• 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    ISBN: 9781524761967
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    Author: FREDERICK MATTHEW & KUPRENAS JOHN

    Providing unique, accessible lessons on engineering, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals.
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    An experienced civil engineer presents the physics and fundamentals underlying the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, 101 Things I Learned® in Engineering School uses real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can illuminate questions from the simple to the profound: Why shouldn't soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float and cars want to fly? What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematically? This informative resource will appeal to students, general readers, and even experienced engineers, who will discover within many provocative insights into familiar principles.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9781784708283
    Title: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Author: HARARI YUVAL NOAH

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.

    How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?

    Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 30 Second Theories
    30 Second Theories
    ISBN: 9781742661803
    Title: 30 Second Theories
    Author: PARSONS PAUL

    Chaos Theory, String Theory, the Theory of Relativity? Intelligent Design? Schrodinger¿s Cat and Pavlov¿s Dog? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you¿ve certainly heard of all of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge? 30-Second Theories takes a revolutionary approach to understanding the 50 most significant and intriguing scientific theories. It challenges a half-century of leading boffins to abandon their beloved jargon and explain the most complex theories in half a minute - using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, one flow chart, and a picture. Time might well be relative, but it¿s also precious in a world that seems to spin ever faster, and here, in one unique volume, you have the opportunity to pick the potted brains of our leading scientists and understand the key notes of our harmonious universe in less time than it takes to scratch your head.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 30-Second Great Inventions
    30-Second Great Inventions
    ISBN: 9781782409748
    Title: 30-Second Great Inventions
    Author: BOYLE DAVID

    Where would we be without the wheel or glass?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 30-Second Universe: 50 Most Significant Ideas, Theories, Principles & Events that Sum Up the Field
    30-Second Universe: 50 Most Significant Ideas, Theories, Principles & Events that Sum Up the Field
    ISBN: 9781782408505
    Title: 30-Second Universe: 50 Most Significant Ideas, Theories, Principles & Events that Sum Up the Field
    Author: LIU CHARLES & MASTERS KAREN & SALUR SEVIL

    The universe literally encompasses everything we were, are and will be, everything we knew, know and can know. When we decide to understand the universe as a whole, new truths come to light, and unexpected perspectives illuminate our take on life. 30-Second Universe explains all the tantalising concepts, principles and theories that make up our knowledge - the Higgs particle, gluons, quarks, the multiverse, how certainty itself can be uncertain, and of course, where our world came from, and where we're going and what will happen in the end - and it explains these astrophysical answers succinctly, each entry taking only 30 seconds to read, with further exploration flagged, and key scientists noted. This one small book sheds light on the biggest ideas, concepts and discoveries in life, in the universe, in everything.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics & the Military
    Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics & the Military
    ISBN: 9780393357462
    Title: Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics & the Military
    Author: TYSON NEIL DEGRASSE & LANG AVIS


    In this far-reaching foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-author Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson's millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution
    Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution
    ISBN: 9780393358261
    Title: Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution
    Author: HOCKFIELD SUSAN


    A century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies that radically reshaped the world: radios, televisions, aircraft, computers, and a host of still-evolving digital tools. Today, a new technological convergence--of biology and engineering--promises to create the tools necessary to tackle the threats we now face, including climate change, drought, famine, and disease


    World-renowned neuroscientist and academic leader Susan Hockfield describes the most exciting new developments and the scientists and engineers who helped to create them. Virus-built batteries. Cancer-detecting nanoparticles. Computer-engineered crops. Together, they highlight the promise of the technology revolution of the twenty-first century to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges of our time.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    ISBN: 9781250182517
    Title: Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    Author: KLUGER JEFFREY

    The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph.


    In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.


    Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut's homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over--after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth's atmosphere following a flight to deep space--the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.


    The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger--Jim Lovell's co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13--can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Atomic: The First War of Physics & the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939 - 49
    Atomic: The First War of Physics & the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939 - 49
    ISBN: 9781848319929
    Title: Atomic: The First War of Physics & the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939 - 49
    Author: BAGGOTT JIM

    An account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. This book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's FarmHall transcripts, coded Soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the Soviet archives...Spanning ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to 'Joe-1', the first Soviet atomic bomb test in August 1949, Atomic is the first fully realised popular account of the race between Nazi Germany, Britain, America and the Soviet Union to build atomic weapons...Rich in personality, action, confrontation and deception, Jim Baggott's book tells an epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    ISBN: 9780007284870
    Title: Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    Author: GOLDACRE BEN


    Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit?


    Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Book of Why: The New Science of Cause & Effect
    Book of Why: The New Science of Cause & Effect
    ISBN: 9780141982410
    Title: Book of Why: The New Science of Cause & Effect
    Author: PEARL JUDEA

    'Wonderful ... Illuminating ... Fun to read' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and SlowA pioneer of artificial intelligence shows how the study of causality revolutionized science and the world'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming.

    But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been.

    It is the essence of human and artificial intelligence. And just as Pearl's discoveries have enabled machines to think better, The Book of Why explains how we can think better.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Book of Wonders: How Euclid's Elements Built the World
    Book of Wonders: How Euclid's Elements Built the World
    ISBN: 9780008299910
    Title: Book of Wonders: How Euclid's Elements Built the World
    Author: WARDHAUGH BENJAMIN

    Euclid's Elements of Geometry was a book that changed the world. In a sweeping history, Benjamin Wardhaugh traces how an ancient Greek text on mathematics - often hailed as the world's first textbook - shaped two thousand years of art, philosophy and literature, as well as science and maths.
    Thirteen volumes of mathematical definitions, propositions and proofs. Writing in 300 BC, Euclid could not have known his logic would go unsurpassed until the nineteenth century, or that his writings were laying down the very foundations of human knowledge.

    Wardhaugh blasts the dust from Euclid's legacy to offer not only a vibrant history of mathematics, told through people and invention, but also a broader story of culture. Telling stories from every continent, ranging between Ptolemy and Isaac Newton, Hobbes and Lewis Carrol, this is a history that dives from Ancient Greece to medieval Byzantium, early modern China, Renaissance Italy, the age of European empires, and our world today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    ISBN: 9781473695986
    Title: Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    Author: HAWKING STEPHEN


    'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' Steven Poole, DAILY TELEGRAPH


    The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.



    Is there a God?
    How did it all begin?
    Can we predict the future?
    What is inside a black hole?
    Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
    Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?
    How do we shape the future?
    Will we survive on Earth?
    Should we colonise space?
    Is time travel possible?


    Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet.


    And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.


    Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.


    A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
    Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
    ISBN: 9780241262627
    Title: Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes
    Author: HOFFMAN DONALD D

    Do we see the world as it truly is? In The Case Against Reality,cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman says no-our visual perceptions are not a window on reality, but are interfaces constructed by natural selection. Think about it- though the file icon we see on our desktops is shaped like a small page on our screens, the file itself is made of a series of numbers, of ones and zeros stored in an intangible way. Using thirty years of his own research, as well as others' work in evolutionary biology, game theory, neuroscience, computer science, information theory, and philosophy, Hoffman proves that evolution has shaped our perceptions into illusions. The sensory simplifications that once maximized our performance and reproductive fitness are now impressions that can be manipulated by marketing and design. The world is nothing like what we see through our eyes, and The Case Against Reality explains why.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • CERN & the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality
    CERN & the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality
    ISBN: 9781785783920
    Title: CERN & the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality
    Author: GILLIES JAMES


    The Higgs boson is the rock star of fundamental particles, catapulting CERN, the laboratory where it was found, into the global spotlight. But what is it, why does it matter, and what exactly is CERN?


    In the late 1940s, a handful of visionaries were working to steer Europe towards a more peaceful future through science, and CERN, the European particle physics laboratory, was duly born. James Gillies tells the gripping story of particle physics, from the original atomists of ancient Greece, through the people who made the crucial breakthroughs, to CERN itself, one of the most ambitious scientific undertakings of our time, and its eventual confirmation of the Higgs boson.


    Weaving together the scientific and political stories of CERN's development, the book reveals how particle physics has evolved from being the realm of solitary genius to a global field of human endeavour, with CERN's Large Hadron Collider as its frontier research tool.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Classical Mechanics: #2  the Theoretical Minimum
    Classical Mechanics: #2 the Theoretical Minimum
    ISBN: 9780141976228
    Title: Classical Mechanics: #2 the Theoretical Minimum
    Author: SUSSKIND LEONARD & HRABOVSKY GEORGE

    This is the ultimate master class in modern physics. World-class physicist and father of string theory Leonard Susskind and citizen-scientist George Hrabovsky combine forces in a primer that teaches the skills you need to do physics yourself. Combining crystal-clear explanations of the laws of the universe with basic exercises (including essential equations and maths), the authors cover the minimum that readers should master. They introduce the key concepts of modern physics, from classical mechanics to general relativity to quantum theory, and provide a practical toolkit that you won't find in any other popular science book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Dark Matter & Dark Energy: The Hidden 95% of the Universe
    Dark Matter & Dark Energy: The Hidden 95% of the Universe
    ISBN: 9781785785504
    Title: Dark Matter & Dark Energy: The Hidden 95% of the Universe
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN


    All the matter and light we can see in the universe makes up a trivial 5per cent of everything. The rest is hidden.& This could be the biggest puzzle that science has everfaced.


    Since the 1970s,astronomers have been aware that galaxies have far too little matter in them toaccount for the way they spin around: they should fly apart, but somethingconcealed holds them together. That 'something' is dark matter - invisiblematerial in five times the quantity of the familiar stuff of stars and planets.


    By the 1990s wealso knew that the expansion of the universe was accelerating. Something, nameddark energy, is pushing it to expand faster and faster. Across the universe,this requires enough energy that the equivalent mass would be nearly fourteentimes greater than all the visible material in existence.


    Brian Clegg explainsthis major conundrum in modern scienceand looks at how scientists are beginning to find solutions to it.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    ISBN: 9780345409461
    Title: Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    Author: SAGAN CARL

    In this engrossing, thought-provoking and entertaining book, the author convincingly shows how alien abduction stories and other paranormal tales are simply the modern version of fairies and other ancient demons that exist only in the human mind.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Earth & I
    Earth & I
    ISBN: 9783836551113
    Title: Earth & I
    Author: LOVELOCK JAMES

    The big picture
    An essential illustrated collection of earth and human science for curious minds of all ages

    We are buried beneath mountains of fast accumulating data. In such circumstances, this book, rather than adding to the data load, aims to offer real understanding. James Lovelock

    Human beings are extraordinary creatures. Intelligent, agile, and curious, we have adapted and invented our way to becoming the most important species on the planet. So great is the extent of our influence, that many speak of a new geological era, the Anthropocene, an age defined by human-induced change to the blue and green globe we call home.

    Our lofty status comes with responsibility as much as possibility: How should we approach our present and future? What knowledge should we carry with us? Conceived by James Lovelock, inventor of the Gaia theory, this illustrated essay collection brings together an all-star line-up of thinkers and scientists to offer essential understanding about who we are, how we live, and where we might be going.

    Much as the Gaia theory considers our earth as an integrated whole of living systems, The Earth and I encourages holistic understanding. Across 12 chapters, we take in both the intricate details and immense structures of our species and our planet, from our ever-expanding universe to our minuscule but mighty cells. We see stellar explosions and the layers of life beneath our feet, delve into the neuroscience of decision-making, get to grips with our climate, and contemplate our increasing intimacy with technology.

    The book s world-class contributors include quantum physicist Lisa Randall, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson, and Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel. With lively illustrations from British artist Jack Hudson, the result is an inspiration for curious minds young and old, and a trusted tool kit for an informed and enlightened future."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Elemental
    Elemental
    ISBN: 9781472140944
    Title: Elemental
    Author: JAMES TIM

    The Universe came into being 13.8 billion years ago. At this point, all of existence could be summed up as an endless soup of particles frothing at temperatures many times hotter than the Sun. It was chaos. Fortunately, as the Universe expanded, everything began to cool and the particles stabilised. It was around this time, as disorder gave way to order, that the elements were born. Fast forward to June 2016 and the periodic table of elements was finally completed with the discovery and addition of four new elements. At last we could identify all the ingredients necessary to make a world. But it doesn't stop there. Human ingenuity knows no bounds; we have even begun to invent our own elements and have created an entire science devoted to their study: chemistry.


    When it comes to chemistry, Tim James knows his stuff. In Elemental he tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table. In addition to this, James answers questions such as:


    What is the chemical symbol for a human?


    What would happen if all of the elements were mixed together?


    How many bananas can you stand next to before you die of radiation sickness?


    Which liquid can teleport through walls?


    Why is the medieval dream of transmuting lead into gold now a reality?



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Elements Magnet Set: With Complete Periodic Table!
    Elements Magnet Set: With Complete Periodic Table!
    ISBN: 9780762497072
    Title: Elements Magnet Set: With Complete Periodic Table!
    Author: GRAY THEODORE


    Display and play with the building blocks of life with The Elements Magnet Set!


    Based on and including the iconic images from Theodore Gray's bestselling book The Elements, this beautiful magnet set is the perfect way to display and play with the periodic table. Add a little atomic flair at work and home, or spell out a message while inspiring some awe for all the elements that make up the world around you.


    This kit includes:
    121 element magnets, each highlighting an important piece of the periodic table. Magnet size is approximately 1" x 1".48-page book exploring the world's most important elements, with full colour-photographs throughout



    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table
    Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9780857625052
    Title: Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table
    Author: DINGLE ADRIAN

    Chemistry is a fascinating subject, full of stories, personalities, mysteries, and intrigues. This beautifully bound and illustrated book sets out the history of the device the provides a foundation for the whole of chemistry as a science: the Periodic Table of Elements. With a foreword by esteemed chemist and Cambridge science writer-in-residence John Emsley, it begins by telling the story of Mendeleev, the brilliant nineteenth-century chemist who used the rules of a card game to figure out the patterns of the elements, and then looks at how his ideas have developed up to the present day.But if the Table itself is the stage, the elements themselves are the stars of the show. There is plenty of detailed chemistry to explore, but The Elements also weaves together the human stories behind the discoveries of different elements, in particular how the elements were discovered and the way in which their various compounds and isotopes have been used throughout history. Each element has its own entry, logically grouped and with a clear explanation of its place in the story. The book also looks at the latest cutting-edge research being performed in an effort to synthesise new elements and answers to questions still unanswered despite modern scientific techniques.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • End Times
    End Times
    ISBN: 9781841884035
    Title: End Times
    Author: WALSH BRYAN


    Could an incoming asteroid cause human beings to go the way of the dinosaurs? Will artificial intelligence make the world a better place-or make human beings obsolescent? Could a massive volcanic supereruption thrust the planet into a killer Ice Age? What would happen the day after a nuclear war? Bryan Walsh, a 15-year veteran reporter and editor of TIME, has written a vital work of popular science and investigative journalism that will peel back the layers of complexity around the unthinkable - the end of humankind.


    In End Times, Walsh provides a stunning panoramic analysis of the catastrophic dangers of human extinction that emerge from nature and those of our own making: the rising danger of a nuclear war, and the shockingly weak government protocols in place to prevent it; the climate change that threatens to burn the future even as our politicians deny and delay; ground-breaking emerging technologies like gene editing, tools that could save the world-or destroy it. Walsh examines the impact of these disasters were they to happen, the true probability of these world-ending catastrophes, and the best strategies for prevention, all pulled from his rigorous and deeply thoughtful reporting and research.


    End Times may be dark, but it does not wallow in doom. Walsh goes into the room with the men and women whose job it is to imagine the unimaginable. He includes stories and colourful profiles of those on the front lines of prevention, actively working to head off existential threats in biotechnology labs and boardrooms. Guided by Walsh's evocative, page-turning prose, we follow the likes of the asteroid hunters at NASA and the disease detectives on the trail of the next mass killer.


    Walsh examines the possibility of apocalypse in all forms, employing everything from geology to astronomy, bionics, economics and even human psychology to determine how we can apocalypse-proof our species. In the end, it will be the breadth of our knowledge, the depth of our imagination, and our will to survive that will decide the future.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
    Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
    ISBN: 9781788547581
    Title: Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
    Author: HARMAN OREN ; KOBLINER OFRA (ILLUSTRATOR)


    'Daring, learned and humane ... A revelatory restoration of wonder'Stephen Greenblatt.


    We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing-apart of a love embrace. The Greeks told of a tempestuous Hera and a cunning Zeus, but we now use genes and natural selection to explain fear and desire, and physics to demystify the workings of the universe.


    Science is an astounding achievement, but are we really any wiser than the ancients? Has science revealed the secrets of fate and immortality? Has it provided protection from jealousy or love? There are those who believe that science has replaced faith, but must it also be a death knell for mythology?


    Evolutionsbrings to life the latest scientific thinking on the birth of the universe and the solar system, the journey from a single cell all the way to our human minds. Reawakening our sense of wonder and terror at the world around us and within us, Oren Harman uses modern science to create new and original mythologies. Here are the Earth and the Moon presenting a cosmological view of motherhood, a panicking Mitochondrion introducing sex and death to the world, the loneliness of consciousness emerging from the memory of an octopus, and the birth of language in evolution summoning humankind's struggle with truth.


    Science may not solve our existential puzzles, but like the age-old legends, its magical discoveries can help us continue the never-ending search.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Family Guide to Waste-Free Living
    Family Guide to Waste-Free Living
    ISBN: 9781760783051
    Title: Family Guide to Waste-Free Living
    Author: CARTER LAUREN & CARTER OBERON

    Tackle our ever-growing waste problem with all the information, advice, budget-friendly recipes and projects you'll need to start reducing waste in your life. A Family Guide to Waste-free Living makes it simple and sustainable for families to eliminate waste in the home, at work and out in the world. This is a practical and inspiring resource for anyone wanting to live more sustainably. When it comes to waste-free living, Lauren and Oberon Carter really know their stuff. In 2015, they decided to get serious about minimising their ecological footprint, successfully reducing their energy consumption by more than 60 per cent and transitioning to living completely waste and recycling free. They have written this fantastic guide to help and encourage other families do the same. A Family Guide to Waste-free Living provides a roadmap for anyone wanting to reduce their waste. It is packed with information and offers practical and achievable solutions for eliminating waste in the home, at work and in the world.Inside you'll find:- Simple activities for the whole family.- Instructions on building waste-free kits for around the house and out and about.- A plan for creating change by advocating to government and business.- Tackle our ever-growing waste problem with all the information, advice, budget-friendly recipes and projects you'll need to start reducing waste in your life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Farmlife: From Farm to Table & New Country Culture
    Farmlife: From Farm to Table & New Country Culture
    ISBN: 9783899559187
    Title: Farmlife: From Farm to Table & New Country Culture
    Author: GESTALTEN (EDITOR)

    Living on the land and learning to reap the benefits of nature. From farm-fresh eggs and herb gardens that enrich home cooked meals to beekeeping to aid in the pollination of small crops, there's a lifestyle that exists in harmony with our environments. These locales reveal and embrace the many layers of this way of life Activities such as canning and marmalade making are given new life in these pages. Whether autumnal foraging for mushrooms or learning the different flavors of varying apple varietals or enjoying the fresh spring leaves of kale and spinach, Farmlife is a cornucopia of inspiration for living more intentionally and more interactively with our surroundings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Fermat's Last Theorem: the Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
    Fermat's Last Theorem: the Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
    ISBN: 9781841157917
    Title: Fermat's Last Theorem: the Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
    Author: SINGH SIMON

    This is the story of the solving of a puzzle that has confounded mathematicians since the 17th century, but which every child can understand. It includes the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who finally cracked the code.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Forces of Nature
    Forces of Nature
    ISBN: 9780008210038
    Title: Forces of Nature
    Author: COX BRIAN & COHEN ANDREW

    Sunday Times Bestseller


    A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the BBC One TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions.


    'What is motion?'

    'Why is every snowflake different?'

    'Why is life symmetrical?'


    To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Earth and in the Universe and beyond.


    From the immensity of the Universe and the roundness of Earth to the form of every single snowflake, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. In seeking to understand the everyday world, the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home, we develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to step beyond the everyday and approach the Universe beyond.


    Forces of Nature takes you to the great plains of the Serengeti, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal, to the humpback whales of the Caribbean and the northern lights of the Arctic. Brian will answer questions on Earth that will illuminate our understanding of the Universe.


    Think you know our planet?

    Think again.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, & Our Destiny Beyond
    Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, & Our Destiny Beyond
    ISBN: 9780141986067
    Title: Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, & Our Destiny Beyond
    Author: KAKU MICHIO

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.

    We are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, World-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may actually make interstellar travel a possibility. We travel beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, as Kaku investigates some of the hottest topics in science today, including warp drive, wormholes, hyperspace, parallel universes, and the multiverse. Ultimately, he shows us how humans may someday achieve a form of immortality and be able to leave our bodies entirely, laser porting to new havens in space.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

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  • God Delusion
    God Delusion
    ISBN: 9781784161927
    Title: God Delusion
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    "The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone in

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Graphene Revolution: The Weird Science of the Ultra-Thin
    Graphene Revolution: The Weird Science of the Ultra-Thin
    ISBN: 9781785783760
    Title: Graphene Revolution: The Weird Science of the Ultra-Thin
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Welcome to the wonderful world of graphene, the thinnest substance known to science.

    In 2003, Russian physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov found a way to produce graphene - the thinnest substance in the world - by using sticky tape to separate an atom-thick layer from a block of graphite.

    Their efforts would win the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics, and now the applications of graphene and other 'two-dimensional' substances form a worldwide industry. Graphene is far stronger than steel, a far better conductor than any metal, and able to act as a molecular sieve to purify water. Electronic components made from graphene are a fraction the size of silicon microchips and can be both flexible and transparent, making it possible to build electronics into clothing, produce solar cells to fit any surface, or even create invisible temporary tattoos that monitor your health.

    Ultra-thin materials give us the next big step forward since the transistor revolutionised electronics. Get ready for the graphene revolution.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?
    Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?
    ISBN: 9781471138553
    Title: Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?
    Author: KRAUSS LAWRENCE

    ''Probably the most readable, exciting and authoritative writer on science we have. A new Lawrence Krauss book always goes to the top of the curious mind''s wish list.'' Stephen Fry

    "I loved the fight scenes and the sex scenes were excellent." (Eric Idle)

    ''In the span of a century, physics progressed from skepticism that atoms were real to equations so precise we can predict properties of subatomic particles to the tenth decimal place. Lawrence Krauss rightly places this achievement among the greatest of all stories, and his book--at once engaging, poetic and scholarly--tells the story with a scientist''s penetrating insight and a writer''s masterly craft.'' (Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, and Director, Center for Theoretical Physics, Columbia University)

    "Unlike some very clever scientists, Lawrence Krauss is not content to bask on the Mount Olympus of modern physics.& A great educator as well as a great physicist, he wants to pull others up the rarefied heights to join him. But unlike some science educators, he doesn''t dumb down. In Einstein''s words, he makes it ''as simple as possible but no simpler.''"& (Richard Dawkins, author of The Magic of Reality)

    "In every debate I''ve done with theologians and religious believers their knock-out final argument always comes in the form of two questions: Why is there something rather than nothing? and Why are we here? The presumption is that if science provides no answers then there must be a God. But God or no, we still want answers. In A Universe From Nothing& Lawrence Krauss, one of the biggest thinkers of our time, addressed the first question with verve, and in& The Greatest Story Ever Told he tackles the second with elegance. Both volumes should be placed in hotel rooms across America, in the drawer next to the Gideon Bible." (Michael Shermer, Publisher Skeptic magazine, columnist Scientific American, Presidential Fellow Chapman University, author The Moral Arc.)

    "A Homeric tale of science, history, and philosophy& revealing how we learned so much about the universe and its tiniest parts." (Sheldon Glashow, Nobel Laureate, 1979 in physics)

    "The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far ranges from Galileo to the LHC and beyond. It''s accessible, illuminating, and surprising--an ideal guide for anyone interested in understanding our accidental universe." (Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction)

    "College students, hippies, squares, Christians, Muslims, democrats, republicans, libertarians, theists, even atheists--all of us--sit around BS-ing like: ''So, how did all this, I mean everything, all of us, the whole universe, you know, man, everything, how did this all get here?'' While we were doing that, Lawrence Krauss and people like him were doing the work to figure it out.& Then& Krauss wrote this great book about it.& ''Wow, man, you mean, like we''re getting closer to really knowing? I guess we''ll have to go back to talking about politics and sex.''" (Penn Jillette, author of Presto!)

    "Discovering the bedrock nature of physical reality ranks as one of humanity''s greatest collective achievements. This book gives a fine account of the main ideas and how they emerged. Krauss is himself close to the field, and can offer insights into the personalities who have led the key advances. A practiced and skilled writer, he succeeds in making the physics ''as simple as possible but no simpler.'' I don''t know a better book on this subject." (Martin Rees, author of Just Six Numbers)

    "It is an exhilarating experience to be led through this fascinating story, from Galileo to the Standard Model and the Higgs boson and beyond, with lucid detail and insight, illuminating vividly not only the achievements themselves but also the joy of creative thought and discovery, enriched with vignettes of the remarkable individuals who paved the way.& It amply demonstrates that the discovery that ''nature really follows the simple and elegant rules intuited by the 20th- and 21st-century versions of Plato''s philosophers'' is one of the most astonishing achievements of the human intellect." (Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), MIT)

    "Charming...& Krauss has written an account with sweep and verve that shows the full development of our ideas about the makeup of the world around us... A great romp." (Walter Gilbert, Nobel Award, Chemistry, 1980)

    "History of science with an edge--humorous, personal, passionate, yet intellectually serious and authoritative." (Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, Physics)

    In the beginning there was light
    but more than this, there was gravity.
    After that, all hell broke loose...


    This is how the story of the greatest intellectual adventure in history should be introduced - how humanity reached its current understanding of the universe, one that is far removed from the realm of everyday experience.& Krauss& connects the world we know with the invisible world all around us, which is removed from intuition and direct sensation. He explains our current understanding of nature and the struggle to construct the greatest theoretical edifice ever assembled, the Standard Model of Particle Physics -- and then to understand its implications for our existence.
    & & Writing in the critically acclaimed style of A Universe from Nothing, Krauss celebrates the beauty and wonders of the natural world and details our place within it and how this shapes our understanding of it.& Krauss makes this story accessible& through profiles of the scientists responsible for these& advances, and clear explanations of their discoveries.& Krauss takes us on a tour of science and the brilliant& personalities who shaped it, often against political and religious indoctrination, enduring persecution and ostracism. Krauss creates a captivating& blend of& research and& narrative to invite us into the lives and minds of these figures,creating a landmark work of scientific history.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • History of Solitude
    History of Solitude
    ISBN: 9781509536580
    Title: History of Solitude
    Author: VINCENT DAVID

    Solitude has always had an ambivalent status: the capacity to enjoy being alone can make sociability bearable, but those predisposed to solitude are often viewed with suspicion or pity.

    Drawing on a wide array of literary and historical sources, David Vincent explores how people have conducted themselves in the absence of company over the last three centuries. He argues that the ambivalent nature of solitude became a prominent concern in the modern era. For intellectuals in the romantic age, solitude gave respite to citizens living in ever more complex modern societies. But while the search for solitude was seen as a symptom of modern life, it was also viewed as a dangerous pathology: a perceived renunciation of the world, which could lead to psychological disorder and anti-social behaviour.

    Vincent explores the successive attempts of religious authorities and political institutions to manage solitude, taking readers from the monastery to the prisoner's cell, and explains how western society's increasing secularism, urbanization and prosperity led to the development of new solitary pastimes at the same time as it made traditional forms of solitary communion, with God and with a pristine nature, impossible. At the dawn of the digital age, solitude has taken on new meanings, as physical isolation and intense sociability have become possible as never before. With the advent of a so-called loneliness epidemic, a proper historical understanding of the natural human desire to disengage from the world is more important than ever.

    The first full-length account of its subject, A History of Solitude will appeal to a wide general readership.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
    ISBN: 9781784703936
    Title: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
    Author: HARARI YUVAL NOAH

    International Bestseller
    From the author of the international bestsellerSapiens: A Brief History of Humankindcomes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species.

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestsellingSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. InHomo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.
    Homo Deusexplores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This isHomo Deus.
    War is obsolete
    You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict
    Famine is disappearing
    You are at more risk of obesity than starvation
    Death is just a technical problem
    Equality is out but immortality is in
    What does our future hold?
    From the Hardcover edition."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • How Long Is Now? Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-boggling Questions
    How Long Is Now? Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-boggling Questions
    ISBN: 9781473628595
    Title: How Long Is Now? Fascinating Answers to 191 Mind-boggling Questions
    Author: NEW SCIENTIST MAGAZINE STAFF


    How long is 'now'? The short answer is 'somewhere between 2 and 3 seconds'. The long answer involves an incredible journey through neuroscience, our subconscious and the time-bending power of meditation. Living in the present may never feel the same. Ready for some more? Okay. Why isn't Pluto a planet? Why are dogs' noses wet? Why do hens cluck more loudly after laying an egg? What happens when one black hole swallows another? Do our fingerprints change as we get older? How young can you die of old age? And what is at the very edge of the Universe? Life is full of mind-bending questions. And, as books like What If? and Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? have shown, the route to find each answer can take us on the weirdest and most wonderful journeys. How Long is Now? is a fascinating new collection of questions you never thought to ask, along with answers that will change the way you see everything.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • How Technology Works
    How Technology Works
    ISBN: 9780241356289
    Title: How Technology Works
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY STAFF

    Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide.

    How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population.

    All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices - from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there on, devices are grouped by application - such as the home, transport, and computing - making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side.

    How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have a training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • How to Build a Universe: Infinite Monkey Cage
    How to Build a Universe: Infinite Monkey Cage
    ISBN: 9780008276324
    Title: How to Build a Universe: Infinite Monkey Cage
    Author: COX BRIAN & INCE ROBIN

    The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms. Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse on multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout. Covering billions of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the Big Bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science - sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Idea of the Brain
    Idea of the Brain
    ISBN: 9781781255896
    Title: Idea of the Brain
    Author: COBB MATTHEW

    The brain is the most complicated object in the universe. Here's how we found out what we know so far.
    We've been trying to make sense of the link between our minds and our bodies since the very dawn of civilisation. Now the pace is hotting up.

    Join the biologist and historian Matthew Cobb (Life's Greatest Secret) to explore the weird theories, blasphemous experiments and terrifying operating theatres that got us here, to the cusp of revelation.

    Written with ambition and verve and rooted in a solid scientific explanation of the issues, The Idea of the Brain spans the centuries to reveal how the lives and works of a parade of philosophers, surgeons, mystics and neuroscientists have shaped the way we understand ourselves at the most profound level. From primitive dissections to the latest complex computational models of brain function, Cobb charts the course of this continuing quest, and prepares us for the astonishing discoveries to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos & the Realm of the Gods
    Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos & the Realm of the Gods
    ISBN: 9780500294413
    Title: Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos & the Realm of the Gods
    Author: LEWIS-WILLIAMS DAVID & PEARCE DAVID

    What do the headless figures found in the famous paintings at Çatalhöyük in Turkey have in common with the interlinked spirals carved on the monumental tombs at Newgrange and Knowth in Ireland? How can the concepts of "birth," "death," and "wild" cast light on the changes in relationships between people and animals? David Lewis-Williams and David Pearce examine the intricate web of belief, myth, and society in the Neolithic period, arguably the most significant turning point in human history, when agriculture became a way of life and the fractious society that we know today was born.

    The authors focus on two contrasting times and places: the beginnings in the Near East, with its cult buildings and skull burials, and western Europe, with its massive stone monuments. They argue that neurological patterns hardwired into the brain help explain the nature of the art, religion, and society that Neolithic people produced. Drawing on the latest research, the authors skillfully link material on human consciousness, imagery, and belief systems to propose provocative new theories about religious motivation in ancient times.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Letters from an Astrophysicist
    Letters from an Astrophysicist
    ISBN: 9780753553817
    Title: Letters from an Astrophysicist
    Author: TYSON NEIL DEGRASSE


    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world's largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.


    Tyson's 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson's most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson's quest to explore our place in the cosmos.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
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