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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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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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Murderous Contagion: A Human History of Disease

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Murderous Contagion: A Human History of Disease

Mary Dobson

History; Social & cultural history; History of medicine; History of science

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The human stories behind disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact through history. [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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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; Advocate - Science

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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 Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the...

Norman Doidge

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Through hopeful, astonishing stories, The Brain’s Way of Healing explains how mind, brain, and body, and the energies... [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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Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better

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Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better...

Clive Thompson

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

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A brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think. [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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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

Hardback

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

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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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]

$35.00

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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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I Used to Know That: General Science

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I Used to Know That: General Science

Marianne Taylor

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Hardback

I Used To Know That: General Science is an easy and accessible trip down memory lane, helping you remember all those useful... [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

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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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 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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People and the Sky: Our Ancestors and the Cosmos

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People and the Sky: Our Ancestors and the Cosmos

Anthony F. Aveni

History; Popular science; Popular astronomy & space

Hardback

How many of us today can accurately identify the stars and constellations, the phases of the moon, or the hour and position... [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

Paperback

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart,... [more]

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and...

Michio Kaku

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

Paperback

Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats... [more]

$22.99

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The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems... and Create More

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The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems... and Create More

Luke Dormehl

Mathematics & Sciences; Numerical analysis; Popular science

Paperback

What if everything in life could be reduced to a simple formula? What if numbers were able to tell us which partners we were... [more]

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