The 1783 eruption of Laki led to Europe's year without summer – and it is due again soon
A timely, instructive and controversial book, which delivers unexpected answers.
A new edition of the celebrated thinker James Lovelock's autobiography to celebrate his 100th birthday
How to improve your head for figures: the concepts and techniques that are crucial for every aspiring manager to know.
A miscellany of sacred, mysterious, spiritual and profane numbers. The ideal stocking-filler – now available in paperback.
Samuel C. Florman
How engineering is not only fundamental to our society but also an expression of mankind's deepest creative impulses.
A far from average book: the real story behind the statistics on risk, chance and choice. Now in paperback.
An extraordinary investigation into the world of trees – and the inspiring story of one man's quest to help save the world's oldest and greate…
Take one complex scientific discipline. Add the future of energy, economics and geopolitics. Season with human nature …
'Britain's foremost populariser of maths' Ian Stewart reveals the ultimate questions that take us to the limits of mathematics – now avail…
The true value of ecosystems to world economies.
Whether you want to improve your memory, or give your brain a full work-out to improve logic and visual observation skills, this book is packed with b…
Why do we remember certain things but forget others?
An irreverent sleuth tackles the riddle of existence that has puzzled man since the dawn of time
A fascinating and unique exploration of nature's music, from plants and animals to wind and rain.
A unique history of humanity told through its seventeen defining equations; from Pythagoras to Calculus.
Useful for teachers and parents looking for methods to help their children overcome their difficulties with mathematics
Reporting from science's new frontlines