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Bitch : What does it mean to be female?

Lucy Cooke Paperback 400 pages What does it mean to be female? Mother, carer, the weaker sex? Think again. In the last few decades a revolution has been brewing in zoology and evolutionary biolo...

Stephen Hawking

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

PaperbackStephen Hawking The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant post...

Anaximander and the Nature of Science

Carlo Rovelli Paperback 240 pages Now widely available in English for the first time, this is Carlo Rovelli's first book: the thrilling story of a little-known man who created one of the greatest...

An Immense World

Ed Yong Paperback 450 pages...

Bill Bryson

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson Paperback 672 pages The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century and...

Bill Bryson

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

PaperbackBill Bryson 'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the...

What If?

Randall Munroe Paperback 336 pages From the creator of the wildly popular, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit ...

Anatomical Oddities

Alice Roberts Hardback 144 pages Every part of the human body has a name - and story. But how familiar are you with your arachnoid mater or your Haversian canals?Anatomical Oddities is an artist...

John Gribbin

Eight Improbable Possibilities : The Mystery of the Moon, and Other Implausible Scientific Truths

John Gribbin Paperback 192 pages mind-warping excursion into the wildly improbable truths of science. Echoing Sherlock Holmes' famous dictum, John Gribbin tells us: 'Once you have eliminated the...

General Relativity : The Theoretical Minimum

Leonard Susskind & Andre Cabannes Hardback 400 pages The latest volume in the New York Times bestselling physics series explains Einstein's masterpiece: the general theory of relativityHe taught...

The Treeline

Ben Rawlence Paperback 352 pages The Arctic treeline is the frontline of climate change, where the trees have been creeping towards the pole for fifty years already. Scientists are only just begi...

This Mortal Coil: A History of Death

Andrew Doig Paperback 384 pages Causes of death have changed irrevocably across time. In the course of a few centuries we have gone from a world where disease or violence were likely to strike an...

Sensational: A New Story of our Senses

Ashley Ward Hardback 320 pages Why do women have a better sense of smell than men? Has the iPhone changed how we touch? Does the Danube really look blue when you're in love? Our senses ar...

The Hidden Universe : Adventures in Biodiversity

Alexandre Antonelli Hardback 288 pages We don't know what we've got until it's gone... This brief, lucid book by the Director of Science at Royal Botanical Gardens takes you on an unforgettable t...

Truly Peculiar

Tom Standage Paperback 272 pages Our extraordinary world makes more (and sometimes less) sense when you wonder:What's driving the international turkey-meat boom?How does a cannonball determine ...

Silent Spring

PaperbackRachel Carson (Introduction by Shackleton ) Rachel Carson's Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revol...

Strange Harvests

Paperback In a centuries-old tradition, farmers in north-western Iceland scour remote coastal plains for the down of nesting eider ducks. High inside a cast cave in Borneo, men perched on rickety ladd...

Peter Wohlleben

The Hidden Life of Trees

SoftbackPeter Wohlleben Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the fores...

The Real Work : On the Mystery of Mastery

Adam Gopnik Paperback 237 pages Bestselling author and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik embarks on a wildly creative inquiry into perhaps the oldest question: how do we learn a new skill? For de...

The Science of Music : How Technology has Shaped the Evolution of an Artform

Andrew May Paperback 176 pages Music is shaped by the science of sound. How can music - an artform - have anything to do with science? Yet there are myriad ways in which the two are intertwined,...

Ten Birds That Changed the World

Stephen Moss Hardback 416 pages For the whole of human history, we have lived alongside birds. We have hunted and domesticated them for food; venerated them in our mythologies, religion and ritu...

Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began

Leah Hazard Paperback 314 pages The womb is the most miraculous organ in the body - with the power to bring life or cause death; to yield joy or pain - yet most of us know almost nothing about it...


Oliver Johnson Paperback 224 pages In our hyper-modern world, we are bombarded with more facts, stats and information than ever before. So, what can we grasp hold of to make sense of it all? Oliv...
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