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* The scientific secrets of everyday life laid bare brought together in this brilliant compendium
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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...
A witty tribute to the history, construction and joyousness of the Latin names that describe our natural world.
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...
The latest in the bestselling New Scientist Last Word series All science begins with questions...- Why is the night sky black, even though it's full of stars? -...
John D. Barrow
Shows us that mathematics and the arts are not so far removed from each other. This book takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various...
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What if everything we thought about power was wrong? What if, in the ancient story of the shepherd boy who topples a giant, David actually had the advantage? This title...
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