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It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A brief history of the mathematical ideas that have forever changed the world and the everyday people and pioneers behind them. Full of anthropological insights, amaz..

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It's Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots

The development of thinking machines is an adventure as bold and ambitious as any that humans have attempted. And the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already an indispensable part of our dail..

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It's Not Always Depression: A New Theory of Listening to Your Body, Discovering Core Emotions and Reconnecting with Your Authentic Self

We were all taught that our thoughts affect our emotions, but in truth it is largely the other way around- we have to experience our emotions to truly understand our thoughts, and our full selves. Thi..

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Joy Of Mathematics: Marvels, Novelties, and Neglected Gems That Are Rarely Taught in Math Class

Wouldn't it be great if all school teachers (from kindergarten through high school) would share the joy of mathematics with their students, rather than focus only on the prescribed curriculum that wil..

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Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics, from One to Infinity

Maths is everywhere, often where we don't even realise. Award-winning professor Steven Strogatz acts as our guide as he takes us on a tour of numbers that - unbeknownst to the unitiated - connect pop ..

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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

For decades, 98 per cent of our DNA was written off as 'junk' on the grounds that it did not code for proteins. From rare genetic diseases to Down's Syndrome, from viral infections to the ageing proc..

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Just Six Numbers

How did a single 'genesis event' create billions of galaxies, black holes, stars and planets? How did atoms assemble -- here on Earth, and perhaps on other worlds -- into living beings intricate enoug..

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Karl, the Universe and Everything

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Knife's Edge

An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession's most eminent figures. Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessa..

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Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

Today's most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you must understand. Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world -..

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Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone

Human reasoning is remarkably shallow - in fact, our thinking and justifications just scratch the surface of the true complexity of the issues we deal with. The ability to think may still be the great..

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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision Helped Francis Bacon to Create Modern Science

Francis Bacon - a leading figure in the history of science - never made a major discovery, provided a lasting explanation of any physical phenomena or revealed any hidden laws of nature. How then can ..

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Lab Girl

Lab Girl is a book about work and about love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the discoveries she has mad..

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Lamarck's Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution's Past and Present

Epigenetics upends natural selection and genetic mutation as the sole engines of evolution. Darwinian evolution is based on the genetic code of an individual being changed by mutation, causing the..

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Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature

The eighteenth-century naturalist Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) argued that plants are animate, living beings and attributed them sensation, movement, and a certain degree of mental activity..

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Laser That's Changing the World: The Amazing Stories behind Lidar from 3D Mapping to Self-Driving Cars

Lidar--a technology evolved from radar, but using laser light rather than microwaves--has found an astounding range of applications, none more prominent than its crucial role in enabling self-driving ..

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Last Unknowns, The

THE UNIVERSE'S ULTIMATE MYSTERIES, PRESENTED BY "THE WORLD'S FINEST MINDS" (The Guardian) Featuring a foreword by DANIEL KAHNEMAN, Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow ..

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Laws of Medicine

The Laws of Medicine follows Pulitzer-Prize-winning author, Dr Mukherjee as he investigates some of the most perplexing and illuminating cases of his career - the cases that ultimately led him to iden..

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Letters from an Astrophysicist

Join the galactic conversation on the biggest issues in the universe 'Don't fear change. Don't fear failure. The only thing to fear is loss of ambition. But if you've got plenty of that, then yo..

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Letters to a Young Scientist

Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each ..

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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society-and, even, our very sense of what it means to be ..

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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

'All of us - not only scientists, industrialists and generals-should ask ourselves what can we do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits of future AI and avoiding the risks. This is the mo..

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Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life

The triumphant memoir of the man behind one of the greatest feats in scientific history Of all the scientific achievements of the past century, perhaps none can match the deciphering of the human gene..

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Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity

`This is a wonderful, mind-expanding book. Prepare to be surprised, enlightened and awed as Wagner reveals the sources of human and natural creativity.' - Alice Roberts ..

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Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon: The New Science and Stories of the Brain

For years Dr Rahul Jandial has transformed the lives of his neurosurgery patients by putting them through 'brain rehab', his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. In this eye-ope..

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Life, the Universe & Everything Made Beautiful

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything! Discover unique, witty and surprising facts about all sorts of natural phenomena, from the s..

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Life: The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science

The newest addition to John Brockman's Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world's leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists-including Richard Dawkins, Edward..

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Lifespan: Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have To

In this paradigm-shifting book from acclaimed Harvard Medical School doctor and one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people on earth, Dr. David Sinclair reveals that everything we think we know..

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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Light of the Stars tells a radically new story about what we are: one world in a universe awash in planets. Building on his widely discussed scientific papers and The New York Times op-eds, astrophysi..

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Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age

Light begins at Stonehenge, where crowds cheer a solstice sunrise. After sampling myths explaining First Light, the story moves on to early philosophers' queries, then through the centuries, from Budd..

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Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead and Live Without Barriers

When we learn, we change what we believe and how we interact with the world. This changes who we are as people and what we can achieve. Many people grow up being told they are `not a maths pers..

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Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

By the author of the best-selling, prize-winning Stuff Matters This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, h..

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Little Book of Black Holes

Dive into a mind-bending exploration of the physics of black holesBlack holes, predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity more than a century ago, have long intrigued scientists and t..

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Little Book of Mathematical Principles, Theories & Things

Making serious maths simple, it explains Fibonacci numbers, Euclid's Elements and Zeno's paradoxes, as well as other fundamental principles such as chaos theory, game theory, and the game of life. Thi..

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Little Book of String Theory

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Lolcatz, Santa & Death by Dog: Strange and True Tales from Science and Technology

In Lolcatz, Santa, and Death by Dog, Andrew Masterson explores the windier shores of science and technology research. Have you ever considered, for example, the influence of breasts in cyberterrorism?..

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Longitude : 10th Anniversary Edition

The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a n..

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Lost Anatomies

Renowned paleoartist John Gurche brings the traditional techniques of figure drawing and anatomical art to the portrayal of our hominin ancestors. The result is a visual record of the evolving human f..

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Lost and Found

An unforgettable book for fans of Henry Marsh and Atul Gawande about how we lose ourselves and those around us - and how we can be found again.Who do we become when our minds misbehave? If a loved one..

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Lost in a Good Game

When Pete Etchells was 14, his father died from motor neurone disease. In order to cope, he immersed himself in a virtual world - first as an escape, but later to try to understand what had happened. ..

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Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

A New York Times Science Bestseller What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, weren'..

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Machines that Think: Everything you need to know about the coming age of artificial intelligence

Sometime in the future the intelligence of machines will exceed that of human brain power. So are we on the edge of an AI-pocalypse, with superintelligent devices superseding humanity, as predicted by..

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Magic of Maths: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

The Magic of Maths is the maths book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples--from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares--this ..

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Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. The Japanese used ..

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Magnificent Principia: Exploring Isaac Newton's Masterpiece

Despite its dazzling reputation, Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, or simply the Principia, remains a mystery for many people. Few of even the most intellectually curious re..

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Make Way for the Superhumans

Biomedical research is changing the both the format and the functions of human beings. Very soon the human race will be faced with a choice: do we join in with the enhancement or not? Make Way for the..

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Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

'An ode to the ways in which engineering has improved human civilisation' John Hennessy, Chairman, Alphabet 'A blueprint for future global progress underpinned by the spirit of innovation' Lord F..

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Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on gothic horror and science..

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Maladies and Medicine: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540 - 1740

Maladies and Medicine offers a lively exploration of health and medical cures in early modern England. The introduction sets out the background in which the body was understood, covering the theory of..

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Man on the Moon, A

'Through the windows of the slowly turning spacecraft they looked out at the place where the sun had once been, and there was the moon- a huge, magnificent sphere bathed in the eerie blue light of ear..

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