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Physicist Helen Czerski explores the patterns and connections that illustrate the grandest of scientific theories in the smallest everyday objects and experiences.
In this fascinating book Ed Yong takes us on a journey through our microbial partners and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery.
Fascinated by space but don’t have the energy or time to read big textbooks? Then this bite-sized read covering the fundamental theories of astrophysics is the perfect read for you.
An eye-opening read into the incredible creations that have shaped how and what we cook. With the expertise of inventors, scientists, cooks and chefs, this is the previously unsung history of our kitchens.
Chris Woodford introduces the reader to the incredible scientific explanations behind a variety of household phenomenon. You’ll never look at your home the same ever again!
An engaging read explaining the many forms of water from snow to ice and liquid water with detailed descriptions of each state and their importance to humans.
An intriguing tale of how we, the only surviving humans, have evolved into the way we are. Last Ape Standing explores the forces that moulded us into the creature we are today.
In this book, The One Show presenter Marty Jopson answers the many baffling questions about the chemistry and physics behind the everyday stuff we use that bring convenience to our lives.
Did you know that behind the messy and chaotic surface of our everyday lives there is a mathematical structure at play? This book presents revelations behind these and many more questions using the mathematician’s own unique style – minus the jargon.
In this fascinating read Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees and fruit that humans have used to transform into alcohol over the centuries. Hope to be the most popular guest at a cocktail party? Then give this a read.
Acclaimed nature writer Lynda Lynn Haupt draws the reader into the secret world of the creatures that dwell among us in urban neighbourhoods whether we are aware of them or not. This book will awaken our wonder and respect for the urban wild.
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