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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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Thing is an illuminating and engaging exploration of the science...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
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 humans, that governs our form and function. Majestic in its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

What We Cannot Know by Marcus du Sautoy

What We Cannot Know
Marcus du Sautoy
Britain's most famous mathematician takes us to the edge of knowledge to show us what we cannot know. Science is king. Every week, headlines announce new breakthroughs in our understanding...

50 Science Ideas You Really Need to Know by Gail Dixon, Dr. Paul Parsons

50 Science Ideas You Really Need to Know
Gail Dixon, Dr. Paul Parsons
Featuring fifty concise, insightful and illustrated essays covering physics and astronomy, Earth and life sciences, chemistry and materials, psychology and computing, and exploring the ways they connect with each other...

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli
Presents what you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven lessons. In this introduction to modern physics, the author explains Einstein's...

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach
Mary Roach can never resist going just that bit further, searching out the most arcane information on her chosen subject and in Gulp, a story of the physicality of eating,...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Being a Beast by Charles Foster

Being a Beast
Charles Foster
We can never truly know what it is like to be another species and experience their lives as they search for food, or kill and be killed – but...

Incognito The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman

Incognito The Secret Lives of the Brain
David Eagleman
This book grabs you from the first page, tumbling out facts and information in a down to earth and readable way, with a chatty humour which does not disguise the...

The Agile Mind How Your Brain Makes Creativity Happen by Estanislao Bachrach

The Agile Mind How Your Brain Makes Creativity Happen
Estanislao Bachrach
Demystifies the preconceptions we often have about how our brains function to show how creativity really works, and how we can make it work even better. Join the authors on...

Digital vs Human How We'll Live, Love, and Think in the Future by Richard Watson

Digital vs Human How We'll Live, Love, and Think in the Future
Richard Watson
From the author of the international bestseller Future Files comes the one book you need to read to prepare for the world of tomorrow. Richard Watson hereby extends an...

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