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The spinning magnet  by Alanna Mitchell

The spinning magnet

Alanna Mitchell

Book

A cataclysmic planetary phenomenon is gathering force deep within the Earth. The magnetic North Pole will eventually trade places with the South Pole. Satellite evidence suggests to some scientists that the move has already begun, but most still think...

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Hortus Mirabilis

Hortus Mirabilis

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This beautifully illustrated book captures the wonders of Padua's centuries-old botanical garden, revealing the artistic and architectural features of the complex along with its fabulous collection of plants, some medicinal, some spectacular, and others...

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On the shoulders of heretics  by Joseph Leonard Fone

On the shoulders of heretics

Joseph Leonard Fone

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"On the shoulders of heretics by Joe Fone is a whistle stop tour through the collision between orthodox science and the challengers of recent times, most notably Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, the controversial scientist who went head-to-head with the scientific...

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Pi of life  by Sunil (Mathematics teacher) Singh

Pi of life

Sunil (Mathematics teacher) Singh

Book

"In Pi of Life: the Hidden Happiness of Mathematics, Sunil Singh takes readers on a unique adventure to discover that all elements that are essential for lifelong happiness are deeply intertwined with the magic of mathematics. Blending classic wisdom...

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Mathematics for the million  by Lancelot Thomas Hogben

Mathematics for the million

Lancelot Thomas Hogben

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"Taking only a modicum of knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of...

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The telescope in the ice  by Mark (Mark Stander) Bowen

The telescope in the ice

Mark (Mark Stander) Bowen

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The IceCube Observatory has been called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved. Located...

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The great apes  by Chris Herzfeld

The great apes

Chris Herzfeld

Book

"This insightful work is a compact but wide-ranging survey of humankind's relationship to the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans), from antiquity to the present. Replete with fascinating historical details and anecdotes, it traces...

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The Zoo  by Isobel Charman

The Zoo

Isobel Charman

Book

How one man's mad mission became one of the best-loved places in the world. The creation of a zoo in Dickensian London - when only one other existed across the world - is a story of jaw-dropping audacity. It is the story of trailblazing scientists, rival...

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On to Mars!  by Vladimir Pletser

On to Mars!

Vladimir Pletser

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This book introduces the Martian simulations of The Mars Society, the first one installed on Devon Island, an uninhabited island in the Canadian Arctic, well within the polar circle, and the second in the desert of Utah, several hundreds of kilometers...

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Café Neandertal  by Beebe Bahrami

Café Neandertal

Beebe Bahrami

Book

"Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe's most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the...

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Purpose & desire  by J. Scott Turner

Purpose & desire

J. Scott Turner

Book

"SUNY professor, biologist, and physiologist J. Scott Turner argues that modern Darwinism's materialist and mechanistic biases have led to a scientific dead end, unable to define what life is--and only an openness to the qualities of "purpose and desire"...

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Bear rescue  by Keltie Thomas

Bear rescue

Keltie Thomas

Book

Describes the efforts of researchers and wildlife conservationists to restore the number of bears in the wild and their natural habitats and to remove their status of "vulnerable to extinction."

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This idea is brilliant

This idea is brilliant

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Presents essays responding to a question about what scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known, written by such authors as Jared Diamond, Richard Thaler, Richard Dawkins, Lisa Randall, Steven Pinker, and Carlo Rovelli.

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The planet factory  by Elizabeth Tasker

The planet factory

Elizabeth Tasker

Book

"Twenty years ago, the search for planets--and life--outside the solar system was a job restricted to science fiction writers. It is now one of the most rapidly growing fields in astronomy, with thousands of these "exoplanets" discovered so far. The detection...

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Beyond spring  by M. R. (Matthew R.) Oates

Beyond spring

M. R. (Matthew R.) Oates

Book

"Beyond Spring describes a sequence of wanderings through the natural world of England, from spring's genesis through to summer’s fulfilment. Some of the chapters explore renowned wildlife localities, such as the Scilly Isles and the Norfolk Broads,...

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The story of chemistry  by Anne Rooney

The story of chemistry

Anne Rooney

Book

"Great advances in human history have often rested on and prompted progress in chemistry. The exploitation of fire, the development of pigments, and the discovery that metals could be smelted and worked laid the foundations of civilization. The search...

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The many lives of carbon  by D. O. (Dag Olav) Hessen

The many lives of carbon

D. O. (Dag Olav) Hessen

Book

"In its pure form carbon can be the soft graphite in a pencil, or an immensely hard diamond. It is also the basic building block of most of the cells in our bodies. Carbon attracts, and one of the most crucial relationships it forms is with oxygen, to...

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Destination Mars  by Andrew (Freelance writer) May

Destination Mars

Andrew (Freelance writer) May

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When the Apollo astronauts walked on the Moon in 1969, many people imagined Mars would be next. However NASA's Viking 1, which landed in 1976, was just a robot. The much-anticipated crewed mission failed to materialise, defeated by a combination of technological...

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This Is Mars  by Alfred S. McEwen

This Is Mars

Alfred S. McEwen

Book

"This Is Mars offers a previously unseen vision of the red planet. Located somewhere between art and science, the book brings together for the first time a series of panoramic images recently sent back by the U.S. observation satellite MRO (Mars Reconnaissance...

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Astronomy photographer of the year. Collection 6.

Astronomy photographer of the year. Collection 6.

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"All the winning and shortlisted images from the 2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, which is hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The images are submitted in one of the following categories: * Earth and Space * Our Solar...

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Magnitude  by Kimberly K. Arcand

Magnitude

Kimberly K. Arcand

Book

"Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke want to take you on a journey ... to explore some of the lightest and heaviest, fastest and slowest, hottest and coldest, largest and smallest, loudest and quietest phenomena in the Universe. ... One of the things that...

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I, mammal  by Liam Drew

I, mammal

Liam Drew

Book

Examines the biology, evolution, and traits of humans, exploring the anatomical and physiological attributes that makes mankind mammals and that ultimately separate people from other members of the same scientific class designation.

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A history of birds  by Simon Wills

A history of birds

Simon Wills

Book

"Even the most well-informed wildlife enthusiasts will be entertained by the stories and fascinating facts in this beautifully illustrated book. Our ancestors were as interested in birds as we are, but often for different reasons. They hunted, tamed,...

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What's next?

What's next?

Book

"Thought the science of the future was all hoverboards and space travel? Think again. Every day, scientists come up with the ingenious solutions and surprising discoveries that will define our future. So here, Jim Al-Khalili and his crack team of experts...

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The unexpected truth about animals  by Lucy Cooke

The unexpected truth about animals

Lucy Cooke

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"History is full of strange animal stories, invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney, and they reveal as much about us and the things we believe as they do about the animals they misrepresent. We once thought that eels...

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Easy algebra step-by-step  by Sandra K. McCune

Easy algebra step-by-step

Sandra K. McCune

Book

The Quick and Effective Way to Learn Algebra The fastest way to learn algebra is to build a solid foundation in the basics. Inside this book you won't find a lot of endless drills. Instead, you get an original, step-by-step approach to learning algebra....

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DNA  by James D. Watson

DNA

James D. Watson

Book

"Along with Francis Crick, James Watson discovered the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. Their breakthrough paved the way for fifty years of ... scientific achievement, of ... importance both in strictly scientific terms and for its technological...

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Dinosaurs  by L. J. Tracosas

Dinosaurs

L. J. Tracosas

Book

What can you learn from a 250-million-year-old tooth? More than you might think! From the knife-like teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex, to the blunt rake-like teeth of the armored Euoplocephalus, to the leaf-stripping teeth of the giant Diplodocus, every bicuspid...

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Karl, the universe and everything  by Karl Kruszelnicki

Karl, the universe and everything

Karl Kruszelnicki

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"Learn about Dr Karl, the universe and everything, and discover how air-conditioning is sexist, how you can kill a spinning hard drive by shouting at it and how space junk is threatening our future capabilities for space travel. Could there be life on...

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Science and spiritual practices  by Rupert Sheldrake

Science and spiritual practices

Rupert Sheldrake

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In this pioneering book Rupert Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which all religions are built, and which are part of our common human heritage: Meditation - Gratitude - Connecting with nature - Relating to plants - Rituals...

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The world of tides  by William Thomson

The world of tides

William Thomson

Book

"In The Book of Tides, William Thomson took the reader on a mesmerising journey round the coast of Britain. Now, he sets out with his surfboard and tidal compass to encounter the waters of the world, charting his most extraordinary sights and experiences....

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Birds of Java, Sumatra and Bali  by Tony Tilford

Birds of Java, Sumatra and Bali

Tony Tilford

Book

"This text is a compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide suitable for any birdwatcher visiting the Indonesian islands of Java, Sumatra and Bali. The book features descriptions of 236 species, thumbnail silhouettes for ease of use, up-to-date tips...

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The lost species  by Christopher Kemp

The lost species

Christopher Kemp

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A most elegant equation  by David Stipp

A most elegant equation

David Stipp

Book

"Bertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt "as surely as poetry." This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics. More than two centuries after Euler's death, it is still regarded...

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The orchid hunter  by Leif Bersweden

The orchid hunter

Leif Bersweden

Book

"He has just a few months to complete his quest - no one has ever done it before - and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck. Like Two Owls at Eton and My Family and Other Animals, this is a charming, witty account of a precocious...

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Blowfish's oceanopedia  by Tom Hird

Blowfish's oceanopedia

Tom Hird

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The seas of our planet cover more than seventy percent of the Earth, yet we know less about the ocean depths than the surface of the moon. Join marine biologist and fish-fanatic Tom 'the Blowfish' Hird as he lifts the lid on a treasure chest of fascinating...

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Moose  by Mark Raycroft

Moose

Mark Raycroft

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Tamed & untamed  by Sy Montgomery

Tamed & untamed

Sy Montgomery

Book

"Tamed and Untamed -- a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas -- explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks,...

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A most improbable journey  by Walter Alvarez

A most improbable journey

Walter Alvarez

Book

"Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence,...

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World's weirdest animals  by Matt Roper

World's weirdest animals

Matt Roper

Book

"Whales that look like unicorns, lizards that squirt jets of blood from their eyes, naked rats that can sprint backwards... It seems as though some creatures have been put on this earth just to amaze us. From the harmless but hilarious to the truly frightening...

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Probability  by H. C. Tijms

Probability

H. C. Tijms

Book

Probability has applications in many areas of modern science, not to mention in our daily life. Its importance as a mathematical discipline cannot be overrated, and it is a fascinating and surprising topic in its own right . This engaging textbook with...

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Evolution in minutes  by Darren Naish

Evolution in minutes

Darren Naish

Book

"Evolution's key concepts, rival theories, history and politics explained and illustrated - in minutes How did life begin? What is the theory of evolution and is it proven? Are we really descended from apes? And has evolution stalled or is humanity...

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Knowledge is power  by John Henry

Knowledge is power

John Henry

Book

"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 he rank as he does alongside Newton? Bacon was the...

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The cosmic zoo  by Dirk Schulze-Makuch

The cosmic zoo

Dirk Schulze-Makuch

Book

"Are humans a galactic oddity, or will complex life with human abilities develop on planets with environments that remain habitable for long enough? In a clear, jargon-free style, two leading researchers in the burgeoning field of astrobiology critically...

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The robin  by Stephen Moss

The robin

Stephen Moss

Book

"No other bird is quite so ever-present and familiar, so embedded in our culture, as the robin. With more than six million breeding pairs, the robin is one of Britain's most common birds. It seems to live its life alongside us, in every month and season...

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Sodding sums  by Hywel. author. Carver

Sodding sums

Hywel. author. Carver

Book

Sodding Sums can be your solution to everyday problems, it will substract stress and divide difficulty meaning you'll never feel lost and helpless when faced with maths in the adult world. Hywel Carver is not just passionate about maths, he is determined...

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A sideways look at clouds  by Maria Mudd Ruth

A sideways look at clouds

Maria Mudd Ruth

Book

":First, you have to look up. Maria Mudd Ruth recognized a cloud when she saw one, but she couldn't explain what made a cloud a cloud, and not something else, like smoke, haze, steam, or mist. "--Back cover.

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Gravity  by Timothy Clifton

Gravity

Timothy Clifton

Book

Timothy Clifton looks at the development of our understanding of gravity since the early observations of Kepler and Newtonian theory. He discusses Einstein's theory of gravity, which now supplants Newton's, showing how it allows us to understand why the...

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Animal behaviour  by Tristram D. Wyatt

Animal behaviour

Tristram D. Wyatt

Book

How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, while developments in computing and image analysis...

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Infinity  by Ian Stewart

Infinity

Ian Stewart

Book

In this 'Very Short Introduction', Ian Stewart discusses infinity in mathematics while also drawing in the various other aspects of infinity and explaining some of the major problems and insights arising from this concept. He argues that working with...

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Evolution  by Brian Charlesworth

Evolution

Brian Charlesworth

Book

Less than 450 years ago, all European scholars believed that the Earth was at the centre of a Universe that was at most a few million miles in extent, and that the planets, sun, and stars all rotated around this centre. Less than 250 years ago, they believed...

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The scientist in the early Roman Empire  by Richard Carrier

The scientist in the early Roman Empire

Richard Carrier

Book

In this extensive sequel to Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, Dr. Richard Carrier explores the social history of scientists in the Roman era. Was science in decline or experiencing a revival under the Romans? What was an ancient scientist thought...

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London fog  by Christine L. Corton

London fog

Christine L. Corton

Book

In popular imagination, London is a city of fog. The classic London fogs, the thick yellow pea-soupers, were born in the industrial age of the early nineteenth century. The first globally notorious instance of air pollution, they remained a constant feature...

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The tallgrass prairie  by Cindy Crosby

The tallgrass prairie

Cindy Crosby

Book

"Crosby tells stories about how humankind has adopted the prairie as a grocery, an apothecary, and even as a shop for love charms. Rounding out this exceptional introduction are suggestions for experiencing the American prairie, including journaling techniques...

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Bill Bailey's remarkable guide to British birds  by Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey's remarkable guide to British birds

Bill Bailey

Book

'When herons are spooked they have a habit of vomiting as a defence. Half-digested pieces of eel and water vole skull on your head is not a good look. Just so you know.' A visual feast packed with illustrations, sketches and notes by Bailey as well as...

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What a plant knows  by Daniel Chamowitz

What a plant knows

Daniel Chamowitz

Book

A captivating journey into the inner lives of plant - from the colours they see to the schedules they keep. How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut - can it feel an insect's spindly legs? How do roses know when it's spring - do they remember the...

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The book of caterpillars

The book of caterpillars

Book

While butterflies and moths are among the most beautiful and most-studied creatures in nature, caterpillars, although just as diverse, alluring, and fascinating, are rarely studied in such detail. Now, with this impressive and informative guide, they...

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Oceans  by D. A. V. (Dorrik A. V.) Stow

Oceans

D. A. V. (Dorrik A. V.) Stow

Book

The importance of the oceans to life on Earth cannot be overstated. Liquid water covers more than 70% of our planet's surface and, in past geological time, has spread over 85%. Life on Earth began in the oceans over 3.5 billion years ago and remained...

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The Milky Way  by William H. (William Howard) Waller

The Milky Way

William H. (William Howard) Waller

Book

"This book offers an intimate guide to the Milky Way, taking readers on a grand tour of our home Galaxy's structure, genesis, and evolution. William Waller shows how the Milky Way congealed from blobs of gas and dark matter into a spinning starry abode...

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The astrophotography manual  by Chris Woodhouse

The astrophotography manual

Chris Woodhouse

Book

The Astrophotography Manual, Second Edition is for photographers ready to move beyond standard SLR cameras and editing software to create beautiful images of nebulas, galaxies, clusters, and the stars. Beginning with a brief astronomy primer, this book...

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Mirrors and mazes  by Howard Thomas Brady

Mirrors and mazes

Howard Thomas Brady

Book

A book specially designed to be read by non-scientists and scientists alike. There is detailed science, as well as humour and some interesting stories. Each chapter can be read in its own right.

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Mousy cats and sheepish coyotes  by John A. Shivik

Mousy cats and sheepish coyotes

John A. Shivik

Book

A wildlife expert explores what science tells us about animals as unique individuals and why animal personality matters for the human-animal bond and for adaptation in nature. Why are some cats cuddly and others standoffish? Why are some dogs adventuresome,...

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Reactions  by Theodore W. Gray

Reactions

Theodore W. Gray

Book

"Gray once again puts his photography and storytelling to work demonstrating how molecules interact in ways that are essential to our very existence. The book begins with a brief recap of elements and molecules and then goes on to explain important concepts...

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The quantum labyrinth  by Paul Halpern

The quantum labyrinth

Paul Halpern

Book

"In Fall 1939, Richard Feynman, a brash and brilliant recent graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. The prim and proper Wheeler timed their interaction with a watch placed on the table....

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Tamed  by Alice M. Roberts

Tamed

Alice M. Roberts

Book

"In Tamed, Alice Roberts uncovers the deep history of ten familiar species with incredible wild pasts: dogs, apples and wheat; cattle, potatoes and chickens; rice, maize and horses – and, finally, humans. She reveals how becoming part of our world changed...

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Rise of the necrofauna  by Britt Wray

Rise of the necrofauna

Britt Wray

Book

"[Here], Britt Wray takes us deep int the minds of some of the world's most progressive thinkers to find out the truth about de-extinction. She introduces us to ... futurists like Stewart Brand and scientists like George Church, who are harnessing the...

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21st-century yokel  by Tom Cox

21st-century yokel

Tom Cox

Book

"21st-Century Yokel explores the way we can be tied inescapably to landscape, whether we like it or not, often through our family and our past. It's not quite a nature book, not quite a humour book, not quite a family memoir, not quite folklore, not quite...

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The dancing bees  by Tania Munz

The dancing bees

Tania Munz

Book

"We think of bees as being among the busiest workers in the garden, admiring them for their productivity. But amid their buzzing, they are also great communicators and unusual dancers. As Karl von Frisch (1886-1982) discovered during World War II, bees...

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Our cosmic habitat  by Martin J. Rees

Our cosmic habitat

Martin J. Rees

Book

In a compelling new survey of the universe, the noted cosmologist probes the seeming hospitality of the universe to life, wondering whether this fact is accidental or providential.

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Particle physics  by Ben Still

Particle physics

Ben Still

Book

All matter comprises of twelve 'building block' particles. This book explains how these building blocks are formed and interact, using toy building blocks to create a uniquely visual and clear depiction of the way our universe is put together. This is...

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Natural wonders of the world

Natural wonders of the world

Book

"Discover Earth's most beautiful and fascinating natural landmarks. From the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, this is an unparalleled survey of the world's natural treasures. From...

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Circadian rhythms  by Russell G. Foster

Circadian rhythms

Russell G. Foster

Book

This volume explains how organisms can 'know' the time and reveals what we now understand of the nature and operation of chronobiological processes. Covering variables such as light, the metabolism, human health, and the seasons, Foster and Kreitzman...

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Shorebirds in action  by Richard J. author. Chandler

Shorebirds in action

Richard J. author. Chandler

Book

Shorebirds, or waders, are a large group of small to medium-sized birds that occur worldwide, in a wide range of predominantly coastal or wetland habitats. Some species are largely sedentary whilst others are amongst the world's most migratory bird species,...

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The atmosphere  by Paul I. Palmer

The atmosphere

Paul I. Palmer

Book

"The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth's surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for all life on Earth. In this Very Short Introduction Paul Palmer describes the physical and chemical characteristics...

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Science(ish)  by Rick Edwards

Science(ish)

Rick Edwards

Book

"Covering movies from 28 Days later to Ex Machina, this is a ... ride through astrophysics, neuroscience, psychology, botany, artificial intelligence, evolution and plenty more subjects you've always wanted to grasp."--Book jacket.

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The animal mind  by Kristin Andrews

The animal mind

Kristin Andrews

Book

"The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. In recent experiments, dogs have been shown to respond appropriately to over 200 words in human language. In this introduction to the philosophy...

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The element in the room  by Helen Arney

The element in the room

Helen Arney

Book

"Steve Mould and Helen Arney, aka Festival of the Spoken Nerd, have a combined 35 million YouTube views, their own Radio 4 programme, Domestic Science, appeared in three consecutive slots of the latest series of QI and toured their stand-up science show...

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30-second maths

30-second maths

Book

"From Rubik's cubes to Godel's incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Maths is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So how can you avoid being the only dinner guest who has no idea who Fermat...

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The story of innovation  by James Trefil

The story of innovation

James Trefil

Book

Documenting the interconnectedness among the crucial milestones of our time, and illustrated with full-color photography, a comprehensive tour of modern science and technology explores the most important innovations and inventions in engineering, physics,...

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Take a number  by Lillian R. (Lillian Rosanoff) Lieber

Take a number

Lillian R. (Lillian Rosanoff) Liebe...

Book

"Is mathematics a subject that everyone must study? You bet it is, and this playful guide shows why all of the people on this planet need to know something about math, and the more, the merrier! Mathematics is like a game and if you know the equipment...

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Dinosaurs  by David Norman

Dinosaurs

David Norman

Book

Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures and their popularity seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Park and documentaries such as Walking with Dinosaurs. Yet dinosaurs (or more precisely non-avian dinosaurs) last trod the Earth 65 million...

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Comets  by P. Andrew Karam

Comets

P. Andrew Karam

Book

Radiating fire and ice, comets as a phenomenon seem part science, part myth. 2000 years ago when a comet shot across the night sky, it convinced the Romans that Julius Caesar was a god. In 1066, Halley's Comet was interpreted as a foreshadowing of the...

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The quiet revolution of Caroline Herschel  by Emily Winterburn

The quiet revolution of Caroline Herschel

Emily Winterburn

Book

"Caroline Herschel was a prolific writer and recorder of her private and academic life, through diaries, autobiographies for family members, notebooks and observation notes. Yet for reasons unknown she destroyed all of her notebooks and diaries from 1788-1797....

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Gems of the world  by Cally Oldershaw

Gems of the world

Cally Oldershaw

Book

"Guide to the identification and properties of precious and semiprecious gems, novelty stones, agates and crystals. Includes the geology, chemistry of gemstones, what to look for when buying gems and how to care for them, plus information on the diamond...

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Replenish  by Sandra Postel

Replenish

Sandra Postel

Book

"Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature's rhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover...

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Astronomy for dummies  by Stephen P. Maran

Astronomy for dummies

Stephen P. Maran

Book

From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe, and provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky.

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Life through the ages  by Charles Robert Knight

Life through the ages

Charles Robert Knight

Book

"First published in 1946, Charles R. Knight's Life through the Ages was for many a beloved first look at the strange animals of the prehistoric past. For much of the twentieth century, Knight's reconstructions were the key resource for popular images...

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What we see in the stars  by Kelsey Oseid

What we see in the stars

Kelsey Oseid

Book

"Combining mythology, history, and science, [this book] covers the night sky most brilliant celestial bodies - constellations, planets, comets, the [Moon] and the Milky Way - as well as less familiar features ..."--Back cover.

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Weather 101  by Kathleen Sears

Weather 101

Kathleen Sears

Book

Weather 101 gives you the basics on weather, from blue skies to hail to dust storms, with information on the science of how weather works, how to predict the weather in your area, how to be ready for natural disasters, and how climate change is affecting...

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The complete illustrated world encyclopedia of insects  by Martin Walters

The complete illustrated world encyclopedia of insects

Martin Walters

Book

An authoritative visual dictionary of every order of the insect world including beetles, cockroaches, flies, crickets, wasps, bees, moths and butterflies, as well as spiders, mites, ticks, centipedes and microscopic creatures. Includes an in-depth look...

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30-second chemistry

30-second chemistry

Book

As the central science that bridges biology and physics, chemistry explains the diversity of all things tangible at a molecular level. Chemistry is the science of matter--its composition, structure, properties, and how it changes. Understand chemistry,...

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Birding without borders  by Noah K. Strycker

Birding without borders

Noah K. Strycker

Book

"In 2015, Noah Strycker, a young American birder, became the first person to see more than half of the 10,000 bird species on planet Earth in one year. Traveling to forty-one countries on seven continents with just a small backpack, a pair of binoculars,...

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The practical astronomer  by Will Gater

The practical astronomer

Will Gater

Book

A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.

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Venom  by Brendan J. (Brendan James) Murray

Venom

Brendan J. (Brendan James) Murray

Book

In the early years of the twentieth century, an awareness was growing among European Australians of an unexpected threat, one that seemed the very embodiment of the dark, ominous power of the Australian bush. To the Indigenous people of the Guugu Yimithirr...

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The universe next door

The universe next door

Book

You are here. But what if you weren't? You could easily have ended up in a different reality altogether, where dinosaurs still rule the Earth, the Russians got to the Moon first, time flows backwards or absolutely everyone is vegetarian. Imagine if ...we...

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Does it fart?  by Nick Caruso

Does it fart?

Nick Caruso

Book

"Dogs do it. Millipedes do it. Dinosaurs did it. You do it: I do it. Octopuses don't (and nor do octopi). Spiders might do it: more research is needed. Birds don't do it, but they could if they wanted to. Herrings do it to communicate with each other....

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