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God Delusion

THE GOD DELUSION caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-h..

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Godel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid

Godel, Escher, Bach is a Pulitzer Prizewinning treatise exploring patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt G(del, artist M. C. Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach. A groundbrea..

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Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. Featuring clear, entertaining..

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Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe

'Highly recommended' Financial Times Today we know of only a single planet that hosts life: the Earth. But across a Universe of at least 100 billion possibly habitable worlds, surely our planet ..

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Good Doctor: Breaking the Rules, Making a Difference

Lance O'Sullivan is a man on a mission. Raised in Auckland by a solo mother, he had a modest upbringing typical of the time, if one chequered with difficulties. After being expelled from two schools, ..

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Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick

Wendy Wood is the world's foremost expert in the field, and this book is essential.' Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit A landmark, myth-busting, book about how we form habits, and what..

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Good Life to the End

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Grand Design

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanati..

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Graphene Revolution: The weird science of the ultra-thin

In 2003, Russian physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov found a way to produce graphene - the thinnest substance in the world - by using sticky tape to separate an atom-thick layer from a bloc..

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Gravitational Waves: How Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe

Until then, investigation of the universe had depended on electromagnetic radiation: visible light, radio, X-rays and the rest. But gravitational waves - ripples in the fabric of space and time - are ..

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Great Acceleration: How the World is Getting Faster, Faster

Flash crashes. Speed dating. Instant messaging. From the devices we carry to the lives we lead, everything is getting faster, faster. But where did this great acceleration come from? And where will it..

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Great Minds Don't Think Alike: discover the method and madness of 56 creative geniuses

Great Minds Don't Think Alike surveys some of the most brilliant minds of the past and present. Discover the methods and rituals they used to forge a constructive, creative pathway, from the downright..

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Great Mystery: Science, God and the Human Quest for Meaning

There is currently huge interest in the question of human nature and identity, and what the human future might look like. Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Are we alone? And what can r..

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Great Naturalists, The

From Classical times to the 19th century, the great quest to discover and define the intoxicating diversity of the natural world attracted a host of intrepid thinkers and explorers. Aristotle and Linn..

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Great Naturalists: From Aristotle to Darwin

This book tells the story of the development of ideas about natural history as seen through the lives, observations and discoveries of nearly forty great naturalists, from Classical times to the end o..

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Great Theories of Science : Graphic Guides Boxed Set : Quantum Theory Relativity Chaos
Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Charles Darwin's masterpiece, "On the Origin of Species", shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would su..

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Greatest Story Ever Told...So Far

`Probably the most readable, exciting and authoritative writer on science we have. A new Lawrence Krauss book always goes to the top of the curious mind's wish list.' Stephen Fry "I loved the fight sc..

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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Science & Technology Book Prize 'The most entertaining writer in science' - The Times, Books of the Year War. Mention it and most of us think of history, of confli..

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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

grunt * n. informal a low-ranking soldier At a converted movie studio amputee actors prepare army medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds, while at a base in East Africa diarrhoea threatens na..

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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile..

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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Eating is the most pleasurable, gross, necessary, unspeakable biological process we undertake. But very few of us realise what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal - let ..

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Gunpowder and Geometry: The Life of Charles Hutton, Pit Boy, Mathematician and Scientific Rebel

August, 1755. Newcastle, on the north bank of the Tyne. In the fields, men and women are getting the harvest in. Sunlight, or rain. Scudding clouds and backbreaking labour. Three hundred feet u..

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Gut: the Inside Story of Our Body's Most Under-Rated Organ

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that r..

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Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains
Hacking the Code of Life: How gene editing will rewrite our futures

Just 45 years ago, the age of gene modification was born. Researchers could create glow-in-the-dark mice, farmyard animals producing drugs in their milk, and vitamin-enhanced rice that could prevent h..

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Hands: What We Do with Them - and Why

A fresh, thought-provoking and wide-ranging study of how mankind uses its hands Why do zombies walk with their arms outstretched? How can newborn babies grip an adult finger tightly enough to dangle ..

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Handy Astronomy Answer Book

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Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Do you want to be happy? If so - read on. This book has all the answers! Not really. Sorry. But it does have some very interesting questions, and at least the occasional answer. The enthusiasm fo..

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Hartung's Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes: A Handbook for Amateur Observers
Hawking

From his early days at Oxford, Stephen Hawking's brilliance and good humor were obvious to everyone he met. At twenty-one he was diagnosed with ALS, a disease that limited his ability to move and spea..

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Heart: A History

The spark of life, fount of emotion, house of the soul - the heart lies at the centre of every facet of our existence. It's so bound up in our deepest feelings that it can even suffer such distress fr..

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Heart: A History: Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2019

`Jauhar weaves his own personal and family story into his history of the heart...very effectively... This gives a certain dramatic tension to the book, as it tells the fascinating and rather wonderful..

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Heaven on Earth: How Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo Discovered the Modern World

An intimate examination of a scientific family - that of Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei. Fauber juxtaposes their scientific work with insight into their personal..

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Heavens on Earth

A scientific exploration into humanity's obsession with the afterlife and the quest for immortality from the bestselling author and sceptic Michael ShermerIn his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets ..

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Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia

In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans' belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality along with utopian attempts t..

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Heavy Reckoning: War, Medicine and Survival in Afghanistan and Beyond

What happens when you reach the threshold of life and death - and come back? As long as humans have lived together on the planet, there have been wars, and injured soldiers and civilians. But today, a..

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Hello World

'One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms. . .deserves a place on the bestseller charts.' (The Times) You are accused of a crime. Who would you rather determined your fate - a hu..

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Hello World: How  to be Human in the Age of the Machine

You are accused of a crime? Who would you rather decides your future - an algorithm or a human? Before making your decision, bear in mind that the algorithm will always be more consistent, and far l..

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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE New York Times Bestseller Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial ..

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Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, The

Our world is built on an invisible one we are barely beginning to understand. In The Hidden Half of Nature, geologist David R. Montgomery and biologist Anne Bikl? argue that Earth's smallest creatures..

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History and Philosophy of Science:  A Reader

The History and Philosophy of Science: A Reader brings together seminal texts from antiquity to the end of the nineteenth century and makes them accessible in one volume for the first time. With ..

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History of Science in Bite-sized Chunks, The

Since ancient times, we have tried to make sense of our universe by observing objects far beyond our abilities to see or touch - from the smallest atom to the farthest star. This book covers, in chro..

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History of Science, The

Mankind has forever strived to learn. The tribe with the better weapons can hunt more efficiently, defend itself better and take what it lacked from their neighbours. With the advent of farming and th..

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History of Space Exploration

For centuries humanity has engaged in a virtual exploration of space through astronomical observation, aided by astounding scientific and technological advances. In more than sixty years since the lau..

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History of Video Games in 64 Objects

Inspired by the groundbreaking A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book draws on the unique collections of The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, to chronicle the evolution of video games, ..

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Hormonal: A Conversation About Women's Bodies, Mental Health and Why We Need to Be Heard

HORMONAL will become the definitive book for any woman who has felt, at some point, as though they were sat at the blinking control panel for a machine they didn't quite know how to work. ..

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How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

Leading transplant surgeon Dr Joshua Mezrich creates life from loss, moving organs from one body to another. In this intimate, profoundly moving work, he examines more than one hundred years of remark..

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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

By the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin' Daniel Gilbert, author of the bestseller Stumbling on Happiness 'Fascinating . . . a thought-provoking journey into emotion science' The Wall..

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How Life Works: The Inside Word from a Biochemist

Complete with colour illustrations and written in a conversational style, biochemist William Elliott unravels the mystery of life while revealing its majesty. How do chemical reactions occur? How do g..

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How Long is Now?: Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-Boggling Questions

How long is 'now'? The short answer is 'somewhere between 2 and 3 seconds'. The long answer involves an incredible journey through neuroscience, our subconscious and the time-bending power of meditati..

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