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Science: general issues

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The Nature of the Beast: The First Scientific Evidence on the Survival of Apemen into Modern Times

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The Nature of the Beast: The First Scientific Evidence on the Survival of...

Bryan Sykes

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome; Monsters & legendary beings

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Almost, but not quite human, the yeti and its counterparts from wild regions of the world, still exert a powerful atavistic... [more]

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Longitude

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Longitude

Dava Sobel

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Clocks, chronometers & watches (horology)

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In the tercentenary year of the Longitude Act, Fourth Estate present an anniversary edition of Dana Sobel's bestselling history... [more]

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

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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); Advocate - Science

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

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Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Under-Rated Organ

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Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Under-Rated Organ

Giulia Enders

Medicine; Physiology; Popular science; Advocate - Science

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The message is simple - if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in return. But how do we do that? And why do we need... [more]

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

General & world history; History of ideas; Social & cultural anthropology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it.... [more]

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TED: How We'll Live on Mars

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TED: How We'll Live on Mars

Stephen Petranek

Social issues & processes; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Space science; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Science

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Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable. [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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Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread - The Lessons from a New Science

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

Alex Pentland

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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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The Wavewatcher's Companion

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The Wavewatcher's Companion

Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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A humorous, original guide to the waves that surround us and through which we experience the world, by the bestselling author... [more]

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

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

Professor Pedro G. Ferreira

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Relativity physics; Advocate - Science

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An engaging popular history of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, taking in the sheer magnificence of its discovery,... [more]

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The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age

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The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the...

John Horgan

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Advocate - Science

Paperback

A reissue of the classic work by John Horgan wherein he makes the powerful case that science is ending. [more]

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Smashing Physics: Inside the World's Biggest Experiment

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Smashing Physics: Inside the World's Biggest Experiment

Jon Butterworth

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Particle & high-energy physics; Advocate - Science

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The first insider account of the work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the discovery of the Higgs particle - and what... [more]

$19.99

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Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

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Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to...

S. Frederick Starr

History; Asian history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; History of religion; History of science

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Tells the story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its... [more]

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The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

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The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as...

Sam Kean

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - and see how the victims changed... [more]

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The Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

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The Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells...

Helen Scales

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Marine biology; Sea life & the seashore

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A biological and cultural biography of the seashell - ubiquitous yet mystical. [more]

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The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat

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The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat

Tim Spector

Medicine; Popular science; Diets & dieting

Paperback

A radical new book that explores the connection between our guts and our health by one of the leading scientists in the field.... [more]

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The Science of TV's the Big Bang Theory: Explanations Even Penny Would Understand

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The Science of TV's the Big Bang Theory: Explanations Even Penny Would Understand...

Dave Zobel

Television; Science fiction; Popular science

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Reveals the hard facts behind the laughter on TV's most popular sitcom  The highest-rated scripted show on TV, ... [more]

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Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

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Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

Leonard Susskind

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

Paperback

In The Theoretical Minimum, the author provided a first course in classical mechanics, offering readers everything they need... [more]

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