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Abbey's Science Central

Science Books

SCIENCE CENTRAL represents the vast science book catalogue at Abbey's Bookshop, 131 York Street, Sydney.

We are Australia's specialist bookstore for science: Medical, Mathematics, Geoscience, Geology, Geography (all the Gs), Biology, Technology, Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, IT - wherever your reading or research interests take you, we have books sourced from publishers large and small, and from university presses across the globe.

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New Science & Technology Releases

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The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the...

Tim Flannery

Paperback

$24.99  

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Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science

Karl Kruszelnicki

Paperback

$35.00  

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What Is Life?: Understand Biology in Five Steps

Paul Nurse

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$24.99  

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The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically...

Eben Kirksey

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$32.99  

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There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important...

Carlo Rovelli

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$35.00  

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Strata: William Smith's Geological Maps

Robert Macfarlane

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$100.00  

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A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making...

Sean B. Carroll

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$24.99  

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Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History...

Stuart Clark

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$29.99  

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The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)

Katie Mack

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$39.99  

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Metazoa: The Evolution of Animals, Minds, Consciousness...

Peter Godfrey-Smith

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$32.99  

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Animals Make Us Human

Leah Kaminsky

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$29.99  

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History of the World in 100 Animals

Simon Barnes

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$49.99  

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2020

Sara Phillips

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$32.99  

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Ancient Bones: Unearthing the Astonishing New Story...

Madelaine Bohme

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$35.00  

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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision...

David Attenborough

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$39.99  

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Urban Wild: The Aussie Creatures that Share Our Backyards,...

Australian Geographic

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$59.95  

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The Life and Love of the Forest

Lewis Blackwell

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$80.00  

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The Secret Life of Fungi: Discoveries from a Hidden...

Aliya Whiteley

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$26.99  

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The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone...

Lisa Harvey-Smith

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$34.99  

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On Task: How Our Brain Gets Things Done

David Badre

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$29.99  

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Is the Moon Upside Down?: A Quicke Guide to the Cosmos...

Greg Quicke

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$29.99  

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Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics...

Nicholas Mee

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$34.95  

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Swainston's Fishes of Australia: The complete illustrated...

Roger Swainston

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$80.00  

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Fight For Planet A

Craig Reucassel

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$34.99  

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SUB-CATEGORIES: MATHEMATICS & SCIENCES

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Earth & Environmental Sciences

Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years...

Ian Goldin

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$49.99  

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Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica...

Gillen D'Arcy Wood

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$29.99  

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Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us...

Michael Shellenberger

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$34.99  

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Fire: A Brief History

Stephen J Pyne

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$29.99  

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Landscapes of Our Hearts: Reconciling People and Environment...

Matthew Colloff

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$34.99  

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How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes...

Rebecca Huntley

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$32.99  

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Spotlight: Vesper Flights

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Vesper flights are the twilight forays of Swifts, who gather high in the sky, rise to the top of the convective boundary layer, where they work out exactly where they are, because in the high reaches of the atmosphere they can see the stars, calibrate their magnetic compasses, check the light polarisation patterns and see oncoming weather systems. Such an effort for a bird weighing 40 grams - and perhaps, Macdonald writes, they can be markers for human decision-making in the face of bad weather...

In this heartfelt collection of 40 essays and articles, Macdonald blends scientific journalism with personal memoir and philosophical enquiry with literature, creating profound, exquisite, thought-provoking, urgent and transcendent works. Showing that the world is not just enormously complicated, but that it does not - and never has - belonged to humans alone. Splendid and stirring stuff indeed. Lindy Jones

Spotlight: Entangled Life

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- I've always been interested in the visible manifestations of fungi, mushrooms and toadstools and lichens, and what little I knew of mycorrhizal fungi was intriguing. But until I read this fabulous book I didn't know a fraction of how surprising the fungal kingdom is - and it turns out that even scientists actually have only a fraction of understanding about this amazing - and dominant - life-form!

This book is a vivid blend of personal anecdote, astonishing tales (I reckon the zombie insects will haunt my nightmares!) fascinating explanations, eye-opening concepts and extremely thorough and rigorous scientific reportage. It is exhaustively footnoted and while Sheldrake is obviously passionate about his subject, he takes no sides on the various debates raging through the world of mycology, but presents all arguments calmly and clearly. It is a book to re-read, as the ideas are so extraordinary and the writing so engaging that it will repay multiple reads.

This should do for fungi, what Wohlleben did for trees (and dare I say, it's much better written) - I don't think anyone who reads this will ever look at fungi in the same way again! Lindy Jones

Life Sciences Books

Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space...

Kevin Hand

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$29.99  

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Unfit for Purpose: When Human Evolution Collides with...

Adam Hart

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$29.99  

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The Genes That Make Us: Human stories from a revolution...

Edwin Kirk

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$32.99  

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Animal Languages: The secret conversations of the living...

Eva Meijer

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$22.99  

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The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People,...

Zach St. George

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$44.95  

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Life Upside Down: Australia'S Grey-Headed Flying-Foxes...

Doug Gimesy and Heather Kiley

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$19.95  

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The Inside Out of Flies

Erica McAlister

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$34.99  

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1...

Bill Bryson

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$22.99  

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The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders,...

Wendy Williams

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$29.99  

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The Bird Way

Jennifer Ackerman

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$35.00  

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The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline...

Anthony Ham

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$32.99  

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Evolution: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

Robin Dunbar

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$25.95  

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Medical Science Books

Splitting: The inside story on headaches

Amanda Ellison

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$29.99  

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The Invention of Surgery

David Schneider

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$34.99  

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Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and...

Athena Aktipis

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$29.99  

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How to Survive a Pandemic

Michael Greger

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$34.99  

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COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened,...

Debora MacKenzie

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$32.99  

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The COVID-19 Catastrophe: What's Gone Wrong and How...

Richard Horton

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$26.95  

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The Pandemic Century: A History of Global Contagion...

Mark Honigsbaum

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$22.99  

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The End of Epidemics: How to stop viruses and save humanity...

Jonathan D. Quick

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$27.99  

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Understanding Coronavirus

Raul Rabadan (Columbia University, New York)

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$20.95  

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COVID-19: Everything you need to know about the Coronavirus...

Dr Dr Michael Mosley

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$19.99  

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How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness and Community...

Paolo Giordano

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$6.99  

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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Dr Michael Osterholm

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$32.99  

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The Atlas of Disease: Mapping deadly epidemics and contagion...

Sandra Hempel

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$39.99  

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Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling infection from measles...

Meera Senthilingam

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$19.99  

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The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The extraordinary...

Judith Hoare

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$29.99  

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Staying Alive

Kate Gregorevic

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$34.99  

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The Illusion of Evidence-Based Medicine: Exposing the...

Jon Jureidini

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$45.00  

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Anecdotes and Antidotes: A Medieval Arabic History of...

Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah

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$22.95  

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Mathematics Books

Why do Buses Come in Threes?: The hidden mathematics...

Rob Eastaway

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$19.99  

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Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven...

Jevin D. West

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$32.99  

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x+y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender...

Eugenia Cheng

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$34.99  

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Orbitals, Terms and States

Malcolm Gerloch

Paperback

$31.95  

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Course of Modern Analysis: Third Edition

E.T. Whittaker

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$85.95  

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Concepts and Problems for Mathematical Competitors

Alexander Sarana

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$74.95  

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Astronomy & Cosmology, Physics & Chemistry

Is the Moon Upside Down?: A Quicke Guide to the Cosmos...

Greg Quicke

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$29.99  

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The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone...

Lisa Harvey-Smith

Hardback

$34.99  

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Meteorite: The Stones From Outer Space That Made Our...

Tim Gregory

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$34.99  

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Astronomical: From Quarks to Quasars, the Science of...

Tim James

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$32.99  

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The Elements We Live By: How Iron Helps Us Breathe,...

Anja Royne

Paperback

$29.99  

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Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium

Lucy Jane Santos

Hardback

$34.99  

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QUICK LINKS: ASTRONOMY & COSMOLOGY, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY


Agriculture & History of Science

Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs

Mark Lynas

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$22.99  

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The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry...

Rupert Sheldrake

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$22.99  

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A Water Story: Learning from the Past, Planning for...

Geoff Beeson

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$69.99  

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Food or War

Julian Cribb

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$18.95  

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The Still-Burning Bush

Stephen Pyne

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$24.99  

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Galileo: And the Science Deniers

Mario Livio

Paperback

$26.99  

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Information Technology

Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need...

Nina Schick

Paperback

$22.99  

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Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control

Stuart Russell

Paperback

$22.99  

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Net Privacy: How We Can be Free in an Age of Surveillance...

Sacha Molitorisz

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$34.99  

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Blockchain Democracy: Technology, Law and the Rule of...

William Magnuson

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$47.95  

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Targeted: My Inside Story of Cambridge Analytica and...

Brittany Kaiser

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$32.99  

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Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing Around...

Carol Frieze

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$41.95  

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The Creativity Code: How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint...

Marcus du Sautoy

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$24.99  

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The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI

Michael Wooldridge

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$35.00  

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We Know It When We See It: What the Neurobiology of...

Richard Masland

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$59.95  

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Hey Listen: A Journey Through the Golden Era of Video...

Steve McNeil

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$22.99  

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Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI

John Brockman

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$27.99  

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Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing...

Gretchen McCulloch

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$19.99  

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Engineering & Technology

The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and...

Guillaume Pitron

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$35.00  

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The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the...

Susan Hockfield

Paperback

$27.95  

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Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future

Iwan Rhys Morus

Paperback

$22.99  

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Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Stay on Top

Alex Kantrowitz

Paperback

$35.00  

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Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable

Dan Lyons

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$22.99  

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Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons: From the Mathematics...

Paul J. Nahin

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$29.99  

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QUICK LINKS: BIOCHEMICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, INDUSTRIAL, MECHANICAL

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