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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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Books do furnish a life  by Richard Dawkins

Books do furnish a life

Richard Dawkins

Book

"A new anthology of the internationally best-selling science writer's work, bringing together his writing about some of the most important science literature of our age to explore its key themes. Includes exclusive new commentary and conversation with...

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Blue  by Kai Kupferschmidt

Blue

Kai Kupferschmidt

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"A globe-trotting quest to find blue in the natural world-and to understand our collective obsession with this bewitching color"--Publisher's description.

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The hummingbird handbook  by John Shewey

The hummingbird handbook

John Shewey

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"Shewey shares facts, tips, and ecological information that will help readers attract, understand, protect hummingbirds. From advice on feeders to planing and landscaping that will have your garden whirring with tiny wings, he provides all you need to...

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Planting the world  by Jordan Goodman

Planting the world

Jordan Goodman

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"Botany was the darling and the powerhouse of the eighteenth century. As European ships ventured across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, discovery bloomed. Bounties of new plants were brought back, and their arrival meant much more than impro...

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10 short lessons in time travel  by Brian Clegg

10 short lessons in time travel

Brian Clegg

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"Einstein's special theory of relativity told us that time travel to the future was possible, and later his general theory of relativity showed us that loops in spacetime could exist, meaning that we might be able to bend time backwards, too. But what...

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Desert notebooks  by Ben Ehrenreich

Desert notebooks

Ben Ehrenreich

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"A book about the literal and figurative end of time and what that means for us as conscious beings, Desert Notebooks looks at how both the unprecedented pace of destruction to our environment and our increasingly unstable global socio-political inst...

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Human, nature  by Ian Carter

Human, nature

Ian Carter

Book

"What does it mean to be a part of-rather than apart from-nature? This book is about how we interact with wildlife and the ways in which this can make our lives richer and more fulfilling. But it also explores the conflicts and contradictions inevitable...

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Soil  by James Matthew Evans

Soil

James Matthew Evans

Book

"What we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. Soil is the unlikely story of our most maligned resource as swashbuckling hero. A saga of bombs, ice ages and civilisations falling. Of ancient hunger, modern sicknesses and gastronomic delight. It features...

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Coal  by Ralph Crane

Coal

Ralph Crane

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"While concerns about climate change have focused negative attention on the coal industry in recent years, as descendants of the industrial revolution we have all benefitted from the mining of the black seam. Coal has influenced significantly the course...

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Beachcombing  by Ceridwen Fraser

Beachcombing

Ceridwen Fraser

Book

"If you've ever walked along a beach or rocky shore and peered, poked or wondered at the things cast upon it by the waves, this book is for you. Beaches are our windows to the ocean, and the objects we find on them tell stories about life, death and ...

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Elegy for a river  by Tom Moorhouse

Elegy for a river

Tom Moorhouse

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"Water voles are small, brownish, bewhiskered and charming. Made famous by 'Ratty' in The Wind in the Willows, once they were a ubiquitous part of our waterways. They were a totem of our rivers. Now, however, they are nearly gone. This is their story,...

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A history of the universe in 100 stars  by Florian Freistetter

A history of the universe in 100 stars

Florian Freistetter

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"From the Big Bang to the Gaia Mission, this is a very personal history of the universe through the author's favourite 100 stars. Astronomer Florian Freistetter has chosen 100 stars that have almost nothing in common. Some are bright and famous, some...

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The dinosaur hunters  by Lowell Dingus

The dinosaur hunters

Lowell Dingus

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"Dinosaur bones had been found centuries before scientists understood what they were and what creatures they came from; ancient Chinese writings spoke of "dragon" bones, and large fossils discovered in the UK were thought to belong to human giants. It...

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Gentle and fierce  by Vanessa Berry

Gentle and fierce

Vanessa Berry

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"Gentle and Fierce focuses on the world of animals, and the way their presence has shaped the author's life story and her sense of self. Having spent her life in city environments, Vanessa Berry's experiences with animals have largely been through en...

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The stubborn light of things  by Melissa Harrison

The stubborn light of things

Melissa Harrison

Book

"When I lived in London I barely noticed the winter solstice. Nothing slowed, contracted or dimmed to mark the shortest day of the year, for, like all cities, London has all but left such trifling considerations behind. But now I am in Suffolk, and t...

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Beachcombing  by Ceridwen Fraser

Beachcombing

Ceridwen Fraser

Book

"If you've ever walked along a beach or rocky shore and peered, poked or wondered at the things cast upon it by the waves, this book is for you. Sea foam, ambergris, giant squid, stranded whales, seaweed, shells, plastic, dead birds, shoes and pieces...

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Shearwater  by Roger Morgan-Grenville

Shearwater

Roger Morgan-Grenville

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"A very personal mix of memoir and natural history from the author of Liquid Gold. Ten weeks into its life, a Manx shearwater chick will emerge from its burrow and fly 8,000 miles from the west coast of the British Isles to the South Atlantic. It will...

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Wasps  by Eric R. Eaton

Wasps

Eric R. Eaton

Book

"The ultimate visual journey into the beautiful and complex world of wasps. Wasps are far more diverse than the familiar yellowjackets and hornets that harass picnickers and build nests under the eaves of our homes. These amazing, mostly solitary cre...

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How long is a piece of string?  by Robert Eastaway

How long is a piece of string?

Robert Eastaway

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"From beating the odds on TV gameshows to avoiding being conned, this quirky collection of essays highlights the importance of math in our everyday lives. Ever wondered why a lift takes so long to respond to a call? Or if there's a mathematical secret...

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GIS for science. Volume 2

GIS for science. Volume 2

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"GIS for Science, Volume 2: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics brings to life a continuing collection of real-world examples of scientists using geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial data science to expand our understanding of the world....

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Gone  by Michael Blencowe

Gone

Michael Blencowe

Book

"A modern must-read for anyone interested in protecting our earth and its incredible wildlife, Gone tells fascinating stories of 11 extraordinary extinct animals from around the world. This is a mindful call to conserve what we have now before it is ...

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The physics of climate change  by Lawrence M. Krauss

The physics of climate change

Lawrence M. Krauss

Book

"The news is full of hotly debated and divergent claims about the impacts and risks of climate change. Lawrence Krauss, one of the world's most respected physicists and science popularizers, cuts through the confusion by succinctly presenting the und...

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The hidden beauty of the microscopic world  by James Weiss

The hidden beauty of the microscopic world

James Weiss

Book

"The videographer behind the Journey to the Microcosmos YouTube channel (386K subscribers) James Weiss presents a beginner's guide to the extremely small and utterly strange life that surrounds us. James Weiss was feeling lost in life when he first d...

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The hummingbirds' gift  by Sy Montgomery

The hummingbirds' gift

Sy Montgomery

Book

"As one of the most beautiful and intriguing birds found in nature, hummingbirds fascinate people around the world. The lightest birds in the sky, hummingbirds are capable of incredible feats, such as flying backwards, diving at speeds of sixty-one MPH,...

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Empire of ants  by Susanne Foitzik

Empire of ants

Susanne Foitzik

Book

"Ants number in the ten quadrillions, and they have been here since the Jurassic era. Inside an anthill, you'll find high drama worthy of a royal court; and between colonies, high-stakes geopolitical intrigue is afoot. Just like us, ants grow crops, ...

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Expanding universe

Expanding universe

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"With investigations into everything from black holes to exoplanets, the Hubble Telescope has changed not only the face of astronomy but also our very sense of being in the universe. On the 30th anniversary of its launch into low-earth orbit, this up...

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Croak

Croak

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"Croak is a collection of delightful quotes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the underappreciated beauty of frogs. Many of the stunning, colourful images were taken by author Phil Bishop on his travels around the world. They showcase frogs in their...

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Meetings with remarkable trees  by Thomas Pakenham

Meetings with remarkable trees

Thomas Pakenham

Book

"Thomas Pakenham's beautifully illustrated, bestselling book of tree portraits. With this astonishing collection, Thomas Pakenham produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owes little to conventional botany. The sixty trees are grouped according...

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How to make sense of statistics  by Stephen Gorard

How to make sense of statistics

Stephen Gorard

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"In a new textbook designed for students new to statistics and social data, Stephen Gorard focuses on non-inferential statistics as a basis to ensure students have basic statistical literacy. Understanding why we have to learn statistics and seeing the...

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Fractals  by Oliver B. Linton

Fractals

Oliver B. Linton

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"What are fractals? Why are they such fun? How do you make one? Why is a dripping tap not as random as it seems? What is chaos? Is the Mandelbrot set really the most complex object in mathematics? In this beautifully illustrated book, fractal-hunter ...

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The circling sky  by Neil Ansell

The circling sky

Neil Ansell

Book

"In the form of several journeys, beginning in January 2019, Neil Ansell returns for solitary walks to the New Forest in Hampshire, close to where he was born. With beautiful sightings and observations of birds, trees, butterflies, insects and landscape,...

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Latitude  by Nicholas Crane

Latitude

Nicholas Crane

Book

"By knowing the shape of our earth we can create maps, survive the oceans, follow rivers, navigate the skies, and travel across the globe. This is the story of our world, of how we discovered what no one thought possible - the shape of the earth. A t...

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The biology book  by Mary Argent-Katwala

The biology book

Mary Argent-Katwala

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"What is life? Why do bees dance? How do animals know their mothers? Who discovered germs? Biology is the story of our quest to understand the living world and explain how its organisms work and interact whether microbes, mushrooms, or mammals. In an...

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The science delusion  by Rupert Sheldrake

The science delusion

Rupert Sheldrake

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"The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scient...

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Birdsong in a time of silence  by Steven Lovatt

Birdsong in a time of silence

Steven Lovatt

Book

"A lyrical celebration of birdsong against the backdrop of the global pandemic. A lyrical celebration of birdsong, and the rekindling of a deep passion for nature. "At this time of year, blackbirds never simply fly: instead, like reluctantly retired ...

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Light in the darkness  by Heino Falcke

Light in the darkness

Heino Falcke

Book

"A fascinating and thought-provoking investigation into the nature of black holes-a blend of the spiritual, the philosophical, and the scientific-from the premier German astrophysicist who made history in 2019, capturing the first one on film"--Publi...

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Shape  by Jordan Ellenberg

Shape

Jordan Ellenberg

Book

"Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are...

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Ants  by Eduard Florin Niga

Ants

Eduard Florin Niga

Book

"Introduces ants, describing their life cycle, complex behavior, adaptations, life in colonies, communication skills, and problem-solving abilites, with photographs of over thirty species"--Publisher's description.

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Rare plants  by Ed Ikin

Rare plants

Ed Ikin

Book

"Rare Plants explores what makes the world's rarest plants so exceptional, and by what means they have become so scarce, telling the story of 40 rare and endangered species through exquisite botanical artworks sourced from the archives of the Royal B...

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Bird talk  by Barbara (Barbara E.) Ballentine

Bird talk

Barbara (Barbara E.) Ballentine

Book

""Bird Talk" delves into new scientific developments to reveal the complexities of how birds make, learn, and use sound in a bewildering array of songs and calls. The beauty of birdsong is one of the joys of nature, and this book reveals how songs are...

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Orcapedia  by Paul Watson

Orcapedia

Paul Watson

Book

"Orcapedia presents a sobering look at the current imprisonment of a highly intelligent, socially complex, non-threatening species - orcas - by an industry strictly for profit. Many remember the movement to release Keiko, the orca who appeared in the...

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The world before us  by Thomas Higham

The world before us

Thomas Higham

Book

"The remarkable story of all the other species of human. 50,000 years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world. There were at least four others, including the Neanderthals, Homo floresiensis, Homo luzonesis and the Denisovans. At the f...

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GIS for science

GIS for science

Book

"GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics presents a collection of real-world stories about modern science and a cadre of scientists who use mapping and spatial analytics to expand their understanding of the world.The accounts in this book...

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Genesis  by Guido Tonelli

Genesis

Guido Tonelli

Book

"Tonelli reveals the extraordinary story of our genesis: from the origins of the universe, to the emergence of life on Earth, to the birth of human language with its power to describe the world. Evoking the seven days of biblical creation, he takes us...

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Rocks & minerals  by Chris Pellant

Rocks & minerals

Chris Pellant

Book

"Over 600 high-quality photographs capture the unique characteristics, colours, and attributes of more than 500 rocks and minerals. Each specimen's entry includes annotated photographs to highlight the rock or mineral's distinguishing features, and c...

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The Amazon  by Mark J. Plotkin

The Amazon

Mark J. Plotkin

Book

"The complex ecosystem of the Amazon covers an area about the size of the continental US. Approximately one of every four flowering plant species on earth resides in the Amazon. A single Amazonian river may contain more fish species than all the rivers...

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The light ages  by Seb Falk

The light ages

Seb Falk

Book

"An illuminating guide to the scientific and technological achievements of the Middle Ages through the life of a crusading astronomer-monk. Soaring Gothic cathedrals, violent crusades, the Black Death: these are the dramatic forces that shaped the me...

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Oceans  by Ashlan Cousteau

Oceans

Ashlan Cousteau

Book

"Dive deep to explore the ocean. From how most of our oxygen is created by phytoplankton, to how currents control our climate, to the marine food chain and the importance of coral, this is the holy grail of ocean books that's easy for everyone to digest....

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In search of mycotopia  by Doug Bierend

In search of mycotopia

Doug Bierend

Book

"From ecology to fermentation, in pop culture and in medicine mushrooms are everywhere. With an explorer's eye, author Doug Bierend guides readers through the weird, wonderful world of fungi and the amazing modern mycological movement. In Search of M...

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Around the world in 80 plants  by Jonathan Drori

Around the world in 80 plants

Jonathan Drori

Book

"In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and fol...

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Notes from deep time  by Helen (Freelance journalist) Gordon

Notes from deep time

Helen (Freelance journalist) Gordon

Book

"From the secret fossils of London to the 3-billion-year-old rocks of the Scottish Highlands, and from state-of-the-art Californian laboratories to one of the world's most dangerous volcanic complexes hidden beneath the green hills of western Naples,...

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The disordered cosmos  by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

The disordered cosmos

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Book

"Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is one of the leading physicists of her generation, at work on the origins of spacetime at the intersection of particle physics and astrophysics. She is also one of the fewer than one hundred Black women to earn a PhD in...

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Do animals fall in love?  by Katharine von der Gathen

Do animals fall in love?

Katharine von der Gathen

Book

"A compendium of all the weird and wonderful ways the animal kingdom reproduces ... it covers courting rituals ... physiology ... pregnancies ... devoted fathers ... animal babies"--Back cover.

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The forager's treasury  by Johanna Knox

The forager's treasury

Johanna Knox

Book

"In the urban and rural wildernesses, there is an abundance of food just waiting to be discovered, if only you know what to look for. Foraged food is healthy, economical and sustainable, but the best part is the fun you will have finding it. This book...

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The God equation  by Michio Kaku

The God equation

Michio Kaku

Book

Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and author of Hyperspace and The Future of Humanity, tells the story of the greatest quest in science. When Newton discovered the laws of motion and gravity, he unified the rules of heaven and earth. From then...

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The universe in your hand  by Christophe Galfard

The universe in your hand

Christophe Galfard

Book

Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs...

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A short history of humanity  by Johannes Krause

A short history of humanity

Johannes Krause

Book

In this eye-opening book, Johannes Krause, director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and journalist Thomas Trappe offer a new way of understanding our past, present, and future. Krause is a pioneer in the revolutionary new science...

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New scientist essential guide

New scientist essential guide

Book

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is arguably the most important scientific idea ever – radical in its simplicity, yet infinitely complex in its implications for life and its workings. Understand its full richness in this sixth...

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Life's edge  by Carl Zimmer

Life's edge

Carl Zimmer

Book

Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the apple sitting on your kitchen counter alive, or is only the apple tree it came from deserving of the word?...

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Weather  by John D. Cox

Weather

John D. Cox

Book

A handy reference to the awesome forces of nature we witness every day. For anyone who is dazzled by dramatic displays of wind, thunder, and lightning, Weather For Dummies is an indispensable guide to the basic science behind these daily phenomena. F...

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The Life scientific  by Anna Buckley

The Life scientific

Anna Buckley

Book

BBC Radio 4's celebrated The life scientific has featured some of the world's most renowned experts in the field of deadly viruses. The interviews make sobering reading, a reminder of all the deadly viruses that have threatened global health, and why...

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Phallacy  by Emily Jane Willingham

Phallacy

Emily Jane Willingham

Book

The fallacy sold to many of us is that the penis signals dominance and power. But this wry and penetrating book reveals that in fact nature did not shape the penis - or the human attached to it - to have the upper... hand. Phallacy looks closely at some...

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Wanderland  by Jini Reddy

Wanderland

Jini Reddy

Book

Alone on a remote mountaintop one dark night, a woman hears a mysterious voice. Propelled by the memory and after years of dreaming about it, Jini Reddy dares to delve into the 'wanderlands' of Britain, heading off in search of the magical in the landscape....

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Kindred  by Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Kindred

Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Book

In Kindred, Neanderthal expert Rebecca Wragg Sykes shoves aside the cliché of the shivering ragged figure in an icy wasteland, and reveals the Neanderthal you don't know, our ancestor who lived across vast and diverse tracts of Eurasia and survived t...

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Wild nature  by John Blay

Wild nature

John Blay

Book

An epic journey of discovery into the heart of a vast and contested Australian wilderness. In Wild Nature John Blay laces up his walking boots and goes bush to explore Australia's rugged southeast forests, stretching from Canberra to the coast and on...

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Wildlife of New Zealand  by Julian Fitter

Wildlife of New Zealand

Julian Fitter

Book

"The essential field guide to the wildlife of New Zealand. New Zealand is home to an amazing and distinctive flora and fauna, most of it found only in this country. This fully revised field guide covers most of the birds, mammals and reptiles that you...

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The natural history of the sperm whale :  by Thomas Beale

The natural history of the sperm whale :

Thomas Beale

Book

The ship's surgeon Thomas Beale (1807-49) wrote a short account in 1835 of his experiences in the 'whale fishery' and in particular of the natural history and ecology of the sperm whale. In 1839, he followed this up with a longer account of the anatomy...

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Bringing back the beaver  by Derek Gow

Bringing back the beaver

Derek Gow

Book

A bold new voice in nature writing, from the front lines of Britain's rewilding movement Bringing Back the Beaver is farmer-turned-ecologist Derek Gow's inspirational and often riotously funny firsthand account of how the movement to rewild the Briti...

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The nightingale  by Sam Lee

The nightingale

Sam Lee

Book

An illustrated miscellany of the nightingale, perfect for nature and bird lovers. Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale. Every year, as darkness falls upon woodlands, th...

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Skylarks with Rosie  by Stephen Moss

Skylarks with Rosie

Stephen Moss

Book

As spring arrives, Stephen Moss's Somerset garden is awash with birdsong: chiffchaffs, wrens, robins and more. Overhead, buzzards soar, ravens tumble and the season gathers pace. But this equinox is unlike any other. As the nation goes into lockdown,...

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Life in colour  by Martin Stevens

Life in colour

Martin Stevens

Book

A landmark exploration of how colour works in the natural world - colour as disguise, as seduction, and as an expression of power - to accompany a new BBC/Netflix series with David Attenborough. Beauty is more than skin deep.'The natural world is awash...

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Fundamentals  by Frank Wilczek

Fundamentals

Frank Wilczek

Book

One of our great contemporary scientists presents ten insights that illuminate what every thinking person needs to know about what the world is and how it works. Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek's Fundamentals is built around a simple but profound idea:...

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What is a bird?  by Tony D. Williams

What is a bird?

Tony D. Williams

Book

There are some 10,000 bird species in existence today, occupying every continent and virtually every habitat on Earth. The variety of bird species is truly astounding, from the tiny bee hummingbird to the large flightless ostrich, making birds one of...

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Lying numbers  by Hugh Barker

Lying numbers

Hugh Barker

Book

Politicians, economists, scientists, journalists . . . all of them have been known to bend the truth and to twist the facts from time to time. But surely the numbers and statistics they rely on are cold, hard objective facts that tell the real story?...

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Mathematics for human flourishing  by Francis Edward Su

Mathematics for human flourishing

Francis Edward Su

Book

An inclusive vision of mathematics-its beauty, its humanity, and its power to build virtues that help us all flourish. For mathematician Francis Su, a society without mathematical affection is like a city without museums. To miss out on mathematics is...

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Secrets of a Devon Wood  by Jo Brown

Secrets of a Devon Wood

Jo Brown

Book

Walking one day in the woods behind her cottage in Devon, nature illustrator and blogger Jo Brown became captivated by the sight of a Green Dock Beetle on a leaf and took a photograph of it in order to be able to draw it. That first tiny emerald bug ...

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The book of the earthworm  by Sally Coulthard

The book of the earthworm

Sally Coulthard

Book

Without these little engineers of the earth, the world's soils would be barren, and our gardens and fields wouldn't be able to grow the food we need to survive. Worms recycle decaying plants, putting nutrients back into the soil; they provide a food source...

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Wild rituals  by Caitlin O'Connell

Wild rituals

Caitlin O'Connell

Book

In a world of modern technology where we find ourselves living at a greater distant from nature and each other, Wild Rituals shows us the profound ways we are similar to the wild creatures that captivate us. Through the lens of the animal kingdom, th...

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Is Einstein still right?  by Clifford M. Will

Is Einstein still right?

Clifford M. Will

Book

Albert Einstein is often viewed as the icon of genius, and his theories are admired for their beauty and correctness. Yet the final judge of any theory is the rigorous test of experiment, not the fame of its inventor or the allure of its mathematics....

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Botanicum medicinale  by Catherine Whitlock

Botanicum medicinale

Catherine Whitlock

Book

A beautifully illustrated, informative, and engaging guide to 100 plants used for medicinal purposes. Remedies derived from plants are the world's oldest medicines. Used extensively in China, India, and many African countries, herbal medicine has bec...

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The best Australian science writing 2020

The best Australian science writing 2020

Book

The annual collection - now in its tenth year - celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing. Can fish feel pain? Does it matter if a dingo is different from a dog? Is there life in a glob of subterranean snot? Science tackles some une...

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Wild mushrooming  by Alison Pouliot

Wild mushrooming

Alison Pouliot

Book

Fungi are diverse, delicious and sometimes deadly. With interest in foraging for wild food on the rise, learning to accurately identify fungi reduces both poisoning risk to humans and harm to the environment. This extensively illustrated guide takes a...

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Extraterrestrial  by Abraham Loeb

Extraterrestrial

Abraham Loeb

Book

In 2017, scientists at an observatory in Hawaii detected an interstellar object near Earth, which they named 'Oumuamua. The more scientists looked at it, the weirder it got - this cigar-shaped object didn't behave like any other asteroid or comet seen...

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Math without numbers  by Milo Beckman

Math without numbers

Milo Beckman

Book

Math Without Numbers is a vivid, conversational, and wholly original guide to the three main branches of abstract math--topology, analysis, and algebra--which turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. This book upends the conventional approach to ma...

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Helgoland  by Carlo Rovelli

Helgoland

Carlo Rovelli

Book

One of the our most celebrated thinkers and the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Carlo Rovelli has entranced millions of readers with his singular perspective on the cosmos. In Helgoland, he examines the enduring enigma of quantum...

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Zero  by Charles Seife

Zero

Charles Seife

Book

This informative and easy-to-read book is the story of the people who battled over the meaning of the mysterious number - the scholars and mystics, the scientists and clergymen - who tried to understand zero.

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There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness  by Carlo Rovelli

There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness

Carlo Rovelli

Book

One of our most beloved scientists, a fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, he follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through ...

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A natural year  by Michael Fewer

A natural year

Michael Fewer

Book

Michael Fewer in A Natural Year observes the everyday nature of Irish gardens, parks and countryside over the course and development of the four seasons. Based on his personal nature diaries, kept at his homes in south Dublin and rural Waterford, he ...

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Of wolves and men  by Barry Holstun Lopez

Of wolves and men

Barry Holstun Lopez

Book

"Originally Published in 1978, this special twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the National Book Award finalist includes an entirely new afterword in which the author considers the current state of knowledge about wolves and recent efforts to rein-t...

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