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Madame Bovary's Ovaries: A Darwinian Look at Literature, Barash, David P., and Nanelle R. Barash
1 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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2 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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Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement, Brockman, John (editor)
3 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
4 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 Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood, Campbell, Jeremy
5 Campbell, Jeremy The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood
New York W W Norton 2001 0393025594 / 9780393025590 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
362 pp. "Campbell's seamless integration of art, literature and philosophy shows how the 19th century's focus on individuality, imagination, and irony eventually began to privilege artifice and fraud over nature and simplicity. Ultimately, this laid the foundation for the 20th century's philosophical and cultural apotheosis of lying, exemplified by figures such as Freud, Wittgenstein, and Derrida -- all of whom made deception and ambiguity a main thematic component of their thought." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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On Natural Selection (Penguin Great Ideas), Darwin, Charles
6 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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7 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 and Fundamentalism (Postmodern Encounters series), Davies, Merryl Wyn
8 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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Dear Mr. Darwin: Letters on the Evolution of Life and Human Nature, Dover, Gabriel A.
9 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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10 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.
11 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
12 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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13 Headley, F. W. Life and Evolution
Melbourne and Sydney & Adelaide E. W. Cole 1913 Second Edition Hard Cover Good + No Jacket Octavo 
xx, 272 pp. Light general and edgewear to maroon cloth boards. Edges of text block are foxed. Some foxing to pages, esp. upper margins. A few pages unevenly cut along fore-edge. Internally unmarked (barring the occasional foxing) and solidly bound. Illustrated with frontis plus 98 plates (all present, although two leaves of plates are loose). 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Of Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale. The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth, Hooper, Judith
14 Hooper, Judith Of Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale. The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth
New York & London W W Norton & Co Inc 2002 0393051218 / 9780393051216 First American Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo 
377 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Book is as new. Black-and-white plates. Map. Notes; Bibliography; Glossary; Chronology; Index. "Uncovers the intellectual rivalries, petty jealousies, and faulty science behind one of the most famous experiments in the history of evolutionary biology." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Darwin: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford series Very Short Introductions), Howard, Jonathan
15 Howard, Jonathan Darwin: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford series Very Short Introductions)
Oxford and New York Oxford University Press 2001 0192854542 / 9780192854544 First Thus Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
125 pp. As new. Gatefold flaps. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. List of illustrations. Further Reading. Index. "Jonathan Howard has produced an intellectual tour de force, a classic in the genre of popular scientific exposition which will still be read in fifty years' time." 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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Apes, Angels & Victorians: A Joint Biography of Darwin & Huxley, Irvine, William
16 Irvine, William Apes, Angels & Victorians: A Joint Biography of Darwin & Huxley
London Readers Union 1956 First Thus Hard Cover Good Fair Octavo 
278 pp. Previous owner's inked name to front free endpaper (Bill Wannan, Australian author/humourist). Boards with generally light edgewear; creasing and discolouration to ends of spine. Dustjacket quite yellowed and damaged at spine, otherwise with some general wear and light edgewear. Internally clean and solidly bound, with very occasional pencilled observations in the margins. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle: The Journals that Revealed Nature's Grand Plan, Kerrigan, Michael
17 Kerrigan, Michael Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle: The Journals that Revealed Nature's Grand Plan
Sydney ABC Books 2001 0733316115 / 9780733316111 First Australian Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto Wolfgang Kaehler, Photography 
208 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Maps to endpapers. Bibliography; Index. "A revealing firsthand account based on Darwin's original expedition journals. Spectacular photographs featuring pristine land- and seascapes as well as the animals, plants and peoples encountered along the route. Explanatory sidebars and special features. Historical maps and illustrations. Epilogue assessing the legacy of the Beagle voyage and its relevance today." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle: A Fictional Account of Charles Darwin's Work and Adventures During the Five-Year-Long Voyage, Law, Felicia
18 Law, Felicia Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle: A Fictional Account of Charles Darwin's Work and Adventures During the Five-Year-Long Voyage
London Andre Deutsch 1985 0233974822 / 9780233974828 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Large Quarto Judy Brook 
95 pp. Light general and edgewear to boards. Corners a little bumped. Foxing to edges of text block and endpapers. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Written for children (ages 6-10 or so). 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Adam's Ancestors:  An Up-To-Date Outline of What is Known About the Origin of Man, Leakey, L. S. B.
19 Leakey, L. S. B. Adam's Ancestors: An Up-To-Date Outline of What is Known About the Origin of Man
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1934 First Cloth Good No Jacket Duodecimo 
244pp. + publisher's catalogue. Light foxing to page edges and first few pages. Binding slightly skewed but still quite tight. Boards in very good condition, only minor general and edgewear. Foxing to edges of text block. Occasional foxing to margins. A piece of paper is neatly pasted down to the front pasted-down endpaper with the printed name "Ernest H. Shackleton". (The Antarctic explorer died in 1922, 12 years before this book was published.) Internally unmarked; solidly bound. With 12 plates and 30 text illustrations. Bibliography, Index. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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20 Majerus, Michael E. N. Melanism: Evolution in Action
Oxford Oxford University Press 1998 0198549822 / 9780198549826 First Paperback Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xiii, 338 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated wraps. Corners a little curled. Internally as new. Black and white illustrations in the text and colour plates. 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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