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The fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can't go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we're entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery-the race to find the psychologic... read more

Freedom : The End of the Human Condition

In his highly anticipated sequel to The Elements, Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world. Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In... read more

Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything (HB)

'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' Steven Poole, DAILY TELEGRAPH
The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in t... read more

Brief Answers to the Big Questions: Stephen Hawking (HB)

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Get your pulse racing with Australia's most popular scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.Discover why people tell lies, why some planets are hotter than stars and how humans are terraforming the Earth. Is cockroach milk really the next Superfood? Why are birds so smart? Why do trees... read more

Vital Science
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In 1859, the brilliant scientist Urbain LeVerrier discovered that the planet Mercury has a wobble, that its orbit shifts over time. His explanation was that there had to be an unseen planet circling even closer to the sun. He called the planet Vulcan. Supported by the theories of Sir Isaac Newton, the... read more

The Hunt for Vulcan: How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe

In this dazzling look at the new science of genetics and the frontiers of human potential, David Shenk argues that talent - for piano playing, sprinting, designing computers, you name it - is not a thing we're gifted from birth and coded in our genes, but a process - a lifelong project. The genetic le... read more

The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genes, Talent and Intelligence is Wrong

When environmentalists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie decided to tell the story of pollution in our modern world by using their own bodies as laboratories, they could not have known what they were about to discov... read more

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health
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Why is the Milky Way blue? Why isn't a black hole dark? How many stars can you see with your naked eye?* How much hotter are blue stars than red ones?** Humans are the only known astronomers in the universe. When we look up at the night sky, ... read more

When Galaxies Collide (Signed by Lisa Harvey-Smith)

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threate... read more

Farmageddon - The True Cost of Cheap Meat

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 SCIENCE & NATURE

Awards:Winner of Aventis Prize for Science Books 1989.

From the Big Bang to the theory of relativity, Stephen W. Hawking will challenge your imagination and expand your grasp of the cosmos. This is the classic revelatory science book of the last century. Here is a landmark book written for those ... read more

A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

The bestselling author of the Hidden Life of Trees brings the world of forests to lifeCan you tell the difference between wolf and dog prints?Which trees are best to shelter under a storm?How do you tell a deciduous and conife... read more

Walks in the Wild: A Guide Through the Forest with Peter Wohlleben

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If you thought you knew who you were, THINK AGAIN.
Did you know that half your DNA isn't human? That somebody, somewhere has exactly the same face? Or that most of your memories are fiction?
What about the fact that you are as hairy as a chimpanzee, ... read more

How to be Human: New Scientist