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100 Science Discoveries That Changed the World

Arranged in chronological order from the early Greek mathematicians, Euclid and Archimedes through to present-day Nobel Prize winners, 100 Science Discoveries That Changed the World charts the great b..

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1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think

Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to today's cutting-edge thinkers, 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for everyone with a curio..

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30-Second Biochemistry:  50 vital processes in and around living organisms, each explained in half a minute

30-Second Biochemistry takes 50 of the most significant ideas relating to the study of the chemical processes connected to living organisms, simplifying each concept using just 300 words and one pictu..

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30-Second Biology: The 50 most thought-provoking theories of life, each explained in half a minute

The 50 most thought-provoking theories of life, each explained in half a minute. 30-Second Biology tackles the vital science of life, dissecting the 50 most thought-provoking theories of our ecosyst..

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30-Second Chemistry: The 50 most elemental concepts in chemistry, each explained in half a minute.

As the central science that bridges biology and physics, chemistry explains the diversity of all things tangible at a molecular level. Chemistry is the science of matter - understand chemistry and..

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30-Second Physics: The 50 Most Fundamental Concepts in Physics, Each Explained in Half a Minute

The bestselling 30-Second...series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50..

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30-Second Space Travel: 50 key ideas, inventions, and destinations that have inspired humanity toward the heavens

As Space X works to reduce the barriers of access to space and Virgin Galactic forges a path to commercial spaceflight for the masses, we have begun to cross the realms of science fiction into the rea..

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39 Ways to Save the Planet

Accompanying a landmark Radio4 series in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, a fascinating exploration of the work being done round the world - right now - to help stop climate change. ..

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About Time Too: A Miscellany of Time

How old is the Earth? How fast can you think? How long is a light year and how short is a femtosecond? What does Greenwich Mean Time mean? Can you tell the time with flowers? When did time itself begi..

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About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks

A horological history of human civilisation, told through twelve world-changing clocks Since the dawn of civilization, we have kept time. But time has always been against us. From the city sundia..

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After : Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond

The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness. What happens when we die? 10% of people..

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Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old

Ageless is a guide to the science driving biology's biggest story: why we get old, and how we can stop it. 'An absolute tour de force' Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundat..

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Alignment Problem: How Can Artificial Intelligence Learn Human Values?, The

'Vital reading. This is the book on artificial intelligence we need right now.' - Mike Krieger, cofounder of Instagram Artificial intelligence is rapidly dominating every aspect of our modern liv..

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American Sherlock: Murder, forensics, and the birth of crime scene investigation

'Kate Winkler Dawson is an unbelievable crime historian and such a talented storyteller.' - Karen Kilgariff, cohost of the My Favorite Murder podcast 'Heinrich changed criminal investigations for..

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Analogia:Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings & Machines

In a world where humans coexist with technologies they no longer control or understand, who holds the future? George Dyson plots a thrilling and unexpected course through 300 years of history and..

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And Now For The Good News...: The much-needed tonic for our frazzled world

Bestselling author and comedian, Ruby Wax, uses her trademark wit and expertise to equip readers with a positive roadmap for a kinder, brighter world and better mental health Bestselling author a..

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Apollo's Arrow:  Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live

Apollo's Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020, and of how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Drawing on mom..

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Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live

APOLLO'S ARROW offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society as it unfolded in 2020, and on how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Drawing on a com..

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Art of More: how mathematics created civilisation, The

Bestselling science writer Michael Brooks takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of civilisation, as he explains why maths is fundamental to our understanding of the world. Bestsel..

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Artificial Intelligence:  Guide for Thinking Humans

No recent scientific enterprise has been so alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. How intelligent are the best of today's AI p..

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Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind

A guide to AI's thorniest implications that asks: How shall we navigate our brave new world? We are at a monumental turning point in human history. AI is taking intelligence in new directions. Th..

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Astronomy Manual

NEW IN PAPERBACK. This innovative Haynes Manual presents in-depth information about all the practical aspects of astronomy. Written with style and enthusiasm by a dedicated amateur and extensively ill..

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 10

A stunning gift for admirers of astrophotography. From the number one Astronomy publisher, this book showcases the most spectacular space photography, taken from locations across the globe. Marve..

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Astronomy Puzzle Book, the

What's Goldilocks got to do with the study of space? Everyone's heard of NASA, but can you name any of the other 72 space agencies around the world? And do you know your lunar and solar deities? ..

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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, and how the universe fits within us than Neil deGrasse Tyson. But..

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Astroquizzical : Illustrated Edition

Looking up at the night sky, it is almost impossible to imagine that we can trace our common ancestry with the distant stars and galaxies back over 13.8 billion years. Astroquizzical explores thi..

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At Sixes and Sevens: How to Understand Numbers and Make Maths Easy

An engaging, accessible introduction into how numbers work and why we shouldn't be afraid of them, from maths expert Rachel Riley. Do you know your fractions from your percentages? Your adjacent to yo..

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At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds

Scientists in recent decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But we still know little about what happened in the first seconds after the Bi..

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Autobiography of Nikola Tesla and Other Works

Who was Nikola Tesla? Find out in this comprehensive volume that includes Tesla's autobiography and scientific writings, as well as other works that examine his life and career in detail. Nikola ..

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Awakened Brain: The Psychology of Spirituality and Our Search for Meaning, The

A ground-breaking exploration of the neuroscience of spirituality and a bold new paradigm for health, healing and resilience Whether it's an uplifting walk in nature, meditation or prayer, there ..

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Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet-And Our Mission to Protect It

When NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott first saw the Earth from space, she was filled with awe. Our shared home was a brilliant blue marble, with a razor thin atmosphere protecting billions of people, inclu..

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Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors & Harm Patients

'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry und..

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Bang!! 2: The Complete History of the Universe

In 2004 a rock star, a TV astronomer and a young research astronomer sat down to write the story of the Universe in the order in which it happened, from its birth at the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ag..

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Beginners: The Curious Power of Lifelong Learning

For many of us, the last time we learned a new skill was during childhood. We live in an age which reveres expertise but looks down on the beginner. Upon entering adulthood and middle age, we begin to..

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Being a Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness

A New Statesman Essential Non-Fiction Book of 2021 What kind of creature is a human? If we don't know what we are, how can we know how to act? In Being a Human Charles Foster sets out to understa..

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Beneath the Night: How the stars have shaped the history of humankind

From Stone Age to space age, people have looked up at the stars and been inspired by their beauty, their patterns, and their majesty. Beneath the Night is a history of humanity, told through our ..

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Beneath the Night: How the stars have shaped the history of humankind

From Stone Age to space age, people have looked up at the stars and been inspired by their beauty, their patterns, and their majesty. Beneath the Night is a history of humanity, told through our ..

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Biology Book, The: Big Ideas Simply Explained

An accessible guide to the most important discoveries and theories in the history of biology What is life? Why do bees dance? How do animals know their mothers? Who discovered germs? Bi..

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Black Hole Survival Guide

What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Black holes are the most extraordinary phenomenon in the universe, but they are a riddle that confounds our intuitions. Anything that enters..

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Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we..

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Body, The: A Guide for Occupants

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER _______ 'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian 'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times 'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact..

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Boom, Bust, Boom: Story about Copper, the Metal That Runs the World

A sweeping account of civilization's complete dependence on copper that "is the best sort of journalism: beautifully written, rich in detail, and impossible to ignore" (Sebastian Junger). For most ..

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Brain:  User's Manual:  simple guide to the world's most complex machine

"Congratulations on the purchase of this exclusive product, tailor-made just for you. It will provide you with years of continuous service." The brain is one of nature's most miraculous but..

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Brains Explained: How Your Brain Works, Why it Works that Way, and How to Make it Work Better

Curious about how billions of neurons make up your consciousness? How anxiety hijacks your body? Why Freud was such a weirdo? Whether AI will replace your therapist? This witty, enlightening book, wri..

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Brainscapes: An Atlas of Your Life on Earth

Your brain is a collection of maps. That is no metaphor: scrawled across your brain's surfaces are actual schematic images of the sights, sounds, and actions that hold the key to your survival. S..

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Breakthrough: Spectacular stories of scientific discovery from the Higgs particle to black holes

'Marcus Chown rocks!' - Brian May How does it feel to know something about the universe that no one has ever known before? And why is mathematics so good at revealing nature's secrets? This ..

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Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also ou..

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Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

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 masterpiec..

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Brief Welcome to the Universe: A Pocket-Sized Tour, A

A Brief Welcome to the Universe offers a breathtaking tour of the cosmos, from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes and time loops. Bestselling authors and acclaimed astrophysicists Neil deGras..

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Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds

WITH A FOREWORD BY TIM HARFORD Which nations have North Korean embassies? Which region has the highest number of death metal bands per capita? How many countries have bigger economies than Califo..

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Can Fish Count?

Every pet owner thinks their own dog, cat, fish or hamster is a genius. What makes CAN FISH COUNT? so exciting is the way it unveils just how widespread intelligence is in nature. Pioneeri..

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