• 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 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
  • 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
  • Big Bang
    Big Bang
    ISBN: 9780718187842
    Title: Big Bang
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, The Big Bang is an accessible, authoritative, and entertaining introduction to the greatest discovery in the history of science: that the universe has not existed forever but was born. There was a day without a yesterday. Written by award-winning writer and former astrophysicist Marcus Chown, The Big Bang details how 13.82 billion years ago all matter, energy, space - and even time - erupted into being in a titanic fireball. This mind-bending book addresses the big questions: What was the Big Bang? What drove the Big bang? And what happened before the big bang? The evidence for the Big Bang, it turns out, is all around us... Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity
    Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity
    ISBN: 9780500294390
    Title: Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity
    Author: MYERS WILLIAM

    Bioluminescent algae, symbiotic aquariums, self-healing concrete, clavicle wind instruments and structures made from living trees - biology applied outside the lab has never been so intriguing, or so beautiful. Bio Design examines the thrilling advances in the field, showcasing some seventy projects (concepts, prototypes and completed designs) that cover a range of fields - from architecture and industrial design to fashion and medicine.

    The revised and expanded edition features twelve new projects (replacing ten existing projects): Hy-Fi (by David Benjamin); One Central Park, Sydney (Jean Nouvel); Guard from Above (Sjoerd Hoogendoorn); Cell-laden Hydrogels for Biocatalysis (Alshakim Nelson); Zoa (Modern Meadow); Amino Labs (Julie Legault); Algae and Mycelium Projects (Eric Klarenbeek); Interwoven and Harvest (Diane Scherer); Concrete Honey (John Becker); Bistro In Vitro (Koert van Mensvoort); Circumventive Organs (Agi Haines); Quantworm Mine (Liv Bargman and Nina Cutler). It also includes a new 'how-to' section at the end (Tips for Collaboration/FAQs/Further Resources), as well as a fully revised introduction.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • 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: $41.00
    $41.00
  • 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
  • Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe
    Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe
    ISBN: 9780143133162
    Title: Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe
    Author: SANDERS ELLA FRANCES

    A beautifully illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our world, and our daily lives, from the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation

    Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars, or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time, or the nature of natural things?

    Our world is full of unshakable mystery, and although we live in a civilization more complicated than ever, there is simplicity and reassurance to be found in knowing how and why.

    From the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation, Eating the Sun is a delicately existential, beautifully illustrated, and welcoming exploration of the universe--one that examines and marvels at the astonishing principles, laws, and phenomena that we exist alongside, that we sit within.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00

    $39.00
  • 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
  • Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
    Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
    ISBN: 9780199390106
    Title: Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
    Author: FIRESTEIN STUART

    The general public has a glorified view of the pursuit of scientific research. However, the idealized perception of science as a rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts could not be further from the truth. Modern science involves the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for understanding in uncharted territories, full of wrong turns, false findings, and the occasional remarkable success.
    In his sequel to Ignorance (Oxford University Press, 2012), Stuart Firestein shows us that the scientific enterprise is riddled with mistakes and errors - and that this is a good thing Failure: Why Science Is So Successful delves into the origins of scientific research as a process that relies upon trial and error, one which inevitably results in a hefty dose of failure. In fact, scientists throughout history have relied on failure to guide their research, viewing mistakes as a necessary part of the process. Citing both historical and contemporary examples, Firestein strips away the distorted view of science as infallible to provide the public with a rare, inside glimpse of the messy realities of the scientific process.
    An insider's view of how science is actually carried out, this book will delight anyone with an interest in science, from aspiring scientists to curious general readers. Accessible and entertaining, Failure illuminates the greatest and most productive adventure of human history, with all the missteps along the way.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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
  • 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

    $30.00
  • Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars
    Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars
    ISBN: 9780007548200
    Title: Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars
    Author: SOBEL DAVA


    'A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer


    'A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe shines and twinkles as brightly as the stars themselves' The Economist


    #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science


    Before they even had the right to vote, a group of remarkable women were employed by Harvard College Observatory as 'Human Computers' to interpret the observations made via telescope by their male counterparts each night.


    The author of Longitude, Galileo's Daughter and The Planets shines light on the hidden history of these extraordinary women who changed the burgeoning field of astronomy and our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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.


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  • 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 Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained
    How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained
    ISBN: 9780241287279
    Title: How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    Answering all your burning scientific questions, from what it means to be alive to why things explode, How Science Works explains science facts throughout amazing diagrams and infographics.

    Unlock the secrets of the universe, such as whether a robot takeover is possible, and marvel at the surprising simplicity of gravity.

    Dazzle your friends and family with answers to their everyday science questions such as; why do sirens change pitch as they pass by? How do planes stay in the air? Plus many more!

    Learn how to explain the mind-boggling concepts that eluded you at school, all the way through to more recent fascinating topics such as the discovery of the Higgs Boson- this really is science made simple.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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 Speak Science: Essential Concepts Made Simple
    How to Speak Science: Essential Concepts Made Simple
    ISBN: 9780753548806
    Title: How to Speak Science: Essential Concepts Made Simple
    Author: BENAMRAN BRUCE



    How do magnets work?
    What is the theory of relativity all about?
    Is light made of waves or particles?
    And how on earth can a levitating goat teach us about atomic structure?


    In this age of smartphones, artificial intelligence, supercolliders, supercomputers and other cutting-edge technology, we've lost touch with many of the most basic science concepts that launched our information age. For Bruce Benamren, science is about stories and characters. Why, for instance, did pirates wear eye patches? That's all to do with how the retina processes light. Pirates running down to the gun deck would have no time to let their eyes get used to the dark, so they kept one eye gun-deck ready.


    Bruce isn't pretending that science isn't tricky, but in simple, maths-free explanations and just-the-good-parts historical recaps, he shows us that the greatest scientific discoveries and theories don't have to remain beyond our grasp.


    Whether you haven't picked up a test tube since school and feel like you're missing out on something marvellous, or you're a professor who wants to look at the world with starry-eyed wonder again, How to Speak Science is a witty yet deeply revelatory exploration of the essential mysteries of the universe.


    Because if a goat can explain scientific theory, you can too.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
    How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
    ISBN: 9781473680333
    Title: How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
    Author: MUNROE RANDALL

    The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer

    For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole.

    Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. And if you want to get rid of the book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapor, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the Sun.

    By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That
    I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That
    ISBN: 9780007505142
    Title: I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That
    Author: GOLDACRE BEN

    The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma. In 'Bad Science', Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In 'Bad Pharma', he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiiest, most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Illustrated Brief History of Time
    Illustrated Brief History of Time
    ISBN: 9780593077184
    Title: Illustrated Brief History of Time
    Author: HAWKING STEPHEN


    This is Stephen Hawking's updated, expanded and illustrated edition of his celebrated work which includes the most recent developments in the field, many of which were forecast by him.


    At the same time, he explains his complex theories through a fresh visual dimension. Over one hundred and fifty stunning colour illustrations have been specially commissioned for this purpose to help the reader understand what have become popular mythic images of our century, but which nonetheless remain difficult, abstract ideas to grasp. It includes a new introduction written specially for this edition.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science
    Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science
    ISBN: 9781408836224
    Title: Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science
    Author: LEROI ARMAND MARIE

    A brilliant study of Aristotle as biologist
    The philosophical classics of Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes about animals. He described them, classified them, told us where and how they live and how they develop in the womb or in the egg. He founded a science. It can even be saidthat he founded science itself.
    "In The Lagoon," acclaimed biologist Armand Marie Leroi recovers Aristotle s science. He revisits Aristotle s writings and the places where he worked. He goes to the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to see the creatures that Aristotle saw, where he saw them. He explores Aristotle s observations, his deep ideas, his inspired guesses and the things he got wildly wrong. He shows how Aristotle s science is deeply intertwined with his philosophical system and reveals that he was not only the first biologist, but also one of the greatest.
    "The Lagoon" is both a travelogue and a study of the origins of science. And it shows how a philosopher who lived almost two millennia ago still has so much to teach us today."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Letters from an Astrophysicist
    Letters from an Astrophysicist
    ISBN: 9780753553794
    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 unveiling his candid correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of one hundred 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. Now, revealing Tyson's most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson's quest to understand our place in the cosmos.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Lighthouse Stevensons
    Lighthouse Stevensons
    ISBN: 9780007204434
    Title: Lighthouse Stevensons
    Author: BATHURST BELLA


    An exciting new edition of Bella Bathurst's epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses against impossible odds.


    'Whenever I smell salt water, I know that I am not far from one of the works of my ancestors,' wrote Robert Louis Stevenson in 1880. 'When the lights come out at sundown along the shores of Scotland, I am proud to think they burn more brightly for the genius of my father!'


    Robert Louis Stevenson was the most famous of the Stevensons, but not by any means the most productive. The Lighthouse Stevensons, all four generations of them, built every lighthouse round Scotland, were responsible for a slew of inventions in both construction and optics, and achieved feats of engineering in conditions that would be forbidding even today. The same driven energy which Robert Louis Stevenson put into writing, his ancestors put into lighting the darkness of the seas. The Lighthouse Stevensons is a story of high endeavour, beautifully told; indeed, this is one of the most celebrated works of historical biography in recent memory.

    ndeavour, beautifully told; indeed, this is one of the most celebrated works of historical biography in recent memory.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Liquid: The Delightful & Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives
    Liquid: The Delightful & Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives
    ISBN: 9780241977323
    Title: Liquid: The Delightful & Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives
    Author: MIODOWNIK MARK

    A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you- but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you? And why? Why does one liquid make us drunk, and another power a jumbo jet?

    From the bestselling author of Stuff Matters comes a fascinating tour of the world of these surprising or sinister substances - the droplets, heart beats and ocean waves we all encounter every day. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with water, wine, oil and more, Miodownik shows that liquids are agents of death and destruction as well as substances of wonder and fascination, and - just as in Stuff Matters - his unique brand of scientific storytelling brings them and their mysterious properties alive in a captivating new way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Magicians: Great Minds & the Central Miracle of Science
    Magicians: Great Minds & the Central Miracle of Science
    ISBN: 9780571346394
    Title: Magicians: Great Minds & the Central Miracle of Science
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS

    The spellbinding story of the 'magicians': scientists whose eureka breakthroughs in modern physics reveal science's mysterious predictive power.

    How does it feel to know something about the universe that no one has ever known before? And why is mathematics so magically good at revealing nature's secrets?

    This is the story of the magicians: the scientists who predicted the existence of unknown planets, black holes, invisible force fields, ripples in the fabric of space-time, unsuspected subatomic particles, and even antimatter.

    The journey from prediction to proof transports us from seats of learning in Paris and Cambridge to the war-torn Russian front, to bunkers beneath nuclear reactors, observatories in Berlin and California, and huge tunnels under the Swiss-French border. From electromagnetism to Einstein's gravitational waves to the elusive neutrino, Marcus Chown takes us on a breathtaking, mind-altering tour of the major breakthroughs of modern physics and highlights science's central mystery: its astonishing predictive power.

    Praise for Marcus Chown:

    'What good popular science writing is all about.' - Jim Al-Khalili

    'Entertaining and at times mind-boggling.' - The Times

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers: Find Your Inner Universe
    Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers: Find Your Inner Universe
    ISBN: 9781782407669
    Title: Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers: Find Your Inner Universe
    Author: WESTMOQUETTE MARK

    Noticing the wonders of the night skies can foster a sense of curiosity, awe and deep interconnectedness like nothing else on Earth!

    Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers& presents a constellation of meditations on how the mysteries of the outer universe connect us all more deeply to our inner universes.

    Astronomer and ex-Zen monk Mark Westmoquette explores how astronomy proves to be an enlightening tool to transformative awareness-through shooting stars, eclipses and the journey of a photon, we discover how to find meaning and presence here and now.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
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