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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 last lions of Africa  by Anthony Ham

The last lions of Africa

Anthony Ham

Book

This is the riveting and illuminating story of Australian writer Anthony Ham's extraordinary journey into the world of lions. Haunted by the idea that they might disappear from the planet in our lifetime, he ventured deep into the African wilderness,...

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Gory details  by Erika Engelhaupt

Gory details

Erika Engelhaupt

Book

Erika Engelhaupt, founding editor of National Geographic's Gory Details blog, explores oft-ignored but alluring facets of biology, anatomy, space exploration, nature, and more. Featuring reporting and interviews with leading researchers in the field,...

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The wrong kind of snow  by Antony Woodward

The wrong kind of snow

Antony Woodward

Book

"The British are, as a general rule, obsessed with the weather, an unsurprising fact given the unpredictability of English weather systems and the huge impact they have played on national history. The defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 was as much a...

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The bird way  by Jennifer Ackerman

The bird way

Jennifer Ackerman

Book

'There is the mammal way and there is the bird way.' But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviours they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries. What they...

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The oak papers  by James Canton

The oak papers

James Canton

Book

James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying this unique tree. It was an exercise in discipline- he needed to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to it, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around, inside and under it....

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Vesper flights  by Helen Macdonald

Vesper flights

Helen Macdonald

Book

Presents a collection of essays about humanity's relationship with nature, exploring subjects ranging from captivity and immigration to ostrich farming and the migrations of songbirds from the Empire State Building.

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The elements we live by  by Anja Røyne

The elements we live by

Anja Røyne

Book

We all know that we depend on elements for survival, from oxygen in the air we breathe to carbon in the molecular structures of all living things. But we seldom appreciate how, say, phosphorus holds our DNA together or how potassium powers our optic ...

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Tiger wars  by Al Cimino

Tiger wars

Al Cimino

Book

The global smash-hit Netflix documentary mini-series, Tiger King, introduced viewers to the weird, crazy and chaotic life of private zoo owner and big cat breeder, Joe Exotic, and his war against Carole Baskin. Baskin, who runs the Big Cat Rescue in Florida,...

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The living world  by Rachel Rohloff

The living world

Rachel Rohloff

Book

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Fire  by Stephen J. Pyne

Fire

Stephen J. Pyne

Book

What does a full-blown Fire Age look like? We are about to find out, and Australia will feel the looking-glass transition from an ice world to a fire world more fully and suddenly than elsewhere. Over vast expanses of time, fire and humanity have interacted...

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The number bias  by Sanne Blauw

The number bias

Sanne Blauw

Book

Even if you don't consider yourself a numbers person, you are a numbers person. The time has come to put numbers in their place. Not high up on a pedestal, or out on the curb, but right where they belong: beside words. It is not an overstatement to say...

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Universe

Universe

Book

Unrivalled in its breadth, Universe explores every aspect of the cosmos, from the big bang to planets in our solar system and beyond.

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How zoologists organize things  by David Bainbridge

How zoologists organize things

David Bainbridge

Book

A reproductive biologist and popular science writer shows how categorization has shaped our view of the natural world, in this fascinating book that unveils wild truths and even wilder myths about animals, as perpetrated by zoologists, revealing how much...

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The language of butterflies  by Wendy Williams

The language of butterflies

Wendy Williams

Book

An enthralling look at one of the world's most beautiful and resilient animals, and the role they play in our ecosystem. Butterflies are beloved across the globe, adorning gardens, parks and zoos. Their feats are staggering - monarchs migrate thousands...

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Complete birds of Britain and Europe  by Rob Hume

Complete birds of Britain and Europe

Rob Hume

Book

From owls to auks, from Kingfishers to pipits, find out everything you need to know about the birds we see every day. RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe is a necessary addition to any birdwatching enthusiasts collection, from experienced to beginner. F...

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Entangled life  by Merlin Sheldrake

Entangled life

Merlin Sheldrake

Book

Living at the border between life and non-life, fungi use diverse cocktails of potent enzymes and acids to disassemble some of the most stubborn substances on the planet, turning rock into soil and wood into compost, allowing plants to grow. Fungi not...

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The end of everything  by Katherine J. Mack

The end of everything

Katherine J. Mack

Book

A rising star in astrophysics presents an accessible and eye-opening look at five ways the universe could end, and the lessons each scenario reveals about the most important concepts in cosmology.

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Galaxies  by David J. Eicher

Galaxies

David J. Eicher

Book

Have you ever wanted to explore the Milky Way? Are you curious about how black holes form (and what really happens if you get stuck in one)? Do you want to learn how to read the night sky from your back garden? Tour the most dazzling, fascinating, and...

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The cosmic-chemical bond  by David A. Williams

The cosmic-chemical bond

David A. Williams

Book

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

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Pluses and minuses  by Stefan Buijsman

Pluses and minuses

Stefan Buijsman

Book

What is the relationship between the number of films Nicolas Cage appears in and the number of deaths by drowning in swimming pools? How in 1850s London did John Snow calculate the relationship between the city’s water suppliers and the number of deaths...

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Fathoms  by Rebecca Giggs

Fathoms

Rebecca Giggs

Book

When Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beach in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales might shed light on the condition of our seas. How do whales experience environmental change? Has our connection to ...

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Braiding sweetgrass  by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Book

"A a botanist, Robion Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. [Here], Kimmerer brings these lenses...

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Lost gold  by Colin Miskelly

Lost gold

Colin Miskelly

Book

This special book-format issue of Birds New Zealands journal Notornis is devoted to the birds of the Auckland Islands Maukahuka/Motu Maha, the largest and biologically most diverse island group in the New Zealand subantarctic region. Its 19 chapters,...

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Tree story  by Valerie Trouet

Tree story

Valerie Trouet

Book

This book tells engaging stories about the science of dendrochronology, the study of tree growth rings. From studying tree rings, scientists can learn about the past climate on earth, and sometimes tree-ring data provide evidence of natural events th...

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Australian wildlife  by Stella Martin

Australian wildlife

Stella Martin

Book

A new, thoroughly updated second edition of Bradt's Australian Wildlife, covering habitats, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, the marine environment and where to go. Wildlife writer Stella Martin combines the encyclopaedic knowledge...

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Masterpieces of the Earth  by Michael Bright

Masterpieces of the Earth

Michael Bright

Book

From searingly hot deserts to lands of fire and ice, this book is a vivid journey through the natural wonders of the seven continents. With page after page of spectacular photographs, this book pays homage to the powerful forces that shape our planet...

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A lifetime in Galapagos  by Tui De Roy

A lifetime in Galapagos

Tui De Roy

Book

"Tui De Roy was a year old in 1955 when her family left Europe aboard a banana boat, bound for the Pacific to lead a different sort of life on Galapagos, one of self-sufficiency and living close to nature. She grew up on the islands and returned to them...

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Wintering  by Stephen Rutt

Wintering

Stephen Rutt

Book

In the autumn of 2018 Stephen Rutt and his partner moved to a house near the Solway Firth in Dumfries. As they settled into their new home thousands of pink-footed geese were arriving on the Firth from the Arctic Circle to make it their winter home. ...

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Lost in math  by Sabine Hossenfelder

Lost in math

Sabine Hossenfelder

Book

Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have...

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Spiders of the world

Spiders of the world

Book

Spiders are among the most versatile creatures on the planet, inhabiting six of the seven continents and thriving in environments ranging from deserts and rain forests to Arctic tundra and cities. Spiders of the World is a captivating look at these w...

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Biological extinction

Biological extinction

Book

The rapidly increasing human pressure on the biosphere is pushing biodiversity into the sixth mass extinction event in the history of life on Earth. The organisms being exterminated are integral working parts of our planet's life support system, and their...

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The gospel of the eels  by Patrik Svensson

The gospel of the eels

Patrik Svensson

Book

I can't recall us ever talking about anything other than eels and how to best catch them, down there by the stream. Actually, I can't remember us speaking at all. Maybe because we never did.' The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is one of the strange...

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Bonobo and chimpanzee  by Takeshi Furuichi

Bonobo and chimpanzee

Takeshi Furuichi

Book

This book describes the similarities and differences between two species, bonobos and chimpanzees, based on the three decades the author has spent studying them in the wild, and shows how the contrasting nature of these two species is also reflected in...

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The secret lives of garden bees  by Jean Vernon

The secret lives of garden bees

Jean Vernon

Book

A friendly, accessible insight into the weird, but wonderful world of bees in your garden. From the common or garden bumblebees that nest in bird boxes, compost heaps and old mouse holes, making Winnie the Pooh' style honey pots to feed their babes, to...

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101 facts you didn't know about space  by Mark (Astronomer) Thompson

101 facts you didn't know about space

Mark (Astronomer) Thompson

Book

Did you know a compost heap generates as much energy as the Sun? Or that dung beetles use the Milky Way to navigate? Maybe you have not been into space but if you have then you will know that astronauts have feet as soft as babies! 101 Space Facts You...

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Under the stars  by Matt Gaw

Under the stars

Matt Gaw

Book

Light pollution is everywhere. Not only is it damaging to humans and to wildlife, disrupting our natural rhythms, but it obliterates the subtler lights that have guided us for millennia. Moonlight, starlight, the ethereal glow of snow in winter ... When...

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The accidental countryside  by Stephen Moss

The accidental countryside

Stephen Moss

Book

In The Accidental Countryside, author and naturalist Stephen Moss makes a journey of discovery through Britain, in search of the hidden corners where wildlife survives against the odds. From Shetland's Iron Age stone structures to London's most moder...

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