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The Science of Fate: Why Your Future is More Predictable Than You Think

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The Science of Fate: Why Your Future is More Predictable Than You Think...

Hannah Critchlow

Philosophy of mind; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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Are we really the masters of our own destiny? Neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow shows how far our future is already hardwired... [more]

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Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium

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Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium

Lucy Inglis

History; General & world history; Social & cultural history; Drug & substance abuse: social aspects; History of medicine

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A compelling and comprehensive history of opium, a drug that has both healed and harmed since civilization began. [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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Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come

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Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History,...

Richard Preston

Illness & addiction: social aspects; Medicine; Forensic medicine; Virology (non-medical); Popular medicine & health; Coping with illness

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The 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the doctors... [more]

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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

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Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe

Nicholas Jubber

Literary studies: poetry & poets; European history; Political geography; Travel writing

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Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe's epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf,... [more]

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All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age

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All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age...

Elaine Kasket

Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Coping with death & bereavement; Popular psychology

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A fascinating and thought-provoking journey into the problematic world of our digital afterlife. [more]

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Materialism: A Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

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Materialism: A Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

Robin Gordon Brown, James Ladyman (University of Bristol, UK)

Philosophy; Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology; Philosophy of religion; Philosophy of science

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The doctrine of materialism is one of the most controversial in the history of ideas. For much of its history it has been... [more]

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The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

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The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Daniel R. Altschuler (Full Professor, Physics Department, Full Professor, Physics Department, University of Puerto Rico, RIo Piedras Campus), Fernando J. Ballesteros (Head of instrumentation, Head of instrumentation, Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia)

Gender studies: women; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Solar system: the Sun & planets

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Of the 1586 lunar craters that have been named to honor scientists and philosophers, only 28 honor a woman. Who were these... [more]

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Cabinets of Curiosities

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Cabinets of Curiosities

Patrick Mauries

Mathematics & Sciences; Antiques & collectables

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Traces the history of cabinets of curiosities, from their first appearance in the inventories and engravings commissioned... [more]

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Flight to Fame: Victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia

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Flight to Fame: Victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia...

Ross Smith

Autobiography: general; Memoirs; History; Geographical discovery & exploration

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This book tells the hair-raising tale of the world-first flight from England to Australia, in the words of (Sir) Ross Smith.... [more]

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The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond

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The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality,...

Michio Kaku

Social forecasting, future studies; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe; Popular astronomy & space

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Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity- whether... [more]

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Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

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Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Age groups: adolescents; Child & developmental psychology; The self, ego, identity, personality; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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Winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Prize 2018. I couldn't put it down.' - Professor Robert Winston Drawing... [more]

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

Leander Kahney

Biography; Biography: business & industry; Business strategy; Management: leadership & motivation; Information technology industries; Impact of science & technology on society

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In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries,... [more]

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The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

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The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

Peter Wohlleben

Mathematics & Sciences; The countryside, country life; Trees, wildflowers & plants; Weather

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Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, invites you to reconnect with natureAs soon as we step out... [more]

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Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence

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Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence

James Lovelock

Social forecasting, future studies; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Environmentalist thought & ideology; Artificial intelligence

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The originator of the Gaia theory offers the vision of a future epoch in which humans and artificial intelligence together... [more]

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The Psychology of Happiness

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The Psychology of Happiness

Peter Warr (University of Sheffield, UK)

Psychology; Health psychology; Psychotherapy

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Is happiness all down to luck? Do events in our life influence how happy we feel? Can too much of a good thing make us less... [more]

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Hello World: How  to be Human in the Age of the Machine

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Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

Hannah Fry

Popular culture; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Algorithms & data structures; Privacy & data protection

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`One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms.<br /><br />A... [more]

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Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that Shook our Universe

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Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that...

Bob Berman

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Astronomy, space & time; Physics; Astrophysics; Popular astronomy & space

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An explosive epic encompassing the Big Bang, other past booms and future cataclysms! [more]

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The Water Thief

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The Water Thief

Claire Hajaj

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Drought & water supply

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From the award-winning author of Ishmael's Oranges comes a searing novel set in Africa, with a Graham Greene-esque moral conflict... [more]

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Six Impossible Things: The `Quanta of Solace' and the Mysteries of the Subatomic World

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Six Impossible Things: The `Quanta of Solace' and the Mysteries of the Subatomic...

John Gribbin

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

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A short guide to the six theories that try to explain the wild world of the quantum. [more]

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The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

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The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett

Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Neurosciences

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In his research into these questions - and many more besides - Burnett unravels our complex internal lives to reveal the often... [more]

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Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a Cleaner Future

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Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a Cleaner Future

Beth Gardiner

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Pollution & threats to the environment

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Every year, air pollution prematurely kills seven million people around the world. Its impact has been linked to strokes,... [more]

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Birds of Sri Lanka

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Birds of Sri Lanka

Gehan de Silvia Wijeyeratne, Deepal Warakagoda

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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The definitive identification tool for the visiting birdwatcher. The lead author is Sri Lanka's top field birder and discoverer... [more]

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Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

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Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

Roger D Launius

European history; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time

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Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers... [more]

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The Hidden Half: How the World Conceals its Secrets

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The Hidden Half: How the World Conceals its Secrets

Michael Blastland

Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Society & Social Sciences; Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge; Popular science

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A revolutionary new book revealing why we should doubt experts - and question ourselves [more]

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