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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


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 crusad…

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 Observe…

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…

States of Mind

Mark Haddon

A lively collection of literature, science and art delving into the mysteries of human consciousness, with a new introduction by Mark Haddon

Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

Ian Stewart

Solving mathematical riddles with the world's most popular maths sleuth.

The Elephant in the Classroom

Jo Boaler

A REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL BESTSELLERWhy do millions struggle with mathematics, and what can be done to change that for the next ge…


Ben Ambridge

A mind-bending miscellany of everyday psychology

At the Edge of Uncertainty

Michael Brooks

From the author of 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, the radical new discoveries that will transform how we see the world.

Where Do Camels Belong?

Ken Thompson

A timely, instructive and controversial book, which delivers unexpected answers.

Sex by Numbers

David Spiegelhalter

Everything you ever wanted to know about sex (and statistics) from the co-author of The Norm Chronicles.

What Nature Does For Britain

Tony Juniper

Ecology meets economics head on in Tony Juniper's valuation of the UK's natural capital

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