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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ORIGIN OF SPECIES
CHARLES DARWIN    Book Number: 27140
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A Grain in the balance will determine which individual shall live and which shall die... Darwin's theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or...
SECRETS OF THE HOARY DEEP
RICCARDO GIACCONI    Book Number: 80722
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The Nobel Laureate in Physics in his part history, part memoir, part cutting-edge science book has produced a personal history of modern astronomy. The discovery of x-rays continues to have a prof...
WORSHIPPING THE GREAT MODERNISER
IRENE STENGS    Book Number: 81970
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Sub-titled 'King Chulalongkorn, Patron Saint of the Thai Middle Class', the Dutch scholar explores what this ruler's unparalleled popularity says about modern society in Thailand today. The global...
DESCARTES' ERROR
ANTONIO DAMASIO    Book Number: 82608
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Intelligence, memory, creativity and even passion, this excellent guide to the revelations of neurobiology is written by one of the world's leading neurologists. Damasio boldly challenges the dual...
DOLPHIN MYSTERIES
K. DUDZINSKI &TONI FROHOFF    Book Number: 82609
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Ever swum with dolphins? They giggle and play and poke you hard, especially in the backs of your knees! If you are lucky they will allow you to grab their dorsal fin and even stand on their backs...
AFTER THE ICE: Life, Death and Politics in the New Arctic
ALUN ANDERSON    Book Number: 82460
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Arctic ice is disappearing under the effects of global warming and this book examines the possible effects on wildlife, on mineral and oil resources, and above all on nations: who owns the Arctic? ...
SLEEPYHEAD'S BEDSIDE COMPANION
SEAN COUGHLAN    Book Number: 82557
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Each night we go missing from ourselves, disappearing from the control of our waking mind and losing ourselves in sleep. Apart from a few chaotic, half-remembered glimpses of our dreams, we have l...
ATOMIC: The First War of Physics
JIM BAGGOTT    Book Number: 82876
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Atomic is a big book which covers a big subject - arguably still the biggest, most difficult subject that man has to tackle. Rich in personality, action, confrontation and deception, and second to ...
ELEGANT UNIVERSE: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions
BRIAN GREENE    Book Number: 82902
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In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, the writer, one of the world's leading string theorists, and author of the bestselling Fabric of the Cosmos...
END OF MONEY: Story of Bit Coin, Cryptocurrencies
A. ROTHSTEIN & NEW SCIENTIST    Book Number: 82934
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In 2008, money became more complicated when something called 'cryptocurrency' was invented, and in a short span of time swept into the global consciousness. The name was bitcoin and it was either ...
ANATOMIES: A Cultural History of the Human Body
HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS    Book Number: 82562
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Journalist Hugh Aldersey-Williams dives into the questions concerning whether our soul may lie in the heart or liver, how do some of us become left-handed and some right, or even what is the funny ...
INHERITOR'S POWDER: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder
SANDRA HEMPEL    Book Number: 82585
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With a title like this, how can you resist this BBC R4 Book of the Week? Sandra Hempel's curiosity was piqued upon reading about "Lucretia, or Children of the Night", a three-volume novel by Sir Ed...
INHERITOR'S POWDER: A Cautionary Tale of Poison
SANDRA HEMPEL    Book Number: 82697
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With a title like this, how can you resist this BBC R4 Book of the Week? Sandra Hempel's curiosity was piqued upon reading about "Lucretia, or Children of the Night", a three-volume novel by Sir Ed...
LANDFALLS
NAOMI WILLIAMS    Book Number: 82704
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'How does a 21st century Californian author know so persuasively what went on in an 18th century French maritime captain's mind? Or in the thoughts of a headstrong indigenous Alaskan teenage girl ...
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: The 3D Movie Dinopedia
BBC    Book Number: 82835
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The BBC enjoyed huge success with the realism, excitement and attention to detail to bring to life and put under the microscope just how dinosaurs existed in a world before our time. What other sp...
UNIVERSE INSIDE YOU: The Extreme Science of The Human Body
BRIAN CLEGG    Book Number: 82428
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A unique book that will show you the workings of your body as a tool to explore the science of the Universe. The human body is the most miraculous of constructs. Built from the debris of explodin...
POISON: Sinister Species with Deadly Consequences
MARK SIDALL    Book Number: 83101
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75 clever entries of how and why venom occurs. There is no point in being afraid of deadly snakes, cone snails, scorpion fish or stinging insects, not even the worst of the venomous ones, unless y...
ALEX THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
ALEX BELLOS    Book Number: 83046
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Sub-titled 'How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life', this is by the bestselling author of 'Alex's Adventures in Numberland'. He is a man who can talk about numbers without being intimi...
ACID TEST: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal
TOM SHRODER    Book Number: 83120
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This challenging book follows the overlapping stories of three men whose experiences reveal the healing power of hallucinatory drugs. Growing up in a prosperous suburb in Illinois, Rick Doblin, the...
DAZZLED AND DECEIVED: Mimicry and Camouflage
PETER FORBES    Book Number: 83134
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Anybody who has been watching David Attenborough's latest marine extravaganza Blue Planet II will have been privileged to witness the most amazing acts of camouflage, mimicry and trickery on the pl...
HUNT FOR VULCAN
THOMAS LEVENSON    Book Number: 83156
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When Albert Einstein's theory of relativity burst on the world in 1915, among the proofs he offered was a solution to the "precession of the perihelion" of Mercury's orbit. The problem had been cry...
KORE: On Sickness, the Sick:
ANDRZEJ SZCZEKLIK    Book Number: 83164
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How can the world of science and the humanities collide so wonderfully as they do in Szczeklik's 'Kore', a book that melds the two spheres through personal anecdotes about art, music and literature...
POSEIDON'S WAKE
ALASTAIR REYNOLDS    Book Number: 83186
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Mankind has reached the stars. We can live underground, underwater, on vast generation ships travelling through space and colonise new planets. Only faster-than-light travel eludes us, the final ...
ROGERSON'S BOOK OF NUMBERS
BARNABY ROGERSON    Book Number: 83190
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Sub-titled 'The Culture of Numbers - From 1001 Nights to The Seven Wonders of the World' we have here a US first edition. The book is based on a numerical array of virtues, spiritual attributes, g...
SNAKE DANCE: Journeys Beneath a Nuclear Sky
PATRICK MARNHAM    Book Number: 83193
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In 1945 two highly populated Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were wiped out by two atomic weapons, the bombs known as Little Boy and Fat Man which used different fuels, uranium and plutoni...
UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND: A Journey Through Space, Time
CHRISTOPHE GALFARD    Book Number: 83202
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"What you witnessed was the end of our world. Not a speculative end, not a far-fetched fantasy of supposedly Mayan origin. The real one. One that has been known would happen since before you were b...
DESTINATION MARS
ANDREW MAY    Book Number: 83278
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Sub-titled 'The Story of Our Quest to Conquer the Red Planet', now everyone is talking about Mars from Elon Musk to Ridley Scott and Donald Trump. When the Apollo astronauts walked on the Moon in ...
PHANTASTICA
LOUIS LEWIN MD    Book Number: 83037
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The author of more than 200 major publications on the subject of pharmacology, Lewin was the first researcher to study peyote with the Native Americans and the first to publish a monograph on kava....
SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP: The Celebrated Drug Classic
MORDECAI COOKE    Book Number: 83039
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Written in 1860, the book was a ground-breaking survey of the use of seven of the most popular narcotic plants of the Victorian era - tobacco, opium, cannabis, betel nut, coca, datura and the fly a...
HOW MANY MOONS DOES THE EARTH HAVE?
BRIAN CLEGG    Book Number: 83214
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Described as 'If the microscope and spyglass had a pub quiz, this would be its bible.' Why did Uuq become Fi? Why is the sky blue? Why is the sky black? What is spaghettification? Where was th...
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