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Science: general issues titles - 19,413 results

The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen

The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen

Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory)

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What is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why,... [more]

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The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas

The Art of Science: A Natural History of Ideas

Richard Hamblyn

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science

Hardback

'Hamblyn's book adds enormously to the pleasure that there is in science.' Guardian [more]

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Reactions: The Private Life of Atoms

Reactions: The Private Life of Atoms

Peter Atkins

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Chemistry

Hardback

Through an innovative combination of image and text, Peter Atkins explains the processes involved in chemical reactions. He... [more]

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The Chemical History of a Candle

The Chemical History of a Candle

Michael Faraday

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Physics; Chemistry

Hardback

Marking the 150th anniversary of the first publication in 1861, this new edition of the celebrated series of lectures, The... [more]

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Transit of Venus: 1631 to the Present

Transit of Venus: 1631 to the Present

Nick Lomb

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time; Solar system: the Sun & planets

Hardback

Transit of Venus was first published in Australia by NewSouth, an imprint of UNSW Press. The first North American edition... [more]

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2011

The Best Australian Science Writing 2011

Stephen Pincock

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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From the elemental forces that drive our expanding universe to the delicate hairs on the back of your neck, science offers... [more]

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes

The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and...

Steven Pinker

History; General & world history; Psychology; Warfare & defence; Science: general issues

Paperback

<div class="book-content"> <p><strong>Steven Pinker's riveting, myth-destroying new book reveals how, contrary... [more]

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The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

Richard Dawkins

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; The natural world, country life & pets

Hardback

What are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we... [more]

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The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering: Infrastructure and Technology in the Modern Landscape

The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering: Infrastructure and Technology...

Claire Barratt, Ian Whitelaw

Architecture; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Engineering: general; Civil engineering, surveying & building

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An illustrated field guide to the technology that keeps our cities and towns working. [more]

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The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones...

Clifford A. Pickover

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

Hardback

An illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 entries. It explores such topics as dark energy, parallel universes,... [more]

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Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

Dean Buonomano

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Popular science; Neurosciences

Hardback

A lively, surprising tour of our mental glitches and how they arise. [more]

$32.95

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Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily...

Michio Kaku

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science

Hardback

The New York Times -bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible offersan astonishing forecast of where science is taking... [more]

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Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread - The Lessons from a New Science

Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread - The Lessons from a New Science

Alex Pentland

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Ethical & social aspects of computing

Paperback

Where do ideas come from? How do they get put into action? How can we create social structures that are productive and creative?... [more]

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Susan Cain

Psychology; Behavioural theory (Behaviourism); Popular science; Neurosciences; Health & Self-Help; Self-help & personal development; Popular psychology

Paperback

Our lives are driven by a fact that most of us can't name and don't understand. It defines who our friends and lovers are,... [more]

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The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics, from One to Infinity

The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics, from One to Infinity

Steven Strogatz

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

Award-winning Steven Strogatz, one of the foremost popularisers of maths, has written a witty and fascinating account of maths'... [more]

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Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

Nicholas Epley

Popular science; Health & Self-Help; Popular psychology

Paperback

Arguably our brain's greatest sense is the ability to understand the minds of others - our real sixth sense. This book takes... [more]

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Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Douglas Rushkoff

Society & Social Sciences; Society & culture: general; Popular culture; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

An award-winning author explores how the world works in our age of continuous now. According to Rushkoff, presentism is... [more]

$19.99

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Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World

Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape...

Mark A. Miodownik

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, this book reveals... [more]

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Judgement Day: The Science of Discworld IV

Judgement Day: The Science of Discworld IV

Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

Fantasy; Fiction companions; Popular science

Paperback

Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job - and indeed the truth of words - very seriously. She doesn't know it, but... [more]

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The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity

The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity...

Professor Pedro G. Ferreira

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe; Popular astronomy & space

Paperback

Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity is possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement in modern physics. Anything... [more]

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Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery: The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine

Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery: The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine...

Jeff Goldberg

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Medical research; Mathematics & Sciences; Scientific equipment, experiments & techniques; History of science; Popular science; Biology, life sciences; History of engineering & technology

Paperback

In late 1973, scientists John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz spent the majority of their time in an underfunded, obscure, and... [more]

$17.95

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2013

The Best Australian Science Writing 2013

Jane McCredie, Natasha Mitchell

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

Paperback

Could the dodo make a comeback? What does science tell us about the sex in Fifty Shades of Grey? Is giving up meat really... [more]

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

Richard Dawkins

Biography: general; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists,... [more]

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Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler

Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler

Philip Ball

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

Hardback

While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any 'Jewish ideas', many others made compromises and... [more]

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Cat Sense: The Feline Enigma Revealed

Cat Sense: The Feline Enigma Revealed

John Bradshaw

Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Zoology & animal sciences; Animal behaviour; Domestic animals & pets; Cats as pets

Hardback

Worshipped as gods, feared as demonic servants, seen as both wild opportunists and beloved companions, cats often seem as... [more]

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