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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: 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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Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

With his "deeply informed and compassionate book...Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a `moral imperative' [for doctors] to do right by their patients" (New York Journal of Books).The first book for the ..

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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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Bad Science

Guardian columnist Dr Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the bad science we're fed by the worst of the hacks and the quacks! When Dr Ben Goldacre saw so..

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Basis of Everything, The

The story that bonds Ernest Rutherford and Marcus Oliphant is as extraordinary as it is unlikely. They were kindred souls, schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain's empire, whose res..

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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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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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Best Australian Science Writing 2018

This popular yearly anthology gives a snapshot of the very best science writing Australia has to offer, including everything from the most esoteric philosophical questions about ourselves and th..

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Better Half, The: On the Genetic Superiority of Women

Here are some facts- Women live longer than men. Women have stronger immune systems. They are less likely to suffer from learning and developmental disabilities, and are better at fighting cancer and ..

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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

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Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of the Mathematical Universe

Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two..

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Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars

From brilliant young polymath Andrew Rader - an MIT-credentialled scientist, popular podcast host and SpaceX mission manager - an illuminating chronicle of exploration that spotlights humans' insatiab..

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Beyond Weird

'This is the book I wish I could have written but am very glad I've read' Jim Al-Khalili 'I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.' Richard Feynman wrote this in 1965..

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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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Biology: An Illustrated History of Life Science (Ponderables: 100 Discoveries That Changed History)

Hardcover with removable fold-out Timeline..

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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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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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Book of Beautiful Questions, The

From the bestselling author of A More Beautiful Question, hundreds of questions that harness the magic of inquiry to tackle challenges we all face-at work, in our relationships, and beyond. When ..

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Book of Why, The

'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carb..

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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

Congratulations! You're the proud owner of the most complex information processing device in the known universe. The human brain comes equipped with all sorts of useful design features, but also many ..

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Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

A Sunday Times Book of the Year From the author of the international bestseller How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog Your humble alarm clock, digital cameras, the smell of co..

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Breaking and Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion and burnout

'A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I..

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Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer, The

New York Times bestselling author Charles Graeber tells the astonishing story of the group of scientists working on a code that can enable the human immune system to fight - and perhaps even cure - ca..

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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

300,000 years ago, Homo sapiens had bigger skulls. Cooked food meant our heads shrunk; alongside a growing brain, our airways got narrower. Urbanisation then led us to breathe less deeply and less hea..

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: Puzzle Edition

NEW LIMITED EDITION OF THE SUNDAY TIMES No.1 BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and -..

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - wit..

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking
Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also ou..

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Brief History of Mathematical Thought: Key Concepts and Where They Come from

Mathematics is a product of human culture which has developed along with our attempts to comprehend the world around us. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought, Luke Heaton explores how the langua..

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Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiec..

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Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds

Which nations have North Korean embassies? What percentage of young people live with their families? Which country lists volleyball as its national sport? How much does it cost to get a pint around th..

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Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

Voted the Best Space Book of 2018 by the Space Hipsters The dramatic inside story of the epic search and recovery operation after the Columbia space shuttle disaster. On February 1, 2003, ..

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Build Your Own Human Skeleton

From the medical student and biology enthusiast to the graphic designer and artist: this life-size model gives everyone access to an age-old classic of scientific illustration. Simply fold the precut ..

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Bulletproof Vest

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. "Nothing's bulletproof," the salesman said. "The thing's only bullet resistant." The Ne..

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Bumper Book of Things That Nobody Knows: 1001 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything

There are many, many things that nobody knows...Do animals have a sense of humour? Why do we have five fingers? What did Jesus do in his youth? Has human evolution stopped? Can robots become self-awar..

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Butchering Art, The: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates a critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe,..

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BWB Text: Towards a Warmer World: What Climate Change Will Mean for New Zealand's Future

2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began back in 1880. July 2015 was recently confirmed as the globe's hottest month ever recorded, both on land and in the oceans. This December a major in..

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Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination

In The Cabaret of Plants, Mabey explores the plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty and belief. Picked from ever..

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Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe

Ian Stewart's up-to-the-minute guide to the cosmos moves from the formation of the Earth and its Moon to the planets and asteroids of the solar system and from there out into the galaxy and the univer..

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Can Medicine Be Cured?: The Corruption of a Profession

A book about the major fallacies crippling modern medicine. A fierce, honest, elegant and often hilarious debunking of the great fallacies that drive modern medicine. By the award-winning auth..

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Can You Solve My Problems?: A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles

Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems. Here are 125 of the world's best brainteasers from..

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Cannabis Dictionary, The

A cannabis revolution is taking place. As people embrace it like never before, THE CANNABIS DICTIONARY looks at every aspect of this special plant. Hundreds of entries cover the key information from t..

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Capturing the Universe

The very best images captured by the new generation of terrestrial telescopes, orbiting telescopes and deep-space probes and landers have been collected in this magnificent volume. Detailed captions e..

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Case Against Reality, The

Do we see the world as it truly is? In The Case Against Reality, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman says no-our visual perceptions are not a window on reality, but are interfaces constructed by natura..

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Cell Tower

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Cropping up everywhere, whether steel latticework or tapered monopoles, encrusted with ..

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Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well, The

What if the best was yet to come? Recent studies show that our happiness levels peak at age 82, and that our decision-making skills improve as we age. As more of us live past the age of 80, in this gr..

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