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Our science, technology and medical books are perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about topics ranging from biology to engineering and medicine. They're packed with information and facts about these important and interesting subjects.

  • 2020 Guide to the Night Sky

    Storm Dunlop & Wil Tirion

    Product Code: TTNS
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    If you're fascinated by the night sky but have never got into stargazing, make sure 2020 is the year you reach for the stars...

    From the experts at Collins, this practical handbook explains which planets, stars and constellations will be visible from the northern hemisphere from January to December 2020.

    It provides advice on where to start looking and contains easy-to-use star maps for every month with detailed descriptions of what you should look out for. It also includes monthly updates on the positions of the moon.

    Suitable for new and seasoned stargazers, this book has been written for those based in Britain and Ireland but can be used anywhere in the world between 40 DegreesN and 60 DegreesN (including most of Europe, southern Canada and the northern United States).
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    The Power of Crystal Healing

    Emma Lucy Knowles

    Product Code: POCH
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    This awe-inspiring crystal bible features over 100 crystals that will raise your vibrations and cleanse your mind, body and spirit.

    It explains how they can change your energy levels and improve all aspects of your life and well-being including your career, relationships and finding more positivity.

    With gorgeous photography, it also offers tips on selecting, cleansing and caring for all kinds of crystals.
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    The Little Book of Big Ideas

    Daniel Smith

    Product Code: LBBI
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    Daniel Smith's The Little Book of Big Ideas provides accessible overviews of important human ideas including religion, science, philosophy, economics and art.

    From geometry and genetics to anarchism, art and architecture, this is a concise account of the most important principles of Western thought.

    This book explains where these ideologies have sprung from and how they have impacted civilisation in so many different ways.
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  • The Planets

    Brian Cox

    Product Code: PLNT
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    Professor Brian Cox invites you on a journey through space in Planets, a richly detailed and informative book that pieces together all the latest research to tell the story of our solar system.

    Brian reveals how all eight major planets have been born from violence and how they grew up together to become living, breathing worlds - and how they're set to fade away as they age.

    He also talks about moons, asteroids, comets and a mysterious as-yet-unseen world located beyond the Kuiper belt. With its startling new discoveries inspired by space probe research, this is a super book for stargazers and people with an interest in space and the universe.
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  • 50 Things to See in the Sky

    Sarah Barker

    Product Code: FTSS
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    Incredible things happen when you look up...

    The glow-in-the-dark front cover is just the start of the treats you can see while working your way through the pages of this book. Written by astrophysicist Sarah Barker and illustrated by Maria Nilsson, this book will help you spot everything from sun dogs to moons, planets and galaxy clusters.

    It reveals the things you can see with the naked eye including the International Space Station, Saturn's ears and ice volcanoes; and those that are further afield including quasars - the brightest things in our universe!

    This book also offers advice on the ideal conditions for observing the night sky and the best telescopes and binoculars.
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  • Earth From Space

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: EFSP
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    In the year that marks 50 years since mankind first set foot on the moon, this book contains over 200 spectacular images of our planet from the depths of space.

    The astonishing satellite images and stills from the BBC's Natural History Unit's footage show the Earth's surface, its mega structures, weather patterns and natural wonders in awe-inspiring detail. You will be astounded by the colours, patterns, mass migrations and seismic changes that shape our world.

    From herds of elephants crossing the plains of Africa to turtles travelling on ocean currents, some of these fabulous scenes of nature can only be seen from space! You'll also be able to see the Earth's true colours - from the green plankton super bloom that attracts a marine feeding frenzy to the striped tulip fields of the Netherlands.

    Other breathtaking images include the world's largest beaver dam (so remote it was discovered through satellite imagery) and newly formed islands borne from volcanic eruptions. Accompanying the BBC series, this is a coffee table book to cherish and pore over.
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  • Scientists Who Changed History

    DK

    Product Code: SWHO
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    This incredible DK book is packed with clear and informative biographies of 85 scientists whose ideas, actions and achievements changed the world in a variety of ways.

    From Greek mathematicians including Archimedes and Pythagoras through to physicists of the early 20th century such as Marie Curie and Albert Einstein and modern greats like Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee.
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  • The Secret Lives of Planets

    Paul Murdin

    Product Code: TSLP
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    Everyone's been looking up at the night sky this year as we've celebrated 50 years since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon.

    Astronomer Paul Murdin's inside guide will help you learn all about the solar system and its planets and satellites.

    It looks at the universe from a longer perspective and reveals how Saturn's moon, Titan, boasts lakes which contain liquid methane surrounded by soaring hills and valleys (exactly as the earth did before life evolved); Mercury is the shyest planet; and that the biggest volcano on Mars is 10 times the depth of the Grand Canyon.
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  • Star to Star

    Gareth Moore, B.Sc, M.Phil, Ph

    Product Code: STRR
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    This dot-to-dot book is perfect for puzzle-loving stargazers. It has 29 intricate dot-to-dot projects that each showcase a beautiful artistic interpretation of a constellation.

    Sure to engage both puzzlers and night sky enthusiasts, the designs include the 12 zodiac signs and an enchanting selection of Ancient Greek constellations. It also provides the stories behind each one so will help you build your knowledge of the night sky.

    Each design is even accompanied by an overview of the astronomical arrangement's history and myths associated with it. This is a sensational book for helping you to plot your own night sky.
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  • The Secret Life of the Brain

    Alfred David

    Product Code: SLOB
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    The Secret Life of the Brain explores the advances and discoveries that have been made in the study of neuroscience (a relatively new field in the history of anatomy).

    From the intricacies of memory and intelligence to the reasons we dream and why we find certain things funny, this concise book is full of illuminating illustrations and diagrams that try to make sense of our brain and why it is so powerful.

    This crossover book examines how drugs affect thinking; why we get addicted to certain things; how the brain deals with trauma and pain; and the effects of love, age and sex on our brains.
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    Science: The Definitive Visual Guide

    Product Code: SCVG
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    From the experts at DK, this huge hardback book follows the story of scientific progress right from the invention of the wheel to the climate solutions of the 21st century.

    Capturing all the key scientific discoveries, it provides accessible yet detailed evaluations of the concepts, the inventions and the figures who have had such a powerful and important impact on our world.

    Fully illustrated and very accessible, this book makes science accessible and celebrates many of the world's biggest breakthroughs.
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  • Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life

    DK

    Product Code: DAPL
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    Discover the story of life on Earth...

    From the Big Bang to the age of the dinosaurs and the earliest humans, this comprehensive DK hardback (published in association with the Smithsonian Institution) explores geological time, fossils, evolution and the way life-forms are classified.

    From how forces shaped Earth and steered the course of history to the story of how life began 4 billion years ago, this encyclopedia is packed with stunning visuals and authoritative text.
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  • The Secret Life of Genes

    Derek Harvey

    Product Code: SLOG
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    The Secret Life of Genes examines the past, present and future of the human genome with clarity and colourful, graphic illustrations.

    From the basics to the most complex theories, this endlessly interesting book explains how genes define us as humans and how they govern our behaviour.

    It provides a fascinating insight into the inner working of the human body and answers all of the most common questions regarding inheritance, evolution and reproduction. It even explains how DNA is read!
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  • Infinity In The Palm Of Your Hand

    Marcus Chown

    Product Code: INFN
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    The Ascent of Gravity author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important scientific facts about us, our world and beyond by examining the astonishing facts that reveal vast complexities of the universe.

    Our adventures in space, deeper understanding of the quantum world and the huge technological leaps of the past century have revealed a universe that is stranger than anyone could imagine.

    This witty and concise book examines the science behind 50 facts that affect our everyday lives e.g. did you know that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction?
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  • Blue Planet II

    James Honeyborne

    Product Code: BLUP
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    Head beneath the waves and discover all about life under the sea with this hardback Blue Planet II book, a companion to the BBC's sequel to 2001's incredible nature series.

    The ocean is full of mysteries and this book explains how its life has changed dramatically over the past decade, with new species, behaviours and habitats being discovered all the time. This book is full of breathtaking photographs and stills from the show and brings to life the different parts of the ocean.

    From voyages of migration that show how the oceans are connected to the coral reeds and arctic ice communities that thrive and the shorelines that throw up challenges for their residents, this is a beautiful book for any nature lover. It also has a final chapter dedicated to the science and technology that was used in the making of the show.
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    The Science of Supercars

    Martin Roach

    Product Code: TSSC
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    Petrolheads will be racing through this definitive story of the science behind the art of supercar design.

    Complete with an introduction from David Coulthard, this cool book tells you everything you need to know about the evolution of the supercar and the technology that drives it - all the way from the earliest supercharged monsters to the complex machines of today.

    Contributions from Formula 1 legends including Adrian Newey, Nigel Mansell and Gordon Murray are complemented by F1 insider Neil Waterman's eye-opening technical illustrations.
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    The Astronaut Selection Test Book

    Tim Peake

    Product Code: ASTB
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    Tim Peake will help you see if you have what it takes to travel into space with The Astronaut Selection Test Book.

    Part a puzzle book, part guide, this is suitable for all ages and anyone who dreams of following in Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's footsteps in the 50th year since the moon landing. It finds Tim drawing on his personal experiences to give an authentic feel to all the questions.

    It includes 100 real astronaut tests and training exercises for readers to try at home and outlines the full ESA (European Space Agency) selection process for the first time. From visual memory and perception puzzles to teamwork exercises, survival skills and foreign language aptitude tests, the questions wildly vary in difficulty.

    Are you ready for blast off?
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  • Genius Inventions

    Jack Challoner

    Product Code: ITCW
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    From Alexander Graham Bell's telephone to the Wright Brothers' flying machine, this incredible book focuses on the Inventions That Changed the World.

    With stunning illustrations, it looks at the events, people, inspirations and history behind a number of technological and scientific developments and explains their impact on the world and modern civilisation.

    It also features timelines that explain the development of each creation and pays homage to some of the other great developments that came before and after.
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  • 64 Geeks

    Chas Newkey-Burden (Author)

    Product Code: SFGK
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    Read all about the people who pushed the boundaries of technology to change the world in this celebration of 64 geeks.

    From the genius of Galileo to Ada Lovelace's computer programming, each informative profile is accompanied by illustrations inspired by 8-bit computer games. As well as the likes of Aristotle, Steve Jobs and Katherine Johnson, this book also focuses on history's hidden heroes who have had a lasting impact on the advance of technology and big names like Arsene Wenger and Rivers Cuomo who have left their legacy on sport and music.

    There are also a number of jaw-dropping facts to pore over... Did you know that we might not have Wi-Fi if it wasn't for the ingenuity of an actress once described as 'the most beautiful woman in the world'? Or that we may have had mobile messaging as early as 1901 if it were not for the fickleness of a banker..?
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  • Missions to the Moon

    Rod Pyle

    Product Code: MTTM
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    In 2019, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. This book is packed with personal insights and accounts that reveal how this momentous moment in history came about.

    With a foreword by former NASA flight director Gene Kranz, this book covers the space race in detail, focusing on Yuri Gagarin's first space flight and the successes and failures of the Apollo mission before then moving on to the history of space travel since.

    As well as observations from those who helped get man on the moon, it contains photographs and memorabilia such as Apollo 11 Mission Reports and Flight Director's Logs and groundbreaking AR technology means you can feel fully immersed in the story of mankind's ongoing journey into the final frontier.
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  • Pet Subjects

    Peter Wedderburn

    Product Code: PTSB
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    Pete Wedderburn is the Telegraph's resident vet and in Pet Subjects, he recalls some of his favourite animal patients.

    From animals big to small, Pete the Vet has seen it all. He recalls both the heart-warming and heartbreaking moments from his career and tells them all with a tender and witty turn of phrase.

    Among the critters you'll get to read about are Apollo the hamster, Nero the cat and Ned the terrier.
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  • Help Your Kids With SATS

    Carol Vorderman

    Product Code: HYST
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    This DK book will help you help your children as they study for their SATS tests. It's packed with practical advice for coping with the pressure of exams.

    It has tips for giving reassuring support and has an appealing visual guide to help you handle children's anxieties and recognise their learning style, including what methods work best for them.

    Other chapters explain what test papers actually involve and there are also reference and practical activities to help children prepare for each one.

    Supporting the National Curriculum in reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and maths, this is an essential guide for parents who want to help their children succeed at this very important time.
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    BMA: What's Wrong With Me?

    DK

    Product Code: WWWM
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    If you have an ailment or illness and want to identify it quickly while at home, this is the guide for you.

    It has an easy-to-follow, visual symptom checker that will help you recognise the symptoms of what might be wrong and what you should do.

    The head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides will also help you recognise situations that are urgent or potentially life-threatening.
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  • New Scientist- How to be Human

    New Scientist

    Product Code: HTBH
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    This fascinating book from New Scientist provides a number of answers to one of the questions that everyone ponders from time to time - what is that makes us human? Is it our sense of morality or imagination? Or the fact that we talk? How about the facts we cook and wear shoes? Or perhaps we're all not quite as human as we think...

    From evolution to email, this book offers a tour around the human body and brain. It reveals how languages change the way our brains are wired; the evolutionary theory that tells us about the people we're attracted to; and why gossiping is the human equivalent of a gorilla picking fleas off its mate.

    Providing answers to all the tricky questions about life and death, this is a book for anyone who wonders what it means to be human.
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