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Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization
 

Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Solomon, Steven

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A narrative account of how water has shaped human society from the ancient past to the present --Provided by publisher.

ISBN 9780060548315
Published 23 March 2011 by HarperCollins
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It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies
 

It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies (Paperback)

By Fawcett, Bill

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Includes military, scientific, commercial, and infrastructure disasters such as: The Lead water pipes of Rome; Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse; Edison's electrical folly; Betamax; Concorde crash; Hubble - A $2 billion telescope that didn't work; the Mars probe failures due to simp ...

ISBN 9780061358432
Published 15 January 2009 by HarperCollins
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You are Here: A Portable History of the Universe
 

You are Here: A Portable History of the Universe (Hardback)

By Potter, Christopher

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The universe was once a moment of perfect symmetry and is now 13.7 billion years of history. This title explores the universe and our relationship to it. It presents the story of how something evolved from nothing, and how something became everything, from quarks to galaxy super- ...

ISBN 9780091796884
Published 15 March 2009 by Cornerstone
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Sex, Science and Profits
 

Sex, Science and Profits (Paperback)

By Kealey, Terence

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Shows that science is not a thing apart but rather, like trade and contract, embedded in human nature, having evolved on the evolutionary principles of natural and sexual selection. This book ranges across history to explore the nature of science, economics and philosophy.

ISBN 9780099281931
Published 2 March 2009 by Vintage
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Ararat

Ararat (Paperback)

By Westerman, Frank; Translated by Garrett, Sam

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A book about science, religion and all that lies between.

ISBN 9780099512783
Published 1 July 2010 by Vintage
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The Origin of Species: and, The Voyage of the Beagle
 

The Origin of Species: and, The Voyage of the Beagle (Paperback)

By Darwin, Charles; Introduction by Padel, Ruth

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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 process of natural selection. This theory sparked a ...

ISBN 9780099519171
Published 2 February 2009 by Vintage
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Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life
 

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life (Paperback)

By Wilson, Robin

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Lewis Carroll's books have delighted children and adults for generations, but behind their exuberant fantasy and delightful nonsense was the mind of a brilliant mathematician. This title explores the curious imagination of this man who filled his writings with problems, paradoxes ...

ISBN 9780141016108
Published 7 September 2009 by Penguin
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Your Inner Fish: The Amazing Discovery of Our 375-Million-Year-Old Ancestor
 

Your Inner Fish: The Amazing Discovery of Our 375-Million-Year-Old Ancestor (Paperback)

By Shubin, Neil

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Why do we look the way we do? Why are we able to do all the different things we do? And, finally, why do we fall ill in the way that we do? This book tells the history of the human body and provides answers to some of the questions that only evolution can.

ISBN 9780141027586
Published 13 February 2009 by Penguin
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The Origin of Our Species
 

The Origin of Our Species (Paperback)

By Stringer, Chris

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Do all humans originate from Africa? How did we spread across the globe? Are we separate from Neanderthals, or do some of us actually have their genes? This title tells the story of where we came from, how we lived, how we got here and who we are.

ISBN 9780141037202
Published 16 July 2012 by Penguin
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The Penguin Dictionary of Science

The Penguin Dictionary of Science (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

By Clugston, Mike

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Presents definitions of some 7,000 scientific terms, and gives succinct explanations of fundamental terms (ammonia, base pairing and cell) and specialist concepts (allosteric enzyme, Bravais lattice and close packing). This dictionary also covers individual elements and chemical ...

ISBN 9780141037967
Published 30 April 2009 by Penguin
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