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Sleepyhead

Henry Nicholls

An examination of sleep from the perspective of a narcoleptic

We Do Things Differently

Mark Stevenson

Futurologist Mark Stevenson introduces the unlikely innovators breaking the rules to make our world better.

How the Zebra Got its Stripes

Léo Grasset

The Just So stories retold in the light of evolution by France's brightest young natural scientist

What's Next?

Jim Al-Khalili

Want to know what's next for the human race? Step into Jim Al-Khalili's time machine …

Calculating the Cosmos

Ian Stewart

One of the world's great mathematicians explores the origins, history and future of the universe

The Voices Within

Charles Fernyhough

A wide-ranging look at the voices in all our heads, examining how we think and what it means for our lives and sense of self, now in paperback

The Perfect Bet

Adam Kucharski

A guide to how the world's smartest gamblers are using science to take on the house – and win – whether they're playing blackjack, having a fl…

Scientific Babel

Michael Gordin

'Michael Gordin's excellent Scientific Babel asks what drives the languages science uses, and how English came to dominate.' – New Scienti…

Theories of Everything: Ideas in Profile

Frank Close

An account of theories of everything in the past, present and future

The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

Elaine Morgan

Were the ancestors of modern humans more aquatic than those of other great apes?

Chancing It

Robert Matthews

How probability affects our lives by one of Britain's leading science writers.

Island on Fire

Alexandra Witze

The 1783 eruption of Laki led to Europe's year without summer – and it is due again soon

Aliens

Jim Al-Khalili

The ALIENS invasion is coming … a new collection of writing from the best scientific thinkers in the galaxy

The Switch

Chris Goodall

Tracing the switch from fossil fuels to solar power and looking at the technology, people and trends that will take us there

How to Bake Pi

Eugenia Cheng

Möbius bagels, Euclid's flourless chocolate cake and apple pi – this is maths, but not as you know it.In How to Bake Pi, mathematical crusade…

Life's Greatest Secret

Matthew Cobb

This thrilling account shows how discovering DNA has fundamentally influenced the way we think of life and affected every aspect of our lives. Now ava…

The Vital Question

Nick Lane

A game-changing book on the origins of life, called the most important scientific discovery 'since the Copernican revolution' in the Observer….

Geography: Ideas in Profile

Danny Dorling

A clear and accessible introduction to geography by two experts in the topic, part of the Ideas in Profile series

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

Ian Stewart

The new mathematical bestseller from Professor Ian Stewart

Adventures in Human Being

Gavin Francis

Oliver Sacks meets Bear Grylls in this unique voyage around the human body, from the prize-winning author of Empire Antarctica. Now available in paper…

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