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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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A portrait of the tree  by Adrian Houston

A portrait of the tree

Adrian Houston

Book

"A Portrait of the Tree is a repository of memories, and a testament to the British landscape. Trees are revealed as religious signifiers, historical landmarks, national emblems. Sparked by a simple question: 'What is your favourite tree?', photographer...

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Turtles of the world  by Jeffrey E. Lovich

Turtles of the world

Jeffrey E. Lovich

Book

"A lavishly illustrated guide to the world's turtles that covers every family and genus. Turtles of the World reveals the extraordinary diversity of these amazing reptiles. Characterized by the bony shell that acts as a shield to protect the softer b...

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Crabs  by Peter Davie

Crabs

Peter Davie

Book

"A richly illustrated natural history of the world's crabs that examines their diversity, ecology, anatomy, behavior, and more. This lavishly illustrated book offers a remarkable look at the world’s crabs. More than 7,000 crab species, in 100 differe...

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100 science discoveries that changed the world  by Colin Salter

100 science discoveries that changed the world

Colin Salter

Book

"Arranged in chronological order from the early Greek mathematicians, Euclid and Archimedes through to present-day Nobel Prize winners, 100 Science Discoveries That Changed the World charts the great breakthroughs in scientific understanding. Each en...

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Dinosaurs  by M. J. (Michael J.) Benton

Dinosaurs

M. J. (Michael J.) Benton

Book

"Dinosaurs are not what you thought they were - or at least, they didn't look like you thought they did. The world-leading palaeontologist Michael J. Benton brings us a new visual guide to the world of the dinosaurs, showing how rapid advances in tec...

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Wild fathers  by Erna Walraven

Wild fathers

Erna Walraven

Book

"Wild animal fathers are often seen merely as sperm donors with little contribution or influence on family affairs. This is indeed the case in plenty of species but many other wild animal dads have evolved to be significant and, in some instances, es...

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Animals  by Hebe Uhart

Animals

Hebe Uhart

Book

"Hebe Uhart's animals tells of piglets that snack on crackers, parrots that rehearse their words at night, southern screamers that lurk at the front door of a decrepit aunt's house, and, of course, human animals, whose presence is treated with the sa...

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Underwater wild  by Craig (Filmmaker) Foster

Underwater wild

Craig (Filmmaker) Foster

Book

"Craig Foster and Ross Frylinck regularly dive together in the awe-inspiring kelp forests off South Africa, without wetsuits or oxygen tanks. Craig had dived this way for years, including alongside the octopus that inspired My Octopus Teacher. In Ross,...

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The eternal season  by Stephen Rutt

The eternal season

Stephen Rutt

Book

"Summer is traditionally a time of plenty, of warmth, of breeding; a time to celebrate the abundance of nature teeming in our hedgerows, cities, marshlands and woodlands. But in the twenty-first century, ‘summer’ is becoming harder to define. The cha...

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Weather  by John D. Cox

Weather

John D. Cox

Book

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

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Beasts before us  by Elsa Panciroli

Beasts before us

Elsa Panciroli

Book

"For most of us, the story of mammal evolution starts after the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, but over the last 20 years scientists have uncovered new fossils and used new technologies that have upended this story. In Beasts Before Us,.....

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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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Colliding worlds  by Simone Marchi

Colliding worlds

Simone Marchi

Book

"Simone Marchi presents the emerging story of how cosmic collisions shaped both the solar system and our own planet, from the creation of the Moon to influencing the evolution of life on Earth. The Earth emerged out of the upheaval and chaos of massi...

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The glitter in the green  by Jon (Conservationist) Dunn

The glitter in the green

Jon (Conservationist) Dunn

Book

"Hummingbirds are a glittering, sparkling collective of over three hundred wildly variable, colorful species. For centuries they have captured our imaginations - revered by indigenous Americans, coveted by European collectors, and to this day admired...

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The whale in the living room  by John (Producer) Ruthven

The whale in the living room

John (Producer) Ruthven

Book

"The Whale in the Living Room follows the thrilling adventures of award-winning wildlife documentary producer, John Ruthven, on a journey of discovery - by turns memorable, touching and often funny -that has helped the undersea world flow into countless...

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How to read numbers  by Tom (Science writer) Chivers

How to read numbers

Tom (Science writer) Chivers

Book

"Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Sometimes it'll be obvious 'X people develop cancer every year' and sometimes less obvious 'How smartphones destroyed a generation'. Statistics are...

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Wonder  by Sophie Cunningham

Wonder

Sophie Cunningham

Book

"They sit in the physical and emotional heart of our city, and have done so for 175 years. Most of us have spent time there, and they mean different things to each of us. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne have been a place of calm, a site for re...

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Illustrated plant glossary  by Enid Mayfield

Illustrated plant glossary

Enid Mayfield

Book

"The "Illustrated Plant Glossary" is a comprehensive glossary of over 4000 terms related to plant sciences, featuring superb colour illustrations to aid comprehension of many of the plant terms.The topics covered in this glossary include anatomy; ang...

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Everyday chaos  by Brian Clegg

Everyday chaos

Brian Clegg

Book

"The math we are taught in school is precise and only deals with simple situations. Reality is far more complex. Trying to understand a system with multiple interacting components -- the weather, for example, or the human body, or the stock market --...

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12 birds to save your life  by Charlie Corbett

12 birds to save your life

Charlie Corbett

Book

"Can you recognise the cheerful chirrups of the house sparrow? A song thrush singing out at winter's darkest hour? Or the beautiful haunting call of the curlew? At a time of great anxiety and uncertainty, while coping with the untimely death of his m...

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Nature is never silent  by Madlen Ziege

Nature is never silent

Madlen Ziege

Book

"In forests, fields, and even gardens, there is a constant exchange of information going on. Animals and plants must communicate with one another to survive, but they also tell lies, set traps, talk to themselves, and speak to each other in a variety...

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Amanka stories  by Lou Grossfeldt

Amanka stories

Lou Grossfeldt

Book

"Amanka is a word from one of the languages used by people living in the rural north west of Uganda. It's a beautiful, rich word that means "family". Yet, in the forests and villages of this part of Uganda - and across much of tropical Africa and Asia...

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Jungle  by Patrick Roberts

Jungle

Patrick Roberts

Book

"Jungle tells the remarkable story of the world's tropical forests, from the arrival of the first plants millions of years ago to the role of tropical forests in the evolution of the world's atmosphere, the dinosaurs, the first mammals and even our own...

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Parrot conservation  by Rosemary Low

Parrot conservation

Rosemary Low

Book

"One third of the world's nearly 400 species of parrots are threatened with extinction or already close to it. These include some of the most spectacular and iconic bird species on the planet, such as the Hyacinth Macaw from South America, the Kakapo...

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Asteroids  by Martin Elvis

Asteroids

Martin Elvis

Book

"Human travel into space is an enormously expensive and unforgiving endeavor. So why go? In this accessible and authoritative book, astrophysicist Martin Elvis argues that the answer is the asteroid exploration, for motives of love, fear, and greed. ...

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How it all works  by Adam Dant

How it all works

Adam Dant

Book

"The Universe is inconceivably complex. Its component parts though follow a set of unbreakable laws that have somehow been coded into their very fabric since the beginning of time. These laws play out in different ways at different scales, giving rise...

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Micro life  by Derek Harvey

Micro life

Derek Harvey

Book

"This book combines graceful design and beautiful photography to provide an elegant introduction to microscopic nature Explore the everyday miracle of the microscopic world With spectacular macro photography and microscope images, this book reveals a...

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Woman between the worlds  by Apela Colorado

Woman between the worlds

Apela Colorado

Book

"Apela Colorado shares her knowledge and experiences of indigenous wisdom and promotes an understanding between the indigenous and modern world perspectives. A journey back in time to preserve a connection to the ancestors, open a door to indigenous wisdom...

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Taking leave of Darwin  by Neil Thomas

Taking leave of Darwin

Neil Thomas

Book

"University professor Neil Thomas was a committed Darwinist and agnostic -- until an investigation of evolutionary theory led him to a startling conclusion: "I had been conned!" As he studied the work of Darwin's defenders, he found himself encounter...

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Astroquizzical  by Jillian Scudder

Astroquizzical

Jillian Scudder

Book

"A beautifully illustrated, enlightening edition of astronomer Jillan Scudder's exploration of our universe. Looking up at the night sky, it is almost impossible to imagine that we can trace our common ancestry with the distant stars and galaxies back...

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The genome odyssey  by Euan A. Ashley

The genome odyssey

Euan A. Ashley

Book

"In The Genome Odyssey, Dr. Euan Ashley, Stanford professor of medicine and genetics, brings the breakthroughs of precision medicine to vivid life through the real diagnostic journeys of his patients and the tireless efforts of his fellow doctors and...

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Cracking quantum physics  by Brian Clegg

Cracking quantum physics

Brian Clegg

Book

""Enter the invisible world of sub-atomic physics and discover the very core of existence. Cracking quantum physics takes you through every area of particle physics to clearly explain how our world was, and is, created, and breaks down the most compl...

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Diamonds  by Renée Newman

Diamonds

Renée Newman

Book

"The beauty and sparkle and mystique of diamonds is unmatched by that of any other gem in the world. Since early times, diamonds have been treasured as good luck charms, remarkable tools and status symbols and have been worn, collected and presented as...

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Creatures of the deep  by Erich Hoyt

Creatures of the deep

Erich Hoyt

Book

"Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish, huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey roaming across the abyssal plains and descending in...

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Reimagining time  by Tanya Bub

Reimagining time

Tanya Bub

Book

"Most people assume that only a mathematical genius can understand Einstein's theory of special relativity. In fact, it boils down to a single rule: the universe has a speed limit, the speed of light. This accessible, imaginative book by an innovative...

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The nation of plants  by Stefano Mancuso

The nation of plants

Stefano Mancuso

Book

"As plants see it, humans are not the masters of the Earth but only one of its most unpleasant and irksome residents. They have been on the planet for only about 300,000 years (nothing compared to the three billon years of plant evolution), yet have ...

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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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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek  by Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Annie Dillard

Book

"Collection of essays on the natural world during a year spent in the Blue Ridge Mountains reflects the author's interactions with her wilderness surrounding"--Publisher's description.

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Treasures of the natural world

Treasures of the natural world

Book

"Treasures of the Natural World catalogue accompanies an exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. A collection of some of the most fascinating and rare treasures from the Natural History Museum, London and enriched by the addition of First Peoples' narratives,...

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Extinct  by Benjamin Gray

Extinct

Benjamin Gray

Book

"Australia is home to an incredible diversity of native animals. While Australian animals are among the most unique in the world, they are also among the most endangered, with hundreds currently on the brink of extinction. We must act quickly if we are...

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Fear of a black universe  by Stephon Alexander

Fear of a black universe

Stephon Alexander

Book

"Years ago, cosmologist Stephon Alexander received life-changing advice: to discover real physics, he needed to stop memorizing and start taking risks. In Fear of a Black Universe, Alexander shows that great physics requires us to think outside the m...

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Britain's trees  by Joanne Woolf

Britain's trees

Joanne Woolf

Book

"A guide to identifying Britain's trees and to the rich folklore and traditions connected with them. From hawthorn to holly and from beech to blackthorn, each of Britain's forty or so native trees are illustrated and a text weaves together the fascin...

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Camouflage  by Steve Parker

Camouflage

Steve Parker

Book

"Camouflage is essential to surviving in the wild. Both a built-in defence mechanism and a cunning tactic for attack, this biological advantage helps animals hide from dangerous predators and catch unsuspecting prey. It is used in many different ways...

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Fuzz  by Mary Roach

Fuzz

Mary Roach

Book

"Join "America's funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post) Mary Roach on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking...

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Cosmic queries  by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic queries

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Book

"In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world's thorniest philosophical conundrums, armed with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science. Together with distinguished physicist James Trefil, Tyson presen...

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Dinosaurs and other prehistoric life  by Hazel Richardson

Dinosaurs and other prehistoric life

Hazel Richardson

Book

"An extensive guide to 200 dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, with a detailed entry on each species featuring vivid artwork and concise text. A comprehensive pocket guide to dinosaurs and prehistoric animals and the world they inhabited millions of years...

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The backyard astronomer's guide  by Terence Dickinson

The backyard astronomer's guide

Terence Dickinson

Book

"This classic, groundbreaking guide has been the go-to field guide for both beginning and experienced amateur astronomers for nearly 30 years. The fourth edition, scheduled for release in 2021, brings Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer's invaluable manu...

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100 flying birds  by Peter Cavanagh

100 flying birds

Peter Cavanagh

Book

"100 Flying Birds: Photographing the Mechanics of Flight offers a vivid and varied glimpse into the world of birds. A white-tailed eagle plummeting through a Japanese sky, a brown pelican striking a silhouette against an Ecuadorian sunset, an Atlantic...

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Instant physics  by Giles Sparrow

Instant physics

Giles Sparrow

Book

"Instant Physics pulls together all the pivotal physics knowledge and thought into one concise volume. Each page contains a discrete 'cheat sheet', which tells you the most important facts in bite-sized chunks, meaning you can become an expert in an ...

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Earth's wild music  by Kathleen Dean Moore

Earth's wild music

Kathleen Dean Moore

Book

"In her newest collection, Moore selects essays that celebrate the music of the natural world as a reminder of what can be taken from us-the yowl of wolves, tick of barnacles, laughter of children, shriek of falling mountains. Alongside these selections...

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The elements  by Philip Ball

The elements

Philip Ball

Book

"This book offers a largely chronological illustrated guide to how the chemical elements were discovered over the past three millennia. It provides a view not just of how we came to understand what everything is made of but also of how chemistry developed...

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A tree a day  by Amy-Jane Beer

A tree a day

Amy-Jane Beer

Book

"The beauty and power of the world's trees is timeless. Our appreciation of one of the oldest forms of life is particularly relevant in our age of climate concern. Immerse yourself in the world of trees with a tree a day - illuminating tree folklore,...

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Fossils inside out  by Thomas A. (Thomas Alan) Wiewandt

Fossils inside out

Thomas A. (Thomas Alan) Wiewandt

Book

"Fossils Inside Out brings fossils, paleoecology, and the fossil industry to life in a beautiful and easy-to-understand format suitable for young adults and older, scientists and non-scientists. This large format book is packed with information connecting...

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Secrets of the whales  by Brian Skerry

Secrets of the whales

Brian Skerry

Book

"This provocative book of photography offers bold new insight into the lives of the world's largest mammals, along with their complex societies. In these pages, we learn that whales share an amazing ability to learn and adapt to opportunities, from s...

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It's elemental  by Kate Biberdorf

It's elemental

Kate Biberdorf

Book

"Have you ever wondered what makes dough rise? Or how your morning coffee gives you that energy boost? Or why your shampoo is making your hair look greasy? The answer is chemistry. From the moment we wake up until the time we go to sleep (and even while...

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Ashkenazi herbalism  by Deatra Cohen

Ashkenazi herbalism

Deatra Cohen

Book

"The definitive guide to the medicinal plant knowledge of Ashkenazi herbal healers–from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Until now, the herbal traditions of the Ashkenazi people have remained unexplored and shrouded in mystery. Ashkenazi Herbalis...

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The blue wonder  by Frauke Bagusche

The blue wonder

Frauke Bagusche

Book

"In The Blue Wonder, marine biologist and diver Frauke Bagusche brings readers on a fascinating and beautiful deep-sea dive into the ocean"--Publisher's description.

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We, hominids  by Frank Westerman

We, hominids

Frank Westerman

Book

"A roving philosophical journey into what makes us human. In this charming, thought-provoking book, one of Holland’s greatest non-fiction writers hunts down answers to humanity’s most fundamental questions: Who are we? What makes us different from an...

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The science of can and can't  by Chiara Marletto

The science of can and can't

Chiara Marletto

Book

"There is a vast class of properties that science has so far almost entirely neglected. These properties are central to an understanding of physical reality both at an everyday level and at the level of fundamental phenomena, yet they have traditionally...

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The star builders  by Arthur Turrell

The star builders

Arthur Turrell

Book

"When asked what problem he hoped scientists will have solved by the end of the century, Professor Stephen Hawking replied 'I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution...

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The disordered cosmos  by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

The disordered cosmos

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Book

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

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The night sky month by month  by Will Gater

The night sky month by month

Will Gater

Book

"An invaluable, user-friendly guide to discovering and navigating the night sky as it changes. The Night Sky Month by Month offers beginners to stargazing and amateur astronomers an insight into the positions of the stars and planet locations for each...

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Ice rivers  by Jemma L. Wadham

Ice rivers

Jemma L. Wadham

Book

"The story of one woman's passion for glaciers As one of the world's leading glaciologists, Professor Jemma Wadham has devoted her career to the glaciers that cover one-tenth of the Earth's land surface. Today, however, these 'ice rivers' are in peril....

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Much ado about mothing  by James Lowen

Much ado about mothing

James Lowen

Book

"Although mostly unseen by us, moths are everywhere. And their capacity to delight astounds. Inspired by a revelatory encounter with a Poplar Hawk-moth a huge, velvety-winged wonder wrapped in silver James Lowen embarks on a year-long quest to celebrate...

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What's eating the universe?  by P. C. W. Davies

What's eating the universe?

P. C. W. Davies

Book

"In the constellation of Eridanus there lurks a cosmic mystery. It's as if something has taken a huge bite out of the universe, leaving a super-void. What could be the culprit? A super massive black hole? Another, bigger universe? Or an expanding vac...

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The natural history book

The natural history book

Book

"DK's biggest natural history book is given a fresh update. The only book to offer a complete visual survey of all Earth's kingdoms of life, plus rocks and minerals, it remains the benchmark of illustrated natural history reference. A monumental and ...

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2022 guide to the night sky  by Storm Dunlop

2022 guide to the night sky

Storm Dunlop

Book

"The ideal gift for all amateur and seasoned astronomers. A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2022. Diagrams drawn for the latitude of...

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30-second biochemistry

30-second biochemistry

Book

"30-Second Biochemistry presents the subjects 50 most important ideas, breaking down the proteins, carbohydrates and more to explain the science of living organisms. 30-Second Biochemistry takes 50 of the most significant ideas relating to the study of...

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Chemistry for breakfast  by Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim

Chemistry for breakfast

Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim

Book

"Spend a day inside the curious mind of a chemist as she reveals the fascinating science behind everyday things, like breakfast and trips to the dentist, and not-so-everyday things, like space travel and baby dinosaurs. In Chemistry for Breakfast, Dr....

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A most remarkable creature  by Jonathan Meiburg

A most remarkable creature

Jonathan Meiburg

Book

"In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by an animal he met in the Falkland Islands: handsome, social, and oddly crow-like falcons that were tame and inquisitive, quarrelsome and passionate, and so insatiably curious that they stole hats, compasses, and...

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Eloquence of the sardine  by Bill François

Eloquence of the sardine

Bill François

Book

"Bill François' Eloquence of the Sardine is a charming narrative nonfiction book about the secret lives of fishes. If we listen to the ocean, what do we hear? What can it teach us? How can it change us? Written by a marine scientist (and winner of Fr...

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The plant-hunter's atlas  by Ambra Edwards

The plant-hunter's atlas

Ambra Edwards

Book

"Travel the world with extraordinary tales of the botanical discoveries that have shaped empires, built (and destroyed) economies, revolutionised medicine and advanced our understanding of science. Circling the globe from Australia's Botany Bay to the...

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Fungi  by Peter Roberts

Fungi

Peter Roberts

Book

"Fungi introduces you to 75 fascinating fungi from around the world. Fungi are an indispensable part of the great chain of life: more than 90% of the world's plant species depend on them for their nutrition. There are believed to be about 1.5 million...

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Science

Science

Book

"A beautifully illustrated, thematically arranged history of science - covering great scientists, inventions, and ideas - that has been updated to include the latest scientific advances. Delve into the story of science - from astronomy and biology to...

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Sentient  by Jackie Higgins

Sentient

Jackie Higgins

Book

"Sentient assembles a menagerie of zoological creatures - from land, air, sea and all four corners of the globe - to understand what it means to be human. Through their eyes, ears, skins, tongues and noses, the furred, finned and feathered reveal how...

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Light to life  by Raffael Jovine

Light to life

Raffael Jovine

Book

"Putting the Earth under a microscope, this book shines a light on one of the most powerful and unsung forces of nature... In Light to Life, biologist Raffael Jovine takes us on a journey of discovery into the intricate, beautiful and often surprisin...

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How to make an apple pie from scratch  by Harry (Harry Victor) Cliff

How to make an apple pie from scratch

Harry (Harry Victor) Cliff

Book

"By an experimental physicist who works on the Large Hadron Collider, a mind-altering look at the foundational questions bedeviling modern physics, among them: Where does matter come from? Carl Sagan famously said, "If you wish to make an apple pie f...

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Rockhounding for beginners  by Lars W. Johnson

Rockhounding for beginners

Lars W. Johnson

Book

"Geology meets treasure hunting with this field guide to rockhounding! If you've ever kept an interesting rock or shell, bought a polished stone from a gift shop, or even just enjoyed a 'gram of a really cool crystal, congratulations! You've already....

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It's about time  by N. David Mermin

It's about time

N. David Mermin

Book

"In It's About Time, N. David Mermin asserts that relativity ought to be an important part of everyone's education--after all, it is largely about time, a subject with which all are familiar. The book reveals that some of our most intuitive notions about...

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Gifts of gravity and light

Gifts of gravity and light

Book

"The changing seasons of the year are an endless source of strangeness and wonder. Gifts of Gravity and Light invites you to experience Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter through fourteen different voices. Greet the arrival of spring in East London with...

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Birds  by Mark E. Hauber

Birds

Mark E. Hauber

Book

"Birds is a beautiful introduction to 75 of our feathered friends. From the everyday birds we see in our backyards to the rare species that we might never catch a glimpse of, the world of birds is vast and varied. They can be found in every habitat on...

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Seven pillars of science  by John R. Gribbin

Seven pillars of science

John R. Gribbin

Book

"John Gribbin, author of Six Impossible Things, shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize, presents a tour of seven fundamental scientific truths that underpin our very existence. These 'pillars of science' also defy common...

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A cloud a day  by Gavin Pretor-Pinney

A cloud a day

Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Book

"The stresses of the digital world mean that it's no more important than ever to engage with the natural world. And no matter where you are, looking up at the clouds is good for the soul. The sky is the most dramatic and evocative aspect of nature......

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The secret world of weather  by Tristan Gooley

The secret world of weather

Tristan Gooley

Book

"The weather changes as we walk around a tree or turn down a street. There is a secret world of weather one that we all live in, but very few see. Each day we pass dozens of small weather signs that reveal what the weather is doing all around us and what...

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The gull next door  by Marianne Taylor

The gull next door

Marianne Taylor

Book

"A uniquely personal meditation on Britain's gulls by one of today's leading wildlife writers from a distance, gulls are beautiful symbols of freedom over the oceanic wilderness. Up close, however, they can be loud, aggressive and even violent. Yet g...

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The ferals that ate Australia  by Guy Hull

The ferals that ate Australia

Guy Hull

Book

"Isolation was once the impenetrable barrier that protected Australia and its unique fauna. But a little over two hundred years ago a foreign power took possession and brought with it the foreign animals that now dominate the country's ecosystem. They...

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The 100 best birdwatching sites in Australia  by Sue (Bird watcher) Taylor

The 100 best birdwatching sites in Australia

Sue (Bird watcher) Taylor

Book

"Where can you see 400,000 breeding pairs of rockhopper penguins? Where is the best place in Australia to observe Yellow Chats? And where is the only place in Australia you can have a close encounter with nesting Lesser Noddies? Well-known birder and...

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Practical projects for astronomers  by Neil M. Wyatt

Practical projects for astronomers

Neil M. Wyatt

Book

"Astronomy and astrophotography are fascinating hobbies. It is possible to create and enhance astronomical equipment and accessories using techniques and materials accessible to the hobbyist metalworker or model engineer. Written by an amateur astronomer...

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Asteroids  by Clifford J. Cunningham

Asteroids

Clifford J. Cunningham

Book

"Grounded in historical studies of asteroids from the nineteenth century, Asteroids is a fully up to date view of these remarkable objects. Without resorting to any technical plots or mathematics, the author shows that asteroids are not just rocks in...

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Just like us  by Rick Quinn

Just like us

Rick Quinn

Book

"For most of his life, veterinarian Rick Quinn ignored a deep longing to meaningfully protect the endangered animals that fascinated him. Then one day, he read two magazine clippings about the great apes and knew it was time to set aside excuses and find...

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The beauty of chemistry  by Philip Ball

The beauty of chemistry

Philip Ball

Book

"This book will combine photographs with evocative text to show how chemistry underpins the formation of snowflakes, the patterns of animal markings, and much more"--Publisher's description.

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Kindred  by Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Kindred

Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Book

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

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