The atom. The Big Bang. DNA. Natural selection. All ideas that have revolutionised science - and that were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped: here, Michael Brooks, bestselling author of 13 Things that Don't Make Sense, investigates the new wave of unexpected... read more

At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
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 Science

From the man who won the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014 and married a human statue comes a book of weird and wonderful psychological science from the far-flung corners of human experience. Richard Stephens became the focus of international media attention for his research on the psychologic... read more

Black Sheep : The Hidden Benefits of Being Bad
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 Science

Series:Big Ideas

All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to sociology. Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Sociology Book introduces you to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With over 80 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists,... read more

The Sociology Book
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The story of the global search for moral truths In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Kenan Malik explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer's Greece to Mao's China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophe... read more

The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics
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 Science

Reading Level:General Adult

What do you do with the rest of your life, after you've achieved brilliance at an early age? This is the question posed by celebrated-journalist Chris Wright to some of the most renowned adventurers, athletes and politicians of the twentieth century. What happens if you are an athlete or gymnast and y... read more

No More Worlds To Conquer
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The 50 most significant ideas and events, each explained in half a minute.

30-Second Evolution
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The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission-- told by a scientist who was there from the beginning. The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries--11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still operate them, decades since their launch. "Voyager 1 "left... read more

The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
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Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threate... read more

Farmageddon - The True Cost of Cheap Meat
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The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core "free market" ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. In short, either we... read more

This Changes Everything - Capitalism vs the Climate
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Have you ever had a problem you would give everything to solve - a problem so difficult you would spend years searching for a solution? When Jack Andraka was thirteen, he had a whole pile of problems like this. An outsider at school, he knew he didn't fit in - and a close family friend was dying of ca... read more

Breakthrough : How One Teen Innovator is Changing the World
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 Science

Series:In Minutes

To what extent is memory based on mood? Why do we compare ourselves to others? Are there different types of intelligence? How do we change with age? This book answers all these questions and many more in 200 short and accessible essays. From Pavlov's dogs to experimental ethics and from the developmen... read more

Psychology in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant
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Can you make yourself smarter? Scientists have always believed that the one thing that couldn't improve was intelligence. But now science journalist Dan Hurley investigates the new field of 'intelligence training', showing that intelligence can be flexible and trainable. With vivid stories of lives tr... read more

Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power
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