• Science in the Soul Selected Shorter Writings
    Science in the Soul Selected Shorter Writings
    ISBN: 9780593077504
    Title: Science in the Soul Selected Shorter Writings
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    The legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time.
    For decades, Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together forty-two essays, polemics, and paeans--culled from personal papers, newspapers, lectures, and online salons--all written with Dawkins's characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.
    Though it spans three decades, this book, dedicated to Christopher Hitchens, couldn't be more timely or more urgent. Elected officials have opened the floodgates to prejudices that have for half a century been unacceptable or at least undercover. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings, even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice, should stay out of the voting booth. And in the essays themselves, newly annotated by the author, he investigates a number of issues, including the importance of empirical evidence, and decries bad science, religion in the schools, and climate change deniers.
    Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here with typical virtuosity the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles--whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy--" a] mixture of exhilaration and exasperation"--and celebrates science as possessing many of religion's virtues--"explanation, consolation, and uplift"--without its detriments of superstition and prejudice.
    In a world grown irrational and hostile to facts, Science in the Soul is an essential collection by an indispensable author.
    PRAISE FOR RICHARD DAWKINS
    "Dawkins is above all a masterly expositor, a writer who understands the issues so clearly that he forces his readers to understand them too."--The New York Times Book Review
    "One of the most outstanding intelligences in modern science . . . Richard Dawkins climbs mental Everests."--The Evening Standard
    "A superb writer who] unashamedly and gloriously delights in science."--New Republic
    "One of the best nonfiction writers alive today."--Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor, Harvard University, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and The Blank Slate

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Science in the Soul: Selected Shorter Writings
    Science in the Soul: Selected Shorter Writings
    ISBN: 9780593077511
    Title: Science in the Soul: Selected Shorter Writings
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    The legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time.
    For decades, Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together forty-two essays, polemics, and paeans--culled from personal papers, newspapers, lectures, and online salons--all written with Dawkins's characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.
    Though it spans three decades, this book, dedicated to Christopher Hitchens, couldn't be more timely or more urgent. Elected officials have opened the floodgates to prejudices that have for half a century been unacceptable or at least undercover. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings, even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice, should stay out of the voting booth. And in the essays themselves, newly annotated by the author, he investigates a number of issues, including the importance of empirical evidence, and decries bad science, religion in the schools, and climate change deniers.
    Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here with typical virtuosity the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles--whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy--" a] mixture of exhilaration and exasperation"--and celebrates science as possessing many of religion's virtues--"explanation, consolation, and uplift"--without its detriments of superstition and prejudice.
    In a world grown irrational and hostile to facts, Science in the Soul is an essential collection by an indispensable author.
    PRAISE FOR RICHARD DAWKINS
    "Dawkins is above all a masterly expositor, a writer who understands the issues so clearly that he forces his readers to understand them too."--The New York Times Book Review
    "One of the most outstanding intelligences in modern science . . . Richard Dawkins climbs mental Everests."--The Evening Standard
    "A superb writer who] unashamedly and gloriously delights in science."--New Republic
    "One of the best nonfiction writers alive today."--Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor, Harvard University, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and The Blank Slate

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
    Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
    ISBN: 9781784162016
    Title: Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The legendary biologist and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time.

    For decades, Richard Dawkins has been a brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together forty-two essays, polemics, and paeans--all written with Dawkins's characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.

    Though it spans three decades, this book couldn't be more timely or more urgent. Elected officials have opened the floodgates to prejudices that have for half a century been unacceptable or at least undercover. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings, even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice, should stay out of the voting booth. And in the essays themselves, newly annotated by the author, he investigates a number of issues, including the importance of empirical evidence, and decries bad science, religion in the schools, and climate-change deniers.

    Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here with typical virtuosity the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time, for instance, is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles--whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy--"a mixture of exhilaration and exasperation"--and celebrates science as possessing many of religion's virtues--"explanation, consolation, and uplift"--without its detriments of superstition and prejudice.

    In a world grown irrational and hostile to facts, Science in the Soul is an essential collection by an indispensable author.

    Praise for Science in the Soul

    "Compelling . . . rendered in gloriously spiky and opinionated prose . . . Dawkins is] one of the great science popularizers of the last half-century."--The Christian Science Monitor

    "Dawkins is a ferocious polemicist, a defender of reason and enemy of superstition."--John Horgan, Scientific American

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Science Magpie
    Science Magpie
    ISBN: 9781848314160
    Title: Science Magpie
    Author: FLYNN SIMON


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns & Light Bulbs Shine
    Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns & Light Bulbs Shine
    ISBN: 9781782434184
    Title: Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns & Light Bulbs Shine
    Author: JOPSON MARTY

    Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chillies and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out?In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round Science Bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these, and many more, baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use every day.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Science of Everything: How Things Work in Our World
    Science of Everything: How Things Work in Our World
    ISBN: 9781426211683
    Title: Science of Everything: How Things Work in Our World
    Author: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STAFF

    National Geographic answers all the questions about how things work--the science, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mechanics--in an indispensible book that reveals the science behind virtually everything. How does the voice of a distant radio announcer make it through your alarm clock in the morning? How does your gas stove work? How does the remote control open your garage door? What happens when you turn the key in the ignition? What do antibiotics really do? Divided into four big realms--Mechanics, Natural Forces, Materials & Chemistry, Biology & Medicine--The Science of Everythingtakes readers on a fascinating tour, using plain talk, colorful photography, instructive diagrams, and everyday examples to explain the science behind all the things we take for granted in our modern world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $76.00
    $76.00
  • Science Tales Lies, Hoaxes & Scams
    Science Tales Lies, Hoaxes & Scams
    ISBN: 9780956792686
    Title: Science Tales Lies, Hoaxes & Scams
    Author: CUNNINGHAM DARRYL

    A graphic milestone of investigative reporting, Science Tales takes on controversies surrounding climate change, electro-convulsive therapy, the moon landing, the MMR vaccine, homeopathy, chiropractic, evolution and science denialism. Thouroughly researched and sourced, Cunningham's clear narrative, graphic lines and photographic illustration explain complicated and controversial issues with deceptive ease and wit. Science Tales decodes the myths and lies that have shaped some of the most fiercely-debated issues of the past fifty years.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Science Year by Year
    Science Year by Year
    ISBN: 9781409316138
    Title: Science Year by Year
    Author: KINDERSLEY DORLING

    Ultimate guide to the discoveries that changed the worldFrom the discovery of the wheel to the worldwide web our thirst for innovation is what makes us human. Science Year by Year takes a fascinating look at our heritage of invention and explores how science has shaped the past and how it may shape the future.Science Year by Year has a new discovery for everyone in the family, with global coverage of all major scientific advances. Groundbreaking thinkers such as Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin are covered, with their discoveries clearly explained and situated in scientific history with illustrated timelines. Revolutionary innovations such as measuring time, gears and plastics are detailed alongside scientific artefacts such as navigation tools and flying machines.Science Year by Year is perfect for anyone interested in invention and innovation with exciting discoveries to be made by all.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Science... for Her!
    Science... for Her!
    ISBN: 9781476757889
    Title: Science... for Her!
    Author: AMRAM MEGAN

    Megan Amram, one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment,” Rolling Stone’s “25 Funniest People on Twitter,” and a writer for NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation, delivers a politically, scientifically, and anatomically incorrect “textbook” that will have women screaming with laughter, and men dying to know what the noise is about.

    In the vein of faux expert books by John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris, Science…for Her! is ostensibly a book of science written by a denizen of women’s magazines. Comedy writer and Twitter sensation Megan Amram showcases her fiendish wit with a pitch-perfect attack on everything from those insanely perky tips for self-improvement to our bizarre shopaholic dating culture to the socially mandated pursuit of mind-blowing sex to the cringe-worthy secret codes of food and body issues.

    Part hilarious farce, part biting gender commentary, Amram blends Cosmo and science to highlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing lines that leave nothing and no one unscathed. Subjects include: this Spring’s ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!!!

    Be prepared to laugh about anything in this outrageous satirical gem.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Science: a Four Thousand Year History
    Science: a Four Thousand Year History
    ISBN: 9780199580279
    Title: Science: a Four Thousand Year History
    Author: FARA PATRICIA

    A history of science that ranges from the astronomers of ancient Babylon to today's geneticists and particle physicists with a focus on how science has been guided and controlled by social and political factors.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Science: a History in 100 Experiments
    Science: a History in 100 Experiments
    ISBN: 9780008145606
    Title: Science: a History in 100 Experiments
    Author: GRIBBIN MARY & GRIBBIN JOHN


    A history of science distilled into 100 notable experiments âe" epic moments that have fuelled our understanding of Earth and the Universe beyond.


    The history of science is a fascinating and long one, covering thousands of years of history. The development of scientific experiments involves some of the most enlightened cultures in history, as well as some great scientists, philosophers and theologians. As the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman said, âe~If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrongâe(tm), the simplest summary of what science is all about. And science is nothing without experiments.


    Everything in the scientific world view is based on experiment, including observations of phenomena predicted by theories and hypotheses, such as the bending of light as it goes past the Sun. From the discovery of microscopic worlds to weighing the Earth, from making electricity to the accelerating Universe and gravitational waves, this stunning book by renowned science writers John and Mary Gribbin tells the fascinating history of science through the stories of 100 groundbreaking experiments.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Science: Definitive Visual Guide
    Science: Definitive Visual Guide
    ISBN: 9780241240472
    Title: Science: Definitive Visual Guide
    Author: HART-DAVIS ADAM

    "Delve into the history of science and the discoveries that changed the world with Science. This brand new edition is fully up-to-date, and covers everything from ancient Greek geometry to quantum physics, IVF, and global warming. Using lavish illustrations and key scientific moments, Science takes you on a journey through the history of science, picking out every event, invention, experiment, theory, and individual that you need to know. From the dawn of science to the information age, Science biographies major players in the history of science, including Galileo Galilei, Michael Faraday, Marie Curie, and Alan Turing. Follow the story of science into the future and understand the significance of of every discovery and it's place in scientific thought. Perfect for anyone looking to embark on a journey of discovery and suitable for the whole family, Science is the definitive guide to our remarkable history of information."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Sciencia Mathematics Physics Chemistry Biology & Astronomy for All
    Sciencia Mathematics Physics Chemistry Biology & Astronomy for All
    ISBN: 9780802778994
    Title: Sciencia Mathematics Physics Chemistry Biology & Astronomy for All
    Author: POLSTER BURKARD ET AL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Scientific American Mind: Special Report: Pain: New Ways to Find Relief Without Opioids Vol 28 #3 May/june 2017 (24/07/17)
    Scientific American Mind: Special Report: Pain: New Ways to Find Relief Without Opioids Vol 28 #3 May/june 2017 (24/07/17)
    ISBN: 9771048094092
    Title: Scientific American Mind: Special Report: Pain: New Ways to Find Relief Without Opioids Vol 28 #3 May/june 2017 (24/07/17)


    Format: Magazine
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Scientific Babel: The Language of Science
    Scientific Babel: The Language of Science
    ISBN: 9781781251157
    Title: Scientific Babel: The Language of Science
    Author: GORDIN MICHEAL

    Today, the language of science is English. But the dominance of this particular language is a relatively recent phenomenon - and far from a foregone conclusion.In a sweeping history that takes us from antiquity to the modern day, Michael D. Gordin untangles the web of politics, money, personality and international conflict that created the monoglot world of science we now inhabit. Beginning with the rise of Latin, Gordin reveals how we went on to use (and then lose) Dutch, Italian, Swedish and many other languages on the way, and sheds light on just how significant language is in the nationalistic realm of science - just one word mistranslated into German from Russian triggered an inflammatory face-off between the two countries for the credit of having discovered the periodic table. Intelligent, revealing and full of compelling stories, Scientific Babel shows how the world has shaped science just as much as science has transformed the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Scientifica Historica: How the World's Great Science Books Chart the History of Knowledge
    Scientifica Historica: How the World's Great Science Books Chart the History of Knowledge
    ISBN: 9781782408789
    Title: Scientifica Historica: How the World's Great Science Books Chart the History of Knowledge
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Scientifica Historica is a unique, essay-based review of those books that marked the development of science from classical times to the new millennium. The result is a fascinating chronological exploration of human endeavour within the context of society, politics and even the military, where the twists and turns prove it to be a much longer, messier process than we usually think. By recounting the history of science via its key works--those books written by the keenest minds our world has known--this book reflects the physical results of, brilliant thought manifested in titles that literally changed the course of knowledge, sometimes by increments, and sometimes with revolutionary impact.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Search for Earth's Twin
    Search for Earth's Twin
    ISBN: 9781848665859
    Title: Search for Earth's Twin
    Author: CLARK STUART


    In 1995 two Swiss astronomers discovered a planet circling a star other than our Sun. This changed our perception of the Universe forever, proving that Earth and the other celestial bodies in our Solar System are not alone in outer space.


    Now, after a decade of exploration, more than 860 planets have been discovered, many of which are completely unlike anything else we know. Some are blacker than coal; some are bathed in molten lava; others are perpetually scoured by hurricane-force winds; some have not one sun but two that rise in the morning, and others are perpetually drowned in global oceans.


    But as well as strange, inhabitable lands, there is familiarity too. Some of these alien worlds are strikingly similar to planets in our Solar System. Astronomers now know of planets just like Jupiter, Neptune, Mars and Mercury orbiting stars similar to our Sun, both nearby and deep into space.


    Authoritatively written and fully up to date on this fast-moving area of science, The Search for the Earth's Twin will take you on a journey through the cosmos via frozen wastelands, slow-moving globes and fiery volcanic bodies, to planets that can - and just might - sustain complex life. The prospect of discovering the Earth's twin is now tantalisingly close.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Search for the Earth's Twin: Extra-solar Planets & Strange New Worlds
    Search for the Earth's Twin: Extra-solar Planets & Strange New Worlds
    ISBN: 9781848665828
    Title: Search for the Earth's Twin: Extra-solar Planets & Strange New Worlds
    Author: CLARK STUART


    In 1995 two Swiss astronomers discovered a planet circling a star other than our Sun. This changed our perception of the Universe forever, proving that Earth and the other celestial bodies in our Solar System are not alone in outer space.


    Now, after two decades of exploration, more than 860 planets have been discovered, many of which are completely unlike anything else we know. Some are blacker than coal; some are bathed in molten lava; others are perpetually scoured by hurricane-force winds; some have not one sun but two that rise in the morning, and others are perpetually drowned in global oceans.


    But as well as strange, uninhabitable lands, there is familiarity too. Some of these alien worlds are strikingly similar to planets in our Solar System. Astronomers now know of planets just like Jupiter, Neptune, Mars and Mercury orbiting stars similar to our Sun, both nearby and deep into space.


    Authoritatively written and fully up to date on this fast-moving area of science, The Search for the Earth's Twin will take you on a journey through the cosmos via frozen wastelands, slow-moving globes and fiery volcanic bodies, to planets that can - and just might - sustain complex life. The prospect of discovering the Earth's twin is now tantalisingly close.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Secret Anarchy of Science
    Secret Anarchy of Science
    ISBN: 9781846684067
    Title: Secret Anarchy of Science
    Author: BROOKS MICHAEL

    For more than a century, science has cultivated a sober public image for itself. But the truth is very different: many of our most successful scientists have more in common with libertines than librarians. This thrilling exploration of some of the greatest breakthroughs in science reveals the extreme lengths some scientists go to in order to make their theories public. Inspiration can come from the most unorthodox of places: Nobel laureates sometimes get their ideas through drugs, dreams and hallucinations. Science is a highly competitive and ruthless discipline, and only its most determined and passionate practitioners make headlines - and history. That's why fraud, suppressing evidence and unethical or reckless PR games are sometimes necessary to bring the best and most brilliant discoveries to the world's attention. In science, anything goes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • See Inside Your Body
    See Inside Your Body
    ISBN: 9780746070055
    Title: See Inside Your Body
    Author: DAYNES KATIE

    Follow your food as it travels through your body. Take a deep breath and explore your lungs. Let your mind boggle at what your brain can do. This exciting book, packed with lively illustrations and fascinating flaps, is bursting to reveal your body's amazing secrets.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Seeing Further: the Story of Science & the Royal Society
    Seeing Further: the Story of Science & the Royal Society
    ISBN: 9780007302574
    Title: Seeing Further: the Story of Science & the Royal Society
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, and with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, David Attenborough, Martin Rees and Richard Fortey amongst others, this is a remarkable volume celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. Since its inception in 1660, the Royal Society has pioneered scientific discovery and exploration. The oldest scientific academy in existence, its backbone is its Fellowship of the most eminent scientists in history including Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Today, its Fellows are the most influential men and women in science, many of whom have contributed to this ground-breaking volume alongside some of the world ""s most celebrated novelists, essayists and historians. Published to mark its 350th anniversary, this highly illustrated book celebrates the Royal Society's vast achievements in its illustrious past as well as its huge contribution to the development of modern science. With unrestricted access to the Society's archives and photographs, 'On the Shoulders of Giants' shows that the history of scientific endeavour and discovery is a continuous thread running through the history of the world and of society - and is one that continues to shape the world we live in today. As we approach the Society ""s 350th anniversary in 2010, we have an opportunity to build on the work of these great scientists. The discovery of the electron, the splitting of the atom, the computer, the double helix and the world wide web were all the works of fellows of the Society. "" David Attenborough

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Seeing Further: The Story of Science & the Royal Society
    Seeing Further: The Story of Science & the Royal Society
    ISBN: 9780008301620
    Title: Seeing Further: The Story of Science & the Royal Society
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, and with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, David Attenborough, Martin Rees and Richard Fortey amongst others, this is a remarkable volume celebrating the rich history of the Royal Society. Since its inception in 1660, the Royal Society has pioneered scientific discovery and exploration. The oldest scientific academy in existence, its backbone is its Fellowship of the most eminent scientists in history including Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Today, its Fellows are the most influential men and women in science, many of whom have contributed to this ground-breaking volume alongside some of the world's most celebrated novelists, essayists and historians. This book celebrates the Royal Society's vast achievements in its illustrious past as well as its huge contribution to the development of modern science. With unrestricted access to the Society's archives and photographs, Seeing Further shows that the history of scientific endeavour and discovery is a continuous thread running through the history of the world and of society - and is one that continues to shape the world we live in today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Seeing Science
    Seeing Science
    ISBN: 9781597114479
    Title: Seeing Science
    Author: HEIFERMAN MARVIN

    Seeing Science offers an insightful and reader-friendly collection of essays and pictures about photography's role in visualizing science and building human knowledge--from micro to macro levels and everything in between.

    Photography and science have long been intertwined, helping to shape the way we look at the world. Scientists use photography as a way to gather information, explore, and learn, but just as important, photography is also used to promote scientific advances and has long served as an interface between the sciences and the public. Our understanding of outer space depends on images sent to Earth from the Hubble Space Telescope, just as our understanding of our own bodies depends on X-rays. Images make visible what lies beyond human perception.

    Science is less an edifice of facts than a process of discovery and inquiry. In this way, it is not dissimilar to art; artists have engaged with some of the same scientific principles, using photography to imagine the world differently and present us with new experiences and ways of seeing. This volume presents both perspectives exploring how science is made perceptible, featuring over three hundred images and sixty short texts. Together they engage readers in a timely exploration of the extent to which our knowledge is formed and transformed through our interactions with photographic imagery.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Self Sufficiency Natural Remedies
    Self Sufficiency Natural Remedies
    ISBN: 9781847737731
    Title: Self Sufficiency Natural Remedies
    Author: CORKHILL MELISSA

    A collection of home-made remedies which include natural ways to ease non-serious illnesses, aches and pains from teething to tantrums for the young ones through tummy aches and exam stress for school children on to headaches, back aches and colds for adults. The ailments are divided by type (e.g. respiratory, digestive, emotional etc.) and the natural remedies include all popular alternative health methods including herbal medicine, reflexology, massage, homeopathy and flower essences.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Self Sufficiency on a Shoestring
    Self Sufficiency on a Shoestring
    ISBN: 9781440318757
    Title: Self Sufficiency on a Shoestring
    Author: BRIDGEWATER ALAN & BRIDGEWATER GILL

    Living in harmony with the land and seasons is increasingly essential. This planet's resources are rapidly being diminished by demands put upon them, and therefore to develop an environmentally-friendly lifestyle is beneficial, personally as well as for the wider world. It also results in less stress and a better way of thinking, living, and existing with friends, neighbors, and family members.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Serengeti Rules: the Quest to Discover How Life Works & Why It Matters
    Serengeti Rules: the Quest to Discover How Life Works & Why It Matters
    ISBN: 9780691167428
    Title: Serengeti Rules: the Quest to Discover How Life Works & Why It Matters
    Author: CARROLL SEAN B.

    How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? In "The Serengeti Rules," award-winning biologist and author Sean Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers to such simple yet profoundly important questions, and shows how their discoveries matter for our health and the health of the planet we depend upon.

    One of the most important revelations about the natural world is that everything is regulated--there are rules that regulate the amount of every molecule in our bodies and rules that govern the numbers of every animal and plant in the wild. And the most surprising revelation about the rules that regulate life at such different scales is that they are remarkably similar--there is a common underlying logic of life. Carroll recounts how our deep knowledge of the rules and logic of the human body has spurred the advent of revolutionary life-saving medicines, and makes the compelling case that it is now time to use the Serengeti Rules to heal our ailing planet.

    A bold and inspiring synthesis by one of our most accomplished biologists and gifted storytellers, "The Serengeti Rules" is the first book to illuminate how life works at vastly different scales. Read it and you will never look at the world the same way again.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00

    $62.00
  • Serpent's Promise: the Bible as Science
    Serpent's Promise: the Bible as Science
    ISBN: 9781408702864
    Title: Serpent's Promise: the Bible as Science
    Author: JONES STEVE

    Britain's favourite geneticist, Steve Jones, updates the Bible from the point of view of modern science. The Bible was the first scientific textbook of all; and it got some things right (and plenty more wrong). Steve Jones' new book rewrites it in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a single couple, a real-life Adam and Eve? Was the Bible's great flood really a memory of the end of the Ice Age? Will we ever get back to Methuselah given that British life expectancy is still rising by six hours a day, every day? Many people deny the power of faith, many more the power of science. In this ground-breaking work, geneticist Steve Jones explores their shared mysteries - from the origins of life and humankind to sex, age, death and the end of the universe. He steps aside from the noisy debate between believers and unbelievers to show how the same questions preoccupy us today as in biblical times - and that science offers many of the answers. Erudite and accessible, The Serpent's Promise is a witty and thoughtful account of the ability and the limits of science to tell us what we are.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Serpent's Promise: the Bible Retold as Science
    Serpent's Promise: the Bible Retold as Science
    ISBN: 9780349123486
    Title: Serpent's Promise: the Bible Retold as Science
    Author: JONES STEVE


    The Bible was the first scientific textbook of all; and it got some things right (and plenty more wrong). Steve Jones' new book rewrites it in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a single couple, a real-life Adam and Eve? Was the Bible's great flood really a memory of the end of the Ice Age? Will we ever get back to Methuselah given that British life expectancy is still rising by six hours a day, every day?


    Many people deny the power of faith, many more the power of science. In this ground-breaking work, geneticist Steve Jones explores their shared mysteries - from the origins of life and humankind to sex, age, death and the end of the universe. He steps aside from the noisy debate between believers and unbelievers to show how the same questions preoccupy us today as in biblical times - and that science offers many of the answers.


    Erudite and accessible, The Serpent's Promise is a witty and thoughtful account of the ability and the limits of science to tell us what we are.



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  • Serving the Reich the Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler
    Serving the Reich the Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler
    ISBN: 9780099581642
    Title: Serving the Reich the Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler
    Author: BALL PHILIP

    Serving the Reich tells the story of physics under Hitler. While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any 'Jewish ideas', many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime. Among them were three world-renowned physicists: Max Planck, pioneer of quantum theory, regarded it as his moral duty to carry on under the regime. Peter Debye, a Dutch physicist, rose to run the Reich's most important research institute before leaving for the United States in 1940. Werner Heisenberg, discovered the Uncertainty Principle, and became the leading figure in Germany's race for the atomic bomb. After the war most scientists in Germany maintained they had been apolitical or even resisted the regime: Debye claimed that he had gone to America to escape Nazi interference in his research; Heisenberg and others argued that they had deliberately delayed production of the atomic bomb. Mixing history, science and biography, Serving the Reich is a gripping exploration of moral choices under a totalitarian regime. Here are human dilemmas, failures to take responsibility, three lives caught between the idealistic goals of science and a tyrannical ideology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Serving the Reich: the Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler
    Serving the Reich: the Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler
    ISBN: 9781847922489
    Title: Serving the Reich: the Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler
    Author: BALL PHILIP


    Three lives caught between the idealistic goals of science and a tyrannical ideology.


    Serving the Reich follows three renowned physicists working under Hitler as Nazi scientists attempted to create 'German Physics' - an Aryan science that excluded any 'Jewish ideas', in particular Einstein's Theory of Relativity:


    Max Planck, pioneer of quantum theory, regarded it as his moral duty to carry on under the regime.


    Peter Debye, a Dutch physicist, rose to run the Reich's most important research institute before leaving for the United States in 1940.


    Werner Heisenberg, the discoverer of the Uncertainty Principle, became the leading figure in Germany's race for the atomic bomb.


    Yet after the war most German scientists maintained they had been apolitical or even resisted the regime: Debye claimed that he had gone to America to warn the world about Germany's nuclear research; Heisenberg and others argued that they had deliberately delayed production of the atomic bomb.


    Mixing history, science and biography, Serving the Reich is a gripping exploration of moral choices under a totalitarian regime. Here are human dilemmas, failures to take responsibility, three lives caught between the idealistic goals of science and a tyrannical ideology.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Seven Elements that Have Changed the World
    Seven Elements that Have Changed the World
    ISBN: 9780297869894
    Title: Seven Elements that Have Changed the World
    Author: BROWNE JOHN


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Seven Elements that Have Changed the World: Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon
    Seven Elements that Have Changed the World: Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon
    ISBN: 9781780224367
    Title: Seven Elements that Have Changed the World: Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon
    Author: BROWNE JOHN

    Humans have put the Earth's resources to extraordinary use, but not always for the benefit of humankind. SEVEN ELEMENTS vividly describes how iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium and silicon have shaped the world around us - for good and for bad. This book takes you on an adventure of human passion, ingenuity and discovery, but it is a journey that is far from over: we continue to find surprising new uses for each of these seven key elements. Discover how titanium pervades modern consumer society, how natural gas is transforming the global energy sector and how an innovative new form of carbon could be starting a technological revolution. SEVEN ELEMENTS is a unique mix of science, history and politics, interwoven with the author's extensive personal and professional experience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Sex Genes & Rock N Roll How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World
    Sex Genes & Rock N Roll How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781742231600
    Title: Sex Genes & Rock N Roll How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World
    Author: BROOKS ROB

    Evolutionary scientist Rob Brooks argues that the origins of these twenty-first century problems can be found where the ancient forces of evolution collide with modern culture and economics. In Sex, Genes and Rock n Roll Brooks explores a tasting platter of topics, from the frivolous to the tragic falling in love, making music, our obsession with rock n roll, mating, fertility, obesity, consumption, and more illustrating how evolution stands alongside economics, anthropology, psychology and political science in shaping our world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries & the Scientific Imagination
    Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries & the Scientific Imagination
    ISBN: 9780393239515
    Title: Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries & the Scientific Imagination
    Author: APPLEBY JOYCE

    When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with exotic parrots, tropical flowers, and bits of gold. Inspired by the promise of riches, countless seafarers poured out of the Iberian Peninsula and wider Europe in search of spices, treasure, and land. Many returned with strange tales of the New World. Curiosity began to percolate through Europe as the New World's people, animals, and plants ruptured prior assumptions about the biblical description of creation. The Church, long fearful of challenges to its authority, could no longer suppress the mantra "Dare to know!" Noblemen began collecting cabinets of curiosities; soon others went from collecting to examining natural objects with fresh eyes. Observation led to experiments; competing conclusions triggered debates. The foundations for the natural sciences were laid as questions became more multifaceted and answers became more complex. Carl Linneaus developed a classification system and sent students around the globe looking for specimens. Museums, botanical gardens, and philosophical societies turned their attention to nature. National governments undertook explorations of the Pacific. Eminent historian Joyce Appleby vividly recounts the explorers' triumphs and mishaps, including Magellan's violent death in the Philippines; the miserable trek of the "new Argonauts" across the Andes on their mission to determine the true shape of the earth; and how two brilliant scientists, Alexander Humboldt and Charles Darwin, traveled to the Americas for evidence to confirm their hypotheses about the earth and its inhabitants. Drawing on detailed eyewitness accounts, Appleby also tells of the turmoil created in the all societies touched by the explorations. This sweeping, global story imbues the Age of Discovery with fresh meaning, elegantly charting its stimulation of the natural sciences, which ultimately propelled Western Europe toward modernity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Short History of Nearly Everything
    Short History of Nearly Everything
    ISBN: 9780552997041
    Title: Short History of Nearly Everything
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely in his own study at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERTHING is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as how we know what we know. How do we know what is in the centre of the earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out?On his travels through time and space he encounters a splendid collection of astonishingly eccentric, competitive, obsessive and foolish scientists, such as the painfully shy Henry Cavendish, who worked out important conundrums including how much the earth weighed, but failed to report many of his findings. In the company of such extraordinary people, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye- opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Short History of Nearly Everything
    Short History of Nearly Everything
    ISBN: 9781784161859
    Title: Short History of Nearly Everything
    Author: BRYSON BILL


    Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science.


    The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Short History of Nearly Everything Special Illustrated Ed.
    Short History of Nearly Everything Special Illustrated Ed.
    ISBN: 9780307885159
    Title: Short History of Nearly Everything Special Illustrated Ed.
    Author: BRYSON BILL


    Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science.


    The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • Signs of the Gods
    Signs of the Gods
    ISBN: 9780285632707
    Title: Signs of the Gods
    Author: ERICH VON DÄNIKEN


    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Silent Witnesses
    Silent Witnesses
    ISBN: 9780099569244
    Title: Silent Witnesses
    Author: MCCRERY NIGEL

    A crime scene. A murder. A mystery. The most important person on the scene? The forensic scientist. And yet the intricate details of their work remains a mystery to most of us. Silent Witnesses looks at the history of forensic science over the last two centuries, during which time a combination of remarkable intuition, painstaking observation and leaps in scientific knowledge have developed this fascinating branch of detection. Throwing open the casebook, it introduces us to such luminaries as 'The Wizard of Berkeley' Edward Heinrich, who is credited with having solved over 2000 crimes, and Alphonse Bertillon, the French scientist whose guiding principle 'no two individuals share the same characteristics' became the core of identification. Along the way, it takes us to India and Australia, Columbia and China, Russia, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. And it proves that, in order to solve ever more complicated cases, science must always stay one step ahead of the killer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Simple Science of Flight: From Insects to Jumbo Jets
    Simple Science of Flight: From Insects to Jumbo Jets
    ISBN: 9780262513135
    Title: Simple Science of Flight: From Insects to Jumbo Jets
    Author: TENNEKES HENK


    An investigation into how machines and living creatures fly, and of the similarities between butterflies and Boeings, paper airplanes and plovers.


    From the smallest gnat to the largest aircraft, all things that fly obey the same aerodynamic principles. In The Simple Science of Flight, Henk Tennekes investigates just how machines and creatures fly: what size wings they need, how much energy is required for their journeys, how they cross deserts and oceans, how they take off, climb, and soar. Fascinated by the similarities between nature and technology, Tennekes offers an introduction to flight that teaches by association. Swans and Boeings differ in numerous ways, but they follow the same aerodynamic principles. Biological evolution and its technical counterpart exhibit exciting parallels. What makes some airplanes successful and others misfits? Why does the Boeing 747 endure but the Concorde now seem a fluke? Tennekes explains the science of flight through comparisons, examples, equations, and anecdotes. The new edition of this popular book has been thoroughly revised and much expanded. Highlights of the new material include a description of the incredible performance of bar-tailed godwits (7,000 miles nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand), an analysis of the convergence of modern jetliners (from both Boeing and Airbus), a discussion of the metabolization of energy featuring Lance Armstrong, a novel treatment of the aerodynamics of drag and trailing vortices, and an emphasis throughout on evolution, in nature and in engineering. Tennekes draws on new evidence on bird migration, new wind-tunnel studies, and data on new airliners. And his analysis of the relative efficiency of planes, trains, and automobiles is newly relevant. (On a cost-per-seat scale, a 747 is more efficient than a passenger car.)



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
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