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Science is all around us
Black Holes violate some of the most sacrosanct laws of the natural world, and represent the ultimate unknowable where time and space end. Black Holes are far beyond anything met in nature that they turn science into science-fiction
More than any other writer, Gilbert White (1720-93) has shaped the relationship between man and nature
Beautifully illustrated in both colour and b/w, and with numerous line drawings, here is as comprehensive a volume as could be wished for anyone wishing to find out about animal and vegetable life anywhere around the edges of our land
While writing this book, Steve Jones had beside him the coral brooch that his sea captain grandfather brought back across the Indian Ocean
Boasting almost one hundred pieces, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a breathtaking celebration of the finest writing by scientists--the best such collection in print--packed with scintillating essays on everything from "the discovery of...
"People are emotionally drawn to the supernatural. They actively want weird, spooky things to be true . .
Where does our personality come from? Can we explain love at first sight? What do me mean by "intelligence" or "genius"? Can science explain intuition or de-ja-vu? Do we all have the potential to be a Tolstoy, Einstein or Mozart? Focusing on our day...
Good science and common sense often don't mix
When the figures say crime is falling, why are we more frightened than ever? Could our towns and cities be creating fear and mistrust? This passionate book shows us the face of Britain today, revealing the untested urban planning that is changing no...
Genetic engineering and its impact on human reproduction have been high on the public agenda in recent years. In this book, a professor of reproductive biology sets out to discuss emerging issues, and to distinguish facts from tabloid fallacies
In April 1992 astrophysicist George Smoot announced how he and his team of scientists had found "ripples in the fabric of space-time" that were made in the first trillionth of a second after the cataclysmic moment of creation
Covering many subjects, such as meteorolgy, biology, transportand power, etc. these discussions of probable future developments are especially of interest to present-day readers
Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is the latest compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly
Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world
A book of sensitive and practical ideas of activities to share with children and teach them about nature and conservation while encouraging them also to enjoy their surroundings
How did life on Earth get started? Can we duplicate human thought in a computing machine? How do children acquire language? Ten years ago, in PARADIGMS LOST, John L