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by Vaclav Smil
With his famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein showed us that all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere; it is everything. In this engaging introduction, renowned author and scientist Vaclav Smil covers a wide range of topics, from the ...
For American Gardeners
by Margaret Hensel
by Steven Pinker
Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?<BR><BR>If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as ...
For engineering, science and applied mathematics
by S Barry
This book covers the main areas of mathematics used in the first years of a typical engineering, science or applied mathematics degree. This is not a textbook. It is a concise guide to what the important skills in mathematics are: the ones that ...
by Kevin Lancaster
by Kevin Lancaster
Discovering Your Inner Scientist
by Chad Orzel
by Tom Cabot
Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the fundamentals of science in groundbreaking visuals, from the Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence. Following each stage of the development of ...
501 Further Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything
by William Hartston
A fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond, from the author of <i>The Things that Nobody Knows</i>. ...
by Matt Brown
A highly entertaining, myth-busting read for anyone with even a passing interest in the human body. The next book in the series, Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong debunks the scientific myths we all take for granted. Written by ...
by Carl Zimmer
This remarkable book presents a rich and up–to–date view of evolution that explores the far–reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes the power, significance, and relevance of evolution to our lives today. After ...
by Matthew Sands
by Helen Scales
<b>'Scales's genuine appreciation and awe for fish are contagious.' <i>Science</i></b><br><b><i><br></i></b><b>'Delightful' <i>New Scientist</i></b><br>Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is ...
The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature
by Michael F. Land
by Brian Greene
<i>'A magnificent challenge to conventional ideas'</i> - Financial Times <i>'I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It manages to be both challenging and entertaining- it is highly recommended' </i> - The Independent <i>'(Greene) send(s) ...
by Brian Greene
Brian Greene's <i>The Fabric of the Cosmos</i> is an astonishing grand tour of the universe and the best layman's guide to current thinking on 'how everything works'. This rollercoaster ride explores the mysteries of space and time; asks ...
by Simon Singh
The extraordinary story of the solving of a puzzle that has confounded mathematicians since the 17th century. The solution of Fermat's Last Theorem is the most important mathematical development of the 20th century. In 1963 a schoolboy browsing
Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice
by Richard Feynman
by Fiona Reynolds
We re walking into a crisis of immense proportions, because of the triple whammy of climate change, biodiversity collapse and the loss of cultural heritage - the things that sustain us and make us who we are. We re told the only thing that ...
Nature and Culture
by Stephen J Pyne
Fire has been an integral feature of our planet for over 400 million years. It has defined human culture from the beginning; it is something without which we cannot survive. While among the most destructive forces on Earth, fire displays equally