Unleash Your Inner Geek

Our books for geeks cover everything from Star Wars to LEGO and so much more. They're perfect for anyone who has techy and intelligent interests.

  • PLNT

    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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  • LSWE 5 years +

    LEGO Star Wars Episode I-VIII: Readers Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

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    Enjoy a brick-by-brick recreation of all your favourite stories and scenes from a galaxy far, far away with this set of eight LEGO Star Wars books.

    Packed with images of LEGO Star Wars sets, these are brilliant books for introducing heroic Jedi and amazing rebels and the evil characters who run the Empire.

    It will help children learn all about the Force and this timeless battle of good versus evil. The images are exciting and the text is easy to follow.

    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
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    Marvel: The Ultimate Superhero Collection (Collection)

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    Find out all there is to know about the world's mightiest superheroes with this awesome collection from Marvel.

    With books based on Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers, you can discover plenty of facts about these iconic characters' adventures, powers, friends and foes.

    Throughout the books, you can learn all about how Tony Stark invented the Iron Man armour and find out about his glitzy life; discover how Peter Parker became Spider-Man and just who his enemies are; and read all about why the Avengers are the world's most powerful superhero team. With a giant poster also included, this is great for any superfan!
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  • HPCB 9 years +

    The Official Harry Potter Colouring Book (Paperback)

    Warner Brothers

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    Head to Hogwarts and colour in some of the most magical scenes and artwork from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with this spellbinding colouring book.

    An official book, it contains intricate line drawings that have been used in the making of the Harry Potter films and features some of the most beloved (and not-so-beloved!) characters including Harry, Dobby and Lord Voldemort. All you need to do is add some colour.

    A treat for Harry Potter fans of all ages, we expect this to be flying out as quick as the Knight Bus, so if you're a Muggle and want to add it to your collection - place your order today!
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    Star Wars: Drawing Manual (Paperback)

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    With its detailed, step-by-step illustration projects, this drawing manual gives Star Wars fans of all ages the chance to draw their favourite ships and other vehicles from the Star Wars universe.

    Ideal for budding engineers, all you have to do is follow each instruction and you'll soon see some amazing spaceships and vehicles appear. Each one is also accompanied by some very fun facts.
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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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    DCVH

    DC Comics: A Visual History Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

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    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are instantly recognisable superheroes all over the world and this eight-book collection covers over seven decades of DC Comics on a year-by-year and month-by-month basis.

    Packed with original comic book art by famed illustrators including Jim Lee, Alex Ross and Adam Hughes, these hardback books cover all the way from 1935 to the present day: The Bronze Age, The Silver Age, The Golden Age and The Modern Age. All presented in chronological order, each volume features key character profiles and guides to the iconic cities.

    With the success of the DC films, this is a must-have compendium for DC fans. In fact, when they receive the set they'll have a smile as big as The Joker's... These hardback books come presented in a keepsake slipcase.

    Format: Hardback
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  • SLOB

    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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    The LEGO Visual History (Hardback)

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    This huge hardback is a marvellous gift for master builders of all ages. It provides a visual history of the world's favourite toy - from the very first brick through to the best modern kits.

    A nostalgic run through six decades, it celebrates the fact that even the early bricks are compatible with those that are made today and how LEGO has inspired so much imagination, creativity and innovation around the world.

    It highlights the best-loved and most interesting LEGO builds of all time and there are sure to be sets that you remember from your own childhood.
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  • UFEG 11 years +

    Fortnite Essential Guide (Hardback)

    Dean & Son

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    This easy-to-follow user guide teaches you everything you need to know about Fortnite - from gameplay basics to must-know building techniques and advanced hints and tricks.

    It also includes safety tips and a parents' guide.
    • £3.99
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  • SLHB

    The Secret Life of the Human Body (Paperback)

    John Clancy

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    Learn all about the inner workings of the human body and how the seven octillion atoms that are grouped into organs, tissues, nerves, fibres and fluids work together in this stunning, accessible and eye-opening book.

    This crossover book also looks at hormones, enzymes and the immune system and reveals how we have 15 'other senses' in addition to the five we all know. It will also tell you why our eyes are capable of seeing the Andromeda galaxy 2.5 million years away!

    Complete with attractive visual artwork, this informative reference book also looks at cells, body structure, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system.
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  • INFN

    Infinity In The Palm Of Your Hand (Hardback)

    Marcus Chown

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    The Ascent of Gravity author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important scientific facts about us, our world and beyond by examining the astonishing facts that reveal vast complexities of the universe.

    Our adventures in space, deeper understanding of the the quantum world and the huge technological leaps of the past century have revealed a universe that is stranger than anyone could imagine.

    This witty and concise book examines the science behind 50 facts that affect our everyday lives e.g. did you know that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction?
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    Marvel: The Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book (Paperback)

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    Avengers assemble!

    This cool dot-to-dot book from Thomas Pavitte features iconic images of the world's mightiest superheroes including Captain America, Hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man. All you have to do is get your pencils out, relax and join the 1,000 dots together to see the images appear.

    Once complete, you can then colour in the completed pictures and display them on your wall with pride. This is a Marvel-lous gift for any fan (teen or older) of the spectacular superheroes.

    It even includes a special 1,700-dot poster inspired by Civil War which finds Cap and Tony Stark battling against each other.

    Please note that the dots featured in this book are very intricate.
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  • PAVL

    Pavlov's Dog (Paperback)

    Adam Hart-Davies

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    Can you condition a dog to behave in a certain way?
    Do our thoughts really control our actions?

    This eye-opening book looks at how experimental psychology has had such an impact on the way we understand human thoughts and behaviour.

    It offers clear and concise explanations of Pavlov's salivating dogs, Milgram's obedience studies and Zimbardo's classic Stanford prison experiment. It talks about each case's context procedure and results and how they made a major impact on the way we think about the world.
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  • TCOG 9 years +

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Hardback)

    JK Rowling

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    The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film starring Eddie Redmayne was a magical treat that followed Newt Scamander all the way to New York City.

    In its sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, the Magizoologist makes his way back to Hogwarts for a meeting with Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and then over to Paris as Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) starts to gather followers for his dark uprising...

    Assisted by sisters Tina (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie (Alison Sudol) Goldstein and No-Maj Jacob Kowalski, Newt has to help Dumbledore stop Grindelwald before it's too late. This book contains J.K. Rowling's original screenplay for the new film and features stunning line art by MinaLima. It lets Muggles of all ages know what happened in the Wizarding World in the time before Harry Potter...

    Please note this is a spellbinding screenplay, not a fiction adaptation.
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  • DCEV 9 years +

    DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need To Know (Hardback)

    Liz Marsham

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    From Aqua Man to Shazam and Harley Quinn to Batman, DC Comics have created some of the world's greatest superheroes.

    Packed with original artwork, this hardback comic book compendium is full of facts, info and trivia about the heroes and their foes. It covers 80 years and reveals everything from Aquaman's greatest secrets to Superman's strangest powers.

    This huge hardback also profiles some of the imaginative worlds, including Arkham Asylum, Atlantis and Krypton, that have been created by DC Comics writers and illustrators. It also reveals incredible facts... Did you know there are actually several hidden Batcaves around Gotham City or that he once donned a rainbow-coloured suit?
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  • ABSW 5 years +

    The Amazing Book of Star Wars (Hardback)

    Elizabeth Dowsett

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    Including a life-size poster of BB-8 and plenty of fun fold-out pages, this encyclopedia will tell children everything they could ever want to know about the iconic characters and spaceships from a galaxy far, far away.

    With The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi bringing the Star Wars saga to a whole new audience, this is the perfect book for your little Jedi. It gives brief overviews in simple sentences of what each character is like and points out some of their defining features.

    There are also fun questions scattered throughout the book which will help children test their knowledge of the Star Wars universe.
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  • VADR

    Star Wars Be More Vader (Hardback)

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    Embrace your destiny with the Dark Side and move from apprentice to master by following the assertive advice of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and Supreme Leader Snoke.

    From negotiating workplace issues to gaining a promotion and managing difficult employees, you can find inspiration from the so-called baddies of the Star Wars universe. If you're in a difficult situation, simply ask 'What would Vader do?'

    The perfect gift for colleagues and friends alike, Star Wars: Be More Vader is a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to advance your career. It features photographs of favourite moments from the Star Wars series alongside hilarious - and useful - advice and quotes about being assertive.
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    Star Wars: Complete Locations (Hardback)

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    Updated so it includes the planets featured in The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Complete Locations is a visual guide to all of the places from a galaxy far, far away.

    Full of inside looks, it will show you the Star Wars universe in more detail than ever before and includes cross-sections, illustrations and photographs of the likes of Tattooine, Naboo and even Starkiller Base.

    A definitive reference work for any Jedi or fan who dreams of going on a Star Tour to far-flung destinations.
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  • UNDR

    Underground (Hardback)

    Will Hunt

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    Urban adventurer Will Hunt has explored all kinds of incredible underground places - from caves and catacombs to subways systems and spectacular mines.

    In this narrative history, he explains why we find the world beneath our feet so intriguing and how we excavate in search of both scientific truth and to learn about mythology, magic and spirits. He also explains how we dig in search of riches; hide secrets and bury toxic waste...

    He explores the Paris underground; reveals what can be found under the dwellings in Turkey; and heads into South Dakota's abandoned mines with NASA scientists.
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  • SWMM

    Star Wars Millennium Falcon Book and Mega Model (Hardback)

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    Make a model of the Millennium Falcon and enjoy a book filled with fun facts and character profiles from a galaxy far, far away.

    This Star Wars book includes moments from the saga and even explains all about the schematics the spaceships featured in the film.

    You won't need any glue to put the pieces together and when fully built, the model measures 30 x 30cm. It even has moveable cannons and a radar dish. The removable panels also allow Star Wars fans to look inside and find out more about the famous freighter.
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  • SFGK

    64 Geeks (Hardback)

    Chas Newkey-Burden (Author)

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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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  • NNRD

    The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech (Hardback)

    Peter Leigh

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    This is a fun and nostalgic book celebrating the best home computer systems and games of yesteryear - from Pong and Space Invaders through to Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros.

    It looks at the battles between Nintendo, Sega and Atari and explains how each company's strive for success brought about incredibly creative games that inspired a generation. It's a thoroughly researched and geeky trip down memory lane; each console has a Must See, Must Play and Must Avoid game highlighted, too.

    This book features reviews and screenshots of nostalgic games and studio photography of the machines that will bring joy to the heart of people who grew up playing games in the glory days of the 1980s and '90s.
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  • FBMA

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book (Paperback)

    HarperCollins

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    Prepare to be transported back to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This film tie-in colouring book features some of the most iconic scenes from the latest film from the Wizarding World starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Jude Law.

    From Hogwarts to MACUSA and Paris, this interactive book offers a colouring adventure through the latest story and features characters, locations and beasts from the film including Newt Scamander, Tina and Queenie Goldstein and Jacob Kowalski.

    This book even includes a special poster that unfolds into a giant colouring page.
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