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The Natural History of Insects
1 The Natural History of Insects
London John Murray 1829 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
313 pp, 351 pp. Two volumes bound together, Vol I publ. 1829, Vol II publ. 1835. Half-leather, marbled boards. Leather is chipped and worn. Gilt over bands and edging leather. Title on backstrip is "History of Insects" with no author or publisher. No author on title page. Marbled endpapers and all edges are marbled. Foxing to first and last few pages. Pencilled notes and inked names to front flyleaf. Interior clean bar one or two tidy inked notations and a few splotches. Small chips to a few page edges. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Watching Wildlife: Galápagos Islands, Andrew, David
2 Andrew, David Watching Wildlife: Galápagos Islands
Melbourne Lonely Planet 2005 1741042097 / 9781741042092 First Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
152 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Madame Bovary's Ovaries: A Darwinian Look at Literature, Barash, David P., and Nanelle R. Barash
3 Barash, David P., and Nanelle R. Barash Madame Bovary's Ovaries: A Darwinian Look at Literature
New York Delacorte Press 2003 0385338015 / 9780385338011 Advance Reading Copy Paperback Near Fine Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Octavo 
261 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. This ARC lacks the index. "With a very readable prose style, David and Nanelle Barash give account of an important new development in literary criticism: the incorporation of the biology of human nature." -- Edward O. Wilson 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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4 Benton, Michael The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Dinosaurs
London Penguin 1996 0140513361 / 9780140513363 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
144 pp.Light edgewear, spine uncreased. Page edges slightly yellowed. One page dog-eared. Illustrations in colour and black-and-white. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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5 Blackmore, Susan The Meme Machine
Oxford Oxford University Press 2000 019286212X / 9780192862129 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xviii, 264 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Spine square and uncreased. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Internally as new. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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A Mouse Named Mus, Brady, Irene
6 Brady, Irene A Mouse Named Mus
London Macdonald 1973 0356045293 / 9780356045290 First British Hard Cover Very Good Good Small Quarto Irene Brady 
93 pp. Light general and edgewear, including a few stains and scratches and a little abrasion to rear panel, to unclipped dustjacket. Some foxing to first and last few pages. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. "Although in A Mouse Named Mus Irene Brady conveys a wealth of fascinating information about a wide variety of American wildlife, the reader's interest in Mus's story is never allowed to flag for a moment. Here, in fact, is a welcome addition to the handful of animal stories which allow one to see life in all its wonder through another creature's eyes. On every page the author's splendidly exact and action-filled drawings add to the delight of a quite exceptional book." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement, Brockman, John (editor)
7 Brockman, John (editor) Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement
New York Vintage 2006 0307277224 / 9780307277220 First Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
256 pp. A little sunning to spine. All else as new. Contributors include: Psychologist Steven Pinker, Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins, Philosopher Daniel C. Dennett, Physicist Lisa Randall, Evolutionary Psychologist Marc D. Hauser, and Paleontologist Tim D. White. "Natural selection is not some desperate last resort of a theory. It is an idea whose plausibility and power hits you between the eyes with a stunning force, once you understand it in all its elegant simplicity." -- Richard Dawkins 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Divided Labours : An Evolutionary View of Women at Work (Darwinism Today series), Browne, Kingsley
8 Browne, Kingsley Divided Labours : An Evolutionary View of Women at Work (Darwinism Today series)
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1998 0297841408 / 9780297841401 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 12mo 
70 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. "Women care less about money, status and power than do men -- consistent with evolutionary theory, biological fact and psychological data." [oh, dear] The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Secret Life of Fishes: From Angels to Zebras on the Coral Reef, Buttfield, Helen
9 Buttfield, Helen The Secret Life of Fishes: From Angels to Zebras on the Coral Reef
New York Harry N. Abrams 2000 0810939339 / 9780810939332 First Fine Near Fine Landscape Octavo Helen Buttfield 
72 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Book is as new. "Nature's imagination is richer than our own." -- Freeman Dyson 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Walking on Eggs: Discovering the Astonishing Secrets of the World of Dinosaurs, Chiappe, Luis, and Lowell Dingus
10 Chiappe, Luis, and Lowell Dingus Walking on Eggs: Discovering the Astonishing Secrets of the World of Dinosaurs
London Little Brown & Company 2001 0316854891 / 9780316854894 First UK Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo 
219 pp. Light wear to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. Black-and-white plates. Black-and-white maps, charts, drawings in the text. List of Illustrations; Further Reading; Index. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Marine Life of the Galapagos: A Diver's Guide to the Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and Marine Invertebrates (Odyssey Guides), Constant, Pierre
11 Constant, Pierre Marine Life of the Galapagos: A Diver's Guide to the Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and Marine Invertebrates (Odyssey Guides)
Hong Kong Odyssey Guides 2002 9622177115 / 9789622177116 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
307 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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On Natural Selection (Penguin Great Ideas), Darwin, Charles
12 Darwin, Charles On Natural Selection (Penguin Great Ideas)
Penguin 2004 0141018968 / 9780141018966 First Thus Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
116 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Light scuffing to back cover. Internally as new. Extracts from "The Origin of Species". The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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13 Darwin, Charles (Abridged & Introduced By Richard E. Leakey The Illustrated Origin of Species
London Faber and Faber 1986 0571145868 / 9780571145867 Reprint Paperback Good Octavo 
240pp. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations, photos and maps/diagrams. "...encompasses both Darwin's final thoughts on the question of evolution and his elegant refutations of the many vigorous arguments put up against it." Internally unmarked, light yellowing to page edges. Wraps with some fading towards spine, as well as some light general and edgewear, mostly at corners. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Darwin: The Indelible Stamp. The Evolution of an Idea, Darwin, Charles. Edited, with commentary, by James D. Watson
14 Darwin, Charles. Edited, with commentary, by James D. Watson Darwin: The Indelible Stamp. The Evolution of an Idea
Philadelphia Running Press 2005 0762421363 / 9780762421367 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
1260 pp. As new. Contains The Voyage of the Beagle; On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex; The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Darwin and Fundamentalism (Postmodern Encounters series), Davies, Merryl Wyn
15 Davies, Merryl Wyn Darwin and Fundamentalism (Postmodern Encounters series)
Cambridge Icon Books 2000 1840461772 / 9781840461770 Paperback Fine 12 mo 
80 pp. As new. "Should we dismiss creation science as an irrelevant myth? Has evolution itself been turned into a new 'fundamentalist' theology, a useful ploy to police orthodoxy in science? Is religious bigotry mtched by scientific bigotry, bad religion by bad science?" The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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The Blind Watchmaker, Dawkins, Richard
16 Dawkins, Richard The Blind Watchmaker
London Penguin 1988 0140080562 / 9780140080568 Tenth impression Paperback Good 12mo 
332 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. A little scuffing and a few dents to edges of text block. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "An enchantingly witty and persuasive neo-Darwinist attack on the anti-evolutionists, pleasurably intelligible to the scientifically illiterate." -- Hermione Lee 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Dear Mr. Darwin: Letters on the Evolution of Life and Human Nature, Dover, Gabriel A.
17 Dover, Gabriel A. Dear Mr. Darwin: Letters on the Evolution of Life and Human Nature
London Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) 2001 0753811278 / 9780753811276 Reprint Paperback Very Good Small Octavo 
268 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "From junk DNA and selfish genes to the position of the individual organism at evolution's centre-stage, Dear Mr Darwin illuminates some of the most complex theories of contemporary biology and Dovwer's own original view of evolution in a uniquely compelling and readable way." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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18 Etcoff, Nancy Survival of the Prettiest : The Science of Beauty
Great Britain Little, Brown 1999 0316643718 / 9780316643719 First British Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
325 pp. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Origin of Species Revisited: A Victorian Who Anticipated Modern Developments in Darwin's Theory, Forsdyke, Donald R.
19 Forsdyke, Donald R. The Origin of Species Revisited: A Victorian Who Anticipated Modern Developments in Darwin's Theory
Kingston & Montreal McGill Queens University Press 2001 077352259X / 9780773522596 First Fine Fine Quarto 
x, 275 pp. History of early evolutionary theory. Considers the work of Hooker, T. Huxley, William Bateson and George Romanes. "Forsdyke argues that the chemical basis of the origin of species by physiological selection is actually the species-dependent component of the base composition of DNA, showing that Romanes thus anticipated modern biochemistry." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Evolution of Sex, Geddes, Professor Patrick, and J. Arthur Thomson
20 Geddes, Professor Patrick, and J. Arthur Thomson The Evolution of Sex
London Walter Scott Cloth Good No Jacket 12 mo 
No date, c.1900 (books from 1889 cited in preface). Part of 'The Contemporary Science Series.' With 104 Illustrations. Boards quite worn and rubbed, especially to edges, corners, and top/bottom of spine. Solid binding. Page edges are somewhat worn, but pages themselves are quite bright, with only occasional and minor foxing at the margins. Detailed b/w drawings throughout. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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