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Science new titles

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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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The age of uncertainty  by Tobias Hürter

The age of uncertainty

Tobias Hürter

Book

"The epic, page-turning history of how a group of physicists toppled the Newtonian universe in the early decades of the twentieth century. Marie Curie, Max Planck, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, and Albert Einstein didn’t only revo...

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What if?. 2  by Randall Munroe

What if?. 2

Randall Munroe

Book

"The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Planning to ride a fire pole from the moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool th...

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Planta sapiens  by Paco Calvo

Planta sapiens

Paco Calvo

Book

"Have you ever sat and watched a plant? The very idea itself might seem strange. We like to watch things that move, that do something. But in fact, plants are doing a great deal too - plants behave, as animals do - they are just doing it on a very di...

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A brief history of black holes  by Becky Smethurst

A brief history of black holes

Becky Smethurst

Book

"The Moon goes around the Earth, the Earth goes around the Sun, the Sun goes around the centre of the Milky Way: a supermassive black hole. As you read this you are currently orbiting a black hole. Money might make the world go round, but black holes...

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How to speak whale  by Tom Mustill

How to speak whale

Tom Mustill

Book

"A thrilling investigation into the pioneering world of animal communication, where big data and artificial intelligence are changing our relationship with animals forever In 2015, wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill was whale watching when a humpback breached...

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The sea is not made of water  by Adam Nicolson

The sea is not made of water

Adam Nicolson

Book

"Few places are as familiar as the shore - and few as full of mystery and surprise. How do sandhoppers inherit an inbuilt compass from their parents? How do crabs understand the tides? How can the death of one winkle guarantee the lives of its companions?...

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Everyday physics  by Jo Hermans

Everyday physics

Jo Hermans

Book

"This is a physics book like you've never seen before: accessible and fun--perfect for anyone, young or old, who has a healthy dose of curiosity"--Publisher's description.

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Explore New Zealand nature  by Brian J. author. Parkinson

Explore New Zealand nature

Brian J. author. Parkinson

Book

"The 16 road-trips cover from Northland right down to Stewart Island. Includes: Maps, suggested travel routes and interesting detours along the way. More than just a guidebook, this book showcases the best spots to see (and hear) New Zealand's nature...

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Collins birds of the world  by Norman Arlott

Collins birds of the world

Norman Arlott

Book

"For the first time, the complete collection of the Collins Field Guides' incredibly detailed, accurate and beautiful bird paintings has been brought together in one comprehensive volume. This all-encompassing new guide is an extraordinary addition to...

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The romance of reality  by Bobby Azarian

The romance of reality

Bobby Azarian

Book

"In The Romance of Reality, cognitive neuroscientist Bobby Azarian explains the science behind this new view of reality and explores what it means for all of us. In engaging, accessible prose, Azarian outlines the fundamental misunderstanding of ther...

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Penguins  by Tui De Roy

Penguins

Tui De Roy

Book

"A guide for bird enthusiasts and armchair naturalists covers all eighteen species of the world's penguins and includes discussions on penguin conservation, species profiles, facts, and tips on where to see penguins in the wild"--Publisher's descript...

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The short story of the Universe  by Gemma Lavender

The short story of the Universe

Gemma Lavender

Book

"The Short Story of the Universe is a new introduction to the subject of the universe. Covering 130 key components that make it up - from dwarf galaxies and spiral arms to red giants and the planets of the solar sytem - and linking these to the unive...

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Mathematical intelligence  by Junaid Mubeen

Mathematical intelligence

Junaid Mubeen

Book

"A fascinating exploration of a surprising advantage that humans have over our incoming robot masters: we're actually good at maths. There's so much talk about the threat posed by intelligent machines that it sometimes seems as though we should surrender...

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Queer ducks (and other animals)  by Eliot Schrefer

Queer ducks (and other animals)

Eliot Schrefer

Book

"A research-based exploration of queer behavior in different animal species is interspersed with personal anecdotes and interviews with scientists"--Publisher's description.

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The curious world of science  by Simon (Teacher) Flynn

The curious world of science

Simon (Teacher) Flynn

Book

"To some, science is simply a means to an end; to others it is an almost spiritual meditation on theories and formulae. The Curious World of Science embraces both views and much more besides. Focusing on the human endeavours at the heart of science, ...

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Beyond measure  by James (Journalist) Vincent

Beyond measure

James (Journalist) Vincent

Book

"We measure rainfall and radiation, the depths of space and the emptiness of atoms, calories and steps, happiness and fear. If we could not measure then we could not observe the world around us; we could not experiment, learn, and co-operate. But why...

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Field guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises  by Mark Carwardine

Field guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises

Mark Carwardine

Book

"Practical and portable, this is the ultimate field guide to the world's cetaceans. This outstanding new field guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises is the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date guide to these popular mammals. With more than...

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Life on the rocks  by Juli Berwald

Life on the rocks

Juli Berwald

Book

"Coral reefs are a microcosm of our planet: wondrously diverse, deeply interconnected, and critically imperiled. They sustain entire ecosystems and protect vulnerable coasts. But corals across the planet are in the middle of an unprecedented die-off,...

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Shark  by Paul de Gelder

Shark

Paul de Gelder

Book

"From shark attack survivor to the shark's biggest advocate, Paul de Gelder tells us just why these majestic diverse animals need our help as much as we need them. We have a perennial fascination with sharks. Portrayed in the media and popular culture...

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The age of seeds  by Fiona McMillan-Webster

The age of seeds

Fiona McMillan-Webster

Book

"Plants evolved seeds to hack time. Thanks to seeds they can cast their genes forward into the future, enabling species to endure across seasons, years, and occasionally millennia. When a 2000-year-old extinct date palm seed was discovered, no one expected...

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Little species, big mystery  by Debbie Argue

Little species, big mystery

Debbie Argue

Book

"A thrilling tale of discovery and the history of Homo floresiensis. There is only one kind of human on earth today- us. But we are only one of a number of human species - primates of the Hominini tribe - that have existed on our planet across the mi...

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First steps  by Jeremy DeSilva

First steps

Jeremy DeSilva

Book

"Humans are the only mammals to walk on two, rather than four legs, a locomotion known as bipedalism. Bipedalism has its drawbacks, and it leads to a variety of ailments. Delving deeply into the story of our past and new discoveries rewriting our und...

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What a mushroom lives for  by Michael J. Hathaway

What a mushroom lives for

Michael J. Hathaway

Book

"When Michael Hathaway embarked on the fieldwork that led to this book years ago, he thought he would be writing a conventional ethnography, centered on the lives of people engaged in the foraging and circulation of an exotic type of mushroom known as...

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The lives of fungi  by Britt Allen Bunyard

The lives of fungi

Britt Allen Bunyard

Book

"A fascinating and richly illustrated exploration of the natural history of fungi. We know fungi are important, for us as well as the environment. But how they live, and what they can do, remains mysterious and surprising. Filled with stunning photographs,...

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The compact Australian bird guide  by Peter Menkhorst

The compact Australian bird guide

Peter Menkhorst

Book

"The Compact Australian Bird Guide" is an easy-to-use and beautifully illustrated quick identification guide to all bird species regularly occurring in Australia. The content has been carefully designed to provide the reader with key information to e...

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Wild by design  by Laura J. Martin

Wild by design

Laura J. Martin

Book

"Laura J. Martin examines ecological restoration's long history. Since the early 1900s, restorationists have confronted vexing philosophical questions: Which states of nature should be restored? Who should choose? Is human-designed wilderness really ...

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Stars & planets  by Ian Ridpath

Stars & planets

Ian Ridpath

Book

"A compact, comprehensive guide to looking at stars and planets for readers from around the world. The clearest, most accessible guide to observing the night sky. Authoritative text, crystal-clear charts, and a systematic approach make the DK Handbook...

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Deeper into the wood  by Ruth Pavey

Deeper into the wood

Ruth Pavey

Book

"Over twenty years ago, Ruth Pavey bought four acres of scrub woodland above the Somerset Levels and set out to improve the lush haven for birds, insects and all manner of wildlife. Beneath the shade of the trees she spent two decades planting, she n...

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Building thinking classrooms in mathematics  by Peter Liljedahl

Building thinking classrooms in mathematics

Peter Liljedahl

Book

"Building Thinking Classrooms offers invaluable guidance for educators to effectively implement in their classrooms. Dr. Peter Liljedahl has provided comprehensive and meaningful tasks, accompanying detailed research and explanations, for creating the...

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The last days of the dinosaurs  by Riley Black

The last days of the dinosaurs

Riley Black

Book

"In The Last Days of the Dinosaurs, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might...

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The lives of moths  by Andrei Sourakov

The lives of moths

Andrei Sourakov

Book

"Moths are among the most underappreciated insects on the planet, yet they make up the majority of some 180,000 known species of Lepidoptera. Filled with striking images, The Lives of Moths looks at the remarkable world of these amazing and beautiful...

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Otherlands  by Thomas (Paleobiologist) Halliday

Otherlands

Thomas (Paleobiologist) Halliday

Book

"What would it be like to experience the ancient landscapes of the past as we experience the reality of nature today? To actually visit the Jurassic or Cambrian worlds, to wander among their spectacular flora and fauna, to witness their continental shifts?...

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The origin of species  by Charles Darwin

The origin of species

Charles Darwin

Book

""Still considered one of the most important and ground-breaking books of science ever written, Darwin's ... exploration of tyhe evolutiuonary process challenged most of the strong beliefs of the Western world. Forced to question the idea of the Crea...

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How to take over the world  by Ryan North

How to take over the world

Ryan North

Book

"A tongue-in-cheek introduction to the science of comic-book supervillainy, revealing the true potential of today's most advanced technologies. Taking over the world is a lot of work. Any supervillain is bound to have questions: What's the perfect location...

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If Nietzsche were a narwhal  by Justin Gregg

If Nietzsche were a narwhal

Justin Gregg

Book

"What if human intelligence is actually more of a liability than a gift? After all, the animal kingdom, in all its diversity, gets by just fine without it. At first glance, human history is full of remarkable feats of intelligence, yet human exceptionalism...

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Before the Big Bang  by Laura Mersini-Houghton

Before the Big Bang

Laura Mersini-Houghton

Book

"What came before the Big Bang, and what exists outside of the universe it created? Until recently, scientists could only guess at what lay past the edge of spacetime. But as pioneering theoretical physicist Laura Mersini-Houghton explains, new scien...

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Transformer  by Nick Lane

Transformer

Nick Lane

Book

"What brings the Earth to life, and our own lives to an end? For decades, biology has been dominated by information - the power of genes. Yet in terms of information there is no difference between a living cell and one that died a moment ago. What re...

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Six easy pieces  by Richard P. (Richard Phillips) Feynman

Six easy pieces

Richard P. (Richard Phillips) Feynm...

Book

""It was Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that...

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A (very) short history of life on Earth  by Henry Gee

A (very) short history of life on Earth

Henry Gee

Book

"In the tradition of E.H. Gombrich, Stephen Hawking, and Alan Weisman-an entertaining and uniquely informed narration of Life's life story. In the beginning, Earth was an inhospitably alien place-in constant chemical flux, covered with churning seas,...

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The elements  by Theodore W. Gray

The elements

Theodore W. Gray

Book

"This book features gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table - plus facts, figures and fascinating stories about each one!"--Publisher's description.

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The joy of science  by Jim Al-Khalili

The joy of science

Jim Al-Khalili

Book

"In The Joy of Science, Jim Al-Khalili presents eight lessons that serve as a guide to thinking and living life a little more scientifically. It is a gentle entrée to the conceptual core of what science is and the spirit of how it is practiced, which...

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Different  by F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.) Waal

Different

F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.) Waal

Book

"How different are men and women? Is gender uniquely human or do other primates also learn gendered roles? Drawing on decades of observing other primates, especially our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, world renowned primatologist Frans...

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The mind of plants

The mind of plants

Book

"Explorations of plant consciousness and human interactions with the natural world. From apples to ayahuasca, coffee to kurrajong, passionflower to peyote, plants are conscious beings. How they interact with each other, with humanity and with the world...

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Game theory  by Brian Clegg

Game theory

Brian Clegg

Book

"Brian Clegg was always fascinated by Isaac Asimov's classic Foundation series of books, in which the future is predicted using sophisticated mathematical modelling of human psychology and behaviour. Only much later did he realise that Asimov's 'psyc...

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Fantastic numbers and where to find them  by Antonio Padilla

Fantastic numbers and where to find them

Antonio Padilla

Book

"The leading theoretical physicist and YouTube star Tony Padilla uses nine of the most extraordinary numbers in physics to build a picture of our current best understanding of how the universe works"--Publisher's description.

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Strandings  by Peter (Lecturer in American literature) Riley

Strandings

Peter (Lecturer in American literature)...

Book

"When Peter Riley was thirteen, a woman with blue hair and a comet tattoo asked him to help load the jaw of a sperm whale into the back of a Volvo 245. The encounter set Riley on a decades-long quest to make sense of what had happened. Enter the secr...

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A place like no other  by A. R. E. (Anthony Ronald Entrican) Sinclair

A place like no other

A. R. E. (Anthony Ronald Entrican) ...

Book

"With its rich biodiversity, astounding wildlife, and breathtaking animal migrations, Serengeti is like no other ecosystem on the planet. A Place like No Other is Anthony Sinclair's firsthand account of how he and other scientists discovered the biol...

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How birds evolve  by Douglas J. Futuyma

How birds evolve

Douglas J. Futuyma

Book

"How Birds Evolve explores how evolution has shaped the distinctive characteristics and behaviors we observe in birds today. Douglas Futuyma describes how evolutionary science illuminates the wonders of birds, ranging over topics such as the meaning and...

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Birds and us  by Tim Birkhead

Birds and us

Tim Birkhead

Book

"Since the dawn of human history, birds have stirred our imagination, inspiring and challenging our ideas about science, faith, art and philosophy. Looking to the skies above, we have variously worshipped them as gods, hunted them for sustenance, ado...

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A field guide to New Zealand fungi  by Shirley Kerr

A field guide to New Zealand fungi

Shirley Kerr

Book

An identification guide of New Zealand mushrooms, including color photographs.

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New scientist essential guide

New scientist essential guide

Book

"It’s a story over 3 billion years in the making. Immerse yourself in our unique living planet with this latest New Scientist Essential Guide, with topics from life’s mysterious origins and its evolutionary leaps and missteps to today’s wondrous biosphere...

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Life in the shallows  by Karen Denyer

Life in the shallows

Karen Denyer

Book

"Rich and diverse but often unloved, Aotearoa's wetlands are the most vulnerable of our ecosystems. Only a tiny fraction of their original extent remains, and we continue to lose this vital habitat. The race is on to discover more about them while we...

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When the Sahara was green  by M. A. J. Williams

When the Sahara was green

M. A. J. Williams

Book

"The little-known history of how the Sahara was transformed from a green and fertile land into the largest hot desert in the worldThe Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, equal in size to China or the United States. Yet, this arid expanse was...

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Of marsupials and men  by Alistair Paton

Of marsupials and men

Alistair Paton

Book

"Of Marsupials and Men recounts the fascinating and often hilarious history of the men and women who dedicated their lives to understanding Australia's native animals. To the first European colonists, Australian wildlife was bewildering. Marsupials and...

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The genesis machine  by Amy Webb

The genesis machine

Amy Webb

Book

"Synthetic biology is the promising and controversial technology platform that combines biology and artificial intelligence, opening up the potential to program biological systems much as we program computers. Synthetic biology enables us not just to...

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The chemistry book  by Andy Brunning

The chemistry book

Andy Brunning

Book

"An accessible guide to more than 95 of the most important discoveries and theories in the history of chemistry Discover and understand the key ideas that underpin the core science of chemistry and learn about the great minds who uncovered them Written...

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Seedling field guide, common pest plants in Auckland.

Seedling field guide, common pest plants in Auckland.

Book

"This seedling field guide on pest plants, along with its companion guide on native plants, is intended to support gardeners, landscapers and environmentalists who are fostering native biodiversity. They are intended to help readers to identify seedlings...

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Seedling field guide, common natives in Auckland.

Seedling field guide, common natives in Auckland.

Book

"This seedling field guide on native plants, along with its companion guide on pest plants, is intended to support gardeners, landscapers and environmentalists who are fostering native biodiversity. They are intended to help readers to identify seedlings...

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Light rains sometimes fall  by Lev Parikian

Light rains sometimes fall

Lev Parikian

Book

"In the West we consider the passing of the year through the prism of four seasons. Other cultures see nature’s turn quite differently, however. The traditional Japanese calendar recognises that the subtle changes of the natural world with a total of...

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Sneaky uses for everyday things  by Cy Tymony

Sneaky uses for everyday things

Cy Tymony

Book

"In this book you will learn how to make a counterfeit bill detector, create your own home security system, and generate battery power with fruit from your refrigerator. This updated edition includes over a dozen all-new magnetism and motor STEM projects...

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Origin  by Jennifer Raff

Origin

Jennifer Raff

Book

"20,000 years ago, people crossed a great land bridge from Siberia into Western Alaska and then dispersed southward into what is now called the Americas. Until we venture out to other worlds, this remains the last time our species has populated an entirely...

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Fifty words for snow  by Nancy Campbell

Fifty words for snow

Nancy Campbell

Book

"Snow. In Japan it is Yuki-onna -- 'a goddess'. In Icelandic, Hundslappadrifa -- 'flakes as big as a dog's paw'. In Hawai'ian, snow is hau - 'mother of pearl', but also 'love'. Every language and culture has its own words for the feathery, jewel-like...

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The future of dinosaurs  by David Hone

The future of dinosaurs

David Hone

Book

"Palaeontologist Dr David Hone tells us everything we know about dinosaurs - and everything we don't yet know. We have made more discoveries about dinosaurs in the last 20 years than we have in the previous 200, and there is a wealth of cutting edge ...

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The cosmic-chemical bond  by David A. Williams

The cosmic-chemical bond

David A. Williams

Book

"Introducing astrochemistry to a wide audience, this book describes how molecules formed in chemical reactions occur in a range of environments in interstellar and circumstellar space, from shortly after the Big Bang up to the present epoch. Stressing...

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Around the world in 80 birds  by Mike Unwin

Around the world in 80 birds

Mike Unwin

Book

"This beautiful and inspiring book tells the stories of 80 birds around the world: from the Sociable Weaver Bird in Namibia which constructs huge, multi-nest 'apartment blocks' in the desert, to the Bar-headed Goose of China, one of the highest-flying...

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Physics I  by Steven Holzner

Physics I

Steven Holzner

Book

"Passing your Physics I class is totally doable, thanks to Physics I For Dummies. When your teacher's explanations make you go, "Whaaa?" reach for this book, where you'll find clear and entertaining explanations of physics of principles. Gravity and ...

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Wild green wonders  by Patrick Barkham

Wild green wonders

Patrick Barkham

Book

"Wild Green Wonders brings you a selection of twenty years' worth of Patrick Barkham's writings for the Guardian, bearing witness to the many changes we have imposed upon the planet and the challenges lying ahead for the future of nature. From Norwegian...

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Everybody Hertz  by Richard Mainwaring

Everybody Hertz

Richard Mainwaring

Book

" A voyage of discovery through the vibrations that move us, whether we can hear them or not. Vic Tandy was a level-headed scientist, but there was no denying it: at this late hour in his lonely lab at Coventry University, he kept seeing a grey apparition...

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Beyond global warming  by Syukuro Manabe

Beyond global warming

Syukuro Manabe

Book

"Climate models are some of our most powerful tools for exploring human-induced global warming. These models, derived from numerical weather prediction models, are based upon the fundamental laws of physics. Using powerful computers, they can act as ...

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Platypus matters  by Jack Ashby

Platypus matters

Jack Ashby

Book

"A compelling, funny, first-hand account of Australia's wonderfully unique mammals and how our perceptions impact their future. Think of a platypus: they lay eggs (that hatch into so-called platypups), they produce milk without nipples and venom without...

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The ocean hero handbook  by Tessa Wardley

The ocean hero handbook

Tessa Wardley

Book

"Focusing on so much more than plastic pollution, this ahead-of-the curve book exposes the extensive damage being done to the oceans that most of us don't know about, and what simple, everyday changes we can make to help protect our seas. When we think...

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The complete language of herbs  by S. Theresa Dietz

The complete language of herbs

S. Theresa Dietz

Book

"The Complete Language of Herbs is a comprehensive and definitive dictionary/reference presenting the history, symbolic meaning, and visual depiction of 500 herbs and spices from around the world in one volume"--Publisher's description.

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Japan  by Mark Brazil

Japan

Mark Brazil

Book

"This richly illustrated guide is the first comprehensive and accessible introduction to the extraordinary natural history of the Japanese archipelago. It explains how Japan’s geology, geography, climate, seas and currents have forged conditions supporting...

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This way to the universe  by Michael Dine

This way to the universe

Michael Dine

Book

"This Way to the Universe is a celebration of the astounding, ongoing scientific investigations that have revealed the nature of reality at its smallest, at its largest, and at the scale of our daily lives. The enigmas that Professor Michael Dine discusses...

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Welcome to the universe in 3D  by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Welcome to the universe in 3D

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Book

""If you go out and simply look up, everything - from the Moon to the planets to the stars to the band of the Milky Way - appears to be pasted on the two-dimensional surface of the dome of the sky. Yet, the story of astronomy as a science is how, over...

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A Greek island nature diary  by Jani Tully Chaplin

A Greek island nature diary

Jani Tully Chaplin

Book

"A unique and personal record of the flora and fauna of the Greek Islands. This lavish journal presents highly-detailed watercolors and accompanying pencil drawings of flora, fauna, and other natural objects observed and collected by the artist Jani ...

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The story of New Zealand's unique birds  by Alan Froggatt

The story of New Zealand's unique birds

Alan Froggatt

Book

"The Story of New Zealand's Unique Birds explores why the remarkable birdlife of New Zealand is subject to so much attention from birders, scientists, and the general public around the world. It begins by looking at why New Zealand is such an odd and...

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Thinking like a parrot  by Alan B. Bond

Thinking like a parrot

Alan B. Bond

Book

"From two experts on wild parrot cognition, a close look at the intelligence, social behavior, and conservation of these widely threatened birds. People form enduring emotional bonds with other animal species, such as dogs, cats, and horses. For the most...

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This book is a plant

This book is a plant

Book

"We've become used to thinking of plants as things for us to use: as food, tools, resources, or just as an attractive background to our own lives. But it's time to change our minds. New research shows that plants can think, plan - and may even have m...

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Horizons  by James Poskett

Horizons

James Poskett

Book

"Presents a history of science that focuses on the contributions from non-Western cultures in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region and how they influenced and guided great minds such as Copernicus, Newton, Darwin and Einstein"--Publisher's descriptio...

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The last days of the dinosaurs  by Riley Black

The last days of the dinosaurs

Riley Black

Book

"In The Last Days of the Dinosaurs, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might...

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The rise and reign of the mammals  by Stephen Brusatte

The rise and reign of the mammals

Stephen Brusatte

Book

"The passing of the age of the dinosaurs allowed mammals to become ascendant. But mammals have a much deeper history. They - or, more precisely, we - originated around the same time as the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago; mammal roots lie even ...

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The week  by David M. Henkin

The week

David M. Henkin

Book

"An investigation into the evolution of the seven-day week and how our attachment to its rhythms influences how we live. We take the seven-day week for granted, rarely asking what anchors it or what it does to us. Yet weeks are not dictated by the na...

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The matter of everything  by Suzie Sheehy

The matter of everything

Suzie Sheehy

Book

"How did a piece a gold foil completely change our understanding of atoms? What part did a hot air balloon play in the discovery of cosmic rays? How did the experiments in the run-up to the Large Hadron Collider lead to the invention of the World Wide...

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Thriving with microbes

Thriving with microbes

Book

"Let's face it, microbes rule the world! Bacteria, fungi, archaea, protozoa, algae, even viruses-these microorganisms may go unseen, but the impact they have on our lives is unmistakable. From panspermia (the bacteria dust from our galaxy) and the mi...

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Whales of Tonga  by Tim Rock

Whales of Tonga

Tim Rock

Book

"This book is a bit of a new departure for author Tim Rock, who usually produces guides to famous scuba diving destinations. While Tonga does have some amazing scuba diving, in this book, Rock concentrates on viewing and interacting with humpback whales...

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Hunga Tonga  by Larry W. Jones

Hunga Tonga

Larry W. Jones

Book

"When the Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on January 15,2022, destruction, death and personal stories of survival filled the news worldwide. Sonic waves from the blast were recorded around the globe. Tonga is known as "The Friendly Islands"...

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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 environme...

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Flights of fancy  by Richard Dawkins

Flights of fancy

Richard Dawkins

Book

"Richard Dawkins explores the wonder of flight. A book for ages 8-80 about flying, from the mythical Icarus, to the sadly extinct but magnificent bird Argentavis magnificens, to the British Airways pilots of today. The Wonder of Flight. The Science o...

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The book of the barn owl  by Sally Coulthard

The book of the barn owl

Sally Coulthard

Book

"Few of us know what goes on after dark, underneath the moon. Sally Coulthard shines a light on the Barn Owl, one of the most mesmerising and elusive icons of the countryside. With its heart-shaped face and silent, graceful flight, the Barn Owl regularly...

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The tao of physics  by Fritjof Capra

The tao of physics

Fritjof Capra

Book

"The Tao of Physics is Fritjof Capraa's classic exploration of the connections between Eastern mysticism and modern physics. An international bestseller, the booka's central thesis, that the mystical traditions of the East constitute a coherent philo...

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Bitch  by Lucy Cooke

Bitch

Lucy Cooke

Book

"What does it mean to be female? Mother, carer, the weaker sex? Think again. In the last few decades a revolution has been brewing in zoology and evolutionary biology. Lucy Cooke introduces us to a riotous cast of animals, and the scientists studying...

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The secret social lives of reptiles  by J. Sean Doody

The secret social lives of reptiles

J. Sean Doody

Book

"Covering diverse species from garter snakes to Komodo dragons, this book delves into the evolutionary origins and fascinating details of the mysterious social lives of reptiles. Reptiles have been too often dismissed as dull animals with tiny brains...

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Jellyfish age backwards  by Nicklas Brendborg

Jellyfish age backwards

Nicklas Brendborg

Book

"A deep-dive into the astonishing nature and true science of longevity Molecular Biologist Nicklas Brendborg takes us on a journey from the farthest reaches of the globe to the most cutting-edge research to explore everything the natural world and science...

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The redemption of wolf 302  by Rick McIntyre

The redemption of wolf 302

Rick McIntyre

Book

"From the renowned wolf researcher and author of The Rise of Wolf 8 and The Reign of Wolf 21 comes a stunning account of an unconventional alpha male. A lover, not a fighter. That was wolf 302. A renegade with an eye for the ladies, 302 was anything ...

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Discovering us  by Evan Hadingham

Discovering us

Evan Hadingham

Book

"Over the past fifty years, researchers have made extraordinary discoveries that help us to understand who we are, where we came from, and what makes us human. Discovering Us brings our shared history to life and tells the stories behind fifty of the...

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Mycelium running  by Paul Stamets

Mycelium running

Paul Stamets

Book

""Growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and mushroom expert Paul Stamets explains how in this groundbreaking manual. The science goes like this: fine filaments of cells called mycelium, the fruit of which are...

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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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The selfish gene  by Richard Dawkins

The selfish gene

Richard Dawkins

Book

"First published in 1976, and aimed at a general audience, using non technical language, The Selfish Gene has become a classic. The important biological work of such figures as W. D. Hamilton and Robert Trivers was introduced to a wider public for the...

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