A provocative, enlightening and entertaining guide to cutting-edge genetic research
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From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere - and they are fundamental to everyday life. In this book...
A spell-binding and heart-stopping narrative that reveals the amazing power of the oceans and explains for the first time how scientists have learned to predict the sea's destructive moments that...
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2011 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction 2011...
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The geeks are coming. Whether we want to improve education or cut crime, to enhance public health or to generate clean energy, we need the experimental methods of science -...
Brian X. Chen
An analysis of how the iPhone is changing the way technology is integrating contemporary society.
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Offers an introduction to how to do astronomy in the digital age. This title explains the principles of astronomy as well as the practical techniques to provide both beginners and...
Our failure to address questions of meaning and morality through science has now become the primary justification for religious faith. This book intends to link morality to the rest of...
The bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Hat and Musicophilia.
The digital age. An age of isolation, warped communication, disintegrating community. Where unfiltered and unregulated information pours relentlessly into our lives, destroying what it means to be human. Or an...
The fastest man, the highest jump, and the science behind the absolute limits of physical potential
A profound, unsettling and very funny new book from the cult artist
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J Robert Oppenheimer is among the most contentious and important figures of the twentieth century. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the...