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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

David Bodanis

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

Paperback

From the bestselling author of E=mc^2, Einstein's Greatest Mistake is a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that... [more]

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Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953

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Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953

Simon Ings

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; History of science

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A story of courage, genius and terrible folly. It is the history of how the Soviet Union's scientists became both the glory... [more]

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The New York Times Book of Science: More Than 100 Years of Groundbreaking Scientific Coverage

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The New York Times Book of Science: More Than 100 Years of Groundbreaking...

Brian Greene

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science

Hardback

For more than 100 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of science news reporting. These 120 articles from its... [more]

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The Case Against Fragrance

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The Case Against Fragrance

Kate Grenville

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Pollution & threats to the environment; Cosmetics technology; Advocate - Science

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A personal investigation of the science of scent, and the power of the fragrance industry, from multi-award-winning Australian... [more]

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the...

Lisa Randall

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

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A story of the astounding forces that underpin our existence; a horizon-expanding tour of the cosmos that unifies what we... [more]

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Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

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Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of...

Thomas L. Friedman

Society & Social Sciences; Globalization; Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments; Political economy; Impact of science & technology on society

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From the Pulitzer Prize winner and No.1 international bestselling author of The World is Flat, an essential and entertaining... [more]

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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens...

Cathy O'Neil

Political structure & processes; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Ethical & social aspects of computing

Paperback

A former Wall Street quant sounds the alarm on mathematical models that pervade our modern lives and threaten to rip our social... [more]

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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson

History; General & world history; Popular science; History of engineering & technology; Inventions & inventors

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Everyone knows the old saying "necessity is the mother of invention," but if you do a paternity test on many of... [more]

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Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

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Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Cordelia Fine

Gender studies, gender groups; Psychology of gender; Sexual behaviour; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Advocate - Science

Hardback

A landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential Delusions of Gender [more]

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The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

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The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will...

Pedro Domingos

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Computing: general

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Algorithms increasingly run our lives. They find books, movies, jobs, and dates for us, manage our investments, and discover... [more]

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Weird Dinosaurs

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Weird Dinosaurs

John Pickrell

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world

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We're in a golden age of dinosaur discovery and the new species being unearthed are fiercer, stranger and more diverse than... [more]

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Time Travel

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Time Travel

James Gleick

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Relativity physics

Paperback

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins,... [more]

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Explorers' Botanical Notebook

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Explorers' Botanical Notebook

Florence Thinard

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Hardback

Tracing the journeys of pioneering botanists who explored the unknown parts of the world, collecting thousands of unusual... [more]

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Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

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Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

Daniel Siegel

Popular science; Neurosciences; Health & Self-Help

Hardback

A scientist's exploration into the mysteries of the human mind. [more]

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The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

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The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

David Bercovici

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe; Evolution; Earth sciences

Hardback

Covering 13.8 billion years in some 100 pages, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big... [more]

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The Cradle of Humanity: How the Changing Landscape of Africa Made Us So Smart

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The Cradle of Humanity: How the Changing Landscape of Africa Made Us So...

Mark A. Maslin

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Early man

Hardback

What drove the evolution of humans, with our uniquely big brains? The Cradle of Humanity presents fascinating and controversial... [more]

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The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future

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The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future

Sheila Jasanoff

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Impact of science & technology on society

Hardback

We live in a world increasingly governed by technology-but at what cost? [more]

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The Doctor

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The Doctor

Karl Kruszelnicki

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Science & technology: general interest (Children's&YA)

Hardback

Travel through the mysteries of science with Australia's most trusted Lord of Science, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. [more]

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

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Presents what you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven lessons. In this introduction... [more]

$12.99

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Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos

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Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos

Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

Hardback

Physics is about asking questions. But what are good questions? How do we understand the fundamental forces of the Universe... [more]

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The Genius of Birds

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The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Birds (ornithology)

Paperback

This elegant scientific investigation and travelogue weaves personal anecdotes with fascinating science. Ackerman delivers... [more]

$35.00

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Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour

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Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Strauss, J Richard Gott

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

Hardback

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three... [more]

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No Need for Geniuses: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine

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No Need for Geniuses: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine...

Steve Jones

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

Paperback

A new, wide-ranging book from the acclaimed author of The Serpent's Promise and Darwin's Island [more]

$32.99

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New Technologies and the Media

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New Technologies and the Media

Gerard Goggin

Society & Social Sciences; Media studies; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

Explaining the key theories of technology and media, this book cuts through the jargon and tech-speak to provide a guide to... [more]

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Darwin's Armada: Four Voyagers to the Southern Oceans and Their Battle for the Theory of Evolution

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Darwin's Armada: Four Voyagers to the Southern Oceans and Their Battle for...

Iain McCalman

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Evolution; Geographical discovery & exploration

Paperback

The riveting true story of four great voyages of discovery that inspired Darwin's Origin of Species [more]

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