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Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

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Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life...

Brenda Maddox

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Geology & the lithosphere; Rocks, minerals & fossils

Paperback

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 <br /><br /> A rich and exuberant... [more]

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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum...

Lee Smolin

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory); Relativity physics

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Quantum physics has been, ever since its inception, the golden child of science. It is the basis of our understanding of everything... [more]

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Thermodynamic Weirdness: From Fahrenheit to Clausius

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Thermodynamic Weirdness: From Fahrenheit to Clausius

Don S. Lemons (Professor)

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Thermodynamics & heat; Cryogenics

Hardback

An account of the concepts and intellectual structure of classical thermodynamics that reveals the subject's simplicity and... [more]

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North Pole: Nature and Culture

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North Pole: Nature and Culture

Michael Bravo

History of other lands; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Social & cultural history; Ancient religions & mythologies; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

Paperback

Tracing poles and polarity back to their sacred ancient civilizations, this book explores how the idea of a North Pole has... [more]

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Elements of a Philosophy of Technology: On the Evolutionary History of Culture

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Elements of a Philosophy of Technology: On the Evolutionary History of Culture...

Ernst Kapp

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

Translation of: Grundlinien einer Philosophie der Technik. [more]

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The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

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The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science...

Robert P. Crease

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

Hardback

A fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority.... [more]

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Forgotten Science: Strange Ideas from the Scrapheap of History

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Forgotten Science: Strange Ideas from the Scrapheap of History

S. D. Tucker

General & world history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science

Paperback

Was Jesus a giant electron? How much does a mouse's soul weigh? Can women mate with monkeys? As mad as these questions may... [more]

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Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again

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Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean...

Lucy Siegle

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Waste management; Pollution & threats to the environment; Pollution control; Self-sufficiency

Paperback

An accessible, practical and ultimately inspiring book that not only serves as a much-needed call to arms to end the plastic... [more]

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The Making of You: A Journey from Cell to Human

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The Making of You: A Journey from Cell to Human

Katharina Vestre

Medicine; Embryology; Popular science

Hardback

The Making of You is the inside story of one of nature's greatest marvels: the creation of a new human, from first cell to... [more]

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Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

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Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

Chad Orzel

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

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Without quantum physics, your breakfast - and so many other things we take for granted - wouldn't be possible... international... [more]

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CERN and the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality

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CERN and the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality...

James Gillies

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

Paperback

CERN and the Higgs boson hit the headlines and made particle physics exciting for non-scientists - here's the inside story... [more]

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Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource

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Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource

Daniel S. Hamermesh (Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics, Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics, University of Texas at Austin)

Society & culture: general; Sociology; Social & cultural anthropology; Business & Economics; Behavioural economics; Impact of science & technology on society

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Time is the ultimate scarce resource and thus quintessentially a topic for economics, the study of scarcity. Starting with... [more]

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No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity

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No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory...

Daniel J Kennefick

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

Hardback

On their 100th anniversary, the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativity In... [more]

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The Poetry and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art

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The Poetry and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art...

Tom McLeish

Theory of art; Religion & science; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Popular science

Hardback

The Poetry and Music of Science examines aspects of science and art that bear close comparison - for example the art of the... [more]

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The Science of Meditation: How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body

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The Science of Meditation: How to Change Your Brain, Mind and Body

Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson

Psychology; Popular science; Neurosciences; Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation

Paperback

Drawing on cutting-edge research, friends and Harvard collaborators Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson expertly reveal what... [more]

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Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe

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Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary...

Marcus Chown

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

Bestselling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by... [more]

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Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots

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Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots

Kate Devlin

Sexual behaviour; Popular science; Robotics

Paperback

The idea of the seductive sex robot is the stuff of myth, legend and science fiction. From the myth of Laodamia in Ancient... [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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The Smart Neanderthal: Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution

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The Smart Neanderthal: Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution...

Clive Finlayson

Archaeology; Anthropology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution; Early man

Hardback

Evidence that Neanderthals caught birds and used their feathers for decoration, along with recent discoveries of Neanderthal... [more]

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Ten Drugs:How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

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Ten Drugs:How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History: How Plants,...

Thomas Hager

History of medicine; Pharmacology; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

Hardback

Behind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher's genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical... [more]

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Worlds of Natural History

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Worlds of Natural History

Helen Anne Curry (University of Cambridge), Nicholas Jardine (University of Cambridge), James Andrew Secord (University of Cambridge), Emma C. Spary (University of Cambridge)

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; The natural world, country life & pets

Paperback

From Aztec accounts of hibernating hummingbirds to contemporary television spectaculars, human encounters with nature have... [more]

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Columbus in Space: A Voyage of Discovery on the International Space Station

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Columbus in Space: A Voyage of Discovery on the International Space Station...

The European Space Agency

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Aerospace & aviation technology; Space science

Paperback

In 2008, Europe's first space laboratory was launched to the International Space Station. [more]

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Worried?: Science investigates some of life's common concerns

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Worried?: Science investigates some of life's common concerns

Lise Johnson, Eric Chudler

Psychology; Abnormal psychology; Popular science

Hardback

How scientific reasoning explains our most common daily fears-from germs to natural disasters and everything in between. [more]

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The Scientific Revolution

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The Scientific Revolution

Steven Shapin

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

Paperback

In this classic of science history, Shapin takes into account the culture - the variety of beliefs, practices, and influences... [more]

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Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants

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Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific...

Monica Gagliano

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

Paperback

In this phytobiography --a collection of stories written in partnership with a plant--research scientist, Monica Gagliano,... [more]

$32.99

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