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Dispatches from Planet 3 Thirty-Two (Brief) Tales on the Solar System, the Milky Way, and Beyond
ISBN: PB: 9780300248302, ISBN: HB: 9780300235746, Yale University Press, March 2020
320 pp., 21x14 cm, 50 black&white illus.
The galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy are explored in this engaging compilation of cosmological "tales" by multiple award-winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak. In thirty-two concise and engrossing essays, the author provides a d...
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£12,99
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Italian Renaissance of Machines
ISBN: PB: 9780674984394, Harvard University Press, March 2020
220 pp., 24.7x15.5 cm, 107 colour illus.
When we celebrate the achievements of the Renaissance, we instinctively refer, above all, to its artistic and literary masterpieces. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, however, the Italian peninsula was the stage of a no-less-impressive re...
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Mathematics for Human Flourishing
ISBN: HB: 9780300237139, Yale University Press, February 2020
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 50 black&white illus.
For mathematician Francis Su, a society without mathematical affection is like a city without concerts, parks, or museums. To miss out on mathematics is to live without experiencing some of humanity's most beautiful ideas. In this profound book, w...
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True Creator of Everything How the Human Brain Shaped the Universe as We Know It
ISBN: HB: 9780300244632, Yale University Press, February 2020
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 39 black&white illus.
Renowned neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis introduces readers to a revolutionary new theory of how the human brain evolved to become an organic computer without rival in the known universe. Nicolelis undertakes the first attempt to explain the entirety...
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Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science
ISBN: PB: 9780674241565, ISBN: HB: 9780674967984, Harvard University Press, January 2020
304 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 1 photo, 2 illus.
A falling apple inspired Isaac Newton's insight into the law of gravity – or so the story goes. Is it true? Perhaps not. But the more intriguing question is why such stories endure as explanations of how science happens. "Newton's Apple and Other Myt...
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£14,95
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£22,95
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Desert Navigator The Journey of an Ant
ISBN: HB: 9780674045880, Harvard University Press, January 2020
416 pp., 23.1x19 cm, 18 colour photos, 153 colour illus.
"Cataglyphis" desert ants are agile ultrarunners who can tolerate near-lethal temperatures when they forage in the hot midday sun. But it is their remarkable navigational abilities that make these ants so fascinating to study. Whether in the Sahara o...
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£47,95
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Herbs and Roots A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace
ISBN: HB: 9780300243611, Yale University Press, January 2020
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
Chinese medicine has a long history in the United States, with written records dating back to the American colonial period. In this intricately crafted history, Tamara Venit Shelton chronicles the dynamic systems of knowledge, therapies, and materia...
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£28,00
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On the Backs of Tortoises Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden
ISBN: HB: 9780300232745, Yale University Press, January 2020
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 black&white illus.
The Galapagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. For sixty years, conservationists have worked to restore this evolutionary Eden after centuries of exploitation at the hands of pirates, whalers, and island settlers. Th...
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Why We Believe Evolution and the Human Way of Being
ISBN: HB: 9780300243994, Yale University Press, January 2020
280 pp., 21x14 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Why are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered explanations for centuries, but their accounts often ignore or even avoid human evolution. Evolutionary...
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Falling Felines and Fundamental Physics
ISBN: HB: 9780300231298, Yale University Press, December 2019
352 pp., 21x14 cm, 75 black&white illus.
The question of how falling cats land on their feet has long intrigued humans. In this playful and eye?opening history, physicist and cat parent Gregory Gbur explores how attempts to understand the cat?righting reflex have provided crucial insights i...
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