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The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · DK
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics.From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth...
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Nodding Off: The Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave

Alice Gregory · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Sleep is vital to the way we learn, remember and forget, to how we feel about family and partners, our wellbeing, and our mental and physical health. It is essential for life itself. In Nodding Off, renowned sleep researcher Alice Gregory explores every aspect of sleep, from the different...
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Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

MICHAEL KINCH · Pegasus Books
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing -- cases of measles,...
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Best Before: The Evolution and Future of Processed Food

Nicola Temple · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 168
Format: Hardcover

Long before there was the ready meal, humans processed food to preserve it and make it safe. From fire to fermentation, our ancestors survived periods of famine by changing the very nature of their food. This ability to process food has undoubtedly made us one of the most successful species...
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The Man Who Climbs Trees

James Aldred · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A professional tree climber encounters gorillas, snakes, spiders, and birds of prey, as well as answers and perspective, hundreds of feet up, all over the world Every child knows the allure of climbing trees. But how many of us get to make a living at it, spending days observing nature...
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Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential

John Couch · BenBella Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

What if we could unlock the potential in every child? As it turns out, we can.Apple's iconic co-founder Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education, employing technology to make an enormous positive effect on the lives of millions of students. The man Jobs tapped to realize this...
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The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution

Charles Cockell · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking new view on the theory of evolution, arguing that life develops in predictable waysWe are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe...
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Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

Oren Solomon Harman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of AltruismWe don't think anymore, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing...
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The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist

Tim Birkhead · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Bird Sense, a biography of Francis Willughby, the man who pulled the study of birds out of the dark ages and formed the foundations of modern ornithology. Francis Willughby lived and thrived in the midst of the rapidly accelerating scientific revolution of the seventeenth...
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Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything

Helen Scales · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is inhabited by a multitude of strange creatures and reigning supreme among them are the fish. There are giants that live for centuries and thumb-sized tiddlers that survive only weeks; they can be pancake-flat...
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