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This Month's Featured Books
The Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016 Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2015. Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt. He predicted human-induced climate change...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2016
The Planet Remade How Geoengineering Could Change the World
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 it might mean to try and use that force for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body
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 new book, Jo Marchant delves deep into the latest scientific...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/02/2016
The Hunt for Vulcan How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe
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 a bizarre period in which the power of conformity led...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
The Most Perfect Thing Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg
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 Thing is an illuminating and engaging exploration of the science...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
The Gene An Intimate History
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 humans, that governs our form and function. Majestic in its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
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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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