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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SHORT HISTORY OF DISEASE: Plagues, Poxes and Civilisations
SEAN MARTIN    Book Number: 88282
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Short but fact-packed, with a good bibliography for further reading, this concise history of disease is highly readable. In the ancient Greek world the Asclepius cult relied on belief in miraculou...
WOLF WITHIN: The Astonishing Evolution of Man's Best Friend
PROFESSOR BRYAN SYKES    Book Number: 89081
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The domesticated dog whose affection has transformed the lives of millions of owners started life as a fierce and wild carnivore - a wolf, in fact. But that is only one side of the evolutionary equ...
FROM SCIENCE FICTION TO SCIENCE FACT
JOEL LEVY    Book Number: 89678
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Sub-titled 'How Writers of the Past Invented Our Present', Syd Mead once said that 'Science fiction is nothing but reality ahead of schedule.' The visions of H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Aldous Huxle...
AN ODE TO DARKNESS
SIGRI SANDBERG    Book Number: 89964
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Under the dark polar night of northern Norway, journalist Sigri Sandberg meditates on the cultural, historical, psychological and scientific meaning of darkness, all the while testing the limits of...
SKELETON KEYS: The Secret Life of Bone
BRIAN SWITEK    Book Number: 89727
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Philadelphia's Mütter Museum has an expansive and historic collection of crania and bones and is home to the towering skeleton of the Mütter American Giant, the remains of a woman so tightly corset...
BEYOND THE KNOWN
ANDREW RADER    Book Number: 89771
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From an MIT scientist, gifted historian and SpaceX mission manager, here is a thrilling and irresistible history of human exploration. In one single, book-sized expedition, Rader retraces a 10,000...
CBD HANDBOOK: Over 75 Recipes for Hemp-Derived Health
MELISSA PETITTO, R.D.    Book Number: 90096
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Cannabidiol is used for a wide variety of ailments, mainly related to pain relief, and can be bought in the UK from pharmacies and health food outlets, though care must be taken with dosage and the...
GRASP: The Science Transforming How We Learn
SANJAY SARMA    Book Number: 90407
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Learning is an adventure, but education is a process of selection and the results can be destructive. The criteria used to separate pupils of differing aptitudes are riddled with cultural assumptio...
CHASING THE MOON: How America Beat Russia in the Space Race
ROBERT STONE    Book Number: 90514
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"3... 2... 1... We have lift off!" It was thirty two minutes past the hour and Apollo 11 saw humanity take a giant leap forward as the mission took off, shown on live television across the world. F...
HYPOCHONDRIAC'S POCKET GUIDE TO HORRIBLE DISEASES:
DENNIS DICLAUDIO    Book Number: 90576
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Do you suffer from insomnia? Not good - soon your whole body might attack your brain. Are you bothered by persistent fever and swelling? Beware - maggots are probably crawling beneath your skin....
SPACE RACERS: Make Your Own Paper Rockets: 10 Models
STUART DANDO & ISABEL THOMAS    Book Number: 90660
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Take a mission to the Moon with this fact packed pocket rocket set of ten press out models of the space shuttle system - Saturn V measuring over 60cm tall, smaller models Ariane V, Atlas V551, Long...
DEATH, DISEASE & DISSECTION
SUZIE GROGAN    Book Number: 90360
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Sub-titled 'The Life of A Surgeon-Apothecary 1750-1850', imagine performing surgery on a patient without anaesthetic, administering medicine that could kill or cure, picture dissecting mouldering c...
INFLUENZA
JEREMY BROWN    Book Number: 90369
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Sub-titled ' The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease In History'. 'Even though the initial influenza tested to be negative, Murray now repeated it using a much more sensitive technique....
MATTER OF THE HEART
THOMAS MORRIS    Book Number: 90375
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Sub-titled 'A History of the Heart In Eleven Operations' here is the cut and thrust of cardiac surgery demystified lest we forget that venturing into the thoracic cavity was once so daunting. For ...
MIRACLE CURE: The Creation of Antibiotics
WILLIAM ROSEN    Book Number: 90376
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An epic chronicle, the discoveries and the consequences of the antibiotic age, this book is the story behind costly new drugs, the autonomy of doctors, and the power of the FDA, the triumphs and ab...
ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY
EDWARD O. WILSON    Book Number: 90449
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By pushing further into the realm of science, especially fields such as evolutionary biology, neuro-science and anthropology, Pulitzer prize-winning author Edward O. Wilson calls for a transformati...
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...
JAMES MAY'S MAGNIFICENT MACHINES
JAMES MAY & PHIL DOLLING    Book Number: 90496
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First published in hardback as 'James May's 20th Century', the book looks at how men in sheds have changed our lives in an unashamedly personal selection of magnificent machines, inventions and dis...
POGUE'S BASICS
DAVID POGUE    Book Number: 90504
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Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers To Tell You) For Simplifying the Technology In Your Life' is the sub-title of this primer and shortcut to a happier technological life. Tips inclu...
FRAGILE WEB: What Next for Nature?
EDITED BY JONATHAN SILVERTOWN    Book Number: 90833
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Published by the Natural History Museum the author is internationally known for his research on the evolution and ecology of plants. Nature's Web is solar powered driven by the energy that land pl...
NATURE'S TREASUREHOUSE:
JOHN THACKRAY & BOB PRESS    Book Number: 90838
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As well as extensive holdings of books, journals and manuscripts, the Natural History Museum in London has an unparalleled collection of artwork. The Reeves Drawings are one of many examples of th...
ADVENTURES IN HUMAN BEING
GAVIN FRANCIS    Book Number: 90846
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'A quietly radical, three-dimensional view of issues such as reproduction, birth, death and disability that has the power, at times, to make you stop mid-sentence and carefully reassess some of you...
CHARLES DARWIN: Victorian Mythmaker
A. N. WILSON    Book Number: 90854
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As British biographers go, few can match A.N. Wilson and even fewer when it comes to the Victorian age. Published in the UK in 2017 (this is the US first edition of the same year), this was the fir...
A SCHEME OF HEAVEN: Astrology and the Birth of Science
ALEXANDER BOXER    Book Number: 90884
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Astrology combines two powerful human tendencies: our compulsion to find connections in everything, and our fascination with ourselves. The earliest civilisations had astrological structures, most...
SCIENCE: 50 Ideas in 500 Words
PETER MOORE    Book Number: 90885
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Expand your mind in all practices across the scientific field, from astronomy and physics, to chemistry and microbiology. This book explores 50 key concepts that span over 2000 years - all encapsul...
BEHAVE: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
ROBERT SAPOLSKY    Book Number: 90996
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Oliver Sacks has described Sapolsky as 'one of the best scientist-writers of our time.' This superb guide to human nature shows how all the perspective and systems connect and we laugh and marvel ...
INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS:
DAVID BARRIE    Book Number: 91029
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Award-winning author David Barrie has himself sailed the oceans using a sextant and is passionate about navigation as he describes in delightful detail the myriad ways in which animals get around. ...
MAGIC OF REALITY: How We Know What's Really True
RICHARD DAWKINS    Book Number: 91041
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'A powerful resource for people of all ages, written with the masterful and eloquently literate style of perhaps the best popular expositor of science, Richard Dawkins, and delightfully illustrated...
TRACES
PROFESSOR PATRICIA WILTSHIRE    Book Number: 90827
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'The Memoir of A Forensic Scientist and Criminal Investigator', Professor Patricia Wiltshire takes us into a fascinating edgeland where nature and crime are intertwined. Through woodlands, hedgero...
PLANTING THE WORLD
JORDAN GOODMAN    Book Number: 91098
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Sub-titled 'Joseph Banks and His Collectors: An Adventurous History of Botany', here is a bold new history on how botany and global plant collecting transformed the world. Botany was the darling a...
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