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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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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Age of Wonder : How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books, Richard Holmes's dazzling portrait of the age of great scientific discovery is a groundbreaking achiev..

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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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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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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 Statistics: Learning from Data, The

Every day in the news, we are confronted with a mind-bending range of statistics about the economy, health, unemployment and more, and this information overload has only increased in the wake of the b..

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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