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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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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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Be amazed by the cool world of science! Want to see an egg bounce? How about grossing out your friends with home-made boogers? Why not grow your very own stalactite or make an underwater volcano? Have you ever wanted to create invisible ink? 101 Cool Science Experiments will show you how! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781743520680• Author: Glen Singleton• Publisher: Hinkler• Format: Paperback• Pages: 207• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 1.5cm

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A memoir of the chaos, intensity and occasional beauty of life as a paramedic. A young man has stopped breathing in a supermarket toilet. A pedestrian with a nasty head injury won’t let the crew near him on a busy road. A newborn baby is worryingly silent. An addict urinates on the ambulance floor when denied a fix. This is the life of an NHS ambulance paramedic. Jake Jones has worked in the UK ambulance service for ten years: every day, he sees a dozen of the scenes we hope to see only once in a lifetime. Can You Hear Me? – the first thing he says when he arrives on the scene – is a memoir of the chaos, intensity and occasional beauty of life on the front-lines of medicine in the UK. As well as a look into dozens of extraordinary scenes – the hoarder who won’t move his collection to let his ailing father leave the house, the blood-soaked man who tries to escape from the ambulance, the life saved by a lucky crew who had been called to see someone else entirely – Can You Hear Me? is an honest examination of the strains and challenges of one of the most demanding and important jobs anyone can do. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529404241 • Author: Jake Jones • Publisher: Quercus Publishing • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 32 x 22 x 1.4cm

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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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Combining cutting edge science with fascinating facts and stunning infographics, this book explores each element, from argon and zinc... Revealing its unique structure and properties, as well as intriguing stories about its discovery and surprising uses. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781781319307• Author: Tom Jackson• Publisher: White Lion Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 224• Dimensions: 21.5 x 16.5 x 1.5cm

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Do you think magic is just an illusion? Well, think again... Explore the world of Science and discover the real magic at your fingertips! Learn the art of levitation, bend water with a balloon and make glass disappear! Full of fascinating facts, this book is a must-have for scientists and magicians alike. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241437827• Author: Steve Mould• Publisher: DK• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 x 0.7cm

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A clear, concise and easily understood guide to the most fascinating of subjects - the human psyche.  Exploring all the main theories, it provides potted biographies of key practitioners, and explains in simple terms the most important theories and experiments. Discovering more about the way their mind works! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789292350 • Author: Joel Levy • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books • Format: Paperback

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This fantastic CGP Revision Guide is perfectly matched to the Higher Level Grade 9-1 AQA Trilogy GCSE Combined Science 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: 9781782945598• Author: CGP Books• Publisher: CGP Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 252• Dimensions: 30 x 21 x 1.5cm

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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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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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The first operational orbiting laboratory successfully occupied and revisited by astronauts was America's Skylab space station. This Manual describes the origin and evolution of Skylab and the several separate elements designed for long duration flight. Illustrated with more than 300 images, diagrams, cutaways and charts, this Workshop Manual provides the full story of how Skylab was built, developed and operated - the final major operational use of Apollo hardware. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785210655• Author: David Baker• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 204• Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 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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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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Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide. How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population. All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work.  Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241472217 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 24 x 20.2 x 2.5cm

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Explore this short but rather extraordinary little book full of the mind-blowing fundamentals of our ever-expending universe! Join Dr Becky Smethurst as she composes ten captivating essays, explaining some of the mysteries of our galaxies, dark matter and what existed before the Big Bang! If you have big question marks regarding space, this book is sure to provide you with the answers you have been looking for. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781841883823• Author: Dr Becky Smethurst• Publisher: Seven Dials• Format: Hardback• Pages: 120• Dimensions: 20.5 x 14 x 2cm

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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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Located near the U.S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy. IceCube is also the largest particle physics detector ever built. The Telescope in the Ice is, ultimately, a book about people and the thrill of the chase: the struggle to understand the neutrino and the pioneers and inventors of neutrino astronomy. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781137280084• Format: Hardback• Author: Mark Bowen• Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin• Pages: 424• Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.2 x 3.4cm

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