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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know...

Malcolm Gladwell

Popular culture; Psychology; Management decision making; Popular science; Popular psychology

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The host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath,... [more]

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Psychedelic Apes: From parallel universes to atomic dinosaurs - the weirdest theories of science and history

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Psychedelic Apes: From parallel universes to atomic dinosaurs - the weirdest...

Alex Boese

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science

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A collection of the weirdest and wackiest theories from science and history by bestselling author of Elephants on Acid, Alex... [more]

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The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

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The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

Andrew Blum

Social forecasting, future studies; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Weather

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The Weather Machine is about a miraculous-but-overlooked invention that helps us through our daily lives - and sometimes saves... [more]

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The Last Unknowns

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The Last Unknowns

John Brockman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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THE UNIVERSE'S GREATEST UNANSWERED QUESTIONS, POSED BY THE WORLD'S FINEST MINDS (The Guardian) Featuring Jared Diamond,... [more]

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The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World

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The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World

Jamil Zaki

Psychology; Popular science; Popular psychology

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At the forefront of empathy research, Dr. Jamil Zaki has made an important discovery: empathy is flexible. [more]

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World...

Matthew Stanley

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science; Relativity physics

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In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein.... [more]

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Everything in its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

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Everything in its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Oliver Sacks

Literary essays; Popular science; Popular psychology

Hardback

A remarkable celebration of Sacks's varied interests, told with his characteristic compassion and erudition, and in his luminous... [more]

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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

Helen Pilcher

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Genetics (non-medical); Endangered species & extinction of species

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A stem-cell biologist with a sense of humor walks us through the amazing science of de-extinction and cloning. [more]

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Kathryn Harkup

Biography; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Medical toxicology; Popular science

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Fourteen Agatha Christie novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's entirely made up... [more]

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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

Nessa Carey

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; DNA & Genome

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From the author of The Epigenetics Revolution ( A book that would have had Darwin swooning. --Guardian) comes a lucid and... [more]

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Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

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Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives...

Mark A. Miodownik

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Materials science

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By the author of the best-selling, prize-winning Stuff Matters This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and... [more]

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Third Thoughts: The Universe We Still Don't Know

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Third Thoughts: The Universe We Still Don't Know

Steven Weinberg

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; History of science; Popular science; Physics; Atomic & molecular physics

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A Forbes Holiday Gift Guide Selection One of the most captivating science communicators of our time challenges us to reconsider... [more]

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How To: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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How To: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Randall Munroe

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cartoons & comic strips; Advocate - Science

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The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd... [more]

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Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations

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Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations

Amy Chua

Sociology; Psychology; Politics & government; Popular science; Advocate - Politics

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A prescription for reversing our foreign policy failures and overcoming our destructive political tribalism at home ... [in... [more]

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Superheavy: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table

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Superheavy: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table

Kit Chapman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Atomic & molecular physics; Particle & high-energy physics

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The author takes an in-depth look at how synthetic elements are discovered, why they matter, and where they will take us.... [more]

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Am I Dreaming?: The New Science of Consciousness and How Altered States Reboot the Brain

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Am I Dreaming?: The New Science of Consciousness and How Altered States...

James Kingsland

States of consciousness; Medicine; Popular science; Neurosciences

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A scientific travel guide to altered states of consciousness - and what we can learn from them [more]

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Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

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Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood...

Rose George

Social & cultural history; Medicine; Popular science; Popular medicine & health

Paperback

Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine... [more]

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New Scientist: The Origin of (almost) Everything

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New Scientist: The Origin of (almost) Everything

New Scientist, Stephen Hawking, Graham Lawton

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Astronomy, space & time; Biology, life sciences; Space science

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A journey through life, the universe and everything. [more]

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Sex in the Brain: How your brain controls your sex life

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Sex in the Brain: How your brain controls your sex life

Amee Baird

Sexual behaviour; Medicine; Popular science; Advocate - Today's World

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What controls our sex lives? Our brains. Yet there is surprisingly little... [more]

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Vital Science

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Vital Science

Karl Kruszelnicki

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

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In Vital Science, Dr Karl, Australia's most popular scientist, illuminates the world around us in his idiosyncratic, totally... [more]

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Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

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Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

Robert Plomin

Child & developmental psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; DNA & Genome; Human biology; Advocate - Science

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The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion... [more]

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Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Sidney Perkowitz (Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Physics, Emory University)

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

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Physics encompasses all levels of nature from the subatomic to the cosmic, and underlies much of the technology around us.... [more]

$16.95

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Fundamental: How quantum and particle physics explain absolutely everything (except gravity)

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Fundamental: How quantum and particle physics explain absolutely everything...

Tim James

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Particle & high-energy physics; Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory)

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In the same way that Tim's first book Elemental, a Daily Mail Book of the Year in 2018, serves as a beginner's guide to Chemistry,... [more]

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Breakfast with the Centenarians: The Art of Ageing Well

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Breakfast with the Centenarians: The Art of Ageing Well

Daniela Mari

Psychology of ageing; Medicine; Geriatric medicine; Popular science; Popular medicine & health

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Learn the art of growing old from the supercentenarians living life to the fullest. [more]

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Talking to Robots: A Brief Guide to Our Human-Robot Futures

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Talking to Robots: A Brief Guide to Our Human-Robot Futures

David Ewing Duncan

Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Robotics

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Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers twenty-four visions of possible human-robot futures - incredible scenarios... [more]

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