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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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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its ins..

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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its ins..

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Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

The full story of how our relationship with light shapes our health, productivity and mood. 'A sparkling and illuminating study, one of those rare books that could genuinely improve your life' - ..

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Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

One of the top ten greatest doctors in the world looks at the lowly checklist, and how this simple idea - which is free to reproduce - will revolutionise the way we approach problems, and help save li..

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Clouds: All you need to know in one concise manual

Clouds have fascinated people for thousands of years, though many find clouds confusing, because they seem to change continuously. Over the years, a system has been devised to describe and classify th..

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Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World

Masterful . . . [Thompson] illuminates both the fascinating coders and the bewildering technological forces that are transforming the world in which we live.' David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z..

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Cold Fusion Presents: New Thinking: From Einstein to SpaceX, The Technology and Science that Transformed Our World

What can history's greatest breakthroughs in science and technology teach us about the future? New Thinking: The world has never been so unstable. Now, more than ever, we need to understand..

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Comet: Photographs from the Rosetta Space Probe

Comet presents the amazing story of the Rosetta space probe and its interstellar voyage to the comet Tchoury. Its mission - to find clues to the origins of our solar system and the emergence of life o..

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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on Imperfect Science

This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made. There ar..

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Consolations of Physics, The

THE CONSOLATIONS OF PHYSICS is an eloquent manifesto for physics. In an age where uncertainty and division is rife, Tim Radford, science editor of the Guardian for twenty-five years, turns to the wond..

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Constellations: The Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night Sky

In CONSTELLATIONS, award-winning astronomy writer Govert Schilling takes us on an unprecedented visual tour of all 88 constellations in our night sky. Much more than just a stargazer's gui..

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Contact Paradox, The

In 1974 a message was beamed towards the stars by the giant Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, a brief blast of radio waves designed to alert extraterrestrial civilisations to our existence. Of c..

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Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing in a London Morgue

In 1985, Peter Everett landed the job as Superintendent of Southwark Mortuary. In just six years he'd gone from lowly assistant to running the UK's busiest murder morgue. He couldn't believe his luck...

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Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physics

Could there be a civilization on a mote of dust? How much of your fate have you made? Who cleans the universe? Through more than fifty Koans - pleasingly paradoxical vignettes following the ancie..

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Cosmos

Since time immemorial, the nocturnal skies have mesmerised us, and heavenly bodies have inspired the imaginations of artists, poets, and scientists. Featuring paintings, sculpture, drawings, watercolo..

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Covid-19: What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus
Cracking Anatomy

From your dividing cells to your beating heart, this book takes a comprehensive look at the human body and reveals the extraordinary way your anatomy and physiology intertwine. In 13 ..

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Crazy Scientist : Five Senses

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Crazy Scientist : Magic of Science

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Crazy Scientist : Young Researchers

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Crazy Scientist: Kitchen Science

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Creativity Code: How AI is learning to write, paint and think

Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference? As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to ..

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Creativity Code: How AI is learning to write, paint and think, The

'Du Sautoy's discussion of computer creativity is fascinating' Observer CAN MACHINES BE CREATIVE? In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, asking how muc..

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Critical: Science and Stories from the Brink of Human Life

Journey into the world of intensive care medicine and the lives of people who have forever been changed by it. 'A very special book filled with stories of survival, hope and loss.' Adam Kay,..

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Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life

'This book offers real insight into life and death medicine' - Dr. Michael Mosley Critical is an intelligent, compelling and profoundly insightful journey into the world of intensive care medic..

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Cutting-Edge Science

How did the atom bomb help save the elephant? Have we found the secret to eternal youth? Could a parasite be manipulating you right now? This dazzling collection of stories reveals the key recen..

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Dark Matter and Dark Energy: The Hidden 95% of the Universe

All the matter and light we can see in the universe makes up a trivial five per cent of everything. The rest is hidden. Since the 1970s, astronomers have been aware that galaxies have far too lit..

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Dark Skies

Witnessing the sweep of the Milky Way, the remains of comets burning up in our atmosphere, or the shimmering aurora, we better understand the universe and our place in it. Lonely Planet's Dark Skies, ..

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Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution

The scientist who has been dubbed the "Father of Intelligent Design" and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin's Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and..

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Darwin: The Man, his great voyage, and his Theory of Evoluti

Darwin takes a look at the life of this incredible man, from his birth, his ground-breaking publications and far-flung travels, Darwinism and his theories on evolution, all the way to his final days. ..

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Death By Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts

From the bestselling author of A is for Arsenic William Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions - shock, sadness,..

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Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know

It will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what is fake. Recent advances in AI mean that by scanning images of a person (for example using Facebook), a powerful machine learning sy..

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Deep History Of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains, The

A leading neuroscientist offers a history of the evolution of the brain from unicellular organisms to the complexity of animals and human beings today Renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux digs i..

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Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, a..

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Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life, The

When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question- what is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental..

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Denisovan Origins: Hybrid Humans, Goebekli Tepe, and the Genesis of the Giants of Ancient America

Ice-age cave artists, the builders at Goebekli Tepe, and the mound-builders of North America all share a common ancestry in the Solutreans, Neanderthal-human hybrids of immense sophistication, who dom..

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Department of Mind-Blowing Theories: Science Cartoons

'Tom Gauld is always funny, but he's funny in a way that makes you feel smarter. Which is especially useful when he's being funny about science' Neil Gaiman A dog philosopher questions what it re..

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Descent of Man : Selection in Relation to Sex

Applying his controversial theory of evolution to the origins of the human species, Charles Darwin's "The Descent of Man" was the culmination of his life's work. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edi..

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Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical Mysteries

As a Yale School of Medicine physician, the New York Times bestselling author of Every Patient Tells a Story, and technical advisor to the hit Fox TV drama, House, M.D., Dr. Lisa Sanders has encounter..

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Dinosaur Napkins

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Dinosaurs Rediscovered, The

Over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has changed from natural history to a true scientific discipline. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in the prehistoric bones in ways that..

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Dinosaurs Rediscovered, The: How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History

If you want to know how we know what we know about dinosaurs, read this book! Steve Brusatte 'I defy anyone who is, like me, a non-scientist to read it and not feel a sense of wonder' Tom Holla..

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Disappearing Spoon

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, ..

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Diving for Seahorses: The Science and Secrets of Memory

What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory? Diving for Seahorses answers these questions and more, offering an illuminating look at one of our most fascinating facu..

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DNA Human Genome Manual: Ancestry * Health * Identity * Epigenics * Criminality

This book brings together all the fascinating strands of genetic science and explains in an accessible way how DNA is being mapped, classified, utilised and understood. With chapters on sequencing the..

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