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Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World

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Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World

William Davies

History of ideas; Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge; Sociology; Politics & government; Impact of science & technology on society

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In this bold and far-reaching exploration of our new political landscape, William Davies reveals how feelings have come to... [more]

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Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology

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Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology

Edward Ashford Lee

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Technology: general issues

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How humans and technology evolve together in a creative partnership. [more]

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The Chinese Typewriter: A History

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The Chinese Typewriter: A History

Thomas S. Mullaney

Office systems & equipment; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; History of engineering & technology; Inventions & inventors; Computing: general

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How Chinese characters triumphed over the QWERTY keyboard and laid the foundation for China's information technology successes... [more]

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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian...

Lee Alan Dugatkin, Lyudmila Trut

European history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Evolution; Zoology: Mammals; Wildlife: mammals

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The crazy story of how Soviet scientists in Siberia in the 1950s embarked on a project to turn foxes into dogs through selective... [more]

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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]

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A Guide to the Elements

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A Guide to the Elements

Albert Stwertka (Professor Emeritus, United States Merchant Marine Academy)

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Physical chemistry

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Newly updated throughout, including the final, offical names of the last six elements, this crystal-clear guide to the periodic... [more]

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The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

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The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

Jurgen Tautz, Diedrich Steen

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Insects (entomology); Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

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An insightful look inside the life of a hive and the bees that make it a home. [more]

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Unwell: What Makes a Disease a Disease?

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Unwell: What Makes a Disease a Disease?

Mike McRae

Medicine; Popular science; Popular medicine & health

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Nostalgia used to be a killer nervous condition. Emotional women were once treated with a good orgasm, left-handed folk were... [more]

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The Future of Everything: Big, Audacious Ideas for a Better World

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The Future of Everything: Big, Audacious Ideas for a Better World

Tim Dunlop

Politics & government; Impact of science & technology on society

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We are in the middle of the greatest technological revolution in history. Its epicentre lies in Silicon Valley, but its impacts... [more]

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The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys' Club

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The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys' Club

Eileen Pollack

Gender studies: women; Sociology: work & labour; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

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Named one of the notable nonfiction books of 2015 by The Washington Post A bracingly honest exploration of why there are still... [more]

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The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World

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The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial...

Patrick Nunn

History; Folklore, myths & legends; Popular science; Historical geology; Global warming

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In today's society it is generally the written word that holds the authority. We are more likely to trust the words found... [more]

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What Shape Is Space?: A primer for the 21st century

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What Shape Is Space?: A primer for the 21st century

Giles Sparrow

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Space science

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One of four titles in Thames & Hudson's innovative new `Big Idea' series, this well-informed and lucid book takes a comprehensive... [more]

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The Number Games: Numbers. Trivia. Puzzles. Fun!

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The Number Games: Numbers. Trivia. Puzzles. Fun!

Adam Spencer

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

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Who's smarter - a four-year-old chimp or a four-year-old human? How much does it cost to stop a computer virus? And will... [more]

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The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't

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The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't

Eugenia Cheng

Philosophy: logic; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematical logic; Popular science

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Emotions are powerful. In newspaper headlines and on social media, they have become the primary way of understanding the world.... [more]

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Significant Figures: Lives and Works of Trailblazing Mathematicians

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Significant Figures: Lives and Works of Trailblazing Mathematicians

Ian Stewart

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Popular science

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Which mathematician elaborated a crucial concept the night before he died in a duel? Who funded his maths and medical career... [more]

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The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation

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The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation...

Christopher Cooper

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Electricity, electromagnetism & magnetism; Technology: general issues; History of engineering & technology

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The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of Tesla's genius to scientists... [more]

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Tree: A Life Story

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Tree: A Life Story

David Suzuki, Wayne Grady

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

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Only God can make a tree, wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. The richly detailed text and Bateman's... [more]

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The Beginning and the End of Everything: From the Big Bang to the End of the Universe

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The Beginning and the End of Everything: From the Big Bang to the End of...

Paul Parsons

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe

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The Beginning and the End of Everything is the whole story as we currently understand it - from nothing, to the birth of our... [more]

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Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

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Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

Lisa Margonelli

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Insects (entomology); Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

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The bug to save the millennium? [more]

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Five Photons: Remarkable Journeys of Light Across Space and Time

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Five Photons: Remarkable Journeys of Light Across Space and Time

James Geach

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Popular astronomy & space

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Have you ever wondered how a star shines? Did you know that black holes can blaze like cosmic beacons across intergalactic... [more]

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Psychology

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Psychology

Jeremy Stangroom

Psychology; Popular science

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Psychology: 50 in 500 sheds light on these and other crucial questions by examining the ideas and work of fifty of the world's... [more]

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Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

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Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

Venki Ramakrishnan

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Molecular biology; Cellular biology (cytology)

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The thrilling story of how scientists unlocked a new window onto how life works [more]

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Weird Plants

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Weird Plants

Chris Thorogood

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

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Plants trick, kill, steal and kidnap, and this unique book explores a fascinating world in which plants have turned the tables... [more]

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A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution

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A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution

Jennifer Doudna, Samuel Sternberg

Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science

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Jennifer Doudna, the world-famous scientist behind CRISPR, `one of the most monumental discoveries in biology' (New York Times),... [more]

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Improbable Destinies: How Predictable is Evolution?

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Improbable Destinies: How Predictable is Evolution?

Jonathan Losos

Mathematics & Sciences; Probability & statistics; Popular science; Evolution

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The natural world is full of fascinating instances of convergence- phenomena like eyes and wings and tree-climbing lizards... [more]

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