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Our range of technology books is focused on engineering, agriculture, civil engineering and mechanical engineering and will help you learn more about the technological advancements of the world.

  • Genius Inventions

    Jack Challoner

    Product Code: ITCW
    Hardback
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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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    The Science of Supercars

    Martin Roach

    Product Code: TSSC
    Hardback
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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 Little Book of Big Ideas

    Daniel Smith

    Product Code: LBBI
    Hardback
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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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  • AQA GCSE 9-1 Design & Technology Workbook

    Collins GCSE

    Product Code: BSYQG
    Paperback 14 years +
    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE 9-1 Subject: Design & Technology First Teaching: September 2017; First Exams: June 2019 This Collins AQA Design & Technology GCSE 9-1 Workbook contains topic-based questions as well as a full practice paper and answers. With lots of realistic practice opportunities for a variety of different exam-style questions. With a workbook and practice exam paper in one book, it contains plenty of practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * selection of questions covering each topic * topic-by-topic practice * complete exam-style paper
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  • The Master Algorithm

    Pedro Domingos

    Product Code: AWQFU
    Paperback
    'Pedro Domingos demystifies machine learning and shows how wondrous and exciting the future will be' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs Society is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data and make it useful by creating more algorithms. This is something new under the sun: a technology that builds itself. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos reveals how machine learning is remaking business, politics, science and war. And he takes us on an awe-inspiring quest to find 'The Master Algorithm' - a universal learner capable of deriving all knowledge from data.
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  • Invisible Women

    Caroline Criado Perez

    Product Code: BUODN
    Hardback
    From award-winning writer and feminist campaigner, Invisible Women is an exciting and groundbreaking work of journalism and activism about women and the systematic discrimination caused by a data gap that affects half the population.

    This incredible book shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women.

    Caroline Criado Perez brings together an impressive range of case studies stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the impact this has on their health and well-being. This powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.
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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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  • AQA GCSE 9-1 Food Preparation and Nutrition Workbook

    Collins GCSE

    Product Code: BSYQL
    Paperback 14 years +
    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE 9-1 Subject: Food preparation and nutrition First Teaching: September 2016, First Exams: June 2018 This Collins AQA Food Preparation & Nutrition GCSE 9-1 Workbook contains topic-based questions as well as a full practice paper and answers, with lots of realistic practice opportunities. With a workbook and practice exam paper in one book, it contains plenty of practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * selection of questions covering each topic * topic-by-topic practice * complete exam-style paper
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  • Permanent Record

    Edward Snowden

    Product Code: BZUOZ
    Hardback
    Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online - a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.
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  • Be More Japan

    DK Travel

    Product Code: BYLOV
    Hardback
    Be More Japan is a celebration of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern culture. Blending both travel information and cultural insights into a single book, Be More Japan helps you understand and experience the best of Japan, both at home and abroad. Beginning with an overview of the four seasons - a key theme in Japanese culture - you'll learn about the festivals, food, fashion and flowers that change throughout the year and make this country so full of fun and variety. Then dive into the captivating culture of Japan, with topics such as art, music, food, wellness and spirituality all split into separate sections to help you pinpoint the areas that interest you. Learn about the traditional skills of the tea ceremony and calligraphy, and where you can go to see and practise them yourself. Find out more about the country's most popular sports and where to catch a game of baseball or see a martial arts exposition. For pop culture fans, there are dedicated sections on J-Pop, anime and video games, with plenty of information on the best places to enjoy them in Japan. And if you want to get a feel for modern Japanese lifestyle, you'll find enough details on topics such as transport, karaoke, ikigai, shopping and hot springs to help you make the most of even a short trip to Japan. You can pick and choose what interests you to plan your perfect trip, or explore a bit of everything to get a sense of the essentials of Japanese life and culture. And for those who can't make the trip to Japan, or who want to carry on the experience when they return, there are tips and suggestions for how to bring Japanese culture to you, and places where you can see its influence around the world.
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  • Underland

    Robert Macfarlane

    Product Code: BXLMJ
    Hardback
    Landmarks and The Lost Worlds author Robert Macfarlane's Underland takes you on a breathtaking journey into the worlds beneath her feet - from Greenland's glaciers to Bronze Age burial chambers.

    It's a long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart that reveals we can learn so much from what lies beneath...
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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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  • There Is No Planet B

    Mike Berners-Lee (Lancaster Un

    Product Code: BYMTK
    Paperback
    Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, what are the knock-on effects of our actions, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? Should we frack? How can we take control of technology? Does it all come down to population? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do? Fortunately, Mike Berners-Lee has crunched the numbers and plotted a course of action that is practical and even enjoyable. There is No Planet B maps it out in an accessible and entertaining way, filled with astonishing facts and analysis. For the first time you'll find big-picture perspective on the environmental and economic challenges of the day laid out in one place, and traced through to the underlying roots - questions of how we live and think. This book will shock you, surprise you - and then make you laugh. And you'll find practical and even inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this - our only - planet.
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  • AQA GCSE 9-1 Food Preparation and Nutrition All-in-One Revision and Practice

    Collins GCSE

    Product Code: BTZSO
    Paperback 14 years +
    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE 9-1 Subject: Food preparation and nutrition First Teaching: September 2016, First Exams: June 2018 Revision that Sticks! Collins AQA GCSE 9-1 Food Preparation and Nutrition Complete All-in-One Revision and Practice, uses a revision method that really works: repeated practice throughout. A revision guide, workbook and practice paper in one book! With clear and concise revision for every topic, plus seven practice opportunities, Collins offers the best revision at the best price. Includes: * quick tests as you go * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * audio download to practice listening * more topic-by-topic practice in the workbook * a complete exam-style paper * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide
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  • AQA GCSE 9-1 Design & Technology All-in-One Revision and Practice

    Collins GCSE

    Product Code: BTZSM
    Paperback 14 years +
    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: Design & Technology First Teaching: September 2017; First Exams: June 2019 Revision that Sticks! Collins AQA GCSE 9-1 Design and Technology Complete All-in-One Revision and Practice, uses a revision method that really works: repeated practice throughout. A revision guide, workbook and practice paper in one book! With clear and concise revision for every topic, plus seven practice opportunities, Collins offers the best revision at the best price. Includes: * quick tests as you go * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * audio download to practice listening * more topic-by-topic practice in the workbook * a complete exam-style paper * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide
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  • How Things Work

    T J Resler

    Product Code: AUXCI
    Hardback 7 years +
    Ever wanted to take apart the microwave to see how it works? Crack open your computer and peak inside? Intrigued by how things work? So are we! That's why we're dissecting all kinds of things from rubber erasers to tractor beams! Read along as National Geographic Kids unplug, unravels, and reveals how things do what they do. Complete with "Tales from the Lab, "true stories, biographies of real scientists and engineers, exciting diagrams and illustrations, accessible explanations, trivia and fun features, this cool book explains it all!
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  • Permanent Record

    Edward Snowden

    Product Code: BZTJQ
    Paperback
    Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online - a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.
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  • The Lion of the RAF

    Paul McElhinney

    Product Code: BZITR
    Hardback
    This is the story of a man from early twentieth century rural Cork who rose to the heights of the RAF and excelled as a major figure in international rugby in the 1920s and 1930s. Air Marshal George Beamish was one of the famous `Flying Beamishes' - six siblings who were all members of the RAF; a record they hold to this day. The highlights of his career include responsibility for the air evacuation after the Battle of Crete in 1941, participation in the Desert War and his spell as Air ADC to King George VI. In 1949, Beamish was appointed Commandant of RAF Cranwell, where he had been awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour in the 1920s. In 1962, he was appointed High Sheriff of County Londonderry and, on the strength of his military and sporting records, ran for nomination for a Northern Ireland seat in Parliament. A good all-round sportsman, Beamish excelled at rugby. He was capped 25 times for Ireland, which he also captained. He participated in the 1930 Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand and captained a regional team in an heroic victory over the Springboks in 1931. Gritty, determined, sporty, gruff and focused, Beamish died in 1967 at the age of sixty-two after a remarkable life and two astonishing careers.
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  • Liquid

    Mark A. Miodownik

    Product Code: BYIAB
    Paperback
    By the author of the best-selling, prize-winning Stuff Matters 'A truly delightful read' Jim Al-Khalili, author of Paradox 'Exciting, anarchic and surprising' Katy Guest, The Guardian This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves that we come across every day. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with substances from water and glue to coffee and wine, he shows how these liquids can bring death and destruction as well as wonder and fascination. From Laszlo Biro's revolutionary pen and Abraham Gesner's kerosene to cutting-edge research on self-repairing roads and liquid computers, Miodownik uses his winning formula of scientific storytelling to bring the everyday to life. He reveals why liquids can flow up a tree but down a hill, why oil is sticky, how waves can travel so far, and how to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are the secret lives of substances that we rely on but rarely understand. 'An exhilarating, eye-opening ride' Philip Ball, science writer and author of H2O 'A thrilling read, from start to finish' Tim Radford, author of The Consolations of Physics
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  • Novacene

    James Lovelock

    Product Code: BYIFJ
    Hardback
    Creator of the Gaia hypothesis James Lovelock argues that after 300 years, anthropocene - the age in which humans acquired planetary-scale technologies - is now coming to an end in Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence.

    He passionately believes that new beings will emerge from existing artificial intelligence systems. They will think 10,000 times faster than we do and they will regard us as we now regard plants - as desperately slow acting and thinking creatures.

    But this will not be the cruel, violent machine takeover of the planet imagined by sci-fi writers and film-makers. These hyper-intelligent beings will be as dependent on the health of the planet as we are...
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  • Radio

    Alasdair Pinkerton

    Product Code: BXHBR
    Hardback
    Radio is a medium of seemingly endless contradictions. Now in its third century of existence, the technology still seems startlingly modern; despite frequent predictions of its demise, radio continues to evolve and flourish in the age of the internet and social media. This book explores the history of the radio, describing its technological, political, and social evolution, and how it emerged from Victorian experimental laboratories to become a near-ubiquitous presence in our lives. Alasdair Pinkerton's story is shaped by radio's multiple characters and characteristics--radio waves occur in nature, for instance, but have also been harnessed and molded by human beings to bridge oceans and reconfigure our experience of space and time. Published in association with the Science Museum, London, Radio is an informative and thought-provoking book for all enthusiasts of an old technology that still has the capacity to enthuse, entertain, entice, and enrage today.
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  • F**k Plastic

    Product Code: BRJRO
    Hardback
    Is the thought of the 51 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans keeping you up at night? Don't panic! The war on plastic has begun and you are a key component in it. In this book you'll find 101 little things you as an individual can do to avoid single-use plastics and help save the world. Governments, brands and corporations around the globe are on the case to solve the plastic epidemic, but whilst we wait for the effects of those initiatives to trickle through and alternatives to plastic to be found, let's hit the ground running. In this proactive illustrated book, you'll find 101 simple ways to cut plastic from: -FOOD AND DRINK e.g. freeze fresh veg rather than buying frozen, and buy beeswax wrap over clingfilm - AROUND THE HOUSE e.g. buy bars of soap instead of hand dispensers and swap scourers for natural cloths - YOUR LIFESTYLE e.g. how to have a plastic-free party and find good plastic-free make-up Together we can save our oceans - and we will!
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  • First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

    James Hansen

    Product Code: BPQMB
    Paperback
    Soon to be a major motion picture, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America's most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong - the man whose "one small step" changed history. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this "magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century" (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon's surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong's career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong's storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. In the years since the Moon landing, rumors swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. This book reveals the man behind the myth. In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.
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  • 30-Second Engineering

    James Trevelyan

    Product Code: CAWVL
    Hardback
    30-Second Engineering surveys the tasks and challenges that engineers face in every field, from civil to electrical, and explores their methods, inventions and achievements. This introduction to engineering is split into 7 chapters that cover: Engineering Methods - from problem solving to applying mathematics Civil & Environmental Engineering - building bridges, taming rivers and industry ethics Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering - from thrust bearings to robotics Chemical Engineering & Energy Production - energy supplies and industry hazards Electrical & Electronic Engineering - from computers to internet storage and biomedical body parts Aerospace & Transport Engineering - driverless cars, floating factories and lessons from space Engineering the future - how engineers endeavour to save the planet Plus profiles of notable engineers, such as Ernst Dickmanns, William Rankine, Liang Jianying and Fazlur Khan. Each topic is summarised in 300 words with one image, helping you understand the subject at great speed. Written by industry experts from around the world, this book gives incredible insight to an underrated but integral occupation. Without it, skyscrapers, driverless cars, energy supply systems, AI, factories, the internet and aircraft would not exist. Engineering enabled our evolution and this book will arm you with the conversational prowess to discuss it.
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If you’re fascinated by all things technological, then discover our selection of interesting technology, engineering and agriculture books. Whether you’re interested in civil or mechanical engineering, farming or robotics, we have a book for you.

Exciting engineering books

With such a diverse range of the best engineering books, about everything from building design to smart materials, you’ll find loads of fascinating reads to hold your interest. Whatever form of engineering fascinates you, and whether you’re an expert or an amateur engineer, we’ll have the perfect guide to inform you, including civil engineering books and mechanical engineering books.

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Discover a new technology book to teach you all robotics and machinery. Learn how to work and fix items around your home with one of our electrical engineering books or all about the latest advancements in science and technology with one of our latest technology books.