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  • Timekeepers

    Simon Garfield

    Product Code: TIMK
    Hardback
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    Simon Garfield, a man described by the Observer as 'a one-man Blue Peter team for intelligent adults' evaluates the importance of time and why we place so much emphasis on it in this eye-opening book.

    A book about our attempts to measure, control, sell, film, perform, immortalise and re-invent time, it also discusses why it is so meaningful. Looking back over the past 250 years, it focuses on stories including Roger Bannister's four-minute mile, a British watchmaker competing with the mighty Switzerland ad how a moment of war can be frozen forever.

    Enthusiastically written, this book will help you understand the concept of time in a whole new way. You definitely should set aside some time to read - and devour - this book!
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  • Dear Cancer, Love Victoria

    Victoria Derbyshire

    Product Code: DCLV
    Hardback
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    This is BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire's moving account of how she dealt with the devastating news she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Told with honesty and openness, her diary (which she has written daily since she was 9 years old) reveals why she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight and how she used it to inspire thousands of others to seek diagnosis and help.

    She discusses all of the key moments in candid detail, including the moment she woke up to find her right breast had collapsed, how she went about telling her partner and children and the trials of her mastectomy and chemotherapy.

    She also talks about her joy at finishing treatment and returning to work. This is a hugely affecting and heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting story about a brave struggle against a terrible illness.
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  • How Not to Die

    Michael Greger

    Product Code: AQXWT
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    Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with? How Not To Die gives effective, scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide. Based on the very latest scientific research, How Not To Die examines each of the most common diseases, chapter by chapter, to reveal what, how and why different foods affect us and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. With emphasis on individual family health history and acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr Michael Greger offers practical dietary advice to help you make valuable decisions about your diet in order to live a longer, healthier lives.
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  • Create and Maintain Your Own Smallholding

    Liz Wright

    Product Code: BMOGV
    Paperback
    Learn how to set up your own smallholding, grow your own fruit and vegetables, rear chickens, pigs, lambs and other livestock, and manage their pasture, to help you create a sustainable, organic lifestyle. This excellent new guide brings the heart of the land to your table, with advice on where to buy, how to maintain and how to support other local producers. Packed with tips and hints on how to prepare for the whole year, especially in winter. With case studies and examples throughout. Companion title to Keeping Chickens and Keeping Bees.
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  • This is Going to Hurt

    Adam Kay

    Product Code: BOKFV
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    Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, comedian Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a fascinating insight into the multitude of work the staff of the NHS has to undertake to keep us all safe and in good health.

    A junior doctor between 2004 and 2010, Adam provides a no-holds-barred account of the 97-hour weeks, life-or-death decisions and the constant tsunami of bodily fluids he had to contend with...

    Looking back on notes scribbled in secret after his busy shifts, Adam also explains how he managed to survive on the low pay and the effect his choice of career had on both his social life and relationships. This is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know - and a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.
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  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind

    Yuval Noah Harari

    Product Code: ANDDK
    Paperback
    Yuval Noah Harari's A Brief History of Mankind will take you all the way through human history and explain how we came to live in the world we do today. From being insignificant apes to the discovery of fire, the beginnings of farming and how money and science make the world go round, it's a truly extraordinary tale and all told in witty and accessible prose.

    This incredible non-fiction book has sold over a million copies and can count individuals as diverse as Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Jarvis Cocker among its fans. It's a book you'll definitely remember reading for the first time.
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  • The Body

    Bill Bryson

    Product Code: BZUQJ
    Hardback
    `We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. `What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson
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  • We Love Sonic!

    Jane Kent

    Product Code: BYXYR
    Paperback
    This is your one-stop source for all Sonic facts, figures and fun, with reviews and info on Sonic games, TV shows, characters and much more. There's a countdown of the top 20 Sonic games, profiles of Sonic, Tails and their friends and foes, and loads of info on the best Sonic TV shows too. Plus there are tons of tips, tricks and secrets on how to ace your favourite Sonic games, and special features on the history of the character and his world. No Sonic the Hedgehog fan should be without this fantastic unofficial celebration book.
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  • Look Inside Food

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: ANLOF
    Hardback 5 years +
    From farm to fork, this Usborne book reveals where food comes from, what's in it and how it affects our bodies.

    It traces all the stages of food production with engaging text and eye-catching artwork.
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  • War Doctor

    David Nott

    Product Code: CDBTH
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    'Brave, compassionate and inspiring - it left me in floods of tears' Adam Kay, author of This Is Going to Hurt For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal. Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. But as time went on, David Nott began to realize that flying into a catastrophe - whether war or natural disaster - was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets. War Doctor is his extraordinary story.
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  • Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

    Adam Kay

    Product Code: CBWAS
    Hardback
    A surgical-stocking-filler from the author of record-breaking million copy bestseller This Is Going To Hurt Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime. Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.
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  • Against My Will

    Sophie Crockett

    Product Code: CDBUQ
    Paperback
    'Asperger's made me a prisoner in my own home. When I finally entered the real world, evil was waiting.' A shocking true account of one girl's harrowing journey to survival. Sophie Crockett spent most of her childhood suffering from crippling anxiety. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, she became a virtual prisoner in her own home, afraid to venture outside. After battling with depression, eating disorders and self-harm, Sophie had the courage to re-enter society in her late teens. She was just 17 when she fell prey to ST, a violent bully who exploited her vulnerability and cruelly assumed complete coercive control over her life. He kept Sophie captive and refused to leave her alone; fed her, bathed her, even escorted her to the toilet. Sophie endured countless tirades of mental and physical abuse, kept as his sex slave while he repeatedly threatened to kill her. She was convinced it was the end. But through her bravery, and with little help from the authorities, Sophie was able to escape. This is her story.
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  • 12 Rules for Life

    Jordan B. Peterson

    Product Code: BXLIO
    Paperback
    Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a book that focuses on the value of individual responsibility and what we can learn from ancient wisdom.

    He offers 12 profound and practical principles that will help you keep your life in order - from getting your own house in order before criticising others and comparing yourself to who you were yesterday.
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  • When the Body Says No

    Dr Gabor Mate

    Product Code: BTQCI
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    Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer's disease? Is there such a thing as a `cancer personality'? Drawing on deep scientific research and Dr Gabor Mate's acclaimed clinical work, When the Body Says No provides the answers to critical questions about the mind-body link - and the role that stress and our emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases. When the Body Says No: - Explores the role of the mind-body link in conditions and diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis. - Shares dozens of enlightening case studies and stories, including those of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Betty Ford (breast cancer), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer's), Gilda Radner (ovarian cancer) and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer) - Reveals `The Seven A's of Healing': principles in healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress
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  • Philip's 2020 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

    Heather Couper

    Product Code: BZJEK
    Paperback
    "IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine * 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing * Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2020 * Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2020 * Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies * How to photograph the night skies - with cameras and smartphones * The major astronomical events of 2020 * Month-by-month Top 20 Sky Sights 2020 * Plus new, illustrated Jargon Buster Plus: * Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors. * The Solar System 2020 explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2020. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described. * Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with reflector or refractor telescopes. * And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies. About the Authors Philip's Stargazing Month by Month 2020 is written by two of the UK's best-known and respected astronomers. Prof. Heather Couper and Prof. Nigel Henbest are qualified astrophysicists, dedicated to sharing their love of the cosmos to everyone. They work in TV and radio broadcasting, international presentations, and have written over fifty popular books between them.
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  • The Secret Network of Nature

    Peter Wohlleben

    Product Code: BZJEJ
    Paperback
    From the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth? Or that wolves can alter the course of a river? Or that earthworms control wild boar populations? The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed by humans. But it is these connections that maintain nature's finely balanced equilibrium. Drawing on the latest scientific discoveries and decades of experience as a forester, Peter Wohlleben shows us how different animals, plants, rivers, rocks and weather systems cooperate, and what's at stake when these delicate systems are unbalanced.
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  • The How Not To Die Cookbook

    Michael Greger

    Product Code: BTKNU
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    From the author of the global bestseller How Not To Die comes The How Not To Die Cookbook - a lavish, beautifully illustrated collection of delicious recipes based on the groundbreaking nutritional science of the original book. Dr Michael Greger, founder of the wildly popular website NutritionFacts, takes his comprehensive, lifesaving science into the kitchen. Why suffer from disease and ill health when the right food is proven to keep you healthy, and without the side effects of drugs? We can avoid heart disease, cancer and our other biggest killers if we use food as medicine, and the How Not To Die Cookbook offers a sustainable and delicious guide to preparing and eating the foods that will prevent and reverse fatal diseases. Featuring over 100 easy-to-follow, beautifully photographed plant-based recipes, with plenty of recipes suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the How Not To Die Cookbook merges cutting-edge science with everyday ingredients from the supermarket to help you and your family eat your way to better health and a longer life.
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  • 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders

    Tara Delaney

    Product Code: BHXXF
    Paperback
    LEARNING THROUGH PLAY One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips. More than one hundred games that help your child: make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school
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  • Trigger Points

    Amanda Oswald

    Product Code: CCYEN
    Hardback
    Take control of chronic or recurring pain yourself to achieve life-changing results. New science has revealed the effectiveness of trigger-point massage to target pain - from migraines to back pain to repetitive strain injury. Pain felt in one part of the body can often be traced to knots of muscle and connective tissue elsewhere. By locating and manipulating these "trigger points", you can dramatically relieve pain and prevent its return. With detailed illustrations, learn to identify and locate trigger points accurately, and follow reliable expert advice on how to massage your trigger points for maximum benefit. Experience immediate and long-term relief with regular self-treatment. With this book, leading Harley Street therapist Amanda Oswald brings trigger-point therapy to you in a uniquely accessible package.
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  • Feel Better In 5

    Dr Rangan Chatterjee

    Product Code: CCYBF
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    'One of the most influential doctors in the country' - Chris Evans __________________________________________________ It only takes 5 minutes to start changing your life. For good. Feel Better in 5 is the first daily 5 minute plan that is easy to maintain, easy-to-follow and requires only the smallest amount of willpower. Top tips include: * A strength workout that you can do anywhere * Gut-boosting snacks you can eat on the go * Yoga moves to relax and stay supple * Breathing exercises to calm the mind Drawing on Dr Rangan Chatterjee's twenty years of experience and real-life case studies from his GP practice, Feel Better in 5 is your daily plan for a happier, healthier you at no extra cost.
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  • It Can't Be True! Poo!

    DK

    Product Code: CAXNE
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    This irresistibly disgusting book for children will teach you all you need to know about all kinds of animal dung and human waste - what it's for, how it's made, where it goes, and lots more! Poo comes in all shapes and sizes. Every animal has its own special sort and some have fascinating uses for it. Wombats use their cube-shaped droppings to mark their territory; potato beetles build a shield of dung for defence; male hippos spray out a faecal shower to attract mates; and rabbits and dung beetles eat their pellets for extra nutrition. We might call it "waste" but in fact, poo is among the most useful stuff on Earth. From building materials and paper to coffee and even water purification, there's a multitude of manure-based matter in our lives. This unique book is jam-packed with scientific explanations and amazing trivia about human and animal deposits. Did you know, for example, that the global population produces more than a million tonnes of poo every day? Or that the ancient Egyptians used animal excrement in their medicine? That wars have been fought over guano? All these facts and more are presented, either with jaw-dropping CGI illustrations or eye-popping photography. Additional boxes feature infographics that make information easy to understand. With endlessly interesting information and incredible visuals, It Can't Be True! Poo is the perfect way to entertain and amuse your friends, family, and yourself. In fact, you'll never look at poo in the same way again!
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  • Space: 10 Things You Should Know

    Rebecca Smethurst

    Product Code: BZNAH
    Hardback
    'Bite-sized, cutting edge science delivered with enormous enthusiasm - all you need to travel the cosmos' CHRIS LINTOTT 'A lot of astrophysics is packed into this neat little book . . . I guarantee you will come away knowing your dark matter from your supermassive black holes' JIM AL-KHALILI This book is for anyone who wants to easily understand the mind-blowing fundamentals of our extraordinary, expanding universe. Written by Oxford astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst and composed of ten captivating, simple essays, it guides you swiftly through the galaxies, explaining the mysteries of black holes, dark matter and what existed before the Big Bang, presenting the evidence as to whether we really are alone, illuminating what we still don't know, and much more besides. If you have big questions about Space, this book will provide you with the answers in an engaging and succinct way.
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  • The Pelvic Floor Bible

    Jane Simpson

    Product Code: BXKYP
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    Have you ever laughed so much you wet yourself - just a little bit? Or found yourself crossing your legs on the doorstep frantically searching for your keys? Do you get up at night to go to the toilet more than once? Then you need help from The Pelvic Floor Bible. Incontinence is both preventable and curable through pelvic floor exercises and rehabilitation but too many people assume nothing can be done, follow incorrect advice or are ashamed to seek help. We need to end the taboo now. Jane Simpson will show you how to incorporate pelvic floor exercises as part of your daily routine in order to prevent issues in later life and cure existing problems now. * Learn how to treat common problems such as stress incontinence, overactive bladder and prolapse *Get back into shape post-pregnancy *Enjoy a healthy sex life at every stage of your life "Thanks to Jane I am feeling physically better, stronger, and more confident.", Tonya, 29 "I hadn't quite appreciated how important my pelvic floor was until I hadn't got one! Jane helped me to restore and maintain my new floor and I would encourage everyone to exercise regularly and to follow Jane's advice" Louise, 53
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  • The Collected Schizophrenias

    Esme Weijun Wang

    Product Code: BXYWE
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    'Dazzling ... in her kaleidoscopic essays, memoir has been shattered into sliding and overlapping pieces ... mind-expanding' The New York Times Book Review Esme Weijun Wang was officially diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2013, although the hallucinations and psychotic episodes had started years before that. In the midst of a high functioning life at Yale, Stanford and the literary world, she would find herself floored by an overwhelming terror that 'spread like blood', or convinced that she was dead, or that her friends were robots, or spiders were eating holes in her brain. What happens when your whole conception of yourself is turned upside down? When you're aware of what is occurring to you, but unable to do anything about it? Written with immediacy and unflinching honesty, this visceral and moving book is Wang's story, as she steps both inside and outside of her condition to bring it to light. Following her own diagnosis and the many manifestations of schizophrenia in her life, she ranges over everything from how we label mental illness to her own use of fashion and make-up to present herself as high-functioning, from the failures of the higher education system to how factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease compounded her experiences. Wang's analytical, intelligent eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with haunting personal narrative. The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core and provides unique insight into a condition long misdiagnosed and much misunderstood.
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There are loads of fascinating books in our Science, Technology & Medicine category. If you want to explore the many secrets of the universe then discover our range of science books. To know more about medical issues and procedures then explore our informative medicine books. Or, if engineering and agriculture is more your speed, then take a look through our brilliant technology books.

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Discover all there is to know about maths and science with one of our fantastic science books. These are great for expanding your own knowledge and for helping your children learn more about the world around them.

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With so much to explore in the fields of technology and engineering, from how to build a house to how airplanes fly, you won’t be bored with one of our many books on engineering. Whatever you want to know about how things work and why, dive into one of our books to learn the answers.

Learn about the importance health and medicine

Understand complicated medical issues and procedures with one of our medicine books, covering a range of important topics. Whether you’re looking for tips on staying healthy or an explanation about something a bit more serious, we have something to help you in our selection.

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