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Natural Causes: Life, Death and the Illusion of Control

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Natural Causes: Life, Death and the Illusion of Control

Barbara Ehrenreich

Medicine; Family & health

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We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds and even our deaths. Yet emerging science challenges our assumptions... [more]

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How to Grow a Human: Adventures in Who We are and How We are Made

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How to Grow a Human: Adventures in Who We are and How We are Made

Philip Ball

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Genetics (non-medical)

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A cutting-edge examination of what it means to be human and to have a 'self' in the face of new scientific developments in... [more]

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Australian Magpie: Biology and Behaviour of an Unusual Songbird

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Australian Magpie: Biology and Behaviour of an Unusual Songbird

Gisela Kaplan

Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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An insight into the cognition, communication and social structure of this iconic Australian bird. [more]

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Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe

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Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe

Steven Strogatz

Mathematics & Sciences; Calculus; History of mathematics; Popular science

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A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost mathematicians. [more]

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The Snowy: A History

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The Snowy: A History

Siobhan McHugh

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Industrialisation & industrial history; Electrical power industries; Power networks, systems, stations & plants

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Tells the extraordinary story of the mostly migrant workforce who built one of the world's engineering marvels. This classic,... [more]

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The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

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The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

Margaret O'Mara

History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; History of engineering & technology

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The true, behind-the-scenes history of the people who built Silicon Valley and shaped Big Tech in America Long before Margaret... [more]

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Rainforests of Australia's East Coast

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Rainforests of Australia's East Coast

Peter Krisch

Mathematics & Sciences; Trees, wildflowers & plants

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Rainforests of Australia's East Coast is aimed primarily at the reader group of more than 500,000 active bushwalkers in Australia.... [more]

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The Jones Family Food Roster: How community, family and faith helped one woman thrive in the face of cancer

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The Jones Family Food Roster: How community, family and faith helped one...

Alison Jones

Biography; Memoirs; Oncology; Coping with illness; Family & relationships

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When Alison, a mother of five school-aged children, is diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer she is initially overwhelmed.... [more]

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When Einstein Walked with G del: Excursions to the Edge of Thought

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When Einstein Walked with G del: Excursions to the Edge of Thought

Jim Holt

Literary essays; Philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Science: general issues; Cosmology & the universe

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A collection of essays on philosophy, mathematics, and science, and the people who pursue them -- [more]

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A Genius Within: Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence

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A Genius Within: Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence...

David Adam

Psychology; Intelligence & reasoning; Neurosciences; Popular psychology

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You could be a genius. Award-winning science writer reveals how frontier neuroscience can enhance your intelligence - making... [more]

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The Wizard and the Prophet: Science and the Future of Our Planet

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The Wizard and the Prophet: Science and the Future of Our Planet

Charles Mann

Population & demography; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human geography; Environmentalist thought & ideology

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The Wizard and the Prophet tackles the biggest question we humans are facing: can the earth sustain our growing population?... [more]

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The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them

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The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them

Alex Rogers

Mathematics & Sciences; Marine biology; Oceanography (seas); The environment

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From one of the world's pre-eminent marine biologists - and a scientific consultant on the BBC's Blue Planet series - comes... [more]

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Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA

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Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA

Gareth Williams

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; DNA & Genome

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An engaging and original history of the first hundred years of DNA, one of the greatest triumphs of modern science. [more]

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change

Nathaniel Rich

Geopolitics; Mathematics & Sciences; Global warming

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The most urgent story of our times, brilliantly reframed, beautifully told: how we had the chance to stop climate change,... [more]

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Wayfinding: The science and mystery of how humans navigate the world

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Wayfinding: The science and mystery of how humans navigate the world

M.R. O'Conner

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

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In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how... [more]

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Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies

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Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies

Edward O. Wilson

Social groups; Social & cultural anthropology; Social, group or collective psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

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Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components,... [more]

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The Order of Time

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The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli

Philosophy of mind; Popular philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Astronomy, space & time; Physics

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Translation of: 'L'ordine del tempo'. First published in Italian in 2017. [more]

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The Business of Human Rights: Best Practice and the UN Guiding Principles

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The Business of Human Rights: Best Practice and the UN Guiding Principles...

Alex Newton

Politics & government; Sales & marketing; Environmental science, engineering & technology

Paperback

The spotlight of global scrutiny has shone particularly brightly on corporations' adverse impacts on human rights in recent... [more]

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Hacking the Code of Life: How gene editing will rewrite our futures

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Hacking the Code of Life: How gene editing will rewrite our futures

Nessa Carey

Medical genetics; Gene therapy; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Genetics (non-medical)

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The cutting-edge science that will revolutionise the way we prevent disease [more]

$27.99

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Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know

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Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know

David Day

History of other lands; Historical geography; Geopolitics; Global warming; Travel & holiday

Paperback

An accessible and unfortunately timely introduction to the world's melting continent, Antarctica [more]

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Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. the Ones Who Run Our World.

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Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. the Ones Who Run...

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

Mathematics & Sciences; Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world; Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

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A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning.... [more]

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Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

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Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

Jamie Metzl

Mathematics & Sciences; Biology, life sciences

Paperback

The most surprisingly accessible book on scientific and human potential since Homo Deus! [more]

$39.99

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Celestial Calculations: A Gentle Introduction to Computational Astronomy

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Celestial Calculations: A Gentle Introduction to Computational Astronomy...

J. L. Lawrence

Mathematics & Sciences; Popular astronomy & space

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How to predict and calculate the positions of stars, planets, the sun, the moon, and satellites using a personal computer... [more]

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Against Nature

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Against Nature

Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for History of Science)

Philosophy; Popular philosophy; Bio-ethics

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A pithy work of philosophical anthropology that explores why humans find moral orders in natural orders. [more]

$27.99

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Matter: A Very Short Introduction

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Matter: A Very Short Introduction

Geoff Cottrell

Mathematics & Sciences; States of matter

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Geoff Cottrell explores matter, from its familiar forms as solids, liquids, and gases to plasmas, exotic forms of quantum... [more]

$17.95

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