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Change the way you see the world with our collection of science books. Whether you're studying it at school or you just want to delve a little deeper into how the world works - we've got the perfect popular science books for you. Our range covers everything from chemistry, biology to sports science. Just use the filters below to find the right book for you.

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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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Philosophy: From Morality to Metaphysics will expand your mind, put your neurons through their paces, and question the foundations of your opinions and knowledge itself. You’ll discover that you can’t even trust your own senses – even though they may be all you have. Filled with philosophical puzzles that have intrigued the greatest minds, quizzes that can reveal the inconsistency of our ideas, insoluble logical paradoxes, and moral dilemmas that force us to confront the consequences of our beliefs, Philosophy will give your intellect a workout that you’ll thoroughly enjoy. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781802420265 • Author: Michael Picard • Publisher: Quarto Publishing • Format: Hardback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions:21 x 14 x 1.85cm

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Instant Physics pulls together all the pivotal physics 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 black holes to black body radiation, telescopes to microscopes, quantum mechanics to general relativity, 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 is here. Product Information: •    ISBN: 9781787399815 •    Author: Giles Sparrow •    Publisher: Welbeck •    Format: Paperback •    Pages: 176 •    Dimensions: 23.62 x 18.29 x 2.03cm

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People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big! But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy. Product Information: ISBN: 9781847941831 Author: James Clear Publisher: Random House Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.3cm

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What can a diseased brain tell us about being human, living our own lives better and helping those with dementia get the best from theirs? When Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with young-onset dementia at the age of fifty-eight, her brain was overwhelmed with images of the last stages of the disease - those familiar tropes, shortcuts and clichés that we are fed by the media, or even our own health professionals. But her diagnosis far from represented the end of her life. Instead, it was the start of a very different one. Wise, practical and life affirming, What I Wish People Knew About Dementia combines anecdotes, research and Wendy Mitchell's own brilliant wit and wisdom to tell readers exactly what she wishes they knew about dementia. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781526634481 • Author: Wendy Mitchell • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing • Format: Hardback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 x 2.4 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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The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781509868087 • Author: John Carreyrou • Publisher: Picador • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.9 x 2.4cm

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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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Mathematics is all around us. Whether we realise it or not, it both represents and influences the world in a huge variety of ways, from the number of petals on a flower to the interest rate on your mortgage. What’s more, the language of mathematics and the ideas it expresses can be beautiful in their own right. Mathematics: From Algebra to Algorithms takes you on a tour of the development of mathematics. On the way you will meet fascinating figures and ideas from around the world, and you will also be faced with a range of problems to solve yourself. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781802420234 • Author: Michael Willers • Publisher: Quarto Publishing • Format:Hardback • Pages:176 • Dimensions:21 x 14 x 1.85cm

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