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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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Extinction and evolution  by Niles Eldredge

Extinction and evolution

Niles Eldredge

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Extinction and Evolution recounts the work and discoveries of Niles Eldredge, one of the world's most renowned paleontologists, whose research overturned Charles Darwin's theory of evolution as a slow and inevitable process, as published in On the Origin...

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The champions of camouflage  by Jean-Philippe Noël

The champions of camouflage

Jean-Philippe Noël

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Whether to escape predators or to surprise their prey, the talented strategists of nature in The Champions of Camouflage survive using visual trickery and fascinating biology.

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Trees of life  by Max Adams

Trees of life

Max Adams

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A captivatingly informative and visually beautiful survey of the tree species – from all over the world – that human cultures have found most useful. Each tree species is the subject of a concise text centred on a story – or stories – about the tree ...

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The good bee  by Alison Benjamin

The good bee

Alison Benjamin

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Bees are our most loyal ally. These fascinating, enigmatic creatures are a key lynchpin in the working of our planet. Without them the landscape, as well as every aisle in our supermarkets would look radically different. And we're not just talking about...

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Fantastic fungi

Fantastic fungi

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Companion to the film Fantastic Fungi. Contributions from Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, Eugenia Bone, and many more expterts make Fantastic Fungi an awe-inspiring visual journey through the exotic, little-known realm of fungi and its amazing potential...

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Emperors of the deep  by William McKeever

Emperors of the deep

William McKeever

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Sharks are ruthlessly efficient predators, the apex of 450 million years of evolution. They are older than trees, have survived five extinction events and are essential to maintaining balanced ocean ecosystems, but how much do we really know about their...

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A small illustrated guide to the universe  by Ella Frances Sanders

A small illustrated guide to the universe

Ella Frances Sanders

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Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time or the nature of natural things? Our world is full of unshakeable mystery,...

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Ingenious  by Peter D. Gluckman

Ingenious

Peter D. Gluckman

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Evolution is the process by which species adapt over time to their environments. The tricky part about human evolution is that, as technology builders, we have the power to alter our environments--and even build new, unprecedented conditions in which...

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Space  by Becky Smethurst

Space

Becky Smethurst

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This book is for anyone who wants to easily understand the mind-blowing fundamentals of our extraordinary, expanding universe. Written by Oxford astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst and composed of ten captivating, simple essays, it guides you swiftly through...

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The elephant whisperer  by Lawrence Anthony

The elephant whisperer

Lawrence Anthony

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"It had been nearly a century since elephants had lived in Southern Zululand, South Africa, where Lawrence Anthony founded his Thula Thula wildlife reserve. Yet one day a phone call changed all that. A troubled, unpredictable herd needed a new home. In...

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The pollinator victory garden  by Kim Eierman

The pollinator victory garden

Kim Eierman

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The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment-the steep decline of pollinators. The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the...

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Insects of the world  by Paul Zborowski

Insects of the world

Paul Zborowski

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Insects are quite literally the largest subjects in the natural world, with more than 1 million species known. Using the simple observation that every picture is worth a thousand words, the 1,000+ photographs in this book are all presented with a caption...

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Space exploration  by Sten F. Odenwald

Space exploration

Sten F. Odenwald

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From an educator at NASA, this photo treasury presents 100 eclectic objects--from Stonehenge to Sputnik--and explains their significance to the history of space exploration.

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Gene machine  by Venki Ramakrishnan

Gene machine

Venki Ramakrishnan

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Everyone knows about DNA. It is the essence of our being, influencing who we are and what we pass on to our children. But the information in DNA can t be used without a machine to decode it. The ribosome is that machine. Older than DNA itself, it is the...

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Never home alone  by Rob R. Dunn

Never home alone

Rob R. Dunn

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A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements.

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The science of communicating science  by Craig Cormick

The science of communicating science

Craig Cormick

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Are you wishing you knew all you need to know about how to better communicate science, without having to read several hundred academic papers and blogs and books? Luckily Dr Craig Cormick has done this for you! This highly readable and entertaining b...

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Star stories  by Anthony F. Aveni

Star stories

Anthony F. Aveni

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Follow an epic animal race, a quest for a disembodied hand, and an emu egg hunt in constellation stories from diverse cultures. We can see love, betrayal, and friendship in the heavens, if we know where to look. A world expert on cultural understandings...

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Dark skies  by Tiffany Francis

Dark skies

Tiffany Francis

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Darkness has shaped the lives of humans for millennia, and in Dark Skies, author Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes and humanity's connection to the night sky. Over the course of a year, Tiffany...

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The great naturalists

The great naturalists

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From Classical times to the 19th century, the great quest to discover and define the intoxicating diversity of the natural world attracted a host of intrepid thinkers and explorers. Aristotle and Linnaeus set out to classify nature; Joseph Banks and ...

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Why trust science?  by Naomi Oreskes

Why trust science?

Naomi Oreskes

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Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global w...

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Backyard guide to the night sky  by Andrew Fazekas

Backyard guide to the night sky

Andrew Fazekas

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Explore the star-studded cosmos with this fully updated, user-friendly skywatcher's guide, filled with charts, graphics, photographs, and expert tips for viewing -- and understanding -- the wonders of space. Stargazing's too much fun to leave to astr...

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What does rain smell like?  by Simon King

What does rain smell like?

Simon King

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Discover the fascinating answers to the most curious weather questions from two expert meteorologists. Why doesn't rain fall all at once? Can technology change the track of a hurricane? What's the weather like on other planets? Meteorologists Simon King...

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30-second universe  by Charles Liu

30-second universe

Charles Liu

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The universe literally encompasses everything we were, are and will be, everything we knew, know and can know. When we decide to understand the universe as a whole, new truths come to light, and unexpected perspectives illuminate our take on life. 30...

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The maths of life and death  by Kit Yates

The maths of life and death

Kit Yates

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Maths is the story of the world around us, and the wisdom it gives us can be the difference between success and disaster. We are all doing maths all the time, from the way we communicate with each other to the way we travel, from how we work to how we...

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Dark matter & dark energy  by Brian Clegg

Dark matter & dark energy

Brian Clegg

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Since the 1970s, astronomers have been aware that galaxies have far too little matter in them to account for the way they spin around: they should fly apart like clay off a potter’s wheel, but something concealed holds them together. This ‘something’...

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Animals reviewed

Animals reviewed

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Are you ready to #RateASpecies? Zoos and aquariums have poked wild fun at their animal friends - and their "product reviews" will leave your pack howling! Packed with adorable animal photos and laced with wit and humor, Animals Reviewed is a must-read...

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Nano comes to life  by Sonia Contera

Nano comes to life

Sonia Contera

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Increasingly, scientists are gaining control over matter at the nanometer scale. Spearheaded by physical scientists operating at the interfaces of physics and biology (such as the author herself), advances in nanoscience and technology are transforming...

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When the Earth had two moons  by Erik Asphaug

When the Earth had two moons

Erik Asphaug

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An astonishing exploration of planet formation and the origins of life by one of the world's most innovative planetary geologists. In 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photos of the far side of the moon. Even in their poor resolution, the ...

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The Firefly guide to minerals, rocks & gems  by Rupert Hochleitner

The Firefly guide to minerals, rocks & gems

Rupert Hochleitner

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The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Gems is designed for easy and reliable identification of minerals, gems and rocks. The identification process begins with the stone's streak colour, which is how the book is organised: Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown,...

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Name that flower  by Ian Clarke

Name that flower

Ian Clarke

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Name That Flower is a valued source of clear and concise information on identifying flowering plants from around the world, both cultivated and in the wild. This edition is updated to align with current systems of plant classification that incorporate...

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When animals speak  by Eva Meijer

When animals speak

Eva Meijer

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A groundbreaking argument for the political rights of animals. In When Animals Speak, Eva Meijer develops a new, ground-breaking theory of language and politics, arguing that non-human animals speak—and, most importantly, act—politically. From geese and...

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The boundless sea  by David Abulafia

The boundless sea

David Abulafia

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David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history. The main protagonists are the three major oceans-the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian-which together comprise the ...

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Fungipedia  by Lawrence Millman

Fungipedia

Lawrence Millman

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Fungipedia presents a delightful A-Z treasury of mushroom lore. With more than 180 entries-on topics as varied as Alice in Wonderland, chestnut blight, medicinal mushrooms, poisonings, Santa Claus, and waxy caps-this collection will transport both ge...

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The sky atlas  by Edward Brooke-Hitching

The sky atlas

Edward Brooke-Hitching

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This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique i...

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Moths  by David Conway Lees

Moths

David Conway Lees

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Accessible introduction to the biology, life cycle, natural history, and classification of moths. Moths are a crucial insect group encompassing more than 160,000 species, and they are among the most ancient of Earth's inhabitants, with some fossils believed...

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Fraud in the lab  by Nicolas Chevassus-au-Louis

Fraud in the lab

Nicolas Chevassus-au-Louis

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From a journalist and former lab researcher, a penetrating investigation of the explosion in cases of scientific fraud and the factors behind it. In the 1970s, a scientific scandal about painted mice hit the headlines. A cancer researcher was found to...

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Space atlas  by James Trefil

Space atlas

James Trefil

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In this guided tour of our planetary neighborhood, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and beyond, detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partner with clear, authoritative scientific information. Starting with the sun and moving...

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Denisovan origins  by Andrew Collins

Denisovan origins

Andrew Collins

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Reveals the profound influence of the Denisovans and their hybrid descendants upon the flowering of human civilization around the world.

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Reef life  by Callum Roberts

Reef life

Callum Roberts

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A hugely affecting memoir by the world's leading coral reef scientist, revealing the thrill of diving and the vital science and story of these majestic reefs. How did one of the world's preeminent marine conservation scientists fall in love with coral...

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A tribute to reptiles and amphibians of Australia and New Zealand  by author Australian Herpetological Society

A tribute to reptiles and amphibians of Australia and New Zealand

author Australian Herpetological So...

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"[This book] showcases 125 of the best photographs ever assembled of the countries' most spectacular reptiles and frogs.Twenty-five of the best photographers specialising in herpetology each submitted five of their most awe-inspiring images, culminating...

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Elementary  by James M. (Freelance writer) Russell

Elementary

James M. (Freelance writer) Russell

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The periodic table, created in the early 1860s by Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, is one of the most extraordinary advances in modern chemistry. This basic visual aid helped scientists to gain a deeper understanding of what chemical elements really...

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The genesis of living forms  by Raymond Ruyer

The genesis of living forms

Raymond Ruyer

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The philosophy of Raymond Ruyer was an important if subterranean influence on twentieth-century French thought, and explicitly engaged with by figures such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Georges Canguilhem, Gilbert Simondon, and Gilles Deleuze. The Genesis...

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The best American science and nature writing 2019

The best American science and nature writing 2019

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Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. "Science is important because this is how we seek to discover the truth about the world. And this is...

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Transcendence  by Gaia Vince

Transcendence

Gaia Vince

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Humans are the most successful species on Earth; a planet-altering force of nature. Meanwhile, our closest living relatives, the now-endangered chimpanzees, continue to live as they have for millions of years. Yet we evolved through the same process....

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The life-changing magic of numbers  by Bobby Seagull

The life-changing magic of numbers

Bobby Seagull

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If you found maths lessons at school irrelevant and boring, that's because you didn't have a teacher like Bobby Seagull. Long before his rise to cult fandom on University Challenge, Bobby Seagull was obsessed with numbers. They were the keys that unlocked...

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Imagined life  by James Trefil

Imagined life

James Trefil

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It is now known that we live in a galaxy with more planets than stars. The Milky Way alone encompasses 30 trillion potential home planets. Scientists Trefil and Summers bring readers on a marvelous experimental voyage through the possibilities of lif...

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Mindset mathematics  by Jo Boaler

Mindset mathematics

Jo Boaler

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The Mindset Mathematics series offers a unique, research-based visual approach to exploring the big ideas in mathematics, which is essential to future mathematics success. This hands-on resource is for any teacher who wants to engage their seventh gr...

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Saturn  by William Sheehan

Saturn

William Sheehan

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Saturn is the showpiece planet of our solar system. It may not be the largest, nor the smallest, nor even the only planet with rings. But it is among the most stunning objects in the sky and is always breathtaking when seen in a telescope. This is a....

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Volcanoes & earthquakes  by Chiara Maria Petrone

Volcanoes & earthquakes

Chiara Maria Petrone

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This book features the earth sciences at their most spectacular. It reveals the massive internal forces that create and change the Earth's surface, with dramatic and sometimes beautiful consequences. The authors explain what fuels the power of volcanoes...

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Proving Einstein right  by S. James Gates

Proving Einstein right

S. James Gates

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In 1911, a relatively unknown physicist named Albert Einstein published his preliminary theory of gravity. But it hadn't been tested. To do that, he needed a photograph of starlight as it passed the sun during a total solar eclipse. So began a nearly...

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An earthling's guide to outer space  by Bob McDonald

An earthling's guide to outer space

Bob McDonald

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Beloved science commentator Bob McDonald takes us on a tour of our galaxy, unraveling the mysteries of the universe and helping us navigate our place among the stars. How big is our galaxy? Is there life on those distant planets? Are we really made of...

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Our universe  by Jo Dunkley

Our universe

Jo Dunkley

Book

"For many years now, we have known the story of the Solar System, and the Earth's place in it. We have mapped out the stars in the night sky, and have known that we live in a disk of stars that makes up the Milky Way galaxy. But, in the past few decades,...

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New Zealand's native trees  by John Dawson

New Zealand's native trees

John Dawson

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New Zealand's native trees are truly remarkable. From the massive kauri, the third-largest tree in the world, the showy pohutukawas and ratas, and the ubiquitous cabbage tree to rare and endangered species found only on offshore islands, our glorious...

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Looking for whales  by Wade Hughes

Looking for whales

Wade Hughes

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Graceful, intelligent and huge, whales cast a spell over the human species. But their thoughts and ways of life lie beyond our understanding, in an alien habitat. A few people who've dived and made their acquaintance come closer to penetrating the un...

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A Claxton diary  by Mark Cocker

A Claxton diary

Mark Cocker

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For seventeen years, as part of his daily writerly routine, the author and naturalist Mark Cocker has taken a two-mile walk down to the river from his cottage on the edge of the Norfolk Broads National Park. Over the course of those 10,000 daily paces...

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Thus spoke the plant  by Monica Gagliano

Thus spoke the plant

Monica Gagliano

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In this "phytobiography" a collection of stories written in partnership with a plant research scientist, Monica Gagliano, reveals the dynamic role plants play in genuine first-hand accounts from her research into plant communication and cognition. By...

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Wildhood  by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

Wildhood

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

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Trekking the globe and drawing from their latest research, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers discovered that all animals and humans on the journey to adulthood face four core challenges: how to stay safe, negotiate status, navigate sexuality,...

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A short philosophy of birds  by Philippe J. Dubois

A short philosophy of birds

Philippe J. Dubois

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A French ornithologist and philosopher teach us to pause, look to the sky, and reconnect with the natural world, in twenty-two short lessons inspired by the secret lives of birds. There is a lot we can learn from birds if we pay attention. This elegant...

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Tales of impossibility  by David S. (David Scott) Richeson

Tales of impossibility

David S. (David Scott) Richeson

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A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics. Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing story of the renowned problems of antiquity, four of the most famous and studied questions in the history of mathematics. First posed...

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Making Eden  by D. J. Beerling

Making Eden

D. J. Beerling

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From the first tiny green scouts that clung to watery banks, plants spread across the land, opening their leaves to the sun, growing tall, turning the world green. How did plants accomplish this extraordinary feat? The author takes us through the story,...

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Maths on the back of an envelope  by Robert Eastaway

Maths on the back of an envelope

Robert Eastaway

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How many cats are there in the world? What's the chance of winning the lottery twice? And just how long does it take to count to a million? Learn how to tackle tricky maths problems with nothing but the back of an envelope, a pencil and some good old...

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Underland  by Robert Macfarlane

Underland

Robert Macfarlane

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In Underland, Macfarland delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. He takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and...

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The hidden world of the fox  by Adele Brand

The hidden world of the fox

Adele Brand

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We've all seen the fox. A flash of his brushy tail disappearing between the gap of a fence, a blaze of orange caught in the headlights as he scampers across the road. We've heard him too, his strange barks echoing in the city night. Perhaps we've even...

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100 birds to see in your lifetime  by David Chandler

100 birds to see in your lifetime

David Chandler

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Part aspirational encyclopedia, part identification guide, 100 Birds to See in Your Lifetime provides detailed summary information and range maps, along with profiles featuring unusual facts, anecdotes and its significance. Whilst many of the species...

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Wild cats of the world  by Luke Hunter

Wild cats of the world

Luke Hunter

Book

From the rabbit-sized Black-footed Cat of southern Africa to bear-killing Amur tigers of the Russian Far East, the 38 members of the Cat Family include some of the world's most fascinating and magnificent species on earth. Supremely adapted for the kill,...

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Weirder maths  by David J. Darling

Weirder maths

David J. Darling

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Even the most enthusiastic of maths students probably at one time wondered when exactly it would all prove useful in 'real life'. Well, maths reaches so far and wide through our world that, love it or hate it, we're all doing maths almost every minute...

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Waters of the world  by Sarah Dry

Waters of the world

Sarah Dry

Book

How is the climate where you are? And how did it get that way? How does the great complex global interaction of ice, ocean, and atmosphere combine to generate the rain that sustains us? And who figured all its secret processes out? From the glaciers of...

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Animal languages  by Eva Meijer

Animal languages

Eva Meijer

Book

Dolphins and parrots call each other by their names. Fork tailed drongos mimic the calls of other animals to scare them away and then steal their dinner. In the songs of many species of birds, and in skin patterns of squid, we find grammatical structures....

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The last dance  by Alan Knight

The last dance

Alan Knight

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The Last Dance looks at how the barbaric practice of dancing bears worked and how the coalition set about bringing it to an end and rescuing every bear off the streets of India. It exposes the terrible suffering the bears endured to make them dance.

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Earth to earth  by Stefan Buczacki

Earth to earth

Stefan Buczacki

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Few spaces are as enchanting and romantic--with a touch of the tantalizingly morbid--as an churchyard. From the earliest pagan sites to modern urban cemeteries, these burial grounds have always enjoyed a sacred, protected status. Their preservation, and...

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Believe it or snot  by Nick Caruso

Believe it or snot

Nick Caruso

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A compendium of slimy and repulsive facts from the authors of DOES IT FART? What is hyena butter, and would you want to put it on toast? A hagfish can produce how much slime in 60 seconds? Which animal produces a snotty sleeping bag? How does a bubble...

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At the edge of time  by Dan Hooper

At the edge of time

Dan Hooper

Book

Scientists in the past few decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But there remains a critical gap in our knowledge: we still know very little about what happened in the first seconds after...

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Jet stream  by Tim Woollings

Jet stream

Tim Woollings

Book

A number of extreme weather events have struck the Northern Hemisphere in recent years, from scorching heatwaves to desperately cold winters and from floods and storms to droughts and wildfires. Is this the emerging signal of climate change, and should...

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Fire, ice, and physics  by Rebecca C. Thompson

Fire, ice, and physics

Rebecca C. Thompson

Book

Game of Thrones is a fantasy that features a lot of made-up science-fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology. Most fans of George R. R. Martin's fantastical world accept it all as part of the magic....

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How to draw a map  by Malcolm Swanston

How to draw a map

Malcolm Swanston

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How to Draw a Map is a fascinating meditation on the centuries-old art of map-making, from the first astronomical maps to the sophisticated GPS guides of today. Maps have influenced humanity in many unexpected ways: life, death, sexual reproduction, ...

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Saving the last rhinos  by Grant Fowlds

Saving the last rhinos

Grant Fowlds

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What would drive a man to 'smuggle' rhino horn back into Africa at great risk to himself? This is just one of the situations Grant Fowlds has put himself in as part of his ongoing fight against poaching, in order to prove a link between southern Africa...

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18 miles  by Christopher Dewdney

18 miles

Christopher Dewdney

Book

18 Miles is a kaleidoscopic and fact-filled journey that uncovers our obsession with the atmosphere and weather as both evocative metaphor and physical reality.

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Life finds a way  by Andreas Wagner

Life finds a way

Andreas Wagner

Book

Every single one of the millions of species alive today is the most recent link in an almost-endless chain of creation going all the way back to the origins of life. The amazing diversity and complexity we see all around us are products of nature's c...

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Superheavy  by Kit (Science journalist) Chapman

Superheavy

Kit (Science journalist) Chapman

Book

Explores how scientists create superheavy elements, using giant machines to try to make single atoms of mysterious artefacts that have never existed on Earth. From the first elements past uranium and their role in the devlopment of the atomic bomb to...

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Vargic's curious cosmic compendium  by Martin Vargic

Vargic's curious cosmic compendium

Martin Vargic

Book

Explore the wonders of the universe like you've never seen before with this incredible new book from bestselling author Martin Vargic, which will fascinate both young and old alike. Vargic's beautifully innovative designs will help to explain all of the...

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The science of animals  by Jamie Ambrose

The science of animals

Jamie Ambrose

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From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife ph...

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The Universe today ultimate guide to viewing the cosmos  by David Dickinson

The Universe today ultimate guide to viewing the cosmos

David Dickinson

Book

David Dickinson, earth science teacher and backyard astronomer, and Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe today, have teamed up to provide expert guidance on observing the night sky. "The universe today ultimate guide to viewing the cosmos" features the...

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Visual galaxy

Visual galaxy

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This compelling visual journey through our galaxy combines more than 350 photographs, illustrations, and graphics to present the universe as you've never seen it before. Visual Galaxy is a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our home galaxy,...

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Gorillas in the wild  by Joe McDonald

Gorillas in the wild

Joe McDonald

Book

Joe McDonald and Mary Ann McDonald hold the record for treks to Rwanda to photograph mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. In this book, Joe shares his vast knowledge of the apes, and the pair present an unprecedented collection of images that ...

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The eight master lessons of nature  by Gary Ferguson

The eight master lessons of nature

Gary Ferguson

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In Eight Master Lessons of Nature, Gary Ferguson reveals the wisdom of the natural world. By keenly observing and admiring wildlife and their surroundings, he shows us why sympathy is our greatest asset and crucial to our survival, that feminine rule...

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The maths book

The maths book

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A vibrant exploration of the world's most famous and important mathematical ideas, theorems, and movements, and the great minds behind them. Take a journey through the intriguing story of numbers, patterns, and shapes in order to better understand the...

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Dinosaurs & prehistoric life  by Douglas Palmer

Dinosaurs & prehistoric life

Douglas Palmer

Book

The stunning visuals and authoritative text make Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life a fascinating and revealing encyclopedia that will appeal to the whole family. From the origin of life, through the age of dinosaurs stalked by the terrifying Tyrannosaurus...

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The ecology book

The ecology book

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Explore ecology in this accessible introduction to how the natural world works and how we have started to understand the environment, ecosystems, and climate change. Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains over 85 of...

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The primate family tree  by Ian Redmond

The primate family tree

Ian Redmond

Book

"The Primate Family Tree" is a beautiful and comprehensive resource on the subject of our animal relatives: apes, monkeys and lemurs. Readers will learn an abundance of facts, review recent research and conservation efforts and discover the remarkabl...

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Harvest  by Edward Posnett

Harvest

Edward Posnett

Book

In a centuries-old tradition, farmers in northwestern Iceland scour remote coastal plains for the down of nesting eider ducks. High inside a vast cave in Borneo, men perched atop rickety ladders collect swiftlets' nests, a delicacy believed to be a cure...

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Buzz, sting, bite  by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

Buzz, sting, bite

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

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Insects comprise roughly half of the animal kingdom, and they live everywhere. Most of us think life would be better without bugs. In fact, life would be impossible without them. Without the pinhead-sized chocolate midge, cocoa flowers would not pollinate....

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Altered inheritance  by Françoise Baylis

Altered inheritance

Françoise Baylis

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With the advent of CRISPR gene-editing technology, designer babies have become a reality. Françoise Baylis insists that scientists alone cannot decide the terms of this new era in human evolution. Members of the public, with diverse interests and per...

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