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Science: general issues titles - 19,648 results

It Started with Copernicus: Vital Questions About Science

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It Started with Copernicus: Vital Questions About Science

Keith Parsons

Philosophy; Philosophy of science

Paperback

A unique approach to the philosophy of science that focuses on the liveliest and most important controversies surrounding... [more]

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities...

Christine Kenneally

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us?... [more]

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2014

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2014

Ian Lowe

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

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Now in its 4th year, this annual collection celebrates the finest Australian science writing of the year. [more]

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

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Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves

Patricia S. Churchland

Philosophy; Popular science; Neurosciences

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A trailblazing philosopher's exploration of the latest brain science - and its ethical and practical implications. [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; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and... [more]

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The Meaning of Human Existence

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The Meaning of Human Existence

Edward O. Wilson

Philosophy; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Philosophy of science

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How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny... [more]

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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Bill Nye

Religion & science; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; History of science; Evolution

Hardback

Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises... [more]

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The Copernicus Complex: The Quest for Our Cosmic (In)Significance

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The Copernicus Complex: The Quest for Our Cosmic (In)Significance

Caleb Scharf

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe

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Though the concept of the universe suggests the containment of everything, the latest ideas in cosmology hint that our universe... [more]

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My Brief History

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My Brief History

Stephen Hawking

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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Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

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Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination...

Joyce Appleby

History; History of science; Expeditions

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Recounts the triumphs and mishaps of Columbus and other explorers, following the naturalists--both famous and obscure--whose... [more]

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Boyer Lectures 2014: The Promise of Science - A Vision of Hope

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Boyer Lectures 2014: The Promise of Science - A Vision of Hope

Suzanne Cory

History; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

Professor Cory is not just a scientist: she is a humanist, an environmentalist, and an unremitting optimist. Cory's Boyer... [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

Neurosurgery; 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 - strokes, seizures, infections,... [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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Game of Knowns: Science is Coming

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Game of Knowns: Science is Coming

Karl Kruszelnicki

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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Australia's most trusted and knowledge-thirsty scientist, Dr Karl, once again claims the Throne of Science. [more]

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House of Karls

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House of Karls

Karl Kruszelnicki

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Hardback

Australia's favourite popular scientist returns with a new book of scintillating science. His latest book is packed with fun... [more]

$32.99

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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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Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You

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Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You

Christine McKinley

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

From the host of the History channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded: the laws of the universe like you've never experienced them... [more]

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Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen

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Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen

Philip Ball

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Hardback

If you could be invisible, what would you do? The chances are that it would have something to do with power, wealth or sex.... [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]

$17.95

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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; 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]

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A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

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A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

Dava Sobel, Sobel, Burton

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time; History of engineering & technology

Paperback

Traces the story of the reclusive sixteenth-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the... [more]

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Erasmus Darwin: Sex, Science, and Serendipity

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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]

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

Society & Social Sciences; Violence in society; Social, group or collective psychology; The self, ego, identity, personality; Philosophy of science

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Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age... [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 Brain That Changes Itself

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The Brain That Changes Itself

Norman Doidge

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

A new discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging.... [more]

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