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From new discoveries to in-depth studies of scientific topics - there's much to gain from our range of scientific reads. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.
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Drawing physics  by Don S. (Don Stephen) Lemons

Drawing physics

Don S. (Don Stephen) Lemons

Book

"The subject of 'Seeing Physics' is our understanding of the physical universe as organized into 51 one thousand-word essays each anchored in a drawing that conveys a key idea. Each essay expands on the science of the drawing and places it in a broader...

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Eye of the shoal  by Helen Scales

Eye of the shoal

Helen Scales

Book

"There's something about fish that leaves a cold, slimy whiff in many people's minds. Either that, or fish are simply 'food'; catching fish to eat is so deeply ingrained that we fish for fish, but we don't pigeon a pigeon or deer a deer. It's difficult...

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Curlew moon  by Mary Colwell

Curlew moon

Mary Colwell

Book

Curlews are the UK's largest wading bird, about the size of a herring gull on long legs. They are particularly known for their evocative calls which embody wild places; they provoke a range of emotions that many have expressed in poetry, art and musi...

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Penguins in the desert  by Eric Loudon Wagner

Penguins in the desert

Eric Loudon Wagner

Book

"Every year, hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins gather to breed at Punta Tombo, Argentina, along a windswept edge of the Patagonian desert, and for more than three decades, biologist Dee Boersma has joined them. Penguins in the Desert follows...

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Universe in creation  by Roy Gould

Universe in creation

Roy Gould

Book

We know the universe has a history, but does it also have a story of self-creation to tell? Yes, in Roy R. Gould's account. He offers a compelling narrative of how the universe--with no instruction other than its own laws--evolved into billions of galaxies...

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Weather  by Andrew Revkin

Weather

Andrew Revkin

Book

"Colourful and captivating, Weather: An Illustrated History traces the history of weather and meteorology from prehistory to today's headlines in accessible, bite-sized stories. The descriptions touch on such varied topics as Earth's first atmosphere,...

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Wild moms  by Carin Bondar

Wild moms

Carin Bondar

Book

"Being a mom is a tough job--but imagine doing it in the jungle or out on the safari, faced by the ravages of the elements, a scarcity of resources and the threat of predators prowling at all times of the day and night. In Wild Moms, Dr. Carin Bondar...

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Orchid summer  by Jon (Conservationist) Dunn

Orchid summer

Jon (Conservationist) Dunn

Book

From the chalk downs of the south coast of England to the heathery moorland of the Shetland Isles, and from the holy island of Lindisfarne in the east to the Atlantic frontier of western Ireland, Orchid Summer is a journey into Britain and Ireland's ...

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The vulgar wasp  by Phil Lester

The vulgar wasp

Phil Lester

Book

"They're ranked one of the world's worst invasive species. They're often described as pure evil. People use petrol bombs, flamethrowers and shotguns on them in acts of vengeance. Wasps are feared and hated by many of us, with good reason - they sting....

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Wonderland  by Brett Westwood

Wonderland

Brett Westwood

Book

"From encounters with the curious black redstart, which winters on our rocky coasts, to the tiny green snowdrop shoots that are the first sign that spring might be round the corner. And from the blossom-time and dawn choruses of April and May into the...

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Understanding animal behavior  by Rory Putman

Understanding animal behavior

Rory Putman

Book

"This accessible introduction to animal behaviour provides an authoritative yet reader-friendly guide for the interested naturalist. It presents current knowledge about the way animals behave and will enable the reader to derive more pleasure from th...

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Large mammals of the Rocky Mountains  by Jack (Jack Clayton) Ballard

Large mammals of the Rocky Mountains

Jack (Jack Clayton) Ballard

Book

"This is the ultimate guide to big mammals of the Rocky Mountains-Elk, Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Bison, Black Bears, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Lions, and Whitetail Deer. This book offers up substantive yet easily digestible information on these big...

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The long spring  by Laurence Rose

The long spring

Laurence Rose

Book

"Exploring Europe's remarkable heritage of exceptional places and the wildlife, traditions and people associated with them, in February 2016 Laurence Rose crossed the Mediterranean from North Africa and set off on a series of journeys northwards towards...

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How to read the weather  by Storm Dunlop

How to read the weather

Storm Dunlop

Book

"There's nothing the British love more than discussing the weather and debating what it's going to do next. This handy-sized guide explains what causes the weather and easy ways to make your own forecasts. Will I need to take an umbrella this afternoon?...

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Winter birds  by Lars Jonsson

Winter birds

Lars Jonsson

Book

In this stunning book, Lars Jonsson celebrates and explores the beauty of the birds that surround him during the Swedish winter months. Inspired by the desolate, wintry landscapes, the dazzling light and the stark contract of colours he observes against...

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Dinosaur atlas  by Anne Rooney

Dinosaur atlas

Anne Rooney

Book

It's time to explore lost prehistoric lands and the huge variety of dinosaurs that roamed them with Lonely Planet Kids' Dinosaur Atlas. Kids can unfold maps and lift the flaps to reveal amazing illustrations and facts about how dinosaurs lived and where...

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The blackbird diaries  by Karen (Writer of The gathering tide) Lloyd

The blackbird diaries

Karen (Writer of The gathering tide)...

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"With its enchanting song, striking orange bill and endearing willingness to share our living space, the blackbird is one of our best-loved birds. But robins, swifts, goldfinches and blue tits can captivate us equally and, in The Blackbird Diaries, Karen...

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Beyond weird  by Philip Ball

Beyond weird

Philip Ball

Book

If you aren't shocked by quantum mechanics, you haven't understood it. Since Niels Bohr said this many years ago, quantum mechanics has only been getting more shocking. We now realise that it's not just telling us that `weird' things happen out of sight,...

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Who we are and how we got here  by David (Of Harvard Medical School) Reich

Who we are and how we got here

David (Of Harvard Medical School) R...

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"David Reich describes how the revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep human past. This book tells the emerging story of our often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures...

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Maths hacks  by Richard (Richard John) Cochrane

Maths hacks

Richard (Richard John) Cochrane

Book

"Everything you need to know about 100 key mathematical concepts condensed into easy-to-understand sound bites designed to stick in your memory and give you an instant grasp of the concept.On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the...

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Science hacks  by Colin Barras

Science hacks

Colin Barras

Book

"With Science Hacks, you no longer need a PhD to understand the fascinating ideas behind science's greatest theories and discoveries. This latest addition to the ingenious new Hacks series will show you a technique for understanding and, crucially, r...

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Maths in bite-sized chunks  by Chris Waring

Maths in bite-sized chunks

Chris Waring

Book

"Maths is often cited as the 'most difficult' or 'complex' subject to study, many people admitting to a wariness that was probably ingrained into them in their schooldays. In Maths in Bite-sized Chunks, Chris Waring proves that it's easy to break the...

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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs  by Stephen Brusatte

The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

Stephen Brusatte

Book

"Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers - themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period - into the dominant array of s...

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Gravitational waves  by Brian Clegg

Gravitational waves

Brian Clegg

Book

"On 14 September 2015, after 50 years of searching, gravitational waves were detected for the first time and astronomy changed for ever. Until then, investigation of the universe had depended on electromagnetic radiation: visible light, radio, X-rays...

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Darwin's fossils  by Adrian Lister

Darwin's fossils

Adrian Lister

Book

"Darwin's Fossils is an accessible account of Darwin's pioneering work on fossils, his adventures in South America, and his relationship with the scientific establishment. While Darwin's research on Galápagos finches is celebrated, his work on fossils...

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BirdNote

BirdNote

Book

Here are the best stories about our avian friends from the public radio show BirdNote, each brief essay illuminating the life, habits, or songs of a particular bird. Why do geese fly in a V-formation? Why are worms so good for you--if you're a robin?...

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The wisdom of wolves  by Jim Dutcher

The wisdom of wolves

Jim Dutcher

Book

"From the world-famous couple who lived alongside a three-generation wolf pack, this book of inspiration, drawn from the wild, will fascinate animal and nature lovers alike. For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, ...

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Plate tectonics  by Iain S. Stewart

Plate tectonics

Iain S. Stewart

Book

'Plate Tectonics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to what really goes on under the ground beneath our feet.Written by the celebrated geologist, lecturer and scientific presenter Iain Stewart, Plate Tectonics explores the Earth's building...

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Big bang  by Marcus Chown

Big bang

Marcus Chown

Book

"The Big Bang is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the greatest discovery in the history of science - the birth of the universe.Written by award-winning broadcaster and cosmologist Marcus Chown, The Big Bang details how 13.82 billion years...

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Pandora's garden  by Clinton Crockett Peters

Pandora's garden

Clinton Crockett Peters

Book

Pandora's Garden profiles invasive or unwanted species in the natural world and examines how our treatment of these creatures sometimes parallels in surprising ways how we treat each other. Part essay, part nature writing, part narrative nonfiction, ...

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Human origins

Human origins

Book

"Homop sapiens is the most successful and the most influential specials ever to walk the Earth. In the blink of an evolutionary eye we have spread around the globe, taken control of Earth's biological and mineral resources, transformed the environmen...

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Parrots of the world  by Steve Brookes

Parrots of the world

Steve Brookes

Book

Parrots have always captured the imagination of humans thanks to their bright plumage and ability to mimic speech. This beautifully illustrated book on the world's parrots explores all aspects of their lives, as well as the various parrot families, a...

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Lion hearted  by Andrew J. Loveridge

Lion hearted

Andrew J. Loveridge

Book

In 2015, an American hunter named Walter Palmer shot and killed a lion named Cecil. The lion was one of dozens slain each year in Zimbabwe, which legally licenses the hunting of big cats. But Cecil's death sparked unprecedented global outrage, igniti...

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How numbers work

How numbers work

Book

Think of a number between one and ten. No, hang on, let's make this interesting. Between zero and infinity. Even if you stick to the whole numbers, there are a lot to choose from - an infinite number in fact. Throw in decimal fractions and infinity s...

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The first three minutes  by Steven Weinberg

The first three minutes

Steven Weinberg

Book

This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know.

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See it with a small telescope  by Will Kalif

See it with a small telescope

Will Kalif

Book

"Take the mystery and struggle out of discovering new worlds. With hands-on tips, tricks and instructions, this book allows you to unleash the full power of your small telescope and view amazing space objects right from your own backyard, including: ...

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Mountains  by Stefan Werner Dech

Mountains

Stefan Werner Dech

Book

This thrilling combination of science, history, geography and adventure brings together more than 170 breathtaking virtual images of mountains, created using modern satellite technology with unprecedented precision and detail, allowing viewpoints that...

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Wonders of the night sky you must see before you die  by Bob (Astronomer) King

Wonders of the night sky you must see before you die

Bob (Astronomer) King

Book

"Do you enjoy looking at the night sky but aren't sure how to keep track of what you've seen? Maybe you're looking to take your night watching to another level and find more incredible sights?Bob King's bucket list collection of 70 must-see night sky...

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Calendrical calculations  by Edward M. Reingold

Calendrical calculations

Edward M. Reingold

Book

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The effective scientist  by Corey J. A. Bradshaw

The effective scientist

Corey J. A. Bradshaw

Book

A how-to guide to mastering the skills you need to navigate the murky waters of an academic science career effectively.

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Who cares about particle physics?  by Pauline Gagnon

Who cares about particle physics?

Pauline Gagnon

Book

This book explains in clear terms for non-specialists what is happening at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics located near Geneva. It starts from the basics to build a solid understanding of the relevance of current research in partic...

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Climate change  by Prince of Wales Charles

Climate change

Prince of Wales Charles

Book

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Climate Change is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to one of the most important issues facing our world today. From HRH The Prince of Wales, environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist Dr E...

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Microbia  by Eugenia Bone

Microbia

Eugenia Bone

Book

"Set against a backdrop of [the author's] misadventures in academia, [this work] explores what microbes are and how they live and compares the microbiomes of soil, plants, animals (that includes us), and places, explaining such things as the wrongheadedness...

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A journey through the Universe  by author New Scientist (Firm)

A journey through the Universe

author New Scientist (Firm)

Book

There's a whole universe out there...Imagine you had a spacecraft capable of travelling through interstellar space. You climb in, blast into orbit, fly out of the solar system and keep going. Where do you end up, and what do you see along the way?The...

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Antarctica  by Tony Soper

Antarctica

Tony Soper

Book

Updated throughout, the 7th edition of Bradt's Antarctica: a Guide to Wildlife is the most practical guide to the flora and fauna available for those 'going south'. Celebrating the amazing and often unique species of this spectacular environment, the...

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Brave new Arctic  by Mark C. Serreze

Brave new Arctic

Mark C. Serreze

Book

In the 1990s, researchers in the Arctic noticed that floating summer sea ice had begun receding. This was accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation and unexpected changes in weather patterns throughout the world. The Arctic's perennially frozen ground,...

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The real wolf  by Ted B. Lyon

The real wolf

Ted B. Lyon

Book

"A comprehensive look at one of the most controversial predators in North America. The Real Wolf is an in-depth study of the impact that wolves have had on big game and livestock populations as a federally protected species. Expert authors Ted B. Lyon...

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Mighty mito  by Susanne Bennett

Mighty mito

Susanne Bennett

Book

"Ever wonder why toddlers and preschoolers run around with endless energy, and you're ready to fall asleep just watching them? Finally, Dr. Susanne Bennett, has the answer! And it all has to do with the mighty mitochondria-that subcellular organelle that...

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Owl sense  by Miriam Darlington

Owl sense

Miriam Darlington

Book

"'Her softness took my breath away. Deadly beauty. She turned her face towards me. The owl's massive facial disc produces a funnel for sound that is the most effective in the animal kingdom'. Owls have captivated the human imagination for millennia. We...

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Genomics  by John M. Archibald

Genomics

John M. Archibald

Book

Genomics has transformed the biological sciences. From epidemiology and medicine to evolution and forensics, the ability to determine an organism's complete genetic makeup has changed the way science is done and the questions that can be asked of it....

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Burning planet  by Andrew C. Scott

Burning planet

Andrew C. Scott

Book

Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years, as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, la...

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Return of the sea otter  by Todd McLeish

Return of the sea otter

Todd McLeish

Book

Presents a science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction...

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Snorkel coral reefs  by K. C. Kelley

Snorkel coral reefs

K. C. Kelley

Book

"This beginning reader takes young people under the sea to meet amazing animals! Using text aimed at emergent readers, each book also features vocabulary specific to its place in the world. Colorful photos make exploring fun!"--

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E=mc²  by David Bodanis

E=mc²

David Bodanis

Book

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Bananaworld  by Jeffrey Bub

Bananaworld

Jeffrey Bub

Book

"What on earth do bananas have to do with quantum mechanics? From a modern perspective, quantum mechanics is about strangely counterintuitive correlations between separated systems, which can be exploited in feats like quantum teleportation, unbreaka...

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The gene  by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

The gene

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

Book

Few concepts played a more important role in twentieth-century life sciences than that of the gene. Yet at this moment, the field of genetics is undergoing radical conceptual transformation, and some scientists are questioning the very usefulness of ...

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Conjuring the universe  by P. W. (Peter William) Atkins

Conjuring the universe

P. W. (Peter William) Atkins

Book

The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where...

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The future of humanity  by Michio Kaku

The future of humanity

Michio Kaku

Book

"Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future...

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A leap for Legadema  by Beverly Joubert

A leap for Legadema

Beverly Joubert

Book

"The special bond between a mother leopard and her cub is illuminated in this heartwarming coming-of-age story set in Botswana's lush Okavango Delta. Stunning photographs from a legendary duo of National Geographic explorers are sure to captivate young...

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Close encounters with humankind  by Sang-Hee Lee

Close encounters with humankind

Sang-Hee Lee

Book

Explores how the field of paleoanthropology enables insights into some of the world's leading evolutionary questions, exploring such topics as the life cycles of ancient people, the origins of social nature, and the common traits between modern humans...

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Wildlife of the Arctic  by Richard Sale

Wildlife of the Arctic

Richard Sale

Book

This book celebrates the Arctic, exploring the natural history that has so inspired generations. Early travellers to the Arctic brought back tales of amazing creatures and of the endurance required of visitors, the Arctic becoming a land of inspiration...

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The birds at my table  by Darryl N. Jones

The birds at my table

Darryl N. Jones

Book

"Discusses the history and scale of feeding wild birds. Outlines debates about the practice, highlighting key research findings and pointing out the issues that require further examination. Written in nontechnical language, thus making it accessible to...

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The cartoon guide to statistics  by Larry Gonick

The cartoon guide to statistics

Larry Gonick

Book

"[This book] covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, rambling variables, Bernoulli Trials, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation,...

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The tectonic plates are moving  by Roy Livermore

The tectonic plates are moving

Roy Livermore

Book

"This book explains modern plate tectonics in a non-technical manner; showing not only how it accounts for phenomena such as great earthquakes, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions, but also how it controls conditions of the Earth's surface, including glo...

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Blossoms  by Maxine Singer

Blossoms

Maxine Singer

Book

Flowers evolved to attract pollinators, so new generations of plant can form. But how do plants know when to bloom, and how do they construct their flowers? This book describes what we have learnt of the astonishing genetic and epigenetic processes behind...

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Geophysics  by William Lowrie

Geophysics

William Lowrie

Book

Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Encompassing areas such as seismology, plate tectonics, gravitational anomalies, and the Earth's magnetic field (present and past, as captured in rocks), it brings these together to give clues to both the structure...

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What is real?  by Adam Becker

What is real?

Adam Becker

Book

"Quantum mechanics is humanity's finest scientific achievement. It explains why the sun shines and how your eyes can see. It's the theory behind the LEDs in your phone and the nuclear hearts of space probes. Every physicist agrees quantum physics is....

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Juniper, the happiest fox  by Jessika Coker

Juniper, the happiest fox

Jessika Coker

Book

"Juniper's adorable snaggletooth smile and fun-loving personality are vibrantly captured in this heartwarming book. With gorgeous photos, a charming narrative about Juniper's life, and a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to live with a fox, this...

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30-second energy

30-second energy

Book

Do you know your ssion from your fusion? You will have heard of Einstein's theory of relativity and his synonymous equation E=mc2, but do you really understand what they mean? With renewable energy a hot topic of conversation, arm yourself with the 50...

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Weird maths  by David Darling

Weird maths

David Darling

Book

"Is anything truly random? Does infinity actually exist? Could we ever see into other dimensions? In this ... journey of discovery, David Darling and extraordinary child prodigy Agnijo Banerjee draw connections between the cutting edge of modern maths...

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The universe in bite-sized chunks  by Colin (Science writer) Stuart

The universe in bite-sized chunks

Colin (Science writer) Stuart

Book

The whole cosmos in your hands, The Universe in Bite-sized Chunks is your one-stop guide to everything you ever wanted to know about space and our place in it. Does dark matter keep you up at night? Do alien planets intrigue you, parallel universes c...

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First in fly  by Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr

First in fly

Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr

Book

A single species of fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has been the subject of scientific research for more than one hundred years. Why does this tiny insect merit such intense scrutiny? Drosophila's importance as a research organism began with its short ...

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Weather  by Storm Dunlop

Weather

Storm Dunlop

Book

"from deciding he best day for a picnic, to forecasting farming conditions, to the devastating effects of hurricanes, weather impacts our lives on a daily basis. We check the weather forecast regularly, but most of us do not appreciate the complex in...

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Sharks never sleep  by Brendan McAloon

Sharks never sleep

Brendan McAloon

Book

Following a year of record numbers of shark attacks, Sharks Never Sleep takes us around the world to meet shark-attack survivors, shark lovers and shark hunters, who tell us of the primal fear of being eaten alive by a wild animal, the unimaginable grief...

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Mitochondria and the future of medicine  by Lee Know

Mitochondria and the future of medicine

Lee Know

Book

"With information for patients and practitioners on optimizing mitochondrial function for greater health and longevity, Why do we age? Why does cancer develop? What's the connection between heart failure and Alzheimer's disease, or infertility and he...

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A taste for the beautiful  by Michael J. (Michael Joseph) Ryan

A taste for the beautiful

Michael J. (Michael Joseph) Ryan

Book

"Darwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant colors of butterflies and fishes to the songs of birds and frogs. He argued that animals have "a taste for the beautiful" ...

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The ghosts of Gombe  by Dale Peterson

The ghosts of Gombe

Dale Peterson

Book

"This book, written by the author of the "definitive" biography of primatologist Jane Goodall, presents in sweeping detail the story of a group of young volunteers and students doing animal behavior research on chimpanzees, baboons, and red colobus monkeys...

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Dirty genes  by Ben Lynch

Dirty genes

Ben Lynch

Book

A leading expert in epigenetics, Dr. Ben Lynch provides a revolutionary, personalized approach to improve how your genes behave, preventing and reversing chronic illness-cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues,...

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Animal  by Kristin J. Russo

Animal

Kristin J. Russo

Book

The world is filled with fascinating creatures. But how much do you really know about them? Sometimes the truth is more complicated than we originally thought. Get the real facts about the animals around us, and drop the fibs!

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The complete illustrated encyclopedia of birds of the world  by David Alderton

The complete illustrated encyclopedia of birds of the world

David Alderton

Book

This comprehensive encyclopedia of the world's birds presents a fantastic visual guide to the major avian species and families, from America's tiniest insect-catchers to the giant, flightless species still living on the African plains. A 420-page dir...

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Reverse mathematics  by John Stillwell

Reverse mathematics

John Stillwell

Book

"This book presents reverse mathematics to a general mathematical audience for the first time. Reverse mathematics is a new field that answers some old questions. In the two thousand years that mathematicians have been deriving theorems from axioms, it...

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Convergence  by Peter Watson

Convergence

Peter Watson

Book

"Convergence is a history of modern science with an original and significant twist. Various scientific disciplines, despite their very different beginnings, have been coming together over the past 150 years, converging and coalescing. Intimate connections...

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Swamp  by Anthony David Wilson

Swamp

Anthony David Wilson

Book

"Throughout history, swamps have been idealized and demonized, purged and protected. They are considered places of evil, pestilence and death, but also diverse ecosystems teeming with life. They can be obstacles to development, and remnants of fading...

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The illustrated encyclopedia of trees of Britain & Europe  by Tony Russell

The illustrated encyclopedia of trees of Britain & Europe

Tony Russell

Book

"This superbly illustrated book is a comprehensive identification reference to over 550 of the most important and best-known trees of Britain and Europe, from Iceland in the north to the Mediterranean in the south. A detailed introduction looks at the...

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Birds new to science  by David (Ornithologist) Brewer

Birds new to science

David (Ornithologist) Brewer

Book

Amazing as it might sound, ornithologists are still discovering, on average, five or six bird species that are completely new to science each year. What's more, these aren't all just obscure brown birds on tiny islands-- witness the bizarre Bare-faced...

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Beetles  by Richard Jones

Beetles

Richard Jones

Book

Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any other type of living thing. This astonishing species diversity is matched by a similar diversity...

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Further adventures of the Celestial Sleuth  by Donald W. author. Olson

Further adventures of the Celestial Sleuth

Donald W. author. Olson

Book

From the author of "Celestial Sleuth" (2014), yet more mysteries in art, history, and literature are solved by calculating phases of the Moon, determining the positions of the planets and stars, and identifying celestial objects in paintings. In addition...

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Into the heart of the world

Into the heart of the world

Book

A team of speleologists travel to the centre of the world. This volume gathers the main expeditions of La Venta speleologist association over the course of twenty-five years through stunning images and travel logs.

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Birds art life death  by Kyo Maclear

Birds art life death

Kyo Maclear

Book

One winter, Kyo Maclear became unmoored. Her father has recently fallen ill and she suddenly found herself lost for words. As a writer she could no longer bring herself to create; her work wasn't providing the comfort and meaning that it had before. But...

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Shark attacks  by Blake Chapman

Shark attacks

Blake Chapman

Book

Humans spend more time in or on the water than ever before; we love the beach. But for many people, getting in the water provokes a moment's hesitation. Shark attacks are big news events and although the risk of shark attack on humans is incredibly low,...

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Math smart

Math smart

Book

"Even in a world where every cell phone is also a calculator, basic math competency is a must! In this book, you'll learn how to efficiently solve common problems and effortlessly perform foundational math operations like addition, subtraction, multi...

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A wilder time  by William E. Glassley

A wilder time

William E. Glassley

Book

A scientist experiences primordial wonders and the wisdom of solitude in one of Earth's wildest and most endangered places.

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Our human story  by Louise Humphrey

Our human story

Louise Humphrey

Book

Our Human Story is a guide to our fossil relatives, from what may be the earliest hominins such as Sahelanthropus, dating back six to seven million years, through to our own species, Homo sapiens.

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The history of physics  by J. L. Heilbron

The history of physics

J. L. Heilbron

Book

"How does the physics we know today-- a highly professionalized enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry-- link back to its origins as a liberal art in ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature and...

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Ten great ideas about chance  by Persi Diaconis

Ten great ideas about chance

Persi Diaconis

Book

"In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs that enabled or transformed innumerable fields,...

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