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Science: general issues titles - 20,018 results

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

What these extracts are, first and foremost, are stories of discovery ... [more]

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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)

Hardback

The bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe has led to some very woolly pronouncements on the... [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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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 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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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 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

Reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. This... [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

Paperback

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]

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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

Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs,... [more]

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Why Aren't We Dead Yet? The Survivor's Guide to the Immune System

Why Aren't We Dead Yet? The Survivor's Guide to the Immune System

Idan Ben-Barak

Immunology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

Disease - specifically infectious disease - is what eventually kills the overwhelming majority of us. [more]

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The Norm Chronicles: Stories and numbers about danger

The Norm Chronicles: Stories and numbers about danger

Michael Blastland, David Spiegelhalter

Mathematics & Sciences; Probability & statistics; Popular science

Paperback

Features Norm and his friends careful Prudence and reckless Kelvin, who turn to statistics to help him in life's endless series... [more]

$21.99

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

Richard Dawkins

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution

Paperback

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

$19.99

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The Quantum Age: How the Physics of the Very Small has Transformed Our Lives

The Quantum Age: How the Physics of the Very Small has Transformed Our Lives...

Brian Clegg

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

Hardback

Acclaimed popular science author Brian Clegg demonstrates how quantum physics underpins everyday life. [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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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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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]

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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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The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes

The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes

Tom Ambrose

Popular culture; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Gift books

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]

$35.00

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My Brief History

My Brief History

Stephen Hawking

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

Hardback

Recounts author's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity.... [more]

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Global Flu and You: A History of Influenza

Global Flu and You: A History of Influenza

George Dehner

Infectious & contagious diseases; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

Influenza pandemics are not a new phenomenon; humans have a long history with the influenza virus. This book traces the origins... [more]

$34.99  $12.00

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Poor Robin's Prophecies: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics of Georgian Britain

Poor Robin's Prophecies: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics...

Benjamin Wardhaugh

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics; Popular science

Hardback

From the reign of Charles II to the early 19th century, a curious Almanac - part 'teach-yourself mathematics', part political... [more]

$28.95

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Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, and Serendipity

Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, and Serendipity

Patricia Fara

British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

Hardback

A tour of the late eighteenth century English Enlightenment in the company of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles, who... [more]

$38.95

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