Mathematics & Science Books

  • 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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    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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    Mark Frary reveals the secret history of codes in this timely and captivating reference book.

    From ancient transposition ciphers to steganography and computerised methods designed by codebreakers including Alan Turing, this book provides a detailed overview of 45 of the world's most important codes and ciphers.

    This endlessly interesting book will appeal to anyone who loves science, puzzles, numbers and linguistics. It describes each discovery and development's role within general history, political intrigue and warfare.
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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.
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    The sequel to Bletchley Park Brainteasers gives you the chance to pit your wits against some of the greatest minds of our time.

    From secret languages to deadly countdowns and hidden codes, there are so many brain-teasers to see if you have what it takes to be a spy - and they're all interweaved with incredible stories of the secret heroes and heroines of MI5 and MI6 who have cracked challenges that changed the course of history.
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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.
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    Why does your toast always land butter-side down? How do you measure the speed of a tennis serve? And just how do you win big on the lottery?

    This book looks at the fascinating maths behind 60 different questions that cover a vast range of topics. It uses practical knowledge of numbers to answer all sorts of questions that will quench your curiosity.

    Other topics covered with application include the weather, the internet, DNA testing and romance. People who love to wow friends with facts and their intelligence will find so much joy in this jaw-dropping book.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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    Maths On the Go can help you help your children learn all about the tricky subject through 101 entertaining and simple tips, games and activities.

    Making practising maths enjoyable and engaging for both you and your child, the problem-solving activities range from creative cutting of the toast at breakfast to running a bike helmet survey while on a long car journey.

    Among the topics the activities cover are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, telling the time, estimates and geometry.
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    Containing a planisphere for the first ever time, this Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack will inspire the whole family to start stargazing.

    The pack contains three essential items that will introduce beginners to astronomy - a glow-in-the-dark planisphere; an 80-page paperback book about the stars and planets; and a colourful Solar System poster. The planisphere has been specially made so that stars, names and shapes of constellations will be visible after it has been held under a bright light. It's a fun and practical starfinder that comes with instructions.

    The poster is huge (580 x 870mm) and is full of informative text while the Exploring Stars and Planets book is a colourful and entertaining introduction to the subject. It's packed with photographs, artwork and maps.

    This whole pack is suitable for use in the Northern Hemisphere.
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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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    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.
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    Anyone who wants to start stargazing will enjoy this compact guide to our solar system.

    From the planets to all 88 constellations that brighten up the night sky, it is expertly written and packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate details and unique characteristics of every element.

    It also contains information on the tools and techniques you'll need to observe the night skies.
  • 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!
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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...
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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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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • TLNG
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    This is a bold book all about measurement and its various units' origins and evolution.

    Written by Graeme Donald, is explores the stories behind the everyday units we use and looks at how they have developed around the world throughout history. From time to distance, temperature to money and data to sound, it's an intriguing guide to how these methods help us make sense of our daily lives.

    This book also answers important questions including why we measure time in units of 60, why the length of a mile once depended on where we came from and just what the width of a horse's backside has to do with NASA's booster rockets.
  • Man vs Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781781317501 - Stewart Cowley
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    This is an endlessly interesting collection for anyone who has a passion for science and data. All illustrated and full of fascinating information, the Freakonomics-style books cover the topics of big data, maths and money and will delight anyone who enjoys numbers and economics.

    Man vs Big Data explains everyday data in an accessible style, revealing how data is used for medical advancements, developing everyday tools and recording our movements and actions; Man vs Maths explains how we use everyday mathematics to do everything from building a skyscraper to finding love; and Man vs Money reveals how money plays a role in everything the world revolves around, covering issues including modern banking, crowd funding and virtual currencies.