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Immune

A gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system that will forever change how you think about your body, from the creator of the wildly popular science YouTube channel Kurzgesagt - In a Nutsh..

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Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity, The

Comedian Robin Ince quickly abandoned science at school, bored by a fog of dull lessons and intimidated by the barrage of equations. But, twenty years later, he fell in love and he now presents one of..

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In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science

An award-winning journalist investigates a story largely ignored by mainstream media but right there, in front of our eyes ... UFOs, UAPs, flying cigars, extraordinary new technologies .....

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Incredible Journeys

'A compelling investigation of navigation in the animal kingdom.' Mail on Sunday 'David Barrie, who himself has sailed the oceans using a sextant, is passionate about navigation and describ..

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Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019 This is the captivating story of mathematics' greatest ever idea: calculus. Without it, there would be no computers, no microwave ovens, ..

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Ingenious: The Unintended Consequences of Human Innovation

As humans evolved, we developed technologies to modify our environment, yet these innovations are increasingly affecting our behavior, biology, and society. Now we must figure out how to function in t..

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Instant Physics: Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts

Instant Physics pulls together all the pivotal physics knowledge and thought into one concise volume. Each page contains a discrete 'cheat sheet', which tells you the most important facts in bite-size..

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Intensive Care: GP, Community & COVID-19

13 January, 2020. A bulletin from Health Protection Scotland is sent to all GP practices, describing a 'novel Wuhan coronavirus'. 'Current reports describe no evidence of significant human to hum..

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Introducing Artificial Intelligence: A Graphic Guide

Half a century of research has resulted in machines capable of beating the best human chess players and humanoid robots that can interact. But can machines really think? Is the mind just a complicated..

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Introducing Darwin: A Graphic Guide

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Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide

Compact INTRODUCING guide to a boundlessly intriguing topic. The Ancient Greeks were so horrified by the implications of an endless number that they drowned the man who gave away the secret. A German..

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Introducing Mathematics:  Graphic Guide

"Introducing Mathematics"traces the story of mathematics from the ancient world to modern times, describing the great discoveries and providing an accessible introduction to topics such as algebra ..

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Introducing Mind and Brain: A Graphic Guide

How do emotions affect your basic decision making? Why do certain smells prompt long-forgotten memories, and what makes us suddenly self-conscious? How does the biological organ, the brain, give ..

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Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide

Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics. At the subatomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing, and according to Heise..

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Introducing Relativity: A Graphic Guide

It is now more than a century since Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionise our view of the universe. Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorati..

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Introducing Stephen Hawking: A Graphic Guide

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Introducing the Philosophy of Science: A Graphic Guide

What do scientists actually do? Is science "value-free"? How has science evolved through history? Where is science leading us?"Introducing Philosophy of Science"is a clear and incisively illustrate..

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Introducing Time: A Graphic Guide

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Invention of Surgery

"Bold and compelling... Uniformly excellent, and often wryly amusing."" - The Wall Street Journal "A globetrotting historical adventure, told from the inside of the operating room... Medic..

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* 'HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research' Caitlin Moran Imagine a world where... You..

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Irrational Ape: Why We Fall for Disinformation, Conspiracy Theory and Propaganda, The

THE IRISH TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER 'An unstoppable page-turner. If our leaders were forced to read this book, the world would be a safer place' Richard Dawkins 'A beautifully reasoned book abou..

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Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code

Why do we give a damn about strangers? Altruism is unique to the human species. It is also one of the great evolutionary puzzles, and we may be on the brink of solving it. It tu..

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Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

'Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox 'A wonderful portrait of these enigmatic, long-lost relatives.' Professor Alice Roberts One of the Best Books of 2020, Sunday Times..

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Knowledge in a Nutshell: Astrophysics: The complete guide to astrophysics, including galaxies, dark matter and relativity

Whether searching for extra-terrestrial life, managing the effects of space weather or learning about dark matter, the study astrophysics has profound implications for us all. NASA scientist and astro..

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Knowledge Machine: How an Unreasonable Idea Created Modern Science

It is only in the last three centuries that the formidable knowledge-making machine we call modern science has transformed our way of life and our vision of the universe - two thousand years after the..

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Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science

A "beautifully written" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) memoir-manifesto from the first female director of the National Science Foundation about the entrenched sexism in science, the elaborate detour..

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Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers, The

FINALIST FOR THE PEN/E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 2020 To be an astronomer is to journey to some of the most inaccessible parts of the globe,..

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Latitude: The Astonishing Adventure that Shaped the World

The untold story of an adventure that shaped history by confirming the shape of the world By knowing the shape of our earth we can create maps, survive the oceans, follow rivers, navigate the ski..

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Letters from an Astrophysicist

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Join the galactic conversation on the biggest issues in the universe, from the 'most popular scientist in the world''Don't fear change. Don't fear failure. The only t..

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Life Changing

'Pilcher is both very funny and very, very clever.' Gillian Burke For the last three billion years or so, life on Earth was shaped by natural forces. Evolution tended to happen slowly, with speci..

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Life Changing: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR WRITING ON GLOBAL CONSERVATION

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR WRITING ON GLOBAL CONSERVATION 'Pilcher is both very funny and very, very clever.' Gillian Burke 'Richly entertaining throughout.' Sunday Times ..

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Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity

'This is a wonderful, mind-expanding book. Prepare to be surprised, enlightened and awed as Wagner reveals the sources of human and natural creativity.' - Alice Roberts ..

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Life is Simple: How Occam's Razor Set Science Free And Unlocked The Universe

It opens in the Christian medieval world at a time when science was trapped in a thicket of theology, metaphysics and mysticism. Enter William of Occam. Born in 1285, he was given to the Franciscans a..

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Life on a Knife's Edge: A Brain Surgeon's Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival

Acclaimed neuroscientist and bestselling author, Rahul Jandial, provides an honest account of the valuable lessons we can learn from humanity at it's most vulnerable - patients confronted with their o..

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Life Support: Diary of an ICU Doctor on the Frontline of the Covid Crisis

AN OBSERVER PICK FOR NONFICTION TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2021 'Deeply affecting - a personal memoir that grips, harrows, inspires and, ultimately, uplifts with its vein of deep humanity' Philippe Sands..

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Life's Edge: Search for What It Means to Be Alive

Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the apple sitting on your kitchen counter alive, or is onl..

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Lifespan: Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have To

In this paradigm-shifting book from acclaimed Harvard Medical School doctor and one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people on earth, Dr. David Sinclair reveals that everything we think we know..

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Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

The dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX-and Elon Musk-from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company. In 2006, SpaceX-a brand-new ve..

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Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

By the author of the best-selling, prize-winning Stuff Matters This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, h..

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Livewired: Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain

A revolutionary new understanding of the human brain and its changeable nature. The brain is a dynamic, electric, living forest. It is not rigidly fixed but instead constantly modifies its patter..

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Living Planet:  Web of Life on Earth

A new, fully updated narrative edition of David Attenborough's seminal biography of our world, The Living Planet. Nowhere on our planet is devoid of life. Plants and animals thrive or survive within e..

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Living with Robots: What Every Anxious Human Needs to Know

The truth about robots- two experts look beyond the hype, offering a lively and accessible guide to what robots can (and can't) do. There's a lot of hype about robots; some of it is scary and som..

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Look Up: Our story with the stars

'Sarah Cruddas is a gifted writer and Look Up is an inspired book. I am hopeful that we will never stop looking up.' Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins Most of us have never been to space. To ..

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Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild

An urgent, comprehensive inquiry into how nature enriches the human psyche - and of the startling risks we face in leaving it behind 'Beautifully written, movingly told and meticulously researche..

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Lying Numbers: How Maths and Statistics Are Twisted and Abused

A readily understandable exploration of how figures are badly reported or deliberately misrepresented everywhere from political arguments and briefings to business presentations and shopping offers. ..

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Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries

Most people think of mathematics as a set of useful tools designed to answer analytical questions, beginning with simple arithmetic and ending with advanced calculus. But, as Mage Merlin's Unsolved Ma..

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Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries

Sixteen of today's greatest unsolved mathematical puzzles in a story-driven, illustrated volume that invites readers to peek over the edge of the unknown. Most people think of mathematics as a se..

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Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity

"Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations." -Sam Harris Neuroscientist, philosopher, podcaster and bestselling author Sam Harris, has been exploring some of the greatest questio..

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Map of the Moon

This rarely-seen map of the Moon originates from a 300-inch hand-drawn map produced by the engineer and amateur astronomer Hugh Percival Wilkins (1896-1960). Combining artistry with scientific precisi..

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Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, The

Often known as the Principia, this one of the most important scientific works ever to have been written and continues profoundly to impact on modern science. It states Newton's Laws of Motion and Law ..

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Maths of Life and Death, The

"This is an exquisitely interesting book. It's a deeply serious one too and, for those like me who have little maths, it's delightfully readable" - IAN MCEWAN "Kit Yates is a natural stor..

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