THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER This breathtaking, inspiring little book teaches us how to find precious moments of silence - whether we are crossing the Antarctic, climbing Everest, or on the train at rush hour. 'Quietly, wisely, Silence makes a case for dumbing the din of mo... read more

Silence - In the Age of Noise

'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' Steven Poole, DAILY TELEGRAPH The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant p... read more

Brief Answers to the Big Questions - Stephen Hawking

"Fascinating...full of optimism...this quick, accessible read will appeal to anyone with interest in how plants continue to surprise us." --Library Journal
Do plants have intelligence? Do they have memory? Are they bett... read more

The Revolutionary Genius of Plants - A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behaviour

Increasingly, the demands of identity direct the world's politics. Nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, gender: these categories have overtaken broader, inclusive ideas of who we are. We have built walls rather than bridges. The result... read more

Identity - The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

Until now, popular science has relegated the atom to a supporting role in defining the different chemical elements of the periodic table. This bold new title places its subject center stage, shining the spotlight directly onto the struct... read more

The Atom: The Building Block of Everything



Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

It is hard to overstate just how unusual Europe was towards the end of the age of the dinosaurs. It was a dynamic island arc whose individual landmasses were made up of diverse geological types, including ancient continental fragments, raised segments of oceanic crust, and ... read more

Europe: A Natural History

Do you eat too much sugar? Is violence in the world increasing or decreasing? What proportion of your country are Muslim? What does it cost to raise a child? How much do we need to save for retirement? How much tax do the rich pay? Wh... read more

The Perils of Perception: Why We're Wrong about Nearly Everything



Reading Level:4 Science

Why is a rainbow curved? Why aren't left-handers extinct? How is a sunflower like a synchronised swimmer? Why is 'e' a magic number?The answer to these questions is contained within one simple word: MATHS. Because maths is all about patterns, and our universe is extr... read more

Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

"Papa Goose is destined to become a classic. This book has everything in it I love: great animals beautifully portrayed as individuals; cool science; drama, discovery, and personal transformation."  --Sy Montgomery, author of Birdolo... read more

Papa Goose - One Year, Seven Goslings, and the Flight of My Life



When a new influenza virus emerges that is able to be transmitted between humans, it spreads globally as a pandemic, often with high mortality. Enormous social disruption and substantial economic cost can result. The 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic was un... read more

Flu Hunter - Unlocking the Secrets of a Virus

'Peter Wohlleben doesn't merely look, he sees. Let's all learn as much from him as we can, and quickly.' Rosamund Young, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF COWSDid you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth?Or that wo... read more

The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things



The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead can speak . . . Dr Richard Shepherd is the UK's foremost forensic pathologist, his job to understand the deaths which may have no natural cause. From crime scene to court room, his findings are crucial to the p... read more

Unnatural Causes
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