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The Body Owner's Handbook, Arnold, Nick
1 Arnold, Nick The Body Owner's Handbook
U. K. Hippo 2002 0439981069 / 9780439981064 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo De Saulles, Tony 
160 pages. The Body Owner's Handbook is the guide you simply can't live without. You'll discover a range of fantastic features you did't even know you had, including: . an auto-repair function . a built-in cooling system . top-of-the range sensory equipment . rear gas and waste disposal. So you think you can stomach the sick side of science? This mad manual shows you how to get the best from your body machine. Get the lowdown on the pluses of pus, the vitals of vomit and the science of snot. With trouble-shooting tips, terrific tests and curious quizzes, The Body Owner's Handbook is bursting with info! Science has never been so horrible! 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Logic Made Easy, Bennett, Deborah J.
2 Bennett, Deborah J. Logic Made Easy
UK Penguin 2005 0141019905 / 9780141019901 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
256 indexed pages. This book guides readers through those hair-raising times when logic is at odds with common sense. Whether we realize it or not, we all use logic every day. Logic helps us make decisions, avert misfortunes and solve problems, as the human mind naturally seeks patterns, structures and connections. But poor communication can put up barriers to effective reasoning - our use of language can lead us to be misunderstood. In this stimulating and practical book, Deborah Bennett describes the often cloudy relationship between language and logic, with illuminating explanations of the many different ways in which logic is used. She gives real-life examples of maddeningly illogical aspects of everyday life - from forms and traffic signs to political speeches and advertising - and provides all the tools of reasoning to help avoid common errors in logic. Complete with puzzles, questions and diagrams you can try yourself, Logic Made Easy is the ideal guide to help you to make your ideas and language clear, think well and become a more logical human being. Remainder mark to lower page edges. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Biology and the Riddle of Life, Birch, Charles
3 Birch, Charles Biology and the Riddle of Life
Australia University of New South Wales Press 1999 0868407852 / 9780868407852 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
158 indexed pages including bibliography. Considers fundamental questions about Life and the relationship between science and religion. Questions such as: What is Life? What does it mean to be alive? Is God necessary? Birch shows that viewing the world as a realm of experience rather than as a collection of objects allows one to come to a naturalistic understanding of God which is very different from traditional religious notions. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence: Experimental Circuit Blocks for Designers, Braga, Newton C.
4 Braga, Newton C. Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence: Experimental Circuit Blocks for Designers
USA Newnes 2002 0750673893 / 9780750673891 Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
297 pages. Accessible to all readers, including students of secondary school and amateur technology enthusiasts, Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence simplifies the process of finding basic circuits to perform simple tasks, such as how to control a DC or step motor, and provides instruction on creating moving robotic parts, such as an eye or an ear. Though many companies offer kits for project construction, most experimenters want to design and build their own robots and other creatures specific to their needs and goals. With this new book by Newton Braga, hobbyists and experimenters around the world will be able to decide what skills they want to feature in a project and then choose the right building blocks to create the ideal results. In the past few years the technology of robotics, mechatronics, and artificial intelligence has exploded, leaving many people with the desire but not the means to build their own projects. The author's fascination with and expertise in the exciting field of robotics is demonstrated by the range of simple to complex project blocks he provides, which are designed to benefit both novice and experienced robotics enthusiasts. The common components and technology featured in the project blocks are especially beneficial to readers who need practical solutions that can be implemented easily by their own hands, without incorporating expensive, complicated technology. Accessible to technicians and hobbyists with many levels of experience, and written to provide inexpensive and creative fun with robotics Appeals to all sorts of technology enthusiasts, including those involved with electronics, computers, home automation, mechanics, and other areas. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Physics, Brooks, Michael
5 Brooks, Michael Physics
U. K. Quercus Pub 2010 1849161461 / 9781849161466 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good 12mo 
208 indexed pages where renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy - quantum physics, relativity and our attempts to grasp the true nature of reality. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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Innocents in the Dry Valleys: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59, Bull, Colin
6 Bull, Colin Innocents in the Dry Valleys: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59
New Zealand Victoria University Press 2009 1602230714 / 9781602230712 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
267 indexed pages including b/w & colour illustrations. In the summer of 1958, physicist Colin Bull, along with a biologist and two undergraduate geology students from Victoria University of Wellington, launched an exploration of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica the first of what has become an annual expedition spanning the past fifty years. With Innocents in Dry Valleys Bull recounts the story of that first, shoestring expedition, bringing a dry wit and a clear appreciation of youthful bravado to accounts of adverse conditions, recurrent dangers, funding snafus, and bureaucratic meddling. Innocents in Dry Valleys is a winning account of a landmark expedition, sure to interest scientists and armchair explorers alike. Full contents; An idea; Loife in Noo Zillun; Dear Sir, I write on behalf...; Go. No, stop! No, go! Scott Base; Landed gentry; An enigmatic lake and a remarkable saga; A trip to the seaside; And the walk back 'home' again; Alone for a short while, maybe; The end. Wait for the applause; Aftermath. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Our Hidden State: South Australia Through the Eyes of Its Scientists, Carey, Cristene (Editor)
7 Carey, Cristene (Editor) Our Hidden State: South Australia Through the Eyes of Its Scientists
Australia ANZAAS 1997 0646338846 / 9780646338842 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
156 indexed pages including black & white illustrations, maps, diagrams, glossary and bibliography. South Australia through the eyes of its scientists. The hidden South Australia is revealed through the informative and often evocative writing of scientists, naturalists, historians: Astronomy since the Dreamtime; A day tour through time; The fragile Murray; Life in a salt lake; Desert floodplains; The bug from Balhannah; Dead plants do tell tales; An endangered pest; A fortnight from Siberia; Journey into space; More remarkable than the flood and more... Name in front fly. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Ghost in the Atom: A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics, Davies, P. C. W.;Brown, J. R.
8 Davies, P. C. W.;Brown, J. R. The Ghost in the Atom: A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics
UK Cambridge Univ Pr 1993 0521457289 / 9780521457286 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
157 indexed pages where 9 prominent physicists discuss the foundations of quantum physics: its paradoxes; and its profound implications for the theory of nature. Anybody who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Niels Bohr's dictum bears witness to the bewildering impact of quantum theory, flying in the face of classical physics and dramatically transforming scientists' outlook on our relationship with the material world. While the theory has been supremely successful in its explanation of some of the major problems in twentieth-century physics, its meaning (presenting a number of basic philosophical contradictions) is nevertheless the subject of unprecedented controversy amongst scientists. In this book, which has its origin in a series of radio broadcasts, Paul Davies interviews eight physicists involved in debating and testing the theory, with radically different views of its significance. Table of Contents: Foreword; 1. The strange world of the quantum; 2. Alain Aspect; 3. John Bell; 4. John Wheeler; 5. Rudolf Peierls; 6. David Deutsch; 7. John Taylor; 8. David Bohm; 9. Basil Hiley; Glossary; Further reading. eviews: 'Paul Davies' summary ... is one of the clearest short expositions of quantum theory I have ever read.' New Scientist 'For those puzzled by the mystery of Schrodinger's 'dead and alive' cat, or intrigued by the idea of parallel universes, this is a must.' The Good Book Guide 'Paul Davies' summary - well worth the price of the book - is one of the clearest short expositions of quantum theory I have ever read. But the best is yet to come. In the interviews we hear physicists defending passionately some very bizarre views of the world ... seeing these questions through the eyes of the people who are actually struggling to answer them offers an exciting firsthand glimpse into this fundamental and controversial field of enquiry.' New Scientist 'Non-specialists will find this an attractive and thought-provoking book.' Contemporary Physics. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Matter Myth: Beyond Chaos and Complexity, Davies, Paul; Gribbin, John
9 Davies, Paul; Gribbin, John The Matter Myth: Beyond Chaos and Complexity
Australia Penguin 1992 0140134263 / 9780140134261 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
314 indexed pages. Bringing together articles written over a decade, this book covers all the areas with which Paul Davies' books have been concerned - including quantum physics, superstrings, complexity and the relationship of theology and modern physics. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (Science Masters Series), Dawkins, Richard
10 Dawkins, Richard River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (Science Masters Series)
U.S.A. Basic Books 1995 0465016065 / 9780465016068 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
172 indexed pages including bibliography. In Dawkins' view, human beings are vehicles of evolution--gene carriers whose primary purpose is propagation of their own genes. In this new book, he explains evolution as a flowing river of genes, demonstrating how genes meet, compete, unite, and sometimes separate to form new species. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Brain and the Person, Eccles, Sir John
11 Eccles, Sir John The Brain and the Person
Australia ABC Books 1st Edition Stapled Soft Cover Good 12mo 
45 pages. About the conscious experience; the brain, consciousness and learning; evolution of the brain and the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Sir John Carew Eccles (1903-1997) was an Australian neurophysiologist who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Medicine. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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12 Emoto, Masaru The Secret Life of Water
U. K. Pocket Books 2006 1865049085 / 9781865049083 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
210 pages including colour illustrations. Emoto reveals water's secret life to us. From the moment it arrived on our planet in the form of ice from outer space, water has been journeying throughout the earth, acquiring knowledge, wisdom and experience as it flows. Through captivating photographs and words, Emoto takes us on this cycle of water so we, too, can experience water's secret life and learn what is has to teach us. By reconnecting to this sacred flow, we return to our source and remember the important truths that we have somehow forgotten. The problems that face us - war, environmental destruction, dependence on oil, increasing materialism - can be alleviated by a collective consciousness that joins together with a common goal of peace. Emoto believes this is possible because the water crystals show us so. When people join together near water to pray for peace, beautiful crystals form from water that once yielded only deformed crystals. Water crystals show us the very real way in which prayer can change the world. In "The Secret Life of Water", Emoto elaborates on the art of photographing and analyzing water crystals. He also continues his discussion of hado: how we can align ourselves with the hado of happiness, the science behind hado, and how the healing effects of hado can be found in numerous sources, such as music, flower essences, and homeopathy. Also included are Emoto's latest water crystal photographs, comparing various common phrases, music, religions and water from around the world. Humankind needs to start listening to the voice of water. Its secret life will help you return to the natural flow of nature. There is no need to resist the flow - just move ahead knowing that you are water. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The True Power of Water: Healing and Discovering Ourselves, Emoto, Masaru
13 Emoto, Masaru The True Power of Water: Healing and Discovering Ourselves
U.S.A. Beyond Words Pub 2005 1582701288 / 9781582701288 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
179 pages including illustrations about the unique properties of water and its ability to improve your health and your life. You will see the effect each of us has on water -- not only the water we drink but also the water that makes up 70 percent of the human body and, most importantly, what happens to that water as we interact with each other. 2005 marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Water. It is our individual responsibility to learn all we can about water, the most precious resource on our planet, and to help shift the consciousness through our thoughts, through our words and prayers, and through our commitment to respect each other with love and gratitude. May our understanding of water help bring peace to all humankind. Inscription in first page. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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Don't panic, panic! The use and abuse of science to create Fear, Farrands, John L.
14 Farrands, John L. Don't panic, panic! The use and abuse of science to create Fear
Australia Text Pub 993 1863720232 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
198 indexed pages. Every day on television and radio, in newspapers and magazines, We learn of new threats to our planet and ourselves. Catchphrases like ‘the greenhouse effect’ or ‘the hole in the ozone layer’ have become terrifying communicators of global doom. Are all our anxieties justified? Should we believe everything we see and read? John Farrands, who has worked in science for half a century, tackles these questions and explains how science and technology Work, how new discoveries are applied, and how the crucial issues of our time are debated in society. This informative, entertaining and often irreverent book shows how to make up your own mind about the real problems that face us. Dr John L. Farrands, AO, CB, FTS, physicist, engineer and public servant, has had a long and distinguished career in the formulation of science policy in many fields. For five years he was permanent head of the Australian government department variously in charge of science, technology and the environment. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Cells in ferment: Papers presented to a meeting of the Science and Industry Forum of the Australian Academy of Science, 5-7 February 1982 (Forum report), Farrer, K. T. H.
15 Farrer, K. T. H. Cells in ferment: Papers presented to a meeting of the Science and Industry Forum of the Australian Academy of Science, 5-7 February 1982 (Forum report)
Australia The Academy 1983 0858471108 / 9780858471108 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
vi + 85 pages. Combines information from diverse fields and presents an ideal opportunity to widen one's knowledge in the area of fermentation. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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It Takes Two, Ford, Judy
16 Ford, Judy It Takes Two
Australia Environmental & Genetic Solutions 1997 0646339192 / 9780646339191 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
201 pages. book about reproducing naturally today. The book is based on the author's own extensive research and the published research of others and is written in a simple, straight forward and personal way. It Takes Two allows a couple, who are either intending to reproduce, or those having problems, to evaluate the many different aspects of their current lives and individual life histories that could cause problems. The book has much greater breadth than most other books on the subject. It considers all the usual medical conditions but extends far past this into both male and female based problems that could be emotional, work-related, sexual, genetic, nutritional etc. The book is exceptionally useful for couples who have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility or recurrent miscarriage. A great many couples have succeeded in having normal healthy babies after reading this book 
Price: 13.50 AUD
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Nature, Reality, and the Sacred: The Nexus of Science and Religion, Gilkey, Langdon
17 Gilkey, Langdon Nature, Reality, and the Sacred: The Nexus of Science and Religion
U.S.A. Fortress Pr 1993 0800627547 / 9780800627546 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
266 indexed pages. Two partial apprehensions of nature have been vying for dominance in this century: religious (void of any influence from science) and scientific (unable to admit any reality beyond the empirical). Both views have led to the exploitation of nature - and the scientific may prove even more devastating. The fault, Gilkey argues, lies not in the scientific knowledge of nature but in the assumed philosophy of science that accompanies most scientific and technological practice. Scientific knowing needs to be critiqued and brought into relationship with other complementary ways of knowing. Once again, Gilkey expands our vision and deepens our insight. He has given us a classic contribution to a theology of nature that emerges from a careful conversation with the natural sciences. Gilkey’s mature venture into the waters of science-theology is a sensitive appeal to discern the religious dimension that underlies science and the science that religion must have. His strident thoughts seek to steer through the reefs of both scientism and creationism. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe, Goodall, Jane
18 Goodall, Jane Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe
UK Penguin 1990 0140148906 / 9780140148909 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
230 indexed pages. The sequel to "In the Shadow of Man", the author's story of her years studying the chimpanzees of Gombe and the stories of the chimps themselves. This book continues her ethological study. Table of Contents: Gombe; the mind of the chimpanzee; the research centre; mothers and daughters; Figan's rise; power; change; Gilka; sex; war; sons and mothers; baboons; Goblin; Jomeo; Melissa; Gigi; love; bridging the gap; our shame; conclusion; some thoughts on the exploitation of non-human animals; chimpanzee conservation and sanctuaries; the Jane Goodall Institute. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell, Hawkes, Joyce Whiteley
19 Hawkes, Joyce Whiteley Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell
U.S.A. Atria Books 2011 1582703132 / 9781582703138 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
158 indexed pages including b/w and colour illustrations. In this book, Dr Joyce Whiteley Hawkes shows us how we can work with our bodies through our cells to support them in their repair and renewal. In this ground-breaking book, she helps us to: learn simple cell basics that we can use to enhance our health and healing; learn how to identify blockages to healing and how to clear those blockages; find a new appreciation of our body's innate healing ability; through stories of others' healing, find information that may help our personal healing journey; participate in enhancing our health and/or treatment through a variety of easy-to-follow and highly effective exercises. This book also contains detailed photos of cells that have become sick, and how cells appear when healthy, enabling readers to better understand their own cells and how they can promote their healing. 'Cell-Level Healing is quite simply the whole exciting truth about how and why our consciousness is key to our physical health and well-being.' (Christiane Northrup) 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Altered Genes. Reconstructing Nature, the Debate, Hindmarsh, Richard; Geoffrey Lawrence; Janet Norton (eds)
20 Hindmarsh, Richard; Geoffrey Lawrence; Janet Norton (eds) Altered Genes. Reconstructing Nature, the Debate
Australia Allen & Unwin 1998 186448795X / 9781864487954 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
228 indexed pages including introduction by David Suzuki. Although cloned sheep, headless frog embryos and blue roses sound like they come from the realms of science fiction, they are becoming reality as biological frontiers worldwide are redrawn by genetic engineering. Many fear that the darker side to this technology threatens to disrupt evolution, to usher in new and insidious forms of social control, to impose new monopolies over control of food and provoke new ethical, social and ecological issues. This volume offers to show the reader what is occurring in the often bizarre and fascinating worlds of genetic engineering, bioengineering, gene-altering, gene-splicing and more. The assessment of genetic engineering in Australia and New Zealand also addresses the values and ethics of the Age of the Gene - the issues and problems of biotechnological change and its social context. Contributors also provide an account of the new bio-future now being planned in laboratories, boardrooms and government departments across the nation. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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