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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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117 Things You Should F*#king Know About Your World

Did you know your irises are lying to you and all human eyes are actually brown? Want to know the absolute worst way to die, according to science? Did you know that a smoking ps..

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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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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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2021 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 2021. Diagrams drawn for the latitude of..

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30-Second Astronomy

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30-Second Data Science

30-Second Data Scienceis the quickest way to discover how data is a driving force not just in the big issues, such as climate change and healthcare, but in our daily lives. Data science is an entirel..

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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 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 Numbers: The 50 key topics for understanding numbers and how we use them

The successful 30-Second series tackles numbers, with experts on maths and data demystifying the essential numerical topics. We know that we use numbers pretty often, some of us confidently, others re..

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30-Second Zoology: The 50 most fundamental categories and concepts from the study of animal life

Endowed with abundant water, extraordinary ecoystems, varied climates and biomes, our planet is teeming with creatures, great and small. What produced this rich diversity? How have so many species for..

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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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A History of the Universe in 21 Stars: (and 3 Imposters)

'Watch the stars, and from them learn' - advice from Albert Einstein, a chap who knew a thing or two. But where do you even start? Look up on a clear, dark evening and you'll be confronted by thousand..

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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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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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Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Tenth Anniversary Edition

A tenth anniversary edition of the iconic book about the wonderful world of maths Sunday Times bestseller | Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize The world of maths can seem mind-bogg..

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Alignment Problem: How Can Machines Learn Human Values, The

Artificial intelligence is rapidly dominating every aspect of our modern lives influencing the news we consume, whether we get a mortgage, and even which friends wish us happy birthday. But as algorit..

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Am I Dreaming?: The Science of Altered States, from Psychedelics to Virtual Reality, and Beyond

When a computer goes wrong, we are told to turn it off and on again. In Am I Dreaming?, science journalist James Kingsland reveals how the human brain is remarkably similar. By rebooting our hard-wire..

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Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

You know how it is when you go under. The jab, the countdown, the- -and then you wake. This book is about what happens in between. Until a hundred and seventy years ago many people chose d..

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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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Ancient Bones: Unearthing the astonishing new story of how we became human

A leading palaeontologist discovers the missing link in human evolution. Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine B hme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover..

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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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Anti-vaxxers

Vaccines are a documented success story, one of the most successful public health interventions in history. Yet there is a vocal anti-vaccination movement, featuring celebrity activists (including Ken..

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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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Art of NASA: The Illustrations That Sold the Missions, The

Formed in 1958, NASA has long maintained a department of visual artists to depict the concepts and technologies created in humankind's quest to explore the final frontier. Culled from a carefull..

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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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Astronomical: From Quarks to Quasars, the Science of Space at its Strangest

Space is the biggest, oldest, hottest, coldest, strangest thing a human can study. It's no surprise then, that the weirdest facts in science (not to mention the weirdest scientists themselves) are fou..

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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 9

From the number one Astronomy publisher, a beautiful astrophotography book, showcasing the most spectacular space photography, taken from locations across the globe. Marvel at the wonders of the unive..

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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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Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

With his "deeply informed and compassionate book...Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a `moral imperative' [for doctors] to do right by their patients" (New York Journal of Books).The first book for the ..

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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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Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist argues that beauty is the fundamental organizing principle for the entire universe In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that be..

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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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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

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Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to The Martian,  Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet

Mars has been a source of fascination and speculation ever since the Ancient Sumerians observed its blood-red hue and named it for their god of war and plague. But it wasn't until 1877, when "canals" ..

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Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

'Fascinating' - Brian Cox, Mail on Sunday Books of the Year Where are we? Who are we? Do our beliefs, hopes and dreams hold any significance out there in the void? Can human purpose and meaning ever f..

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Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech's Race for the Future of Food

A fast-paced, gripping insider account of the global race to be the first company to put a lab-produced meat product on the market, and to enact the biggest upheaval to the food business in decades ..

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Blind Watchmaker, The

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 di..

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Book of Unexplained Mysteries, The

Everybody loves a good mystery and sometimes the questions can be more interesting than the answers. Will Pearson investigates twenty unique mysteries with their broad spectrum of strangeness. S..

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Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

The phenomenon of neuroplasticity - the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience - is the most important development in our understanding of ..

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Brain: The Story of You

'This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.' Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman on a whistle-stop tour of the inner cosmos. It's a journey that..

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Breaking & Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion & burnout

'One of the most beautiful books you will ever read' - Kate Mosse In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots. We walk with..

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Breaking and Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion and burnout

'A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I..

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Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer, The

New York Times bestselling author Charles Graeber tells the astonishing story of the group of scientists working on a code that can enable the human immune system to fight - and perhaps even cure - ca..

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: Puzzle Edition

NEW LIMITED EDITION OF THE SUNDAY TIMES No.1 BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and -..

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - wit..

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Brief History of Mathematical Thought: Key Concepts and Where They Come from

Mathematics is a product of human culture which has developed along with our attempts to comprehend the world around us. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought, Luke Heaton explores how the langua..

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