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Science and Nature
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Science & Technology; Mathematics; Natural History

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  1. IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON

    IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON
    The Science, Magic and Mystery of Solar Eclipses

    ANTHONY AVENI

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    Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Aveni’s study shows the very different impacts eclipses have had on past an... Learn More
  2. GOD CREATED THE INTEGERS

    GOD CREATED THE INTEGERS
    The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History

    Edited by STEPHEN HAWKING

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    An exploration of the ‘masterpieces’ of mathematics, twenty-five landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of fifteen mathematicians, including Euclid, Georg Cantor, Kurt Gödel, Au... Learn More
  3. THE ANCESTOR’S TALE

    THE ANCESTOR’S TALE
    A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

    RICHARD DAWKINS and YAN WONG

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    An updated edition of one of the richest and most original accounts of evolution ever written, featuring new fractal diagrams, six new ‘tales’ and the latest scientific developments. The authors t... Learn More
  4. FISHERS AND PLUNDERERS

    FISHERS AND PLUNDERERS
    Theft, Slavery and Violence at Sea

    ALASTAIR COUPER, HANCE D SMITH and BRUNO CICERI

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    Abuses and slavery at sea are largely missing from narratives of environmental exploitation. With vast overprovision of vessels and shortages of fish, labour costs are targeted and young men are traff... Learn More
  5. TO THE RIVER

    TO THE RIVER
    A Journey Beneath the Surface

    OLIVIA LAING

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    More than sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play ... Learn More
  6. PILGRIMS OF THE AIR

    PILGRIMS OF THE AIR
    The Passing of the Passenger Pigeons

    JOHN WILSON FOSTER

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    This is a story of scarcely credible abundant flocks of birds so vast they made the sky invisible. It is also a record of a collapse into extinction so startling as to provoke a mystery. In the fate o... Learn More
  7. FINDING EDEN

    FINDING EDEN
    A Journey into the Heart of Borneo

    ROBIN HANBURY-TENISON

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    In 1977 the interior of Borneo was a pristine rainforest inhabited by uncontacted indigenous tribes and virtually tame wildlife. It was into this ‘Garden of Eden’ that Hanbury-Tenison led one of t... Learn More
  8. DOES ALTRUISM EXIST?

    DOES ALTRUISM EXIST?
    Culture, Genes and the Welfare of Others

    DAVID SLOAN WILSON

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    A treatise, based on the latest developments in evolutionary science, that demonstrates the existence of altruism in nature, with surprising implications for human society. From an evolutionary viewpo... Learn More
  9. THE ROUTLEDGE GUIDEBOOK TO GALILEO’S DIALOGUE

    THE ROUTLEDGE GUIDEBOOK TO GALILEO’S DIALOGUE

    MAURICE FINOCCHIARO

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    The publication in 1632 of Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernicanmarked a crucial moment in the 'scientific revolution' but also led Galileo to stand trial ... Learn More
  10. NATURE REVEALED

    NATURE REVEALED
    Selected Writings, 1949-2006

    EDWARD O WILSON

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    This collection of the writings of Edward O Wilson, one of the leading biologists and philosophical thinkers of our time, includes many pieces considered to be landmarks in evolutionary biology, ecolo... Learn More

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