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2024 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

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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50 Math Tricks That Will Change Your Life: Mentally Solve the Impossible in Seconds

Insane Number Hacks For Curious Adults And Daring Students! In this epic book, you'll uncover 50 unbelievable ways you can manipulate numbers to solve equations, word problems and brain teasers ..

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50 Quantum Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know

In a series of 50 accessible essays, Joanne Baker introduces and explains the fundamental physical concepts and laws that govern the inner workings of our universe. From Schrodinger's cat t..

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

'Exhilaratingly whizzes through billions of years . . . Gee is a marvellously engaging writer, juggling humour, precision, polemic and poetry to enrich his impossibly telescoped account . . . [making]..

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A Book of Noises: Notes on the Auraculous

Sound shapes our world in invisible but significant ways, and here Caspar Henderson brings his characteristic curiosity, knowledge and sense of wonder to the subject to take us on an exhilarating jour..

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A Brief History of Black Holes: And why nearly everything you know about them is wrong

In A Brief History of Black Holes, award-winning University of Oxford researcher Dr Becky Smethurst charts five hundred years of scientific breakthroughs in astronomy and astrophysics. Right now..

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A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters

Harvard's acclaimed geologist "charts Earth's history in accessible style" (AP) "A sublime chronicle of our planet." -Booklist, STARRED review How well do you know the ground beneath your fe..

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A Brief History of Intelligence: Why the Evolution of the Brain Holds the Key to the Future of AI

A Brief History of Intelligence bridges the gap between AI and neuroscience by telling the evolutionary story of how the brain came to be. The entirety of the human brain's 4-billion-year story can..

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A City on Mars: Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through?

From the bestselling authors of Soonish, a brilliant and hilarious off-world investigation into space settlement Earth is not well. The promise of starting life anew somewhere far, far away - no ..

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A Cultural History of Physics

While the physical sciences are a continuously evolving source of technology and of understanding about our world, they have become so specialized and rely on so much prerequisite knowledge that for m..

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A Natural History of the Future: What the Laws of Biology Tell Us About the Destiny of the Human Species

Over the past century, our species has made unprecedented technological innovations with which we have sought to control nature. In A Natural History of the Future, biologist Rob Dunn argues that such..

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A Year in Numbers: 365 Astonishing Maths Facts

Did you know: -Only around 100 people have ever lived beyond a million hours (that's about 114 years) -Around 7% of everyone who has ever lived is currently alive -The '12 days of Christmas' son..

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Accidental: The Greatest (Unintentional) Science Breakthroughs and How They Changed The World

We may imagine that science is a process of breakthroughs and light bulb moments. But in reality, science goes wrong 99% of the time. Almost every idea a scientist comes up with is quickly ..

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Algorithmic Thinking, 2nd Edition: A Problem-Based Introduction

Get in the game and learn essential computer algorithms by solving competitive programming problems, in the fully revised second edition of the bestselling original. (Still no math required!) Kno..

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Alien Earths: Planet Hunting in the Cosmos

The world expert explains how we hunt new planets, then search them to find if we're alone in the universe For thousands of years, humans have wondered whether we're alone in the cosmos. Now, for..

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All In The Mind

Inspiring and transformational stories from the forefront of brain science -- from the popular ABC Radio program and podcast Understanding the human mind remains one of the most alluring chal..

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All That is Wicked: The 'Victorian Hannibal Lecter' and the Race to Decode the Criminal Mind

'A master-class in bringing history to life, in all its creepy, twisted glory' - Karen Kilgariff, co-host of My Favorite Murder podcast Rulloff was a brilliant yet utterly amoral murderer - some ..

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All Through the Night: Why Our Lives Depend on Dark Skies

Why darkness is so important - to plants, to animals, and to ourselves - and why we must protect it all costs. Darkness is the first thing we know in our human existence. Safe and warm inside the b..

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Anaximander: And the Nature of Science

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Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory

Discover your body's neural pathways to calmness, safety, and connection. An intense conversation, a spat with a partner, or even an obnoxious tweet-these situations aren't life-or-death, yet we..

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And Finally: A Neurosurgeon's Reflections on Life

From the No.1 bestselling author of Do No Harm, an unflinching and deeply personal exploration of death, life and what matters in the end. From the No.1 bestselling author of Do No Harm, an entra..

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Around the Ocean in 80 Fish and other Sea Life

This is an inspiring tour of the world's oceans and 80 of its most notable inhabitants. Beautifully illustrated, the book includes fascinating stories of the fish, shellfish and other sea life that ha..

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Around the World in 80 Games: A mathematician unlocks the secrets of the greatest games

'Brilliantly clear and captivating prose' Stephen Fry An award-winning mathematician explores the maths behind the games we love and why we love to play them. Where should you move first in Con..

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Astrobiology: An Introduction

Exploring the potential for extraterrestrial life and the origins of our own planet, this comprehensive introduction to astrobiology is updated with the latest findings. Informed by the discoveri..

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Atoms and Ashes: From Bikini Atoll to Fukushima

Baillie-Gifford award-winner Serhii Plokhy's illuminating exploration of the atomic age through the history of six nuclear disasters In 2011, a 43-foot-high tsunami crashed into a nuclear power p..

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Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, the Groundbreaking Meditation Practice

This groundbreaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice. Aware provides practical instruction ..

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Bad Data: How Governments, Politicians and the Rest of Us Get Misled by Numbers

Not all statistics are created equal. Take a look behind the scenes and you'll discover that even most official data isn't the solid bedrock we think it is. It's patchy, inconsistent, full of guesswor..

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Basic AI: A Human Guide to Artificial Intelligence

In Basic AI, leading futurist David L. Shrier delves deep into the rapidly advancing world of artificial intelligence, delivering fascinating insights and exploring the impact this powerful technology..

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Basic Metaverse: How Virtual Worlds Will Change Our Reality and What You Can Do to Unlock Their Potential

What is the metaverse? Quite simply, it's a digital platform to help people collaborate, work and play in new ways, in an immersive 3D environment. In Basic Metaverse, leading futurist Dav..

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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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Being Human: How our biology shaped world history

A unique reframing of human history as shaped by our physical abilities and limitations - by the Sunday Times-bestselling author of Origins Being Human is history made flesh. It will change the w..

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Best American Science And Nature Writing 2022, The

A collection of the best science and nature articles written in 2021, selected by guest editor renowned marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and series editor Jaime Green. Dr. Ayana Eliz..

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Beyond DNA: How Epigenetics is Transforming our Understanding of Evolution

Uncover how a new approach to epigenetics affects the basis for our understanding of evolutionary biology Beyond DNA is a journey through uncharted territory, advancing new ways of thinking about..

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Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement

A revelatory and vibrant story of measurement which will make you look at the world around you anew. 'A wildly ambitious book by a formidably talented young writer.' - ROBERT MACFARLANE '..

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Beyond the Hype: Inside Science's Biggest Media Scandals from Climategate to Covid

Do you remember the 'Climategate' email leak? Or the 'Frankenfoods'- style headlines about the perils of GM foods? What about the time the government sacked its own science advisor for challenging dru..

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Big Bang of Numbers, The : How to Build the Universe Using Only Maths

Picture yourself at a starting point before anything exists - no matter, no cosmos, not even empty space. Your task is to create the universe, but all you have to work with is, quite literally, "nothi..

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Biomimetics: How Lessons from Nature can Transform Technology

Biomimetics literally means emulating biology - and in a broader sense the term covers technological advances where the original inspiration came from nature. The Earth is a vast laboratory where the ..

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Black Swan : The Impact of the Highly Improbable

What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us ab..

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Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes Our World

Earth is home to a huge story that is rarely told - that of our ocean. Not the fish or the dolphins, but the massive ocean engine itself- what it does, why it works, and the many ways it has influence..

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Blue: The Science and Secrets of Nature's Rarest Color

Search human history and you'll quickly conclude that we've been enamored of blue at least since the pharaohs. So, it's startling to turn to the realms of nature and discover that "true" blue is truly..

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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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Breath: New Science of a Lost Art

No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbein..

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Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus

The definitive story of the worldwide scientific quest to decipher the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, trace its source, and make possible the vaccines to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. 'A luminous, passio..

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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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Cloudspotter's Guide

'The clouds are nature's poetry, and the most egalitarian of her displays, since everyone has an equally fantastic view of them. Clouds are for dreamers, and their contemplation benefits the soul. Yet..

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Co-Intelligence: Living and Working with AI

From Wharton professor and author of the One Useful Thing Substack, comes an urgent and definitive playbook for working, learning and living in the new age of AI. For fans of Kevin Kelly, Ray Kurzweil..

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Dance of the Photons: Einstein, Entanglement and Quantum Teleportation

A Nobel Laureate explains quantum entanglement and teleportation and why Einstein was wrong about the nature of reality What is the true nature of reality? To find out, Nobel Laureate Anton Zeili..

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Dark Matter: The New Science of the Microbiome

A groundbreaking tour through the past, present and future of human ecology, from a world expert on the microbiome The microbiome comprises the vast genetic universe of bacteria, yeasts, viruses ..

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Death As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal

A dazzling follow-up to Life As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal. 'We would love to discover that each species has a biological clock in its cells, because, if that clock existed and if we were..

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Deep Water: The Story of the Evolution of Our Seas and Oceans

What lies beneath the surface of the ocean has mystified humankind for millennia. We have explored more of the surface of the Moon than we have of the deep sea. From vampire squid to giant spider..

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Diamonds Everywhere: Awe-inspiring astronomy discoveries

Answers to the mysteries of the cosmos for inquiring minds. Explore the entire cosmos in 101 fascinating topics - from mind-blowing numbers, astonishing sights, to strange-but-true discoveries an..

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