Creating institutions to meet the challenge of sustainability is arguably the most important task confronting society; it is also dauntingly complex. Ecological, economic, and social elements all play a role, but despite ongoing effort... read more

PanarchyUnderstanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems
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The latest in the bestselling New Scientist Last Word series All science begins with questions...- Why is the night sky black, even though it's full of stars? - How do pebbles skim on water? - Why doesn't your own snoring wake you up? - And why is the Large Hadron Collider so ...er ...large? And as th... read more

Question Everything: 132 Science Questions - and Their Unexpected Answers
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"What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?"
This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to more than 100 of the world's most influential minds. Exhilarating, visionary, s... read more

This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future
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The Universe is the ultimate in extremes and superlatives. The biggest. The heaviest. The oldest. The most powerful explosions. Even black holes - which can literally lead to regions beyond our infinite Universe! In this truly mind-blowing book, we use cutting edge infographics to illuminate - in a ne... read more

Cosmos: An Infographic Book of Space
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This is the winner of 'best non fiction' in the Goodreads choice awards 2013. It's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum but there is far more hope for them today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research. In this fascinating and hig... read more

The Autistic Brain: Exploring the Strength of a Different Kind of Mind
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'A mine of treasures, a source of visions, a microcosm of human experience and suffering, the philosopher's stone: Migraine is a remarkable achievement' Sunday Telegraph Migraine is an age-old - the first recorded instances date back over two thousand years - and often debilitating condition, affectin... read more

Migraine
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Blue Mind paints a fascinating picture of our relationship to the planet's most omnipresent resource - water. Grounded in cutting-edge studies in neurobiology, cognitive psychology, economics, and medicine, and made real by stories of innovative scientists, doctors, athletes, artists, environmentalist... read more

Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do
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"WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DARWIN'S GREAT-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, RUTH PADEL When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a pr... read more

The Origin of Species: andThe Voyage of the Beagle (Vintage Classics)
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Take a tour of the Universe, from the 150km impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a 643kmph swirling storm that started in the 1600s. This stunningly illustrated slipcase is lavishly designed to cover every aspect of astronomy. Learn about the history of... read more

Astronomy: A Visual Guide
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In these times of financial crisis, the economic consensus of the past 15 years has been destroyed. It's clear that there's a problem, but what's the solution? Once again, different economic theories are being debated and names such as Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes are being bandied about. What o... read more

30-Second Economics
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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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"Clever and entertaining." (Sunday Times). "Elegantly written and full of surprises." (Daily Telegraph). "Always entertaining and often eye-opening." (Financial Times). Old ideas that were mocked or ignored for centuries are now storming back to the cutti... read more

Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas
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