Argues that we owe our existence to the impact of a 'supercomet' with Venus 600 million years ago.
In the UK, more people are aged over sixty-five than under sixteen and by 2050, over a third of the developed world will be over sixty. This book explores the...
A dazzling tour d'horizon of mankind's enduring fascination with, and reliance upon, the extraordinary star at the centre of our solar system.
A gazetteer tracing the origin and meaning of more than 17,000 place-names throughout Britain, this A-Z is a treasury of information and fascinating facts. It is both an ideal guide...
A surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space.
David Darling; Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Discover the mind-boggling science of the coming apocalypse!
What's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes? What's the farthest point on land from the sea? Why is frozen milk yellow? And why do flamingos stand on...
What if your future could be mapped out for you. Would you want to know?
Meet the players in the most fundamental scientific revolution since Copernicus
With vivid descriptions and master storytelling, Martin Brasier introduces the quest for the missing history of life and the cell. Covering the period from 1 to 2 billion years ago...