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Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction

Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. In this Very Short Introduction, Katherine Blundell addresses a variety of questions, including what a black ho..

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Black Holes: The Reith Lectures

"It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers." ..

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Black Sheep: The Hidden Benefits of Being Bad

Richard Stephens became the focus of international media attention in 2009 for his research on the psychological benefits of swearing as a response to pain. Now, fresh from winning the 2014 Wellcome T..

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Black Swan : The Impact of the Highly Improbable

What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are all forecasters con-artists? What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us ab..

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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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Blockbuster Science: The Real Science in Science Fiction

If you've ever wondered how much real science goes into movies like Gravity, novels like The Martian, and television shows like Dr. Who, this is the book for you. Written by an author who is both a da..

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Blockchain: The Next Everything

The perfect book for everybody who's either never heard of Blockchain or simply wants to know more about the technology which is about to transform the world we live in for the better. What is ..

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Blood Of The Isles

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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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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: A Graphic Guide to Us

BODY: The Infographic Book of Us is the ultimate visual guide to the human body broken down into thematic sections of the physical, chemical, genetic, sensitive, coordinated, thinking, growing and med..

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Bonk : The Curious Coupling of Sex & Science

If you can transplant a face, then why not a penis? Why doesn't Viagra help women or, for that matter, pandas? Does an orgasm boost fertility? Cure hiccups? Do the earlobes swell during sex? Can a per..

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Book of Humans, The

WHAT MAKES US HUMAN? Waging war? Sex for pleasure? Creating art? Mastery of fire? In this thrilling tour of the animal kingdom, Adam Rutherford tells the story of ..

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Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us

We like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, but are we really any more special than other animals? Humans are the slightest of twigs on a single family tree that encompasses four billion year..

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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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Book of Why, The

A pioneer of artificial intelligence shows how the study of causality revolutionized science and the world 'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decade..

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Boom!: The Chemistry and History of Explosives

Black powder, the world's first chemical explosive, was originally developed in the seventh century, during China's Tang dynasty. It was a crude mixture at first, but over time chemists discovered the..

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Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that Shook our Universe

Looking at the night sky, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's all quiet up there in space. But you'd be wrong. Extreme events are forever unfolding: galaxies explode, cosmic debris hurtles through the..

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Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age

'A rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' Nature The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century - up there with climate cha..

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Botanicum

The 2016 offering from Big Picture Press's Welcome to the Museum series, Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers..

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Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Functions, and Disorders

This award-winning science book uses the latest findings from neuroscience research and brain-imaging technology to take you on a journey into the human brain. CGI artworks and brain MRI scans reveal ..

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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's Way of Healing: Remarkable Recoveries and Discoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Based on astonishing case studies, this is a brilliant and beautifully written follow-up to Dr Doidge's record-breaking bestseller The Brain That Changes Itself. In his first book, Norman Doidge desc..

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Brain: A User's Guide, 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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Brain: A User's Manual, The

'Congratulations on the purchase of this exclusive product, tailor-made just for you. It will provide you with years of continuous existence.' So begins The Brain: A User's Manual, Marco Magrini'..

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Brain: An Illustrated History of Neurosciencs

The brain's cells are wired together with 100 trillion connections. That makes each and every human brain a contender as the most complex system in the universe, a system that endows us with an intell..

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Brain: The Story of You

'This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.' Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman on a whistle-stop tour of the inner cosmos. It's a journey that..

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Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

From the author of the international bestseller How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog Exciting physics doesn't just show up in billion-dollar experiments like the Large Hadron Collider o..

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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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Brief Answers to the Big Questions LARGE PRINT Edtn

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. "Hawking's parting gift..

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking
Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science

In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fa..

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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 o..

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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 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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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock `n' Roll, Elvis Pre..

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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-Extinction

If you could bring back one living being from the whole of the history of time, what would you choose? Comedian and former stem-cell biologist Helen Pilcher has thought about this problem, a lot. In..

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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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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

'A brilliant and gripping account of the almost unimaginable horrors of surgery and post-operative infection before Joseph Lister transformed it all' Henry Marsh, author of Do No HarmThe story of a vi..

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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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Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination

In Richard Mabey's characteristically lyrical and informative tone, The Cabaret of Plants explores plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken that cliched but real human emotion of w..

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Caesar's Last Breath - The Epic Story of the Air We Breathe

It's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey thr..

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Caesar's Last Breath: The Epic Story of The Air Around Us

** GUARDIAN SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 ** 'Popular science at its best' Mail on Sunday 'Eminently accessible and enjoyable' Observer With every breath, you literally inhale the h..

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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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Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe

Ian Stewart's up-to-the-minute guide to the cosmos moves from the earth and the planets to the galaxy and the universe. He describes how galaxies, stars and planets form, why stars implode, how everyt..

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Calculus I

"Alpha, a member of Penguin Random House LLC."..

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Can Medicine Be Cured

A book about the major fallacies crippling modern medicine. Seamus O'Mahony skewers the delusions that make modern medicine so overweening and so insecure. He writes about the illusion of prog..

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Can You Die of a Broken Heart?: A Heart Surgeon's Insight into What Makes Us Tick

When actress Debbie Reynolds died a day after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, the world diagnosed it as 'heartbreak'. But what's the evidence? Does emotional upheaval affect the heart? Can love, ..

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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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Cancerland: A Medical Memoir

What is it like to encounter cancer? How does it feel to face the unknown, to enter a world of hope, loss, and dread? From the diagnosis of his childhood friend's mother to his poignant memories ..

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