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Popular Science

Popular Science

Big Bangs and God Particles, landers on Comets, Star nurseries at the end of the Universe … and literally everything in between.

Stuff Matters The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World
Mark A. Miodownik
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. Everything is made of something...From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, Stuff Matters reveals the inner workings of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything
Jane Hawking
As the new biopic of Stephen Hawking is set to launch, his first wife, Jane recalls their life together, the diagnosis of his motor-neurone disease, the balance to be struck between her family and full-time care for her husband. An...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/12/2014
     

Inheritance How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes
Sharon Dr. Moalem
A groundbreaking book that will transform how we understand ourselves and our families by revealing that everything we thought we knew about genetics is wrong: * Your genes are not fixed; * the traits you inherit aren't unalterable; * the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
     

The Organized Mind Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Daniel J. Levitin
Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times bestselling book The Organized Mind. The Organized Mind is smart, important, and as always, exquisitely written . (Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, author...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/01/2015
     

The Glass Cage Where Automation is Taking Us
Nicholas Carr
In The Glass Cage, leading commentator on technology and culture Nicholas Carr shows how automation - in the form of decision-making algorithms - now permeates every aspect of our lives and the radical effects this is having on our ability...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2015
     


Life, the Universe & Everything

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Science has never been more popular. You don’t have to understand it to love it. We live in a golden age where we know more about the world and its origins than ever before. Here, some of the biggest questions ever asked find answers, as well as some of the smallest. This is a section bursting from its nucleus with protons of knowledge especially compiled for the lay enthusiast and the curious. Accessible science is no longer the domain of the scientist. We can all have a go at broadening our minds … and what’s more, we can do it from the relative comfort of our favourite chair. Relative comfort, because the chair is merely a mass of vibrating particles on a planet, hurtling through space and time, bending both as it goes in a Universe that may itself just be one of an infinite number of possible universes in an undefinable dimension of matter.

 

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The Naked Scientist: Everyday Life Under the Microscope
Chris Smith
Why use expensive beauty products when you can moisturise with jellyfish? Have you ever suspected pollution was to blame for your children's plummeting IQ? Ready to take a sea change...
 
 
 


Question Everything 132 Science Questions - and Their Unexpected Answers
New Scientist
The latest in the bestselling New Scientist Last Word series All science begins with questions...- Why is the night sky black, even though it's full of stars? - How do...
 
 
 


The Shape of Shit to Come
Alan McArthur, Steve Lowe
What happened to the future we were promised – for good or ill - the personal jet packs and holidays on the moon? For the real future the authors have...
 
 
 


Welcome to Subirdia Sharing Our Neighborhoods With Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife
John M. Marzluff
Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other...
 
 
 

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Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. Mary Roach can never resist going just that bit further, searching out the most arcane information on her chosen subject...
 
 
 


The Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery
George Johnson
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science-writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn...
 
 
 


Human Universe
Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
The nation's favourite scientist looks at the origins of life in our Universe. For somehow the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at...
 
 
 


Serving the Reich The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler
Philip Ball
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. Serving the Reich tells the story of physics under Hitler. While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that...
 
 
 


Seven Elements That Have Changed the World Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon
John Browne
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. Humans have put the Earth's resources to extraordinary use, but not always for the benefit of humankind. SEVEN ELEMENTS vividly...
 
 
 


The Perfect Theory A Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity
Professor Pedro G. Ferreira
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity is possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement in modern physics. Anything that involves gravity,...
 
 
 


The Milk Mutation The Hidden Danger in Our Dairy
Damien McCrystal
The vast bulk of the Western world's milk (A1 milk) comes from cows descended from a genetically mutated 'founder'. The mutation meant that the dominant protein in their milk changed....
 
 
 


P53 The Gene That Cracked the Cancer Code
Sue Armstrong
All of us have lurking in our DNA a most remarkable gene. Its job is straightforward - to protect us from cancer. This gene - known simply as p53 -...
 
 
 


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