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Science: general issues

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Adam Spencer's Top 100

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Adam Spencer's Top 100

Adam Spencer

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

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Australia's funniest mathematician is back in 2019 with a small format edition of 2018's bestseller. Which number terrifies... [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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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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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]

$24.99

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The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us

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The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us

Adam Rutherford

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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A thrilling new examination of what sets us apart in the animal kingdom by the popular science broadcaster and author of A... [more]

$22.99

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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Simon Winchester

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Inventions & inventors; Precision instruments manufacture

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes... [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

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

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Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable

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Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to...

Seth Fletcher

Mathematics & Sciences; Scientific equipment, experiments & techniques; Astronomy, space & time; Astrophysics

Hardback

Traces the efforts of an elite scientific team who tested Einstein's theory of relativity during a historic mission to photograph... [more]

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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior

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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence...

Stefano Mancuso

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Botany & plant sciences

Hardback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

$45.00

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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision Helped Francis Bacon to Create Modern Science

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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision...

John Henry

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

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The scientific life and times of Sir Francis Bacon [more]

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Cosmos: A Field Guide

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Cosmos: A Field Guide

Giles Sparrow

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Educational: Sciences, general science

Hardback

The biggest and best ever reproduction of the Space Age's most remarkable images [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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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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New Technologies in Developing Societies: From Theory to Practice

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New Technologies in Developing Societies: From Theory to Practice

Levi Obijiofor

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

Hardback

New technologies may have transformed human societies, but not much has been written on how they are impacting people in Africa... [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

Hardback

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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Lucky Planet: Why Earth is Exceptional - and What that Means for Life in the Universe

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Lucky Planet: Why Earth is Exceptional - and What that Means for Life in...

David Waltham

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Popular astronomy & space

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In this pop-science masterpiece Waltham, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, argues that life on Earth is, amazingly,... [more]

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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

Stephen Hawking (University of Cambridge)

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe

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It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still... [more]

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Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser

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Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser

Jono Lineen

Memoirs; Popular science; Walking, hiking, trekking; Travel & holiday; Advocate - Travel

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In Perfect Motion, Jono Lineen investigates that transformation, and why walking has made us more creative, helped us to... [more]

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Universal Play: How Videogames Reveal Who We Are and Show Us Who We Could Be

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Universal Play: How Videogames Reveal Who We Are and Show Us Who We Could...

Alexander Kriss

Fiction-related items; Popular science; Coping with personal problems; Popular psychology; Role-playing, war games & fantasy sports

Paperback

A new popular psychology title looking at where video games come from, why we play them, and taking a balanced, clinical view... [more]

$32.99

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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial...

Trevor Cox

Language: history & general works; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science; Human biology; Advocate - Science

Paperback

`A lively, intelligent and persuasive history of speech...<br /><br />Expertly... [more]

$22.99

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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; Advocate - Science

Paperback

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

$35.00

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Science: Antiquity and its Legacy

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Science: Antiquity and its Legacy

Philippa Lang

Classical history & classical civilisation; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; History of ideas; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

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Modern science and its technology are the children of the seventeenth-century. Shedding fresh light on topics such as Euclid's... [more]

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Artificial Intelligence: Modern Magic or Dangerous Future?

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Artificial Intelligence: Modern Magic or Dangerous Future?

Yorick Wilks

Popular science; Computing: general; Artificial intelligence

Paperback

Getting to the heart of the Artificial Intelligence debate. [more]

$19.99

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Materialism: A Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

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Materialism: A Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

Robin Gordon Brown, James Ladyman (University of Bristol, UK)

Philosophy; Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology; Philosophy of religion; Philosophy of science

Paperback

The doctrine of materialism is one of the most controversial in the history of ideas. For much of its history it has been... [more]

$31.99

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