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Our science topic books cover physics, biology and chemistry, and will break down these difficult subjects into accessible and easy-to-digest pieces of information. There are also selections of fun science fact books that are a great pick up for when you want to do some lighter reading!

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Science Topic Books

Our science topic books cover physics, biology and chemistry, and will break down these difficult subjects into accessible and easy-to-digest pieces of information. There are also selections of fun science fact books that are a great pick up for when you want to do some lighter reading!

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    The Planets (Hardback)

    Brian Cox

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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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  • SLOG

    The Secret Life of Genes (Paperback)

    Derek Harvey

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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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    The Secret Life of the Brain (Paperback)

    Alfred David

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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 (Hardback)

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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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    Star to Star (Paperback)

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

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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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  • HTBH

    New Scientist- How to be Human (Hardback)

    New Scientist

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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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    How to Read the Weather (Paperback)

    Storm Dunlop

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    We all know Brits love to talk about the weather but did you know that you can actually tell what's going to happen next by studying the behaviour of nature?

    Storm Dunlop's How to Read the Weather is a pocket-sized guide to looking up and seeing what will happen next. It explains what those funny-shaped clouds indicate and whether red sky at night really will delight.

    He also looks over the history of weather and discusses some of the strangest events in our history. Perfect for armchair meteorologists and those who love the great outdoors, this book covers everything from barometers to blizzards and cloud bursts to cross winds.
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    How to Build a Universe (Hardback)

    Brian Cox

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    Inspired by their hit Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage, Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince's How to Build a Universe provides readers with an eye-opening journey through the grand and bizarre ideas that have been conjured up by the imaginations of humans.

    From dark matter to consciousness, the very brainy duo take the musings of the great and the good of British science and look into how these theories and ideas have come about. This book provides an insight into the multi-faceted subjects involved in building a universe, and it's all backed up by quotes from leading scientists and comedians including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Fry.

    Sometimes silly, sometimes mind-blowing and occasionally facetious, this is the perfect book for fans of the irreverent show and anyone who wants to have their minds blown by the wonders of science.
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    Shoot for the Moon (Paperback)

    Richard Wiseman

    'Fascinating new book examines the history of Nasa's Apollo space missions' Daily Mail _______ Eight key lessons to revolutionise your life with the mindset that got man to the moon. 20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon. We all recognize this to be one of mankind's greatest achievements. Yet what did it take to make John F. Kennedy's dream a reality? In this remarkable book, Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the Moon, and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life. Combining personal interviews, mission archives and cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. Along the way he identifies eight key principles that make up the Apollo Mindset, including how pessimism is crucial to success, and how fear and tragedy can be transformed into hope and optimism. You will discover a series of practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into both your professional and personal life. Whether you want to start a business venture, change careers, find your perfect partner, raise a loving family, get promoted, gain a new qualification, escape the rat race, or pursue a lifelong passion, these techniques will help you to reach your own Moon.
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    Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind (Paperback)

    Yuval Noah Harari

    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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    Apollo 11 (Hardback)

    Passingham, Ian

    Half a century has passed since arguably the greatest feat of the twentieth century: when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11: The Moon Landing In Real Time brings the mission back to life as never before in a thrilling day-by-day account, exploring everything from the historic flight itself to how the $24billion space programme divided a nation. Journey back in time and feel the excitement build in the days before launch and then experience the tension of the dramatic lunar landing and the relief of the crew's safe return to Earth. This engaging account mixes easily understandable explanations of the ground-breaking technology behind Apollo 11 with entertainment, excitement and humour in equal measure. Set against a backdrop of the Cold War, race riots and Vietnam, the mission polarised opinion worldwide. Alongside these issues, read long-forgotten tales including how a Chilean lawyer claimed he was the legal owner of the Moon, thousands of people signed up for proposed commercial Moon flights, Hilton revealed plans for a lunar hotel, flat Earth' believers claimed the mission was a hoax and some scientists feared the astronauts would bring back deadly germs from space which would devastate mankind.
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    Knowledge Encyclopedia Science (Hardback)

    DK

    An extraordinary encyclopedia with a ground-breaking visual approach to science, using awesome illustrations to show biology, chemistry, and physics in the world around us. Incredible computer-generated images pack the pages to reveal and explain science as never before, looking inside a cell, for example, pulling apart a Formula 1 racing car, and examining the forces that hold the Universe together. Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! covers all the key core science subjects, but with an inventive visual approach to draw in curious young minds. All the essential information is there in easy-to-read text, together with additional fun facts, and brought to life with amazing 3D illustrations that look inside the anatomy of a blue whale, zoom into a molecule of water, and out of the Solar System. A perfect introduction to science for children aged 10 and over, Knowledge Encyclopedia: Science! is an essential addition to every family library.
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    All About Chemistry (Paperback)

    Robert Winston

    An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston, All about Chemistry answers all those intriguing questions your kids ask...Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? All About Chemistry takes an amazing look at the what, why and how of science. From the geeky Greeks to explosive elements kids can enter a world of discovery as they find out the extraordinary way our world works. It's chemistry, but not as you know it.
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    Brief Answers to the Big Questions (Hardback)

    Stephen Hawking

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    Stephen Hawking's final book finds the scientist answering questions ranging from 'Is there a God?' to 'Can we predict the future?' and 'Will we survive on Earth?'

    Hawking always believed that science could be used to fix our planet's problems and in this book, he talks about contemporary issues including climate change, dwindling natural resources and the rise of AI.

    This endlessly interesting book is passionately argued and full of wit as Stephen Hawking talks about the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next...
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    Life 3.0 (Paperback)

    Max Tegmark

    Life 3.0 is the international bestselling book by physicist and cosmologist, Max Tegmark. His book has been praised by Stephen Hawking, who has said "this is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it".

    This book dives deep into the future of AI, where Tegmark asks the most important questions about its effect on human and life on earth. We know AI is the future - but what does that look like? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks? What advice should we give to kids? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons.

    Tegmark invites you to join in on possibly the most important conversations of our time, as he discusses a full range of viewpoints to include even the most controversial issues.
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    A Brief History Of Time (Paperback)

    Stephen Hawking

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    The late, great Stephen Hawking's classic book about who we are, how we came to be and the secrets that still lie at the heart of space and time.

    From the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory, this book uses accessible language to cover the concept of the universe and answer questions including when time began and if it could run backwards.
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    Homage to Gaia (Paperback)

    James Lovelock

    A new edition in the year of James Lovelock's 100th birthday With over fifty patents to his name and innumerable awards and accolades, James Lovelock is a distinguished and original thinker who has been widely recognized by the international scientific community. In this inspiring book, republished in the year of his 100th birthday, Lovelock tells his life story, from his first steps as a scientist to his work with organisations as diverse as NASA, Shell and the Marine Biological Association. Homage to Gaia describes the years of travel and work that led to his crucial scientific breakthroughs in environmental awareness, uncovering how CFCs impact on the ozone layer and creating the concept of Gaia, the theory that the Earth is a self-regulating system. Written in a sharp and energetic style, James Lovelock's book will entertain and inspire anyone interested in science or the creative spirit.
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    The Apollo Missions: In the Astronauts' Own Words (Hardback)

    Rod Pyle

    Destination Moon tells the significant, spectacular and intriguing story of the Apollo space programme through first-person accounts by the astronauts themselves, explained and put into context with expert commentary by Rod Pyle. Travelling to the most forbidding environment known to man, twelve courageous individuals stepped out of their tiny spaceships and onto another world. And with that, the history of humankind was irrevocably changed. But the adventures live on, and with the 50th anniversary of the moon landings in 2019, the world is once more gazing moonward. Destination Moon contains over 100 images - many of which are rarely seen - drawn from original NASA film. Creating a remarkable book that transports readers to a world they have never seen like this before.
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    The Lives of Bees (Hardback)

    Thomas D. Seeley

    How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world (TM)s managed bee colonies Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley (TM)s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper (TM)s hive "and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet (TM)s managed honey bee populations. Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, sheds light on why wild honey bees are still thriving while those living in managed colonies are in crisis. Drawing on the latest science as well as insights from his own pioneering fieldwork, he describes in extraordinary detail how honey bees live in nature and shows how this differs significantly from their lives under the management of beekeepers. Seeley presents an entirely new approach to beekeeping "Darwinian Beekeeping "which enables honey bees to use the toolkit of survival skills their species has acquired over the past thirty million years, and to evolve solutions to the new challenges they face today. He shows beekeepers how to use the principles of natural selection to guide their practices, and he offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of honey bees. Engagingly written and deeply personal, The Lives of Bees reveals how we can become better custodians of honey bees and make use of their resources in ways that enrich their lives as well as our own.
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    Brain Food (Paperback)

    Dr Lisa Mosconi

    'I cannot recommend this book enough' Dr Rupy Aujla' Your diet affects your body but it also affects your brain. Brain Food uses cutting-edge research to highlight the connection between nutrition and our brain's health, busting through pseudoscience and demonstrating how we can all change our diet most effectively. Based partly on her own discoveries, and using emerging science, for example on the connection between the brain and the gut, Dr Lisa Mosconi, an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition, reveals the foods and drinks that can prevent dementia, stress, cognitive decline and memory loss - no matter how old we are. Innovative and timely, and with accompanying brain-boosting recipes and lists of what to eat and what to avoid, Brain Food provides the ultimate plan for maximizing our brain power. Reveals the foods that will keep your brain in tip-top shape AND prevent dementia' Daily Mail 'A critically important book. If you want to keep and save your brain you have to get your food right. Brain Food will help you do just that in a delicious, easy way' Daniel G. Amen, author of Memory Rescue
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    Science Museum 50 Postcards (Other)

    Science Museum

    A collection of 50 postcards in a box from the Science Museum, showcasing fascinating images from the museum's wide-ranging image library, including vintage posters, original drawings, photographs and prints.
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    We Have No Idea (Paperback)

    Jorge Cham

    In our small corner of the universe, we know how some matter behaves most of the time and what even less of it looks like, and we have some good guesses about where it all came from. But we really have no clue what's going on. In fact, we don't know what about 95% of the universe is made of. So what happens when a cartoonist and a physicist walk into this strange, mostly unknown universe? Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson gleefully explore the biggest unknowns, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humour and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. This is a book for fans of Brian Cox and What If. This highly entertaining highly illustrated book is perfect for anyone who's curious about all the great mysteries physicists are going to solve next.
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    The Astronomy Book (Hardback)

    DK

    Explore the world of astronomy with key quotes and bold graphics to illustrate over 100 of the universe's biggest ideas. The Astronomy Book is an exciting voyage of discovery through the cosmos. Venture from ancient speculations about the nature of the universe, to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, including those of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Learn about the incredible histories of Halley's comet, Hubble's telescope, and NASA's modern-day trailblazing, as well as the discoveries of famous figures including Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, Walter Adams, Carl Sagan, and Alan Stern. The Astronomy Book, part of DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, is is the perfect introduction to our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos.
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    The Quantum Universe (Paperback)

    Brian Cox

    From the bestselling authors of "Why does E=mc2?" comes "The Quantum Universe", in which Brian Cox, presenter of the BBC's "Wonders of the Solar System" and "Wonders of the Universe", and Jeff Forshaw go on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. This Top Ten bestseller now contains an updated chapter on the remarkable progress in the search for the Higgs boson particle. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good? Here, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe, and reveal exactly how everything that can happen, does happen.
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