An examination of sleep from the perspective of a narcoleptic
Futurologist Mark Stevenson introduces the unlikely innovators breaking the rules to make our world better.
The Just So stories retold in the light of evolution by France's brightest young natural scientist
Want to know what's next for the human race? Step into Jim Al-Khalili's time machine …
One of the world's great mathematicians explores the origins, history and future of the universe
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
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…
'Michael Gordin's excellent Scientific Babel asks what drives the languages science uses, and how English came to dominate.' – New Scienti…
An account of theories of everything in the past, present and future
Were the ancestors of modern humans more aquatic than those of other great apes?
How probability affects our lives by one of Britain's leading science writers.
The 1783 eruption of Laki led to Europe's year without summer – and it is due again soon
The ALIENS invasion is coming … a new collection of writing from the best scientific thinkers in the galaxy
Tracing the switch from fossil fuels to solar power and looking at the technology, people and trends that will take us there
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…
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…
A game-changing book on the origins of life, called the most important scientific discovery 'since the Copernican revolution' in the Observer….
A clear and accessible introduction to geography by two experts in the topic, part of the Ideas in Profile series
The new mathematical bestseller from Professor Ian Stewart
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…