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Spinning Magnet, The

Many times through deep history Earth's magnetic poles have switched places, leaving our planet's protective shield weaker and life vulnerable to devastating solar storms. The last time it happened wa..

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Spook : Science Tackles the Afterlife

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Star Almanac 2020

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Star Almanac 2021

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Stargazer

Stargazer takes you through constellations one-by-one, linking them together as you progress using easy-to-follow star routes that guide you across the celestial sphere. Adapted carefully for the sout..

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Stars of the Southern Skies Star Chart

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Story of Codes, The

From the Bible code to the Voynich manuscript, from subtly altered hieroglyphs carved into ancient Egyptian monuments to clues hidden in Renaissance paintings, we are surrounded by mysterious codes be..

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Story of Mathematics

You can't present the history of art without pictures; equally equations are central to any history of mathematics. Spanning 4,000 years of civilisation, The Story of Mathematics describes tw..

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Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind

An transdisciplinary exploration of narrative not just as a target for interpretation but also as a means for making sense of experience itself. With Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind, David ..

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Stranger in the Mirror: The Scientific Search for the Self

Who are we? Where is the boundary between us and everything else? Are we all multiple personalities? And how can we control who we become? From distinguished psychologist Robert Levine comes this..

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Sun: One Thousand Years of Scientific Imagery, The

A fascinating and informative look at studies of the Sun throughout history, beautifully illustrated with images from the Science Museum's collection -The combination of historic and modern studies an..

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Superbugs

Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resis..

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Superheavy: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table

Creating an element is no easy feat. It's the equivalent of firing six trillion bullets a second at a needle in a haystack, hoping the bullet and needle somehow fuse together, then catching it in less..

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Superhuman

Sunday Times Book of the Year This is a book about what it feels like to be exceptional - and what it takes to get there. Why can some people achieve greatness when others can't, no matter ..

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Superior: The Return of Race Science

Financial Times Book of the Year Telegraph Top 50 Books of the Year Guardian Book of the Year New Statesman Book of the Year 'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do wi..

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Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman

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Surgery - The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts Through the Evidence

A senior surgeon suggests that many commonly performed operations are not necessary and that any benefits they offer are a placebo. For many complaints and conditions the benefits from surgery are low..

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Symphony in C

An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth. Carbon. It's in the fibres in your hair, the timbers in your walls, the food that you eat and the ..

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Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth. Carbon. It is the building block of every cell that makes up every living thing. It is the essenti..

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Talk: The Science of Conversation

We spend much of our days talking. Yet we know little about the conversational engine that drives our everyday lives. We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we realize, yet are sedu..

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Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life, The

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction and A New York Times Notable Book of 2018. Our understanding of the `tree of life', with powerful implications for human genetics, human heal..

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That One Patient: Doctors' Stories of the Patients Who Changed Their Lives Forever

THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER For every doctor there is that one patient, whose story touches them in a way they didn't expect, changing their entire outlook on life. This inspiring and deeply mo..

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The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them

There's so much we don't know about what lies deep beneath the ocean's surface - and the time to find out is growing increasingly precious . . . Professor Alex Rogers is one of the world's ..

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The Dinosaur Artist: obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy

In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering- 'a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton?. In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete T. bataar - a close cousin to the more-famous T...

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The Nature of Life and Death: Every Body Leaves a Trace

A riveting blend of science writing and true-crime narrative that explores the valuable but often shocking interface between crime and nature--and the secrets each can reveal about the other--from a p..

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The Perils of Perception: Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything

Do you eat too much sugar? Is violence in the world increasing or decreasing? What proportion of your country are Muslim? What does it cost to raise a child? How much do we need to save for retirement..

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The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

* Shall we take an umbrella... or evacuate the city? The Weather Machine is about a miraculous-but-overlooked invention that helps us through our daily lives - and sometimes saves them - by allowing..

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Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies for Giant Leaps in Work and Life

Named a "must read" by Susan Cain, "endlessly fascinating" by Daniel Pink, and "bursting with practical insights" by Adam Grant. In this accessible and practical book, Ozan Varol reveals nine sim..

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This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

Drawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, This Explains Everything will revolutionize your understanding of the world. What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation? Th..

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This is Planet Earth: Your ultimate guide to the world we call home

The ancient Greeks called it Gaia; the Romans Terra. We know it simply as Earth, the planet we call home. And what a planet it is. Formed around 4.6 billion years ago from the debris of the..

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Time Tamed

For more than 25,000 years, mankind has sought to understand and measure the passing of time, in the process creating some of the most remarkable and beautiful timepieces. Now, in Nicholas Foulkes's l..

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Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

Why an awareness of Earth's temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survival Few of us have any conception of the enormous timescales in our planet's long history, and this narrow perspecti..

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Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed with Time

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven ha..

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Too Big to Walk: The New Science of Dinosaurs

Ever since Jurassic Park we thought we knew how dinosaurs lived their lives. In this remarkable new book, Brian J. Ford reveals that dinosaurs were, in fact, profoundly different from what we believe,..

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Total Skywatcher's Manual: 275+ Skills and Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, and Beyond

For stargazers, comet-spotters and planet-seekers looking to enhance your deep sky knowledge and observations - this is your quintessential guide. The Total Skywatcher's Manual will help you choose th..

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Toxic Farts, Brain-Eating Amoebas, Mosquito Assassins & More: 297 Terrifying Ways Nature is Trying to Murder You

Why does nature try to kill us? In the same way that humans "thin the herd" when a particular group of animals grow too dense or too expansive for their habitat, nature tries make sure we live in bala..

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Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time

Humans now live longer and better than ever before, and we are the most populous big animal on earth. Meanwhile, our closest living relatives, the now-endangered chimpanzees, continue to live as they ..

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Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922 - 1923

Albert Einstein's travel diary to the Far East and Middle East In the fall of 1922, Albert Einstein, along with his then-wife, Elsa Einstein, embarked on a five-and-a-half-month voyage to the Far..

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Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation

Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. For years, the engineering genius was relegated to relative obscurity, his contributions to humanity (we are told) obscured by..

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Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots

'Illuminating, witty and written with a wide open mind' Sunday Times The idea of the seductive sex robot is the stuff of myth, legend and science fiction. From the myth of Laodamia in Ancient Gre..

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Under the Knife: A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations

'This is history with a surgeon's touch: deft, incisive and sometimes excruciatingly bloody' The Sunday Times 'Utterly eccentric and riveting' Mail on Sunday 'Eye-opening and, frequently, e..

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Understand Science: Teach Yourself

The ability to understand science as a totality - matter, space, energy, life, weather, information and the future - will enhance your understanding of all the challenges facing humanity, as well as a..

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Unexplained: Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast'

'A grisly treat' Financial Times on the podcast Based on the 'world's spookiest podcast' of the same name comes UNEXPLAINED: a book of ten real-life mysteries which might be best left unexp..

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Universal: A Journey Through the Cosmos

'Inspirational' Buzz AldrinWhen exactly did life begin? What really happened during the big bang - and before it? Is the universe expanding? Is dark matter real? Do we live in one of many worlds? Wh..

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Universe from Nothing

Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the biggest philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? W..

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Universe Manual

Universe Owners' Workshop Manual addresses themes in astronomy over the last few hundred years by which we came to understand the origin and evolution of the universe at large, the processes by which ..

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Universe Speaks in Numbers, The: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets

Searching for the fundamental laws of the universe, physicists have found themselves developing ambitious mathematical ideas. But without observation and experiment as their guide, are they now doing ..

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Universe, The

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Universe:  Definitive Visual Guide

Marvel at the wonders of the Universe, from stars and planets to black holes and nebulae, in this exploration of our solar system and beyond. Universe opens with a look at astronomy and the histo..

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Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World - Midi format

Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by - the beauty and my..

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Unnatural Causes

'The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead can speak . . .' Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK's foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may..

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