Is the Brexit vote successful big data politics or the end of democracy? Why do airlines overbook, and why do banks get it wrong so often? How does big data enable Netflix to forecast a hit, CERN to find the Higgs boson and medics to di... read more

Big Data: How the Information Revolution is Transforming Our Lives
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"The idea of 'sentinel chickens' seemed pretty incongruous when I first heard the phrase as a young undergraduate...The notion of the humble chicken waiting like a trained soldier, alert and focused, for some unseen and approaching... read more

Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell Us About the World and Our Health
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The annual collection celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing. From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of scope other subjects simply can't match. Good writing about... read more

The Best Australian Science Writing 2016
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'An excellent evaluation of our bodily shortcomings' - Financial Times
This is the road from climate change to primate change.
Primate Change has been adapted into a radio series for the BBC WORLD SERVICE.
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'Our bodies are in a shock. Modern living is as bra... read more

Primate Change
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Imagine if The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were a real, practical book about the mysteries of the universe...The Universe In Your Hand takes us on a wonder-filled journey to the surface of our dying Sun, shrinks us to the size of an atom and puts us in the deathly grip of distant Black Holes. Alo... read more

The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond
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Too Big to Walk: the New Science of Dinosaurs
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Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu, from the origins and lessons of the Great Flu that killed millions to vexing questions like: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and are we close to finding a cure?

Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History
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Awards:Shortlisted for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2007.

Charting the intellectual history of the emerging biology of mind, Eric R. Kandel illuminates how behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology have converged into a powerful new science of mind. This science now provides nuanced insights into normal mental functioni... read more

In Search of Memory : The emergence of a new science of mind
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Grab your towel and hitchhike across the galaxy with Australia's most popular scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. Learn about Dr Karl, the universe and everything, and discover how air-conditioning is sexist, how you can kill a spinning hard drive by shouting at it and ... read more

Karl, the Universe and Everything
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A book which gives scientific proof of the paranormal. Psychic activity, remote viewing, the power of prayer and homeopathy are all discussed in this book which The Ecologist called 'one of the most thought-provoking reads of the year', and whic... read more

The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
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The definitive edition of Darwin's classic -- and brilliantly entertaining and accessible -- exploration of human and animal behaviour. * Why do we bite people we feel affection towards? Why do dogs wag their tails? Or cats purr? Why do we get embarrassed, and why does embarrassment make us blush? Th... read more

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
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New edition of this highly controversial and campaigning book that reveals the truth about the pills and procedures your doctor prescribes and offers proven alternatives for diagnosing, preventing and treating many illnesses. Includes updated information on all the most rec... read more

What Doctors Don't Tell You
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