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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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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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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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Delve into this fantastic Understanding the Stars Box Set to see the sky like you never have before! Including a planisphere and calendar, enjoy the night sky with the all-encompassing guide to astronomy! Includes: Book 2021 Desk Calendar Planisphere Product Information: • ISBN: 9781916396852 • Author: Avec Trade • Publisher: Avec Trade • Format: Paperback • Pages: 48 • Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 3cm

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Discover the latest in star gazing with the new and definitive guide to the night sky! Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or just starting out, Philip's Stargazing 2021 is the only book you'll need. Compiled by experts and specially designed for use in Britain and Ireland, Stargazing 2021 acts as a handily illustrated and comprehensive companion. Including, 12 Brand-New Maps for year-round astronomical discovery, Daily Moon Phase Calendar, highlighting special lunar events throughout the year, a Planet Watch for ideal viewing days in 2021 and much more! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781849075411 • Author: Heather Couper • Publisher: Philip's • Format: Paperback • Pages: 96 • Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.8 x 1cm 

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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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Lets get creative with this fabulous Fizzing Bath Makes kit! Including a 48 page project book, bring the spa home and create something spectacular with this fantastic kit for bath fizzers. Includes: Project Book A, B, C Blends Stirrer Plastic Moulds Product Information: Fizzing Bath Make Kit Step by Step Book

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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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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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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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Ever since the 1970s, astronomers have known that galaxies have far too little matter in them to account for the way they spin around... But something holds them together and that 'something' is dark matter - invisible material in five times the quantity of the familiar stuff of stars and planets! Something named dark energy is pushing to expand faster and faster across the universe... Join Brain Clegg as he explains this major conundrum in modern science and look at how scientists are beginning to find the solutions to it! Product Information: ISBN: 9781785785504 Author: Brian Clegg Publisher: Icon Books Format: Paperback Pages: 162 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.5cm

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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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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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A lively and highly readable account of the origins, invention and discovery of just about everything on the planet, the truly global coverage of The First of Everything ranges from the Big Bang to driverless cars. This fascinating book takes in the full sweep of human development and ingenuity over twelve millennia. This fascinating book takes in the full sweep of human development and ingenuity over twelve millenni; Africa, for example, gave us the first monarch, algebra and great religions emerged from the Middle East, democracy was born in Europe, and America made the first flying machines. More than just a string of dry lists, the colourful text's intriguing insights and asides make it as enjoyable for the casual browser as the more serious researcher. Product Information: ISBN: 9781789290622 Author:  Stewart Ross Publisher: Michael O'Mara Format: Hardback Pages: 288 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world and huge leaps in technology over the last century have also revealed a universe far stranger than we could ever have imagined. With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence. Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that, out there in the cosmos, there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789292718 • Author: Marcus Chown • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.5 x 2.4cm

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