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Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums

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Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums

Maryam Omidi, Damon Murray

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

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

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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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Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain

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Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain

Julian Glover

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Civil engineering, surveying & building

Hardback

<b>The enthralling biography of the shepherd boy who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering and whose genius... [more]

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The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

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The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon...

Brad Stone

Entrepreneurship; Information technology industries; Technology: general issues

Hardback

ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author... [more]

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Weeds of the South East: An Identification Guide for Australia (3rd Edition)

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the...

Nathalia Holt

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronautics

Hardback

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. [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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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

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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

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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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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

Richard Holmes

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; History of engineering & technology; Aerospace & aviation technology; Aircraft: general interest

Hardback

'Nominally a history of the hot air balloon, 'Falling Upwards' is really a history of hope and fantasy - and the quixotic... [more]

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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

Stephen Hawking (University of Cambridge)

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe

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It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still... [more]

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Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: A Practical Guide to Treatment

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Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: A Practical Guide to Treatment

Clare S. Rees

Psychology; Abnormal psychology; Clinical psychology

Paperback

Dr Rees provides a personal account of her experience of more than 10 years working as a therapist treating OCD. She describes... [more]

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The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed

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The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be...

Christof Koch (President and Chief Scientist, Allen Institute for Brain Science)

Drug-induced states; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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An argument that consciousness, more widespread than previously assumed, is the feeling of being alive, not a type of computation... [more]

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Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways

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Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier...

Thomas J. Bollyky

International relations; Medicine; Environmental factors; Infectious & contagious diseases

Paperback

Why the news about the global decline of infectious diseases is not all good. [more]

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Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

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Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

Melanie Mitchell

Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Artificial intelligence

Paperback

No recent scientific enterprise has proved as alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks... [more]

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Should We All Be Vegan?: A primer for the 21st century

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Should We All Be Vegan?: A primer for the 21st century

Molly Watson

Society & Social Sciences; Animals & society; Ethical issues & debates; Dietetics & nutrition; Sustainability

Paperback

An insightful look at the arguments for and against universal adoption of a vegan diet and lifestyle. [more]

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Goldfish

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Goldfish

Anna-Marie Roos

Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Fishes & aquaria

Paperback

The surprising and intriguing history of the much-loved goldfish. [more]

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Food or War

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Food or War

Julian Cribb

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Management of land & natural resources; Global warming; Sustainability; Sustainable agriculture

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Food is a central obsession in all cultures, the media, and society. Our future supply of food is filled with risk, and history... [more]

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The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier

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The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier

Ian Urbina

Biography; Reportage & collected journalism; Crime & criminology; Navigation & seamanship; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

Paperback

'Just incredible' NAOMI KLEIN*** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *** LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE ***The Outlaw Ocean... [more]

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Pelican

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Pelican

Barbara Allen

Social & cultural history; Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Paperback

With its distinctive, comical walk, large bill and association with the conservation movement, the pelican has attained iconic... [more]

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The Particle at the End of the Universe: The Hunt for the Higgs and the Discovery of a New World

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The Particle at the End of the Universe: The Hunt for the Higgs and the...

Sean Carroll

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

Paperback

The definitive, behind-the-scenes account of the greatest science story of our time - a Best Science Book of the Year for... [more]

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Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City

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Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City

Tristram Hunt

History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Urban communities; Urban & municipal planning

Paperback

This title concerns the ideas and people who inspired and shaped the great Victorian cities, with all their energy, achievements... [more]

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