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Astronomy: A Visual Guide

Take a tour of the Universe, from the 150km impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a 643kmph swirling storm that started in the 1600s. This stunningly illustrated slipcase is la..

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

There's no better guide through mind-expanding questions such as what the nature of space and time is, how we fit within the universe, and how the universe fits within us than Neil deGrasse Tyson. But..

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Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Astrophysics is the physics of the stars, and more widely the physics of the Universe. It enables us to understand the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, ..

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Astroquizzical: A Beginner's Journey Through the Cosmos

In this enthralling cosmic journey through space and time, astrophysicist Jillian Scudder locates our home planet within its own 'family tree'. Our parent the Earth and its sibling planets in our sola..

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At the Water's Edge: Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs...

Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago ..

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Atlas of Disease: Mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus

Behind every disease is a story, a complex narrative woven of multiple threads, from the natural history of the disease, to the tale of its discovery and its place in history. But what is vital in al..

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Atom

Riddled with jealousy, rivalry, missed opportunities and moments of genius, the history of the atom's discovery is as bizarre, as capricious, and as weird as the atom itself. John Dalton gave us the f..

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Atom: The building block of everything

This bold new title places its subject centre stage, shining the spotlight directly onto the structure and properties of this tiniest amount of anything it is possible to identify. The book covers a h..

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Atomic: The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939-49

Spanning ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to 'Joe-1', the first Soviet atomic bomb test in August 1949, Atomic is the first fully realised popular account of the race ..

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Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

With his "deeply informed and compassionate book...Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a `moral imperative' [for doctors] to do right by their patients" (New York Journal of Books).The first book for the ..

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Augmenting Alice: The future of identity, experience and reality

Augmented Reality is fast becoming one of the most important emerging technologies, with unprecedented investment growth and interest from big tech platforms and accelerator industries. This book ..

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Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights

The beautiful aurorae, or northern lights, are the stuff of legends. The ancient stories of the Sami people warn that if you mock the lights they will seize you, and their mythical appeal continues to..

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Australian Mathematical Society Lecture Series: Series Number 19: Quantum Groups: A Path to Current Algebra

Algebra has moved well beyond the topics discussed in standard undergraduate texts on 'modern algebra'. Those books typically dealt with algebraic structures such as groups, rings and fields: still ve..

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Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - And How It Will Reshape Our World

`Truly fascinating' Brian Merchant, author of The One Device From the ultimate insider - a former General Motors executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project - comes the d..

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Awa Book of New Zealand Science

This landmark anthology of writings about New Zealand science and by New Zealand scientists traces the development of all branches of science, from early naturalists' ramblings on flora and fauna, to ..

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Bad Choices: How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier
Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors & Harm Patients

'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry und..

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Bad Science

Guardian columnist Dr Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the bad science we're fed by the worst of the hacks and the quacks! When Dr Ben Goldacre saw so..

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Basis of Everything, The

The story that bonds Ernest Rutherford and Marcus Oliphant is as extraordinary as it is unlikely. They were kindred souls, schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain's empire, whose res..

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Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist argues that beauty is the fundamental organizing principle for the entire universe In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that be..

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Beauty of Numbers in Nature: Mathematical Patterns and Principles from the Natural World

Think of a zebra's stripes, the complexities of a spider's web, the uniformity of desert dunes, or the spirals in a sunflower head ...think of a snowflake. The Beauty of Numbers in Nature shows how l..

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Before Galileo : The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe

Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, which sparked the Scientific Revolution and led to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newto..

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Beginning and the End of Everything: From the Big Bang to the End of the Universe

13.8 billion years ago, something incredible happened. Matter, energy, space and time all suddenly burst into existence in a cataclysmic event that's come to be known as the Big Bang. It was the birth..

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Why do we do what we do? Behave is at once a dazzling tour and a majestic synthesis of the whole science of human behaviour. Brought to life through simple language, engaging stories and irreverent wi..

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2017 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 'Awe-inspiringa You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think o..

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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the bound..

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Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015

The Best American Series The next edition in a series praised as undeniably exquisite (Maria Popova), "The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015"includes work from both award-winning writers ..

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Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016

Science writers get into the game with all kinds of noble, high-minded ambitions. We want to educate. To enlighten, notes guest editor Amy Stewart in her introduction to The Best American Science and ..

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Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017

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Best Australian Science Writing 2017

The annual collection celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of sc..

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Best Australian Science Writing 2018

This popular yearly anthology gives a snapshot of the very best science writing Australia has to offer, including everything from the most esoteric philosophical questions about ourselves and th..

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Best Before: The Evolution and Future of Processed Food

Long before there was the ready meal, humans processed food to preserve it and make it safe. From fire to fermentation, our ancestors survived periods of famine by changing the very nature of their fo..

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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

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Beyond Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality. But that was just the beginning. In Beyond Biocentrism, acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine's "100..

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Beyond Coincidence

'A first-rate book' - The Observer Laura Buxton, aged ten, releases a balloon from her garden. It lands 140 miles away in the garden of another Laura Buxton, aged ten. Coincidence? Or something b..

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Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of the Mathematical Universe

Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two..

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Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer-Limits of Mathematics

Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two..

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Beyond Weird

'This is the book I wish I could have written but am very glad I've read' Jim Al-Khalili 'I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.' Richard Feynman wrote this in 1965..

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Beyond Weird

PHYSICS WORLD 2018 BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A clear and deeply researched account of what's known about the quantum laws of nature, and how to think about what they might really mean' Nature 'I t..

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Big Data: Does Size Matter?

What is Big Data, and why should you care? Big data knows where you've been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. It can predict what you'll buy, where you'll be t..

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Big Data: Does Size Matter?

Big data knows where you've been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. It can predict what you'll buy, where you'll be the victim of crime and when you'll have a h..

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Big Data: How the Information Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives

Is the Brexit vote successful big data politics or the end of democracy? Why do airlines overbook, and why do banks get it wrong so often? How does big data enable Netflix to forecast a hit, CERN to f..

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Big Nine, The

We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we--the everyday people whose data powers AI--aren't actually in control of anything. W..

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Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

'Fascinating' - Brian Cox, Mail on Sunday Books of the Year Where are we? Who are we? Do our beliefs, hopes and dreams hold any significance out there in the void? Can human purpose and meaning ever f..

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Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

Where are we? Who are we? Do our beliefs, hopes and dreams mean anything out there in the void? Can human purpose and meaning ever fit into a scientific worldview? Acclaimed award-winning author Sean ..

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Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science

The disconnection between humans and nature is perhaps one of the most fundamental problems faced by our species today. The schism between us and the natural world is arguably the root cause of most o..

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Biology: An Illustrated History of Life Science (Ponderables: 100 Discoveries That Changed History)

Hardcover with removable fold-out Timeline..

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Black Hole Blues

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Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

This is the full inside story of the detection of gravitational waves at Ligo, one of the most ambitious feats in scientific history. It is selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Sunday Times. "Th..

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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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