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            Ancient Bones: Unearthing the astonishing new story of how we became human
             

            Ancient Bones: Unearthing the astonishing new story of how we became human (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bohme, Madelaine; Braun, Rudiger; Breier, Florian

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            A leading paleontologist discovers the missing link in human evolution. Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine B hme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined- the fossilised bones of Danuvius guggenmosi ignite ...a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies our knowledge of human history - his nearly twelve-million-year-old bones were not located in Africa - the so-called birthplace of humanity - but in Europe, and his features suggest we evolved much differently than scientists once believed. In prose that reads like a gripping detective novel, Ancient Bones interweaves the story of the dig that changed everything with the fascinating answer to a previously undecided and now pressing question- How, exactly, did we become human? Placing B hme's discovery alongside former theories of human evolution, the authors show how this remarkable find (and others in Eurasia) are forcing us to rethink the story we've been told about how we came to be, a story that has been our guiding narrative - until now
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            ISBN 9781922310347
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals
             

            Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals (Hardback)

            By Safina, Carl

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            We tend to think of culture as being exclusively human, but do animals have it too?

            ISBN 9781786077240
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            On the Origin of Evolution: Tracing 'Darwin's Dangerous Idea' from Aristotle to DNA
             

            On the Origin of Evolution: Tracing 'Darwin's Dangerous Idea' from Aristotle to DNA (Hardback)

            By Gribbin, John; Gribbin, Mary

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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 21

            The theory of evolution by natural selection did not spring fully formed and unprecedented from the brain of Charles Darwin. Rather it has been examined and debated by philosophers the world over for thousands of years.

            ISBN 9780008333362
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A World Beyond Physics: The Emergence and Evolution of Life

            A World Beyond Physics: The Emergence and Evolution of Life (Hardback)

            By Kauffman, Stuart A.

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            Explores the possiblity and process of evolution beyond the standard and established scientific principles.

            ISBN 9780190871338
            Released NZ 21 Sep 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Unfit for Purpose: When Human Evolution Collides with the Modern World
             

            Unfit for Purpose: When Human Evolution Collides with the Modern World (Hardback)

            By Hart, Adam

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Forged by natural selection and honed by evolution, humans are perfectly adapted machines. . . for a world that no longer exists.

            ISBN 9781472970992
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Comedy of Error: Why evolution made us laugh
             

            The Comedy of Error: Why evolution made us laugh (Hardback)

            By Silvertown, Jonathan

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            What is humour? Why do we laugh? And how can we be funnier? Good jokes, bad jokes, clever jokes, dad jokes - the desire to laugh is universal. But why do we find some gags hilarious, whilst others fall flat? Can you train yourself to be funnier? And why does explaining a joke mak...e it less amusing rather than more so? In The Comedy of Error, Professor Jonathan Silvertown explores the science and philosophy behind why we laugh, and shows that understanding how humour really works can provide endless entertainment.
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            ISBN 9781922310095
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
             

            Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World (Paperback)

            By Harman, Oren; Illustrated by Kobliner, Ofra

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            A reimagining of modern science and ancient mythology, and of what it means to be human.

            ISBN 9781788547581
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
             

            Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything (Paperback)

            By Hazen, Robert

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth.

            ISBN 9780008292416
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Metazoa: Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness
             

            Metazoa: Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Godfrey-Smith, Peter

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            From the human being to the octopus, the shark to the humble sea squirt, all animals are physical beings made up entirely of cells. And yet all of them can think. How did this come to be? How did a mind first grow from the matter that is the body? And at what stage did that clump... of cells begin to `think'?
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            ISBN 9780008321208
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life
             

            The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life (Paperback)

            By Davies, Paul

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            When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes thin...gs so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new? In this penetrating and wide-ranging new analysis, world-renowned physicist and science communicator Paul Davies searches for answers in a field so new and fast-moving that it lacks a name, a domain where computing, chemistry, quantum physics and nanotechnology intersect. At the heart of these diverse fields, Davies explains, is the concept of information: a quantity with the power to unify biology with physics, transform technology and medicine, and even to illuminate the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe. From life's murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, The Demon in the Machine is a breath-taking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself.
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            ISBN 9780141986401
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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