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More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our und... read more

Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction


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As practitioners, Prof Phelps and Dr Lee know the problems caused by poor gut health and how an uneasy gut can make life miserable. Symptoms such as weight gain, diarrhoea and cramping are common, but few people receive a definitive disease label. Most of us are entirely unawar... read more

The Mystery Gut

What does the Hippocratic oath actually say? Who originally discovered antibiotics? And is it true that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customiz... read more

30-Second Medicine: The 50 Crucial Milestones, Treatments and Technologies in the History of Health, Each Explained in Half a Minute

What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pus... read more

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World


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Explore the iconic Apollo space missions and moon landings through these stunning infographics and data visualisations. If you like space, this book is for you. The Apollo Program ran from 1961 until 1972, and marks one of the greatest accomplishments in all of human endeavour - man wal... read more


'Required reading for anyone remotely curious about how they came to be remotely curious' Observer'Enthralling' Spectator What is human consciousness and how is it possible? These questions fascinate thinking people from poets and painter... read more

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Many of the world's most important and life-saving devices and techniques were often discovered purely by accident. Serendipity, timing, and luck played a part in the discovery of unintentional cures and breakthr... read more

Accidental Medical Discoveries: How Tenacity and Pure Dumb Luck Changed the World

Our brains need a well-rounded workout just like our bodies! Research has shown the benefits of keeping our mental abilities strong, and those who challenge their brains throughout their life have a lower r... read more

Keep Your Brain Stronger for Longer: 201 Brain Exercises to Maintain Your Mental Fitness


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In The Secret Life of Flies entomologist Erica McAlister gets under the wings of these crucial creatures as she adventures into the land of the fly. From hungry herbivores and precocious pollinators to robber flies, danceflies and the much maligned mosquito, she descri... read more

The Secret Life of Flies

For millennia, humankind has searched for an intellectual Holy Grail - a scientific theory to explain the origins of the universe and our place in it. Gleiser argues that there is no grand plan, cosmic blueprint or overarching explanation... read more

Imperfect Creation: Cosmos, Life and Nature's Hidden Code

When actress Debbie Reynolds died a day after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, the world diagnosed it as 'heartbreak'. But what's the evidence? Does emotional upheaval affect the heart? Can love, or chocolate, ... read more

Can You Die of a Broken Heart?: A Heart Surgeon's Insight into What Makes Us Tick


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A Sunday Times and Financial Times Book of the Year What happens in our brains when we wake up, savour a meal or a glass of wine, walk the dog, stare at a screen, daydream or sleep? World-renowned neuroscientist Susan Greenfield draws on her own pioneering rese... read more

Day in the Life of the Brain