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How To Get A Sofa Around A Corner (Hardback)
This book offers the answers to all the annoying household problems. By applying scientific principles to everyday occurences, this book will show you how to move a couch around a corner, remove red wine stains from carpets and unscrew the lid of a difficult jar. Applying principles of geomoetry, thermodynamics, probability and game theory to the situations, explanations are given for all these frustrating issues.
A fascinating introduction to astronomy that includes all the information you need to analyse the night sky, Stargazing for Beginners is a practical guide to the world of constellations and supernovas. Full of facts and charts to help you understand the ever changing face of the night sky, this guide will have you staring into space for hours once you know your Ursa major from your Ursa minor!
Three brilliant graphic guides that explore and explain some of today's most fascinating ideas of science and their proponents. One of the books will help you learn all about Stephen Hawking and some of his breathtaking discoveries, while another will take you on a step-by-step tour through Quantum Theory and meet the key figures in one of the most challenging but enthralling areas of modern science. The third book in the set takes you on a visually accessible course through Einstein's astounding vision of gravity though to today's most advanced scientific ideas. Three paperbacks that offer accessible introductions to complex subjects.
A wonderfully informative and equally entertaining guide to what you can see from the air and precisely what is keeping you airborne, Inflight Science is your perfect long haul companion! Written by flying enthusiast Brian Clegg, this accessible and interesting book explains the phenomena of air travel and will help you enjoy your flight from start to finish.
Outer Space in Your Pocket is the perfect book for the inquisitive mind. Within it you'll discover everything you need to know about travel to the moon, solar systems, black holes, white giants, the distance to the nearest galaxy, the structure of the cosmos and more. Broken down into bite-sized pieces of information and accompanied by clear diagrams and illustrations, this small but perfectly formed history of the universe is an absolute gem.
Introducing Practical Guides Collection - 3 Books (collection)
The Big Ideas Set contains three books that are practical, focused and jargon-free guides that will help you get your head around highly topical subjects. Discover the secrets of successful people and learn how we could all benefit from applying what they know to our own lives. The three books explain why NLP is the buzz acronym and will show you how you can deal with problems, master any situation and explore the roots of the discipline. The Beginner's Guide to CBT describes how to use cognitive behavioural therapy's insights to improve your life.
A definitive guide to enjoying and appreciating the stars and galaxies of the universe, Ian Ridpath's Astronomy will help you discover the history and origins and how it came to be as we see it today. With over 100 star charts and profiles of all 88 constellations, the practical guide also includes a month-by-month guide of the highlights of the night sky and is perfect for both seasoned enthusiasts or those keen to embark on stargazing as a hobby.
Mary Roach, best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk, turns her attention to space travel with the thoroughly entertaining Packing For Mars: The Curious Science Of Life In The Void. Through a series of bizarre space simulations by space agencies, she looks at just how astronauts survive in space, a place that contains none of the things we need to live and thrive - air, gravity, showers and privacy. What is it like being with only a few people for months? Just how much can one person give up? How much weirdness can they take?
The ideal introductory guide for novice stargazers, Collins Night Sky & Starfinder is a comprehensive look at the stars, planets and astronomical events ? complete with loads of useful photos and illustrations. With sections on how to observe and understand the different components that make up the night sky, this informative book includes a circular starfinder tool that will help you identify the arrangement of stars above on any given date.
An ideal gift for anyone fascinated by science, history or nature, Campbell’s Weather Compendium is the ultimate guide to a British obsession. Meteorology is full of interesting studies and all the science behind the unpredictable weather we receive is packed into this fun and informative compendium. Filled with facts about the sun, the moon, the ocean, the atmosphere and all other factors that affect weather patterns and management, this may shed a little light on our grey days!
Doctor Richard Elwes answers some of the most bizarre mathematical hypothetical questions in How to Build a Brain and 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Mathematics, a fascinating hardback. Showing that maths can be much more than measuring angles and working out equations, this entertaining book poses questions such as `can you outrun a bullet?? and shows the reader how to survive extraordinary scenarios, such as how to escape a whirlpool and incredibly, how to be both dead and alive at the same time!
A rip-roaring introduction to the wonders of modern science, How to Live Forever and 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Science is packed with extraordinary scenarios that are sure to baffle and amaze. Written by Alok Jha, this collection of 35 entertaining scientific questions answered is a glorious tour of the known world, taking in cloned sheep, alien worlds, quantum weirdness and dissected brains amongst many other bizarre treats. Informative and enjoyable, this is a fascinating hardback.
Written by Steve Jones and illustrated by Borin Van Loon, Introducing Genetics: A Graphic Guide provides an accessible introduction to an extremely complex subject. The fascinating and insightful book takes readers on a journey through the relatively new science through to the discovery of DNA and the heart of the human gene map. It tells how, in everyday life, many of us increasingly have to make moral decisions where genetics play a part and aims to give us the information so we can make the correct one!