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...
THE PROMETHEANS: John Martin and the Generation
MAX ADAMS    Book Number: 75426
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In an intriguing look at the impact on Britain of the first industrial revolution, the author details the richly varied lives of four very different men. They are William Martin an inventor, Richa...
SCIENCE OF LOVE AND BETRAYAL
ROBIN DUNBAR    Book Number: 76520
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The kind of besottedness that we associate with romantic love can be both intense and, compared to mate attraction in other animals, relatively long-lasting. Falling in love is one of the stranges...
OBESITY: The Biography
SANDER GILMAN    Book Number: 78547
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With a continuing debate as to whether it should be addressed as a physiological or psychological problem, obesity is one of the most important medical concerns in today's society. Sander Gilman t...
PLEASE NURSE!
JOAN LOCK    Book Number: 79987
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First published as 'Reluctant Nightingale' in 1970, repackaged for the modern reader is this life of a student nurse in the 1950s. When Joan Lock began her formal training as a nurse, she was unpr...
WONDER OF BRIAN COX
BEN FALK    Book Number: 79742
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Professor Brian Cox is probably the best known physicist and former pop star in the world today. Here we have the unauthorised biography of the man who has brought science to the nation presenting...
BIRTHRIGHT: People and Nature in the Modern World
STEPHEN KELLERT    Book Number: 80696
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Human health and wellbeing are inextricably linked to nature. Our connection to the natural world is part of our biological inheritance and in this engaging book, a pioneer in the field of biophil...
SCATTER, ADAPT, AND REMEMBER
ANNALEE NEWITZ    Book Number: 80721
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Sub-titled 'How Humans Will Survive A Mass Extinction', as a species, Homo sapiens is at a crossroads. Study of our planet's turbulent past suggests that we are overdue for a catastrophic disaster...
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...
WATER BOOK: The Extraordinary Story
ALOK JHA    Book Number: 81150
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Somewhere it's raining outside in droplets, snowflakes, sleet or hail. Water is always moving - under your feet, in trees and plants, solidified in the concrete of walls or nearby in the sea, rive...
BRAIN STORMS
JON PALFREMAN    Book Number: 80799
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Sub-titled 'The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Disease' the award winning journalist tells a story that became his own when he too was diagnosed with the debilitating illness. Palfrem...
EXTREME NATURE: The Weirdest Animals and Plants
MARK CARWARDINE    Book Number: 80831
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Bestselling nature writer and broadcaster Mark Carwardine has assembled here the most extreme animals and plants the planet has to offer. Each of his 150 examples is pictured in superb colour on th...
EXTREME SCIENCE: From Cryogenics to Time Travel
CHARLOTTE MONTAGUE & P. CLARKE    Book Number: 80832
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Sometimes, real-life science is even more amazing than science fiction, and this collection of oddities showcases people who have tried to push the known boundaries to their limits. Some of the exp...
FIVE BILLION YEARS OF SOLITUDE:
LEE BILLINGS    Book Number: 80837
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It is only a matter of time before we discover at last that Earth is not the only planet in the Universe that supports life. In the last two decades refinements to telescope technology have meant t...
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR:
KATY BUTLER    Book Number: 80868
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When Katy's mum asked for help in getting her dad's pacemaker turned off, Katy knew she was in for a tough time, both bureaucratically and emotionally. The medical profession makes saving life a pr...
POOR ROBIN'S PROPHECIES: A Curious Almanac
BENJAMIN WARDHAUGH    Book Number: 80914
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The almanac entitled Poor Robin first appeared in 1663, and was full of useful data regarding tides, equinoxes, saint's days and astronomical events. It became so well-loved that in was published r...
SECRET LIFE OF SPACE
HEATHER COUPER & NIGEL HENBEST    Book Number: 81455
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Scientific discoveries are made by teams, and often it is the team leader who gets the credit rather than the really creative thinker who set it all going. Sometimes a so-called innovation is actua...
NATURE OF SEX: The Ins and Outs of Mating
DR CARIN BONDAR    Book Number: 81412
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With chapter headings like "Give the penis a bone", "When a boy is a girl too", and "Monogamy. Really?", this has to be one of the most fascinating books on sex since the Kama Sutra. The author sta...
FORCES OF NATURE
BRIAN COX & ANDREW COHEN    Book Number: 81608
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A computer-enhanced photograph shows the vast scale of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars; planetary formation is shown in motion with a photograph that captures the birth of a planetary system (page...
BIOCODE: The New Age of Genomics
DAWN FIELD & NEIL DAVIES    Book Number: 81540
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With DNA sequencing rapidly becoming faster and cheaper, more and more individuals are having their genomes sequenced, and even those of their pets. We are on the threshold of a new age - the age ...
GENIUS OF BRITAIN: The Scientists Who Changed the World
ROBERT UHLIG    Book Number: 81623
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From Bede the Ecclesiastical in the 7th century to Stephen Hawking the world-renowned theoretical physicist in the 21st, the history of British science and invention is rich with incredible stories...
BODYSNATCHERS TO LIFESAVERS
T. WOMERSLEY & D. CRAWFORD    Book Number: 81955
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From dissecting bodies 'donated' by murderers to developing life-saving treatments, the Edinburgh medical community has always been innovative and has challenged entrenched medical ideas. This has...
HEADHUNTERS: The Pioneers of Neuroscience
BEN SHEPHARD    Book Number: 81959
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Modern neuroscience began at the end of the 19th century with Darwin's Theory of Evolution now accepted. Four men met at Cambridge in the 1890s and their careers and lives would intertwine for dec...
INVISIBLE: The History of the Unseen
PHILIP BALL    Book Number: 81960
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An editor at Nature magazine for 20 years, Philip Ball is the author of 'Critical Mass', the award winning science book. Packed with ideas and bewitching facts, he reveals the universe of the invi...
MASSIVE: The Higgs Boson
IAN SAMPLE    Book Number: 81964
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Beneath the mountainside village of Crozet in Eastern France is the home of the Large Hadron Collider, a multi-billion dollar atom smasher run by Cern, the European nuclear research organisation on...
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...
DRUNK TANK PINK
ADAM ALTER    Book Number: 82063
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In a survey of almost 500 famous Western and East Asian portraits, researchers found that the subject's face covered an average of 15% of the canvas in Western artworks and only 4% in East Asian, a...
FRANKENSTEIN'S CAT
EMILY ANTHES    Book Number: 82067
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At times scarier than Frankenstein's monster, learn about florescent fish that glow near pollution, dolphins with prosthetic fins, robot-armoured beetles that military handlers can send on spy miss...
MAYDAY! A History of Flight Through Its Martyrs
DAVID DARLING    Book Number: 82071
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Meet Sophie Blanchard, a balloonist of nervous disposition whom Napoleon charged with organising balloon displays at all major ceremonies in France, daredevil stuntman Lincoln Beachey, the dogfight...
NEUROTOURIST: Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science
LONE FRANK    Book Number: 82072
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A professor at Imperial College London said of this book 'The coming neurorevolution will destroy your certainties - but may set you free. Arm yourself. Read this book.' Join intrepid brainbox and...
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