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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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Chasing Venus : Race to Measure the Heavens

On two days in 1761 and 1769 hundreds of astronomers pointed their telescopes towards the skies to observe a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. United by this mo..

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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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Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

The 2016 election left many people who are concerned about the environment fearful that progress on climate change would come screeching to a halt. But not Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope. They approa..

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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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Clouds: Nature and Culture

Clouds have been objects of delight and fascination throughout human history; their fleeting magnificence and endless variety have inspired scientists and daydreamers alike. Clouds and the ever-changi..

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Cloudspotter's Guide

'The clouds are nature's poetry, and the most egalitarian of her displays, since everyone has an equally fantastic view of them. Clouds are for dreamers, and their contemplation benefits the soul. Yet..

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Hello, world. Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are 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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Collins Stars and Planets Guide (Collins Guides)

The classic guide to the night sky, now in its fifth edition as part of the authoritative `Collins Guide' series. A comprehensive guide to all the stars and celestial objects visible with the use of ..

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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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Comets: Nature and Culture

Comets are different from anything else seen in the sky. They can appear anywhere, they move against the background of stars, and they change their appearance with time, becoming fuzzy and then sprout..

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Complete Illustrated Guide to Rocks of the World: a Practical Directory of Over 150 Igneous, Sedimentary and Metaphoric Rocks

This title includes expert analysis of the key rock-forming environments of the world, plus full advice on identifying rock types and building a spectacular collection. It features more than 375 beaut..

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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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Concise Human Body Book, The

Discover all there is to know about human anatomy in DK's latest concise visual guide to the human body. Fully updated to reflect the latest medical information, The Concise Human Body Book is illustr..

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Concise Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide


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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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Convergence: The Deepest Idea in the Universe

Convergence is a history of modern science with an original and significant twist. Various scientific disciplines, despite their very different beginnings, and disparate areas of interest have been co..

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Copernicus Complex: The Quest for Our Cosmic (in)Significance
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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Cosmic Gallery:  Most Beautiful Images of the Universe

The heavens are alive with breathtaking beauty: from the incandescent surface of the Sun to the shimmering tail of a comet; the birth of planets to the death of stars; the dancing shadows of Jupiter's..

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Cosmic! (The Cosmic Tourist)

Take your seats for the greatest tour ever - one that encompasses the whole of the Universe. En route, we stop off to gaze at 100 amazing sights - from asteroids to zodiacal dust and from orbit around..

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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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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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Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space

Life. The Universe. Everything. The human race has always revealed an insatiable hunger to search "to infinity and beyond". In this truly mind-blowing book, partners in science Stuart Lowe and Chris N..

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Cosmosapiens: Human Evolution from the Origin of the Universe

What are we? And why are we here? are questions that have fascinated humans for at least 25,000 years. Cosmosapiens takes us on a quest to ascertain what science can reliably tell us about how and why..

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Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution

A handful of discoveries have changed the course of human history. This book is about the most recent and potentially the most powerful and dangerous of them all. It is an invention that allows u..

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Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution

A handful of discoveries have changed the course of human history. This book is about the most recent and potentially the most powerful and dangerous of them all. It is an invention that allows us to ..

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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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Cradle of Humanity, The: How the Changing Landscape of Africa Made Us So Smart

Humans are rather weak when compared with many other animals. We are not particular fast and have no natural weapons. Yet Homo sapiens currently number nearly 7.5 billion and are set to rise to near..

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Creation: The Origin of Life / The Future of Life

Creation by Adam Rutherford tells the entire spellbinding story of life in two gripping narratives. "Prepare to be astounded. There are moments when this book is so gripping it reads like a thriller"...

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Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs

From 2001 to 2017 Ken Kocienda was a software engineer and designer at Apple. In Creative Selection he gives his personal account of what it was like to work at Apple during the last few years of the ..

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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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Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another

Is there a 'physics of society'? Philip Ball's investigation into human nature ranges from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, across economics, sociology and psyc..

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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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Crucial Interventions : An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth Century Surgery

The nineteenth century saw a complete transformation of the practice and reputation of surgery. Crucial Interventions follows its increasingly optimistic evolution, drawing from the very best examples..

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Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

A rigorous, sceptical, deeply reported look at the new science behind the mind's extraordinary ability to heal the body. Have you ever felt a surge of adrenaline after narrowly avoiding an accident? S..

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How can maths help you to kick the perfect penalty goal, win an argument, impress your friends and spot fake news? With easy-to-understand maths logic, simple psychology and engaging anecdotes fr..

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Curious History of Mathematics

Mathematics opens new doors to the amazing world of maths. Telling the exciting story from a historical perspective, its shows how mathematical science advanced through the discoveries of the ancient ..

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Curious Tales from Chemistry: The Last Alchemist in Paris and Other Episodes

This is a book about discovery and disaster, exploitation and invention, warfare and science - and the relationship between human beings and the chemical elements that make up our planet. Lars Ohrstro..

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Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behaviour Changes Online

Dr Mary Aiken is the world's leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology - a discipline that combines psychology, criminology and technology to investigate the intersection between technology and human..

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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 Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed. The impact annihilated the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the pl..

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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 Comes to Town

We are marching towards a future in which three-quarters of humans live in cities, more than half of the landmass of the planet is urbanized, and the rest is covered by farms,pasture, and plantations...

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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 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's Black Box

Ten years ago, "Darwin's Black Box" launched the Intelligent Design movement: the argument that nature exhibits evidence of design, beyond Darwinian randomness. Today, the movement is stronger than ev..

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