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Burning the Sky: Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear Tests in Outer Space

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Burning the Sky: Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear...

Mark Wolverton

History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Weapons & equipment; Nuclear weapons; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

Last September the United States drew a thin curtain of radiation around the earth . . . the feat was regarded by some of... [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]

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Is That a Big Number?

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Is That a Big Number?

Andrew Elliott

Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

Impressive numbers are thrown at us by the news every day. They are meant to help us understand, to compare, to evaluate,... [more]

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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

Paperback

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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Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums

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Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums

Maryam Omidi

Photographs: collections; History; Health systems & services

Hardback

<strong>ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong> ----- Soviet citizens had an enshrined &lsquo;right to rest&rsquo;, meaning two weeks... [more]

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Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags

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Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags

Tim Marshall

Peace studies & conflict resolution; History; Political geography

Paperback

An enlightening popular account of the symbolism that drives global conflict [more]

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari

History of ideas; Social theory; Social & cultural anthropology; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science

Paperback

Asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive... [more]

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Beyond Infinity: An expedition to the outer limits of the mathematical universe

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Beyond Infinity: An expedition to the outer limits of the mathematical universe...

Eugenia Cheng

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematical logic

Paperback

Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there... [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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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist...

Robert Young

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

The Rev. William Clarke came to Australia in 1839 with an established reputation in geology, and was so influential that he... [more]

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Creating Cities

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Creating Cities

Marcus Westbury

Humanities; History; Society & Social Sciences; Cultural studies; Urban & municipal planning

Paperback

Creating Cities is about how the Renew Newcastle scheme helped transform Newcastle, launched more than 200 creative and community... [more]

$27.50

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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

Paperback

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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You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes

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You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes

Chris Hadfield

Photographic reportage; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

Divided by continent, YOU ARE HERE represents one (idealised) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour -- surprising, playful,... [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

Hardback

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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The Clean Separation

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The Clean Separation

Kara Landau

Medicine; Dietetics & nutrition; Therapy & therapeutics; Family & health; Coping with stress

Paperback

Does stress affect your eating patterns and energy levels? We have all been through an emotionally devastating period in our... [more]

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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World

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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius...

Keith Devlin

European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Social & cultural history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

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A mathematician's ten-year quest to tell Fibonacci's story In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy... [more]

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The Science of Breaking Bad

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The Science of Breaking Bad

Dave Trumbore, Donna J. Nelson (Professor of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma)

Television; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Chemistry

Paperback

All the science in Breaking Bad-from explosive experiments to acid-based evidence destruction-explained and analyzed for authenticity.... [more]

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Unsolved!: The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies

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Unsolved!: The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from...

Craig P. Bauer

Coding theory & cryptology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Computer science

Paperback

A mathematical tour of some of the greatest unsolved ciphers of all time In 1953, a man was found dead from cyanide poisoning... [more]

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Arithmetic

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Arithmetic

Paul Lockhart

Educational strategies & policy; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical logic; History of mathematics

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Paul Lockhart reveals arithmetic not as the rote manipulation of numbers but as a set of ideas that exhibit the surprising... [more]

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Here Comes the Sun

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Here Comes the Sun

Steve Jones

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

A fascinating and illuminating look at the sun and our relationships to it, from one of our greatest science writers. [more]

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