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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 zoom from how many people have ever lived to showing...
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
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 ones to create a vivid picture of the seas and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
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 that has taken us from Darwin and Einstein to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016
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

Last Month'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 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...

The Month Before'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,...

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