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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
VOICES OF THE WILD
BERNIE KRAUSE    Book Number: 84719
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Sub-titled 'Animal Songs, Human Din, And the Call to Save Natural Soundscapes' a pioneer in the field of soundscape ecology explores the ways in which the voice of the natural world informs many su...
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...
IN OUR OWN IMAGE
GEORGE ZARKADAKIS    Book Number: 84871
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An in-depth look at a much studied topic of recent interest from an expert in the field. Artificial Intelligence expert Zarkadakis asks if AI will save or destroy us. We are on the brink of a fou...
SPRING CHICKEN
BILL GIFFORD    Book Number: 85010
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'Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)' is the sub-title of this masterful exploration of the question Why do we age? We are entering another age of aging and scientists like Aubrey de Grey claim tha...
WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE?
ANDREW MCLAUCHLIN    Book Number: 83599
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Physics lecturer McLauchlin a few years ago rekindled his interest in physics or strictly speaking cosmology by a fleeting thought - if time is infinite, anything that can happen must happen. Coul...
COLOUR AND LEARN: Human Body
EDITED BY NATALIE BRADLEY    Book Number: 85022
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More than 200 pages of fascinating facts and colouring, the line art covers the brain, the heart, how we breathe, teeth, digestion, the throat, the stomach, ears, eyes, bones, muscles, hands and fe...
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...
DEATH OF A PIRATE: British Radio
ADRIAN JOHNS    Book Number: 85025
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The story starts in 1966 with a confrontation that ended in manslaughter between two pirate radio station owners, the weapon being a twelve-bore shotgun. Pirate radio was a signature phenomenon of...
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...
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