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(Very) Short History of Life On Earth, A: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters

For billions of years, Earth was an inhospitably alien place - covered with churning seas, slowly crafting its landscape by way of incessant volcanic eruptions, the atmosphere in a constant state of c..

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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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2022 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere:  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 2022. Diagrams drawn for the latitude of southe..

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2023 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere

The ideal gift for all amateur and seasoned astronomers. A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering Ja..

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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 Ecology: 50 key concepts and challenges, each explained in half a minute

Whether you're looking to save the planet or learn more about your local environment, 30-Second Ecology introduces you to the diversity, behaviours and challenges within our ecosystem. Part of the 30-..

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30-Second Oceans: 50 key ideas about the sea's importance to life on earth

Oceans cover two thirds of the Earth's surface and are the driving force behind our weather systems, taking warm and cold water around the globe. Understanding solar radiation, currents, and rising se..

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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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Age of AI: And Our Human Future, The

An A.I. that learned to play chess discovered moves that no human champion would have conceived of. Driverless cars edge forward at red lights, just like impatient humans, and so far, nobody can ..

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Ageless:  New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old

'A stunner ... If you haven't got this book in your house, I don't know why' Chris Evans 'A startling wake-up call . . . Writing with the vim of a Bill Bryson and the technical knowledge of a sci..

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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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Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Like Leadership and Self-Deception, The Arbinger Institute's first book, The Anatomy of Peace has become a worldwide phenomenon-not because of a media blitz, mov..

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Ancient DNA: The Making of a Celebrity Science

The untold story of the rise of a new scientific field, ancient DNA research, and how Jurassic Park and popular media influenced its development Ancient DNA research-the recovery of genetic mate..

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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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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 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

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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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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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Beat of Life: A surgeon reveals the secrets of the heart, The

The heart is our most important - and perhaps most mysterious - organ. Every day it pumps 9000 litres of blood and beats around 100,000 times. But the heart is more than just a pump. In all majo..

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Before the Big Bang:  Origin of Our Universe from the Multiverse

Beyond the Big Bang presents a new cutting-edge theory from a pioneering scientist about the origins of our universe.Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton takes the reader through a brief history of ideas ..

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2017 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 'Awe-inspiringa You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think o..

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Behind Deep Blue: Building the Computer That Defeated the World Chess Champion

The riveting quest to construct the machine that would take on the world's greatest human chess player-told by the man who built it On May 11, 1997, millions worldwide heard news of a stunning vi..

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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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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the bound..

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Being You: A New Science of Consciousness

Consciousness is the great unsolved mystery in our scientific understanding of the brain. Somewhere, somehow, inscribed in the brain is everything that makes you you. But how do we grasp what happens ..

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Below the Edge of Darkness:  Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea

An exhilarating underwater exploration for readers wanting to recapture their sense of wonder Edith Widder grew up wanting to become a marine biologist. But after complications from surgery cause..

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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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Blue Wonder: Why the Sea Glows, Fish Sing, and Other Astonishing Insights from the Ocean

An intimate account of the beauty and mystery of the ocean, including why, with each breath, we are inextricably linked to its 'blue wonder' Astonishing events occur beneath the sea: a mysterious..

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Books do Furnish a Life: An electrifying celebration of science writing

A new anthology of the internationally best-selling science writer's work, bringing together his writing about some of the most important science literature of our age to explore its key themes. Inclu..

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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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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 Black Holes, A: And why nearly everything you know about them is wrong

The Moon goes around the Earth, the Earth goes around the Sun, the Sun goes around the centre of the Milky Way: a supermassive black hole. As you read this you are currently orbiting a black hole. Mon..

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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 History of Timekeeping:  Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks

You only need to press the snooze button on your alarm a bit too often to understand the importance of good timekeeping. What you might not know is that the need to tell the time connects you to over ..

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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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Can You Solve My Problems?: A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles

Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems. Here are 125 of the world's best brainteasers from..

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