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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
X-RAY: See Through the World Around You
NICK VEASEY    Book Number: 83958
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Nick Veasey creates works of art by the simple means of using images from X-rays and security scanners, working in a lead-lined room and varying the exposure to reveal the hidden structures below t...
CARTIER TIME ART: Mechanics of Passion
JACK FORSTER    Book Number: 83850
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A showcase for the Cartier fine watchmaking collection, this gorgeous book features iconic pieces in which there is a perfect fusion of mechanics and design. The Astroregulateur leads the field, wi...
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...
CHARLES DARWIN: Destroyer of Myths
ANDREW NORMAN    Book Number: 83818
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Looking at the controversy Darwin's writings provoked and at the impact of his work today, here is a compelling portrait of one of the most influential scientific thinkers in history. Charles Darw...
13.8 THE QUEST TO FIND THE TRUE AGE OF THE UNIVERSE
JOHN GRIBBIN    Book Number: 84275
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Master of popular science writing John Gribbin tells for the first time in this landmark book the dramatic story to find the Holy Grail of physics. That has been to find a unified 'Theory of Every...
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...
IN SEARCH OF SCHRODINGER'S CAT
JOHN GRIBBIN    Book Number: 84348
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By the author of the bestselling biography of Stephen Hawking, here is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of quantum physics, essential for understanding today's world. ...
BLUEPRINT FOR A BATTLESTAR: Serious Scientific Explanations
ROD PYLE    Book Number: 84445
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Rod Pyle, a NASA and JPL insider, explores the questions behind Sci-Fi inventions, endeavouring to answer questions such as, 'how do you fly a jet pack?' and 'how do you destroy a planet?'. As a v...
TIME TRAVEL
JAMES GLEICK    Book Number: 84385
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It all started with H.G. Wells' Time Traveller - or did it? The fantasy-book Flatland in 1884 raised a fascinating debate about different dimensions, as the two-dimensional flatlanders try to imagi...
ECCENTRIC ORBITS: The Iridium Story
JOHN BLOOM    Book Number: 84205
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Sub-titled 'How a Single Man Saved the World's Largest Satellite Constellation from Fiery Destruction', this book was nominated by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten non-fiction books of...
HALF-EARTH: Our Planet's Fight for Life
EDWARD O. WILSON    Book Number: 84210
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Of all the ecological threats facing our planet, the one that has the potential to do the most irreparable damage, according to double Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Wilson, is the loss of bi...
HOW WE GOT TO NOW:
STEVEN JOHNSON    Book Number: 84211
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The six world-changing entities are Glass, Cold, Sound, Clean, Time and Light, and the author's argument is that one apparently small innovation can have immense and completely unforeseen global co...
ZOOM: How Everything Moves, from Atoms and Galaxies
BOB BERMAN    Book Number: 84239
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A quirky and popular treatment of space and time. Sit as still as you can in your favourite armchair and you may be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are wafting a...
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 ...
GENE: An Intimate History
SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE    Book Number: 84438
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Pulitzer-winner Mukherjee here weaves together science, social history and the story of his own family to explain the science of genetics and lay bare the unavoidable influence of heredity upon our...
EUREKA: How Invention Happens
GAVIN WEIGHTMAN    Book Number: 84662
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We all know that the Wright Brothers were the first to fly a powered, piloted heavier-than-air machine, but what of those who had the idea before, but didn't have the technology or resources needed...
INVENTIONS THAT DIDN'T CHANGE THE WORLD
JULIE HALLS    Book Number: 84665
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The Victorians loved everything about the process of invention, from identifying a perceived need to design, construction, prototypes, patenting and production, but as this wonderful volume shows, ...
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...
GLASS CAGE
NICHOLAS CARR    Book Number: 84697
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A leading commentator on technology and culture, Nicholas Carr uses remarkable case studies to reveal how automation is changing us. From navigation techniques used by Inuit hunters to the errant ...
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