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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SECOND SUNS: Two Trailblazing Doctors and Their Quest
DAVID OLIVER RELIN    Book Number: 84434
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When Harvard medical graduate Geoff Tabin joined Sanduk Ruit at the newly established Tilganga eye centre in Nepal, he was an ophthalmologist who could already work with precision using the latest ...
DATABASE OF DREAMS
REBECCA LEMOV    Book Number: 84693
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Sub-titled 'The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity' here is the precursor to Facebook, Twitter and today's social media, a rich account of an attempt to record the world of subjective experiences. Dec...
WAVES PASSING IN THE NIGHT
LAWRENCE WESCHLER    Book Number: 84721
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A thrilling ride through physical and mathematical space, Weschler describes Walter Murch and his celestial theories through perception, cognition, music, physics and astronomy. For film buffs, Wa...
STEPHEN HAWKING: A Life in Science
MICHAEL WHITE & JOHN GRIBBIN    Book Number: 85406
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During his lifetime anything about Stephen Hawking was newsworthy and this would never have happened to any other scientist in the world. But Stephen Hawking was no ordinary scientist. His book A...
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 ...
A REALLY GOOD DAY: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference
AYELET WALDMAN    Book Number: 85633
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When a small vial purporting to be from "Lewis Carroll" came through her letterbox, Ayelet Waldman was at a really low ebb. A long-term sufferer from bipolar II disorder, the severity of her mood s...
FRANKENSTEIN AND THE BIRTH OF SCIENCE
JOEL LEVY    Book Number: 85659
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"It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn." - Mary Shelley. It was the era of Romantic science which blurred the boundary between natural philosophy and poetry in the work of...
GLASS UNIVERSE
DAVA SOBEL    Book Number: 86151
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Sub-titled 'How The Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars'. From 'human computers' to exploring the stars, the true story of the ladies of Harvard is an extraordinary one...
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...
BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History
FLORENCE WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86400
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Bared, flaunted, measured, inflated, sexted, YouTubed, suckled, pierced, sucked, tattooed, tasselled and fetishized, it is remarkable how little we actually know about the basic biology of the brea...
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: The Original Series DVD
BBC EARTH    Book Number: 86645
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Your chance to own the 'Television Classic' (The Times), the 1999 BBC TV series which changed the way we saw dinosaurs forever. This revolutionary show takes viewers right into the dinosaurs' worl...
HEAVENS ON EARTH: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife
MICHAEL SHERMER    Book Number: 86662
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There are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Sadly, we cannot swerve either, but Michael Shermer has written an erudite study of how humans process life after death and exploring the numerou...
INTO THE GREY ZONE
ADRIAN OWEN    Book Number: 86707
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Meshing memoir with scientific explication, here a neuroscientist explores the border between life and death. He reveals how he learnt to communicate with patients in vegetative or 'grey zone' sta...
TRADITIONAL BLACKSMITHING
J. G. HOLMSTROM    Book Number: 86554
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Sub-titled 'The Fine Art of Horseshoeing and Wagon Making' here is the perfect guide to learning the timeless art of blacksmithing, or simply admiring the beautiful illustrations of the tools of th...
TROUBLE MAKERS
LESLIE BERLIN    Book Number: 86791
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Sub-titled 'How A Generation of Silicon Valley Upstarts Invented The Future' here is a fascinating book at a time when five of the most valuable companies on the planet are high-tech firms. The bo...
END OF NATURE
BILL MCKIBBEN    Book Number: 86571
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First published in 1989 and here with a new introduction by the author (2006), here is the ground-breaking plea for radical and life-renewing change. Mckibben argues that our view of nature, its r...
MATHS ON THE GO
ROB EASTAWAY & MIKE ASKEW    Book Number: 87146
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Floundering with fractions? Here are 101 simple tips, games and activities to practise maths and making it as enjoyable as possible for children of all ages. Covers addition and subtraction, mult...
DEATH RAYS, JET PACKS, STUNTS AND SUPERCARS:
BARRY PARKER    Book Number: 86962
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The most enjoyable aspect of the six decades of Bond films is not the one-liners, the pulchritudinous females, the suave opulence or the baddies - it's the gadgets! James Bond would have died a tho...
JOHN FRANK STEVENS: Civil Engineer
CLIFFORD FOUST    Book Number: 86970
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John Frank Stevens (1853-1943) was one of America's foremost civil engineers of the past 150 years, arguably the greatest and responsible for surely the most important projects of US civil engineer...
FOUR-DIMENSIONAL HUMAN: Ways of Being in the Digital World
LAURENCE SCOTT    Book Number: 86896
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A witty, intelligent portrait of our digitally extended, digitally entwined selves, here is a probing and elegant meditation on today's digital world's 'ways of being' with all the ambiguities and ...
HISTORY OF MEDICINE: A Beginner's Guide
MARK JACKSON    Book Number: 86901
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As scientists confidently look towards the average life expectancies hitting 100+ years in some Western societies, it's easy to forget how precarious our grasp on good health has been. It is a str...
4TH ROCK FROM THE SUN: The Story of Mars
NICKY JENNER    Book Number: 87438
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You will fall in love with the red dot in the night sky in this enthusiastic exploration of its nature, attributes and impact on 3rd-Rock culture. From David Bowie's extra-terrestrial Spiders to H...
HAIR: A Human History
KURT STENN    Book Number: 87576
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A leading expert on hair follicles, Kurt Stenn is a brilliant communicator, covering not only the science of hair growth and development but the secrets of what goes on in the modern hairdressing s...
HUMAN ANATOMY: Stereoscopic Images of Medical Specimens
JIM NAUGHTEN    Book Number: 87579
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Stereoscopy was invented in 1838 by Sir Charles Wheatstone as a means of studying binocular vision but from later in the 19th century onwards it was used as an invaluable teaching aid, allowing the...
11 EXPLORATIONS INTO LIFE ON EARTH
HELEN SCALES    Book Number: 87885
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With a Foreword by Sir David Attenborough, here are the Christmas Lectures from The Royal Institution in handsome small hardback with decorative gold tooling. Perennially popular, each year for ne...
BODYOLOGY: The Curious Science of Our Bodies
CANBURY PRESS    Book Number: 87868
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What's it like to be struck by lightning? Why and how do we colour hair? Could 3D printers make body parts? How can you fall to your 'death' and live to tell the tale? Read about miscarriage and...
WHEN THE EARTH WAS FLAT
GRAEME DONALD    Book Number: 87618
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Along with the assumptions about the health benefits of heroin, the advantages of injecting monkey glands into the human body (or more recently Donald Trump's suggestion to inject disinfectant to c...
EARTH GAZERS
CHRISTOPHER POTTER    Book Number: 88009
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The first photos of the earth seen from the moon prompted a reassessment of what it means to be human. Famously Yuri Gagarin did not meet God in space, but eight years later Buzz Aldrin made a poin...
HUMAN KIND: A Doctor's Stories from the Heart of Medicine
PETER DORWARD    Book Number: 88011
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Mr Foster is bleeding heavily in intensive care and the heart monitor goes flat. Junior doctor Peter Dorward tries to save him but is told by a kindly senior nurse that even if he is resuscitated ...
HOW DEATH BECOMES LIFE: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon
JOSHUA MEZRICH    Book Number: 88041
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How much risk should a healthy person be allowed to take to save someone she loves? Should a patient suffering from alcoholism receive a healthy liver? Here is the human story behind the most exc...
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