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Engineer In The Garden

by Colin Tudge

Today we are developing a science that could change the world - for good or ill - more quickly and more profoundly than ever before. The science of genetics promises - or threatens - nothing less than the creation...


Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

by Michio Kaku

Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars,...


Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age

by Greg Klerkx

The daring, revolutionary NASA that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon has lost its meteoric vision, says journalist and space enthusiast Greg Klerkx. NASA, he contends, has devolved from a pioneer of space exploration...


Sea Change

by Richard Girling

We have a special relationship with the sea. It is the single most powerful driver of our economy, our lifestyle and our politics. It affects what we eat, how we use the land, how we relate to our neighbours,...


Human Instinct

by Lord Robert Winston

From caveman to modern man ...

Few people doubt that humans are descended from the apes; fewer still consider, let alone accept, the psychological implications. But in truth, man not only looks, moves and breathes...


The Naked Woman

by Desmond Morris

The human female form is the brilliant end-point of millions of years of evolution, loaded with amazing adjustments and subtle refinements. It is the most remarkable organism on the planet. At different times...


Test Pilot

by Brian Johnson

Test pilots - dashing and courageous young men or foolhardy gamblers? In this fully illustrated book written by the producer of the BBC1 television series of the same name, we follow the ups and downs of a group...


An Ear To The Ground

by Ken Thompson

How did plants get to be the way they are? Why do they have pretty flowers? How different would things have been if the wrong kind of pollinators had got the upper hand? Why are Latin names so complicated, and...


Rubbish!

by Richard Girling

We can no longer cope with our waste. Every hour in the UK we throw away enough rubbish to fill the Albert hall - a statistic quoted so often that perhaps we've stopped imagining what it means. And every year...


How to Live Forever

by Sue Nelson & Richard Hollingham

The Lives Less Ordinary series brings you the most exciting, adventurous and entertaining true-life writing that is out there, for men who are time-poor but want the best. Lives Less Ordinary drops you into...


A Countryside For All

by Michael Sissons

The rural fuse has been lit. The countryside is tinder-dry. Post offices and banks, shops and schools are closing. Farmers are going out of business. Houses are becoming unaffordable as prices soar ad poverty...


The Enchantments of Technology

by Lee Bailey

In The Enchantments of Technology, Lee Worth Bailey erases the conventional distinction between myth and machine in order to explore the passionate foundations concealed in technological culture and address...


Books of Secrets: Natural Philosophy in England, 1550-1600

by Allison Kavey

The rise of print culture in early modern England is one of the most important and most frequently studied changes of the period. Often viewed as a marker of modernity, this shift provides the starting point...


Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters

by Monte Burch

Build your own outbuildings and enjoy the space to do more of what you love. From simple toolsheds and animal shelters to smokehouses and low-cost barns, Monte Burch guides you through everything you need to...


Ionizing Radiation and Polymers: Principles, Technology, and Applications

by Jiri George Drobny

Radiation processing is widely employed in plastics engineering to enhance the physical properties of polymers, such as chemical resistance, surface properties, mechanical and thermal properties, particle size...


Eden

by Tim Smit

'With passion and commitment thousands of "small" people built Eden as a symbol of hope in action...

We may all have feet of clay, but that shouldn't stop us trying to make a difference. Wouldn't we all rather...


Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes

by Ioan D. Marinescu, W. Brian Rowe & Boris Dimitrov

This book draws upon the science of tribology to understand, predict and improve abrasive machining processes. Pulling together information on how abrasives work, the authors, who are renowned experts in abrasive...


Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited

by Vasso Kindi & Theodore Arabatzis

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas S. Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Up until recently, the book's philosophical reception has been shaped, for the most part,...


Animal Husbandry Regained: The Place of Farm Animals in Sustainable Agriculture

by John Webster

The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should...


The No-Growth Imperative: Creating Sustainable Communities Under Ecological Limits to Growth

by Gabor Zovanyi

More than two decades of mounting evidence confirms that the existing scale of the human enterprise has surpassed global ecological limits to growth. Based on such limits, The No-Growth Imperative discounts...