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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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Fully revised and updated, and with a bright new design, Guinness World Records 2022 provides a fascinating snapshot of our world today.  Expect that unique mix of remarkable humans, talented pets, incredible vehicles and impressive sporting legends.  What you’ll find in our 10 record-packed chapters:  • Environmental champions – the eco-warriors fighting to make our planet a better place  • Wonders of the natural world, from the most intelligent creatures to the deadliest plants • The tallest and shortest… Our record scouts have measured a host of the world’s loftiest and diminutive humans  • Pop Culture icons – we reveal the world’s most successful movie franchises, videogames, toys and brands • Young Achievers – meet the under -16 influencers, entrepreneurs and entertainers who are taking positive steps to change the world • Sporting heroes – we review the biggest sporting achievements of the year and put them in context alongside the greatest athletes of all time Look out for bonus features including free Augmented Reality dinosaurs that come to life straight off the page; more inductees into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, including Sir David Attenborough, astronaut Peggy Whitson and K-Pop sensations BTS; and “Virtual Visits” that take you on a journey to some of the most fascinating and record-packed visitor attractions, museums, art galleries and parks – all without leaving your bedroom! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913484118 • Author: Guinness World Records  • Publisher: Guinness World Records Limited • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 30.3 x 22.6 x 1.8 cm

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2022 is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike with thousands of strange stories, unusual feats and hair-raising oddities from around the world.  Meet the man who has made a model of the Empire State Building - in cheese. Marvel at the heart-warming story of the dog that adopted five kittens. Read all about the curse of OEtzi, the five-thousand-year-old iceman mummy. Be amazed by the strange and extraordinary sea creatures that create their own light.  Bursting with brilliant facts, fantastic stories and eye-popping photographs, this all-new edition of Ripley's will entertain, inform and flabbergast you.  Product Information: •    ISBN: 9781529135817 •    Author: Ripley •    Publisher: Cornerstone •    Format: Hardback •    Pages: 256 •    Dimensions: 30.3 x 23.5 x 2.2 cm

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See the sky at night like you have never seen it before with this all-encompassing guide to astronomy! Including a planisphere and calendar, enjoy the beauty of the night sky. Includes: • Book • 2022 Desk Calendar • Planisphere Product Information: • ISBN: 9781916396654 • Understanding The Stars  •  2022 Desk Calendar

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Every night, above our heads, a drama of epic proportions is playing out. Diamond planets, zombie stars, black holes heavier than a billion Suns. Each one has its own incredible story to tell. We once thought of our Earth as unique, but we have now discovered thousands of alien planets, and that’s barely a fraction of the worlds that are out there. And there are more stars in the Universe than grains of sand on every planet in the Solar System. But amid all this vastness, the Milky Way Galaxy, our Sun and the Earth are home to the only known life in the Universe – at least for now. With a foreword from Professor Brian Cox, and access to all the latest stunning NASA photography, Andrew Cohen takes readers on a voyage of discovery, via the probes and telescopes exploring the outer reaches of our galaxy, revealing how it was formed and how it will inevitably be destroyed by the enigmatic black hole at its heart. And beyond our galaxy, the expanding Universe, which holds clues to the biggest mystery of all – how did it all begin? We now know more about those first moments of existence than we ever thought possible, and hidden in this story of how it all began are the clues to the fate of the Universe itself and everything in it. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008389321 • Author: Andrew Cohen, Professor Brian Cox • Publisher: William Collins • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 28.6 x 24.6 x 2.2 cm

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Discover the latest in stargazing with the new and definitive guide to the night sky. Includes: - 12 Brand-New Maps for year-round astronomical discovery - Month-to-Month information. Daily Moon Phase Calendar, highlighting special lunar events throughout the year - Planet Watch for ideal viewing days in 2022 - Expert advice and insight throughout from internationally renowned Professor Nigel Henbest - A 'Behind the Scenes' look at astrophotography from expert Robin Scagell - The planets' movements explained from solar and lunar eclipses to meteor showers and comets Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or just starting out, Philip's Stargazing 2022 is the only book you'll need. Compiled by experts and specially designed for use in Britain and Ireland, Stargazing 2022 acts as a handily illustrated and comprehensive companion. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781849075879 • Author: Nigel Henbest, Heather Couper • Publisher: Philip's • Format: Paperback • Pages: 96 • Dimensions: 20.8 x 15 x 1 cm

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A new, fully updated narrative edition of David Attenborough’s seminal biography of our world, The Living Planet. Nowhere on our planet is devoid of life. Plants and animals thrive or survive within every extreme of climate and habitat that it offers. Single species, and often whole communities adapt to make the most of ice cap and tundra, forest and plain, desert, ocean and volcano.  In The Living Planet, David Attenborough’s searching eye, unfailing curiosity and infectious enthusiasm explain and illuminate the intricate lives of the these colonies, from the lonely heights of the Himalayas to the wild creatures that have established themselves in the most recent of environments, the city.  In this new edition, the author, with the help of zoologist Matthew Cobb, has added all the most up-to-date discoveries of ecology and biology, as well as a full-colour 64-page photography section. He also addresses the urgent issues facing our living planet: climate change, pollution and mass extinction of species. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008477820 • Author: David Attenborough • Publisher: William Collins • Format: Hardback • Pages: 338 • Dimensions: 24 x 15.9 x 3.2 cm

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Explore the human mind and understand the science behind how you and other people in your life think and act in a wide range of everyday situations with this brand new visual guide to applied psychology. Using straightforward definitions and clear, striking visuals, The Psychology Handbook makes the workings of the brain easy to understand and shows what happens when things go wrong, with information on disorders such as anxiety and paranoia, as well as explanations of the different therapies that are used to treat them, from CBT to psychoanalysis, group therapy to art therapy. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241417843• Author: DK• Publisher: DK• Format: Hardback• Pages: 256• Dimensions: 24 x 20 x 2.5cm

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Embark on an awe-inspiring and informative journey through our Solar System and beyond in this illuminating astronomy book! Discover how big the Universe is, why our view of the sky is constantly changing, what came before the Big Bang, and so much more. 3, 2, 1, blast off! An out-of-this-world reference book about space that introduces you to the weird and wonderful world of astronomy and space exploration. From the structure of the Milky Way to the Earth's nearest celestial body, the Moon, How Space Works takes you on an unforgettable tour through the stars and galaxies, and to the furthest reaches of space! Answering all your burning questions about space, from ancient white dwarf stars to the Mars Rover, this visual guide explains the basics of astronomy through bold graphics and step-by-step artworks. It's the ultimate book for armchair astronomers and space-technology enthusiasts looking for reliable and up-to-date facts and explanations. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241446324 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224   • Dimensions: 23.9 x 20.2 x 2.2 cm

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Scientific puzzles to baffle and bemuse your brain. Containing around 200 fascinating science puzzles posing real-world questions for you to ponder and solve at home. The answer to each problem explains a scientific principle in easy-to-understand terms, so not only are you solving puzzles, you are also having fun while you learn. This fun book takes a slightly different look at puzzle questions, and all of the posers are based on real-world science. So you'll learn how to boil water in your palm, why you can crack your knuckles, how to walk on fire, why feet feel cold on a wooden floor and of course how you get an egg into a bottle. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781802790863 • Author: Erwin Brecher • Publisher: Welbeck Publishing • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 24.13 x 16.51 x 2.29 cm

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Can you tell a stegosaurus form a diplodocus? Do you know which bone goes where in the human skeleton? Can you help translate a Dolphin's clicks into English? Discover why space is silent and what makes cypress trees fire resistant as you work your way through over 100 puzzles inspired by The Natural History Museum and created by Dr Gareth Moore. With puzzles ranging from easy to challenging, this collection of word searches, nonograms, spot-the-differences and bridges has been carefully curated to be fun for the whole family.  Whether you're testing your dad's knowledge, quizzing a friend or working on a first puzzle with a child, there's something for everyone. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781802790870 • Author: Dr Gareth Moore • Publisher: Welbeck Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 23.8 x 17.1 x 1.7 cm

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Instant Psychology pulls together all the pivotal psychological knowledge and thought into one concise volume. Each page contains a discrete 'cheat sheet', which tells you the most important facts in bite-sized chunks, meaning you can become an expert in an instant. From Freud to Jung, the Rorschach test to the Stanford prison experiment, cognitive bias to the availability heuristic, every key figure, discovery or idea is explained with succinct and lively text and graphics. Perfect for the knowledge hungry and time poor, this collection of graphic-led lessons makes psychology interesting and accessible. Everything you need to know – and more – is here. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787399822 • Author: Dr Nicky Hayes, Sarah Tomley • Publisher: Welbeck • Format: Paperback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 23.62 x 18.54 x 2.29 cm

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All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to the study of human nature. The Psychology Book clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science. How does the brain remember faces? What makes us choose one decision over another? Where does language come from? With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, quotations from all the major thinkers, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book demystifies hard-to-grasp concepts and shows how these have shaped our knowledge of the human mind. All the schools of psychology are covered from cognitive to behavioural psychology making this ideal for students or for anyone with a general interest in this popular area. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409370550 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Paperback • Dimensions: 23.1 x 19.3 x 2.3 cm

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The periodic table is one of the most extraordinary advances in modern chemistry. Here, in the authoritative Elementary, James Russell uses his lively, accessible and engaging narrative to tell the story behind all the elements we now know about. From learning about the creation of the first three elements, hydrogen, lithium and helium, in the big bang, through to oxygen and carbon, which sustain life on earth - along with the many weird and wonderful uses of elements as varied as fluorine, arsenic, krypton and einsteinium - even the most unscientifically minded will be enthralled by this fascinating subject. Learn about the most basic building blocks of the universe, and the people who identified, isolated and even created them with this wonderful book. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789293609 • Author: James M. Russell • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Hardback • Pages: 192 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.03 cm

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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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What if intelligent life on Earth evolved not once, but twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. What can we learn from the encounter? In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, explores the incredible evolutionary journey of the cephalopods, which began as inconspicuous molluscs who would later abandon their shells to rise above the ocean floor, searching for prey and acquiring the greater intelligence needed to do so. But what kind of intelligence do cephalopods possess? How did the octopus, a solitary creature with little social life, become so smart? What is it like to have eight tentacles that are so packed with neurons that they virtually ‘think for themselves’? By tracing the question of inner life back to its roots and comparing human beings with our most remarkable animal relatives, Godfrey-Smith casts crucial new light on the octopus mind – and on our own. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008226299 • Author: Godfrey-Smith • Publisher: William Collins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 276 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.75 cm

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You are not going mad - it's your hormones! The perimenopause (the time leading up to the menopause) is often misunderstood. For some women, it lasts a few months; for others it consumes the best part of a decade. This transitional period can be a time of emotional turmoil, shifting priorities and physical changes: from hot flushes, insomnia, low mood and anxiety, to itchy skin, thinning hair, weight gain and loss of libido . . . to name just a few! Millions of women in their thirties and forties go through this without even realising they are perimenopausal. It's time they take back control. In The Perimenopause Solution, Dr Shahzadi Harper, a medical doctor specialising in women's health and Emma Bardwell, a registered nutritionist, provide a blueprint to help women find a new balance in this important phase of their lives, so they can be prepared, not scared. This accessible guide combines practical, no-nonsense information on the physical and mental changes to expect, with powerful advice on managing symptoms and nutrition, as what you eat during the perimenopause can dramatically affect your experience of it. Expert-led and forward-thinking in its approach, The Perimenopause Solution will not just help you survive the journey towards the menopause - it will let you thrive. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785043642 • Author: Dr Shahzadi Harper, Emma Bardwell • Publisher: Vermilion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.3 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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