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Cure

Cure

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE
ALL IN THE MIND?
- Can meditation fend off dementia?
- Can the smell of lavender affect the immune system?
- Can your thoughts ease physical pain?
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The Gene

The Gene

An Intimate History
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THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
Spanning the globe and several centuries, this is the remarkable story of the gene and an intimate history of the author's own family, from award-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee
The story begins in an Augustinian abbey in 1856, and takes the reader from Darwin's groundbreaking theory of evolution,...
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Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves

How Einstein's spacetime ripples reveal the secrets of the universe
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On 14 September 2015, after 50 years of searching, gravitational waves were detected for the first time and astronomy changed for ever.
Until then, investigation of the universe had depended on electromagnetic radiation: visible light, radio, X-rays and the rest. But gravitational waves - ripples in the fabric of space and time - are unrelenting,...
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Lost in Math

Lost in Math

How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
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A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science
Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones....
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh

She Has Her Mother's Laugh

The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
She Has Her Mother's Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it....
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Conservation Drones

Conservation Drones

Mapping and Monitoring Biodiversity
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Increasing numbers of ecologists and conservation biologists have begun to explore the use of drone technology to obtain accurate and up-to-date data on the distribution and density of species, as well as the threats to their habitats, in their ongoing attempts to conserve and monitor biodiversity. Conservation drones are low-cost,...
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My European Family

My European Family

The First 54,000 Years
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Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family. At her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As a science journalist she was eager to learn more about herself, her family and the interconnectedness of society. After all, we're all related. And in a sense, we are all family....
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Behave

Behave

The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
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***'Awe-inspiring... You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of' Henry Marsh
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER / WINNER OF THE 2017 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE
'One of the best scientist-writers of our time' Oliver Sacks
Why do human beings behave as they do?
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Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S ZOO QUEST EXPEDITIONS
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'A great book for anyone who wants to vicariously travel like an old-fashioned adventurer and seeks to understand how far we have come in developing a protective attitude to wildlife' New York Times
'A marvellous book ... unputdownable ... utterly engaging' Telegraph
In 1954,...
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The Water Will Come

The Water Will Come

Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
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"An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder that we can bury our heads in the sand about climate change for only so long before the sand itself disappears." (Jennifer Senior, New York Times)
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The Idiot Brain

The Idiot Brain

A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To
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Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you?
Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing... but can't remember her name?
And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face?...
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Lab Girl

Lab Girl

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Lab Girl is a book about work and about love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the discoveries she has made in her lab, as well as her struggle to get there; about her childhood playing in her father's laboratory;...
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The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech

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'A great journalist with a whip-like satirical prose style... Wolfe's great gift is to make the heavy seem light and this book is such an entertaining polemic that I read it in a day and immediately wanted to read it again.' - Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism,...
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A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived

A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived

The Stories in Our Genes
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This is a story about you.
It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease,...
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The New Science of Consciousness

The New Science of Consciousness

Exploring the Complexity of Brain, Mind, and Self
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This book explains in layperson's terms a new approach to studying consciousness based on a partnership between neuroscientists and complexity scientists. The author, a physicist turned neuroscientist, outlines essential features of this partnership. The new science goes well beyond traditional cognitive science and simple neural networks,...
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