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There's so much we don't know about what lies deep beneath the ocean's surface - and the time to find out is growing increasingly precious . . .
Professor Alex Rogers is one of the world's leading experts in marine biology and oceanology, and has spent his life studying the deep ocea... read more

The Deep
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'We can draw lines across the world any way we choose, and in the history of race science, people have. What matters isn't where the lines are drawn, but what they mean.' Modern science is pivotal in our understanding of race - not because of the lines that think... read more

Superior: The Return of Race Science
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Empathy has been on people's mind a lot lately. Philosophers, evolutionary scientists and indeed former President Obama agree that an increase in empathy could advance us beyond the hatred, violence and polarization in which the world seems... read more

The War for Kindness - Building Empathy in a Fractured World
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So many of us believe that we are free to shape our own destiny. But what if free will doesn't exist? What if our lives are largely predetermined, hardwired in our brains - and our choices over what we eat, who we fall in love ... read more

The Science of Fate Why Your Future Is More Predictable Than You Think
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We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument. On a short timescale it is. But, seen in a longer perspective, the planets, and their satellites, have exciting lives, ful... read more

The Secret Lives of the Planets - A User's Guide to the Solar System
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Judith Grisel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learn... read more

Never Enough
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'Remarkable and revelatory, a dazzling achievement. Quietly electrifying' Sunday Times On the day his daughter takes her first steps Christian Donlan discovers he has an incurable neurological disease, multiple scle... read more

The Unmapped Mind - A Memoir of Neurology, Incurable Disease and Learning How to Live
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What if we're living inside a black hole? What if we've already found extraterrestrial life? What if the dinosaurs died in a nuclear war? What if Jesus Christ was actually a mushroom?In Psych... read more

Psychedelic Apes - From Parallel Universes to Mushroom Gods: the Weirdest Theories from the History of Science
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'A glowing account of the myths and meanings we impose on flowers . . . a book to reread and treasure' John Carey, Sunday Times
'A captivating new book that explores our fascination with flowers . . . A delight' Daily Mail
Come rain or shine, flowers feature pe... read more

The Brief Life of Flowers
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'An absolute gem. Funny, incredible and brilliantly reported, in Ed Hawkins the sports world has its own Jon Ronson.' - Will StorrThe bizarre true story about the cosmic side of sportsEver wondered if the mind tricks used by Luke Skywal... read more

The Men on Magic Carpets: Searching for the Superhuman Sports Star
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Why do so many of us eat cereal for breakfast?Is it because we like the taste? Or because 20 millions years ago, a certain species of plant colonised the same hospitable land that humanity did?Why is the world the way it is?If we follow chains of explanation as far bac... read more

Origins: How the Earth Made Us
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Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

By 1979, we knew all that we know now about the science of climate change - what was happening, why it was happening, and how to stop it. Over the next ten years, we had the very real opportunity to stop it. Obviously, we failed.
Na... read more

Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
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