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  • Carole P. Biggam and Kirsten Wolf

    A Cultural History Of Color

    $755.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 4 to 6 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. A Cultural History of Color presents a history of 5000 years of color in western culture. The first systematic and comprehensive history, the work examines how color has been perceived, developed, produced and traded, and how it has been used in all aspects of performance - from the political to ...

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  • Roger Cooter

    A Cultural History Of Medicine

    $755.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 4 to 6 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. How has our understanding of medicine evolved over the past 2,500 years? A Cultural History of Medicine, as the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of medicine from ancient times to modernity, discusses this. With six highly illustrated volumes covering 2500...

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  • Elizabeth Jenner

    A Ladybird Book: The Human Body

    $10.00

    Every human being is different and yet we are made from the same building blocks. Beneath the skin's surface are bones, tissues, muscles and cells that work together to help us live, breathe, move and feel. The Human Body is an accessible introduction to the human body, from the tiny cells to the intricate organ systems. It looks at how everything works together to help us live, breathe, move and feel. Hardback: 48 PagesProduct Dimensions: 118 x 176 mmISBN: 9780241416983 Published by Ladybird

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  • Stuart Atkinson

    A Ladybird Book: The Solar System

    $10.00

    Looking up at the sky on a clear night, you might see shining stars, a bright moon and mysterious coloured dots but there many more secrets hiding out in space. The Solar System takes readers on a journey from the Earth's surface, through the atmosphere and out into space as you travel from centre of the universe to discover the stars, planets, moons and comets that call our solar system home. Hardback: 48 PagesProduct Dimensions: 118 x 176 mmISBN: 9780241417133 Published by Ladybird

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    David Rooney

    About Time

    $36.00

    Since the dawn of civilisation, we have kept time. But time has always been against us. From the city sundials of ancient Rome to the era of the smartwatch, clocks have been used throughout history to wield power, make money, govern citizens and keep control. Sometimes, also with clocks, we have fought back. In About Time, time expert David Rooney tells the story of timekeeping, and how it continues to shape our modern world. In twelve chapters, demarcated like the hours of time, we meet the ...

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    Jo Wimpenny

    Aesop's Animals

    $39.00

    Despite originating over than two-and-a-half thousand years ago, Aesop's Fables are still passed on from parent to child, and are embedded in our collective consciousness. The morals we have learned from these tales continue to inform our judgements, but have the stories also informed how we regard their animal protagonists? If so, is there any truth behind the stereotypes? Are wolves deceptive villains? Are crows insightful geniuses? And could a tortoise really beat a hare in a race? In Aeso...

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  • Deanna Marcum and Roger C. Schonfeld

    Along Came Google

    $42.00

    Libraries have long talked about providing comprehensive access to information for everyone. But when Google announced in 2004 that it planned to digitize books to make the world's knowledge accessible to all, questions were raised about the roles and responsibilities of libraries, the rights of authors and publishers, and whether a powerful corporation should be the conveyor of such a fundamental public good. Along Came Google traces the history of Google's book digitization project and its ...

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  • Martin Elvis

    Asteroids

    $49.00

    Human travel into space is an enormously expensive and unforgiving endeavor. So why go? In this accessible and authoritative book, astrophysicist Martin Elvis argues that the answer is asteroid exploration, for the strong motives of love, fear, and greed. Elvis's personal motivation is one of scientific love-asteroid investigations may teach us about the composition of the solar system and the origins of life. A more compelling reason may be fear-of a dinosaur killer-sized asteroid hitting ou...

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    Ramesh Srinivasan

    Beyond The Valley

    $45.00

    In this provocative book, Ramesh Srinivasan describes the internet as both an enabler of frictionless efficiency and a dirty tangle of politics, economics, and other inefficient, inharmonious human activities. We may love the immediacy of Google search results, the convenience of buying from Amazon, and the elegance and power of our Apple devices, but it's a one-way, top-down process. We're not asked for our input, or our opinions-only for our data. The internet is brought to us by wealthy te...

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  • Mark Stuart Day

    Bits To Bitcoin

    $45.00

    Most of us feel at home in front of a computer; we own smartphones, tablets, and laptops; we look things up online and check social media to see what our friends are doing. But we may be a bit fuzzy about how any of this really works. In Bits to Bitcoin, Mark Stuart Day offers an accessible guide to our digital infrastructure, explaining the basics of operating systems, networks, security, and related topics for the general reader. He takes the reader from a single process to multiple process...

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  • Janna Levin

    Black Hole Survival Guide

    $22.00

    Through her writing, astrophysicist Janna Levin has focused on making the science she studies not just comprehensible but also, and perhaps more important, intriguing to the nonscientist. In this book, she helps us to understand and find delight in the black hole--perhaps the most opaque theoretical construct ever imagined by physicists--illustrated with original artwork by American painter and photographer Lia Halloran. Levin takes us on an evocative exploration of black holes, provoking us ...

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    Chris Bail

    Breaking The Social Media Prism

    $34.00

    In an era of increasing social isolation, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are among the most important tools we have to understand each other. We use social media as a mirror to decipher our place in society but, as Chris Bail explains, it functions more like a prism that distorts our identities, empowers status-seeking extremists, and renders moderates all but invisible. Breaking the Social Media Prism challenges common myths about echo chambers, foreign misinformation campaigns, and rad...

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    Christopher Lloyd

    Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia

    $39.00

    This substantial, gifty, and compellingly browsable kids encyclopedia takes Britannica's reputation for authentic, trustworthy information and brings it to a whole new audience. The gorgeous volume explores a wide range of child-friendly topics, using text, illustrations, infographics, and photography. In keeping with Britannica's reputation for expert involvement, each spread include a credit to the expert involved with its creation, and special features highlight some of the most intriguing...

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  • Samantha Cristoforetti

    Diary Of An Apprentice Astronaut

    $53.00

    In space the sun rises and sets 16 times a day. You fly over every sea, every mountain and desert, every city and every port. The most ordinary things -- eating, sleeping, brushing your teeth or cutting your hair -- have to be relearned, until they become familiar again. This is the story of Samantha Cristoforetti's incredible journey to becoming an astronaut, and her journey beyond Earth. Her voyage as an apprentice astronaut began when she was in her early thirties: five years of intense tr...

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  • Richard Culatta

    Digital For Good

    $48.00

    Kids deserve a better digital future. Help them create it. When it comes to raising children in a digital world, every parent feels underprepared and overwhelmed. We worry that our children will become addicted to online games, be victims of cyberbullying, or get lost down the rabbit hole of social media. We warn them about all the things they shouldn't do online, but we don't do nearly enough to teach them the skills of digital well-being. It's time to start a new conversation. In Digital fo...

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  • Ella Frances Sanders

    Eating The Sun

    $29.00

    Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars, or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time, or the nature of natural things? Our world is full of unshakable mystery, and although we live in a civilization more complicated than ever, there is simplicity and reassurance to be found in knowing how and why. From the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation, Eating the Sun is a delicately exis...

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  • Thomas Hager

    Electric City

    $48.00

    During the roaring twenties, two of the most revered and influential men in American business proposed to transform one of the country's poorest regions into a dream technological metropolis, a shining paradise of small farms, giant factories, and sparkling laboratories. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's "Detroit of the South" would be ten times the size of Manhattan, powered by renewable energy, and free of air pollution. And it would reshape American society, introducing mass commuting by car,...

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  • Roger Penrose

    Fashion, Faith, And Fantasy In The New Physics Of The Universe

    $24.00

    What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while som...

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  • Zing Tsjeng

    Forgotten Women: The Scientists

    $29.00

    Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map. The Scientists celebrates 48 unsung scientific heroines whose hugely...

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  • Frank Wilczek

    Fundamentals: Ten Keys To Reality

    $42.00

    In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the reader a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through these pages, we come to see our reality in a new way--bigger, fuller, and stranger than it looked before. Synthesizing basic questions, facts, and dazzling speculations, Wilcz...

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  • Andrew Maynard

    Future Rising

    $32.00

    Human beings can and do change the future. Humanity has gained the ability not only to imagine the future, but to design and engineer it. At times entertaining, and at others profound, Future Rising provides an original perspective on our relationship with the future. We have a responsibility to change the future for the better. As a species, we have become talented architects of our future. And yet, we so often struggle to come to terms with what this means. As innovation and rapidly shiftin...

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  • Cade Metz

    Genius Makers

    $30.00

    What does it mean to be smart? To be human? What do we really want from life and the intelligence we have, or might create? With deep and exclusive reporting, across hundreds of interviews, New York Times Silicon Valley journalist Cade Metz brings you into the rooms where these questions are being answered. Where an extraordinarily powerful new artificial intelligence has been built into our biggest companies, our social discourse, and our daily lives, with few of us even noticing. Long dism...

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    Vaclav Smil

    Growth

    $59.00

    Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies. Growth is manifested in annual increments of continental crust, a rising gross domestic product, a child's growth chart, the spread of cancerous cells. In this magisterial book, Vaclav Smil offers systematic investigation of growth in nature and soci...

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  • Hope Jahren

    Lab Girl

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    Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom's labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done "with both the heart and the hands"; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating disc...

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  • Nick Crane

    Latitude

    $36.00

    The year is 1735. Twelve unruly men board ships bound for South America. Their mission? To discover the true shape of the earth. They will be exposed to a wilderness of dangers none can imagine. The survivors won't return for ten years. They knew the world wasn't a sphere. Either it stretched at the poles or it bulged at the equator. But which? They needed to know because accurate maps saved lives at sea and made money on land. But measuring the earth was so difficult that most thought it imp...

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    Dan Green

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Charles Darwin

    $19.00

    Charles Darwin's ideas about evolution caused both outrage and wonder, and quickly made him one of the most famous men in history. From his five-year voyage across the high seas to 20 years of research, follow Darwin on his adventure to prove a theory that would change the world. Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. From Curie to Kahlo and Darwin to Da Vinci, Litt...

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    Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Marie Curie

    $19.00

    Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist who coined the term 'radioactivity', discovered polonium and radium, and helped develop treatments for cancer. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but her dedication to physics ultimately caused her death from radiation. From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. ...

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  • Isabel Thomas

    Little Guides To Great Lives: Stephen Hawking

    $19.00

    Stephen Hawking was one of the world's most famous scientists. His ground-breaking research into black holes and the Big Bang has helped to explain the beginnings of our universe and his book A Brief History of Time has sold over 10 million copies. Diagnosed with a form of motor neuron disease when he was a young man, Stephen was inspired to achieve his goals as fast as possible. Through incredible determination and skill, he became a legendary scientist, a best-selling author, and the man th...

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  • María Isabel Sánchez Vegara

    Little People Big Dreams: Charles Darwin

    $17.00

    Although he didn't do very well at school, Charles Darwin was passionately curious about wildlife, humans and plants. After a journey to South America, he developed his landmark theory: that all living things are related. Today, he is regarded as one of the most brilliant scientists who ever lived, and a hero to those who dare to think differently. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photo...

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    Jacob Kramer

    Looking Up

    $32.00

    Illustrated by Stephanie Scholz Looking Up is a celebration of telescopes around the world and speeding through space. These incredible structures gaze out into the solar system and beyond, helping us learn about distant stars and planets. Discover these amazing feats of engineering with cutaway illustrations, alongside detailed explanations of the science of light. All over the world, people have built fantastic instruments for looking up into the sky. These telescopes are not just engineeri...

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  • Milo Beckman

    Math Without Numbers

    $42.00

    The only numbers in this book are the page numbers. The three main branches of abstract math - topology, analysis, and algebra - turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. Or at least, they are when our guide is a math prodigy. With forthright wit and warm charm, Milo Beckman upends the conventional approach to mathematics, inviting us to think creatively about shape and dimension, the infinite and the infinitesimal, symmetries, proofs, and all how all these concepts fit together. Why is ther...

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  • Andrew Lees

    Mentored By A Madman

    $30.00

    In this extraordinary memoir, neuroscientist Andrew Lees explains how William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, played an unlikely part in his medical career. Lees draws on Burroughs search for an addiction cure to discover a ground-breaking treatment for shaking palsy, and learns how to use the deductive reasoning of Sherlock Holmes to diagnose patients. Lees follows Burroughs into the rainforest and under the influence of yagé (ayahuasca) gains insights that encoura...

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  • Maarten Dings and Joachim Naudts

    Moon: Photographing The Moon 1840 Till Now

    $62.00

    On July 21, 1969, the first man set foot on The Moon. When Neil Armstrong was asked if this made him feel big, he answered: "No, it made me feel really, really small." 50 years later, this publication celebrates that special moment that put life on earth into a totally different perspective. It collects pictures of the world's best photographers from the 1840s until today. Next to historical photographs and imagery printed in media, the publication features many artists that each in their own...

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  • Tanya Goodin

    My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open

    $32.00

    What are you willing to lose for a connected life? Digital detox expert Tanya Goodin explores the cost that our digital life inflicts on our offline existence, and offers a toolkit to anyone who has lost their way. Whether you are dealing with a partner who is mindlessly scrolling rather than listening to you (phubbing), flooding social media with your child’s image (sharenting), or panicking whenever you misplace your phone (nomophobia), learn how to recognise and label harmful habits– both ...

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  • Charles Darwin

    On The Origins Of Species

    $229.00

    illustrated by Damien Hirst This exciting anniversary edition has a new introduction and scholarly references by William Bynum, and the cover design is by Damien Hirst. It replaces our existing 1968 edition. The Origin of Species is one of the most important and influential books of its time and remains one of the most significant contributions to philosophical and scientific thought. The theories Darwin sets out here had an immediate and profound impact on the literature and philosophical th...

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    Thomas Rinaldi

    Patented

    $65.00

    From legendary classics to anonymous objects that are indispensable in homes and offices, this one-of-a-kind collection of original patent documents celebrates the creative genius of designers, inventors, creators, innovators, and dreamers the world over. The range is phenomenal: patents by Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, Ettore Sottsass, Raymond Loewy, and George Nelson sit alongside everyday designs for tape dispensers, pencil sharpeners, food processors, desk fans, and drink b...

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    Chelsea Wald

    Pipe Dreams

    $44.00

    Most of us do not give much thought to the centerpiece of our bathrooms, but the toilet is an unexpected paradox. On the one hand, it is a modern miracle: a ubiquitous fixture in a vast sanitation system that has helped add decades to the human life span by reducing disease. On the other hand, the toilet is also a tragic failure: less than half of the world’s population can access a toilet that safely manages body waste, including many right here in the United States. And it is inefficient, s...

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  • Anne Jankeliowitch

    Pop-Up Earth

    $37.00

    Paper Engineering by Olivier CharbonnelIllustrated by Annabelle Buxton The team behind Pop-Up Moon apply their wizardry to our home - planet Earth. Annabelle Buxton's gorgeous illustrations are showcased in five interactive pop-ups: a globe/cross section of the globe, a microscope showing the development of the living world, fragile biodiversity portrayed as a house of cards, a tectonic plate, and a waterfall. Accompanied by texts on the earth's natural resources, its biodiversity and the dan...

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  • Anne Jankeliowitch

    Pop-Up Moon

    $37.00

    Paper Engineering by Olivier CharbonnelIllustrated by Annabelle Buxton Open this book and discover the dazzling magic of the moon! Find out where it came from, why it seems to change shape, how its power affects the earth, and what causes an eclipse. Shoot into space with the Saturn V rocket and travel back in time to join the first men on the moon... Hardback: 18 PagesProduct Dimensions: 230 x 300 mmISBN: 9780500651865 Published by Thames & Hudson

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    Fleur Daugey

    Pop-Up Volcano

    $37.00

    Paper Engineering by Bernard DuisitIllustrated by Tom Vaillant Open this book and step into the fiery world of volcanoes! Find out why they erupt, what scientists can learn from them and which animals call them home. Explore volcanoes at the bottom of the sea, gaze upon the volcanoes of Mars, and travel back in time to find out what happened to the city of Pompeii... Hardback: 22 PagesProduct Dimensions: 230 x 300 mmISBN: 9780500652220 Published by Thames & Hudson

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  • Michael Nelkon

    Principles Of Physics

    $39.00

    This well established popular textbook contains new exercises throughout to keep pace with recent changes to the IGCSE and equivalent examinations. It contains worked examples and a section of revision papers. Highly illustrated with diagrams and photographs.Hardback: 647 PagesProduct Dimensions: 130 x 187 mmCondition: 6/10Published by Christophers

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  • Dominic Walliman

    Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure

    $39.00

    Illustrated by Ben Newman Switch your brain to stun and hold on tight because Professor Astro Cat is ready to take you on a journey through the incredible world of physics. Learn about energy, forces and the building blocks of you, me and the universe in this mind-blowing atomic adventure! Hardback: 72 PagesProduct Dimensions: 290 x 290 mmISBN: 9781909263604 Published by Flying Eye Books

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  • Dominic Walliman

    Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers Of Space

    $34.00

    Illustrated by Ben Newman Professor Astro Cat is the smartest cat in the alley. He's got a degree in just about every discipline under the sun! Speaking of the sun, he happens to be specialist on that too, and Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space will tell you everything that there could be to know about our star, our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe. The professor's made sure of that; he's a fastidious little feline! Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space also exp...

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  • Dominic Walliman

    Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey

    $36.00

    Illustrated by Ben Newman Our bodies are some of the most complicated things in the Universe. Join Professor Astro Cat and the whole gang as they explore every part of the human body, with the help of writer Dominic Walliman himself. From head to toe and everywhere in-between, nothing is left out of this fascinating human body odyssey. Hardback: 64 PagesProduct Dimensions: 290 x 290 mmISBN: 9781911171140 Published by Flying Eye Books

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  • Dominic Walliman

    Professor Astro Cat's Solar System

    $21.00

    Illustrated by Ben Newman Welcome, planet explorers! Did you know that Venus is covered in volcanoes? Have you ever wondered why Mars is red? Well, you’re in luck! Professor Astro Cat and the gang are about to set off on a journey around our solar system – so buckle up and join the tour! Young readers can discover the wonders of our solar system as they travel to each of the planets in turn, accompanied by interesting, easy to comprehend facts and modern, exciting visuals. Hardback: 32 PagesP...

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  • Dominic Walliman

    Professor Astro Cat's Space Rockets

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    Illustrated by Ben Newman Have you ever wondered how a rocket works? Do you dream of becoming an astronaut? Get ready for blastoff as we find out more about all the exciting ways we can travel into space. Easy-to-understand facts and descriptions introduce rockets, astronauts, satellites and the space station, all while married with beautiful and informative illustrations from Ben Newman. Hardback: 32 PagesProduct Dimensions: 240 x 240 mmISBN: 9781911171553 Published by Flying Eye Books

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  • Sam Apple

    Ravenous

    $47.00

    The Nobel laureate Otto Warburg was widely regarded as one of the most important biochemists of the twentieth century. A Jewish homosexual living openly with his partner, he was also among the most despised figures in the Third Reich. Yet top Nazi officials-perhaps even Hitler himself-dreaded cancer and protected Warburg in the hope he could cure it. Using new archival sources and interviews with current cancer authorities, Sam Apple depicts a relentless figure, hungry for fame, who pursued h...

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  • Maryanne Wolf

    Reader, Come Home

    $37.00

    A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf’s Proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium. Drawing deeply on this res...

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