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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
IT'S ABOUT TIME: From Calendars and Clocks to Moon Cycles
LIZ EVERS    Book Number: 88213
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How many locksmiths does it take to build an atomic clock? This enthralling book is full of thought-provoking info on timekeeping, its origins, advances and impact, as well as time-related trivia ...
SMELL OF FRESH RAIN
BARNEY SHAW    Book Number: 88261
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The most emotionally provocative of our senses. It can bring back memories faster and with more immediacy than a photograph, so why is it so little understood? Armed with a hungry curiosity and a...
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...
100 GREAT SCIENTISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
JON BALCHIN    Book Number: 88556
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"If I saw further than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants" said Sir Isaac Newton, and this rather splendid volume introduces not only the giants that Newton used to get...
HACKING THE CODE OF LIFE
NESSA CAREY    Book Number: 88855
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Sub-titled 'How Gene Editing Will Re-Write Our Futures', bestselling genetics author Nessa Carey looks at the cutting-edge science that will revolutionise the way we prevent disease. Just 45 years...
CHASING THE MOON: The Story of The Space Race
ROBERT STONE & ALAN ANDRES    Book Number: 88763
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3...2...1... We have lift off! More than one fifth of the people on the planet paused to watch the live transmission of the Apollo 11 mission. This book shares the untold stories of those who made ...
IT ALL ADDS UP
MICKAEL LAUNAY    Book Number: 88783
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Launay mixes history and anecdotes in a journey into numbers. Sub-titled 'The Story of People and Mathematics', this international bestseller is by a dream teacher who explains the maths that has ...
PATHFINDERS: The Golden Age of Arabic Science
JIM AL-KHALILI    Book Number: 88245
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With his command of Arabic and mathematical physics, the lay reader in the West is reminded of the intellectual achievements of Arab, Persian and Muslim scholars. Al-Khalili brings alive the bubbl...
VACCINE RACE: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs
MEREDITH WADMAN    Book Number: 88503
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The story of the Rubella vaccine, which transformed world health in the 1960s, is still highly relevant to the way vaccines are researched, developed and administered. This epic book describes lif...
MOON MANUAL: Owner's Workshop Manual
DAVID HARLAND    Book Number: 89012
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The far side of the Moon remained unknown until the dawning of the Space Age, as telescopes improved, observers produced ever more exquisite hand-drawn maps and later comprehensive photographic atl...
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...
SYMPHONY IN C: Carbon & the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
ROBERT HAZEN    Book Number: 89148
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An enchanting biography of the most resonant and most necessary chemical element on earth. Carbon is the building block of every cell that makes up every living thing. It is the essential compone...
DISCOVER PLUS: Human Body with Overlays, Wheels and Flaps!
ANNA CLAYBOURNE    Book Number: 89412
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With clear text and attractive, brightly coloured diagrams, each page in this book is an educational treat. Divided into 18 sections covering different organs and body functions, each double spread...
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:...
SECRET LIFE OF GENES: Decoding the Blueprint of Life
DEREK HARVEY    Book Number: 89428
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How does evolution happen? What is a double helix? (The shape of DNA, in case you wanted to know!) The answer is genes, and this book is the key to decoding the complexities of genes, the 'blueprin...
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...
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