Science & Maths

Science & Maths

Science & Maths

Science & Maths

Scientific theories and thinkers from ancient times on, Galileo to Hawking, Big Bang to atomic theory.
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CONTROVERSIAL BODIES
EDITED BY JOHN LANTOS    Book Number: 85116
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Sub-titled 'Thoughts on the Public Display of Plastinated Corpses', the book looks at the powerful sway these corpses hold over their living audiences everywhere. Plastination was invented in the ...
TRINITY
LOUISA HALL    Book Number: 86345
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A kaleidoscopic novel about Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, as told by seven fictional characters. A brilliant scientist, champion of liberal causes and a complex and often extraord...
MOON RUSH: The New Space Race
LEONARD DAVID    Book Number: 88280
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Is space fever a thing of the past? For NASA scientists and a few wealthy enthusiasts, the crusading space culture of the 1960s never went away, and the game is afoot again in the 21st century. Leo...
SHORT HISTORY OF DISEASE: Plagues, Poxes and Civilisations
SEAN MARTIN    Book Number: 88282
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Short but fact-packed, with a good bibliography for further reading, this concise history of disease is highly readable. In the ancient Greek world the Asclepius cult relied on belief in miraculou...
NASA SKYLAB OWNERS' WORKSHOP MANUAL 1969-1979
DAVID BAKER    Book Number: 89013
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America's Skylab Space Station was the first operational orbiting laboratory successfully occupied and revisited by astronauts, achieving the world's first scientific workshop maintained by separat...
KNIFE'S EDGE: The Heart and Mind of a Cardiac Surgeon
PROFESSOR STEPHEN WESTABY    Book Number: 89417
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A dramatic head trauma sustained during university rugby was a horrific experience for Professor Stephen Westaby but he emerged from his recovery with the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon:...
GUNPOWDER & GEOMETRY: The Life of Charles Hutton:
BENJAMIN WARDHAUGH    Book Number: 89063
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Charles Hutton. One of Britain's most brilliant mathematicians. At the tender age of 18 in August 1755, he had been down in the coal pits in Newcastle on the north bank of the Tyne on and off for m...
HOW TO BUILD A UNIVERSE
PROF BRIAN COX, ROBIN INCE    Book Number: 89065
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The first ever episode of BBC Radio 4's "The Infinite Monkey Cage" aired on 30 November 2009 and episode 141 was broadcast last week. With its signature song by Eric Idle and Jeff Lynne and present...
NO BEAST SO FIERCE: The Champawat Tiger and her Hunter
DANE HUCKELBRIDGE    Book Number: 89067
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Bengal tigers are not by nature man-eaters, but in the early years of the 20th century the infamous Champawat tiger held the local population in the grip of terror until she was finally killed by t...
WOLF WITHIN: The Astonishing Evolution of Man's Best Friend
PROFESSOR BRYAN SYKES    Book Number: 89081
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The domesticated dog whose affection has transformed the lives of millions of owners started life as a fierce and wild carnivore - a wolf, in fact. But that is only one side of the evolutionary equ...
SPYING ON WHALES:
NICK PYENSON    Book Number: 89403
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Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, widest ranging and deepest diving species to have ever lived. We have hunted them for thousands of years, some species almost to extinction, and they...
FUTURE IN MINUTES
KEITH MANSFIELD    Book Number: 89618
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200 futuristic concepts, technologies and their consequences are among the fundamental questions, concisely and lucidly explained. There is everything from cryptocurrencies and world governments t...
HOW TO LIE WITH STATISTICS
DARRELL HUFF    Book Number: 89625
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From the Penguin Business Book series, this book introduces the reader to the niceties of samples (random or stratified random), averages (mean, median or modal), errors (probable, standard or unin...
FROM SCIENCE FICTION TO SCIENCE FACT
JOEL LEVY    Book Number: 89678
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Sub-titled 'How Writers of the Past Invented Our Present', Syd Mead once said that 'Science fiction is nothing but reality ahead of schedule.' The visions of H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Aldous Huxle...
GOTHIC SCIENCE
JOEL LEVY    Book Number: 89680
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'In the person of the monster, or the creature - for Mary Shelley never gives Frankenstein's creation a name - are expressed an incredible range of the concerns, doctrines anxieties of the age. Mar...
AN ODE TO DARKNESS
SIGRI SANDBERG    Book Number: 89964
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Under the dark polar night of northern Norway, journalist Sigri Sandberg meditates on the cultural, historical, psychological and scientific meaning of darkness, all the while testing the limits of...
STORY OF MORE
HOPE JAHREN    Book Number: 89815
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Nature magazine said, 'Jahren is the voice science has been waiting for' and she is the bestselling author of Lab Girl. An award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, an inspiring teacher, and...
EDWARD BANCROFT: Scientist, Author, Spy
THOMAS J. SCHAEPER     Book Number: 89382
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The name of Edward Bancroft (1744-1821) is little-known, but in this first complete biography we discover what an important figure he was in the history of espionage and the American Revolution. Bo...
ENERGY: A Human History
RICHARD RHODES    Book Number: 89715
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Power, light, fire, without wood we would have no kingdoms, without creating energy no light, and what of new fires and a dark age to come? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes's Energy is...
ORIGIN STORY: A Big History of Everything
DAVID CHRISTIAN    Book Number: 89721
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Most historians study the smallest slithers of time, emphasising specific dates, individuals and documents, but what would it look like to study the whole of history from the Big Bang to the presen...
SKELETON KEYS: The Secret Life of Bone
BRIAN SWITEK    Book Number: 89727
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Philadelphia's Mütter Museum has an expansive and historic collection of crania and bones and is home to the towering skeleton of the Mütter American Giant, the remains of a woman so tightly corset...
BEYOND THE KNOWN
ANDREW RADER    Book Number: 89771
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From an MIT scientist, gifted historian and SpaceX mission manager, here is a thrilling and irresistible history of human exploration. In one single, book-sized expedition, Rader retraces a 10,000...
CBD HANDBOOK: Over 75 Recipes for Hemp-Derived Health
MELISSA PETITTO, R.D.    Book Number: 90096
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Cannabidiol is used for a wide variety of ailments, mainly related to pain relief, and can be bought in the UK from pharmacies and health food outlets, though care must be taken with dosage and the...
SECRET LIFE OF BONES: Their Origins, Evolution and Fate
BRIAN SWITEK    Book Number: 90268
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Philadelphia's Mütter Museum has an expansive and historic collection of crania and bones and is home to the towering skeleton of the Mütter American Giant, the remains of a woman so tightly corset...
GRASP: The Science Transforming How We Learn
SANJAY SARMA    Book Number: 90407
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Learning is an adventure, but education is a process of selection and the results can be destructive. The criteria used to separate pupils of differing aptitudes are riddled with cultural assumptio...
CHASING THE MOON: How America Beat Russia in the Space Race
ROBERT STONE    Book Number: 90514
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"3... 2... 1... We have lift off!" It was thirty two minutes past the hour and Apollo 11 saw humanity take a giant leap forward as the mission took off, shown on live television across the world. F...
NIGHT SKY: Northern Hemisphere Updated Edition
STORM DUNLOP    Book Number: 90517
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Haruki Murakami wrote "the sky grew darker, painted blue on blue" but imagine if you could comprehend the dark blue expanse with charts and information that shows the changing position of the plane...
ROCKS AND MINERALS OF THE WORLD: Collins Discovery Guides
ADRIAN JONES    Book Number: 90518
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220 of the commoner rocks and minerals of Europe are listed in this pocket guide, with each example being photographed in colour in its ideal form, often from a specimen in a museum. Additional ai...
METAZOA: Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness
PETER GODFREY-SMITH    Book Number: 90539
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The nature of Consciousness is a much-disputed subject among scientists and in this unusual take on the issue a scuba-diving professor of science approaches the subject through his and other people...
HYPOCHONDRIAC'S POCKET GUIDE TO HORRIBLE DISEASES:
DENNIS DICLAUDIO    Book Number: 90576
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Do you suffer from insomnia? Not good - soon your whole body might attack your brain. Are you bothered by persistent fever and swelling? Beware - maggots are probably crawling beneath your skin....
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