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Books by Paul Davies

  • The Demon in the Machine

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: CDGXS
    Paperback
    'A gripping new drama in science ... if you want to understand how the concept of life is changing, read this' Professor Andrew Briggs, University of Oxford When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new? In this penetrating and wide-ranging new analysis, world-renowned physicist and science communicator Paul Davies searches for answers in a field so new and fast-moving that it lacks a name, a domain where computing, chemistry, quantum physics and nanotechnology intersect. At the heart of these diverse fields, Davies explains, is the concept of information: a quantity with the power to unify biology with physics, transform technology and medicine, and even to illuminate the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe. From life's murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, The Demon in the Machine is a breath-taking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself.
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  • Marvel Contest of Champions: The Art of the Battlerealm

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: BTLXI
    Hardback
    Over the years, Marvel Contest of Champions has become more epic, the heroes more powerful and the enemies more cunning - but the game has retained its core: the greatest battles in Marvel history! You have been summoned to the Battlerealm for the greatest Super Hero showdowns! Who will conquer the Contest? Marvel Contest of Champions: The Art of the Battlerealm is the ultimate visual companion for a true collector. Capturing the intensity of Kabam's extraordinary game, this book features amazing concept art, sketches and storyboards. Discover more about Marvel's vast Battlerealm - the cosmic arena for the Contest of Champions - and your favourite Super Heroes and Villains, with exclusive commentary from the creators and fascinating insights into the creative process. This incredible collection of art will take you on an exciting journey through the dangerous and mysterious world of Marvel Contest of Champions.
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  • The Art and Making of Preacher

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: BRMSL
    Hardback
    Full colour making of book featuring exclusive photos, cast and crew interviews, glimpses behind the scenes and production notes. Every character will be detailed with revealing test and amazing photographs. The Art of Preacher will be an engrossing and detailed look at the making of the first two seasons of this sensational hit TV show.
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  • Marvel's Spider-Man: The Art of the Game

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: BRAFE
    Hardback
    The worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in the action-packed Marvel's Spider-Man videogame exclusively on the PS4. Marvel's Spider-Man: The Art of the Game is packed with hundreds of exclusive full-colour images of Spider-Man, his suit and equipment, the allies he relies on like MJ Watson and Aunt May, and the deadly villains he battles. This wealth of material is accompanied by exclusive insight into the creative process from the talented developers, artists, and designers responsible for bringing Spider-Man's world to vivid life.
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  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Official Art Book

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: BQXWY
    Hardback
    Experience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be. The Shadow of The Tomb Raider Official Art Book features exclusive concept art and developer interviews detailing the climactic conclusion of Lara Croft's origin story where she will experience her defining moment in becoming the Tomb Raider.
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  • The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: AXEJW
    Hardback
    The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn is the ultimate gallery of thehotly anticipated new IP from Guerrilla Games (Killzoneseries). It focuses on the stunning artwork used to developthe game, and includes over 300 images, sketches, andconcept art, commentary throughout from the artists andcreators. This is an in-depth insight into a world asbeautiful as it is dangerous.
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  • The Art of Deus Ex: Universe

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: AUQWG
    Hardback
    The Art of Deus Ex Universe is the ultimate gallery of art From Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, featuring over 300 images, including sketches and concept art. With commentary throughout from the world-renowned art team, this extraordinary collection of groundbreaking game art depicts a dystopian future where mankind has evolved...at the cost at its humanity.
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  • The Art of Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: AQDGI
    Hardback
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate takes players into the underbelly of Victorian London at a time when the Industrial Revolution is in full swing. This volume contains hundreds of never-before-seen concept arts, including sketches, final paintings, 3D renders and texture studies, all sitting alongside insightful and comprehensive commentary from the artists and developers. This volume goes deeper into Ubisoft's artistic process than any other art book!
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  • The Goldilocks Enigma

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: ADBYV
    Paperback
    "The Goldilocks Enigma" is Paul Davies spectacular and eagerly awaited return to cosmology. Here he tackles all the 'big questions' and introduces the latest discoveries that have allowed scientists to piece together the story of the universe in unprecedented detail. And he explains why, despite all this, cosmologists are more divided than ever. Why is everything just right for life on earth? And how have we tried to explain this? How has belief shaped the scientific debate? What do we really know about our place in the universe? Paul Davies decodes the real science and gets to the very heart of our understanding of the universe.
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  • The Eerie Silence

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: ABDWA
    Paperback
    If aliens ever contact us, it will be perhaps the single most significant event in human history. And Paul Davies will be responsible for saying something back. For fifty years, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence has been scanning the skies. Now Davies, head of SETI's Post Detection Task Group, with 'a rare talent for making physics mind-bogglingly vivid and exciting' (Times Higher Education), explores what the mysterious silence it has so far encountered could mean. Here, he looks at exciting new ways to make contact with extra-terrestrial life. He considers what form advanced alien intelligence is likely to take if it exists. And perhaps more importantly, what exactly it would mean if it didn't - how extraordinary it would be if we were alone, to be human and here in this staggering, eerie silence...
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