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  • Soccermatics

    Soccermatics
    av David Sumpter

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472924148

    'Football looked at in a very different way' Pat Nevin, former Chelsea and Everton star and football media analyst Football – the most mathematical of sports. From shot statistics and league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial str…

  • Our Biggest Experiment

    Our Biggest Experiment
    av Alice Bell

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472974778

    It was Eunice Newton Foote, an American scientist and women's rights campaigner living in Seneca Falls, New York, who first warned the world that an atmosphere heavy with carbon dioxide could send temperatures here on Earth soaring. This was back in…

  • Handmade

    Handmade
    av PLOSZAJSKI ANNA

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472971074

    From atomic structures to theories about magnetic forces, scientific progress has given us a good grasp on the properties of many different materials. However, most scientists cannot measure the temperature of steel just by looking at it, or sculpt…

  • First Light

    First Light
    av Emma Chapman

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472962928

    Astronomers have successfully observed a great deal of the Universe’s history, from recording the afterglow of the Big Bang to imaging thousands of galaxies, and even to visualising an actual black hole. There’s a lot for astronomers to…

  • Kindred

    Kindred
    av Rebecca Wragg Sykes

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472937476

    'Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox 'Important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity.’ Yuval Noah Harari Kindred is the definitive guide to th…

  • Kindred

    Kindred
    av Rebecca Wragg Sykes

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472937490

    'Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox 'Important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity.’ Yuval Noah Harari Kindred is the definitive guide to th…

  • My European Family

    My European Family
    av Karin Bojs

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472941459

    Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family. At her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As a science journalist she was eager to learn more about herself, her family and the interconnectedness of society. After all, we're all rela…

  • Beasts Before Us

    Beasts Before Us
    av Elsa Panciroli

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472983824

    For most of us, the story of mammal evolution starts after the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, but over the last 20 years scientists have uncovered new fossils and used new technologies that have upended this story. In Beasts Before Us, p…

  • Outnumbered

    Outnumbered
    av David Sumpter

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472947413

    'Fascinating' Financial Times Algorithms are running our society, and as the Cambridge Analytica story has revealed, we don’t really know what they are up to. Our increasing reliance on technology and the internet has opened a window for mathe…

  • Suspicious Minds

    Suspicious Minds
    av Rob Brotherton

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472915634

    'A first class book' Sunday Times We’re all conspiracy theorists. Some of us just hide it better than others. Conspiracy theorists do not wear tin-foil hats (for the most part). They are not just a few kooks lurking on the paranoid fringes of…

  • Making the Monster

    Making the Monster
    av Kathryn Harkup

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472933737

    The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on gothic horror and science-fiction genres, and her creation has become part…

  • Eye of the Shoal

    Eye of the Shoal
    av Helen Scales

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472936820

    'Scales's genuine appreciation and awe for fish are contagious.' Science 'Delightful' New Scientist 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 su…

  • Sway

    Sway
    av Dr Pragya Agarwal

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472971357

    ‘Passionate and urgent.’ Guardian, Book of the Week ‘A must-read for all.’ Stylist, best new books for 2020 ‘Cogently argued and intensely persuasive. Groundbreaking Work.’ Waterstones, best new books of April 'Im…

  • Sway

    Sway
    av Dr Pragya Agarwal

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472971388

    ‘Passionate and urgent.’ Guardian, Book of the Week ‘A must-read for all.’ Stylist, best new books for 2020 ‘Cogently argued and intensely persuasive. Groundbreaking Work.’ Waterstones, best new books of April 'Im…

  • The Brilliant Abyss

    The Brilliant Abyss
    av Helen Scales

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472966865

    The deep sea is the last, vast wilderness on the planet. For centuries, myth-makers and storytellers have concocted imaginary monsters of the deep, and now scientists are looking there to find bizarre, unknown species, chemicals to make new medicine…

  • The Contact Paradox

    The Contact Paradox
    av Keith Cooper

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472960429

    In 1974 a message was beamed towards the stars by the giant Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, a brief blast of radio waves designed to alert extraterrestrial civilisations to our existence. Of course, we don’t know if such civilisations really…

  • The Contact Paradox

    The Contact Paradox
    av Keith Cooper

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472960450

    In 1974 a message was beamed towards the stars by the giant Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, a brief blast of radio waves designed to alert extraterrestrial civilisations to our existence. Of course, we don’t know if such civilisations really…

  • Reinventing the Wheel

    Reinventing the Wheel
    av Bronwen Percival

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472955531

    Wine and Spirits Book of the Year 2017 In little more than a century, the drive towards industrial and intensive farming has altered every aspect of the cheesemaking process, from the bodies of the animals that provide the milk to the science behind…

  • A is for Arsenic

    A is for Arsenic
    av Kathryn Harkup

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472911322

    Shortlisted for the BMA Book Awards and Macavity Awards 2016 Fourteen novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn’t mean it's all made-up ... Agatha Christie revelled in the use of poison to kill off unfortunate victims in her bo…

  • We Need to Talk About Love

    We Need to Talk About Love
    av Laura Mucha

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472982438

    As featured on Sunday Brunch and Woman's Hour 'A really interesting proper analysis of the ins and outs of love. A kind of marvellous feat.' Richard Curtis Poets, philosophers and artists have been trying to explain romantic love for centuries, but…

  • Turned On

    Turned On
    av Kate Devlin

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472950901

    'Illuminating, witty and written with a wide open mind' Sunday Times The idea of the seductive sex robot is the stuff of myth, legend and science fiction. From the myth of Laodamia in Ancient Greece to twenty-first century shows such as Westworld, r…

  • Breaking the Chains of Gravity

    Breaking the Chains of Gravity
    av Amy Shira Teitel

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472911247

    NASA's history is a familiar story, one that typically peaks with Neil Armstrong taking his small step on the Moon in 1969. But America's space agency wasn't created in a vacuum. It was assembled from pre-existing parts, drawing together some of the…

  • Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

    Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781635579895

    Kindred is important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity.--The New York Times Book Review A] bold and magnificent attempt to resurrect our Neanderthal kin.--The Wall St…

  • Unfit for Purpose

    Unfit for Purpose
    av Adam Hart

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472971005

    'This book is a gripping and sobering reminder of how much we are all governed by our genetic inheritance. So much for free will.' The Mail on SundayStress, obesity, poor mental health, drug addiction, bowel diseases, violence and fake news; a stark…

  • Goldilocks and the Water Bears

    Goldilocks and the Water Bears
    av Louisa Preston

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472920096

    'An expert romp through the science of extraterrestrial life.' Adam Rutherford Today we know of only a single planet that hosts life: the Earth. But across a Universe of at least 100 billion possibly habitable worlds, surely our planet isn’t t…

  • Chilled

    Chilled
    av Tom Jackson

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472911445

    '... a chill-cabinet of curiosities: hot stuff, and deeply cool ...' Heat and fire have been at humanity’s command for at least 100,000 years, but we’ve been in control of the cold for barely one hundred. Why it took so long is quite a s…

  • 4th Rock from the Sun

    4th Rock from the Sun
    av Nicky Jenner

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472922496

    Mars is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie’s extra-terrestrial spiders to H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds. The red planet has inspired hundreds of scientists, authors and filmmakers — but why? What is it about this particular…

  • 4th Rock from the Sun

    4th Rock from the Sun
    av Nicky Jenner

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472922526

    Mars is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie’s extra-terrestrial spiders to H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds. The red planet has inspired hundreds of scientists, authors and filmmakers — but why? What is it about this particular…

  • The Planet Factory

    The Planet Factory
    av Elizabeth Tasker

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472917744

    Twenty years ago, the search for planets outside the Solar System was a job restricted to science-fiction writers. Now it’s one of the fastest-growing fields in astronomy with thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, and the number is risin…

  • Fire and Ice

    Fire and Ice
    av Natalie Starkey

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472960368

    The volcano – among the most familiar and perhaps the most terrifying of all geological phenomena. However, Earth isn't the only planet to harbour volcanoes. In fact, the Solar System, and probably the entire Universe, is littered with them. O…

  • Bad News

    Bad News
    av Rob Brotherton

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472962850

    From the bestselling author of Suspicious Minds There was a time when the news came once a day, in the morning newspaper. A time when the only way to see what was happening around the world was to catch the latest newsreel at the movies. Times have…

  • Atoms Under the Floorboards

    Atoms Under the Floorboards
    av Chris Woodford

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472912237

    WINNER OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS BOOK AWARD 2016 Science – the hidden power behind your home. It’s rock-solid science that holds your house up in a hurricane, floods it with light at night and keeps it toasty on a crisp winter…

  • Best Before

    Best Before
    av Nicola Temple

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472941435

    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…

  • Wilder: How Rewilding Is Transforming Conservation and Changing the World

    Wilder: How Rewilding Is Transforming Conservation and Changing the World

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472990389

    In a timely and exciting contribution to a wider conversation about our relationship with the wild, Millie Kerr takes readers on a global journey of discovery, from the return of lions to Gabon to the transformation-by-Jaguar of an Argentine nationa…

  • Growing Up Human

    Growing Up Human

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472975751

  • Death By Shakespeare

    Death By Shakespeare
    av Kathryn Harkup

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472958228

    William Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions – shock, sadness, fear – that they did more than 400 years ago when these plays were first performed. But h…

  • Spirals in Time

    Spirals in Time
    av Helen Scales

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472911384

    'A rewarding glimpse of another world' THE GUARDIAN Seashells are the sculpted homes of a remarkable group of animals: the molluscs. These are some of the most ancient and successful animals on the planet, and they have fascinating tales to tell. Sp…

  • Sorting the Beef from the Bull

    Sorting the Beef from the Bull
    av Richard Evershed

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472911353

    Horsemeat in burgers was hard to swallow, but there are far more sinister culinary crimes afoot... Chicken eggs that haven’t come from chickens, melamine in infant’s milk, nut shells in spices – these are just some examples of the…

  • The Science of Sin

    The Science of Sin
    av Jack Lewis

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472936158

    'Entertaining and enlightening ... offers ways to temper our anti-social tendencies.' Dr Michael Mosley, science journalist and TV presenter It can often seem that we are utterly surrounded by temptation, from the ease of online shopping and the str…

  • The Science of Sin

    The Science of Sin
    av Jack Lewis

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472936141

    'Entertaining and enlightening ... offers ways to temper our anti-social tendencies.' Dr Michael Mosley, science journalist and TV presenter It can often seem that we are utterly surrounded by temptation, from the ease of online shopping and the str…

  • Borrowed Time

    Borrowed Time
    av Sue Armstrong

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472936066

    As featured on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week 'A rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' Nature The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century – up there with climate change…

  • Borrowed Time

    Borrowed Time
    av Sue Armstrong

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472936080

    As featured on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week 'A rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' Nature The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century – up there with climate change…

  • Into the Groove: The Story of Sound from Tin Foil to Vinyl

    Into the Groove: The Story of Sound from Tin Foil to Vinyl
    av Jonathan Scott

    Inbunden - 2023 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472979827

    The story of recorded sound - the technological developments, the humans that made them happen and their impact on society, from the phonograph to LPs, EPs and the recent resurgence of vinyl. Into the Groove tells the story of the birth of recorded…

  • Bring Back the King

    Bring Back the King
    av Helen Pilcher

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472912275

    If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, and beyond. De-extinction &ndas…

  • Bring Back the King

    Bring Back the King
    av Helen Pilcher

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472912251

    If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, and beyond. De-extinction &ndas…

  • Ouch!

    Ouch!
    av Margee Kerr

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472965271

    Pain seems like a fairly straightforward experience – you get hurt and it, well, hurts. But how would you describe it? By the number of broken bones or stitches? By the cause – the crowning baby, the sharp knife, the straying lover? What…

  • Mirror Thinking

    Mirror Thinking
    av Fiona Murden

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472975805

    Parents, friends, teachers, relatives, and even work colleagues – from the people close to us to those we never even meet – other people are constantly shaping who we are. The mirror neuron is a part of the brain that has shaped each and…

  • Wonders Beyond Numbers

    Wonders Beyond Numbers
    av Johnny Ball

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472939975

    In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history – the story of mathematics. By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale o…

  • Wonders Beyond Numbers

    Wonders Beyond Numbers
    av Johnny Ball

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472939999

    In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history – the story of mathematics. By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale o…

  • I, Mammal

    I, Mammal
    av Liam Drew

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472922892

    Humans are mammals. Most of us appreciate that at some level. But what does it mean for us to have more in common with a horse and an elephant than we do with a parrot, snake or frog? After a misdirected football left new father Liam Drew clutching…

  • I, Mammal

    I, Mammal
    av Liam Drew

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472922915

    Humans are mammals. Most of us appreciate that at some level. But what does it mean for us to have more in common with a horse and an elephant than we do with a parrot, snake or frog? After a misdirected football left new father Liam Drew clutching…

  • Herding Hemingway's Cats

    Herding Hemingway's Cats
    av Kat Arney

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472910073

    The language of genes has become common parlance. We know they make your eyes blue, your hair curly or your nose straight. The media tells us that our genes control the risk of cancer, heart disease, alcoholism or Alzheimer’s. The cost of DNA…

  • Friendship

    Friendship
    av Lydia Denworth

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472977700

    The phenomenon of friendship is universal. Friends, after all, are the family we choose. But what makes these bonds not just pleasant but essential, and how do they affect our bodies and our minds? In Friendship, science journalist Lydia Denworth ta…

  • Life Changing

    Life Changing
    av Helen Pilcher

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472956729

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR WRITING ON GLOBAL CONSERVATION 'Pilcher is both very funny and very, very clever.' Gillian Burke 'Richly entertaining throughout.' Sunday Times For the last three billion years or so, life on Earth was shaped…

  • Life Changing

    Life Changing
    av Helen Pilcher

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472956712

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR WRITING ON GLOBAL CONSERVATION 'Pilcher is both very funny and very, very clever.' Gillian Burke 'Richly entertaining throughout.' Sunday Times For the last three billion years or so, life on Earth was shaped…

  • Electronic Dreams

    Electronic Dreams
    av Tom Lean

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472918338

    How did computers invade the homes and cultural life of 1980s Britain? Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? How about the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, or Commodore 64? Did you marvel at the immense gal…

  • Grilled

    Grilled
    av Leah Garces

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472962584

    'An animal activist's journey to the "other side"' Joanna Lumley This is the story of what happens when we cross enemy lines to look for solutions. Leah Garcés has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of the animals that end up on our pla…

  • Models of the Mind

    Models of the Mind
    av Grace Lindsay

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472966421

    The human brain is made up of 85 billion neurons, which are connected by over 100 trillion synapses. For more than a century, a diverse array of researchers searched for a language that could be used to capture the essence of what these neurons do a…

  • Patient H69

    Patient H69
    av Vanessa Potter

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472936127

    Imagine how it would feel to one day wake up and find your vision descending swiftly into darkness. Your fingertips are turning numb, and, as the world closes in around you, you realise there is nothing you can do to stop it. This is what happened t…

  • Patient H69

    Patient H69
    av Vanessa Potter

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472936103

    Imagine how it would feel to one day wake up and find your vision descending swiftly into darkness. Your fingertips are turning numb, and, as the world closes in around you, you realise there is nothing you can do to stop it. This is what happened t…

  • Catching Breath

    Catching Breath
    av Kathryn Lougheed

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472930330

    Tuberculosis has twisted through the millennia hand-in-hand with humanity, leaving its marks on our culture, our history and our DNA, from the birth of Homo sapiens right up to the present day. TB continues to kill more people than any other infecti…