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100 Innovations of the Industrial Revolution: From 1700 to 1860

The Industrial Revolution changed our world in a way that few other periods have done: it changed the landscape with heavy industry, altered a national workforce, linked towns and cities with transpor..

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100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky: From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing

A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you're travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and con..

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13.8: The Quest to Find the True Age of the Universe and the Theory of Everything

The 20th century gave us two great theories of physics: the general theory of relativity, which describes the behaviour of things on a very large scale, including the entire Universe; and quantum theo..

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18 Miles: The Epic Drama of the Atmosphere and its Weather

Winner of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada General Audience award We live at the bottom of an ocean of air - 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Eart..

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18 Tiny Deaths:  Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee & the Invention of Modern Forensics

For most of human history, sudden and unexpected deaths of a suspicious nature, when they were investigated at all, were examined by lay persons without any formal training. People often got away with..

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2019 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2019. This practical guide is both an easy int..

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2020 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere

EXPANDED AND REVISED A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2020. Diagrams..

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30-Second AI & Robotics

30-Second AI & Robotics will help the reader to navigate the world of ubiquitous computers, smart cities, and collaborative robots. This comprehensive presentation of the core concepts and histo..

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30-Second Astronomy

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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 Einstein: The 50 fundamentals of his work, life and legacy, each explained in half a minute

Albert Einstein was an unparalleled scientific genius whose ideas and theories were so shockingly revolutionary, he changed the way the Universe was imagined on multiple occasions. A prodigy in his 20..

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30-Second Elements

The 50 most significant chemical elements, each explained in half a minute...

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30-Second Engineering: 50 key principles, methods, and fields explained in half a minute

Major buildings, energy supply systems, chemical plants, food processing, and aircraft are all examples of engineering today. Despite such diversity, nearly all engineering fields rely on common princ..

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30-Second Forensic Science: 50 key topics revealing criminal investigation from behind the scenes, each explained in half a minute

Investigators rely on physical, chemical and digital clues gathered at the scene of an incident to reconstruct beyond all reasonable doubt the events that occurred in order to bring criminals to justi..

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30-Second Genetics: The 50 most revolutionary discoveries in genetics, each explained in half a minute

Genetics is the study of heredity, and reveals how the characteristics of living organisms are determined by the genes passed down the generations. The human genome was mapped in 2003, and this enhanc..

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30-Second Great Inventions

Universal change is often the result of an individual's lightbulb moment - an invention that triggers a ripple effect across countries, continents, or even out into space. 30-Second Great Inventions l..

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30-Second Great Inventions: 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute

Universal change is often the result of an individual's lightbulb moment - an invention that triggers a ripple effect across countries, continents, or even out into space. 30-Second Great Inventions l..

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30-Second Maths

"Most of us would confess to having a touch of dyscalculia (an inability to get to grips with numbers). So, how best to get our figures in trim? 30-Second Maths is here to bring you up to speed. It st..

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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 Universe: 50 most significant ideas, theories, principles and events that sum up... everything

The universe literally encompasses everything we were, are and will be, everything we knew, know and can know. When we decide to understand the universe as a whole, new truths come to light, and unexp..

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30-Second Weather: The 50 most significant phenomena and events, each explained in half a minute

If you only have 30 seconds, there is time - using this book - to make sense of the science behind the seeming vagaries of the weather, the controversies, predictions and forecasts for climate change ..

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50 Ideas You Really Need to Know About Maths

Who invented zero? Why 60 seconds in a minute? How big is infinity? Where do parallel lines meet? And can a butterfly's wings really cause a storm on the far side of the world? In 50 Maths Ideas You R..

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Have you ever looked at a car and wondered how it worked? Maybe an airplane piqued your curiosity, or the arches of a particular building, or maybe a piece of technology that you handle daily, such as..

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A Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion

Despite 21st-century fears of a modern 'epidemic' of loneliness, its history has been sorely neglected. A Biography of Loneliness is the first history of its kind to be published in English, offering ..

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Adam Spencer's Numberland

Australia's funniest mathematician returns in 2019 with more rollicking romps through the world of science, technology, numbers and all things nerdy. This terrific new fully illustrated title follows ..

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Adventures of Alexander von Hunboldt, The

Meet Alexander von Humboldt: the great lost scientist, visionary, thinker and daring explorer; the man who first predicted climate change, who has more things named after him than anyone else (includi..

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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem. We think of empathy - the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourselves - as the ultimate source of all good behaviour..

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All That Remains

Professor Dame Sue Black discusses the subject she grapples with every day - Death - bringing her unique perspective to the multitudinous circumstances in which life is lost. From the painful grieving..

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All the Ghosts in the Machine

'As charming and touching as it is astute and insightful' Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of IRRESISTABLE and DRUNK TANK PINK Seen any ghosts on your smartphone lately? ..

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Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body

ANATOMY: EXPLORING THE HUMAN BODY is a visually compelling survey of more than 5,000 years of image-making. Through 300 remarkable works, selected and curated by an international panel of anatomists, ..

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Angina Monologues, The

The Angina Monologues speeds from the transporting of a donor's heart up the motorway hard shoulder, to cautionary stories of excessive intervention gone awry in US hospitals, to a traumatic trip to b..

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Antibiotic Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine

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Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter's Wolf: How the elements were named

The iconic Periodic Table of the Elements is probably in its most satisfactory, elegant form it will ever have. This is because all the 'gaps' corresponding to missing elements in the seventh row, or..

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition

This is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the `space hardware' that made it all possible. This manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modu..

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Apollo 11:  Inside Story

'Terrific and enthralling' - New Scientist Fifty years ago, in July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the Moon, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step on to its surface..

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Apollo 11: The Inside Story

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, David Whitehouse brings you the inside story of the astronauts, NASA engineers and political rivals that brought an end to the Spa..

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Apollo: The Mission to Land a Man on the Moon

Apollo is a survey of the Apollo missions and the impact touching the moon had on society. This year marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. When his famous..

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Are Numbers Real?: The Uncanny Relationships Between Maths and the Physical World

Have you ever wondered what humans did before numbers existed? How they organized their lives, traded goods, or kept track of their treasures? What would your life be like without them? Numbers began ..

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Art of Statistics, The

How can statistics help us understand the world? Can we come to reliable conclusions when data is imperfect? How is statistics changing in the age of data science? Statistics has played a le..

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Artificial Intelligence

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Artificial Intelligence is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction tointelligent machines and the humans that program them. Written by computer scie..

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Artificial Intelligence: Modern Magic or Dangerous Future?

Artificial intelligence has long been a mainstay of science fiction and increasingly it feels as if AI is entering our everyday lives, with technology like Apple's Siri now prominent, and self-driving..

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Ask an Ocean Explorer

'Our everyday lives are connected to the deep ocean in ways we seldom realise.' Between these pages is everything you need to know about our oceans, explained in 25 questions. ..

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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, treating those children he deemed capable of participating fully in society. Depicted as c..

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Astrobiology: The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe

It's one of the most important and fascinating questions human beings can ponder, and astrobiology is the emerging field of science that tries to answer it. Astronomer Rhodri Evans gives an exper..

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Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a..

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Astronomy Book

Explore the world of astronomy with key quotes and bold graphics to illustrate over 100 of the universe's biggest ideas.The Astronomy Book is an exciting voyage of discovery through the cosmos. Ventur..

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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: A Visual Guide

Take a tour of the Universe, from the 150km impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a 643kmph swirling storm that started in the 1600s. This stunningly illustrated slipcase is la..

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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: A Beginner's Journey Through the Cosmos

In this enthralling cosmic journey through space and time, astrophysicist Jillian Scudder locates our home planet within its own 'family tree'. Our parent the Earth and its sibling planets in our sola..

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