In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accu... read more

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
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The history of science is often seen as a story of advancement but nothing could be further from the truth. Science, it is true, has progressed, but rarely in the direction intended and seldom for the reasons given. This has a lot to do with the people responsible. Meet Thales, credited as 'the father... read more

Boffinology: The Real Stories Behind Our Greatest Scientific Discoveries
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The 50 most cosmic concepts, each explained in half a minute.

30-Second Astronomy
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"The Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Rocks and Minerals" is packed with 600 full-colour photographs of more than 500 specimens. Authoritative text clear photographs and a systematic approach help you to cut through the complicated identification process and recognize a specimen easily. Each entry combi... read more

Rocks and Minerals - OUT OF PRINT
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Awards:Shortlisted for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2008.

There is no more important concept in the history of mathematics and physics than symmetry. It lies at the heart of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, string theory and much of modern cosmology. This title narrates the history of the emergence of this area of study, from its roots in tenth-century ... read more

Why Beauty Is Truth
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Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz takes the reader one hundred million years into the future, long after the human race became extinct, to explore what will remain of humanity's brief but dramatic sojourn on planet Earth. He tells how geologists in the far future - perhaps an alien species re-discovering Eart... read more

The Earth After Us : What legacy will humans leave in the rocks?
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This book brings together the finest collection available of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and other such spectacular phenomena caught on film. Each beautiful image, made from a series of delicate yet rich platinum prints, is accompanied by a clear and engaging caption. Malin's short texts (approxi... read more

David Malin: Ancient Light: A Portrait of the Universe
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The atom. The Big Bang. DNA. Natural selection. All ideas that have revolutionised science - and that were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped: here, Michael Brooks, bestselling author of ... read more

At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
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The Earth's biodiversity - the rich variety of life on our planet - is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many books have focused on the expected ecological consequences, or on the aesthetic, ethical, sociological, or economic dimensions of this loss, Sustaining Life is the first book to exam... read more

Sustaining Life : How human health depends on biodiversity
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How smart machines are transforming us all - and what we should do about it. The smart machines revolution is re-shaping our lives and our societies. Here, Shadbolt and Hampson - Britain's pre-eminent authorities on AI - dispel terror, confusion... read more

Digital Ape How to Live (in Peace) with Smart Machines
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Tide: The Science and Lore of the Greatest Force on Earth
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Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are amon... read more

Without Conscience
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