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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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Metazoa: Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness

A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year A Waterstones Best Book of 2020 The scuba-diving philosopher and bestselling author of Other Minds explores the origins of animal consciousness. ..

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Metazoa: The Evolution of Animals, Minds, Consciousness and Sleep

From the human being to the octopus, the shark to the humble sea squirt, all animals are physical beings made up entirely of cells. And yet they can think, to varying degrees. How did this come to be?..

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Micro Life: Miracles of the Miniature World Revealed

This book combines graceful design and beautiful photography to provide an elegant introduction to microscopic nature Explore the everyday miracle of the microscopic world With spectacula..

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Ministry of Bodies

Seamus O'Mahony charts the realities of life in a modern hospital. Life and death in a modern hospital, from Seamus O'Mahony, the award-winning author of The Way We Die Now and Can Medicine..

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Mission: A True Story, The

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Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain

The human brain is made up of 85 billion neurons, which are connected by over 100 trillion synapses. For more than a century, a diverse array of researchers searched for a language that could be used ..

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Moon Phase Blocks, 9 Pieces

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Moon: 100 Piece Puzzle

It has been 50 years since Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, gracing the lunar surface with mankind's first steps. This die-cut, photographic 100-piece moon puzzle (spanni..

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Mortals: How the fear of death shaped human society

The ground-breaking book that uncovers how our fear of death is the hidden driver of most of humankind's endeavours. The human mind can grapple with the future, visualising and calculating soluti..

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Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher

The mesmerizing biography of a brilliant and eccentric surgeon and his quest to transplant the human soul. In the early days of the Cold War, a spirit of desperate scientific rivalry birthed a di..

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Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava and Life

Ms. Adventure tells the story of Jess Phoenix's extraordinary career in geology - and how the barriers she faced along the way inspired her to advocate for more diversity in science. Volcanologist, n..

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

'A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is filled with wonders' Daily Telegraph Oliver Sacks' compassion..

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

With an introduction by neuroscientist Daniel Glaser The late Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the w..

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My Remarkable Journey

The remarkable woman at heart of the smash New York Times bestseller and Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures tells the full story of her life, including what it took to work at NASA, help land the first..

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Nation of Plants:  International Bestseller

As plants see it, humans are not the masters of the Earth but only one of its most unpleasant and irksome residents. They have been on the planet for only about 300,000 years (nothing compared to the ..

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New Breed: How to Think About Robots

A bold, optimistic exploration of the relationship between robots and humans based on our history with animals, from a renowned MIT researcher The robots are here. They make our cars, they delive..

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New Zealand Dark Sky Handbook

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New Zealand's Wild Weather

The drama of New Zealand's changeable weather. Are the events we are seeing due to our changing climate? A compelling, informative and highly illustrated series of investigations into the differe..

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Night Sky Month by Month, The

The essential atlas to the changing night sky for anyone with an interest in stargazing and astronomy An invaluable, user-friendly guide to discovering and navigating the night sky as it chang..

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Nikola Tesla's Electrifying Puzzle Book

"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane." Nikola Tesla Enter the fascinating world of Nikola Tes..

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No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity

The extraordinary story of the scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativity In 1919, British scientists led expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein's new theory o..

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Notes from Deep Time:  Journey Through Our Past and Future Worlds

From the secret fossils of London to the 3-billion-year-old rocks of the Scottish Highlands, and from state-of-the-art Californian laboratories to one of the world's most dangerous volcanic complexes ..

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Numb and Number: How to Avoid Being Mystified by the Mathematics of Modern Life

Like it or not, our lives are dominated by mathematics. Our daily diet of news regales us with statistical forecasts, opinion polls, risk assessments, inflation figures, weather and climate prediction..

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Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh?And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and inv..

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Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

Bill Gates' favourite scientist is on a mission to make facts matter Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitan..

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On the Origin of Evolution: Tracing 'Darwin's Dangerous Idea' from Aristotle to DNA

The theory of evolution by natural selection did not spring fully formed and unprecedented from the brain of Charles Darwin. Rather it has been examined and debated by philosophers the world over for ..

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On the Origin of Evolution: Tracing 'Darwin's Dangerous Idea' from Aristotle to DNA

A Waterstones Best Book of 2020 The theory of evolution by natural selection did not spring fully formed and unprecedented from the brain of Charles Darwin. Rather it has been examined and debate..

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On the Origin of Species

The publication of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought, but it also ignited a firestorm of controversy. More than two decades following..

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On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species outlines Charles Darwin's world-changing theory that life on Earth had not been brought into being by a creator, but had arisen from a single common ancestor and had evolved o..

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Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration and Life on Earth

In 2013 Kate Greene moved to Mars. On NASA's first HI-SEAS simulated Mars mission in Hawai'i, she lived for four months in an isolated geodesic dome with her crewmates, gaining incredible insight..

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Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life (Collins Modern Classics)

What if intelligent life on Earth evolved not once, but twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. What can we learn from the encounter? In Other Minds, Peter Godf..

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Ouch!: Why Pain Hurts, and Why it Doesn't Have To

Pain seems like a fairly straightforward experience you get hurt and it, well, hurts. But how would you describe it? By the number of broken bones or stitches? By the cause the crowning baby, the ..

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Out Cold: A Chilling Descent into the Macabre, Controversial, Lifesaving History of Hypothermia

The word "hypothermia" has Greek origins meaning "under heat." Its symptoms initially involve shivering, poorly coordinated, laborious movement, and disorientation. At extremes, heart rate decreases s..

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Outbreaks and Epidemics: Battling infection from measles to coronavirus

For centuries mankind has waged war against the infections that, left untreated, would have the power to wipe out communities, or even entire populations. Yet for all our advanced scientific knowledge..

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Perfect Planet, A

There is no place like home.The conditions of Earth are not just good for life, they are perfect. Everything about our planet - its size, its distance from the Sun, its spin and tilt, its moon - is pe..

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Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Gerald Posner reveals the heroes and villains of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical industry and delivers "a withering and encyclo..

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Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained, The

Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics ..

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Physics Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know

Physics is the oldest and deepest of all the sciences, revealing profound truths about the way in which the Universe operates. Schrodinger's Cat, the Higgs boson particle, string theory-concepts we've..

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Planets

Since ancient times five planets have been easily visible to the naked eye - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They appear to us like stars, as bright points of light in our night skies. ..

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Practical Projects for Astronomers: How to Make and Enhance your own Equipment

Astronomy and astrophotography are fascinating hobbies. It is possible to create and enhance astronomical equipment and accessories using techniques and materials accessible to the hobbyist metalworke..

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Psychedelic Apes: From parallel universes to atomic dinosaurs - the weirdest theories of science and history

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Elephant's on Acid comes a collection of the wackiest theories from science and history. What if we're living inside a black hole? What if we've alread..

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Psychic Tests:  deep dive into the world of believers and sceptics

Award-winning journalist Gary Nunn investigates psychics, mediums and astrologers to understand their uncanny power - and whether it's used for good or evil. Gary has always been a sceptic. His ..

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Quantum Theory

Quantum Theory contains the seminal works of quantum theory from the early years of the 20th Century, representing breakthroughs in science that radically altered the landscape of modern knowledge: Qu..

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Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen

From the bestselling authors of "Why does E=mc2?" comes "The Quantum Universe", in which Brian Cox, presenter of the BBC's "Wonders of the Solar System" and "Wonders of the Universe", and Jeff Forshaw..

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Quantum World:  disturbing theory at the heart of reality

Forget everything you thought you knew about reality. The world is a seriously bizarre place. Things can exist in two places at once and travel backwards and forwards in time. Waves and par..

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Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

'The physicist transforming how we see the universe' (Financial Times) 'A joy to read...an intellectual feast' (Michael Brooks New Statesman) 'A hugely engaging book, which leaves the head spinning...

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Red Planet:  Natural History of Mars

The history of Mars is drawn not just on its surface, but also down into its broken bedrock and up into its frigid air. Most of all, it stretches back into deep time, where the trackways of the past h..

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Remember

A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alic..

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Rocks and Minerals

A compact photographic catalogue of rocks and minerals worldwide, with a detailed entry on each type featuring crystal-clear photographs, concise text, and quick, accessible information The cl..

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