Imagine if The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were a real, practical book about the mysteries of the universe...The Universe In Your Hand takes us on a wonder-filled journey to the surface of our dying Sun, shrinks us to the size of an atom and puts us in the deathly grip of distant Black Holes. Alo... read more

The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond
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The fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can't go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we're entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery-the race to find the psychologicall... read more

Freedom : The End of the Human Condition
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Climate change. Pandemics. Catastrophic volcanoes. Should we just give up and accept our doom? Absolutely not. Homo sapiens will survive the next mass extinction. Annalee Newitz's brilliantly speculative and hopeful work of popular science focuses our attention on humanity's long history of dodging th... read more

Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
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A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017One of Booklist's Top 10 Science Books of 2017 "An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed boo... read more

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
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There's a running joke among radiologists: finding a possible tumour in a mammogram, they say, is akin to finding a snowball in a blizzard. The result? Up to 30% of breast cancer surgeries are done on those who have no cancer at ... read more

Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine
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We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, when technology and so-called progress have made us richer but more uncertain than ever before. We have questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party is pr... read more

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There
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With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, this is the striking photographic companion to the groundbreaking NETFLIX original documentary series. With six hundred members of crew filming in fifty countries over four years, the directors that brought us the original Planet Earth and Blue... read more

Our Planet
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The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun ... read more

The Cloud Collector's Handbook
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It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from self-interest and that the world turns because of financial gain, he brought to life 'economic man'. ... read more

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: How We Fell for a False Economy and Why it's Time to Move on
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Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Freakonomics.com. Now the very best of this writing has bee... read more

When To Rob a Bank
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Tim Low, award-winning author of Feral Future, in an eye-opening book on the unique nature of Australian birds and their role in ecology and global evolution.
Renowned for its unusual mammals, Australia is a land of birds that... read more

Where Song Began - Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World
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From a bold new feminist voice, a book that will change the way you think about your sex life. Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom; that, if anything, we are too free now. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, mi... read more

Sex Myth
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