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Science: general issues titles - 19,088 results

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

Paperback

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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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

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

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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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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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The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom

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The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice...

Michael Shermer

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Philosophy of science; Popular science

Hardback

Explains how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism - scientific ways of thinking - have profoundly changed... [more]

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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

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

Hardback

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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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]

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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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The Sun's Heartbeat: and Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet

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The Sun's Heartbeat: and Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers...

Bob Berman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Astronomy, space & time

Paperback

Peppered with memorable anecdotes about spectral curiosities, The Sun's Heartbeat is a robust narrative that explores the... [more]

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Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers: and Other Odd Events on the Way to Scientific Discovery

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Farmer Buckley's Exploding Trousers: and Other Odd Events on the Way to...

New Scientist

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Humour

Paperback

The all-but-forgotten heroes and highlights of everyday science [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

Hardback

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 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

Paperback

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

$24.95

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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]

$26.99

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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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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

Popular philosophy; Society & Social Sciences; Social groups; Impact of science & technology on society; Humour

Paperback

From the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a brilliant and hilarious new book exploring the... [more]

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Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis

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Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis

Helen Bynum

History of medicine; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

The story of tuberculosis is a rich and fascinating one. It is a complex and ancient disease that, after many years of virtual... [more]

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Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

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Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy...

Thomas P. Keenan

Society & Social Sciences; Media studies; Civil rights & citizenship; Impact of science & technology on society; Network security

Paperback

Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies, writes cyber expert Keenan, and this book gives a chilling look ahead into... [more]

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