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Books of the Month
Thing Explainer Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
December 2015 Book of the Month. Remarkably clear, simple, occasionally funny explanations and diagrams about 55 complicated things. With fabulous blueprints, some...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/11/2015
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Neurotribes The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently
Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015. A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
Adventures in the Anthropocene A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made
Winner of The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyondanything it has experienced in its 4.5 billion-year history - we have become a force on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Chance The Science and Secrets of Luck, Randomness and Probability
Jeremy Webb, Michael Brooks
In Chance, a (not entirely) random selection of the New Scientist's sharpest minds provide fascinating insights into luck, randomness, risk and probability. From the secrets of coincidence to placing the perfect bet, the science of random number generation to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
They Laughed at Galileo
A fascinating look at the inventions developed by visionaries who dreamt of the seemingly impossible, but who were opposed by an array of experts publicly declaring that 'It cannot be done.' Well, yes it could ... And here's the story...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
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Life, the Universe & Everything
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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