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DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes

Around 250,000 people have had their genomes sequenced and scientists expect that number to rise to one billion by 2025. Steven J. Heine argues that the first thing we will do on receiving our DNA tes..

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Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

Uncertainty is everywhere. It lurks in every consideration of the future - the weather, the economy, the sex of an unborn child - even quantities we think that we know such as populations or the trans..

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Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

Uncertainty is everywhere. It lurks in every consideration of the future - the weather, the economy, the sex of an unborn child - even quantities we think that we know such as populations or the trans..

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Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences o..

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Don't Be Such a Scientist, Second Edition: Talking Substance in an Age of Style

In Don't Be Such a Scientist, Randy Olson recounts the lessons from his own hilarious-and at times humiliating-evolution from science professor to Hollywood filmmaker, sharing the secrets of talking s..

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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future

Going boldly forth as a pioneer in the fledgling field of space archaeology, Dr Alice Gorman (aka Dr Space Junk) turns the common perception of archaeology as an exploration of the ancient on its ..

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Dracula for Doctors: Medical Facts and Gothic Fantasies

Exploring how medicine and psychiatry are portrayed in gothic literature, this engaging book illustrates how Stoker's famous work was influenced by nineteenth-century attitudes to disease and medicine..

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Drugs That Changed Our Minds, The

As our approach to mental illness has oscillated from biological to psychoanalytical and back again, so have our treatments. With the rise of psychopharmacology, an ever-increasing number of people th..

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E=mc2

'By the end of the astonishing E=mc2, a dedicated reader will have achieved, if only by osmosis, an understanding of Einstein's theory of relativity and feel quite at ease dining with Nobel Prize winn..

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Ecology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained, The

Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains over 85 of the key ideas, movements, and acts that have defined ecology and ecological thought. The book has a simple c..

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Einstein's Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe

A compulsively readable account of the extraordinary people, battling internal demons and external adversaries, who discovered the laws of thermodynamics and the science of heat, and brought about a s..

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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Quantum physics has been, ever since its inception, the golden child of science. It is the basis of our understanding of everything from elemental particles to the behaviour of materials. Yet is has a..

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Einstein's War

In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-..

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Elegant Defense, An: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

National Bestseller "One of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. ... Extraordinary." -Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God ..

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Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string..

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Elemental Block Set

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Elementary: The Periodic Table Explained

The periodic table, created in the early 1860s by Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, is one of the most extraordinary advances in modern chemistry. This basic visual aid helped scientists to gain a dee..

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Elements Magnet Set: With Complete Periodic Table!

Based on the iconic images from Theodore Gray's bestselling book THE ELEMENTS, this beautiful magnet set is the perfect way to add a little atomic flair at work and home. Spell out a fun message or ju..

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Elements We Live By, The: How Iron Helps Us Breathe, Potassium Lets Us See, and Other Surprising Superpowers of the Periodic Table

Winner of the 2018 Brage Prize 'Perfect popular science . . . not just a well-written story about the elements, but a book about being human in the world today' Asmund H. Eikenes, auth..

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Elements, The

The Periodic Table is huge and intricate and seen to be a thing for only Scientists to worry about. This book allows all to have access to what the symbols and two-letter Scrabble words that everyone..

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Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table

Chemistry is a fascinating subject, full of stories, personalities, mysteries, and intrigues. This beautifully bound and illustrated book sets out the history of the device the provides a foundation f..

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Elements: An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table

NEW EDITION includes a 12-page removable fold-out Timeline History of the Periodic Table that's been updated through 2017, as well as an updated chart of the elements which includes the four latest ad..

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Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future

South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colo..

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EMF*D: 5G, Wifi & Cell Phones-Hidden Harms and How to Protect Yourself

The hazards of electronic pollution may once have been the stuff of science fiction, but now we know they're all too real-and with the advent of 5G ultra-wideband technology, the danger to our health ..

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Emperor of All Maladies

Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2011 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction 2011 Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2011 Shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize In The Emperor o..

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End of Alzheimer's Programme: The Practical Plan to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline At Any Age

The scientifically-proven practical plan to help reverse Alzheimer's and prevent cognitive decline from the international bestselling author of The End of Alzheimer's. Following his ground-breaki..

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End of Epidemics: How to Stop Viruses & Save Humanity Now

It's the dystopian nightmare pandemic experts have warned about. But it's happening right now. Covid-19 has catapulted us into a science-fiction scenario - now our lived reality across the globe..

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End of Everything, The: (Astrophysically Speaking)

You're going to die. The Earth will, one day, be toast. So too, our Sun will eventually shine its last. But what's next? The End of Everything is a unique exploration of the destruction of the co..

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End Times

Could an incoming asteroid cause human beings to go the way of the dinosaurs? Will artificial intelligence make the world a better place-or make human beings obsolescent? Could a massive volcani..

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Engineers: From the Great Pyramids to Spacecraft

Full of incredible tales of achievement and ingenuity, Engineers celebrates the greatest engineers that ever lived and the stamp they have left on our world. Learn all about how engineering proj..

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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, ..

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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

'A dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book. I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world. A remarkable work by a remarkable writer' Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland 'One of those rare books ..

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Escape from Earth: A Secret History of the Space Rocket

Escape from Earth is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet ..

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Euler's Pioneering Equation: The most beautiful theorem in mathematics

In 1988 The Mathematical Intelligencer, a quarterly mathematics journal, carried out a poll to find the most beautiful theorem in mathematics. Twenty-four theorems were listed and readers were invited..

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Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong

A highly entertaining, myth-busting read for anyone with even a passing interest in the human body. The next book in the series, Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong debunks the sc..

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Evolution: The Human Story

This unrivalled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face to face with your ancient ancestors. Travelling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our spe..

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Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

A reimagining of modern science and ancient mythology, and of what it means to be human. 'Daring, learned and humane ... A revelatory restoration of wonder' Stephen Greenblatt. We no longer..

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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow u..

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Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow u..

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Expression of The Emotions In Man & Animals

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Extended Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene is a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. In it Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of informati..

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Extraordinary Insects

A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning. Out of sight, underfoot, unseen beyond fleeting scuttles or darting..

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Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything

'Scales's genuine appreciation and awe for fish are contagious.' Science 'Delightful' New Scientist Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is in..

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Fabric of the Cosmos

The Fabric of the Cosmos is an astonishing grand tour of the universe and the best layman's guide to current thinking on 'how everything works'. This rollercoaster ride explores the mysteries of space..

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Fall of the Human Empire: Memoirs of a Robot, The

Machines that are smarter than people? A utopian dream of science-fiction novelists and Hollywood screenwriters perhaps, but one which technological progress is turning into reality. Two trends ..

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Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste

At a moment when a new generation of power stations and weapons are being developed, Fallout is a measured and fascinating exploration of our most misunderstood energy source and asks: what can we lea..

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Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body

Everywhere we look, whether on TV or in a magazine, we're confronted with the same message. You need to be thinner, you need to be on a diet, you need to take so-called 'fat burning' supplements. But ..

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Fate of Food, The

We need to produce more food. With water and food shortages already being felt in some parts of the world, this might sound like an insurmountable challenge, but all is far from lost. You may not have..

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Fentanyl, Inc.

An undercover investigation into the synthetic-drug epidemic. A new group of chemicals is radically transforming the recreational-drug landscape. Known as novel psychoactive substances (NPS), the..

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Fermat's Last Theorem

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Fibonacci's Rabbits: And 49 Other Breakthroughs that Revolutionised Mathematics

The word mathematics comes from the Greek word mathema, meaning knowledge or learning. And indeed mathematics is at the heart of almost all processes and patterns that occur in the modern world, y..

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