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This Month's Featured Books

Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science
Zoe Cormier
Exuberantly curious and shamelessly exuberant, Guerilla Science's Zoe Cormier reinvents popular science for a new generation by breaking all the rules. Let's rock.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
     
The Reason for Flowers Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
Stephen L. Buchmann
Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. An engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Mindware Tools for Smart Thinking
Richard Nisbett
This is an enlightening and practical guide to the most powerful tools of reasoning ever developed, by one of the world's most renowned psychologists. Shows how to reframe common problems - whether professional, business, or personal. This book presents ideas...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2015
     
Genius
Jack Challoner
Gives readers an insight into the minds and lives of some of the great men and women who have helped shape the modern world. This book transports the reader back in time to share the excitement and inspiration of some...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
Four Ways to Click Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships
Amy Banks
Do you find it difficult to 'click' with colleagues, neighbours, in-laws, or romantic partners? How to use your brain to create strong relationships at home, at work and in your social life. This groundbreaking book gives readers the tools they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
     
The Organized Mind Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Daniel J. Levitin
Not waving but drowning in a sea of information overload? Daniel Levitin investigates what the flow of constant information is doing to our poor hunter-gatherer brains. Having given us an analysis of the problems, Daniel Levitin provides some help and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     
The Hidden Pleasures of Life
Theodore Zeldin
Why do so many people lead sad and empty lives, devoid of other people? Our modern way of life has led to more people living alone than ever before. Yet, as Theodore Zeldin shows, the enriching benefits of human company...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/05/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Arrival of the Fittest Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle
Andreas Wagner
Discover the final puzzle piece to complete Darwin's theory of evolution in this landmark book from one of today's most inventive scientists. Meticulously researched, carefully argued, and full of fascinating...
 
 

Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande
For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But...
 
 

How We'll Live on Mars
Stephen Petranek
In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity, and explains in...
 
 

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
Matt Parker
A book that exists in more than one dimension! It’s a book that can be cut-up, drawn in and folded into shapes as Matt Parker engages his readers in a...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


The Homing Instinct The Story and Science of Migration
Bernd Heinrich
The Homing Instinct is an enchanting study of this phenomenon of the natural world, reminding us that to discount our own feelings toward home is to ignore biology itself.
 
 

At the Edge of Uncertainty 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
Michael Brooks
The frontiers of Science, a review of where science may be leading us - the thought I might be a hologram left me feeling rather insubstantial but I grasped the...
 
 

Life's Greatest Secret The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code
Matthew Cobb
Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our...
 
 

The Mysterious World of the Human Genome
Frank Ryan
How could a relatively simple chemical code give rise to the complexity of a human being? How could our human genome have evolved? And how does it actually work? In...
 
 
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