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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 life scientific  by Anna Buckley

The life scientific

Anna Buckley

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What does it take to be an inventor? Judging by the ingenious individuals who have come into The Life Scientific studio in the last eight years, there is no simple answer. Mathematicians, electricians, molecular biologists and mechanics can all trans...

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True or poo?  by Dani Rabaiotti

True or poo?

Dani Rabaiotti

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Do komodo dragons have toxic slobber? Is it true that a scorpion that sheds its tail dies of constipation? Speaking of poo, do rabbits really have a habit of, err, eating their own? And can you really get high from licking toads, or is that, fake newts?...

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The adventures of Azuki the miniature hedgehog and friends  by Shuichi Tsunoda

The adventures of Azuki the miniature hedgehog and friends

Shuichi Tsunoda

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Adorable photographs of miniature hedgehog and Instagram sensation Azuki. See him, his daughter Monaka and their friends baking, playing pool, reading and enjoying other mini-adventures.

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Edible shrubs

Edible shrubs

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"Edible Shrubs" provides detailed information on over 70 shrub species. They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions. Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, fl...

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Astronomy photographer of the year. [Collection 8].

Astronomy photographer of the year. [Collection 8].

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This book showcases the most spectacular space photography of its kind, taken from locations across the globe. Marvel at the wonders of the universe captured by the most talented astrophotographers. A perfect gift for all interested in exploring the ...

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Astrobiology  by Andrew (Andrew James) May

Astrobiology

Andrew (Andrew James) May

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Are we alone in the Universe, or are there as many planets supporting life as there are stars in the sky? It's one of the most important and fascinating questions human beings can ponder, and astrobiology is the emerging field of science that tries to...

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The book of orchids  by Mark W. Chase

The book of orchids

Mark W. Chase

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One of every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Some are stunningly over the top; others almost inconspicuous. The Orchidaceae is the second most widely geographically distributed family, after the grasses, yet remains one of the least und...

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Human nature  by David Berlinski

Human nature

David Berlinski

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Conventional wisdom holds that the murder rate has plummeted since the Middle Ages; humankind is growing more peaceful and enlightened; man is shortly to be much improved—better genes, better neural circuits, better biochemistry; and we are approaching...

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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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Physics  by Jim Breithaupt

Physics

Jim Breithaupt

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The book covers all the areas in physics, and each chapter includes explanations and examples to help you develop the understanding you need. Physics does not have to be daunting. This book, complete with practice questions and answers, forms a course...

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Flight lines  by Andrew Darby

Flight lines

Andrew Darby

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Andrew Darby follows the odysseys of two Grey Plovers, little-known migratory shorebirds, as they take previously uncharted ultramarathon flights from the southern coast of Australia to Arctic breeding grounds. On these extraordinary flights they cha...

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The little ice age  by Brian M. Fagan

The little ice age

Brian M. Fagan

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The Little Ice Age tells the fascinating story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history. Using sources ranging from the dates of long-ago wine harvests and the business records of medieval monasteries to m...

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Spoiler alert: everyone dies  by David Consiglio

Spoiler alert: everyone dies

David Consiglio

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Ever wonder what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning? Or lost all of its water at once? Or got hit by a fish the size of Pluto? In Volume One of his popular Quora Answers series, science teacher David Consiglio, Jr. ponders and logically answers...

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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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A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours  by Carry Akroyd

A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours

Carry Akroyd

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A compilation of 60 beautiful screenprints by renowned wildlife artist Carry Akroyd from The Oldie magazine's "Birds of the Month" column. In this sumptuous new art book, renowned wildlife artist Carry Akroyd presents a sequence of screenprints of birds...

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A short history of nearly everything  by Bill Bryson

A short history of nearly everything

Bill Bryson

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"Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from...

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Help your kids with science

Help your kids with science

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With clear graphics, instantly understandable diagrams, and welcoming, jargon-free text -- covering all the important areas of biology, chemistry and physics -- Help Your Kids with Science is a great resource for children and adults to learn even the...

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What do animals think and feel?  by Karsten Brensing

What do animals think and feel?

Karsten Brensing

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Biologist Karsten Brensing has something astonishing to tell us about the animal kingdom: namely that animals, by any reasonable assessment, have developed the sophisticated systems of social organization and behaviour that human beings call 'culture...

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Help your kids with math

Help your kids with math

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Using a full-color illustrated approach, a guide to parental math tutoring looks at every aspect of the challenging subject, from simple sums to simultaneous equations, in a book with simple explanations and clear illustrations that parents can share...

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Falling felines and fundamental physics  by Greg Gbur

Falling felines and fundamental physics

Greg Gbur

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The question of how falling cats land on their feet has long intrigued humans. In this playful and eye-opening history, physicist and cat parent Gregory Gbur explores how attempts to understand the cat-righting reflex have provided crucial insights i...

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The bee bible : 50 ways to keep bees buzzing  by Sally Coulthard

The bee bible : 50 ways to keep bees buzzing

Sally Coulthard

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We need bees. We rely on them not only to pollinate our planet but to sweeten our lives with the fruits of their labours – honey, beeswax, Royal Jelly. These tiny, hardworking insects have transformed our lives with their quiet diligence; fertilising...

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Forests in our world  by Gunther Willinger

Forests in our world

Gunther Willinger

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Forests are the green lungs of the world, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. They filter our air, provide drinking water, and help stabilize our climate. They also vary greatly by region, providing a home to a rich diversity of animal, plant,...

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The big ideas in science  by Jon Evans

The big ideas in science

Jon Evans

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The ability to understand science as a totality - matter, space, energy, life, weather, information and the future - will enhance your understanding of all the challenges facing humanity, as well as allow you to go deeper into specific technologies. This...

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Aliens among us  by Daniel Kariko

Aliens among us

Daniel Kariko

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With more than sixty stunning photographs of pillbugs, silverfish, moths, and other household insects, Aliens Among Us depicts a hidden world flourishing in our homes. Over the course of his photography career, Daniel Kariko came to realize that many...

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The oceans  by Eelco J. Rohling

The oceans

Eelco J. Rohling

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The 4.4-billion-year history of the oceans and their role in Earth's climate system. It has often been said that we know more about the moon than we do about our own oceans. In fact, we know a great deal more about the oceans than many people realize...

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Gorillas in the wild  by Joe McDonald

Gorillas in the wild

Joe McDonald

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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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Maths unwrapped  by Mattias Ribbing

Maths unwrapped

Mattias Ribbing

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Why do so many of us struggle to remember the maths we were taught at school? The answer is that we can successfully memorise things for a short period but we only retain those memories long term if we understand them. Mattias Ribbing is a Grand Master...

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Astrophotography  by Rhodri Evans

Astrophotography

Rhodri Evans

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"Our enduring fascination in our solar system and the wonders of the universe is now being fed by images of breathtaking detail, whether from data sent back 7.5 billion kilometres to bring Pluto into focus, or our first direct encounter with a comet by...

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Tui in our garden  by Rex Auty

Tui in our garden

Rex Auty

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A photographic exploration of the life of one of New Zealand's favourite native birds, the tui. Rex Auty has captured the tui in his garden as they eat, fly, play and fight, and has a section dedicated to the beauty of their feathers. There are images...

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Something deeply hidden  by Sean M. Carroll

Something deeply hidden

Sean M. Carroll

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Caltech physicist and New York Times bestselling author Sean Carroll shows that there are multiple copies of you. And everyone else. Really. Something Deeply Hidden begins with the news that physics is in a crisis. Quantum mechanics underlies all of ...

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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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Mindset mathematics  by Jo Boaler

Mindset mathematics

Jo Boaler

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Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a 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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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

Book

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

Book

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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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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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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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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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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A history of birds  by Simon Wills

A history of birds

Simon Wills

Book

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

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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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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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