From the satirical mind behind the Ig Nobel Prizes comes a laugh-out-loud compendium of outlandish and thought-provoking science
A superbly illustrated, silk-bound gift edition of one of the greatest travel adventures - Marco Polo set out from Venice along ancient trade routes to the court of Kublai Khan...
Prepare to be amazed and educated! A Bee in a Cathedral explains basic scientific truths and principles using the power of analogy.
Ceri Levy; Chris Aldhous; Jim Martin
A visual record of the first four Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibitions, this book introduces the ideas behind this unique art and conservation project, providing a ...
Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, the author was bound to have biology in his genes. But...
Fabio Moretzsohn; Jerry Harasewych
The Book of Shells illustrates a collection of 600 of the world's most significant shells, with beautiful life-sized photographs and detailed line drawings.
In this short book Peter Atkins considers the universal questions to which religions have claimed answers. With economy, wit, and elegance, unswerving before awkward realities, Atkins presents what science has...
Uncovered here are the 100 groundbreaking discoveries that reveal why Earth is the one lucky blue planet in our Solar System that can support life and how this has come...
David Brooks weaves a vast array of new research into the lives of two fictional characters, revealing a fundamental new understanding of human nature. He outlines a new definition of...
Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. This title tells the story of these great...
A compellingly readable, critically acclaimed, agenda-setting account of how and why cities function as they do and why so many of us choose to live in them
Daniel C. Dennett
Thinking is hard - yet barely a waking moment passes when we're not labouring away at it. This title offers cognitive tools that built for the treacherous subject matter: evolution...
Arnold H. Taylor
We are familiar with the periodic impact of El Nino on the earth's weather. Now Arnold Taylor unravels the much wider story of the connection between the world's atmosphere and...
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The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever ...
Brian Cox; Andrew Cohen
Professor Brian Cox is back with another insightful and mind-blowing exploration of space. This time he shows us our universe as we've never seen it before.
Explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. This book asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history...