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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
JOHN FRANK STEVENS: Civil Engineer
CLIFFORD FOUST    Book Number: 86970
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John Frank Stevens (1853-1943) was one of America's foremost civil engineers of the past 150 years, arguably the greatest and responsible for surely the most important projects of US civil engineer...
FOUR-DIMENSIONAL HUMAN: Ways of Being in the Digital World
LAURENCE SCOTT    Book Number: 86896
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A witty, intelligent portrait of our digitally extended, digitally entwined selves, here is a probing and elegant meditation on today's digital world's 'ways of being' with all the ambiguities and ...
HISTORY OF MEDICINE: A Beginner's Guide
MARK JACKSON    Book Number: 86901
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As scientists confidently look towards the average life expectancies hitting 100+ years in some Western societies, it's easy to forget how precarious our grasp on good health has been. It is a str...
BODYOLOGY: The Curious Science of Our Bodies
CANBURY PRESS    Book Number: 87868
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What's it like to be struck by lightning? Why and how do we colour hair? Could 3D printers make body parts? How can you fall to your 'death' and live to tell the tale? Read about miscarriage and...
WHEN THE EARTH WAS FLAT
GRAEME DONALD    Book Number: 87618
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Along with the assumptions about the health benefits of heroin, the advantages of injecting monkey glands into the human body (or more recently Donald Trump's suggestion to inject disinfectant to c...
EARTH GAZERS
CHRISTOPHER POTTER    Book Number: 88009
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The first photos of the earth seen from the moon prompted a reassessment of what it means to be human. Famously Yuri Gagarin did not meet God in space, but eight years later Buzz Aldrin made a poin...
HUMAN KIND: A Doctor's Stories from the Heart of Medicine
PETER DORWARD    Book Number: 88011
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Mr Foster is bleeding heavily in intensive care and the heart monitor goes flat. Junior doctor Peter Dorward tries to save him but is told by a kindly senior nurse that even if he is resuscitated ...
HOW DEATH BECOMES LIFE: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon
JOSHUA MEZRICH    Book Number: 88041
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How much risk should a healthy person be allowed to take to save someone she loves? Should a patient suffering from alcoholism receive a healthy liver? Here is the human story behind the most exc...
LIGHT: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond
KIMBERLY ARCAND & M. WATZKE    Book Number: 88046
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Radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays - light illuminates our world and allows us to see everything around us. But humans can only see a slither of the ...
QUANTUM ASTROLOGER'S HANDBOOK
MICHAEL BROOKS    Book Number: 88096
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Cardano invented both the Cardan shaft in mechanics and the imaginary numbers that are the square root of -1, debating the subject with his contemporary Tartaglia, and the author shows how his work...
IT'S ABOUT TIME: From Calendars and Clocks to Moon Cycles
LIZ EVERS    Book Number: 88213
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How many locksmiths does it take to build an atomic clock? This enthralling book is full of thought-provoking info on timekeeping, its origins, advances and impact, as well as time-related trivia ...
SMELL OF FRESH RAIN
BARNEY SHAW    Book Number: 88261
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The most emotionally provocative of our senses. It can bring back memories faster and with more immediacy than a photograph, so why is it so little understood? Armed with a hungry curiosity and a...
SCIENCE OF SNOT AND PHLEGM
FIONA MCDONALD    Book Number: 88411
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The slimy truth about breathing, a subject we have become very conscious of in recent months and the uses of those yucky substances like snot and mucus. Why do noses run or our throats, windpipes ...
ZOOMABLE UNIVERSE: A Step-by-Step Tour
CALEB SCHARF    Book Number: 88418
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Filled with infographics and stunning colour imagery, explorers of all ages can embark on a cutting-edge voyage through the enormity of our reality, travelling one to the power of ten or order of m...
MOON RUSH: The New Space Race
LEONARD DAVID    Book Number: 88280
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Is space fever a thing of the past? For NASA scientists and a few wealthy enthusiasts, the crusading space culture of the 1960s never went away, and the game is afoot again in the 21st century. Leo...
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...
100 GREAT SCIENTISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
JON BALCHIN    Book Number: 88556
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"If I saw further than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants" said Sir Isaac Newton, and this rather splendid volume introduces not only the giants that Newton used to get...
ASTROBIOLOGY: The Search for Life Elsewhere In the Universe
ANDREW MAY    Book Number: 88578
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Extra-terrestrial life is a common theme in science fiction, but is it a serious prospect in the real world? Astrobiology is the emerging field of science that seeks to answer this question. The ...
ON RARE BIRDS
ANITA ALBUS    Book Number: 88626
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Albus is a brilliant bird artist whose paintings compare with the famous ornithological artistry of John James Audubon, and in this study of four extinct birds, plus six more whose existence is thr...
HACKING THE CODE OF LIFE
NESSA CAREY    Book Number: 88855
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Sub-titled 'How Gene Editing Will Re-Write Our Futures', bestselling genetics author Nessa Carey looks at the cutting-edge science that will revolutionise the way we prevent disease. Just 45 years...
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