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Fires of Life Endothermy in Birds and Mammals
ISBN: HB: 9780300227161, Yale University Press, August 2019
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 60 black&white illus.
This pioneering work investigates why endothermy, or "warm-bloodedness", evolved in birds and mammals, despite its enormous energetic costs. Arguing that single-cause hypotheses to explain the origins of endothermy have stalled research since the 197...
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£29,00
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Fifty Maps and the Stories they Tell
ISBN: PB: 9781851245239, Bodleian Library Publishing, July 2019
144 pp., 19.6x19.6 cm, 80 colour illus.
From medieval maps to digital cartograms, this book features highlights from the Bodleian Library's extraordinary map collection together with rare artefacts and some stunning examples from twenty-first-century map-makers. Each map is accompanied by...
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£12,00
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Talking Maps
ISBN: HB: 9781851245154, Bodleian Library Publishing, July 2019
224 pp., 27x27 cm, 100 colour illus.
Every map tells a story. Some provide a narrative for travellers, explorers and surveyors or offer a visual account of changes to people's lives, places and spaces, while others tell imaginary tales, transporting us to fictional worlds created by wri...
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£35,00
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Why North is Up Map Conventions and Where They Came From
ISBN: HB: 9781851245192, Bodleian Library Publishing, July 2019
224 pp., 22.8x17.6 cm, 108 colour illus.
Many people have a love of maps. But what lies behind the process of map-making? How have cartographers through the centuries developed their craft and established a language of maps which helps them to better represent our world and users to underst...
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£19,99
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Natural Encounters Biking, Hiking, and Birding Through the Seasons
ISBN: HB: 9780300243482, Yale University Press, July 2019
304 pp., 21x14 cm, 28 black&white illus.
In this "personal encyclopedia of nature's seasons", lifetime naturalist Bruce Beehler reflects on his three decades of encountering nature in Washington, D.C. The author takes the reader on a year?long journey through the seasons as he describes the...
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£22,00
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Thinking Like a Parrot Perspectives from the Wild
ISBN: HB: 9780226248783, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 colour plates, 35 halftones, 6 line drawings
People form enduring emotional bonds with other animal species, such as dogs, cats, and horses. For the most part, these are domesticated animals, with one notable exception: Many people form close and supportive relationships with parrots, even thou...
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£27,00
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Reaching for the Moon A Short History of the Space Race
ISBN: HB: 9780300230468, Yale University Press, July 2019
256 pp., 21x14 cm, 19 black&white illus.
At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and e...
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£20,00
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Arithmetic
ISBN: PB: 9780674237513, ISBN: HB: 9780674972230, Harvard University Press, July 2019
240 pp., 21x14 cm, 58 line illus.
Because evolution endowed humans with a complement of ten fingers, a grouping size of ten seems natural to us, perhaps even ideal. But from the perspective of mathematics, groupings of ten are arbitrary, and can have serious shortcomings. Twelve woul...
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£10,95
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£16,95
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Apollo's Muse The Moon in the Age of Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781588396846, Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 2019
192 pp., 22.9x22.9 cm, 150 colour and black&white illus.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, "Apollo's Muse" honors the rich history of photographic representations of the moon, from rarely seen early daguerreotypes to contemporary video art. Engaging and accessible, the book explore...
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£35,00
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Beginner’s Dog Guide Your Dog's First Year
ISBN: PB: 9781760790813, New Holland Publishers, July 2019
176 pp., 23.5x18.2 cm
Thinking of buying or adopting a new dog, where do you start? Firstly you need to know what pet will suit you and your family. This guide gives you step by step advice on where to find a good breeder, what to expect from your vet, puppy proofing your...
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£9,99
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