One in a million doesn't even come close. Not when we're talking about the odds that you would happen to be alive today, on this particular planet, hurtling through space. Almost fourteen billion years of cosmic history, over four ... read more

A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves
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Series:The\Big Idea Ser.

Over the course of human history, medicine has achieved incredible successes--but at what cost? This latest book in The Big Idea series explores the state of modern medicine, examining the ethics of medical and healthcare practices and the impact they have on modern li... read more

Is Medicine Still Good for Us?
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The past sixty years have witnessed astonishing bursts of growth in the field of Artificial Intelligence - the science and computational technologies that teach machines to sense, learn, reason and take action. AI is already changing our lives, in ways that benefit health, produc... read more

Will AI Replace Us?
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Series:Sterling Milestones Ser.

A beautifully illustrated presentation of 250 milestones in the history of our home planet, from celebrated geologist and planetary scientist Jim Bell. Spanning Earth's entire history, from its birth 4.6 billion years ago to its inevitable destruction billions of years into the futu... read more

The Earth Book
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Empathy has been on people's mind a lot lately. Philosophers, evolutionary scientists and indeed former President Obama agree that an increase in empathy could advance us beyond the hatred, violence and polarization in which the world seems... read more

The War for Kindness - Building Empathy in a Fractured World
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'A wonderful jaunt through the universe at every scale, and a great way to fill in every gap in knowledge you have about astronomy.' Zach Weinersmith, creator of SMBC, and co-author of the NYT bestselling book, Soonish How did the Ear... read more

Astroquizzical - A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree
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Why do so many of us eat cereal for breakfast?Is it because we like the taste? Or because 20 millions years ago, a certain species of plant colonised the same hospitable land that humanity did?Why is the world the way it is?If we follow chains of explanation as far bac... read more

Origins: How the Earth Made Us
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Reading Level:4 Science

The birth of a world-changing idea, relativity, and how it was shaped by the social upheaval and bloody horror of the First World War Einstein's ascent to worldwide celebrity was, in large part, not his own doing. It was b... read more

Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
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A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning. Out of sight, underfoot, unseen beyond fleeting scuttles or darting flights, insects occupy a ... read more

Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. The Ones Who Run Our World
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The first book to offer a proven, fast, inexpensive, practical way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change.
 
As climate change quickly approaches a series of turning ... read more

A Bright Future - How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow
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Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change - what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. Over the next ten years, we had the very real opportunity to stop it. Obviously, we failed.
Na... read more

Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
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Swallow and starling, puffin and peregrine, blue tit and blackcap. We use these names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And who created them? The words we use to name birds ar... read more

Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names
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