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Science: general issues

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Eyes to See: The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature

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Eyes to See: The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature

Michael Land

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Animal physiology; The natural world, country life & pets

Hardback

The spectacular capacity to see the world around them has evolved in many different ways among animals. From scallops and... [more]

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The Equations of Life: The Hidden Rules Shaping Evolution

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The Equations of Life: The Hidden Rules Shaping Evolution

Charles Cockell

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics; Biology, life sciences

Paperback

Britain's foremost astrobiologist offers an accessible and game-changing account of why life is like it is [more]

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Meet Your Bacteria

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Meet Your Bacteria

Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple

Medical microbiology & virology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences; Popular medicine & health; Women's health

Paperback

Introducing the hidden communities that live in your gut and other organs. [more]

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Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space

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Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space

Tim Peake

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Popular astronomy & space

Paperback

The awe-inspiring Sunday Times Bestseller from astronaut Tim PeakeShortlisted for the British Book Award 2018'Amazing .<br... [more]

$22.99

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Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies

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Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies

Rick Edwards, Michael Brooks

Film, TV & Radio; Films, movies & cinema; Popular science

Paperback

Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it. Dara O Briain A Sunday Times Book of the Year A New Scientist Gift Pick... [more]

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30-Second Biology: The 50 most thought-provoking theories of life, each explained in half a minute

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30-Second Biology: The 50 most thought-provoking theories of life, each...

Nick Battey, Mark Fellowes

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Biology, life sciences

Paperback

30-Second Biology tackles the vital science of life, dissecting the 50 most thought-provoking theories of our... [more]

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The Science Book: From Darwin to Dark Energy, 250 Milestones in the History of Science

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The Science Book: From Darwin to Dark Energy, 250 Milestones in the History...

Clifford A. Pickover

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science

Hardback

This illustrated compendium includes 250 entries on science selected from titles in the `Sterling Milestones' series. [more]

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The Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science

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The Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones...

Simson L. Garfinkel, Rachel H. Grunspan

History of science; Computer science

Hardback

An illustrated, chronological journey through the history and future of the cutting-edge field of computer science. [more]

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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]

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Vital Science

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Vital Science

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

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

Hardback

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

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Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution

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Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution

David M. Ewalt

Society & Social Sciences; Popular culture; Impact of science & technology on society; Ethical & social aspects of computing; Virtual reality

Paperback

Technology has often progressed in leaps and bounds, with life-altering consequences for humankind. From the telegraph to... [more]

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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Charles Spence

Food & society; Popular science; Cookery, food & drink

Paperback

A ground-breaking book by the world-leading expert in sensory science: Freakonomics for food 'Popular science at its best'... [more]

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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark

Philosophy of science; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Artificial intelligence

Paperback

This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf. [more]

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Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything

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Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything

Tim James

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Inorganic chemistry

Paperback

In 2016, with the addition of four final elements - nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson - to make a total of 119... [more]

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Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How it Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life

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Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How it Can Help...

Justin J. Lehmiller

Popular science; Health & Self-Help; Sex & sexuality, sex manuals; Popular psychology

Paperback

A leading expert on human sexuality and author of the blog Sex and Psychology offers an unprecedented look at sexual fantasy... [more]

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Oliver Sacks

Theory of music & musicology; Literary essays; Psychology; Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Popular science; Popular psychology

Paperback

From the bestselling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. [more]

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Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

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Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last...

MR David Edwards (The University of Oxford UK)

Psychology; Management & management techniques; Research & development management; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Inventions & inventors

Hardback

Most things we create will not matter. This book is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science... [more]

$54.95

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The Illustrated Brief History Of Time

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The Illustrated Brief History Of Time

Stephen Hawking

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe

Hardback

Features over one hundred and fifty colour illustrations that have been specially commissioned to help the reader understand... [more]

$55.00

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The Invention of the Modern Dog: Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain

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The Invention of the Modern Dog: Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain

Michael Worboys (CHSTM, University of Manchester), Julie-Marie Strange (History, Samuel Alexander), Neil Pemberton (CHSTM, University of Manchester)

European history; History of medicine; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Dogs as pets

Hardback

Connecting the emergence and development of certain dog breeds to both scientific understandings of race and blood as well... [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

Paperback

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

Paperback

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

$24.99

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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

Paperback

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

$49.95

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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]

$19.99

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