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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 127 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
    The Body: A Guide for Occupants - by Bill Bryson

    £25.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857522405 | ISBN 10: 085752240x

    ‘We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.’  Bill Bryson sets of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines by Henrietta Heald
    Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines - by Henrietta Heald

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783526604 | ISBN 10: 1783526602

    'Women have won their political independence. Now is the time for them to achieve their economic freedom too.'   This was the great rallying cry of the pioneers who, in 1919, created the Women's Engineering Society. Spearheaded by Katharine an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charles and Ada: The Computer
    Charles and Ada: The Computer's Most Passionate Partnership - by James Essinger

    £16.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780750990950 | ISBN 10: 0750990953

    The partnership of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace was one that would change science forever.  They were an unlikely pair – one the professor son of a banker, the other the only child of an acclaimed poet and a social-reforming mathematician ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
    The Order of Time - by Carlo Rovelli

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780141984964 | ISBN 10: 0141984961

    THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER  The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time.  'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the trace ... more

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  • Cover image of book Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence by James Lovelock
    Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence - by James Lovelock

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241399361 | ISBN 10: 024139936x

    James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis and the greatest environmental thinker of our time, has produced an astounding new theory about future of life on Earth. He argues that the anthropocene - the age in which humans acquired planetary-scale ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon
    The Gendered Brain - by Gina Rippon

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781847924759 | ISBN 10: 1847924751

    Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that your sex determines your skills and preferences, from toys ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans
    Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World - by Catherine Whitlock and Rhodri Evans

    £13.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472137432 | ISBN 10: 1472137434

    Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies by Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks
    Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies - by Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786492234 | ISBN 10: 1786492237

    A Sunday Times Book of the Year A New Scientist Gift Pick "Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it."(Dara Ó Briain) Can we resurrect dinosaurs? Is a Martian holiday good for your health? Can we build a time machine? (And more important ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine by Marty Jopson
    The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine - by Marty Jopson

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781782439608 | ISBN 10: 1782439609

    Have you ever wondered why ice floats, how the GPS on your mobile phone works (and what it has to do with Einstein), or why woollen jumpers shrink in the wash?  In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show's resident ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark
    Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence - by Max Tegmark

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141981802 | ISBN 10: 0141981806

    "This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it"(Stephen Hawking) THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR  AI is the future - but what w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe by Louisa Preston
    Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe - by Louisa Preston

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472920119 | ISBN 10: 1472920112

    Today we know of only a single planet that hosts life: the Earth. But across a Universe of at least 100 billion possibly habitable worlds, surely our planet isn't the only one that, like the porridge Goldilocks sought, is just right for life?   ... more

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  • Cover image of book DNA Is Not Destiny by Steven J. Heine
    DNA Is Not Destiny - by Steven J. Heine

    £13.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780393355802 | ISBN 10: 0393355802

    One of the world’s leading cultural psychologists debunks the hype surrounding DNA testing and puts to rest our mistaken anxieties about our genes.   Around 250,000 people have had their genomes sequenced and scientists expect that number to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Universal: A Journey Through the Cosmos by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
    Universal: A Journey Through the Cosmos - by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241953174 | ISBN 10: 0241953170

    When exactly did life begin? What really happened during the big bang - and before it? Is the universe expanding? Is dark matter real? Do we live in one of many worlds? What's more, how can we prove any of this?   This book is all about how we - a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects by Chad Orzel
    Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects - by Chad Orzel

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786074041 | ISBN 10: 1786074044

    A Sunday Times Book of the Year.  From the author of the international bestseller How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog.  Exciting physics doesn't just show up in billion-dollar experiments like the Large Hadron Collider or in extr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene by Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin
    The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene - by Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241280881 | ISBN 10: 0241280885

    An engrossing exploration of the science, history and politics of the Anthropocene, one of the most important scientific ideas of our time, from two world-renowned experts.  Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks
    The River of Consciousness - by Oliver Sacks

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781447263654 | ISBN 10: 1447263650

    Two weeks before his death, Oliver Sacks outlined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the last book he would oversee. The best-selling author of On the Move, Musicophilia, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his ill ... more

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  • Cover image of book Brief Answers To The Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
    Brief Answers To The Big Questions - by Stephen Hawking

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781529345421 | ISBN 10: 1529345421

    The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, Brief Answers To The Big Questions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest ques ... more

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  • Cover image of book Modern Science and Anarchy by Peter Kropotkin
    Modern Science and Anarchy - by Peter Kropotkin

    £19.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781849352741 | ISBN 10: 1849352747

    The definitive edition of Peter Kropotkin's final book, Modern Science and Anarchy is the summation of his forty years in the anarchist movement. It represents his theory that the doctrines of anarchism were a necessary consequence of “the great ge ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Lab of One
    A Lab of One's Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War - by Patricia Fara

    £18.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780198794981 | ISBN 10: 0198794983

    Many extraordinary female scientists, doctors, and engineers tasted independence and responsibility for the first time during the First World War. How did this happen? Patricia Fara reveals how suffragists, such as Virginia Woolf's sister, Ray Strach ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng
    Forgotten Women: The Scientists - by Zing Tsjeng

    £15.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781844039838 | ISBN 10: 1844039838

    Putting 48 pioneering and innovative female scientists firmly back on the modern map.  The women who shaped and were erased from our history.   The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who hav ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Infinite Monkey Cage: How to Build a Universe by Prof. Brian Cox, Robin Ince and Alexandra Feachem
    The Infinite Monkey Cage: How to Build a Universe - by Prof. Brian Cox, Robin Ince and Alexandra Feachem

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008276324 | ISBN 10: 0008276323

    The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousn ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zen Science: Stop and Smell the Universe by Institute of Zen Science
    Zen Science: Stop and Smell the Universe - by Institute of Zen Science

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780762461738 | ISBN 10: 076246173x

    An inspirational collection of musings on the wonders of nature and the universe, Zen Science pairs the fun of popular science trivia with the benefits of mindfulness.   It takes 30,000 years to create a single ray of sunlight. A pinch of soil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows It by Angela Saini
    Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows It - by Angela Saini

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008172039 | ISBN 10: 000817203x

    From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.  Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psych ... more

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  • Cover image of book Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds by Cordelia Fine
    Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds - by Cordelia Fine

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785783180 | ISBN 10: 1785783181

    WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE   Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that rew ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mysteries of the Quantum Universe by Thibault Damour and Mathieu Burniat
    Mysteries of the Quantum Universe - by Thibault Damour and Mathieu Burniat

    £17.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781846149290 | ISBN 10: 1846149290

    The bestselling French graphic novel about the mind-bending world of quantum physics.   Famous explorer Bob and his dog Rick have been around the world and even to the Moon, but their travels through the quantum universe show them the greatest ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli
    Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity - by Carlo Rovelli

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141983219 | ISBN 10: 0141983213

    From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe.   Do space and time truly exist? What is reality made of? Can we understand its deep texture?   Scientist Carlo Rovell ... more

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  • Cover image of book Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
    Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? - by Frans de Waal

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783783069 | ISBN 10: 1783783060

    What separates your mind from the mind of an animal? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future - all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the pre-eminent species on Earth. But in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - by Neil deGrasse Tyson

    £14.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780393609394 | ISBN 10: 0393609391

    The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from a celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.  There’s no better guide through mind-expanding questions such as what the nature of space and time is, how we fit within the universe, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 by Simon Ings
    Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 - by Simon Ings

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571290086 | ISBN 10: 0571290086

    LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION   War-torn, unstable and virtually bankrupt, revolutionary Russia tried to light its way to the future with the fitful glow of science. It succeeded through terror, folly and crime – b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Science and Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood
    Science and Islam: A History - by Ehsan Masood

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785782022 | ISBN 10: 1785782029

    From Musa al-Khwarizmi who developed algebra in 9th century Baghdad to al-Jazari, a 13th-century Turkish engineer whose achievements include the crank, the camshaft and the reciprocating piston, Science and Islam tells the story of one of history’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
    The Gene: An Intimate History - by Siddhartha Mukherjee

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099584575 | ISBN 10: 0099584573

    Selected as a Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Economist, Independent, Observer and Mail on Sunday  THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK  The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius by Dermot Turing
    Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius - by Dermot Turing

    £6.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781841657561 | ISBN 10: 1841657565

    Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. His codebreaking work at Bletchley Park was so significant it helped to shorten the Second Worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book) by Jim Al-Khalili
    Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book) - by Jim Al-Khalili

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780718186272 | ISBN 10: 0718186273

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Quantum Mechanics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the weird, mind-bending world of the very, very small.   Written by physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili, it explores all t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Turing Guide by Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen, Mark Sprevak and Robin Wilson
    The Turing Guide - by Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen, Mark Sprevak and Robin Wilson

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780198747833 | ISBN 10: 0198747837

    Alan Turing has long proved a subject of fascination, but following the centenary of his birth in 2012, the code-breaker, computer pioneer, mathematician (and much more) has become even more celebrated with much media coverage, and several meetings, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Evolution (A Ladybird Expert Book) by Steve Jones
    Evolution (A Ladybird Expert Book) - by Steve Jones

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780718186289 | ISBN 10: 0718186281

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Evolution is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to Charles Darwin's pioneering and revolutionary theory of how all life changes through natural selection.   Written by broadcaster, prize-winni ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everything You Know About Science is Wrong by Matt Brown
    Everything You Know About Science is Wrong - by Matt Brown

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781849944021 | ISBN 10: 1849944024

    A highly entertaining, myth-busting read for anyone with even a passing interest in science.   Hot on the heels of the fascinating compendium Everything You Know About London is Wrong, this next book in the series, written by author Matt Brown ... more

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  • Cover image of book Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control by Kathleen Taylor
    Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control - by Kathleen Taylor

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780198798330 | ISBN 10: 0198798334

    Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word 'brainwashing' was coined in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture and been exploited to create sensational ... more

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  • Cover image of book Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel
    Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition - by Claire Brock

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785781667 | ISBN 10: 1785781669

    Having escaped domestic servitude in Germany by teaching herself to sing, and established a career in England, Caroline Herschel learned astronomy while helping her brother William, then Astronomer Royal.   Soon making scientific discoveries i ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
    A Short History of Nearly Everything - by Bill Bryson

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784161859 | ISBN 10: 1784161853

    Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aliens: Science Asks: Is There Anyone Out There? by Jim Al-Khalili
    Aliens: Science Asks: Is There Anyone Out There? - by Jim Al-Khalili

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781781256817 | ISBN 10: 1781256810

    The ALIENS invasion is coming ...It's the biggest question we've ever faced, one that has fascinated generations of humans: do aliens exist? If they did, what would they look like? How would they think? And what would it mean for us if we found them? ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heart: The Inside Story of Our Body
    Heart: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Important Organ - by Johannes Hinrich von Borstel

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781925228809 | ISBN 10: 1925228800

    The heart — we all have one, pumping away reliably in our chest, never stopping till the day we die. But few of us think much about this heroic organ until it starts to go wrong.   In this lively and informative exploration of all aspects of ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Colour is the Sun? Mind-Bending Science Facts in the Solar System
    What Colour is the Sun? Mind-Bending Science Facts in the Solar System's Brightest Quiz - by Brian Clegg

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785781223 | ISBN 10: 1785781227

    Why do your fingers go wrinkly in the bath? What kind of animal can have 21 limbs? Who would really win a fight between a T.Rex and Godzilla?   Test your knowledge of all things scientific with the biggest, brightest and most mind-bending quiz boo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forces of Nature by Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen
    Forces of Nature - by Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen

    £25.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780007488827 | ISBN 10: 0007488823

    A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the new BBC One TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions.  What is motion? Why is every snowflake different? Why is life ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ada
    Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Launched the Digital Age Through the Poetry of Numbers - by James Essinger

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783340712 | ISBN 10: 1783340711

    Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named Ada, after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua
    The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer - by Sydney Padua

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141981536 | ISBN 10: 0141981539

    In The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious set of adventures.  Meet two of Victorian London's greatest geniuses... Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The God Delusion (10th Anniversary edition) by Richard Dawkins
    The God Delusion (10th Anniversary edition) - by Richard Dawkins

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784161927 | ISBN 10: 1784161926

    The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all ty ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
    Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World - by Rachel Ignotofsky

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781607749769 | ISBN 10: 1607749769

    A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.  Full of striking ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics - by Carlo Rovelli

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141981727 | ISBN 10: 0141981725

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Everything you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven enlightening lessons. 'Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the myst ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Holes: The Reith Lectures by Stephen Hawking
    Black Holes: The Reith Lectures - by Stephen Hawking

    £3.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780857503572 | ISBN 10: 085750357x

    It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers.   In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking deliver ... more

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  • Cover image of book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom
    Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies - by Nick Bostrom

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780198739838 | ISBN 10: 0198739834

    The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If ... more

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  • Cover image of book Einstein by Anne Simon and Corinne Maier
    Einstein - by Anne Simon and Corinne Maier

    £13.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910620014 | ISBN 10: 1910620017

    Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who developed the theory of relativity. He is considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century.  Einstein is the third in Maier and Simons collection of graphic novels exploring the li ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality by Tom Waidzunas
    The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality - by Tom Waidzunas

    £20.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780816696154 | ISBN 10: 0816696152

    The consequences, for science as well as public policy, of relegating ex-gay therapies to the scientific fringe.   Drawing on extensive participant observation at conferences for ex-gays, reorientation therapists, mainstream psychologists, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution by Robert Newman
    The Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution - by Robert Newman

    £11.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908885531 | ISBN 10: 190888553x

    In this witty, fact-packed A-Z, Robert Newman takes the reader on a whirlwind tour from caring, sharing vampire bats to intelligent slime-mould; from pacifist baboons to Richard Dawkins wrestling naked with his postman; from the invisibility cloak of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of US by Alice Roberts
    The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of US - by Alice Roberts

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848664791 | ISBN 10: 1848664796

    Alice Roberts takes you on the most incredible journey in nature, revealing your path from a single cell to a complex embryo to a living, breathing, thinking person. It's a story that with our distant ancestors and an extraordinary, unlikely chain of ... more

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  • Cover image of book You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes by Chris Hadfield
    You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes - by Chris Hadfield

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447278627 | ISBN 10: 1447278623

    The international bestseller: a visually stunning photographic tour of Earth, from the astronaut who made us fall in love with our planet all over again. In You Are Here, celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield gives us the really big picture: this i ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Think You
    I Think You'll Find it's a Bit More Complicated Than That - by Ben Goldacre

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007505142 | ISBN 10: 0007505140

    In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In Bad Pharma, he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Am Because You Are by Pippa Goldschmidt and Tania Hershman (Editors)
    I Am Because You Are - by Pippa Goldschmidt and Tania Hershman (Editors)

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910449264 | ISBN 10: 1910449261

    In November 1915 Albert Einstein published his now world famous General Theory of Relativity. It made key predictions around gravitys influence in space and time. It introduced to physics new concepts around the curvature of space, the passage of ti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland by Alan McKirdy
    Set in Stone: The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland - by Alan McKirdy

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780271514 | ISBN 10: 1780271514

    The land that was to become Scotland has travelled across the globe over the last 3,000 million years from close to the South Pole to its current position. During these travels, there were many continental collisions, creating mountain belts as hig ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Used to Know That: General Science by Marianne Taylor
    I Used to Know That: General Science - by Marianne Taylor

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782434474 | ISBN 10: 178243447x

    For those whose memories of learning science at school consist of burning magnesium and playing with iron filings and a magnet, and whose brains shut down as soon as things start to sound too technical, I Used to Know That: General Science is here ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Time Traveller
    A Time Traveller's Guide to Life, the Universe & Everything - by Ian Flitcroft, illustrated by Britt Spencer

    £13.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847177285 | ISBN 10: 184717728x

    Albert Einstein said his first ideas about relativity came from looking in the mirror as a teenager and wondering what it would be like to travel on a beam of light. This is the story of that journey ...   A Time Traveller's Guide to Life follows ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid
    Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime - by Val McDermid

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781251706 | ISBN 10: 1781251703

    Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine, from the crime scene to the courtroom. The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Astronaut
    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - by Chris Hadfield

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447259947 | ISBN 10: 1447259947

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality.  Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
    Alan Turing: The Enigma - by Andrew Hodges

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784700089 | ISBN 10: 1784700088

    The official book behind the eight-time Oscar-nominated film, The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley   Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by Brit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Genes, Cells and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose
    Genes, Cells and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology - by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781683149 | ISBN 10: 178168314x

    "On my must-read list!"(Margaret Atwood) Our fates lie in our genes and not in the stars, said James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. But Watson could not have predicted the scale of the industry now dedicated to this new frontier. S ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr
    The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science - by Will Storr

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780330535861 | ISBN 10: 0330535862

    Why do obviously intelligent people believe things in spite of the evidence against them?  Will Storr has travelled across the world to meet an extraordinary cast of modern heretics in order to answer this question. He goes on a tour of Holocau ... more

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  • Cover image of book Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering by Clive Hamilton
    Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering - by Clive Hamilton

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300205213 | ISBN 10: 030020521x

    This book goes to the heart of the unfolding reality of the twenty-first century: international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have all failed, and before the end of the century Earth is projected to be warmer than it has been for 15 mill ... more

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  • Cover image of book Things That Are: Encounters with Plants, Stars and Animals by Amy Leach
    Things That Are: Encounters with Plants, Stars and Animals - by Amy Leach

    £12.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857868633 | ISBN 10: 0857868632

    From the tiniest Earth dwellers to far-flung celestial bodies - considering everything from the similarity of gods to donkeys, to exploding stars and exploding sea cucumbers - Amy Leach rekindles our communion with the world.  This stunning debu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception by Claudia Hammond
    Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception - by Claudia Hammond

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847677914 | ISBN 10: 1847677916

    Winner of the 2013 British Psychological Society's Book Awards Popular Science category.   Have you ever tried to spend a day without looking at a clock or checking your watch? It's almost impossible. Time rules our lives, but how much do we u ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams and Jokes Plucked from Science by Simon Flynn
    The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams and Jokes Plucked from Science - by Simon Flynn

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848315990 | ISBN 10: 1848315996

    From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities.   Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power ... more

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  • Cover image of book Neurocomic by Dr Hana Ro and Dr Matteo Farinella
    Neurocomic - by Dr Hana Ro and Dr Matteo Farinella

    £14.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781907704703 | ISBN 10: 1907704701

    Do you know what your brain is made of? How does memory function? What is a neuron and how does it work? For that matter, whats a comic? And in the words of Lewis Carrolls famous caterpillar: who are you?   Produced in association with the ... more

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  • Cover image of book This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research by Marc Abrahams
    This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research - by Marc Abrahams

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851689750 | ISBN 10: 1851689753

    Marc Abrahams, the founder of the famous Ig Nobel Prize, offers an addictive, wryly funny expose of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the world. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stole ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas by Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling
    Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas - by Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571295708 | ISBN 10: 0571295703

    Two master science writers answer 140 of the biggest questions in physics, distilling the essence of each subject into tweets of 140 characters. Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling take us on a unique tour of the universe, covering everything, from ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Things That Nobody Knows: 501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything by William Hartston
    The Things That Nobody Knows: 501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything - by William Hartston

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780857896223 | ISBN 10: 0857896229

    Here are many, many things that nobody knows...   Why are so many giraffes gay? Has human evolution stopped? Where did our alphabet come from? Can robots become self-aware? Can lobsters recognize other lobsters by sight? What goes on insi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide by Brian Clegg, illustrated by Oliver Pugh
    Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide - by Brian Clegg, illustrated by Oliver Pugh

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781848314061 | ISBN 10: 184831406x

    The Ancient Greeks were so horrified by the implications of an endless number that they drowned the man who gave away the secret. A German mathematician was driven mad by the repercussions of his discovery of transfinite numbers. How will you fare? ... more

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  • Cover image of book How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival by David Kaiser
    How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival - by David Kaiser

    £13.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780393342314 | ISBN 10: 039334231x

    For physicists, the 1970s were a time of stagnation. Dissatisfied, underemployed and eternally curious, an eccentric group of Berkeley physicists threw off the constraints of the physics mainstream to explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing thems ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Optimist
    An Optimist's Tour of the Future - by Mark Stevenson

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846683572 | ISBN 10: 1846683572

    This is one curious man's journey to find out 'what's next?' Mark Stevenson has been to the future a few years ahead of the rest of us - and reckons it has a lot going for it.   His voyage of discovery takes him to Oxford to meet Transhumanis ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Magic of Reality: How We Know What
    The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True - by Richard Dawkins

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780552778053 | ISBN 10: 0552778052

    Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way We See the World by James Geary
    I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way We See the World - by James Geary

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780061710292 | ISBN 10: 0061710296

    For lovers of language and fans of Blink and Freakonomics, New York Times bestselling author James Geary offers this fascinating look at metaphors and their influence in every aspect of our lives, from art to medicine, psychology to the stock market ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science by Jim al-Khalili
    Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science - by Jim al-Khalili

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141038360 | ISBN 10: 0141038365

    For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic.   In Pathfinders, Jim al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten, inspiring pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world during the golden age of Arabic science, includ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
    Proust Was a Neuroscientist - by Jonah Lehrer

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780857862310 | ISBN 10: 0857862316

    Is science the only path to knowledge?   In this sparkling and provocative book Jonah Lehrer, author of The Decisive Moment, explains that when it comes to understanding the brain, art got there first. Taking a group of celebrated writers ... more

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  • Cover image of book Here on Earth: A New Beginning by Tim Flannery
    Here on Earth: A New Beginning - by Tim Flannery

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780241950739 | ISBN 10: 0241950732

    Sometimes it's hard to be an optimist. In an ever more crowded and complex world, new challenges continue to confront us. It would be tempting to give up hope. Tim Flannery is here to offer us a change of perspective. And he is here to insp ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
    A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes - by Stephen Hawking

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857501004 | ISBN 10: 0857501003

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?   These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece which begins by reviewing the great theories ... more

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  • Cover image of book Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics by Misha Angrist
    Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics - by Misha Angrist

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780062074232 | ISBN 10: 0062074237

    In 2007, Misha Angrist became the fourth subject in the Personal Genome Project, George Churchs ambitious plan to sequence the entire genomic catalog: every participants twenty thousandplus genes and the rest of his or her six billion base pairs. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Branches: Nature
    Branches: Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts - by Philip Ball

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199604883 | ISBN 10: 0199604886

    As part of a trilogy of books exploring the science of patterns in nature, acclaimed science writer Philip Ball here looks at the form and growth of branching networks in the natural world, and what we can learn from them.  Many patterns ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow
    The Grand Design - by Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780553819229 | ISBN 10: 0553819224

    When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent grand design of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientifi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boffinology: The Real Stories Behind Our Greatest Scientific Discoveries by Justin Pollard
    Boffinology: The Real Stories Behind Our Greatest Scientific Discoveries - by Justin Pollard

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848542013 | ISBN 10: 1848542011

    The history of science is often seen as a story of advancement but nothing could be further from the truth. Science, it is true, has progressed, but rarely in the direction intended and seldom for the reasons given. This has a lot to do with the peop ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zen and the Art of Consciousness by Susan Blackmore
    Zen and the Art of Consciousness - by Susan Blackmore

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781851687985 | ISBN 10: 185168798x

    This groundbreaking book sees acclaimed psychologist Susan Blackmore combining the latest scientific theories about mind, self, and consciousness, with a lifetimes practice of Zen. Prepared to step beyond the bounds of conventional investigation and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why Does E=mc2? (And Why Should We Care?) by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
    Why Does E=mc2? (And Why Should We Care?) - by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780306819117 | ISBN 10: 0306819112

    What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einstein’s famous equation.  Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light-while ... more

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  • Cover image of book Planets: A Very Short Introduction by David A. Rothery
    Planets: A Very Short Introduction - by David A. Rothery

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780199573509 | ISBN 10: 0199573506

    * Provides an overview of our Solar System and its origins, nature, and evolution * Considers controversial issues, such as what qualifies as a planet * Looks at different types of Solar System objects, such as asteroids, Trans-Neptunian obje ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes by Christopher Wills
    The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes - by Christopher Wills

    £18.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780199584383 | ISBN 10: 0199584389

    * Features stunning colour illustrations and photographs of the living world and exotic wildlife   * Unravels compelling stories of our evolutionary history and the effect on the living world and present-day diversity   * Writ ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution - by Richard Dawkins

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780552775243 | ISBN 10: 055277524x

    Charles Darwins masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the contr ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners-Lee
    How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything - by Mike Berners-Lee

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846688911 | ISBN 10: 1846688914

    We always hear the same old green advice fly less, turn the thermostat down, drive a hybrid car. But what about all the other things we buy and do?   Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science book, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes by Gerald N. Callahan, PhD
    Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes - by Gerald N. Callahan, PhD

    £23.00   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781556527852 | ISBN 10: 1556527853

    "On October 10, 1970, the day she was born, she was named Dorothy Maree Alani - a baby girl. Curiously, though, no one filled out a birth certificate that day. When the certificate was finally filed on November 5, the name on it was Rudolph Andrew Al ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Philosophical Baby: What Children
    The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life - by Alison Gopnik

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847921079 | ISBN 10: 1847921078

    For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too.   The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nothing: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
    Nothing: A Very Short Introduction - by Frank Close

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780199225866 | ISBN 10: 0199225869

    What is 'nothing'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - a void - exist? This Very Short Introduction explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle who insisted that the vacuum was impossible, vi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Fantastical Journey around Your Head by Raymond Tallis
    The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Fantastical Journey around Your Head - by Raymond Tallis

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781843546702 | ISBN 10: 1843546701

    The Kingdom of Infinite Space is a journey around the part of our anatomy to which we feel most attached: our heads. In this unique combination of biological science and philosophical interrogation, Raymond Tallis takes the head apart, piece by piece ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
    Bad Science - by Ben Goldacre

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007284870 | ISBN 10: 000728487x

    Guardian columnist Dr Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the bad science we're fed by the worst of the hacks and the quacks!   When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist
    My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey - by Jill Bolte Taylor

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780340980507 | ISBN 10: 0340980508

    Jill Bolte Taylor experienced a massive stroke aged 37 when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A brain scientist by profession, she was in the rare position of being able to observe her own mind completely deteriorate to the point ... more

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  • Cover image of book On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, edited by Gillian Beer
    On the Origin of Species - by Charles Darwin, edited by Gillian Beer

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199219223 | ISBN 10: 0199219222

    Charles Darwin revolutionized our ideas about the natural world and our place in it by introducing the concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest, and his ideas still provoke controversy today.   Editor Gillian Beer has writtten ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Chaos: A Graphic Guide by Ziauddin Sardar & Iwona Abrams
    Introducing Chaos: A Graphic Guide - by Ziauddin Sardar & Iwona Abrams

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848310131 | ISBN 10: 1848310137

    If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas? Chaos theory attempts to answer such baffling questions. The discovery of randomness in apparently predictable physical systems has evolved into a science that declares the u ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction by Michael J. Benton
    The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction - by Michael J. Benton

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199226320 | ISBN 10: 0199226326

    There are few stories more remarkable than the evolution of life on earth.   This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct guide to the key episodes in that story - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary ... more

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  • Cover image of book Relativity: A Very Short Introduction by Russell Stannard
    Relativity: A Very Short Introduction - by Russell Stannard

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199236220 | ISBN 10: 0199236224

    100 years ago, Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics. Our comforting Newtonian ideas of space and time were replaced by bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: if you move at high speed, time slows down, space squashes up a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Time Traveller: One Man
    The Time Traveller: One Man's Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality - by Ronald Mallet with Bruce Henderson

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780552155755 | ISBN 10: 0552155756

    Ron Mallett was just 10 when his father died suddenly. Devastated, he found solace in the science fiction of H.G. Wells, believing that if he could just build a time machine, he could go back into the past, warn his father and perhaps save his life ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why Beauty is Truth: The History of Symmetry by Ian Stewart
    Why Beauty is Truth: The History of Symmetry - by Ian Stewart

    £13.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780465082377 | ISBN 10: 0465082378

    Leading mathematician and author Ian Stewart explores a concept both simple and complex, both multi-disciplinary and unifying -symmetry.There is no more important concept in the history of mathematics and physics than symmetry. It lies at the heart ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Ocean of Air: A Natural History of the Hemisphere by Gabrielle Walker
    An Ocean of Air: A Natural History of the Hemisphere - by Gabrielle Walker

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747592907 | ISBN 10: 074759290x

    We not only live in the air, we live because of it. At ground level air transforms miraculously; it wraps our planet in a blanket of warmth, while the outer layer of our atmosphere soaks up violent flares from the sun. In this fascinating celebration ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life in the Universe: A Beginner
    Life in the Universe: A Beginner's Guide - by Lewis Dartnell

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781851685059 | ISBN 10: 1851685057

    The study of life and its existence in the universe, known as Astrobiology, is now one of the hottest areas of both popular science and serious academic research, fusing biology, chemistry, astrophysics, and geology. In this masterful introduction, L ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chaos: A Very Short Introduction by Leonard Smith
    Chaos: A Very Short Introduction - by Leonard Smith

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780192853783 | ISBN 10: 0192853783

    Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system of cause and effect can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. Our growing under ... more

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  • Cover image of book When a Gene Makes You Smell Like a Fish: and Other Amazing Tales About the Genes in Your Body by Lisa Seachrist Chiu
    When a Gene Makes You Smell Like a Fish: and Other Amazing Tales About the Genes in Your Body - by Lisa Seachrist Chiu

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780195327069 | ISBN 10: 0195327063

    From the gene that causes people to age prematurely to the "bitter gene" that may spawn broccoli haters, this book explores a few of the more exotic locales on the human genome, highlighting some of the tragic and bizarre ways our bodies go wrong whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Makes Us Human? by Edited by Charles Pasternak
    What Makes Us Human? - by Edited by Charles Pasternak

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781851685196 | ISBN 10: 1851685197

    What makes us human? Is is our cognitive abilities, our use of tools, our story-telling, our beliefs, our cuture, our curiosity, or perhaps our ability to cook? To answer this perennial puzzle, Charles Pasternak asks some of the world's most ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Caveman Mystique: Pop-Darwinism and the Debates Over Sex, Violence, and Science by Martha McCaughey
    The Caveman Mystique: Pop-Darwinism and the Debates Over Sex, Violence, and Science - by Martha McCaughey

    £34.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780415934756 | ISBN 10: 0415934753

    Has evolution made men promiscuous skirt chasers? Pop-Darwinian claims about men's irrepressible heterosexuality have become increasingly common, and increasingly common excuses for men's sexual aggression. The Caveman Mystique traces such claims abo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the Universe Just Right for Life? by Paul Davies
    The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the Universe Just Right for Life? - by Paul Davies

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141023267 | ISBN 10: 0141023260

    The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies' spectacular and eagerly awaited return to cosmology. Here he tackles all the 'big questions' and introduces the latest discoveries that have allowed scientists to piece together the story of the universe in unpre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Essential Elements: Atoms, Quarks and the Periodic Table by Matt Tweed
    Essential Elements: Atoms, Quarks and the Periodic Table - by Matt Tweed

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263586 | ISBN 10: 1904263585

    What is everything around us made of, and how did it get there? What arcane secrets hide in the modern alchemist's laboratory?Is there a hidden order to matter itself, known only to a select few? You hold in your hands the smallest guide to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Li: Dynamic Form in Nature by David Wade
    Li: Dynamic Form in Nature - by David Wade

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263548 | ISBN 10: 1904263542

    Why does Nature use the same special patterns over and over again? What are the main families of natural design? How are they formed? Did the ancient Chinese really study this subtle and elegant subject?  In this beautiful book, illustrated by D ... more

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  • Cover image of book Biodiversity: A Beginner
    Biodiversity: A Beginner's Guide - by John Spicer

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781851684717 | ISBN 10: 1851684719

    Biologist John Spicer shows how closely our future is linked with that of biodiversity while navigating readers through some key problems facing our planet, including mass extinctions, population explosions, habitat destruction, and pollution. Along ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
    The Blind Watchmaker - by Richard Dawkins

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141026169 | ISBN 10: 0141026162

    Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time.   A brilliant and contr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Thesaurus Scienta Lancastriae by Williams, Robert; Aylward-Williams, Jack; Dion, Mark; Barrowclough, David; Morri
    Thesaurus Scienta Lancastriae - by Williams, Robert; Aylward-Williams, Jack; Dion, Mark; Barrowclough, David; Morri

    £14.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781869979195 | ISBN 10: 1869979192

    Thesaurus Scienta Lancastriae is a collaborative work between six-year old Jack Aylward-Williams and his father Robert Williams. In this book, Jack explains the world to his father, an artist and academic, who translates its cosmology to the reader. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Golden Section by Scott Olsen
    Golden Section - by Scott Olsen

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263470 | ISBN 10: 190426347x

    What was the great and golden secret known to Leonardo Da Vinci, Kepler, Plato and the ancient magicians? Why were they forbidden to reveal it? Can there really be a key to nature and life itself?  In this small but compact volume divine prop ... more

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  • Cover image of book Symmetry: The Ordering Principle by David Wade
    Symmetry: The Ordering Principle - by David Wade

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263517 | ISBN 10: 1904263518

    Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies? Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap? What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why?  In this exquisite book, the smallest and most c ... more

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