Dazzling colour images illuminate this award-winning story of game-changing scientific theory.
In his ‘Intimate History’, Richard Fortey unlocks the geological secrets of the earth – its origin and the constant processes that destroy and create it. His aim is to unite the natural and human history of particular places with the geological realities that underlie them.
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Jet packs, spinning fairground rides and an ant on a garden hose – the award-winning history of string theory from leading physicist Brian Greene.
The first illustrated edition of Barzun's synoptic journey through the history of Western thought, from the Reformation to the dawning ‘decadence’ of the 21st century.
What is happiness? Why do we fall in love? How do we recognise faces? Pinker's exhilarating book explores the machinery of the mind – its origins and development, and how we use it to interact with the world.
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A milestone in the theory of evolution and one of the greatest books of 19th-century historic travel, this lavish two-volume edition brings together a wealth of illustrative material.
No book has revolutionised our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is testimony to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations.
J. E. Gordon reveals the unseen forces that hold up buildings, bridges and aeroplanes – but also animals, plants and humans. From space travels to the complexity of the human body - all the answers are here.
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Roy Porter’s erudite chronicle of the history of medicine remains the definitive work on the subject.