Science and Nature
Science and Nature
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Science & Technology; Mathematics; Natural History

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. COD

    COD
    A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

    MARK KURLANSKY

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    The Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions triggered by it, national diets based on it and economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treas... Learn More
  8. THE INVENTION OF NATURE

    THE INVENTION OF NATURE
    The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science

    ANDREA WULF

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    Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was a Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. More things are named after him than anyone else: towns, ... Learn More
  9. LANDMARKS

    LANDMARKS

    ROBERT MACFARLANE

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    Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, S... Learn More
  10. MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS

    MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS

    GERALD DURRELL

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    The first book in Durrell’s Corfu Trilogy: a bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu, encompassing the family’s many eccentric hangers-on and the ceasele... Learn More

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