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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
CRADLE OF CHEMISTRY
EDIT. BY ROBERT G. W. ANDERSON    Book Number: 83852
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The University of Edinburgh was the world's most sought-after centre for the teaching and study of chemistry in the late 18th century. The volume starts with John Henry providing a context for Sco...
MESMERIST
WENDY MOORE    Book Number: 84305
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Sub-titled 'The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound' we are taken back to the early 1800s when medicine was a brutal business, operations performed without anaesthesia and conventio...
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 ...
SHORES OF KNOWLEDGE: New World Discoveries
JOYCE APPLEBY    Book Number: 84676
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An engrossing history of the voyages of exploration that ignited curiosity about nature. When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with...
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...
ROBOT: The Life Story of a Technology
LISA NOCKS    Book Number: 84711
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Since the turn of the last century, Honda, Toyota and Sony have exhibited humanoid robots that look like diminutive suited astronauts. They can climb stairs, run, dance, communicate with their ope...
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...
COLOUR AND LEARN: Science and Space
EDITED BY NATALIE BRADLEY    Book Number: 85024
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Chocolate was invented a thousand years ago. There are billions of stars in the Universe. Earth's crust is made up of 30 separate plates. A tsunami can move at up to 600mph. Sometimes the water...
SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions
MATT KAPLAN    Book Number: 85044
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Matt Kaplan, science journalist for the Economist and contributer to National Geographic, New Scientist, Nature, and New York Times, presents a friendly, armchair guide to the magical world beyond ...
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...
MYTH-BUSTING YOUR BODY: The Scientific Facts
DR SARAH SCHENKER    Book Number: 85288
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You avoid carbs, dairy and gluten. You breakfast well and take supplements. You do this because it is healthy, right? WRONG! Myths and unproven beliefs about diet and nutrition have always been aro...
TO THE MOON AND BACK: Over 25 Papercraft Projects
SUSIE BROOKS    Book Number: 85296
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Mission control is calling all space crafters. With this space-tacular book, you can dress up like an alien, fly an origami UFO and make a spinning satellite, all before you even put on your space...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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