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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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10 Short Lessons in Time Travel

'10 Short Lessons in Time Travel lucidly sums up the essential parts of this fascinating subject.' John Gribbin ________________________ In Ten Short Lessons in Time Travel, Brian Clegg takes u..

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100 Science Discoveries That Changed the World

Arranged in chronological order from the early Greek mathematicians, Euclid and Archimedes through to present-day Nobel Prize winners, 100 Science Discoveries That Changed the World charts the great b..

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1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think

Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to today's cutting-edge thinkers, 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for everyone with a curio..

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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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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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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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30-Second Biochemistry:  50 vital processes in and around living organisms, each explained in half a minute

30-Second Biochemistry takes 50 of the most significant ideas relating to the study of the chemical processes connected to living organisms, simplifying each concept using just 300 words and one pictu..

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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 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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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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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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About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks

A horological history of human civilisation, told through twelve world-changing clocks Since the dawn of civilization, we have kept time. But time has always been against us. From the city sundia..

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After : Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond

The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness. What happens when we die? 10% of people..

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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: 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Atlas of Forecasts: Modeling and Mapping Desirable Futures

Forecasting the future with advanced data models and visualizations. To envision and create the futures we want, society needs an appropriate understanding of the likely impact of alternative act..

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Autobiography of Nikola Tesla and Other Works

Who was Nikola Tesla? Find out in this comprehensive volume that includes Tesla's autobiography and scientific writings, as well as other works that examine his life and career in detail. Nikola ..

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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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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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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 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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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

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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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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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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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Blue: A Scientist's Search for Nature's Rarest Colour

A globe-trotting quest to find blue in the natural world - and to understand our collective obsession with this bewitching colour. Blue is a rare colour - natural blue, that is. From morpho..

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Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we..

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Body, The : A Guide for Occupants

In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions..

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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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