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How the Zebra Got its Stripes: And Other Darwinian Just So Stories

Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are zebras striped? Why are buffalo herds broadly democratic while elephants prefer dictatorships? What explains the architectural brilliance of the termite m..

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How the Zebra Got its Stripes: Tales from the Weird and Wonderful World of Evolution

Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are zebras striped? Why are buffalo herds broadly democratic while elephants prefer dictatorships? What explains the architectural brilliance of the termite m..

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How Things Work 2nd Edition: An Illustrated Guide to the Mechanics Behind the World Around Us

Have you ever looked at a car and wondered how it worked? Maybe an airplane piqued your curiosity, or the arches of a particular building, or maybe a piece of technology that you handle daily, such as..

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How To

For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. HOW TO is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly i..

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How to Bake Pi: Easy Recipes for Understanding Complex Maths

Mobius bagels, Euclid's flourless chocolate cake and apple pi - this is maths, but not as you know it. In How to Bake Pi, mathematical crusader and star baker Eugenia Cheng has rustled up a batch of d..

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How to be Human: Consciousness, Language and 48 More Things that Make You You
How to Be Human: The Manual

In How to be a Human, Ruby Wax tries to come up with some answers to that niggling question about who we are. With the input of a monk (an expert on our inner lives) and a neuroscientist (an expert on..

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How to Build a Universe: An Infinite Monkey Cage Adventure

From the hosts of the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme comes this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels - a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from..

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How to Build a Universe: From the Big Bang to the End of Universe

From the first particles of matter and atomic building-blocks to hydrogen fusion, large galaxies and supermassive black holes, with a healthy dose of history and fun facts to glue everything together,..

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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" ..

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How to Code a Human

What is a genetic superhero and could you be one? Is all your DNA important or is a load of it just junk? Can genetics inform your love life, your mental health and your ability to grow a tail? How to..

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How to Fly A Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

WINNER OF THE 800-CEO-READ BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015. In the vein of Susan Cain's QUIET and Malcolm Gladwell's DAVID AND GOLIATH, HOW TO FLY A HORSE is a smart, empowering book that dispels the m..

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How to Grow a Human

A cutting-edge examination of what it means to be human and to have a 'self' in the face of new scientific developments in genetic editing, cloning and neural downloading. After seeing his own ..

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How to Invent Everything: Rebuild All of Civilization (with 96% fewer catastrophes this time)

'How to Invent Everything is such a cool book' -- Randall Munroe Get ready to make history better... on the second try. Imagine you are stranded in the past (your time machine has broken)..

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How to Live in Space

How to Live in Space is the ultimate guide to your future life in space. Physicist and astronomer Colin Stuart takes you through the training process, examines the practicalities of everyday life and ..

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How to Make a Spaceship

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Space Flight

This is an afterword by professor Stephen Hawking: "Reads like a thriller - and reveals many secrets...one of the great entrepreneurial stories of our time". (Washington Post). From the age of eight, ..

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How to Predict Everything: The Formula Transforming What We Know About Life and the Universe

How do you predict something that has never happened before? There's a useful calculation being employed by Wall Street, Silicon Valley and maths professors all over the world, and it predi..

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How to Read the Weather

There's nothing the British love more than discussing the weather and debating what it's going to do next. This handy-sized guide explains what causes the weather and easy ways to make your own foreca..

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How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

A Sunday Times 'Must Read' book 'Jam-packed with information, this book will fascinate sailors, fishers, birders, naturalists, hikers, and anyone interested in the natural world.' - Forbes 'This stu..

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How to Speak Science: Gravity, relativity and other ideas that were crazy until proven brilliant

How do magnets work? What is the theory of relativity all about? Is light made of waves or particles? And how on earth can a levitating goat teach us about atomic structure? In this age..

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How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS

The riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grass-roots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scien..

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How We'll Live on Mars

Part of the TED series: How We'll Live on Mars It sounds like science fiction, but award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. We'll need to..

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Human Body Book, The

An all-in-one illustrated guide to human anatomy with encyclopedic coverage from bones and muscles to systems and processes. This in-depth manual to the human body's physical structure, chemical worki..

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Human Body in Minutes

A concise and illuminating tour of the human body - learn about how our bodies work and why they work the way they do, in minutes. From the basic unit of the cell, through the tissues and organs that ..

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Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control

Creating superior intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, according to the world's pre-eminent AI expert, it could also be the last. In this groundbreaking book ..

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Human Kind: A Doctor's Stories From The Heart Of Medicine, The

Everyone gets to be a patient sooner or later. Almost everyone has some experience of being misunderstood by doctors; encounters with difficult doctors; of relationships burdened with mutual bafflemen..

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Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life

A cutting-edge new book that reveals how foreign microbes might actually be good for us, contrary to past belief. The microorganisms that we have sought to eliminate have been supporting our ancestors..

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Human Universe

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can ..

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Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid it. This is because mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills' - it never ..

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Hunt for Vulcan: How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe

In 1859, the brilliant scientist Urbain LeVerrier discovered that the planet Mercury has a wobble, that its orbit shifts over time. His explanation was that there had to be an unseen planet circling e..

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I am a Strange Loop

Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selv..

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us..

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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYour body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's ..

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I Think You'll Find it's a Bit More Complicated Than That

The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma. In 'Bad Science', Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the ..

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I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes Us Human

'Funny, honest and heart-warming.' - Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive 'Clever, witty and wise. It's very revealing about the psychology of comedians - and the rest of us.' -..

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Ice: Nature and Culture

Ice has played a prominent role in the history of the earth and its living communities for millennia. We have had fun with and on ice, battled over ice, imagined ice, struggled with ice and made money..

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Ideas Industry, The: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas

The concept of the "public intellectual" has a rich and colorful history. It began in the early twentieth century, when the new mass media catapulted intellectuals who were able to write for the gener..

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Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up to

Why do you lose arguments with people who know much less than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing...but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find your..

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Ignorance: How It Drives Science

Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance-not knowledge-that is the true engine of science. Most of us have a false impression of science as..

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Illumanatomy

Look inside the human body with the magic three-colour lens in this follow up to the internationally best-selling Illuminature. X-ray the body from head to toe and discover how your body works. Use th..

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Illustrated Brief History Of Time, The

This is Stephen Hawking's updated, expanded and illustrated edition of his celebrated work which includes the most recent developments in the field, many of which were forecast by him. At the same tim..

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Imaginary Tale, An: The Story of -1

Today complex numbers have such widespread practical use--from electrical engineering to aeronautics--that few people would expect the story behind their derivation to be filled with adventure and eni..

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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells-taken without her knowledge-became ..

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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: TV Tie-in

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, NOW AN HBO FILM STARRING OPRAH WINFREY & ROSE BYRNE "No dead woman has done more for the living ...A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book" Hilary Mantel, The G..

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Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You

The human body is like an exceedingly well-fortified castle, defended by billions of soldiers - some live for less than a day, others remember battles for decades, but all are essential in protecting ..

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Improbable Destinies: How Predictable is Evolution?

'One of the best books on evolutionary biology for a broad readership ever written' Edward O. Wilson A dazzling tour of evolution in action that sheds light on one of the greatest debates in scie..

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In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate The World

In Miniature is a delightful, entertaining and illuminating investigation into our peculiar fascination with making things small, and what small things tell us about the world at large. Here you ..

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In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate The World

In Miniature takes a big look at small things. It is a celebration of the obsessive, eccentric and meticulous, and welcomes us into the world of collectors, modellers and fans. Simon Garfield is a mas..

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In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves

In an age of unprecedented exploration and innovation, our oceans remain largely unknown, and endlessly fascinating: full of mystery, danger, beauty, and inspiration. Bill Streever-a longtime deep-sea..

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In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it's good for us

Walking upright on two feet is a uniquely human skill. It defines us as a species. It enabled us to walk out of Africa and to spread as far as Alaska and Australia. It freed our hands and freed o..

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