• Arguing About Science
    Arguing About Science
    ISBN: 9780415492300
    Title: Arguing About Science
    Author: BIRD ALEXANDER ED & LADYMAN JAMES ED


    Arguing About Scienceis an outstanding, engaging introduction to the essential topics in philosophy of science, edited by two leading experts in the field. This exciting and innovative anthology contains a selection of classic and contemporary readings that examine a broad range of issues, from classic problems such as& scientific reasoning; causation; and scientific realism, & to more recent topics such as science and race; forensic science; and the scientific status of medicine.


    The editors bring together some of the most influential contributions of famous philosophers in the field, including William Whewell, John Stuart Mill, Bertrand Russell, and Karl Popper as well as more recent extracts from philosophers and scientists such as Philip Kitcher, Daniel Dennett, Stephen Jay Gould, Robert Winston, Bas van Fraassen, and Nancy Cartwright. The anthology is organised into ten clear sections:

    • science, non science and pseudo-science
    • race, gender and science
    • are science and religion compatible?
    • scientific reasoning
    • scientific explanation
    • laws and causation
    • science and medicine
    • probability and forensic science
    • risk, uncertainty and science policy
    • scientific realism and anti-realism.

    The articles chosen are clear, interesting, and free from unnecessary jargon. The editors provide lucid introductions to each section in which they provide an overview of the debate, as well as study questions and further reading.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Arguing Science: a Dialogue on the Future of Science & Spirit
    Arguing Science: a Dialogue on the Future of Science & Spirit
    ISBN: 9781939681577
    Title: Arguing Science: a Dialogue on the Future of Science & Spirit
    Author: SHELDRAKE RUPERT & SHERMER MICHAEL

    Two controversial authors debate the nature and methods of science, its dogmas, and its future. Rupert Sheldrake argues that science needs to free itself from materialist dogma while Michael Shermer contends that science, properly conceived, is a materialistic enterprise; for science to look beyond materialist explanations is to betray science and engage in superstition. Issues discussed include: materialism and its role in science, whether belief in God is compatible with a scientific perspective, and parapsychology.

    Michael Shermer is Editor-in-Chief of "Skeptic "magazine and the author of numerous books including "Skeptic."

    Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of ten books including his most recent, "Science Set Free," which challenges scientific dogma.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Art & Craft of Wood: a Practical Guide to Harvesting, Choosing, Reclaiming, Preparing, Crafting, & Building With Raw Wood
    Art & Craft of Wood: a Practical Guide to Harvesting, Choosing, Reclaiming, Preparing, Crafting, & Building With Raw Wood
    ISBN: 9781631592973
    Title: Art & Craft of Wood: a Practical Guide to Harvesting, Choosing, Reclaiming, Preparing, Crafting, & Building With Raw Wood
    Author: KYLER SILAS J & HILDRETH DAVID


    Learn the basics of backyard lumberjacking and woodworking with The Art and Craft of Wood.


    Where people live, trees live. We love our trees and all the great benefits they bring to our lives. They provide shade, beautify our neighborhoods, filter our water, and clean our air, but when they die, we often don't know what to do with them. More and more, that is changing as people have begun to take an interest in reclaiming those trees as lumber. Aimed at the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, The Art and Craft of Wood introduces readers to the world of backyard lumberjacking and the basics of wood craft.


    The Art and Craft of Wood will inspire you to make something of your own through simple, approachable steps that are beautifully photographed and illustrated. As a reader, you will learn how to mill, stack, dry, and flatten your log into useable lumber and create a variety of useful household furnishings.


    The authors, who are also the filmmakers behind the documentary Felled, a film about giving new life to urban trees, have lived the process and share what they learned along the way.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Art of Choosing
    Art of Choosing
    ISBN: 9780349121420
    Title: Art of Choosing
    Author: IYENGAR SHEENA

    Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go?Whether mundane or life-altering, these choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose: Is the desire for choice innate or bound by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Her award-winning research reveals that the answers are surprising and profound. In our world of shifting political and cultural forces, technological revolution, and interconnected commerce, our decisions have far-reaching consequences. Use this book as your companion and guide for the many challenges ahead.'No one asks better questions, or comes up with more intriguing answers' Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Art of Science a Natural History of Ideas
    Art of Science a Natural History of Ideas
    ISBN: 9780330490757
    Title: Art of Science a Natural History of Ideas
    Author: HAMBLYN RICHARD

    Science. Does the word fill you with excitement, or dread, or something in-between?Good science'”and good science writing'”can, and should, be something to get excited about. The extracts contained in this book span centuries and continents, but are unified by their authors' desire to understand, explain and benefit the world in which we live.Good Science is not necessarily a book about great scientific theories, complicated equations, or grand old men (or women) in their laboratories; instead, it's about the places we draw our inspiration from; it's about daily routines and sudden flashes of insight; about dedication, and, sometimes, desperation; and the small moments, questions, quests, clashes, doubts and delights that make us human.From Galileo to Lewis Carroll, from Humphry Davy to Charles Darwin, from Marie Curie to Stephen Jay Gould, from rust to snowflakes, from the first use of the word ""scientist"" to the first computer, from why the sea is salty to Newtonian physics ""for women,"" Good Science is a book about people, rather than scientists per se, and as such, it's a book about politics, passion and poetry. Above all, though, it's a book about the good that science can'”and does'”do.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Art of Science: a Natural History of Ideas
    Art of Science: a Natural History of Ideas
    ISBN: 9780330490764
    Title: Art of Science: a Natural History of Ideas
    Author: HAMBLYN RICHARD


    Science is about discovery, a journey towards knowledge.


    With authors as diverse as Galileo and Lewis Carroll, the extracts featured in this anthology span centuries and continents; they include startling revelations that changed the way we think and tackle more prosaic questions such as why the sea is salty; they consider the natural beauty of the snowflake and the man-made wonder of the first computer. What links them all is a desire to understand, explain and enrich the world, and the ability to communicate this in original, clear and engaging prose.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Asapscience: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, & Unexplained Phenomena
    Asapscience: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, & Unexplained Phenomena
    ISBN: 9781925106589
    Title: Asapscience: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, & Unexplained Phenomena
    Author: MOFFIT MITCHELL & BROWN GREG

    From the creators of the wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE comes a book about the science that people actually want to learn, presented in a quirky and accessible way. And in the spirit of science, no subject is taboo.Why do we get hungover? Which actually came first, the chicken or the egg? Is binge-watching TV bad for you? Now, for the first time, Mitchel Moffit and Greg Brown, the geniuses behind AsapSCIENCE and AsapTHOUGHT, answer these questions by explaining the true science of how things work in this fascinating and hilarious book.Applying the fun, illustrated format of their addictive videos to topics ranging from brain freeze to hiccups to the science of the snooze button, AsapSCIENCE is the book that answers the questions you were too afraid to ask in science class. Whether you're a total science newbie or the next Albert Einstein, this guide is sure to educate and entertain ... ASAP.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Ascent of Gravity
    Ascent of Gravity
    ISBN: 9781474601887
    Title: Ascent of Gravity
    Author: CHOWN MARCUS


    The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year 2017


    'Entertaining and at times mind-boggling guide to the weakest of nature's fundamental forces, which also controls the fate of the universe' Manjit Kumar, The Times


    Gravity is the weakest force in the everyday world yet it is the strongest force in the universe. It was the first force to be recognised and described yet it is the least understood. It is a 'force' that keeps your feet on the ground yet no such force actually exists.


    Gravity, to steal the words of Winston Churchill, is 'a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma'. And penetrating that enigma promises to answer the biggest questions in science: what is space? What is time? What is the universe? And where did it all come from?


    Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the 'force' of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. And, as we stand on the brink of a seismic revolution in our worldview, he brings us up to speed on the greatest challenge ever to confront physics.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Ask an Astronaut
    Ask an Astronaut
    ISBN: 9781780898209
    Title: Ask an Astronaut
    Author: PEAKE TIM


    The new book from astronaut Tim Peake, the number one bestselling author of Hello, is this planet Earth?


    How does it feel to orbit the earth ten times faster than a speeding bullet?
    What's it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space?
    And where to next - the Moon, Mars or beyond?


    Ask an Astronaut is Tim's personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission, and the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth.


    Accessible, in-depth, and written with his characteristic warmth, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of his mission. From training to launch, from his historic spacewalk to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his ground-breaking experiments, and the wonders of day-to-day life on board the International Space Station.


    The public were invited to submit questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection are answered by Tim in the book, which will be accompanied with illustrations, diagrams and never-before-seen photos.


    Tim is pleased to announce that, as with his previous book, royalties received from the book will be donated to The Prince's Trust.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Astounding Science Puzzle Book
    Astounding Science Puzzle Book
    ISBN: 9781849945011
    Title: Astounding Science Puzzle Book
    Author: BROWN MATT


    An engaging and witty puzzle book for science fans all over the world.


    The Astounding Science Puzzle Book features a series of mini quizzes of 10-15 questions on quirky topics, including 'Marvellous maths and peculiar patterns', 'Wonderful wordplay' and 'Wonders and fragilities of the body'. This handsome book makes exploring maths, physics, chemistry and biology exciting and challenging, and is perfect for any quiz lover. The trivia is based on science but also extends to popular culture, history and language - with Nobel Prize winners alongside Elvis Presley, and the moons of Mars alongside Jurassic Park.


    The book is interweaved with puzzles, including witty anagrams, logic puzzles, crosswords, dingbats and other illustrated puzzles. Aspiring code-breakers should keep their eyes peeled for hidden puzzles as well. From the Big Bang to Beatles lyrics - this book is perfect for any trivia lover.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree
    Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree
    ISBN: 9781785783340
    Title: Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree
    Author: SCUDDER JILLIAN

    In this enthralling cosmic journey through space and time, astrophysicist Jillian Scudder locates our home planet within its own 'family tree'. Our parent the Earth and its sibling planets in our solar system formed within the same gas cloud. Without our grandparent the Sun, we would not exist, and the Sun in turn relies on the Milky Way as its home. The Milky Way rests in a larger web of galaxies that traces its origins right back to tiny fluctuations in the very early universe.Following these cosmic connections, we discover the many ties that bind us to our universe. Based around readers' questions from the author's popular blog 'Astroquizzical', the book provides a quirky guide to how things work in the universe and why things are the way they are, from shooting stars on Earth, to black holes, to entire galaxies.For anyone interested in the 'big picture' of how the cosmos functions and how it is all connected, Jillian Scudderis the perfect guide.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life
    At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life
    ISBN: 9781633884052
    Title: At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life
    Author: HARRISON GUY P.

    This primer on essential scientific literacy gives readers the basics to understand themselves and the world around them, plus a glimpse of how much more science has to offer.

    Science tells us a good deal about who we are, where we come from, the nature of the universe, how our brains work, and much, much more. Unfortunately, most people are largely unaware of this treasure trove of information. As a result, we are more prone to do things like aim nuclear weapons at each other, inflate the meaning of cultural differences, lay waste to the land, poison and deplete the oceans, fill the sky with carbon, and generally make poor judgments that cause needless trouble.

    This book seeks to remedy this situation by providing scientific answers to the most basic yet important questions about existence. Following the standard six-question list used by journalists researching a news story, critical-thinking advocate Guy P. Harrison turns to science to answer the who, what, why, when, where and how of life on Earth.

    How old is our planet? Where did it come from and where is it located in the universe? What is everything made of? When did life begin? Who are we as a species and what connections do we share with other life forms? Why is human culture continuously plagued by war, disease, and crime? Harrison not only offers science's best current answers to these crucial questions but shows how all of this information fits together. Going well beyond the simplistic factoids readily available on any smartphone, he reveals the wider implications and deeper meanings inherent in the scientific worldview.

    Both entertaining and informative, this exciting tour of the cosmos and human nature will leave readers with an accurate, up-to-date view of realities small and large, near and far.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
    At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
    ISBN: 9781781251287
    Title: At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
    Author: BROOKS MICHAEL

    The atom. The Big Bang. DNA. Natural selection. All ideas that have revolutionised science - and that were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped: here, Michael Brooks, bestselling author of 13 Things that Don't Make Sense, investigates the new wave of unexpected insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery. Through eleven radical new insights, Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our history of the universe, through the novel biology behind our will to live, and on to the physiological root of consciousness. Along the way, he examines how the underrepresentation of women in clinical trials means that many of the drugs we use are less effective on women than men and more likely to have adverse effects, explores how merging humans with other species might provide a solution to the shortage of organ donors, and finds out if there is such a thing as the will to live. When we think about science, we often think of iron-clad facts. But today more than ever, our unshakeable truths have been shaken apart.As Michael Brooks reveals, the best science is about open-mindedness, imagination and a love of mind-boggling adventures at the edge of uncertainty.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Atom: The Building Block of Everything
    Atom: The Building Block of Everything
    ISBN: 9781782405566
    Title: Atom: The Building Block of Everything
    Author: CHALLONER JACK

    Until now, popular science has relegated the atom to a supporting role in& defining the different chemical elements of the periodic table. This bold new& title places its subject& center stage, shining the spotlight directly onto& the structure and properties of this tiniest amount of anything it is possible& to identify. The book covers a huge range of topics,& including the& development of scientific thinking about the atom, the basic structure of the& atom, how the interactions between atoms account for the familiar properties& of& everyday materials; the power and mystery of the atomic nucleus, and& what the mysterious quantum realm of subatomic particles and their interactions& can tell us about the& very nature of reality. Sparkling text banishes an& outdated world of dull chemistry, as it brightly introduces the reader to what& everything is made of and how it all works, on the& most fundamental level.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • Backyard Beekeeping 2ed
    Backyard Beekeeping 2ed
    ISBN: 9781921719196
    Title: Backyard Beekeeping 2ed
    Author: SMITHERS COURTENAY

    There is room for a hive of bees in many a suburban garden and there is always something special about eating honey from your own hives. This revised second edition of Backyard Beekeeping is written especially for those who would like to experience that healthy pleasure. It is a comprehensive reference for all wishing to keep healthy bees and produce delicious honey. It provides essential information on the bees life cycle, the basic equipment required for beekeeping, where to position hives, and obtain a bee colony, how to care for a colony and increase its size, the harvesting of honey and wax, how to move hives, swarm control and the nectar and pollen flowers that attract bees to Australian and New Zealand gardens.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Bad Ideas?: an Arresting History of Our Inventions
    Bad Ideas?: an Arresting History of Our Inventions
    ISBN: 9780553819557
    Title: Bad Ideas?: an Arresting History of Our Inventions
    Author: WINSTON ROBERT

    In this relevant, timely book a leading scientist asks, are scientific advances a curse or a blessing? Professor Winston argues that contained within each of our finest inventions is the potential for great harm.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    ISBN: 9780007284870
    Title: Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    Author: GOLDACRE BEN


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


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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous Fun & Frugal Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of
    Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous Fun & Frugal Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of
    ISBN: 9780916773410
    Title: Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous Fun & Frugal Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of
    Author: LANSKY VICKI

    This 7" x 6," 120 page book is fully indexed. Learn how baking soda was developed into a consumer product, how it works, and more importantly how to use it in an amazing number of ways. In fifteen different catagories, ranging from cooking and cleaning to hygience and home remedies, you'll find ideas you never thought of. Baking soda can be used for cooking, laundry, gardening, skin solutions, kitchen clean up, dental care, caring for kids, crafts and hobbies, bathroom clean up, grooming, pet problems, cars, and camping to name a few.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Bee in a Cathedral & 99 Other Scientific Analogies
    Bee in a Cathedral & 99 Other Scientific Analogies
    ISBN: 9781742376493
    Title: Bee in a Cathedral & 99 Other Scientific Analogies
    Author: LEVY JOEL

    Prepare to be amazed and educated! A BEE IN A CATHEDRAL explains basic scientific truths and principles using the power of analogy. Using classic comparisons (including 'bee in the cathedral' which dramatically conveys the size of the atomic nucleus in relation to the atom as a whole) you will learn: How whirlpools and hurricanes help us understand the formation of galaxies; How DNA chains act just like a zipper; How much blood is produced by a body each day. Written in a plain, entertaining style A BEE IN A CATHEDRAL will appeal to anyone with a thirst for knowledge and an appreciation for science. The aim of the book is to convey basic principles of science in new and exciting ways, describing the unbelievably massive, the inconceivably tiny, and the unfathomably complex in terms that we can all understand, and comparing them to everyday objects and experiences with which we are much more familiar.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Before Galileo: the Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe
    Before Galileo: the Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe
    ISBN: 9780715645369
    Title: Before Galileo: the Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe
    Author: FREELY JOHN

    The birth of modern science in medieval Europe. Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church that sparked the Scientific Revolution and led to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the discoveries for which Galileo and Newton are often credited. In Before Galileo, John Freely investigates the pioneering research of the first European scientists, many of them monks whose influence ranged far beyond the walls of the monasteries where they studied and wrote.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World
    Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World
    ISBN: 9780140278163
    Title: Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World
    Author: DEUTSCH DAVID

    Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year.

    A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers.

    Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve.

    In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World
    Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World
    ISBN: 9780143121350
    Title: Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World
    Author: DEUTCH DAVID

    Selected by "The New York Times Book Review" as a Notable Book of the Year A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers.
    Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that "explanations" have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve.
    In his previous book, "The Fabric of Reality," Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, "The Beginning of Infinity" is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best & Worst
    Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best & Worst
    ISBN: 9781594205071
    Title: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best & Worst
    Author: SAPOLSKY ROBERT M

    A professor of biology and neurology at Stanford reveals what makes humans do the things they do, delving into environmental stimuli, things that trigger the nervous system, hormonal responses and how they work in conjunction with evolutionary and cultural factors.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $64.00
    $64.00
  • Best American Science & Nature Writing 2018
    Best American Science & Nature Writing 2018
    ISBN: 9781328987808
    Title: Best American Science & Nature Writing 2018
    Author: KEAN SAM & FOLGER TIM (EDS)

    Best-selling author of The Disappearing Spoon, The Violinist's Thumb, and more, Sam Kean, selects the year's top science and nature writing, looking for writers who balance research with humanity and in the process uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • 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
  • Big Book of Maker Skills Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects
    Big Book of Maker Skills Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects
    ISBN: 9781616287269
    Title: Big Book of Maker Skills Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects
    Author: HACKETT CHRIS & POPULAR SCIENCE MAGAZINE STAFF

    Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level-from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel's Stuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the toolbox of yore-and a foray into the technologies of the future.

    HAND TOOLS
    A classic is a classic for a reason. Learn to build your own metal forge, screen-print whatever you want, swing a hammer better than your ancestors, and repurpose what Hackett calls "obtainium"-but what others might call trash-into your own mad-scientist creations.
    POWER TOOLS
    Discover the supreme joy that is angle-grinding, rig your own welding machine out of a junked car battery or three, and meet and master a whole host of electronic gadgets-LEDs, piezo buzzers, solar panels, and more.
    ROBOTS & BEYOND
    When it comes to making, there's a whole new skillset in town. Get started with CNC milling, laser-cutting, programming microcontrollers, and 3D printing in a chapter that's all about building what's next.
    MUCH MORE
    Setting up a hackerspace, drones and space exploration tools, circuitry basics, sourcing and crowdsourcing and biotechnology- just to name a few more. You name it; it's probably in this book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Big Picture: on the Origins of Life, Meaning, & the Universe Itself
    Big Picture: on the Origins of Life, Meaning, & the Universe Itself
    ISBN: 9781780746067
    Title: Big Picture: on the Origins of Life, Meaning, & the Universe Itself
    Author: CARROLL SEAN

    *INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
    "Vivid... impressive... splendidly informative." "TheNew York Times""
    ""Suceeds spectacularly."" Science
    ""A tour de force." " Salon.com
    "
    Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void?Does human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview?
    In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level--and then how each connects to the other. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique.
    Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.
    "The Big Picture "is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for years to come."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, & the Universe Itself
    Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, & the Universe Itself
    ISBN: 9781101984253
    Title: Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, & the Universe Itself
    Author: CARROLL SEAN

    *INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
    "Vivid . . . impressive. . . . Splendidly informative." TheNew York Times
    "
    Suceeds spectacularly." Science
    "A tour de force." Salon

    Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void?Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview?
    In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level and then how each connects to the other. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique.
    Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.
    The Big Picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for years to come.
    From the Hardcover edition."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Billions & Billions Thoughts on Life & Death at the Brink of the Millennium
    Billions & Billions Thoughts on Life & Death at the Brink of the Millennium
    ISBN: 9780345379184
    Title: Billions & Billions Thoughts on Life & Death at the Brink of the Millennium
    Author: SAGAN CARL

    In this book, his last, Carl Sagan shows once again his extraordinary ability to interpret the mysteries of life and the majesty of the universe for the general reader. In Billions and Billions Sagan applies what we know about science, mathematics, and space to everyday life as well as to the exploration of many essential questions concerning the environment and our future. Ranging far and wide in subject matter, he takes his readers on a soaring journey, from the invention of chess to the possibility of life on Mars, from Monday Night Football to the relationship between the United States and Russia, from global warming to the abortion debate. And, on a more intimate note, we are given a rare glimpse of the author himself as he movingly describes his valiant fight for his life, his love for his family, and his personal beliefs about death and God.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Binge
    Binge
    ISBN: 9781471145131
    Title: Binge
    Author: OAKLEY TYLER

    Pop culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley brings you his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays written in the voice that's earned him more than twenty-one million followers across social media.

    For someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the Internet, Tyler Oakley has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: he experienced a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; he had a fashion stand-off with the White House Secret Service; he crashed a car in front of his entire high school in an Arby's uniform; he projectile vomited while bartering with a grandmother. With millions of fans clamoring for more Tyler Oakley, he delivers his best untold, hilariously side-splitting moments with trademark flair in Binge.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity
    Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity
    ISBN: 9780500516270
    Title: Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity
    Author: MYERS WILLIM & ANTONELLI

    Designers and artists have always looked to nature for inspiration and materials, but only recently have they been able to alter and incorporate living organisms in their work. In a world with finite resources and a growing population, design that mimics or appropriates the sustainable template of nature is likely to prove as vital as it is novel. Bio Design examines some seventy projects (concepts, prototypes and completed designs) that cover the fields of architecture, industrial processes, education, fine art, material engineering and bioengineering. Each project is illustrated by a short text, images and captions that combine to explain the problems the venture tackles, and how living materials and processes were harnessed to solve them in sustainable and aesthetically pleasing ways. Many of the solutions also provoke thought about manipulating life for human ends. From bacteria that can spin microfibrils of pure cellulose for use in the clothing industry to pigeons that fed special bacteria excrete harmless detergent instead of faeces, and from lamps that require blood to function to genetically hacked plants with human DNA biological design is science future here and now.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $72.00
    $72.00
  • 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
  • Biochemistry for Dummies
    Biochemistry for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781118021743
    Title: Biochemistry for Dummies
    Author: MOORE JOHN T. & LANGLEY RICHARD H.

    Grasp biochemistry basics, apply the science, and ace yourexams
    Are you baffled by biochemistry? If so here's the good news ?you don't have to stay that way Biochemistry For Dummiesshows you how to get a handle on biochemistry, apply the science, raise your grades, and prepare yourself to ace any standardizedtest.


    This friendly, unintimidating guide presents an overview of thematerial covered in a typical college-level biochemistry course andmakes the subject easy to understand and accessible to everyone.From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids, proteins, and supramolecular structure, you'll identify biochemicalstructures and reactions, and send your grades soaring.

    • Newest biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and scientificdiscoveries
    • Updated examples and explanations
    • Incorporates the most current teaching techniques

    From water biochemistry to protein synthesis, BiochemistryFor Dummies gives you the vital information, clearexplanations, and important insights you need to increase yourunderstanding and improve your performance on any biochemistrytest.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Biology: Life as We Know It!
    Biology: Life as We Know It!
    ISBN: 9780753462539
    Title: Biology: Life as We Know It!
    Author: BASHER SIMON


    Basher Science: Biology, Life As We Know It created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:


    Nature's building blocks have never been more sociable than in this newest offering from the creators of The Periodic Table and Physics. From cells to DNA, from viruses to mammals, from chlorophyll to flowers and fruit, and including the human body's parts and systems, Biology is a single volume BIO101 course. Distinctive characters, a creative pallette, and straight- forward text make it all clear--and fun



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Birth of the Pill: How Four Pioneers Reinvented Sex & Launched a Revolution
    Birth of the Pill: How Four Pioneers Reinvented Sex & Launched a Revolution
    ISBN: 9781447234814
    Title: Birth of the Pill: How Four Pioneers Reinvented Sex & Launched a Revolution
    Author: EIG JONATHAN

    In the winter of 1950, Margaret Sanger, then seventy-one, and who had campaigned for women's right to control their own fertility for five decades, arrived at a Park Avenue apartment building. She had come to meet a visionary scientist with a dubious reputation more than twenty years her junior. His name was Gregory Pincus. In The Birth of the Pill, Jonathan Eig tells the extraordinary story of how, prompted by Sanger, and then funded by the wealthy widow and philanthropist Katharine McCormick, Pincus invented a drug that would stop women ovulating. With the support of John Rock, a charismatic and, crucially, Catholic doctor from Boston, who battled his own church in the effort to win public approval for the controversial new drug, he succeeded. Together, these four determined men and women changed the world.Spanning the years from Sanger's heady Greenwich Village days in the early twentieth century to trial tests in Puerto Rico in the 1950s to the cusp of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, this is a grand story of radical feminism, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, The Birth of the Pillis a gripping account of a remarkable cultural, social and scientific journey

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Black Hole Blues & Other Songs from Outer Space
    Black Hole Blues & Other Songs from Outer Space
    ISBN: 9781847924193
    Title: Black Hole Blues & Other Songs from Outer Space
    Author: LEVIN JANNA


    The full inside story of the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO, one of the most ambitious feats in scientific history.


    Travel around the world 100 billion times. A strong gravitational wave will briefly change that distance by less than the thickness of a human hair. We have perhaps less than a few tenths of a second to perform this measurement. And we donâe(tm)t know if this infinitesimal event will come next month, next year or perhaps in thirty years.


    In 1916 Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves: miniscule ripples in the very fabric of spacetime generated by unfathomably powerful events. If such vibrations could somehow be recorded, we could observe our universe for the first time through sound: the hissing of the Big Bang, the whale-like tunes of collapsing stars, the low tones of merging galaxies, the drumbeat of two black holes collapsing into one. For decades, astrophysicists have searched for a way of doing soâe¦


    In 2016 a team of hundreds of scientists at work on a billion-dollar experiment made history when they announced the first ever detection of a gravitational wave, confirming Einsteinâe(tm)s prediction. This is their story, and the story of the most sensitive scientific instrument ever made: LIGO.


    Based on complete access to LIGO and the scientists who created it, Black Hole Blues provides a firsthand account of this astonishing achievement: a compelling, intimate portrait of cutting-edge science at its most awe-inspiring and ambitious.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Black Hole Blues & Other Songs from Outer Space
    Black Hole Blues & Other Songs from Outer Space
    ISBN: 9780099569589
    Title: Black Hole Blues & Other Songs from Outer Space
    Author: LEVIN JANNA

    "'This is empirical poetry. A fascinating tale of human curiosity beautifully told, and with black holes and lasers too' Robin Ince Travel around the world 100 billion times. A strong gravitational wave will briefly change that distance by less than the thickness of a human hair. We have perhaps less than a few tenths of a second to perform this measurement. And we don't know if this infinitesimal event will come next month, next year or perhaps in thirty years. In 1916 Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves- miniscule ripples in the very fabric of spacetime generated by unfathomably powerful events. If such vibrations could somehow be recorded, we could observe our universe for the first time through sound- the hissing of the Big Bang, the whale-like tunes of collapsing stars, the low tones of merging galaxies, the drumbeat of two black holes collapsing into one. For decades, astrophysicists have searched for a way of doing soa In 2016 a team of hundreds of scientists at work on a billion-dollar experiment made history when they announced the first ever detection of a gravitational wave, confirming Einstein's prediction. This is their story, and the story of the most sensitive scientific instrument ever made- LIGO. Based on complete access to LIGO and the scientists who created it, Black Hole Blues provides a firsthand account of this astonishing achievement- a compelling, intimate portrait of cutting-edge science at its most awe-inspiring and ambitious."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Blind Watchmaker
    Blind Watchmaker
    ISBN: 9780141026169
    Title: Blind Watchmaker
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. A brilliant and controversial book which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind yet essentially non-random process discovered by Darwin - is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do we exist?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Blood the Stuff of Life
    Blood the Stuff of Life
    ISBN: 9781742234137
    Title: Blood the Stuff of Life
    Author: HILL LAWRENCE


    Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013.


    In this year's CBC Massey Lectures, bestselling author Lawrence Hill offers a provocative examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and on the ways that it unites and divides us today.


    Blood runs red through every person's arteries and fulfills the same functions in every human being. The study of blood has advanced our understanding of biology and improved medical treatments, but its cultural and social representations have divided us perennially. Blood pulses through religion, literature, and the visual arts. Every time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human beings together and what pulls us apart. For centuries, perceptions of difference in our blood have separated people on the basis of gender, race, class, and nation. Ideas about blood purity have spawned rules about who gets to belong to a family or cultural group, who enjoys the rights of citizenship and nationality, what privileges one can expect to be granted or denied, whether you inherit poverty or the right to rule over the masses, what constitutes fair play in sport, and what defines a person's identity.


    Blood: The Stuff of Life is a bold meditation on blood as an historical and contemporary marker of identity, belonging, gender, race, class, citizenship, athletic superiority, and nationhood.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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