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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This book examines these questions. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes. Product information: ISBN: 9780857501004 Author: Stephen (University of Cambridge) Hawking Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Format: Paperback Pages: 272

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Get to grips with all things physiology with all of the key yoga Asanas in this Science of Yoga phenomena! Enjoy the in-depth details and pose with confidence and control to become the most professional Yoga master. With scientific research given to support the facts and annotated artworks throughout, achieve the excellence and put in your practice with the ultimate guide to Yoga. Optimise the benefits of yoga to your body and mind now! Product Information: ISBN: 9780241442340 Author: Ann Swanson Publisher: DK Format: Paperback Pages: 216 Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 2cm

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Welcome to the world of the forensic psychologist, where the people you meet are wildly unpredictable and often frightening. The job: to delve into the psyche of convicted men and women to try to understand what lies behind their often brutal actions. Follow in the footsteps of Kerry Daynes, one of the most sought-after forensic psychologists in the business and consultant on major police investigations. Kerry's job has taken her to the cells of maximum-security prisons, police interview rooms, the wards of secure hospitals and the witness box of the court room. Her work has helped solve a cold case, convict the guilty and prevent a vicious attack. Kerry's frank memoir gives an unforgettable insight into the personal and professional dangers in store for a female psychologist working with some of the most disturbing men and women. Product Information: ISBN: 9781788402170 Author: Kerry Daynes Publisher: Endeavour Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3 cm

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Discover the hard science that will help you run faster, endure for longer, and avoid injury. Analyse your running style and learn how to enhance your gait for optimum efficiency and safety. Transform your performance with exercises targeting strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right. Understand the science behind your body's energy systems and how to train to maximise energy storage and conversion. Follow training and exercise programmes tailored to different abilities and distances, from 5K to marathon. Whether you are new to running or an experienced racer, this book will help you achieve your goals and stay injury-free. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241504505 Author: Chris Napier Publisher: DK Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 23.9 x 20.4 x 2.3cm

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If you want to know your Freud from your Jung and your Milgram from your Maslow, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of psychology.  This illuminating little book includes topics on the early thinkers and the birth of modern psychology; famous (and often controversial) experiments and their repercussions; the ethics of psychological studies; recent developments in the modern fields of cyber psychology and much more. A short, succinct guide that will teach you about the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand how the study of mind has sculpted the world we live in and the way we think today. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786858078 • Author: Emily Ralls, Caroline Riggs • Publisher: Summersdale • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 14.8 x 10.6 x 1.4 cm

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Drawing on the latest neuroscience research, this visual guide makes the hidden workings of the human brain simple to understand.  How the Brain Works begins with an introduction to the brain's anatomy, showing you how to tell your motor cortex from your mirror neurons. Moving on to function, it explains how the brain works constantly and unnoticed to regulate heartbeat and breathing, and how it collects information to produce the experiences of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The chapters that follow cover memory and learning, consciousness and personality, and emotions and communication. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241472224 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 24 x 20.2 x 2.3cm

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A teenage boy lies on the pavement, bleeding from a stab wound; a distraught mum watches, in mute shock, as her daughter suffers a terrifying fatal asthma attack; a young girl is gang-raped and her stricken boyfriend takes an overdose; a disturbed young man flings himself in front of a speeding train at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Few people can imagine living in a world where such situations are part of everyday life. Yet for veteran paramedic Lysa Walder, these and thousands of other emergency call outs are part of a day's work: scenes of tragedy, heroism loss and horror - but also stories of triumph and humour. Lysa has been a paramedic for over twenty years, working for the London Ambulance service - the world's biggest and busiest free service - for much of that time.  Here, she reveals what it's really like to work in a job that brings paramedic teams face-to-face with death - and destiny - every day. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789462043 • Author: Lysa Walder  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.3cm

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Many strange events defy explanation...This book is a compendium of some of the world's most mystifying conundrums, which are guaranteed to bewilder and intrigue. From the mysterious disappearance of Lord Lucan, by way of paranormal powers, to bizarre phenomena thrown up by nature, this fantastic collection of off-the-wall investigations also features scary curses, uncanny prophecies, weird medical marvels, alien abductions, lost worlds, and much more. Product Information: ISBN: 9781838573850 Author: Andrew Holland Publisher: Arcturus  Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Dimensions: 15.3 x 23.3 x 2.2cm

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If you want to know your Socrates from your Sartre and your Confucius from your Kant, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of philosophy. Including accessible primers on the early Ancient Greek philosophers and the ‘big three’: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, key schools of philosophy and their impact on modern life and much more! Discover onsights into the main questions philosophers have explored over the years: Who am I? What is the meaning of life? Do I have free will? This illuminating little book will introduce you to the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand how human ideas have sculpted the world we live in and the way we think today. Product Information: ISBN: 9781786858085 Author: Rachel Poulton  Publisher: Summersdale Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Dimensions: 14.9 x 10.6 x 1.1cm

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Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. Seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as energy and matter, and electricity and magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - these abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241412725 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 24 x 20.2 x 3.4 cm

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Astronomer and ordained ex-zen monk offers a modern approach to stargazing that reflects growing interest in popular and accessible science through mindfulness. Through a mix of both scientific fact and meditative insight, discover how the mysteries of the twinkly skies can connect us all more deeply to our inner selves. Noticing the bright constellations in the night skies above can foster a sense of curiosity, awe, and deep interconnection like nothing else on Earth. For each of the constellations, discover philosophy and lifestyle advice learned from the origin of the constellation, myths and cultural connections of the constellation and much more! Product Information: ISBN: 9780857629821 Author: Robin Kerod  Publisher: Wellfleet Format: Hardback Pages: 128 Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.8 x 1.9cm

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For centuries mankind has waged war against the infections that, left untreated, would have the power to wipe out communities, or even entire populations. Yet for all our advanced scientific knowledge, only one human disease – smallpox – has ever been eradicated globally. In recent years, outbreaks of Ebola and Zika have provided vivid examples of how difficult it is to contain an infection once it strikes, and the panic that a rapidly spreading epidemic can ignite. But while we chase the diseases we are already aware of, new ones are constantly emerging, like the coronavirus that spread across the world in 2020. At the same time, antimicrobial resistance is harnessing infections that we once knew how to control, enabling them to thrive once more. Meera Senthilingam presents a timely look at humanity’s ongoing battle against infection, examining the successes and failures of the past, along with how we are confronting the challenges of today, and our chances of eradicating disease in the future. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785785634• Author: Meera Senthilingam• Publisher: Icon Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 176• Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm

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Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the history of philosophy. A clear and accessible guide to philosophy, How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers - from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant - in a novel, easy-to-understand way. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241472200 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 24 x 20.2 x 2.6cm

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Get to grips with all things physiology with all of the key yoga Asanas in this Science of Yoga phenomena! Enjoy the in-depth details and pose with confidence and control to become the most professional Yoga master. With scientific research given to support the facts and annotated artworks throughout, achieve the excellence and put in your practice with the ultimate guide to Yoga. Optimise the benefits of yoga to your body and mind now! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241341230 • Author: Ann Swanson • Publisher: DK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 216 • Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 2cm

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There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world and huge leaps in technology over the last century have also revealed a universe far stranger than we could ever have imagined. With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence. Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that, out there in the cosmos, there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789292718 • Author: Marcus Chown • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.5 x 2.4cm

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Delve into all things Astronomy with this Philips Starter Pack full of everything you need to explore the Stars and Planets! Including an entertaining and imformative book on the exciting world of astronomy...Enjoy over 200 colour photos, artworks and maps as Ian Ridpath guides the new astronomer through the latest news on space exploration. Also featuring a glow in the dark Planisphere inside, track the stars and constellations hour-by-hour! Use the Solar System Wall Chart included to bring to life the fascinating planets of our Solar System. Included in this title:• Book• Glow in the Dark Planisphere• Solar System Wall Chart Product Information:• ISBN: 9781849074865• Author: Philips• Publisher: Philips• Format: Hardback - Box Set• Dimensions: 29 x 29 x 2cm

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The Sky Atlas unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's quest to map the skies above us. This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique instruments and other appealing curiosities. Take a tour of star-obsessed cultures around the world, learning about Tibetan sky burials, star-covered Inuit dancing coats, Mongolian astral prophets and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be found since antiquity. Even stranger are the forgotten stories from European history, like the English belief of the Middle Ages in ships that sailed a sea above the clouds, 16th-century German UFO sightings and the Edwardian aristocrat who mistakenly mapped alien-made canals on the surface of Mars. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781471178931 • Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 25.2 x 20 x 2.8 cm

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This fantastic CGP Revision Guide is perfectly matched to the Higher Level Grade 9-1 AQA GCSE Biology course. Every topic is explained with clear, succinct study notes, examples and diagrams - and there are practice questions at the end of every page to test you on what you’ve learned (with answers and mark schemes included). We’ve covered all the crucial new elements of the Grade 9-1 course, including the required practicals, maths skills and Working Scientifically. What’s more, a free Online Edition of the whole book is included - just use the unique access code printed inside the cover to access it on a PC, Mac or tablet! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782945567• Author: CGP Books• Publisher: CGP Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 136• Dimensions: 30 x 21 x 1cm

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This fantastic CGP Revision Guide is perfectly matched to the Higher Level Grade 9-1 AQA GCSE Physics course. Every topic is explained with clear, succinct study notes, examples and diagrams - and there are practice questions at the end of every page to test you on what you’ve learned (with answers and mark schemes included). We’ve covered all the crucial new elements of the Grade 9-1 course, including the required practicals, maths skills and Working Scientifically. What’s more, a free Online Edition of the whole book is included - just use the unique access code printed inside the cover to access it on a PC, Mac or tablet! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782945581• Author: CGP Books• Publisher: CGP Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 112• Dimensions: 30 x 21 x 1cm

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