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Hormonal - The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones -- How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make... Hormonal - The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones -- How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser (Hardcover)
Martie Haselton, Geoffrey Miller
R457 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R113 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Our Human Story (Paperback): Louise Humphrey, Chris Stringer Our Human Story (Paperback)
Louise Humphrey, Chris Stringer
R316 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R80 (25%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Our Human Story is a guide to our fossil relatives, from what may be the earliest hominins such as Sahelanthropus, dating back six to seven million years, through to our own species, Homo sapiens. Over the past 25 years there has been an explosion of species' names in the story of human evolution, due both to new discoveries and to a growing understanding of the diversity that existed in the past. Drawing on this new information, as well as their own considerable expertise and practical experience, Louise Humphrey and Chris Stringer explain in clear and accessible terms what each of the key species represents and how it contributes to our knowledge of human evolution.

Secrets of the Human Body (Hardcover): Chris van Tulleken, Xand van Tulleken, Andrew Cohen Secrets of the Human Body (Hardcover)
Chris van Tulleken, Xand van Tulleken, Andrew Cohen 1
R535 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R144 (27%) Within 7 - 12 working days

206 bones. One heart. Two eyes. Ten fingers. You may think we know what makes up a human. But it turns out our bodies are full of surprises. What makes tears of joy different from tears of sadness? Why is a gut feeling so much smarter than you think? And why is 90% of you not even human? You may think you know the human body - heart, lungs, brain and bones - but it's time to think again. Your body is full of extraordinary mysteries that science is only just beginning to understand. This book, which accompanies a major new BBC TV programme, turns your knowledge of the human body on its head. Leading us through all of these revelations are stories of everyday miracles - the human stories that bind every one of us together through the universal stages of life. From the most extreme environments on Earth, to the most extreme events, we reveal the extraordinary abilities every human shares. Combining cutting-edge science with cutting-edge technology, we see the human body like never before. Featuring pioneering specialist photography, a new generation of digital effects will allow us to catch a tantalising glimpse beneath our skin, leading you to discover the secrets that make every ordinary human body ... extraordinary.

The Beautiful Cure - Harnessing Your Body's Natural Defences (Hardcover): Daniel M. Davis The Beautiful Cure - Harnessing Your Body's Natural Defences (Hardcover)
Daniel M. Davis 1
R429 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R78 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'One of those books that makes you look at everything human in a new, challenging and thrilling way' Stephen Fry 'Brilliantly conveys the excitement of scientific discovery' Bill Bryson The immune system holds the key to human health. In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Professor Daniel Davis describes the scientific quest to understand how it works - and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind - and explains how this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and well-being. The body's ability to fight disease and heal itself is one of the great mysteries and marvels of nature. But within the last few years painstaking research has resulted in major advances in our understanding of this breathtakingly beautiful inner world: a vast and intricate network of specialist cells, regulatory proteins and dedicated genes that are continually protecting our bodies. Far more powerful than any medicine ever invented, it also plays a crucial role in our daily lives. Already we have found ways to harness these natural defences to create breakthrough drugs and so-called immunotherapies that help us fight cancer, diabetes, arthritis and many age-related diseases, and we are starting to understand whether or not activities such as mindfulness might play a role in enhancing our physical resilience. Written by an expert at the forefront of this adventure, The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, of lives sacrificed and saved, introducing the reader to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.

Human Molecular Genetics (Paperback, 4th New edition): Tom Strachan, Andrew Read Human Molecular Genetics (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Tom Strachan, Andrew Read 1
R700 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R129 (18%) In stock

Human Molecular Genetics is an established and class-proven textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students which provides an authoritative and integrated approach to the molecular aspects of human genetics. While maintaining the hallmark features of previous editions, the Fourth Edition has been completely updated. It includes new Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter and annotated further reading at the conclusion of each chapter, to help readers navigate the wealth of information in this subject. The text has been restructured so genomic technologies are integrated throughout, and next generation sequencing is included. Genetic testing, screening, approaches to therapy, personalized medicine, and disease models have been brought together in one section. Coverage of cell biology including stem cells and cell therapy, studying gene function and structure, comparative genomics, model organisms, noncoding RNAs and their functions, and epigenetics have all been expanded.

From Here to Eternity - Travelling the World to Find the Good Death (Hardcover): Caitlin Doughty From Here to Eternity - Travelling the World to Find the Good Death (Hardcover)
Caitlin Doughty; Illustrated by Landis Blair 1
R321 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R53 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

As a practising mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies. In From Here to Eternity she sets out in search of cultures unburdened by such fears. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls), and discovers the Japanese ritual of kotsuage, in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved-ones' bones from cremation ashes. With curiosity and morbid humour, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-care innovators, participates in powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in the West and explores new spaces for mourning - including a futuristic glowing-Buddha columbarium in Japan, a candlelit Mexican cemetery, and America's only open-air pyre. In doing so she expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with 'dignity' and reveals unexpected possibilities for our own death rituals.

Why We Sleep - Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams (Hardcover): Matthew Walker Why We Sleep - Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams (Hardcover)
Matthew Walker
R442 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R108 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
30-Second Brain - The 50 most mind-blowing ideas in neuroscience, each explained in half a minute (Paperback): Anil Seth 30-Second Brain - The 50 most mind-blowing ideas in neuroscience, each explained in half a minute (Paperback)
Anil Seth 1
R217 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R36 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Are we all at the mercy of our brain chemistry? Do you think that the amygdala and the hippocampus are fantastical sea monsters? What can an MRI scan tell us? Could you explain to dinner-party guests why we don't giggle when we tickle ourselves? 30-Second Brain is here to fill your mind with the science of exactly what's happening inside your head. Using no more than two pages, 300 words and an illustration, this is the quickest way to understand the wiring and function of the most complex and intricate mechanism in the human body. Discover how the networks of 90 billion nerve cells work together to produce perception, action, cognition and emotion. Explore how your brain defines your personality, and what it gets up to while you are asleep. Illustrated with mind-bending graphics and supported by biographies of pioneers in the field of neuroscience, it's the book to get your grey matter thinking about your grey matter.

The Beautiful Cure - Harnessing Your Body's Natural Defences (Paperback): Daniel M. Davis The Beautiful Cure - Harnessing Your Body's Natural Defences (Paperback)
Daniel M. Davis 1
R308 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R86 (28%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The immune system holds the key to human health. In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Daniel Davis describes the scientific quest to understand how it works - and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind - and explains how this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and well-being. The body's ability to fight disease and heal itself is one of the great mysteries and marvels of nature. But within the last few years painstaking research has resulted in major advances in our understanding of this breathtakingly beautiful inner world: a vast and intricate network of specialist cells, regulatory proteins and dedicated genes that are continually protecting our bodies. Far more powerful than any medicine ever invented, it also plays a crucial role in our daily lives. Already we have found ways to harness these natural defences to create breakthrough drugs and so-called immunotherapies that help us fight cancer, diabetes, arthritis and many age-related diseases, and we are starting to understand whether or not activities such as mindfulness might play a role in enhancing our physical resilience. Written by an expert at the forefront of this adventure, The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, of lives sacrificed and saved, introducing the reader to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.

The Kiss - Intimacies from Writers (Hardcover): Brian Turner The Kiss - Intimacies from Writers (Hardcover)
Brian Turner
R402 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R97 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From Sioux Falls to Khartoum, from Kyoto to Darwin; from the panchayat forests to the Giant's Causeway; in taxis and at bus stops, in kitchens and sleigh beds, haystacks and airports-people are kissing one another. The sublime kiss. The ambiguous kiss. The broken kiss. The kiss that changes a life. Far from the scripted passion of Hollywood, this uniquely human gesture carries within it the possibility for infinite shades of meaning and it does not stop for anything-not war, revolution or natural disaster. In The Kiss, authors like Nick Flynn, Kristen Radtke and Pico Iyer explore our quest to bridge the gulf between ourselves and others through this fleeting physical connection, and to uncover the depths contained in words like tenderness, passion and love.

The Secret Life of Fat - The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You (Paperback):... The Secret Life of Fat - The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You (Paperback)
Sylvia Tara
R254 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R60 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies-including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn't stop eating-Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.

Human Physiology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Gillian Pocock, Christopher D. Richards, David A. Richards Human Physiology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Gillian Pocock, Christopher D. Richards, David A. Richards
R1,187 Discovery Miles 11 870 Within 7 - 11 working days

The human body is a complicated and beautiful machine, governed by the laws of physics and chemistry. By understanding its physiology - how it performs its varied functions - it is possible to build strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. In this latest edition, expanded and restructured coverage of sensory physiology and the respiratory system, a new comprehensive glossary of key terms, and additional online learning resources make Human Physiology even more student-friendly than its predecessors. Human Physiology provides clear explanations of the principles that govern the body's physiological processes and shows how these can be applied. This is the ideal course companion for any student needing a solid foundation in the subject for a future career in human biology, biomedical science, or medicine. Online resources Student resources - Numerical and clinical problems - Multiple choice questions - Web links Lecturer resources - Figures from the book

Early Humans (Paperback): Nicholas Ashton Early Humans (Paperback)
Nicholas Ashton
R741 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R212 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Our understanding of the British Palaeolithic and Mesolithic has changed dramatically over the last three decades, and yet not since H. J. Fleure's A Natural History of Man in Britain (1951) has the New Naturalist Library included a volume focused on the study of early humans and their environment.In this long overdue new book, distinguished archaeologist Nick Ashton uncovers the most recent findings, following the remarkable survival and discovery of bones, stone tools and footprints which allow us to paint a picture of the first human visitors to this remote peninsula of north-west Europe.As part of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project and subsequent research, Ashton is involved in an unrivalled collaborative effort involving archaeologists, palaeontologists, and earth scientists at different British institutes, including the Natural History Museum and the British Museum. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book explores the latest discoveries such as footprints at Happisburgh, Norfolk that are thought to be nearly one million years old, flint artefacts at Pakefield in Suffolk and mammoth remains at West Runton, among others. These remarkable remnants help our quest to unravel the interactions between the changing environments and their ancient human occupants, as well as their lifestyles and migrations.Early humans colonised our remote corner of the European mainland time and again, despite being faced with ice age climates with far-reaching consequences. Setting the scene on the Norfolk coast almost a million years ago, Ashton tells the story of the fauna, flora and developing geography of Britain against the backdrop of an ever-changing climate. Above all, he explores how early people began as brief visitors to this wild remote land, but over time through better ways of acquiring food and developing new technologies, they began to tame, shape and dominate the countryside we see today.

Endure - Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance (Hardcover): Alex Hutchinson Endure - Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance (Hardcover)
Alex Hutchinson
R453 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R112 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From the National Magazine Award-winning Runner's World columnist, frequent NewYorker.com contributor, and Cambridge-trained physicist: a fascinating and definitive exploration of the science of endurance and peak performance From the two-hour marathon to the summit of Mount Everest, we're fascinated by the extremes of human endurance. How high or far or fast can humans go? And what about me-what defines my personal limits? According to a century's worth of physiology textbooks, the answers lie in the size of your heart, the capacity of your lungs, and the strength of your muscles. But a wave of dramatic findings over the past decade has completely overturned our understanding of human limits. Endure, from Runner's World and NewYorker.com contributor Alex Hutchinson, brings this radical new science of endurance to a general audience for the first time, leading to a surprising conclusion: It's the brain that dictates your limits-and that means they can always be pushed a little farther. Hutchinson traces our attempts over the last hundred years to understand human fatigue, from the crude experiments of the early twentieth century (physiologists cutting the legs of frogs and electrocuting them) to the use of sophisticated brain imaging technology. Hutchinson presents a wholly new understanding of endurance, untethered from the traditional mechanistic view of human limits (like a car with a brick on its gas pedal, we go until the tank runs out of gas). Instead, he persuasively argues, a key element is how the brain responds to distress signals -- whether heat, or cold, or muscles screaming with lactic acid -- and we can train to improve this brain response. Traveling to the forefront of the new sports psychology landscape -- from brain electrode jolts to computer-based training to subliminal messaging -- Hutchinson makes accessible a host of startling new discoveries. An elite distance runner himself, Hutchinson shows readers how they can use these tactics to bolster their own performance and get the most out of their bodies.

Behave - The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Hardcover): Robert M. Sapolsky Behave - The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Hardcover)
Robert M. Sapolsky 1
R499 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R179 (36%) Within 7 - 12 working days

'Awe-inspiring ... the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired' Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm A ground-breaking synthesis of the entire science of human behaviour by 'one of the best scientist-writers of our time' (Oliver Sacks) -- 'It's no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I've ever read' Wall Street Journal 'They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place' Kate Fox, author of Watching the English Why do we do what we do? Behave is at once a dazzling tour and a majestic synthesis of the whole science of human behaviour. Brought to life through simple language, engaging stories and irreverent wit, it offers the fullest picture yet of the origins of tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, war and peace. Robert Sapolsky's ingenious method is to move backwards in time from the moment at which a behaviour occurs, layer by layer through the myriad influences that led to it: - We begin with the split-second reactions of the brain and nervous system... - Then we consider our response to sight, sound and smell in the minutes and seconds beforehand... - Next he explains the interactions of hormones, which prime our behaviour in the preceding hours and days... - He proceeds through the experiences of adolescence, childhood and foetal development that shape us over our lifespans... - And continues over centuries and millennia through the profound influences of genetic inheritance, cultural context and ultimately the evolutionary origins of our species. Throughout, Sapolsky considers the most important question: what causes acts of aggression or compassion? What inspires us to terrible deeds and what might help foster our best behaviour? Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, that is unlikely to be surpassed for many years.

Human Universe (Paperback): Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen Human Universe (Paperback)
Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen 1
R195 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R47 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Human Universe tackles some of the greatest questions that humans have asked to try and understand the very nature of ourselves and the Universe in which we live. Through the endless leaps of human minds, it explores the extraordinary depth of our knowledge today and where our curiosity may lead us in the future. With groundbreaking insight it reveals how time, physics and chemistry came together to create a creature that can wonder at its own existence, blessed with an unquenchable thirst to discover not just where it came from, but how it can think, where it is going and if it is alone. Accompanies the acclaimed BBC TV series.

I Contain Multitudes - The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Paperback): Ed Yong I Contain Multitudes - The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Paperback)
Ed Yong 1
R224 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R59 (26%) Within 7 - 12 working days

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017 THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. They sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour, and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems. You'll never think about your mind, body or preferences in the same way again. 'Super-interesting... He just keeps imparting one surprising, fascinating insight after the next. I Contain Multitudes is science journalism at its best' Bill Gates

The Nature Fix - Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative (Paperback): Florence Williams The Nature Fix - Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative (Paperback)
Florence Williams
R257 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R61 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while walking over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. From forest paths in Korea to islands in Finland to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science at the confluence of environment, mood, health and creativity. Delving into new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our lives shift indoors, these ideas-and the answers they yield-are more urgent than ever.

Early Humans (Hardcover): Nicholas Ashton Early Humans (Hardcover)
Nicholas Ashton
R1,249 R869 Discovery Miles 8 690 Save R380 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Our understanding of the British Palaeolithic and Mesolithic has changed dramatically over the last three decades, and yet not since H. J. Fleure's A Natural History of Man in Britain (1951) has the New Naturalist Library included a volume focused on the study of early humans and their environment.In this long overdue new book, distinguished archaeologist Nick Ashton uncovers the most recent findings, following the remarkable survival and discovery of bones, stone tools and footprints which allow us to paint a picture of the first human visitors to this remote peninsula of north-west Europe.As part of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project and subsequent research, Ashton is involved in an unrivalled collaborative effort involving archaeologists, palaeontologists, and earth scientists at different British institutes, including the Natural History Museum and the British Museum. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book explores the latest discoveries such as footprints at Happisburgh, Norfolk that are thought to be nearly one million years old, flint artefacts at Pakefield in Suffolk and mammoth remains at West Runton, among others. These remarkable remnants help our quest to unravel the interactions between the changing environments and their ancient human occupants, as well as their lifestyles and migrations.Early humans colonised our remote corner of the European mainland time and again, despite being faced with ice age climates with far-reaching consequences. Setting the scene on the Norfolk coast almost a million years ago, Ashton tells the story of the fauna, flora and developing geography of Britain against the backdrop of an ever-changing climate. Above all, he explores how early people began as brief visitors to this wild remote land, but over time through better ways of acquiring food and developing new technologies, they began to tame, shape and dominate the countryside we see today.

The Body Builders - Inside the Science of the Engineered Human (Paperback): Adam Piore The Body Builders - Inside the Science of the Engineered Human (Paperback)
Adam Piore
R276 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R64 (23%) Within 8 - 13 working days
Built on Bones - 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death (Paperback): Brenna Hassett Built on Bones - 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death (Paperback)
Brenna Hassett 1
R213 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R36 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Imagine you are a hunter-gatherer some 15,000 years ago. You've got a choice - carry on foraging, or plant a few seeds and move to one of those new-fangled settlements down the valley. What you won't know is that urban life is short and riddled with dozens of new diseases; your children will be shorter and sicklier than you are, they'll be plagued with gum disease, and stand a decent chance of a violent death at the point of a spear.

Why would anyone choose this? This is one of the many intriguing questions tackled by Brenna Hassett in Built on Bones. Using research on skeletal remains from around the world, this book explores the history of humanity's experiment with the metropolis, and looks at why our ancestors chose city life, and why they have largely stuck to it. It explains the diseases, the deaths and the many other misadventures that we have unwittingly unleashed upon ourselves throughout the metropolitan past, and as the world becomes increasingly urbanised, what we can look forward to in the future.

Telling the tale of shifts in human growth and health that have occurred as we transitioned from a mobile to a largely settled species. Built on Bones offers an accessible insight into a critical but relatively unheralded aspect of the human story: our recent evolution.

The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Paperback): Jonathan Marks The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Paperback)
Jonathan Marks
R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Within 7 - 15 working days

In The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology, author Jon Marks presents an innovative framework for thinking about the major issues in the field with fourteen original essays designed to correlate to the core chapters in standard textbooks. Each chapter draws on and complements--but does not reconstitute (except for the sake of clarity)--the major data and ideas presented in standard texts. Marks explores such topics as how we make sense of data about our origins, where our modern ideas comes from, our inability to separate natural facts from cultural facts and values as we try to understand ourselves, and the social and political aspects of science as a culturally situated mental activity.
Features
* Offers clear, intelligent, and completely original discussions-injected with a sense of humor-that will keep students reading
* Addresses core topics in a way that does not simply mirror what is in the basic textbooks but offers a new spin, thereby fostering critical thinking
* Complements traditional textbooks in biological anthropology and explores connections between biological and general anthropology
* Provides expert integration of topics, coherent narratives, and salient examples
* Utilizes theme statements at the start of each chapter that introduce the breadth of information covered and engage students in the material

Our Senses - An Immersive Experience (Hardcover): Rob Desalle Our Senses - An Immersive Experience (Hardcover)
Rob Desalle; Illustrated by Patricia J Wynne
R491 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R122 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A lively and unconventional exploration of our senses, how they work, what is revealed when they don't, and how they connect us to the world Over the past decade neuroscience has uncovered a wealth of new information about our senses and how they serve as our gateway to the world. This splendidly accessible book explores the most intriguing findings of this research. With infectious enthusiasm, Rob DeSalle illuminates not only how we see, hear, smell, touch, taste, maintain balance, feel pain, and rely on other less familiar senses, but also how these senses shape our perception of the world aesthetically, artistically, and musically. DeSalle first examines the question of how perception and consciousness are formed in the brain, setting human senses in an evolutionary context. He then investigates such varied themes as supersenses and diminished senses, synesthesia and other cross-sensory phenomena, hemispheric specialization, diseases, anomalies induced by brain injuries, and hallucinations. Focusing on what is revealed about our senses through the extraordinary, he provides unparalleled insights into the unique wonders of the human brain.

The Telomere Effect - A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer (Hardcover): Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr... The Telomere Effect - A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer (Hardcover)
Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr Elissa Epel
R464 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R113 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Higher Human Biology: Practice Papers for SQA Exams (Paperback): Billy Dickson, Graham Moffat Higher Human Biology: Practice Papers for SQA Exams (Paperback)
Billy Dickson, Graham Moffat
R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Within 7 - 12 working days

Practise for your SQA Higher exams with specially commissioned Hodder Gibson Practice Exam Papers with fully worked answers. - Practise with model papers written and checked by experienced markers and examiners - Worked answers show how solutions are arrived at and where marks are gained - Get extra advice with study-skills guidance sections - Avoid common mistakes with examiner tips - A revision grid allows you to revise by topic

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