). New York: St Martin's Press. 279 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, figures, tables, minimal edgewear. Psychologist recounts a series of extensive studies conducted on identical twins reared apart. The studies reveal that, no matter where we live or what we do, we have a consistent "happiness set point". Our levels of happiness remain the same (thus partly genetic). ISBN: 0312263333. Our Book No: 24151. $10 AUD.
125. Lyons, Jonathan (2009). The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization. London: Bloomsbury. 248 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, few colour illustrations, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A fascinating and thoughtful look at the Arab thinkers of the past. The author explores and reveals the extent of their learning and describes the intrepid adventures of those who went in search of it. They laid some of the foundations of what is now called the Renaissance in Europe. ISBN: 9781408800317. Our Book No: 28671. $18 AUD.
126. Macinnis, Peter (2004). The Killer Bean of Calabar and Other Stories: Poisons and Poisoners (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 237 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, barcode sticker & faint sticker mark inside rear cover, sticker front cover. This book explores accidental and incidental tales of poisons and their use throughout history. (Sticker states "local author".). ISBN: 1741141850. Our Book No: 27452. $15 AUD.
127. MacKinnon, David P. (2008). Introduction to Statistical Mediation Analysis (Reprint ed) [Multivariate Applications Series]. New York: Taylor & Francis. 477 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures, tables, CD inside rear cover, minimal edgewear. This new book introduces the statistical, methodological and conceptual aspects of mediation analysis. Applications from health, social, and developmental psychology, sociology, communication, exercise science, and epidemiology are emphasized throughout. Intended for researchers and advanced students in health, social, clinical, and developmental psychology, communication, public health, nursing, epidemiology, and sociology. ISBN: 0805864296. Our Book No: 26444. $45 AUD.
128. Maddox, Brenda (2003). Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA (1st p/b ed). London: HarperCollins. 380 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corners covers little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book, the author tells the story of a remarkably single-minded, forthright and tempestuous young British woman, who at the age of 15 decided she wanted to be a scientist, but who was airbrushed out of the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century (DNA). ISBN: 0006552110. Our Book No: 24996. $10 AUD.
129. McCalman, Iain (2010). Darwin's Armada: Four Voyagers to the Southern Oceans and Their Battle For the Theory of Evolution. London: Pocket Books. 422 pp. Paperback, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white photos center spread, base spine little bumped, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace - four young naturalists, each of whom voyaged to the southern hemisphere in search of adventure and scientific fame. ISBN: 9781847393098. Our Book No: 28946. $14 AUD.
130. Milkman, Harvey; Sunderwirth, Stanley (1993). Pathways to Pleasure: The Consciousness & Chemistry of Optimal Living (1st ed). New York: Lexington books / Macmillan. 302 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), dual binding (has superior binding along spine), figures, tables. Two academics offer a new and rewarding pathway to enhancing one's pleasure in everyday life without drugs, addictive behaviour and simplistic recipes for feeling good. Draws on current research in psychology and the growing field of brain biochemistry. How to incorporate natural highs in everyday life by pursuing pleasurable and creative activities. ISBN: 0029212731. Our Book No: 12934. $20 AUD.
131. Miller, Jonathan; Van Loon, Borin (1996). Introducing Darwin and Evolution (Reprint ed). Cambridge / New York: Icon Books / Totem Books. 174 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, barcode sticker. The life and work of the great English scientist, Charles Darwin, who formulated theories of evolution. provides a clear historical perspective on the progress from pre-Darwinian biology to modern genetics and the crucial discovery of chromosomes. ISBN: 1840461535. Our Book No: 24370. $15 AUD.
132. Mitchell, C. Ainsworth (1911). Science and the Criminal (Australian ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 240 pp. Hardback small, good condition, burgundy cloth cover (gilt lettering), black & white photos (including frontispiece), cloth spine flecked, edges & some pages foxed, endpapers lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker, owner's written initials. The Australian edition of a popular early book on the scientific investigation of crime. (Sticker of E. W. Cole, Sydney.). Our Book No: 17187. $20 AUD.
133. Mitton, Simon; Davies, Paul (foreword) (2005). Fred Hoyle: A Life in Science (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 369 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small crease top edge front cover, minor edgewear. This biography is about Sir Fred Hoyle who was the first English astronomer to publicise his subject through the media of radio and television, which in the 1950s made him a major public figure. Towards the end of his career he espoused the idea of directed panspermia (that life originated from outside Earth). The author has written a major scientific biography of one of the greatest, and best-known, scientists of the 20th century, which will appeal to all readers. ISBN: 0733316247. Our Book No: 29457. $20 AUD.
134. Mohan, Terry; McGregor, Helen; Saunders, Shirley; Archee, Ray (2008). Communicating as Professionals (2nd ed). Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia. 396 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, diagrams, front cover corner tip creased, few small bumps on spine, minor edgewear & rubbing, card insert bound in. Second edition. This textbook on communication by four Australian academics has been written specifically for those intending to work as professionals following the completion of their studies, and also for professionals who need to update their communication skills. The text covers all aspects of communication, with an emphasis on strategy, practice and processes, all of which are explored within the context of Australian society and culture. A particular focus is business management and scientific professionals. (Card insert announces Infotrac login, but now presumably out of date.). ISBN: 9780170132916. Our Book No: 22679. $40 AUD.
135. Moskowitz, Michael (editor); Monk, Catherine (editor); Kaye, Carol (editor); Ellman, Steven (editor) (1997). The Neurobiological and Developmental Basis for Psychotherapeutic Intervention (1st ed) [Library of Clinical Psychoanalysis]. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson. 260 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, faint marks page edges. Academic studies that address the relationship between early experience and later difficulties in life, and how this influences therapy. ISBN: 0765700972. Our Book No: 24383. $15 AUD.
136. Mudher, Amritpal (editor); Newman, Tracey A. (editor) (2008). Drosophila: A Toolbox for the Study of Neurodegenerative Disease [SEB Experimental Biology Series]. Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis. 220 pp. Hardback octavo, black pictorial cover, as new condition, figures, tables. 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. ISBN: 9780415411851. Our Book No: 13617. $150 AUD.
137. Nader, Laura (editor) (1996). Naked Science: Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge (1st ed). New York: Routledge. 318 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear corners. This book is about science and power. Working from the assumption that science is not autonomous, the contributors juxtapose ethnoscience and technoscience research within a global frame. These essays raise questions about deeply held beliefs and assumptions we carry about scientific communities. ISBN: 0415914655. Our Book No: 26481. $20 AUD.
138. Needleman, Jacob (1988). A Sense of the Cosmos: The Encounter of Modern Science and Ancient Truth (Reprint ed). London: Arkana / Penguin Books. 178 pp. Paperback, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Philosophy professor states that Western science has assumed we can understand the universe without understanding human consciousness. This has had a catastrophic impact on our inner lives. We must bring together science and spirituality, ancient wisdom and the latest technological know-how. Only on such a foundation of harmony can we start to forge a better future. ISBN: 0140190554. Our Book No: 2472. $10 AUD.
139. Nicholls, Jennifer (editor); Pailthorpe, Bernard (editor) (2003). From Zero to Infinity (1st ed). Sydney: Science Foundation for Physics / University of Sydney. 193 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, top corners last few pages lightly creased. Lectures delivered at the Science Foundation for Physics 2003, Professor Harry Messel International Science School, held at the School of Physics, University of Sydney. The topics covered range from the familiar, such as Australian native animals and the Great Barrier Reef, to the definitely strange, like the extremophiles - organisms that thrive in extreme temperature or pH conditions: from blue sky research such as galactic cannibalism and the early universe, to immediately applicable studies such as high resolution meteorology, and the effect of radiation on biological and electronic systems. ISBN: 1864875518. Our Book No: 23803. $20 AUD.
140. O'Connell, Marvin R. (1997). Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart (Reprint ed) [Library of Religious Biography]. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B Eerdmans / Lime Grove House. 210 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, crease spine, edges lightly toned. This biography captures the life and times of French scientist Blaise Pascal, with a chronological narrative based on the published sources and Pascal's own works. ISBN: 0802801587. Our Book No: 24615. $10 AUD.
141. Obler, Loraine K. (editor); Fein, Deborah (editor) (1988). The Exceptional Brain: Neuropsychology of Talent and Special Abilities. New York: Guilford Press. 522 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, tables, minor edgewear jacket (faint toning reverse side). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This volume is the first to draw together virtually all of the current knowledge about the neuropsychological bases of the various talents. Covering areas from music to mathematics, chess to memory, the book addresses a number of fascinating questions. ISBN: 089862701X. Our Book No: 24359. $28 AUD.
142. Olsen, Penny (1998). Australia's Pest Animals: New Solutions to Old Problems. Canberra / Sydney: Bureau of Resource Sciences / Kangaroo Press. 160 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, maps, tables, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover little creased, bottom corner tip little scuffed. Examines the problems caused by Australian feral animals and what can be done to stop this happening. Describes sophisticated, scientifically-based techniques and strategies that are humane, cost-effective and are fully consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable land management. Should help farmers and natural resource managers to successfully reduce damage (diseases) caused by pest animals, and is also a useful reference for policy-makers, teachers and students. ISBN: 0864178085. Our Book No: 27477. $35 AUD.
143. Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M. (2011). Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (1st p/b ed). New York: Bloomsbury. 356 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The remarkable story of how a small conservative group of American scientists leads the world in vehement denial of a host of environmental dangers. They have deep connections in politics and industry, run effective campaigns to mislead the public, and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. The same individuals surface repeatedly - they deny the science of global warming, that smoking causes lung cancer, that coal smoke causes acid rain, and that CFCs caused the ozone hole. 'Doubt is our product,' wrote one tobacco executive. These 'experts' supplied it. ISBN: 9781608193943. Our Book No: 15769. $14 AUD.
144. Ornstein, Robert; Sobel, David (1987). The Healing Brain: Breakthrough Discoveries About How the Brain Keeps Us Healthy (1st p/b ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 301 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, crease front cover, minor edgewear corners. The authors show how the brain is constantly interacting with the body, changing its responses to experience. ISBN: 0671662368. Our Book No: 24462. $10 AUD.
145. Ornstein, Robert (editor); Swencionis, Charles (editor) (1990). The Healing Brain: A Scientific Reader. New York: Guilford Press. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, figures, tables, corners few pages faintly stained. These papers explore the new science of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), wherein mental state can affect the immune system, and thus physical health. The brain operates as a health maintenance organization, and the brain grows with experience. Topics include placebos, the role of nutrition, stress and coping, "the broken heart", and coronary-prone behavior. ISBN: 0898624630. Our Book No: 13063. $10 AUD.
146. Pavlov, I. P.; Koshtoyants, Kh. S. (editor) (1955). Selected Works. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House. 654 pp. Hardback octavo, very good condition, frontispiece portrait, two page corners folded, edges lightly foxed. Selected writings of the pioneer Russian physiologist, arranged in 12 sections, including public speeches, digestion, theory of types, sleep and hypnosis, physiology and psychology, and fragments at the Wednesday gatherings. Includes an introductory essay by the editor, and an autobiographical statement. He is best known for discovering the conditioning reflex. Our Book No: 2343. $20 AUD.
147. Pearson, Richard (2011). Driven to Extinction: The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity (1st ed). New York: Sterling. 263 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (little marked), title on spine lightly faded owner's written name title page. A scientist at the American Museum of Natural History explains the science behind the debates about climate change, and the way it will change our biodiversity (animal and plant life). Focusing on case studies from around the world, he describes not only what we know, but how we know it - the data, methods, and reasoning behind particular conclusions. ISBN: 9781402772238. Our Book No: 27082. $20 AUD.
148. Persson, Sheryl (2009). Smallpox, Syphilis and Salvation: Medical Breakthroughs that Changed the World. Wollombi, NSW: Exisle Publishing. 344 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Reports the compelling stories of the men and women, innovations and accidents, that lead to conquering many serious medical problems and diseases. Separate chapters on vaccination (Edward Jenner), germ theory (Louis Pasteur), tuberculosis, the Black Death, diphtheria and tetanus (Behring's blood serum therapy), chemotherapy, insulin, penicillin, polio (Jonas Salk, Albert Sabin), childhood leukaemia. ISBN: 9781921497063. Our Book No: 13566. $15 AUD.
149. Petto, Andrew J. (editor); Godfrey, Laurie R. (editor) (2007). Scientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond. New York: W. W. Norton. 463 pp. Paperback thick trade, as new condition. 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. ISBN: 9780393330731. Our Book No: 26955. $15 AUD.
150. Pfungst, Oskar; Rosenthal, Robert (editor) (1965). Clever Hans: The Horse of Mr von Osten [Henry Holt Editions in Psychology]. New York: Holt, Rinehart Winston. 274 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, minimal cancelled EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, black & white photo frontispiece, edges lightly foxed, owner's written name title page. The curious story of a German horse who could do arithmetical calculations by tapping his hoof. Pfungst, a psychology student, investigated and found Hans was responding to subtle cues from his owner. A classic book on the power of the scientific method in investigating strange phenomena and human bias. Our Book No: 13278. $15 AUD.
151. Plotkin, Henry (1998). Evolution in Mind: An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology (1st p/b ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 276 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few tiny marks covers, minor edgewear. Demonstrates how an evolutionary perspective brings us closer to understanding what it is to be human and how we came to be so. ISBN: 0140249273. Our Book No: 21300. $10 AUD.
152. Polkinghorne, John (1993). Religion and Current Science [Occasional Lecture Series]. Sydney, Kensington: New College, University of New South Wales (UNSW). 20 pp. Paperback, very good condition, stapled card cover (staples rusted), front cover little creased, minor edgewear. An attempt to reconcile religion and science, with emphasis on quantum mechanics, by the British physicist (Cambridge University) and Anglican priest. Our Book No: 4254. $10 AUD.
153. Popper, Karl (1977). Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography (Revised ed). London: Fontana / Collins. 255 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, sticker mark front flyleaf. The autobiography of the greatest philosopher of science and a formidable critic of Marxism. The text of the present edition has been revised. A few small additions have been made, and one passage has been removed from the text, and has been incorporated in note 20. ISBN: 0006341160. Our Book No: 15936. $10 AUD.
154. Popper, Karl L. (1988). The Open Universe: An Argument for Indeterminism (1st p/b ed). London: Routledge. 186 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, front cover corner & few endpages little creased, minor tape marks endpapers, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. Subtitle: "From the Postscript to the Logic of Scientific Discovery, edited by W. W. Bartley, III". One of three volumes which comprise Popper's "Postscript to the Logic of Scientific Discovery". Each volume can be read independently. The current book contains the centrepiece of his argument - he argues in simple language for the freedom. creativity and rationality of mankind. He also calls for sa new understanding of the history of physics and its relationship to classical physics. ISBN: 0415078652. Our Book No: 15871. $20 AUD.
155. Prothero, Donald R.; Shermer, Michael (foreword) (2013). Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 371 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket). The battles over evolution, climate change, childhood vaccinations, the causes of AIDS, alternative medicine, oil shortages, population growth, and the place of science in our country - all are reaching fever pitch. Many people and institutions have exerted enormous efforts to misrepresent or flatly deny demonstrable scientific reality to protect their nonscientific ideology, their power, or their bottom line. To shed light on this darkness, American geology professor explains the scientific process and why society has come to rely on science not only to provide a better life but also to reach verifiable truths no other method can obtain. He describes how major scientific ideas that are accepted by the entire scientific community (evolution, anthropogenic global warming, vaccination, the HIV cause of AIDS, and others) have been attacked with totally unscientific arguments and methods. Prothero argues that science deniers pose a serious threat to society, as their attempts to subvert the truth have resulted in widespread scientific ignorance, increased risk of global catastrophes, and deaths due to the spread of diseases that could have been prevented. ISBN: 9780253010292. Our Book No: 15617. $25 AUD.
156. Queller, Jessica (2008). Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 247 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small scratch front cover, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. After her mother died of cancer, the author took the test for a BRCA mutation - the genetic marker for breast and ovarian cancer. The test came back positive, meaning she had an 85% chance of getting cancer herself. This book reaches beyond those who have been directly touched by cancer, and will inspire debate among all who appreciate the difficult choices that come with balancing love, family, career and life as a whole. ISBN: 9781741666328. Our Book No: 23610. $10 AUD.
157. Race, R. R.; Sanger, Ruth; Fisher, Prof. Sir Ronald (foreword) (1962). Blood Groups in Man (4th ed). Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications. 456 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (faint toning reverse side, flap clipped, lightly toned & foxed, edgewear, minor insect damage), edges & pages lightly toned, light foxing endpapers & title page. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Fourth edition. This book looks at the scientific aspects of the human blood groups. The growth of knowledge in the four years since the last edition has been so great that two-thirds of the book is newly written. Our Book No: 27345. $28 AUD.
158. Rawcliffe, D. H.; Huxley, Julian (foreword) (1959). Occult and Supernatural Phenomena (Reprint ed). New York: Dover Publications. 551 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, few black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), covers little creased, top edge lightly foxed, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. Applies the stern light of rational examination to hundreds of persistent "illusions and delusions" of mankind, such as (as listed on the front cover): stigmata, poltergeists, seances, ESP and telepathy, hypnotism, firewalking, mystical experience, lycanthropy, peyotl visions, auras, levitation, automatic writing. Our Book No: 18238. $15 AUD.
159. Repcheck, Jack (2003). The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of the Earth's Antiquity (1st stated ed). Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books. 247 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. The remarkable story of the gentleman farmer who used his simple observations on a small tract of land which led him to the controversial theory that the earth was likely to be millions of years old rather than the biblically determined 6000 - and that the earth was being shaped and re-shaped by myriad everyday forces rather than one cataclysmic event. Also the story of Scotland and the Scottish enlightenment, which involved some the the greatest thinkers of the age. An engaging story about a little known man and the science he established. ISBN: 073820692X. Our Book No: 27884. $15 AUD.
160. Rhodes, Richard (1998). Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague (1st p/b ed) [Science and the Hunt for Answers in the CJD Crisis]. London: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster. 278 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tiny tear top edge front cover. Reports on the scientific detective work into tracking the cause of a mysterious new disease: mad cow disease (BSE) and its human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). ISBN: 0684819864. Our Book No: 2347. $10 AUD.
161. Rice, Geoffrey; Bryder, Linda (assistance) (1988). Black November: The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in New Zealand (1st ed). Wellington, NZ: Allen & Unwin / Historical Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. 230 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear, light foxing top edge & inside rear cover. In 1918 New Zealand was devastated by a flu epidemic. This book traces the origins of the epidemic, brought to New Zealand at the end of the First World War, and describes the ways in which the cities and the small country towns coped with widespread illness and distress. The book is a valuable contribution to medical and social history. ISBN: 0868615951. Our Book No: 26924. $25 AUD.
162. Ridley, Matt (2003). Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human (1st U.S. ed). New York: HarperCollins. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. First edition. British journalist and conservative critic explores the complex and endless intriguing question of whether genes (nature) or environment (nurture) helps to shape human behaviour. ISBN: 0060006781. Our Book No: 2946. $15 AUD.
163. Ridley, Matt (2003). Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Fourth Estate / HarperCollins. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. British journalist and conservative critic explores the complex and endless intriguing question of whether genes (nature) or environment (nurture) helps to shape human behaviour. ISBN: 0007170270. Our Book No: 13868. $12 AUD.
164. Robbins, Jim (2000). A Symphony in the Brain (1st ed). New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. 260 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket (lightly marked). The author tells the fascinating, untold story of the development of neurofeedback. He traces its accidental discovery by a UCLA research scientist, to the present battle for acceptance. He explains the science behind the treatment, which is founded on a century of neuroscience research as well as recent discoveries. ISBN: 0871138077. Our Book No: 24651. $15 AUD.
165. Roberts, Royston M. (1989). Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science. New York: Wiley Science. 270 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, black & white text-photos, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear. Many of the technologies discovered by accident are important in our everyday lives: Teflon, Velcro, nylon, X-rays, penicillin, safety glass, sugar substitutes and polyethylene. We also owe a debt to chance for some of our deepest scientific insights, including Newton's theory of gravitation, the big bang theory of creation, and the discovery of DNA. Even the Rosetta Stone, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the ruins of Pompeii came to light through chance. This book tells the fascinating stories of these and other discoveries and reveals how the inquisitive human mind turns accident into discovery. Written for the layman, yet scientifically accurate, this illuminating collection of anecdotes portrays invention and discovery as quintessentially human acts, due in part to curiosity, perseverance and luck. ISBN: 0471602035. Our Book No: 16028. $10 AUD.
166. Robinson, Jenefer (2005). Deeper than Reason: Emotion and Its Role in Literature, Music, and Art (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 500g pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, single black & white photo, minor edgewear jacket, two small faint marks bottom edge. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Examines modern psychological and neuroscientific research on the emotions, and answers questions about our emotional involvement with the arts, literature and music. The author writes in a clear engaging style, and this book will appeal to anyone who is interested in the emotions and how they work. Also reinforces the invaluable role of the arts and humanities in our lives. ISBN: 0199263655. Our Book No: 28795. $35 AUD.
167. Rubin, Paul H. (2002). Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom (1st ed) [Rutgers Series In Human Evolution]. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 223 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This is the first book to look at political behavior from a modern evolutionary perspective. The author shows why certain political-moral philosophies succeed or fail in modern Western culture. Ultimately, the author argues that humans naturally seek political freedom, and modern Western society provides more freedom than any previous one. ISBN: 0813530962. Our Book No: 29179. $20 AUD.
168. Russell, Bertrand; Slater, John G. (introduction) (1993). Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy (Reprint ed). London: Routledge. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, cover photo differs from stock photo. A classic textbook in philosophy. Russell attempts to show - by means of examples - the nature, capacity and limitations of the logico-analytical method in philosophy. The printed version of the Lowell lectures that he delivered in Boston during 1914. ISBN: 0415096057. Our Book No: 6193. $10 AUD.
169. Russell, Bertrand; Ruse, Michael (new introduction) (1997). Religion and Science. New York: Oxford Paperbacks / Oxford University Press. 254 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A classic of philosophy that explores the conflicts between traditional religion and science during the last four centuries. ISBN: 0195115511. Our Book No: 25635. $14 AUD.
170. Sacks, Oliver (2001). Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood (Reprint ed). London: Picador. 132 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, tiny dent front cover, minimal edgewear. In this special memoir, the distinguished neurologist and master storyteller writes about his childhood in wartime England. He tells of his large, scientifically minded family who encouraged his early fascination with metals. This book is full of magic, delight, and wonder as a young boy discovers the unquenchable desire for knowledge. An unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary mind. ISBN: 0330396358. Our Book No: 23322. $15 AUD.
171. Sagan, Carl (2009). Cosmos (The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation) (Reprint ed) [Science Greats]. London: Abacus. 413 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. The story of 15 billion years of cosmic evolution, transforming matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together, and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. Told with his remarkable ability to make scientific ideas both comprehensible and exciting. Includes: spacecraft missions to nearby planets. the library of ancient Alexandria, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the origin of life, the death of the sun, the evolution of galaxies, etc. ISBN: 9780349107035. Our Book No: 16760. $18 AUD.
172. Sagan, Carl; Druyan, Ann (editor) (2007). The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search For God. London: Penguin Books. 284 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white & colour figures, frontispiece, bottom corner rear cover little creased, faint foxing fore-edge, minor edgewear. In this book Carl Sagan gives his detailed thoughts on the relationship between religion and science. Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985. ISBN: 9780143112624. Our Book No: 28957. $18 AUD.
173. Sassower, Raphael (1995). Cultural Collisions: Postmodern Technoscience (1st ed). London: Hutchinson University Library. 156 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint remainder stripe. Brings postmodernism face-to-face with technoscience, and considers the viability of public works, such as the superconducting supercollider, in a postmodern age. Technoscientific projects depend upon economic and political support, and not simply upon scientific feasibility. Illuminates the cultural context of postmodern technoscience by examining postmodernism and the philosophy of late 20th century science. Stresses the indispensable role imagination and art play in the teaching the responsible development of technology in the modern world. ISBN: 0415911109. Our Book No: 20514. $10 AUD.
174. Schumacher, E. F. (1984). A Guide for the Perplexed (Reprint ed). London: Abacus. 172 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages toned as common, minor edgewear. Posthumous book by the author of the bestselling "Small Is Beautiful," which proposed a radical new perspective on economics. This book goes further and deeper, proposing that humans relate not just with the immediate environment, but also with human evolution, as well as our profoundest beliefs about the universe. ISBN: 0349131309. Our Book No: 17452. $10 AUD.
175. Schwartz, Gary E. (editor); Shapiro, David (editor) (1976). Consciousness and Self-Regulation: Advances in Research: Volume 1. New York: Plenum Press. 400 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, good plus condition, figures, library marks (spine label, rubber stamps, pocket removed). Collection of academic papers in psychology and physiology that for the first time seek to integrate consciousness (particularly altered states) and self-regulation. Includes sensory experience, attention, imagery, pain, hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback, brain waves, biological rhythms, self-control. ISBN: 0306336014. Our Book No: 14083. $20 AUD.
176. Schwartz, Mark S. (editor); Andrasik, Frank (editor) (2003). Biofeedback: A Practitioner's Guide (3rd ed). New York: Guilford Press. 930 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, figures, rear cover & last few pages creased. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Third edition. The definitive text in the field. This comprehensive volume provides state-of-the-science coverage of biofeedback research, applications, clinical procedures, and biomedical instrumentation. With contributions from leading experts, the volume offers a unique combination of practical know-how and scholarly expertise. A wealth of information is presented in an accessible, streamlined style, including helpful glossaries throughout. Featured are detailed protocols for helping patients cultivate lower physiological arousal and for addressing an array of specific clinical problems, including headaches, temporomandibular disorders, essential hypertension, diabetes, neuromuscular problems and elimination disorders. ISBN: 1593852339. Our Book No: 13078. $40 AUD.
177. Schwartz, Stephan A. (editor); Fahrion, Stephen L. (editor) (1990). Subtle Energies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Energetic and Informational Interactions (11 issues). Golden, CO: ISSSEEM: International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. na pp. Each issue: Booklet, square octavo format, figures, tables, 96 - 110 pages. Very good plus condition (volume 1-2 has rear cover creased). Very heavy (2.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Consists of volume 1(1-2) (1990), 2(1-3) (1991), 3(1-3) (1992), 4(1-3) (1993). Publishes research about systems and energies that interact with human psyche and physiology, either enhancing or perturbing healthy homeostasis. Our Book No: 12394. $95 AUD.
178. Seethaler, Sherry (2009). Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort Through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies. Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT Press Science / Pearson Education. 200 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Watch the news, and you'll be overwhelmed by snippets of badly presented science: information that's incomplete, confusing, contradictory, out-of-context, wrong, or flat-out dishonest. Defend yourself! A science writer (University of California) provides a powerful arsenal of tools for making sense of science. You'll learn how to think more sensibly, and how to make better science-related decisions in both your personal life and as a citizen. Understand how science really works, and why scientists sometimes disagree. Assess the biases of those who make scientific claims in the media, and place scientific issues in appropriate context, so you can intelligently assess trade-offs. Determine whether a new study is really meaningful - uncover the difference between cause and coincidence - figure out which statistics mean something. Reveals the tricks self-interested players use to mislead and confuse you, and points you to reliable information sources. ISBN: 9780137155224. Our Book No: 14313. $20 AUD.
179. Selkirk, D. R. (editor); Burrows, F. J. (editor) (1987). Confronting Creationism: Defending Darwin [Australian Studies in Biology]. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press / Australian Institute of Biology. 158 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, figures, tables, flyleaves lightly toned, minor edgewear, heavy old price marks. These essays arose out of a symposium in which prominent Australian scientists spoke out against creation science (creationism), and in support of Darwinian evolution, reason, observation and experimentation. ISBN: 0868401781. Our Book No: 14543. $10 AUD.
180. Selye, Hans (1979). The Stress of My Life (2nd ed). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 267 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped, faint foxing reverse side), light foxing edges. Second edition. Autobiography of the Austrian-Canadian physician, who set up a pioneer institute to study stress at the University of Montreal. He is best known for his General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), which linked stress and anxiety to biochemical and physiological responses in modern humans. ISBN: 0442276591. Our Book No: 2961. $20 AUD.
181. Serle, Geoffrey; Rickard, John (introduction) (2014). From Deserts the Prophets Come: The Creative Spirit in Australia 1788 - 1972 (New ed). Melbourne, Clayton: Monash University Publishing. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny piece laminate coating loss top edge & corner rear cover, minor edgewear. Short history of Australia's literature, music, theatre, science and learning. This book was originally published in 1973. The author presented a series of lectures on Australian cultural history. This new edition contains an introduction by Serle's student and eminent Australian cultural historian John Rickard. ISBN: 9781921867545. Our Book No: 29429. $40 AUD.
182. Sheldrake, Rupert (1987). A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Formative Causation (New ed). London: Paladin / Grafton Books. 287 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures & text-photos, pages toned as common, minor edgewear, remainder stripe, owner's written name. 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. ISBN: 0586085831. Our Book No: 4758. $10 AUD.
183. Sheldrake, Rupert (1991). The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God (1st p/b ed). London: Rider. 215 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, few tiny dents covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The author traces the mythological and historical roots of two distinct attitudes to nature (scientific and religious), and looks at the implications of new developments in science. ISBN: 0712646507. Our Book No: 22424. $15 AUD.
184. Sherwood Taylor, F. (1992). The Alchemists. New York: Marboro Books Corp / Barnes & Noble Books. 191 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, paper covered boards, few figures, minor edgewear jacket, small dent rear board. Provides a short and clear account of the alchemists, their ways of thought and their contribution to man's achievement. The story of a true transmutation, not of lead to precious metal, but one of the replacement of the superstition (pseudoscience) of alchemy by science. ISBN: 0880299657. Our Book No: 29592. $20 AUD.
185. Sikes, Bartholomew (1860). Sikes' Tables of the Concentrated Strength of Spirits, with Directions for the Use of His Hydrometer [etc] (Revised ed). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 143 + 7 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, embossed purple cloth boards, gilt title, edges little foxed, minor foxing pages, pages lightly toned, boards & edges little rubbed, light stain front pastedown, inner hinge little split (pages firm), page of calculations tipped-in front free endpaper, minor annotation rear flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). Title continues: "Established throughout the United Kingdom for estimating the duties of spirituous liquors. By Act of Parliament, 58 Geo. III., cap. 28. To which is added, Tables of Specific Gravity adapted to the use of the hydrometer". This special book explains the use of a hydrometer to measure the concentrated strength of spirits. This book would be a wonderful addition to a collection of culinary books, or anyone interested in the history of making spirits. Tipped-in leaf contains thermometric calculations. Our Book No: 28856. $80 AUD.
186. Simon, Bart (2002). Undead Science: Science Studies and the Afterlife of Cold Fusion (1st p/b ed). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 252 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Examines the curious story of cold fusion, a highly publicized scientific controversy in the United States. Reveals a lot about pseudoscience, as well the emotional scientific and media response. ISBN: 0813531543. Our Book No: 20788. $10 AUD.
187. Singer, Peter (1999). A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution and Cooperation (Reprint ed) [Darwinism Today]. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 70 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket. This ground-breaking book traces the history of human behaviour. Shows how the insights of modern evolutionary theory (Charles Darwin) can help to set realistic and realizable goals, reinvigorating left-wing thinking. This is a new vision of the political left from one of the leading moral philosophers of the modern era. ISBN: 0297643363. Our Book No: 23550. $10 AUD.
188. Sinnott, Edmund W. (1955). The Biology of the Spirit (1st ed). New York: Viking. 180 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, spine ends chipped, pages faintly toned, bookshop label inside front cover, pencil annotation front flyleaf, minor edgewear. 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. Our Book No: 24349. $12 AUD.
189. Sinnott, Edmund W. (1961). Cell and Psyche: The Biology of Purpose [Science Library]. New York: Harper Torchbooks. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small edge tear base rear cover, minor edgewear. 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. Our Book No: 4843. $10 AUD.
190. Sorell, Tom (1994). Scientism: Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science (1st p/b ed) [International library of philosophy]. London: Routledge. 206 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, rear cover creased, old price marks, minor edgewear. Two forms of scientism in philosophy are criticized: one is relatively new and narrowly philosophical; the other is relatively old and much wider in scope. Scientism is the belief that science is the best and most important branch of learning. Does not seek to denigrate science, but is critical of the scientistic tendency in philosophy and argues that the arts and humanities are undervalued. Insists that philosophy is not science and condemns recent attempts in the name of "naturalism" to revive the project of scientific philosophy. ISBN: 0415107717. Our Book No: 21251. $13 AUD.
191. Stevenson, Leslie; Byerly, Henry (1995). The Many Faces of Science: An Introduction to Scientists, Values, and Society (1st ed). Boulder: Westview Press. 257 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, remainder stripe. Provides the basic information and the philosophical reflection students need to gain an understanding of the development of modern science. Brief, accessible, and rich in anecdotes, personal asides, and keen insight, this book is the ideal introduction for non-scientists in courses on science studies, science and society, and science and human values. ISBN: 0813320178. Our Book No: 8644. $12 AUD.
192. Stewart, Robin; Crichton, Anna (illustrator) (2005). Darwin's Tortoise: The Amazing True Story of Harriet, the World's Oldest Living Creature (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 150 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), few black & white & colour photos, map, small mark fore-edge, spine little faded, minor edgewear. This is the true story of Harriet the giant tortoise, believed to be the world's oldest living creature. Charles Darwin discovered Harriet when he visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835. He took her back to England in a box. He studied her appearance and eating habits which helped him to formulate his daring theory of evolution. He soon found that England was too cold for Harriet. Harriet travelled oceans and highways before finding her forever home at Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Harriet died in 2006 aged 175. This charming story will appeal to young readers, and anyone who believes that slow and steady wins the race. ISBN: 1863953736. Our Book No: 28900. $18 AUD.
193. Stott, Rebecca (2012). Darwin's Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists (1st ed). London: Bloomsbury Books. 383 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, bottom corner front cover lightly bumped. 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. ISBN: 9781408809082. Our Book No: 27328. $20 AUD.
194. Strauch, Barbara (2010). Secrets of the Grown-Up Brain. Melbourne: Black Inc. 229 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. In this uplifting and well-researched book, the author explores the latest findings that demonstrate - through the use of technology such as brain scans - that the middle-aged brain is more flexible and more capable than previously thought. By describing the ways a healthy brain functions over time, explains how its optimal processes can be maintained. In part scientific survey, part how-to-guide, and gives a fascinating look into the talented middle-aged mind. ISBN: 9781863954730. Our Book No: 27335. $20 AUD.
195. Strelau, Jan (editor); Eysenck, Hans J. (editor) (1987). Personality Dimensions and Arousal [Perspectives on Individual Differences]. New York: Plenum Press. 325 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, blue & black cloth cover, very good plus condition, figures. Collected academic papers that attempt to explain the physiological (specifically neurological) underpinning of personality and individual differences. Main sections: Different perspectives on extraversion-introversion; studies of emotionality and psychoticism; Neo-Pavlovian concepts of temperament; Attempts at integration based on the arousability concept. ISBN: 0306424371. Our Book No: 15018. $80 AUD.
196. Stringer, Chris; McKie, Robin (with) (1996). African Exodus (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 267 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket, bottom corners covers bumped. About the theory of an African genesis for modern humanity. The theory is based on a revolution in the history and anthropology of early humans. The author (with Robin McKie), explains the evidence for his new view of human origins. In this very readable introduction to a controversial field, Chris writes about his own pioneering research in museum collections. ISBN: 0224037714. Our Book No: 27338. $25 AUD.
197. Swain, Harriet (editor) (2003). Big Questions in Science. London: Vintage. 242 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, crease top edge front cover, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. Leading scientific thinkers address 20 of the really big questions that people have been asking. These essays are packed with fascinating insights, it shows how science is investigating problems that affect us all on a large scale. ISBN: 009942892X. Our Book No: 24450. $10 AUD.
198. Talvitie, Vesa (2009). Freudian Unconscious and Cognitive Neuroscience (1st ed). London: Karnac Books. 156 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The aim of this book is to create a conception of the "Freudian things" around the unconscious that takes seriously both the clinical data gathered in the scope of psychoanalytic clinical practice during the past 110 years, and the empirical and theoretical achievements of cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary theory. ISBN: 9781855755031. Our Book No: 26528. $15 AUD.
199. Templeton, John Marks (1995). The Humble Approach: Scientists Discover God (Revised ed). New York: Continuum Publishing. 172 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. By wealthy American financier who financially supports religious studies. For generations scientific discoveries tended to challenge the existence of God. Sir John Templeton makes a striking argument for the opposite viewpoint. He goes to the writings of many of the world's leading scientific thinkers and discovers them in awe of the universe, perceiving the hand of Divine mystery at work. ISBN: 0826406920. Our Book No: 17805. $10 AUD.
200. Thines, Georges (1977). Phenomenology and the Science of Behaviour: An Historical and Epistemological Approach [Advances in Psychology Series]. London: Allen & Unwin. 174 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, faint marks top edge, bookshop sticker front pastedown, owner's written name & date. Draws attention to overlooked achievements in phenomenological psychology and comparative physiology (in relation to human and animal behaviour). They offer a genuine approach to subjective experience in relation to behavioural regulations. Basic reading for students of experimental psychology, comparative psychology and ethology, this book will appeal particularly to those interested in the philosophy of psychology and biology. ISBN: 0041210182. Our Book No: 22211. $10 AUD.
201. Thomson, Jennifer A. (2006). GM Crops: The Impact and the Potential. Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 158 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minimal edgewear. Examines the issues and concerns surrounding the development of genetically modified (GM) crops and their impacts on the environment. ISBN: 0643091602. Our Book No: 24502. $10 AUD.
202. Thorpe, T. E. (2007). Humphry Davy: Poet and Philosopher. Stroud, Glouc.: Nonsuch Publishing. 190 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. One of the most brilliant scientists of his day, Humphry Davy was acclaimed for his work as a chemist, notably for the isolation of iodine, and later the invention of the Davy safety lamp. He was also an accomplished poet, known throughout his life to express his feelings in verse, and his impassioned and romantic spirit was unmistakable in his vision of science. Using extracts from Davy's letters and papers, details the life and achievements of a man who, transgressing scientific and literary circles, played a significant role in the social and intellectual world of late 18th and early 19th century London. (Originally published, 1896. This edition has a modern introduction.). ISBN: 9781845883829. Our Book No: 14525. $12 AUD.
203. Tothill, J. D.; Taylor, T. H. C. (assistant) & Paine, R. W (assistant) (1930). The Coconut Moth in Fiji: A History of Its Control by Means of Parasites. London: Imperial Bureau of Entomology, Government of Fiji. 269 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, black boards, figures, black & white & colour plates, good condition, boards rubbed & marked, spine little slack, inner hinge partly split, edges & pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, small scuff mark title page & front flyleaf, gum residue inside front cover (label removal). Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about the control of the purple moth known as Levuana iridescens, B.B., which was destroying the leaves of coconuts and reducing the production of copra in Fiji, in 1924. The many drawings and plates make this a good volume to add to a nature collection. (Plus unnum. pages of plates at rear.). Our Book No: 25419. $50 AUD.
204. Truzzi, Marcello (editor) (1979). Zetetic Scholar: An Independent Scientific Review of Claims of Anomalies and the Paranormal (No. 5). Ypsilanti, MI: Marcello Truzzi / Zetetic Scholar. 124 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled (staples rusted), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, typewritten-style text, edges lightly foxed. Main articles: Attitudes of college professors towards ESP; Dialogue on statistical problems in psi research; Thirty years after Kenneth Arnold (flying saucers); Review of UFO witnesses' reliability; Visit to the Centre de Cryptozoologie. Our Book No: 13767. $15 AUD.
205. Truzzi, Marcello (editor) (1980). Zetetic Scholar: An Independent Scientific Review of Claims of Anomalies and the Paranormal (No. 6). Ypsilanti, MI: Marcello Truzzi / Zetetic Scholar. 186 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled (staples rusted), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, typewritten-style text, edges lightly foxed. Main articles: Psychic research (Robert Jahn); Scientists and anomalous phenomena (a survey); Pathological science (Ray Hyman + critical comments); Failures to replicate remote-viewing using psychic subjects (+ critical comments); Seven evidential experiments (John Beloff + critical comments). Our Book No: 13770. $15 AUD.
206. Tucker, Jonathan (2001). Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox (1st stated ed). New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. 291 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. Relates the fascinating history of smallpox and draws some important lessons for the future. ISBN: 0871138301. Our Book No: 27609. $14 AUD.
207. Vardaxis, Nicholas J. (1995). Immunology for the Health Sciences (1st ed). Melbourne: Macmillan Education. 224 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as published, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables, faint foxing front endpapers & edges, top corners bumped. This book provides a concise overview of the defence mechanisms to infection and of the human immune response. It is a text that has been written for students of the health sciences. Many tables and figures enhance the understanding of the text. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0732930928. Our Book No: 24252. $20 AUD.
208. Veggeberg, Scott K.; Restak, Richard (foreword) (1996). Medication of the Mind (Australian ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 128 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear corners. What do we really know about the brain? Is Prozac a miracle cure or a potential nightmare? Can we alter personality or cure mental illness with drugs, shock, or surgery? Should we? This book offers a concise and comprehensive overview of all sides of the debate. In addition, it fully explains basic brain science and the nature of mental illness. ISBN: 1864482079. Our Book No: 21595. $10 AUD.
209. Walker, Mark (1995). Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb. New York: Plenum Press. 325 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor creasing bottom corners flaps), faint foxing edges. This original and penetrating book unravels myths and controversies surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb project. It provides a most comprehensive and thoughtful look at what surprisingly turned out to be an Achilles' heel for Hitler - the misuse of science and scientists in the service of the Third Reich. ISBN: 0306449412. Our Book No: 26617. $17 AUD.
210. Wallace, Bruce (1991). Fifty Years of Genetic Load: An Odyssey [50 Years]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 174 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), figures. An American pioneer of population genetics recounts the evolution of his ideas about the effects of genetic variability in the population, based on a succession of highly original scientific studies. ISBN: 0801425832. Our Book No: 4708. $12 AUD.
211. Waller, John (2004). Leaps in the Dark: The Making of Scientific Reputations (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 292 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white illustrations, tiny mark top edge, minimal edgewear jacket. This book looks at scientific discoveries and at the shaping of scientific reputations from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The author challenges many of our received views about how scientific discoveries occur and how great scientific reputations are won. ISBN: 0192804847. Our Book No: 23645. $15 AUD.
212. Warnock, Mary (2003). Nature and Mortality: Recollections of a Philosopher in Public Life. London: Continuum. 225 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, small scuff base spine, corner tips covers little creased, faint foxing inside covers & endpapers, few small dents covers, covers little scratched, autograph (author's written name title page). The noted English philosopher provides a thought-provoking account on such matters as human embryology, genetic engineering, euthanasia and abortion. Her views are set in the context of her own experience of writing reports on these topics. The framework of the book is autobiographical and very personal. ISBN: 0826473237. Our Book No: 29288. $15 AUD.
213. Wasserman, David (editor); Wachbroit, Robert (editor) (2001). Genetics and Criminal Behavior (1st p/b ed) [Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 335 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Several philosophers address basic conceptual, methodological, and ethical issues raised by genetic research on criminal behavior. The essays explore the complexities of tracing any genetic influence on criminal, violent or antisocial behavior; the varieties of interpretations to which evidence of such influences is subject; and the relevance of such influences to the moral and legal appraisal of criminal conduct. ISBN: 0521627281. Our Book No: 22345. $15 AUD.
214. Watson, J. D. (2007). Avoid Boring People (Lessons From a Life in Science) (Reprint ed). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 347 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, fore-edge roughly cut, minor edgewear jacket. This is a personal story of the making of a scientist. The author , who shared the Nobel Prize for having revealed the structure of DNA shares the less revolutionary secrets he has found to getting along and moving ahead in a competitive world. ISBN: 9780375412844. Our Book No: 28850. $20 AUD.
215. Weisfeld, Glenn (1999). Evolutionary Principles of Human Adolescence [Lives in Context: Basic Behavioral Science]. New York: Basic Books / Perseus Books. 401 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), figures, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An American psychologist presents a comprehensive treatment of adolescent development, including an evolutionary perspective, and from comparisons to other species, human cultures and historical periods. ISBN: 0813333172. Our Book No: 4119. $20 AUD.
216. Welch, Geoff (1999). Humankind and the Cosmos: A View on Life, Climate and Astronomy (1st ed). Sydney, Avalon: Halbooks Publishing. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, few tiny spots fore-edge. Examines the origin of life on earth, climate change, man's interest in the stars and planets, as well as the life cycle of different stars. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0958580723. Our Book No: 23626. $10 AUD.
217. Wells, Spencer (2011). Pandora's Seed: Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to our Survival. London: Penguin Books. 230 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear. The author is an explorer, geographer, author and geneticist. In this book he 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. ISBN: 9780141016016. Our Book No: 28033. $14 AUD.
218. White, Michael (2005). Isaac Asimov: A Life of the Grand Master of Science Fiction. New York: Carroll & Graf. 257 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common. Revealing biography of Isaac Asimov, who dominated science fiction for over 50 years, and who wrote over 400 books, many of which were popular science writing. Includes details of his troubled childhood and first marriage. ISBN: 0786715189. Our Book No: 15700. $10 AUD.
219. Williams, Robyn (2006). Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks She Is (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 165 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The ABC Science Show presenter writes a short, wicked and witty debunk of Intelligent Design, which is actually just a re-design on creation science. ISBN: 1741149231. Our Book No: 25169. $10 AUD.
220. Wilson, Edward O. (1998). Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1st p/b ed). London: Little, Brown & Company. 374 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages & edges lightly toned, corners front cover creased, spine creased, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. American biologist argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience - the proof that everything in our world is organised in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws which comprise the particles underlying every branch of learning. He draws on the arts, philosophy, religion, psychology, anthropology, biology and physical sciences to show why the goals of the original Enlightenment are coming back to life, and reappearing on the frontiers of science. ISBN: 0316647357. Our Book No: 28738. $20 AUD.
221. Winchester, Simon (2008). Bomb, Book and Compass: Joseph Needham and the Great Secrets of China (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Group Australia. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, few black & white text-photos, spine little ceased, top corner rear cover & last few pages little creased, minor edgewear corners. The story of Joseph Needham who was a keenly intelligent, charismatic young biochemist, working towards a glittering career at Cambridge. He fell in love with a young Chinese student, and became fascinated with her country's history and language. In 1943, the British government sent him on a diplomatic mission to help save China's universities from the occupying Japanese forces. He began the research that would become his life's work: the greatest book on China ever created in the Western World. The story of Joseph Needham, his book, the passion that inspired it - and the rise of the Chinese nation that continues to this day. ISBN: 9780670913794. Our Book No: 29646. $20 AUD.
222. Wood Jones, Frederic (1942). Design and Purpose. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 84 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), unstated war economy paper, base spine missing jacket (small edge tears, flap clipped), minor foxing, pages lightly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Professor Wood Jones (D.Sc., F.R.S., F.R.C.S.) wrote this book during WW2 to counter the sense of frustration in the community during the war that has lead to doubts about the purpose in life, in nature, and in the universe itself. This volume shows that science should now take the lead in giving back to humanity the belief in design and purpose in life that present-day religion seems powerless to restore. The author was a British naturalist, embryologist and anthropologist, and who spent considerable time in Australia. Our Book No: 15881. $12 AUD.
223. Woolgar, Steve (1988). Science: The Very Idea [Key Ideas Series]. Chichester / London: Ellis Horwood / Tavistock Publications. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, old price sticker title page. A sociologist provides a critique of the new discipline of the "social study of science" that is set to trigger a radical reappraisal in our understanding of science, and the attendant problems of objectivity and subjectivity. ISBN: 0745800424. Our Book No: 2503. $10 AUD.
224. Yeffeth, Glenn (editor); Gerrold, David (introduction) (2003). Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix (1st ed). Dallas, TX: BenBella Books. 277 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny stain & bumping fore-edge, corners front cover little worn. This book examines the technological challenges, religious symbolism and philosophical dilemmas presented by the cult science fiction film "The Matrix" (1999). ISBN: 1932100024. Our Book No: 27200. $15 AUD.
225. Young, J. Z. (1987). Philosophy and the Brain. Oxford: Opus / Oxford University Press (OUP). 233 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. A masterly exposition of the advances made over the last 30 years in our knowledge of the brain, by British professor of neurophysiology. ISBN: 0192821679. Our Book No: 3676. $10 AUD.
226. Zammito, John H. (2004). A Nice Derangement of Epistemes: Post-positivism in the Study of Science From Quine to Latour. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 390 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. An exhaustive history and philosophical critique of anti-positivism movements (including postmodernism) that have arisen since the 1950s. These assert that scientific knowledge is not objective, but rather a sociopolitical construct. Zammito concludes that the problems of positivism do not justify denigrating empirical inquiry. By American professor of history, Rice University. ISBN: 0226978621. Our Book No: 12859. $35 AUD.