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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
WINGED LEVIATHAN: The Story of the Humpback Whale
PHIL CLAPHAM & COLIN BAXTER    Book Number: 86797
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The Whimsical Whale, A Five-Meter Fingerprint, The Wandering Whale, A Summer Banquet In Frigid Seas, Winter Romance in the Tropics and A Merciless Pursuit are some of the chapter headings in this e...
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...
SECRET LIFE OF THE MIND
MARIANO SIGMAN    Book Number: 86595
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A world-renowned leader in neuroscience studies how your brain thinks, feels and decides. Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgement? What is the role of the ...
CONSOLATIONS OF PHYSICS
TIM RADFORD    Book Number: 86860
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An inspiring reflection on space and matter sub-titled 'Why the Wonders of the Universe Can Make You Happy'. In an age of uncertainty and division, Tim Radford, Science Editor of the Guardian for ...
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