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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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T. rex and the Crater of Doom

T. rex and the Crater of Doom

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Category : Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mount Everest slammed into Earth, causing terrible environmental disasters. This story is now widely accepted as the solution to a scientific murder mystery what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs? This work reveals ...
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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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The Last Generation

The Last Generation

How Nature Will Take Her Revenge for Climate Change
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Climate change is not a matter of gradually increasing temperatures. New scientific findings about how our planet works show that it does not do gradual change. Under pressure, it lurches into another mode of operation. Man-made global warming is on the verge of unleashing unstoppable planetary forces....
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Sheepwrecked

Sheepwrecked

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This journey through the changing seasons at Rowfoot Farm - tupping time in the autumn, winters as wet, bleak and cold here in Cumbria as elsewhere, lambing and the glories of spring, a bucolic, bee-filled Eden Valley summer with its many shows and fairs - will reveal much that you need to know about the countryside,...
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The Secret Life of Stuff

The Secret Life of Stuff

A Manual for a New Material World
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Wouldn't you like:
- Products that don't damage the environment?
- A better way of life without agonising about your 'footprint'?
- Guilt-free consumption?
Climate change? Biofuels? Landfills? Recycling? Renewable energy? Environmental issues can feel overwhelming. But, in fact, it all comes down to one thing - stuff....
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The Worm Forgives the Plough

The Worm Forgives the Plough

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANEDuring the Second World War, John Stewart Collis volunteered to leave his comfortable life as an academic to work on the land for the war effort. His account of this time perfectly captures the soft-handed, city-dweller¿s naivety and wonder both at the workings of nature and the toughness of life on a farm....
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The Constants Of Nature

The Constants Of Nature

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The constants of nature are the numbers that define the essence of the Universe. They tell us how strong its forces are, and what its fundamental laws can do: the strength of gravity, of magnetism, the speed of light, and the masses of the smallest particles of matter. They encode the deepest ...
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Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle

(Patterns of the Planet)
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'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model,...
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Arrival City

Arrival City

How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping Our World
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* A third of the world's people are in the midst of the largest population move in human history, as the last of the word's rural populations abandons agriculture and moves to the urban areas of the developing world and of the wealthy West. *Both a groundbreaking work of reportage and an exciting, vivid travelogue,...
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Darwin

Darwin

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This biography of Charles Darwin attempts to capture the private unknown life of the real man - the gambling and gluttony at Cambridge, his gruelling trip round the globe, his intimate family life, worries about persecution and thoughts about God. Central to all of this, his pioneering ...
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Inside Apple

Inside Apple

The Secrets Behind the Past and Future Success of Steve Jobs's Iconic Brand
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In INSIDE APPLE, Adam Lashinsky provides readers with an insight on leadership and innovation. He introduces Apple business concepts like the 'DRI' (Apple's practice of assigning a Directly Responsible Individual to every task) and the Top 100 (an annual event where that year's top 100 ...
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Every Living Thing

Every Living Thing

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The fifth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small
During his decades spent as a country vet in Yorkshire, James Herriot has seen huge advances in medical science, technological leaps, and a world irrevocably changed by war. Yet some things have always stayed the same - gruff farmers,...
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Identically Different

Identically Different

Why You Can Change Your Genes
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Professor Tim Spector reveals the astonishing new science that is changing everything we thought we knew about genes and identity. 'Lucid, surprising and with a very human face. It brings epigenetics alive ... a great read!' Michael Mosley
Since the discovery of DNA, scientists have believed ...
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A History of the World in Twelve Maps

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

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Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps.
Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects,...
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