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 ...
EASY AS PI: Maths Made Simple
LIZ STRACHAN    Book Number: 85616
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We are a nation who fear fractions and factors, dread decimals and denominators and is petrified of primes, perpendiculars and pi. Easy as Pi is filled with lots of tricks and helpful shortcuts to...
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...
STARGAZING : THE KNOWLEDGE
MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK MBE    Book Number: 85770
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A super, well illustrated handbook covering the history of stargazing, celestial mechanics, naked eye stargazing, binoculars and stargazing, choosing your first telescope, setting it up and what to...
ELECTRIFIED SHEEP
ALEX BOESE    Book Number: 85874
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Welcome to the some of the most weird, wonderful and ridiculous (and frequently quite stomach churning) experiments ever conducted in the name of science. This is Alex Boese's sequel to his huge be...
ZOOMABLE UNIVERSE: A Step-by-Step Tour Through Cosmic Scale
CALEB SCHARF    Book Number: 85887
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There is a famous film made in 1977 by Charles and Ray Eames called Powers of Ten, which opens with a couple having a picnic on the grass then zooms out at a rate of one power of ten (x10) per ten ...
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...
300 STICKERS: Robots and Gadgets
STEVE PARKER    Book Number: 85796
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A big colour Factivity book. Have you ever wondered what robots and gadgets can do? How they can build a car with GOS navigation 'driven' by computers, explore Mars, help you paint a digital pictu...
BIRDS: THE ART OF ORNITHOLOGY
JONATHAN ELPHICK    Book Number: 85549
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Beautiful, erudite and accessible are just some of the words of praise showered on this gorgeously produced and substantial volume from the Natural History Museum no less, guiding the reader throug...
NORMAN MAILER MOONFIRE: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
NORMAN MAILER    Book Number: 86056
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It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins met John F. Kennedy's call for a manned Moon landing by the...
ROBOT WARS: Build Your Own Robot
JAMES AND GRANT COOPER    Book Number: 86228
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A Haynes manual produced in association with the BBC TV programme, here is a practical guide to building an operating robot safely. If you want to win the competition, get the edge and find out fr...
NEWTON: Brief Lives
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 86199
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Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, an MP, Master of the Mint and President of the Royal Society, Isaac Newton (1642-1727) the author of Principia one of the most important books in the history ...
FIRST MAN: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
JAMES HANSEN    Book Number: 86217
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The first man to set foot on the moon on 20 July, 1969, Neil Armstrong enjoyed the celebrity that followed, although it cost him his first marriage. By temperament an undemonstrative small-town bo...
A MIND OF ITS OWN: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives
CORDELIA FINE    Book Number: 86248
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Do you feel that you could trust your own brain? Maybe it falters for a moment, faced with the 13 times table or your brain may stubbornly refuse to master the parallel park. Yet these are petty ...
SCIENCE(ISH): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies
RICK EDWARDS & DR. M. BROOKS    Book Number: 86265
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Written by the author of the bestselling 'None of the Above' which explained the political landscape in the UK, and the New Scientist contributor, the pair confront all the questions that your favo...
WHY IT'S NOT ALL ROCKET SCIENCE
ROBERT CAVE    Book Number: 86285
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Science writer and editor Robert Cave examines 100 extraordinary theories and experiments that have been developed and conducted in the name of science, from animal cloning to human cyborgs, search...
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...
NATURALISTS IN PARADISE
JOHN HEMMING    Book Number: 86165
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In 1848 two enterprising young men from the Leicester area, Alfred Wallace and Henry Bates, set sail for the Amazon to study its natural history. Enthused by attending classes at the Mechanics' In...
DISORDERED MIND: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves
ERIC KANDEL    Book Number: 86319
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The brain is one of the most complex and extraordinary parts of the body and Nobel Prize-winning scientist and professor Eric R. Kandel not only studies how the functions of the brain and mind can ...
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...
NASA ARCHIVES: 60 Years in Space
PIERS BIZONY, ANDREW CHAIKIN    Book Number: 84780
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A visually stunning tome, sub-titled 'From Project Mercury to the Mars Rovers', here is the final frontier in rocket technology. Men on the Moon, Red Star Rising, Gemini Twins, Chariots for Apollo...
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...
SEARCHING FOR STARS ON AN ISLAND IN MAINE
ALAN LIGHTMAN    Book Number: 86673
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'After a few minutes, my world had dissolved into that star-littered sky... And I found myself falling into infinity.' This profound meditation on religion and science will take you on a journey th...
INGENIOUS VICTORIANS
JOHN WADE    Book Number: 86706
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Victorian innovators were responsible for the world's largest glass structure, an electric railway with lines under the sea and a carriage on stilts 20ft above the waves, a monster globe that visit...
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...
BLACK MIRROR: Looking At Life Through Death
RAYMOND TALLIS    Book Number: 86619
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From the perspective of one's own future corpse, the world now vacated can be seen most clearly in all its richness and complexity. Blending lyrical reflection, humour and the occasional philosoph...
METALWORKING: Old-Fashioned Tools, Materials and Processes
EDITED BY PAUL HASLUCK    Book Number: 86550
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There are two broad classes of metalwork - cast and hammered. With somewhere in the region of 2,000 illustrations, this remarkable book (undated) is a facsimile from the early 20th century we can ...
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...
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