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The Environment: A History of the Idea

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The Environment: A History of the Idea

Paul Warde, Libby Robin , Sverker Sorlin

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Conservation of the environment

Hardback

The untold history of how people came to conceive, to manage, and to dispute environmental crisis, The Environment is essential... [more]

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Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

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Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes...

Richard O. Prum

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

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A reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences--what Darwin termed 'the taste for the beautiful'--create... [more]

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Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World

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Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World

Alice Roberts

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science

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Mail on Sunday **The extraordinary story of the species that became our... [more]

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The Re-Origin of Species: A Second Chance for Extinct Animals

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The Re-Origin of Species: A Second Chance for Extinct Animals

Torill Kornfeldt

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Applied ecology; Endangered species & extinction of species; Genetic engineering

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Journalist Torill Kornfeldt travelled the world to meet the scientists working to bring extinct animals back from the dead.... [more]

$35.00

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Seeds of Science: Why We Got it So Wrong on GMOs

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Seeds of Science: Why We Got it So Wrong on GMOs

Mark Lynas

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Genetic engineering; Agricultural science

Paperback

[This book] provides an explanation of the research that has enabled this technology-something which led to countless misconceptions-... [more]

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Zapped: From Infrared to X-rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light

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Zapped: From Infrared to X-rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light...

Bob Berman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Light (optics)

Paperback

All the light you cannot see, is it friend or foe? [more]

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Schroedinger's Cat: And 49 Other Experiments That Revolutionised Physics

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Schroedinger's Cat: And 49 Other Experiments That Revolutionised Physics...

Adam Hart-Davis

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

Paperback

From Galileo's stargazing to quantum teleportation, from Newton's experiments with optics to the splitting of the atom,... [more]

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Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

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Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Jamie Susskind

Social forecasting, future studies; Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments; Politics & government; Impact of science & technology on society

Hardback

Future Politics confronts the most important question of our time: how will digital technology change society? [more]

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You: A Natural History

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You: A Natural History

William B. Irvine

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe; Life sciences: general issues; Human biology

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Offers a multi-disciplinary investigation of your hyper-extended family tree, going all the way back to the Big Bang. [more]

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How to Invent Everything: Rebuild All of Civilization (with 96% fewer catastrophes this time)

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How to Invent Everything: Rebuild All of Civilization (with 96% fewer catastrophes...

Ryan North

History of ideas; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Popular science; Inventions & inventors; Humour

Hardback

***One of BBC Focus magazine's top books of 2018***Get ready to make history better... [more]

$37.99

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The Hidden Life of Trees: Illustrated Edition

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The Hidden Life of Trees: Illustrated Edition

Peter Wohlleben

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Hardback

In his international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers' eyes to the wonders and amazing... [more]

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Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism

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Like a Thief in Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism...

Slavoj Zizek

Philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments; Political science & theory; Impact of science & technology on society

Hardback

In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world - changing it almost beyond recognition.... [more]

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It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

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It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion...

Andrew Briggs (Professor of Nanomaterials, Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford, UK), Hans Halvorson (Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University, USA), Andrew Steane (University Lecturer and Fellow, University Lecturer and Fellow, Exeter College, University of Oxford, UK)

Religion & beliefs; Philosophy of religion; Religion & science; Christianity; Christian theology; Popular science

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An exposition on the common phrase science and religion . Science has something to say about every aspect of human experience,... [more]

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Robert M. Sapolsky

Psychological theory & schools of thought; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2017 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY'Awe-inspiring... You will learn... [more]

$24.99

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WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

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WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

Tim O'Reilly

Social forecasting, future studies; Business & Economics; Economics; Internet & WWW industries; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

is an insightful and heartfelt plea, daring us to reimagine a better economy and society.' Financial TimesRenowned as `the... [more]

$19.99

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The Atom: The building block of everything

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The Atom: The building block of everything

Jack Challoner

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Atomic & molecular physics

Hardback

This bold new title places its subject centre stage, shining the spotlight directly onto the structure and properties of this... [more]

$39.99

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The Brain: A User's Guide

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The Brain: A User's Guide

New Scientist

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Hardback

Everything you need to know about your brain: an eye-opening, illustrated handbook. [more]

$39.99

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The Life Scientific: Explorers

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The Life Scientific: Explorers

Anna Buckley

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

Hardback

The new book from the BBC Radio 4 hit series The Life Scientific [more]

$49.99

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Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

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Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Katherine Ormerod

Society & Social Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Digital lifestyle

Hardback

A no-holds-barred, no-filter look at what social media is doing to us as a society, and how we can deconstruct the online... [more]

$19.99

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Your Superstar Brain: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Mind

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Your Superstar Brain: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Mind

Kaja Nordengen

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences; Popular psychology

Paperback

A short popular science book about how the brain works [more]

$29.99

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Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth

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Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth

Rob Wesson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Evolution; Geology & the lithosphere; History of engineering & technology

Paperback

An acclaimed geologist leads the reader on an adventure through the landscape that absorbed and inspired Charles Darwin. [more]

$35.95

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Life's Vital Link: The astonishing role of the placenta

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Life's Vital Link: The astonishing role of the placenta

Y. W. Loke

Reproductive medicine; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Developmental biology

Paperback

How does the foetus - a foreign body - survive inside the mother? The placenta is the extraordinary organ that allows this... [more]

$22.95

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Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

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Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

David Little

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; History of science

Hardback

The first book to document how artists of the early twentieth century responded to new scientific conceptions of reality.... [more]

$74.99

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Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology

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Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology

Adrienne Mayor

History; Classical history & classical civilisation; Ancient religions & mythologies; History of science

Hardback

Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements,... [more]

$64.99

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Mauve: How one man invented a colour that changed the world

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Mauve: How one man invented a colour that changed the world

Simon Garfield

Social & cultural history; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

The strange and wonderful story of how one colour changed the world, from the bestselling author of Just My Type and On the... [more]

$22.99

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