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Science: general issues titles - 19,062 results

Eureka Man: The Life and Legacy of Archimedes

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Eureka Man: The Life and Legacy of Archimedes

Alan W. Hirshfeld

Classical history & classical civilisation; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

Paperback

A charming introduction to the life and legacy of an extraordinary man. -New Scientist [more]

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The Best American Science Writing

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The Best American Science Writing

Natalie Angier, Jesse Cohen

Anthologies (non-poetry); Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

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The ninth edition of the popular annual series, hailed as superb brain candy ( Kirkus ), once again collects the most crucial,... [more]

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People and the Sky: Our Ancestors and the Cosmos

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People and the Sky: Our Ancestors and the Cosmos

Anthony F. Aveni

History; Popular science; Popular astronomy & space

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How many of us today can accurately identify the stars and constellations, the phases of the moon, or the hour and position... [more]

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Murderous Contagion: A Human History of Disease

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Murderous Contagion: A Human History of Disease

Mary Dobson

History; Social & cultural history; History of medicine; History of science

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The human stories behind disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact through history. [more]

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and...

Michio Kaku

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats... [more]

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the...

Norman Doidge

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Through hopeful, astonishing stories, The Brain’s Way of Healing explains how mind, brain, and body, and the energies... [more]

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A Charm of  Magpies: The Science Magpie, The Antiques Magpie and The Nature Magpie

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A Charm of Magpies: The Science Magpie, The Antiques Magpie and The Nature...

Simon Flynn, Marc Allum, Daniel Allen

Reference; Popular science; Antiques & collectables; The natural world, country life & pets

Paperback

A beautifully presented box set of three paperback Magpie miscellanies--a great gift for the curious. [more]

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Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers

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Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers...

Amir D Aczel

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematical foundations; History of mathematics; History of science

Hardback

The story of how we got our numbers - told through one mathematician's journey to find zero. [more]

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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande

Biography; Popular science; Popular medicine & health

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In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients... [more]

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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help us Understand Ourselves

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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery...

Laurel Braitman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal behaviour

Paperback

Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by studying Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons; Alfred Russel Wallace... [more]

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Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found

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Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found

Frances Larson

History; History: specific events & topics; Anthropology; Popular science

Hardback

A serious and seriously entertaining exploration of the dark and varied obsessions that the 'civilized West' has had with... [more]

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The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names

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The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names

John Wright

History; Popular science; Taxonomy & systematics

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A witty tribute to the history, construction and joyousness of the Latin names that describe our natural world. [more]

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

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

Jeff Goldberg

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

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

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The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes

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The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes

Tom Ambrose

Popular culture; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

For an invention with a history of just 200 years, the simple bicycle has changed the world in many ways. The History of Cycling... [more]

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Armageddon Science: The Science of Mass Destruction

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Armageddon Science: The Science of Mass Destruction

Brian Clegg

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Earth sciences

Hardback

Climate change. Nuclear devastation. Bio-hazards. The Large Hadron Collider. What do these things have in common? They all... [more]

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Discovering the Expanding Universe

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Discovering the Expanding Universe

Harry Nussbaumer, Lydia Bieri

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Cosmology & the universe

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This book explores the history of the discovery of the expanding universe, one of the most exciting exploits in astronomy.... [more]

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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Max Tegmark

Popular science; Cosmology & the universe; Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory); Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Science

Paperback

Part-history of the cosmos, part-intellectual adventure, this book travels from the Big Bang to the distant future via parallel... [more]

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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm

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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm...

Lewis Dartnell

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Technology: general issues

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How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? [more]

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Why Science Does Not Disprove God

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Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Amir D Aczel

Religion & beliefs; Philosophy of religion; Religion & science; Philosophy of science; History of science

Paperback

By a renowned science writer, a much-needed, clear-eyed presentation of the fact that faith in God and empirical science... [more]

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Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life

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Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life

Enrico Coen

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Developmental biology; Cellular biology (cytology)

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Offers an account of how life transforms itself - from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations.... [more]

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Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth

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Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth...

Andrew H. Knoll

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Palaeontology

Paperback

Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, with the... [more]

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Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago

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Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago

Douglas H. Erwin

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Palaeontology

Paperback

Offers an overview of the evidence for and against a host of hypotheses concerning extinction. This book introduces the suite... [more]

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Playing the Genetic Hand Life Gave You: Epigenetics and How to Keep Ourselves Healthy

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Playing the Genetic Hand Life Gave You: Epigenetics and How to Keep Ourselves...

Craig Hassed

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Genetics (non-medical); Popular medicine & health

Paperback

We have within us the potential if guided wisely to enhance human flourishing at the same time as we limit the impact of disease.... [more]

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Penguin Dictionary of Science

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Penguin Dictionary of Science

Mike Clugston

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

Paperback

A dictionary that covers all the important topics in this key subject area including chemistry, physics, molecular biology,... [more]

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The Glass Cage: Where Automation is Taking Us

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The Glass Cage: Where Automation is Taking Us

Nicholas Carr

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

Paperback

Shows how the most important decisions of our lives are now being made by machines and the radical effect this is having on... [more]

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