A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain, our health and our personal happiness in this clear, informative and inspiring guide - a blend of personal memoir, science narrative and practical advice that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connecti... read more

Healthy Brain, Happy Life: How to Activate Your Brain & Do Everything Better
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This is the powerful, beautiful and chilling sequel to the bestselling Straw Dogs. 'By nature volatile and discordant, the human animal looks to silence for relief from being itself while other creatures enjoy silence as their birthright'. Why do humans seek meaning to life? How do our imaginations le... read more

The Silence of Animals - On Progress and Other Modern Myths
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Reading Level:very good

What's a 'firkin'? Is a tardigrade animal, vegetable or mineral? How fast is Usain Bolt ... really? And what's the record for the most lobster rolls eaten in 10 minutes? All these questions and more are answered in Adam Spencer's World of Numbers. This is a book for young and old - for anyone who's ev... read more

Adam Spencer's World of Numbers
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The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of yo... read more

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
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Robyn Williams, presenter of The Science Show on ABC Radio, reveals all in Turmoil, a searingly honest and often blackly funny reflection on his life, friends, the people he loves and loathes, and a multi-faceted career that includes over forty years on radio. Robyn writes frankly about ev... read more

Turmoil
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"Hope on Earth" is the thought-provoking result of a lively and wide-ranging conversation between two of the world's leading interdisciplinary environmental scientists: Paul R. Ehrlich, whose book "The Population Bomb" shook the world in 1968 (and continues to shake it), and Michael Charles Tobias, wh... read more

Hope on Earth: A Conversation
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Series:Berlin Family Lectures
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Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antiqu... read more

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable
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Series:Wellcome Ser.

For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we ... read more

Being Mortal : Illness Medicine and What Matters in the End
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At a riverbank in Africa's Serengeti, thousands of migrating wildebeest try desperately to cross as terrifying crocs feast on the galloping herds - which must attempt the river for a chance at survival. In the Falkland Islands, the albatross - king of migrations - journeys thousands of miles to nest d... read more

Great Migrations: Epic Animal Journeys
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'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 br... read more

Brief Answers to the Big Questions: Stephen Hawking (HB)
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From a prize-winning writer, a fascinating exploration of blood: the stuff of life, the stuff of nightmares, and one of the most expensive liquids on the planet.

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood
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In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life- which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what featur... read more

The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - And Us
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