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'A mine of treasures, a source of visions, a microcosm of human experience and suffering, the philosopher's stone: Migraine is a remarkable achievement' Sunday Telegraph Migraine is an age-old - the first recorded instances date back over two thousand years - and often debilitating co... read more

Migraine

Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu, from the origins and lessons of the Great Flu that killed millions to vexing questions like: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and are we close to finding a cure?

Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

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Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing?
 
Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sens... read more

Hallucinations

Here are seven detailed and fascinating portraits of neurological patients, including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a... read more

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

A rich and exuberant group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily, and inevitably, of gentle... read more

Reading the Rocks - How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

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Series:Brief Histories

Paperback original The foundations for the scientific study of the body and modern Western medicine as we know it started with William Harvey's discovery of the circulatory system in the early 17th century. But its roots stretch back into Ancient Greece, when medici... read more

A Brief History of Medicine

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AIDS. Ebola. Bird flu. SARS. Year after year we manage new viruses thanks to the tireless work done in labs and hot zones around the world. Now, Jonathan Quick explains how we could end epidemics forever. Somewhere out there, a killer virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of ... read more

End of Epidemics

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Series:Icon Science

Darwin’s theory of evolution was for more than a century dogged by a major problem: the evidence proving the connections between the main groups of organisms was nowhere to be found.
 
By the 1970s this absence of ‘transitional fossils... read more

Written in Stone (Icon Science)

"Superbly written and researched." --Booklist"Builds a strong case." --Kirkus Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, the dis... read more

Lyme "The First Epidemic of Climate Change"

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Series:Winternight Trilogy Ser.

For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark- marriage or life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way- magic. . . The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the... read more

The Girl in the Tower - (Winternight Series #2)

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The Number One Bestseller Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What ca... read more

21 Lessons for the 21st Century