Answering all your burning scientific questions, from what it means to be alive to why things explode, How Science Works explains science facts throughout amazing diagrams and infographics. Unlock the secrets of the universe, such as whether a robot ta... read more

How Science Works (The Facts Visually Explained)



'By the deepest thinker about this topic since Darwin' Daniel Gilbert, author of the bestseller Stumbling on Happiness'Fascinating . . . a thought-provoking journey into emotion science' The Wall Street Journal'This meticulous, well-researched, and deeply thought out book prov... read more

How Emotions Are Made
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Ursula K. Le Guin has won or been nominated for over 200 awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and SFWA Grand Master Awards. She is the acclaimed author of the Earthsea sequence and The Left Hand of Darkness - which ... read more

Dreams Must Explain Themselves and Other Essays 1972-2004



IMAGINE . . . getting lost in a one-room flat; seeing auras; never forgetting a moment; a permanent orchestra in your head; turning into a tiger; life as an out-of-body experience; feeling other people's pain; being convinced you are dead; becoming a different person overnight.Our brain... read more




This book is a guide for those people who want to go out and collect New Zealand minerals. It will help you identify a lot of the minerals, which identification tests are the most useful, where to look for certain minerals, which minerals are common and which ones you a... read more

Collecting New Zealand Minerals

From the phenomenal New Scientist series, with over 2,500,000 copies soldDo Polar Bears Get Lonely? is the third compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling... read more

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?: And 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions

Ever wondered what Wilfred Bion would have to say about your horrible boss's behaviour? Or how Carl Jung would feel about your mid-life crisis red Ferrari? Ever wondered if Eric Berne might have the perfect answer... read more

What Would Freud Do? How the Greatest Psychotherapists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems

Oneof the world's greatest contemporary thinkers and author of The Better Angels of Our Nature (described by Bill Gates as 'the most inspiring book I have ever read') shows how to think afresh about the human condition and to me... read more

Enlightenment Now: A Manifesto for Science, Reason, Humanism, and Progress

Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors, so when faced with modern day situations that are less extreme, they often encounter a mismatch. Our primitive brains put us on the wrong foo... read more

Mismatch: How Our Stone Age Brain Deceives Us Every Day (And What We Can Do About It)

`Brilliant' Guardian `Fascinating and often delightful' The Times SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE What if intelligent life on Earth evolved not once, but twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting... read more

Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

`This book is AMAZING!' - MALCOLM GLADWELL `If you want to gain insight into the mind of great athletes, adventurers, and peak performers then prepare to be enthralled by Alex Hutchinson's Endure.' - BEAR GRYLLS How high or far ... read more

Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

The latest volume in the bestselling series from "the world's smartest website" by The Guardian-brings together 206 of the world's most innovative thinkers to discuss the scientific... read more

This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know