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 Popular Science

Awards:Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize 2013.

One man's quest to save the bumblebee.       Dave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy ... read more

I was particularly impressed with A Sting in the Tale, both for its readability and originality. A book on bumblebees would only excite a small crowd, myself perhaps included, but it should really attract a... read more

A Sting in the Tale : My Adventures with Bumblebees
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The psychiatric establishment in the Western world has unanimously branded addiction a brain disease. And the idea that an addict has an incurable illness, as opposed to a contemptible moral weakness, has se... read more

Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease
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What if Isaac Newton had never lived? Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their ... read more

Out of the Shadow of a Giant: Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science
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Awards:Shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Awards 2014.

When Eula Biss became a mother, she stepped into a new world of fear: fear of the government, the medical establishment, the contents of her child's air, food, mattress and vaccines. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss inve... read more

I think this is a really important book. Eula Biss writes not as a medical professional, but as a mother who harbours many concerns about immunisation. In order to do what’s best for her child she sets out to discover the sc... read more

On Immunity: an Inoculation
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Air sustains the living. Every creature breathes to live, exchanging and changing the atmosphere. Water and dust spin and rise, make clouds and fall again, fertilizing the dirt. Twenty thousand fungal spores and half ... read more

Logan explores a wide range of topics surrounding the bountiful, yet tragically under-appreciated, presence that is air. In Air, such diverse subjects as atmospheric convection currents, palynology, aircraft flight, s... read more

Air: The Restless Shaper of the World
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Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event s... read more

Kolbert is one of my favourite science writers and her latest book doesn’t disappoint -  it’s fascinating right from the gripping first page. There are no prizes for guessing what’s causing the latest wave of ma... read more

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
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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... read more

What was there before the Big Bang? What's beyond the universe? What does E=MC2 really mean? These and other big questions are explained in a simple manner so that you can actually get your head around some of these ideas. Give it a go - it's great. - Peter

The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond
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Awards:Long-listed for ABIA Australian General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016.

Ten years after his internationally bestselling The Weather Makers, acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery argues that Earth's climate system is approaching a crisis. Catastrophe is not i... read more

Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
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June 23, 2012 marks the centenary of Alan Turing's birth, and preparations are being made worldwide for the celebration of his life and work. Turing can be regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th cent... read more

Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age
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From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be com... read more

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
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For you to be here today reading this requires a mind-boggling series of lucky breaks, starting with the Big Bang and ending in your own conception. So it's not surprising that we persist in ... read more

Chance: The Science and Secrets of Luck, Randomness and Probability
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From the author of What to Eat and Shopped, a revelatory investigation into what really goes into the food we eat. Even with 25 years experience as a journalist and investigator of the food chain, Joanna ... read more

Swallow This : What the Food Industry Wants You to Eat
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