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Series:Brief Lives S.

Isaac Newton (1642-1727), the English genius, made his greatest contributions to original thought before the age of twenty-five, while at home in Lincolnshire escaping the great plague of 1665, a period of which he wrote: "I was in the prime of age for invention." Professor ... read more

Brief Lives: Newton

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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:New Scientist Instant Expert Ser.

 
The ancient Greeks called it Gaia; the Romans Terra. We know it simply as Earth, the planet we call home. And what a planet it is.
 
Formed around 4.6 billion years ago from the debris of the big b... read more

This is Planet Earth: Your ultimate guide to the world we call home

Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees,Peter Wohlleben, invites you to reconnect with nature As soon as we step out of the door, nature surrounds. Thousands of small and large processes are taking place, details that... read more

The Weather Detective Reading Nature's Signs in the World Around Us

'Peter Wohlleben doesn't merely look, he sees. Let's all learn as much from him as we can, and quickly.'Rosamund Young, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF COWSDid you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth?Or tha... read more

The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things

Why Can't I Feel the Earth Spinning? is an irreverent and informative introduction to tricky questions about science. How do we know what dinosaurs looked like? Why does medicine taste so bad? Why don't airplanes fall ... read more

Why Can't I Feel the Earth Spinning? And Other Vital Questions about Science

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

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Series:The\Best Australian Science Writing Seri Ser.
Reading Level:4 Science

This popular yearly anthology gives a snapshot of the very best science writing Australia has to offer, including everything from the most esoteric philosophical questions about ourselves and the universe, through to practical questions about the enviro... read more

The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

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Get your pulse racing with Australia's most popular scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.Discover why people tell lies, why some planets are hotter than stars and how humans are terraforming the Earth. Is cockroach milk really the next Superfood? Why are birds so smart? Why do trees n... read more

Vital Science

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

In the vein of Gut and The Brain That Changes Itself, a gripping exploration into the inner workings of the heart and how emotions and lifestyle affect every beat.
When the actress Debbie Reynolds died a day ... read more

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

Covering 13.8 billion years, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang to the advent of human civilization With wonder, wit, and flair-and in record time and space-geophysicist David Bercovici explains... read more

The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)