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Discover the most important and ground-breaking milestones in the history of medicine, and the people behind them. From ancient herbal remedies to modern drugs, this accessible medical reference book explores the breakthroughs and discoveries that have shaped our modern-day understanding of medicine. Packed with concise explanations, step-by-step diagrams and bright illustrations, The Medicine Book cuts through the jargon and offers a clear overview of the greatest medical breakthroughs. Learn about major diseases such as cancer and the global eradication of smallpox. Explore new developments in IVF and gene manipulation, as well as medical science's response to global challenges, such as COVID-19. Perfect for medical professionals, students of medicine, or anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241471258 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 24 x 20.3 x 2.4 cm

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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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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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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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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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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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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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From volcanoes, oceans, politicians or petrol, we are closer than we have ever been before to understanding where everything has came from... Discover the Big Bang like you never have before or the meteorites and dark energy... ...The dinosaurs or civilisation itself! With an introduction from Professor Stephen Hawking. 'The best kind of science writing... It doesn't just answer your questions, it compels you to ask more' - Wired. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781473696266 • Author: Stephen Hawking & Graham Lawton • Publisher: New Scientist • Format: Paperback • Pages: 312 • Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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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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A fascinating and comprehensive guide to the sun - our home star - which remains the greatest mystery in the solar system, and why understanding it is pivotal to our future existence here on Earth. In 1869, a great mystery was born. As astronomers observed a total solar eclipse, for the first time they saw the faint glow of the solar corona, the sun's outer atmosphere. Measurements of a previously unknown wavelength that made up this solar light sparked hot debate among scientists, but it was another sixty years before they discovered that this wavelength was in fact iron being burned at a staggering 3 million degrees Celsius. With the sun's surface only 6,000 degrees, this shouldn't be possible. What we now knew about the sun appeared to defy the laws of physics - and nature. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789290431 • Author: Colin Stuart • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Hardback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.3 x 2.7cm

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This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik's launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond. Spaceflight chronicles how, in the six decades that followed Sputnik, the world was revolutionized by space travel and exploration. The opening up of Earth's orbit to satellites led to a revolution in communications, monitoring of the environment, and materials science. For the human imagination, the impact has been even greater - the voyages of robotic space probes have transformed our view of the Solar System, while Earth-orbiting satellites and missions to the Moon have forever changed our view of ourselves. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241346792 Author: Giles Sparrow  Publisher: DK Format: Hardback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 28.8 x 24.3 x 2.6cm

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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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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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Find out how science will save us from this pandemic, and how we can prepare for the inevitable next one. On 1 January 2020, Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University, read an article about four people in China with a strange pneumonia. Within two weeks, she and her team had designed a vaccine against a pathogen that no one had ever seen before. Less than 12 months later, vaccination was rolled out across the world to save millions of lives from Covid-19. In Vaxxers, we hear directly from Professor Gilbert and her colleague Dr Catherine Green as they reveal the inside story of making the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and the cutting-edge science and sheer hard work behind it. This is their story of fighting a pandemic as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Sarah and Cath share the heart-stopping moments in the eye of the storm; they separate fact from fiction; they explain how they made a highly effective vaccine in record time with the eyes of the world watching; and they give us hope for the future. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529369854 • Author: Sarah Gilbert, Catherine Green • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton • Format: Hardback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 3.4 cm

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Delve into the superb natural and cultural history of bees as Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when the first wasp dares to feed pollen to its young... This book is an amazing exploration of why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect! 'Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen - but they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds.' 'Popular science at its most accessible' - Melissa Harrison, Guardian. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785785115• Author: Thor Hanson• Publisher: Icon Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 283• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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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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Popular science master Brian Clegg’s new book is an entertaining tour through the science of what makes you you. From the atomic level, through life and energy to genetics and personality, it explores how the billions of particles which make up you – your DNA, your skin, your memories – have come to be. It starts with the present-day reader and follows a number of trails to discover their origins: how the atoms in your body were created and how they got to you in space and time, the sources of things you consume, how the living cells of your body developed, where your massive brain and consciousness originated, how human beings evolved and, ultimately, what your personal genetic history reveals. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785786600 • Author: Brian Clegg • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288  • Dimensions: 19.6 x 17.7 x 2.4 cm  

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Discover the incredible potential of mankind's near future, as a doctor and a philosopher debate the big questions surrounding transhumanism! Should we change the way we reproduce? Does anyone really want to live for a thousand years? Is it possible to make love to a robot? Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788400701• Author: Laurent Alexandre, Jean-Michel Besnier• Publisher: Cassell• Format: Hardback• Pages: 143• Dimensions: 20.5 x 13.2 x 2cm

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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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