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Sound Stories of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst
Sound Stories of Hearing Lost and Found
Bella Bathurst
May 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Much needed light is shed on the isolating world of the deaf through the author’s own personal journey recounting how she gradually lost her hearing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017

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Insight The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World by Dr Tasha Eurich
Insight The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World
Dr Tasha Eurich
Integrating hundreds of studies with her own research and work in the Fortune 500 world, organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich shatters conventional assumptions about what it takes to truly know ourselves - like why introspection isn't a bullet train to insight,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Out of the Shadow of a Giant Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science by John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
Out of the Shadow of a Giant Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science
John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
Whilst Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, and the father of the English scientific revolution, John and Mary Gribbin uncover the fascinating story of Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose scientific achievements neatly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
The Great Mystery Science, God and the Human Quest for Meaning by Alister McGrath, DPhil, DD
The Great Mystery Science, God and the Human Quest for Meaning
Alister McGrath, DPhil, DD
Alister McGrath, bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, explores the question of human nature from both scientific and religious perspectives, and weaves together the results to open up and explore some of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Flavour A User's Guide to Our Most Neglected Sense by Bob Holmes
Flavour A User's Guide to Our Most Neglected Sense
Bob Holmes
For anyone who wants to be a better cook, get the best restaurant experience no matter where you go, or if you just want to make better decisions in the supermarket or about your diet. Flavour will help you discover...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/04/2017
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
From Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness and the universe itself, Carroll combines cosmos-sprawling science and profound thought in a quest to explain our world. Destined to sit alongside the works of our greatest thinkers, The Big...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Bad Choices How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier by Ali Almossawi
Bad Choices How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier
Ali Almossawi
The wildly popular author of Bad Arguments returns with a funny, smart introduction to algorithms -- those perennially misunderstood, increasingly important problem-solving rules that can save you time and lead to better choices, every day.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Wonderland A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day by Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss

Wonderland A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day
Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
A life-affirming nature diary - with something amazing to see and experience on every day of the year. Distilling two lifetimes' knowledge, expert insight and enthusiasm, award-winning authors and passionate...

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 Ascent of Gravity The Quest to Understand the Force That Explains Everything by Marcus Chown

The Ascent of Gravity The Quest to Understand the Force That Explains Everything
Marcus Chown
Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the 'force' of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. And, as...

The Month Before's Featured Books

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...

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...

The Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel

The Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars
Dava Sobel
Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of a group of remarkable women whose vital contributions to the burgeoning...

Stephen Hawking His Life and Work by Kitty Ferguson

Stephen Hawking His Life and Work
Kitty Ferguson
In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given a couple of years to live. In January 2017 he celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday. This biography of the brilliant theoretical physicist and inspirational international...

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