A clarion call to save humanity's most essential fellow creatures - and our health
The maths we learn in school can seem like an abstract set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. This title shows us, maths touches...
Michael Blastland; David Spiegelhalter
Meet Norm. He's 31, 5'9", just over 13 stone, and works a 39 hour week. He likes a drink, doesn't do enough exercise and occasionally treats himself to a bar...
Brian Clegg; Philip Ball; Leon...
A beautifully illustrated, full-colour guide to one of science's most infamously impenetrable subjects.
Brian Cox; Andrew Cohen
Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature...
You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire...
Look up: above us is a jet-black canvas pricked with white dots, and a carnival of animals, mythical creatures, gods and goddesses in its shining constellations. This book presents an...
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* The scientific secrets of everyday life laid bare brought together in this brilliant compendium
Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his...
From the author of the international bestseller An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - an unforgettable photographic portrait of the planet we call home, as seen from Space
Shows how we need to change our world to fit our hunter-gatherer bodies. This book of popular science explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. It...
Takes you on a riotous journey through the possibilities of numbers, with audience participation: cut pizzas in new and fairer ways; fit a 2p coin through an impossibly small hole;...
While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any 'Jewish ideas', many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime. This...
Our minds have two ways of thinking: fast and intuitive, and slow and logical. This explains how we make decisions and how to use this knowledge to your advantage.
The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever ...
Patrick Moore; Chris North
Collects questions sent in by viewers and fans, answered by Sir Patrick Moore and "Sky at Night" co-presenter Dr Chris North. Featuring sections on the solar system, cosmology, the bizarre...