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Science: general issues

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The Knowledge Wars

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The Knowledge Wars

Peter Doherty

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Global warming; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Science

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Climate scientists have warned that we need to change our behaviour in ways that are both inconvenient and threaten established... [more]

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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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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens

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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens

Andrea Wulf

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time

Hardback

Originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2012. [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; Public health & preventive medicine; Popular science; Popular medicine & health; Coping with death & bereavement; Advocate - Biography

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For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty -... [more]

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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People...

Steve Silberman

Medicine; Popular science

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A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and... [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

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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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How We'll Live on Mars

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How We'll Live on Mars

Stephen Petranek

Social issues & processes; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Space 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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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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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

Steven Weinberg

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

Hardback

Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London,... [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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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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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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Brain Food

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Brain Food

Karl Kruszelnicki

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Family & health

Hardback

In his typically engrossing style, Dr Karl places the food industry under the microscope, gives an insight into your insides,... [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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Bad Science

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Bad Science

Ben Goldacre

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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Ben Goldacre's wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky... [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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Alchemy and Alchemists

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Alchemy and Alchemists

Sean Martin

History; Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge; Popular science; Chemistry

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Alchemy has traditionally been viewed as 'the history of an error', an example of mediaeval gullibility and greed, in which... [more]

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Mind Change: How Digital Technologies are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains

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Mind Change: How Digital Technologies are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains...

Susan Greenfield

Child & developmental psychology; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society

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Discusses the all-pervading technologies that now surround us, and from which we derive instant information, connected identity,... [more]

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How Life Works: The Inside Word from a Biochemist

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How Life Works: The Inside Word from a Biochemist

William H. Elliott, Daphne C. Elliott

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biochemistry

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Explains the fundamentals of how life works in a captivating and accessible manner. [more]

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Confronting the Internet's Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway

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Confronting the Internet's Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on...

Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Society & Social Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Ethical & social aspects of computing; Computer security

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This book outlines social and moral guidelines to combat violent, hateful, and illegal activity on the Internet. [more]

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Zoom: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: How Everything Moves

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Zoom: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: How Everything Moves...

Bob Berman

Anthologies (non-poetry); Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Astronomy, space & time; Light (optics); Geophysics

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From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.... [more]

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Invisible: The History of the Unseen from Plato to Particle Physics

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Invisible: The History of the Unseen from Plato to Particle Physics

Philip Ball

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Light (optics)

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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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