Science, Technology & Medicine Books

  • 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.
  • NSOE
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    This engrossing New Scientist book invites you on a whistlestop journey from the start of our universe through to the modern day...

    With visual representations throughout, this book lets you in on secrets of the universe ranging from the fact that the invention of the bag was actually more important to civilisation than a wheel and the reasons why keyboards have a QWERTY keyboard.

    This book also features witty essays alongside the infographics that will tell you everything you need to know from the time of the dinosaurs to the invention of computers and how a left-wing brain differs from a right-wing one.
  • 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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    Did you know that most black holes are not actually that much bigger than London? Or that 1 millilitre of blood contains 5 million red blood cells? How about the fact 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every day?

    The Big Book of Science is packed with facts, figures and theories that will blow anyone's mind. Many are accompanied by diagrams, charts and illustrations that make them even more accessible.

    This incredibly informative book is full of infographics that will help readers understand the fundamental scientific principles and theories by using analogies to describe the abstract ideas using everyday objects.

    There are chapters dedicated to science topics including physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, Earth sciences, anatomy and technology.
  • 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.
  • SKYN
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    If you're fascinated by the night sky but have never got into stargazing, make sure 2019 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 2019.

    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 use 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).
  • AATP
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    Ever since Tim Peake came back to Earth he's been asked a number of questions about space travel and what it's like to live up there. In this book, he covers everything from training and space walking to how astronauts go to the toilet...

    As well as answering questions put to him by the general public via the #askanastronaut social media tag, Tim ponders where we should go next (the moon, Mars or beyond?) and gives incredible insight into the historic Principia mission. He gives his thoughts on every aspect of the journey and explains all about the cutting-edge science behind the groundbreaking experiments he took part in.

    Accessible, informative and written with refreshing candour, this book features Tim's own illustrations, diagrams and never-before-seen photographs to give a glimpse of what day-to-day life is like up above the stars.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SGFB
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    Learn all about the stars in our sky with this fantastic, introductory book from DK. It will show you all the basics of stargazing and help you on your way to becoming an accomplished amateur astronomer.

    Full of practical advice, it shows you how to make observations with the naked eye before then explaining how you can make the most of binoculars and telescopes. It even reveals the best ways of taking jaw-dropping photographs of the night sky.

    This book also includes a year-by-year calendar of night-sky events, alongside a detailed atlas that shows what happens on a month-by-month basis and clear star charts to help you identify the major constellations.
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    Test your knowledge to the limit with a sizzling collection of scientific questions from this great quiz book.

    Sure to test any would-be scientist's brain, this book has two eight-round quizzes that cover everything from where the Big Bang took place to the links between the elephant Tusko and the psychologist Timothy Leary.

    An interactive way to learn about physics, biology and much more, this book - from the science explainer extraordinaire Brian Clegg - is intriguing, compelling and entertaining for anyone who wants to learn about science.
  • UIYH
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    Unlock the secrets of astrophysics - including the complex and confusing theories of quantum mechanics, general relativity and parallel realities - with Christophe Galfard's The Universe in Your Hand.

    Written in an approachable style that brings to mind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the book finds Christophe taking the reader on a wonder-filled journey through the past, present and into the future of the universe.

    All steeped in scientific fact, the book explains the mysteries of physics in a way that any reader can understand, bringing to mind the way Brian Cox and Chris Hadfield cover their subjects. The book also looks into humanity's position within the universe, the beginning of time and what our future holds...
  • MRQU
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    Petrolheads will be revving up to work their way through this cool book from The AA. It's a compendium of over 90 famous car logos and emblems from the past 120 years.

    From Alfa Romeo to Porsche, the marques are arranged alphabetically and are accompanied by a detailed history that reveals all their hidden meanings. Detailed artwork also captures each badge's evolution from initial design to the present day.

    A great present for car and design fans of all ages, the diagrams in this book are annotated to show their specific design details .
  • GGAG
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    This book provides a fascinating insight into how inventions are designed and how they evolved from drawings on a page into the items we know and love today.

    Featuring the original drawings submitted to the patent office for the paperclip, the umbrella and even a space suit, this is an intriguing read for anyone who fancies themselves as an inventor.

    Other gadgets, gizmos and games feature in the book include the floppy disk, the Barbie doll and the Game Boy!
  • ASTO
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    This eye-catching, addictive and informative DK tome will help you understand how to cast and read your own birth chart and interpret the zodiac signs, sun, moon and other planets.

    With sample case studies and eye-catching graphics and visuals, this book covers the key principles of astrology and explains how you can use this ancient art to enhance your health, wealth and well-being.

    This accessible book also offers practical advice on using astrology to handle life's key moments including career changes, starting a family and coping with financial difficulties. It covers the history of astrology and will help you discover your planets, houses, zodiac signs and ascendants.
  • The Human Body: A Family Reference Guide - Hardback - 9781445484716
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    From head to toe, this book takes the whole family on a journey through the natural wonder that is the human body.

    Comprehensive and fully illustrated, it explains all aspects of the anatomy with detailed and informative text and each of the body's individual systems and functions are described in colour-coded sections.

    Written by medical experts and consultants, the text in this book is clear and concise and there are also full-colour diagrams to pore over.
  • First Aid Fast for Babies and Children - Paperback - 9780241198735 - DK
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    This must-have book will help you look after your little people. It covers everything from first-aid essentials to life-saving procedures and explains how to cope with life's little (and big) emergencies.

    With user-friendly, step-by-step instructions, it tells you how to treat over 100 medical conditions and injuries that affect babies and young children, ranging from minor cuts and burns to meningitis and asthma attacks.

    Many of the procedures are complemented by illustrated photographs that will help you understand what you will need to do in the event of any emergency. The solutions are also colour-coded for quick reference.
  • MATH
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    Maths for Mums and Dads will provide any perplexed parents with the help they need when it comes to assisting their primary school children's maths homework.

    Guiding you through the basics of primary school maths, the entertaining and straightforward book covers dilemmas and problems that your children will come across including fractions, percentages, data-handling and number bonds.

    The book will help take the tension out of maths homework sessions and contains sample questions, mock exam papers and examples of the most common errors to help children master maths in style!
  • HWPW
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    This DK guide to psychology will help you understand more about the science behind how the human mind works and how people think and act in different situations.

    It's packed with clear, striking visuals that make the inner-workings of the brain easy to understand and also contains information on why humans get anxious and paranoid, as well as the treatments for these issues (CBT, psychoanalysis and therapy).

    A brilliant book for students and those who just have an interest in how the mind works, this detailed book offers easy-to-follow overviews of the likes of behaviourism, cognitive psychology and humanism. It will also help you understand why psychology plays a huge role in various aspects of our lives.
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    Plants may be all around us, but have you ever stopped and thought about what kind of impact they have on our day-to-day life?

    From turning them into medicine to giving them on special occasions, this beautifully presented guide looks at the effect flowers have had on human civilisation throughout our history. Each plant featured in the book is judged by its influence in the categories of Edible, Medicinal, Commercial and Practical.

    We're also dependent on flowers for sustenance, and this book celebrates everything from crop staples like wheat and rice to herbs and spices that have medicinal qualities.
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    This spotter's guide will tell you everything you need to know about Britain's landscapes - from the bumps and lumps you see in fields to when and why certain trees were planted.

    Praised by Tony Robinson and BBC's Countryfile magazine, this is a highly entertaining and eye-opening book about the things you need to know in order to 'read' the landscape and spot the human activities that have shaped it. The question-and-answer format makes it all the more accessible.

    It uses photographs and diagrams to point out specific details that will give you an idea of the processes that shaped various landscapes e.g. Roman road building and medieval ploughing. There are also details of where to find the best examples of these landscapes in Britain.
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    Covering the main forms of water that affect Britain, William Thomson's The Book of Tides is a rich and personal guide to our rivers, seas and shores.

    Presented in an illustrated and idiosyncratic style, the book covers rips, rapids, wells, streams, tides, waves, whirlpools and tsunamis. It explains how the waters surrounding us affect our daily lives and shape our actions (as well as our landscapes).

    Anyone who loves the coast will find so much to love in this book, which was inspired by William's own journey travelling the coastline of Britain with his young family in a panel van.
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    It's now a decade since the BBC's Planet Earth wowed everyone with its groundbreaking footage that showed us our planet from an entirely new perspective. To mark this occasion, not only will there be a second series - Planet Earth II - but you can also own this jaw-dropping tie-in book.

    Providing the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet, this book has over 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the show's spectacular footage and will help you make sense of the complex life of some of our most amazing places. Each chapter focuses on a different environment, from the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle and Stephen Moss' informative text explains how the resident creatures have evolved and adapted to these extreme conditions.

    This book also looks at how the animals compete with each other in their efforts for survival. It even focuses on the urban environment and the range of behaviours occurring right under our noses.
  • NYHH
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    The experts at Neal's Yard will show you how to make herbal concoctions, aromatic oil blends, cleansers, balms, face masks and body scrubs in the comfort of your own kitchen with this incredible hardback.

    All extremely beneficial for your health, this book not only shows you what the various herbs and oils will treat but also how you can harvest and grow them and combine them to make a remedy. It even offers advice on the correct dosage to apply.

    There are step-by-step, photographic demonstrations to help you on the way to making the remedies. They can be used to treat up to 40 common complaints.