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Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari
Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2016
The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe
The Kingdom of Speech
Tom Wolfe
Argues that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, to the controversial work of modern-day...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2016
The Upright Thinkers The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow
The Upright Thinkers The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
Leonard Mlodinow
An inspiring and illuminating story of how we have come to understand the world, from the invention of the very first tools to the mind-bending theories of quantum physics. It guides us through the critical eras and events in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
Eureka! An Infographic Guide to Science by Tom Cabot
Eureka! An Infographic Guide to Science
Tom Cabot
Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the fundamentals of science in groundbreaking visuals, from the Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence. Using vast amounts of information to cross-reference a breadth of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski
Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
A stimulating, detailed, yet remarkably clear book about physics and how to connect to and understand a little more about our world. If you find yourself wondering about the why, the how, the what and when… then this is the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
Science A History in 100 Experiments by Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
Science A History in 100 Experiments
Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
A history of science distilled into 100 notable experiments - epic moments that have fuelled our understanding of Earth and the Universe beyond. From the discovery of microscopic worlds to weighing the Earth, from making electricity to the accelerating Universe...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
Universal A Guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
Universal A Guide to the Cosmos
Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
Physics is about asking questions. But what are good questions? How do we understand the fundamental forces of the Universe and its remarkable uniformity? Science reveals a deeper beauty, connects us to each other, to our world, and to our...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
101 Bets You Will Always Win The Science of the Seemingly Impossible by Professor Richard Wiseman
101 Bets You Will Always Win The Science of the Seemingly Impossible
Professor Richard Wiseman
Using only your body and everyday household objects, 101 Bets You Will Always Win is both a practical guide and illuminating exploration of the fascinating science that underpins these seemingly impossible challenges.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

The Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf

The Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
Andrea Wulf
Winner of the the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Biography & Autobiography Award 2016. Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2015. ...

Secrets of the Seas A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans by Alex Mustard, Callum Roberts

Secrets of the Seas A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans
Alex Mustard, Callum Roberts
A superb visual celebration of life within and beneath the world's seas and oceans. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new...

New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything From the Big Bang to Belly-Button Fluff by New Scientist Instant Expert, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking

New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything From the Big Bang to Belly-Button Fluff
New Scientist Instant Expert, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking
From what actually happened in the Big Bang to the accidental discovery of post-it notes, science is packed with surprising discoveries. Witty essays explore the concepts alongside enlightening infographics that...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Gene An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Gene An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Spanning the globe and several centuries, this is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines...

The Most Perfect Thing Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg by Tim Birkhead

The Most Perfect Thing Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg
Tim Birkhead
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Firmly grounded in science and enriched by a wealth of observation drawn from a lifetime spent studying birds, The Most Perfect...

The Hunt for Vulcan How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe by Thomas Levenson

The Hunt for Vulcan How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe
Thomas Levenson
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. The Hunt for Vulcan is a scientific detective tale at the intersection of theory, measurement, and belief; and a reflection on...

Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant

Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body
Jo Marchant
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. A rigorous, skeptical, ground-breaking look at the new science behind the mind's surprising ability to heal the body. In her eye-opening...

The Planet Remade How Geoengineering Could Change the World by Oliver Morton

The Planet Remade How Geoengineering Could Change the World
Oliver Morton
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Oliver Morton unpicks the moral implications of climate change, our fear that people have become a force of nature, and what...

The Big Picture On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll

The Big Picture On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Sean Carroll
A synthesis of cosmos-sprawling science and the most profound questions about life, death and our place in it all, The Big Picture is the ultimate guide to the scientific revolution...

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