• 100 Million Years of Food
    100 Million Years of Food
    There are few areas of modern life that offer as much information and advice, often contradictory, as diet and health: eat a lot of meat, don't eat meat; whole-grains are healthy, whole-grains are a disaster; and on it goes. Biological anthropologist Stephen Le cuts through the confusing mass of information to present the long view of our diet. Like his mentor Jared Diamond, he uses history and science to present a fascinating and wide-ranging tour of human history as viewed through what and how we eat. Travelling the world to places as far-flung as Vietnam, Kenya, Nova Scotia, and Iowa, Le visits people producing food using traditional methods as well as modern techniques, and looks at how our relationship to food has strayed from centuries of tradition, to mass-produced assembly lines dependent on chemicals that bring with them a host of problems. 100 Million Years of Food argues that our ancestral diets and lifestyles are the best first line of defense in protecting our health; the optimal diet is to eat what your ancestors ate. In this clear-cut and compelling book, we learn not only what to eat, but how our diets are the product of millions of years of evolution.

    ISBN: 9781250117885
    Publication date: 09/01/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Le, Stephen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • 2019 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere
    2019 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere
    A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2019. This practical guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers. Now includes a section on comets and a map of the moon.Diagrams drawn for the latitude of southern Australia, but including events visible from New Zealand and South Africa.Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion.Content includes:* Advice on where to start looking.* Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see.* Positions of the moon and visible planets.* Details of objects and events you might see in 2019.* Diagrams of notable events visible from Australia, and some for New Zealand and South Africa.Also available: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland ISBN 978-0-00-825770-5 andA month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above North America ISBN 978-0-22-810105-5.

    ISBN: 9780008294991
    Publication date: 20/08/2018
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Dunlop, Storm
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • 30 Second Genetics
    30 Second Genetics
    Genetics is the study of heredity, and reveals how the characteristics of living organisms are determined by the genes passed down the generations. The human genome was mapped in 2003, and this enhanced ability to study our genes is transforming medicine, from CRISPR, the gene editing technology that allows us to alter the course of hereditary disease, to using genetics to identify the types of bacteria that populate our bodies. Stripping the subject to its bare necessities, 30-Second Genetics charts the most extraordinary discoveries, from the fundamentals of cell biology to the almost unbelievable advances in DNA sequencing and stem cell technology.

    ISBN: 9781782405092
    Publication date: 27/09/2017
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Weitzman, Jonathan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • 30-second Theories: the 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-second Theories: the 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Chaos Theory, String Theory, the Theory of Relativity? Intelligent Design? Schrodinger's Cat and Pavlov's Dog? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you've certainly heard of all of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge? 30-Second Theories takes a revolutionary approach to understanding the 50 most significant and intriguing scientific theories. It challenges a half-century of leading boffins to abandon their beloved jargon and explain the most complex theories in half a minute - using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, one flow chart, and a picture. Time might well be relative, but it's also precious in a world that seems to spin ever faster, and here, in one unique volume, you have the opportunity to pick the potted brains of our leading scientists and understand the key notes of our harmonious universe in less time than it takes to scratch your head.

    ISBN: 9781742661803
    Publication date: 01/02/2011
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Parsons, Dr. Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99
  • 3D Printing for Model Engineers A Practical Guide
    3D Printing for Model Engineers A Practical Guide
    Since the release of the first commercially available 3D printer in 2009, a thriving consumer market has developed, with a huge variety of kits now available for the home constructor. In their short existence, these printers have developed into capable machines able to make robust and useful objects in a wide range of materials. 3D Printing for Model Engineers - A Practical Guide provides the first truly comprehensive guide to 3D printing in the context of other creating engineering-based hobbies. It covers using 3D Computer Aided Design; 3D printing materials and best practice; joining and finishing 3D printed parts; making your own metal castings from 3D printed parts and building your own 3D printer. Filled with real world examples and applications of 3D printing, this book is based on practical experience and is the essential guide to getting the most from your 3D printer.

    ISBN: 9781785004254
    Publication date: 25/06/2018
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Wyatt, Neil
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • 50 Astronomy Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Astronomy Ideas You Really Need to Know
    From our own solar system to the edges of the universe, 50 Astronomy Ideas You Really Need to Know is your introduction to the most important concepts, discoveries and mysteries in astronomy. How did the universe begin? Where did the Moon come from? What happens in the heart of a black hole? Why are gravitational waves so significant? And is there life elsewhere in the cosmos? In fifty fascinating essays covering the central ideas of astronomy and cosmology, accompanied by diagrams, definitions of essential terms and timelines of key discoveries, this book examines the nature and variety of our universe - the life cycle of stars, the formation of planets, the structure of galaxies and the puzzles of dark matter and the multiverse. Expansive and illuminating, 50 Astronomy Ideas You Really Need to Know is the complete guide to the birth, life and possible death of the cosmos.

    ISBN: 9781784296100
    Publication date: 07/07/2016
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Sparrow, Giles
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • 50 Biology Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Biology Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Biology Ideas You Really Need to Know is your guide to the most significant and stimulating questions in the study of life. Why do species evolve? Can characteristics be inherited without DNA? Are all organisms made of cells? What makes us human? This book provides succinct answers to all these questions, and many more, in 50 lucid and engaging essays that cover both classic experiments and the latest research. From the mysteries of sex and sleep, from mass extinction to immunity, 50 Biology Ideas You Really Need to Know will open your eyes to the fundamental processes that are vital to life on Earth, including how genes control the growth and behaviour of living things, how a body develops from a single cell, and how environmental forces create natural diversity through evolution. Featuring key concepts explained in simple terms, and with clear diagrams and timelines showing major scientific discoveries within their historical context, this book will give you a complete overview of a fascinating subject.
    Contents include: Evolution, Genes, Homeostasis, Endosymbiosis, Sex, Multicellularity, Nerves, Genetic Drift, Speciation, Convergent Evolution, Pollination, Mimicry, Laws of Inheritance, DNA, Alternative Splicing, Viruses, Epigenetics, Photosynthesis, Cancer, Differentiation, Regeneration, Morphogenesis, Memory, Sleep, Ageing, Consciousness and the Gaia Hypothesis.

    ISBN: 9781848666696
    Publication date: 05/11/2015
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Chamary, J. V.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Who invented zero? Why 60 seconds in a minute? How big is infinity? Where do parallel lines meet? And can a butterfly's wings really cause a storm on the far side of the world? In 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know, Professor Tony Crilly explains in 50 clear and concise essays the mathematical concepts - ancient and modern, theoretical and practical, everyday and esoteric - that allow us to understand and shape the world around us. Packed with diagrams, examples and anecdotes, this book is the perfect overview of this often daunting but always essential subject. For once, mathematics couldn't be simpler. Contents include: Origins of mathematics, from Egyptian fractions to Roman numerals; Pi and primes, Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio; What calculus, statistics and algebra can actually do; The very real uses of imaginary numbers; The Big Ideas of relativity, Chaos theory, Fractals, Genetics and hyperspace; The reasoning behind Sudoku and code cracking, Lotteries and gambling, Money management and compound interest; Solving of Fermat's last theorem and the million-dollar question of the Riemann hypothesis.

    ISBN: 9781848667051
    Publication date: 07/08/2014
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Crilly, Tony
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • African Safari into the Great Game Reserves
    African Safari into the Great Game Reserves
    An African safari is arguably one of the most alluring and easily understood dreams of our time. Just the thought of an African safari evokes thoughts of adventure, a journey through nature's greatest spectacle, a glimpse of the earth before man. African Safari is an exploration of all that the word safari encompasses, from journeys on horseback and dugout canoes, the quiet drifting of a balloon and the tension of waiting on foot to the smell of dung, soil and the rain. African Safari is an intimate odyssey through the great wilderness of Africa and an eye on its wild denizens, spiced with the echoes of a romantic history. African Safari is divided into eight chapters: South Africa (Kruger & the Kgalagadi)Namibia (Etosha, Damaraland and Kaokaland)Botswana (Okavango, Chobe, and Linyanti)Zimbabwe (Mana Pools and the Zambezi) Zambia (North and South Luangwa)Tanzania (Ngorongoro and the Serengeti)Kenya (Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo) Rwanda & Uganda (Parc des Volcans and Mgahinga).

    ISBN: 9781909612877
    Publication date: 08/09/2016
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Pickford, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Art of Logic How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't
    Art of Logic How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't
    Emotions are powerful. In newspaper headlines and on social media, they have become the primary way of understanding the world. But strong feelings make it more difficult to see the reality behind the rhetoric. In The Art of Logic, Eugenia Cheng shows how mathematical logic can help us see things more clearly - and know when politicians and companies are trying to mislead us.

    First Cheng explains how to use black-and-white logic to illuminate the world around us, giving us new insight into thorny political questions like public healthcare, Black Lives Matter and Brexit. Then she explains how logic and emotions, used side-by-side, can help us not only to be more rational individuals, but also to live more thoughtfully.

    Clear-sighted, revelatory and filled with useful real-life examples of logic and illogic at work, The Art of Logic is an essential guide to decoding modern life.

    ISBN: 9781788160384
    Publication date: 05/07/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Cheng, Eugenia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • As Easy as Pi Stuff About Numbers that Isnt Just Maths
    As Easy as Pi Stuff About Numbers that Isnt Just Maths
    In this day and age it's hard to imagine a world without numbers. Our lives are centred around commerce and money, and it is the only language that's the same the world over. However, did you know that for a long period of time people could not get their heads around the idea of zero, a figure representing nothing, and that it was even regarded as heretical in some circles? As Easy As Pi is an entertaining and accessible guide, written for those who love numbers - and those who don't - and uncovers a great deal of lore and intriguing information. Including: Snippets of fascinating numerical facts Myths and mysticism in the world of numbers Numbers in language and used as slang Pop culture trivia Useful mathematical rules to remember Taking a quirky and insightful look at the world of numbers, As Easy As Pi will delight and entertain any number enthusiast.

    ISBN: 9781782434337
    Publication date: 25/06/2015
    Price: $16.99
    Author: Buchan, Jamie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.99
  • Ascent of Gravity
    Ascent of Gravity
    The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year 2017'Does Einstein proud . . . Eminently readable' Guardian'No one has covered the topic with such a light touch and joie de vivre . . . a delight' Brian CleggGravity was the first force to be recognised and described yet it is still the least understood. If we can unlock its secrets, the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding the biggest questions in science: what is space? What is time? What is the universe? And where did it all come from?Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the 'force' of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in the twenty-first century. And, as we stand on the brink of a seismic revolution in our worldview, he brings us up to speed on the greatest challenge ever to confront physics.

    ISBN: 9781474601887
    Publication date: 05/04/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Chown, Marcus
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
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