Readings Recommends: Science & Nature
The Bedside Book of Physics
An entertaining and informative introduction to the world of physics, written with the curious beginner in mind. Covering history of physics from the early Greek thinkers to the modern international scientific collaborations, it...
Trees of the World
Trees of the World presents almost 250 photographs of the world's most gorgeous trees from Europe, Africa, the Amerikas and Australia, including the baobab, yucca and dracaena amongst others.
A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This title reviews some of the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets...
Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science
A gripping new scientific biography of the revered Nobel Prize–winning physicist (and curious character).
Moby Duck The True Story Of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost At Sea And Of The Beachcombers Oceanographers Environmentalists And
When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions...
Science 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Science
The ultimate reference guide to the worlds of science - from quantum theory and the origin of life, to genetic modification and space exploration.
Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements
From ancient civilisations to contemporary culture, from the oxygen of publicity to the phosphorus in your pee, the elements are near and far and all around us. Unlocking their secrets and pasts, this title takes you on a voyage...
The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us
From a scientist and journalist working in the tradition of Olivia Judson comes a wonderfully witty and erudite exploration of how and why we kiss.
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
A New York Times -bestselling author presents the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses--Isaac Newton chief among them--invented science and remade our understanding of the...
On Rare Birds
Anita Albus recounts the sad histories of several extinct bird species, including the passenger pigeon, the Carolina parakeet, and the great auk. She gives a detailed account of six rare birds: the hermit ibis, the elusive...
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
From the bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most thrilling and accessible book to date--a state-of-the-art tour of the cutting-edge science that is changing the way we see our...
Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideas
How do you define science? And whose theories are the right ones? Take a humorous and intriguing journey through the unchartered territory of scientific squabbles with scientist Mike McRae. He explains how and why science...
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Aims to make the world of science both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. This illustrated edition brings to life almost everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of...
The Butterflies of Australia
A unique guide to help identify the nearly 400 species to which Australia plays host. A concise but broad, non-technical introduction to butterfly biology, history, ecology, evolution and conservation. It also explains and...
Field Guide to Mammals of Australia
This fully revised and updated edition of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia is the only comprehensive guide to identifying all 382 species of mammals known in Australia.
Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience
In this fascinating journey from philosophy to science, Hall gives us a dramatic history of wisdom, from its sudden emergence in the fifth century BC to its modern manifestations in education, politics and the workplace. Yet he...
Ben Goldacre's wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations.
Mindsight Change Your Brain And Your Life
A book on the healing power of 'mindsight', the capacity for insight and empathy that allows you to make positive changes in your brain - and in your life. Daniel J. Siegel shows how mindsight can be applied to alleviate a range...
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a rich and vibrant anthology celebrating the finest writing by scientists for a wider audience - revealing that the best scientists have...
The Decisive Moment: How the Brain Makes Up Its Mind
Our best decisions are a finely tuned blend of feeling and reason - and the precise mix depends on the situation. The trick is to determine when to lean on which part of the brain. Jonah Lehrer arms us with the tools we need to...
Vitamin D Solution A Three Step Strategy To Cure Our Most Common Health Problem
Vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition in the world. People lacking sufficient levels of vitamin D may suffer from chronic health conditions from fatigue and pain to life-threatening illnesses. Michael Holick...
Anticancer: A New Way of Life
Dr Servan-Schreiber was first confronted with cancer when he was working as a medical resident, when he discovered he had cancer of the brain. He went on to research alternative medicine. This book is the culmination of his...
Legacy An Elders Vision For Our Sustainable Future
David Suzuki's love affair with Planet Earth has been long and passionate, and this important book distils his experience and wisdom for future generations. A life's journey from a leading environmentalist.
Original Skin: Exploring the Marvels of the Human Hide
The grand and sweeping story of our largest organ - the exquisitely sensitive, constantly reactive, and staunchly protective human skin. It's a captivating journey, with surprise discoveries, rewarding diversions, and memorable...
Warmth Of The Heart Prevents Your Body From Rusting
The inevitable ageing process does not condemn us to solitude, suffering, degradation or dependency. Marie de Hennezel guides us through a true 'art of growing old'. She recalls her encounters as a clinical psychologist with...
Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read
In this riveting investigation, Dehaene explores every aspect of the ability to read, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. A world authority on the subject, Dehaene reveals the hidden logic of spelling and describes...
Play How It Shapes The Brain Opens The Imagination And Invigorates The Soul
As we become adults, taking time to play feels like a guilty pleasure - a distraction from 'real' work and life. But play is anything but trivial. It is a biological drive as integral to our health as sleep or nutrition. In fact,...
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