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...
In 1945 a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, determined to build a computer that would make Alan Turing's theory...
Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. We identify certain truths as 'eternal' constants, from moral principles to the laws of...
In 1953, at the age of twenty-seven, Molaison underwent an experimental psychosurgical procedure intended to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. This title tells the story of the amnesiac Henry Gustave Molaison...
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities. But by relying on her formidable memory, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her...
An extraordinary investigation into the world of trees - and the inspiring story of one man's quest to help save the world's oldest and greatest specimens
The Bible was the first scientific textbook of all; and it got some things right (and plenty more wrong). Steve Jones' new book rewrites it in the light of modern...
Time rules our lives, but how much do we really understand it? Drawing on the research from psychology, neuroscience and biology, this title delves into the mysteries of time perception...
There was a time when curiosity was condemned. Through curiosity, our innocence was said to be lost. Ye this hasn't deterred us. Today we spend vast sums trying to recreate...
What evidence do we have for super-symmetric squarks', or superstrings vibrating in an 11-dimensional space-time? How do we know that we live in a multiverse? How can we tell that...
Explores the great discoveries of the past three centuries - from the classical mechanics of Newton; to the nature of light; to the bizarre world of the quantum; to the...
Oceans are the most mysterious places on earth. Their depths remain largely unexplored, yet ninety-five percent of the planet's habitable space lies within them. And now the life they support...
Brian Cox; Jeff Forshaw
The perfect guide for the non-scientist to why the discovery of the Higgs boson is one of the most exciting scientific leaps ever.
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Overturning the most common myths about dogs' emotions and behaviour, this book shows how we should really treat our pets, and stands up for dogdom: not the wolf in canine...
Brian Cox; Jeff Forshaw
What is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the...
Richard Dawkins; Dave McKean
What is stuff made of? How old is the universe? What causes tsunamis? Who was the first man, or woman? This book elucidates the wonders of the natural world.