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Seeing Further: The Story of Science...
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Bill Bryson
 
Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, and with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, David Attenborough, Martin Rees and Richard Fortey amongst others, this is a remarkable volume celebrating the...
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Galileo
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Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with...
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The Physics of the Healing: A ...
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Avicenna; Jon McGinnis
 
Part of the encyclopedia of science and philosophy, "The Healing", this first volume represents arguably the most brilliant mind of late antiquity grappling with and rethinking the entire tradition of...
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Soviet Space Dogs
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Olesya Turkina; Damon Murray; Inna...
On 3 November 1957, the dog Laika was the first Earth-born creature to enter space, making her instantly famous around the world. She did not return. Her death, a few...
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Imagination and a Pile of Junk: A...
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Trevor Norton
'Norton writes with wit and a fine eye for the poetry in the scientific world...funny and gripping.' The Guardian
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The Information: A History, a Theory,...
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James Gleick
 
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing.
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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of ...
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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...
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To Explain the World: The Discovery ...
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Steven Weinberg
 
Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, the author shows that the scientists of the past...
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Serving the Reich: The Struggle for...
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Philip Ball
 
Tells the story of physics under Hitler. In an exploration of moral choices under a totalitarian regime, this title deals with human dilemmas, failures to take responsibility and three lives...
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Life's Greatest Secret: The Story of...
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Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we...
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Albertus Seba, Cabinet of Natural...
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A collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world - ranging from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, birds, and butterflies, as well...
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Invisible: The History of the Unseen...
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Philip Ball
 
If you could be invisible, what would you do? The chances are that it would have something to do with power, wealth or sex. Perhaps all three. Impulses like these...
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Headhunters: The Pioneers of...
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Ben Shephard
 
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Murderous Contagion: A Human History...
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Mary Dobson
 
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Atomic: The First War of Physics and...
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Jim Baggott
 
Drawing on declassified material such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded Soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the...
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Curiosity: How Science Became...
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Philip Ball
 
By examining the rise of curiosity from the dawn of modern science to today, this book examines how it functions in science, how it is spun, packaged and sold, and...
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