Yuval Noah Harari
How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods...
All too easily, we ignore or dismiss the fascinating possibilities of emptiness and non-existence. But without nothing, or rather what we've long taken to be nothing - we'd be nowhere...
Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In this book, the author takes us on a surprising journey through the...
Shows how the new power paradigm operates, how it is conceived and controlled, and why it is leading to a collapse in living standards. Arguing that the 'information economy' ruins...
New Scientist; Stephanie Pain
The all-but-forgotten heroes and highlights of everyday science
On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the...
Lawrence M. Krauss
A provocative account of the astounding new answers to the most basic philosophical questions: where did the universe come from and how will it end?
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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...
John R. Gribbin
Erwin Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. In this book, the author takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. It explains the...
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