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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power? Product information: ISBN: 9781784703936 Author: Yuval Noah Harari Publisher: Vintage Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 528

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The Perfect Puppy is one of the most popular puppy-care guides in the world, having sold over 350,000 copies. This completely revised and updated edition is sure to continue selling for years to come. It is estimated that there are around 140 million pet dogs in the world. Some 55 million of them are in the United States, with around 7.5 million living in Britain. Product information: ISBN: 9780600617228 Author: Gwen Bailey Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group Format: Paperback Pages: 208

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Presents what you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven lessons. In this introduction to modern physics, the author explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. Product information: ISBN: 9780141981727 Author: Carlo Rovelli Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Format: Paperback Pages: 96

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In Traces, Professor Patricia Wiltshire will take you on a journey through the fascinating edgeland where nature and crime are intertwined. She'll take you searching for bodies of loved ones - through woodlands and plantations, along hedgerows and field-edges, from ditches to living rooms - solving time since death and how remains were disposed of. She will show you how pollen from a jacket led to a confession and how two pairs of trainers, a car and a garden fork led to the location of a murdered girl. She will give you glimpses of her own history: her loves, her losses, and the narrow little valley in Wales where she first woke up to the wonders of the natural world. From flowers, fungi, tree trunks to walking boots, carpets and corpses' hair, Traces is a fascinating and unique book on life, death, and one's indelible link with nature. Product Information: ISBN: 9781788700634 Author: Patricia Wiltshire Publisher: Blink Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8cm

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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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Award-winning, bestselling German science author Stefan Klein transforms a simple object or everyday event - such as rose blossom, or a day of stormy weather! Learn to understand the most complex ideas and theories in 21st-century physics. Through lyrical storytelling, Klein renders the complexities and intricacies of physics accessible to a reader with no previous knowledge of the subject. In doing so, he demonstrates that scientific progress is as much, if not more, about the unanswered questions, the dark corners, as it is about what we have discovered; our knowledge constitutes merely 'an island in an ocean of ignorance'. On the Edge of Infinity is a thought-provoking and unique exploration of the most intriguing scientific theories and ideas, designed to be accessible to anyone who has ever been curious about the scientific wonders of our universe. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788400602• Author: Stefan Klein• Publisher: Octopus Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 240• Dimensions: 19.7 x 12 x 2cm

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A comprehensive exposition of the structure of steels and the effects of different heat treatments, particularly in respect of tools. With accurate colour temperature charts. Product information: ISBN: 9780852428375 Author: Tubal Cain Publisher: Special Interest Model Books Format: Paperback Pages: 124

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Escaping to Planet B to avoid environmental catastrophe is pure fantasy. This book is for anyone who yearns for a realistic alternative to the destructive path the world is on at the moment, and wants practical advice on how they can make things better. Product information: ISBN: 9781108439589 Author: Mike (Lancaster University) Berners-Lee Publisher: Cambridge University Press Format: Paperback Pages: 302

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Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. This title tells the story of quantum mechanics. It investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, super conductors and life itself. Product information: ISBN: 9780552125550 Author: John Gribbin Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Format: Paperback Pages: 400

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The very concept of extraterrestrial life has been a driving force behind our exploration of the universe and a pervasive presence in movies, books, comics and advertising throughout the past century. Aliens: Past, Present, Future covers the subject of extraterrestrial life from every angle, from the earliest speculations more than 400 years ago to today's ongoing search for Earth 2.0. In between are lessons learned about how life originated on our own planet, as well as the story behind the vast cult that has grown up around flying saucers and strange visitors from other planets, including popular culture renditions of them. Product Information: ISBN: 9781780289687 Author: Ron Miller Publisher: Watkins Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 28.5 x 25.5 x 2.5cm

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