• Universe Exploring the Astronomical World
    Universe Exploring the Astronomical World
    Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images - an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe - from ancient cave paintings to animation. Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by - the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, the selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.

    ISBN: 9780714874616
    Publication date: 09/10/2017
    Price: $90.00
    Author: Phaidon Editors
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Universe Speaks in Numbers
    Universe Speaks in Numbers
    One of the great mysteries of science is that its fundamental laws are written in the language of mathematics. Graham Farmelo's thrilling new book shows how modern maths has helped physicists to rethink gravity, space, and time.

    The Universe Speaks in Numbers takes us on an adventure from the Enlightenment to the present with a vibrant cast of characters, illuminating the most exciting and controversial developments in contemporary thought. Always lively and authoritative, Farmelo navigates the reader through the huge imaginative leaps that are edging us towards a radically new conception of the nature of our universe.

    ISBN: 9780571321803
    Publication date: 02/05/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Farmelo, Graham
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer
    Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer
    If you've ever been interested in the night sky and the wonders above our heads, search no further: your ultimate resource for all things in the universe is here. From David Dickinson and Fraser Cain, publisher of the widely popular astronomy news site, Universe Today, comes the complete guide of the night sky, ranging from the best tips and tricks for viewing, an overview of the solar system and our galaxy to exclusive interviews with top NASA scientists, interwoven with exclusive, beautiful photography from top night sky photographers.

    The foreword will be written by top industry professional, Dr. Pamela Gay. With calendars, charts and graphs, you'll treasure this definitive resource for many night sky viewings from now and for years to come.

    ISBN: 9781624145445
    Publication date: 23/10/2018
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Dickinson, David
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.99
  • Unreality of Memory: Essays
    Unreality of Memory: Essays
    We stare at our phones. We keep multiple tabs open. Our chats and conversations are full of the phrase "Did you see?" The feeling that we're living in the worst of times seems to be intensifying, alongside a desire to know precisely how bad things have gotten.

    Poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert's The Unreality of Memory consists of a series of lyrical and deeply researched meditations on what our culture of catastrophe has done to public discourse and our own inner lives. In these tender and prophetic essays, she focuses in on our daily preoccupation and favourite pastime: desperate distraction from disaster by way of a desperate obsession with the disastrous.

    Moving from public trauma to personal tragedy, from the Titanic and Chernobyl to illness and loss, The Unreality of Memory alternately rips away the facade of our fascination with destruction and gently identifies itself with the age of rubbernecking. A balm, not a burr, Gabbert's essays are a hauntingly perceptive analysis of the anxiety intrinsic in our new, digital ways of being, and also a means of reconciling ourselves to this new world.

    ISBN: 9781838950620
    Publication date: 20/08/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Gabbert, Elisa
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.99
  • Urban Legends from Space
    Urban Legends from Space
    From chem trails to black holes and supernovas, misinformation about space travels faster than the speed of light. Even the facts we take for granted-like the earth spins once every 24 hours and you can see the Great Wall of China from space-are not as true as one would think. Urban Legends from Space helps you to tell science fiction from science fact.

    Whether or not you're into sci-fi or SpaceX, you've probably called a meteor a "falling star" and think astronauts float around in space stations because there's no gravity. Bob King, author of Wonders of the Night Sky and writer for Sky & Telescope magazine, explains the truth behind myths of navigation and landmarks, celestial bodies and government conspiracies. Compasses don't always point north; the sun isn't yellow and Galileo didn't invent the telescope. King explains why some people believed they found Bigfoot on Mars and many other myths-and provides us with concrete evidence to put those misconceptions to bed. No matter what you think you know, there's something new King can teach you about our universe.

    ISBN: 9781624148965
    Publication date: 15/10/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: King, Bob
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Warning from the Golden Toad
    Warning from the Golden Toad
    ISBN: 9780241514436
    Publication date: 31/08/2021
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Flannery, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Wayfinding The Art and Science of How We Find and Lose Our Way
    Wayfinding The Art and Science of How We Find and Lose Our Way
    The physical world is infinitely complex, yet most of us are able to find our way around it. We can walk through unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction, take shortcuts along paths we have never used and remember for many years places we have visited only once. These are remarkable achievements.

    In Wayfinding, Michael Bond explores how we do it: how our brains make the 'cognitive maps' that keep us orientated, even in places that we don't know. He considers how we relate to places, and asks how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behaviour.

    The way we think about physical space has been crucial to our evolution: the ability to navigate over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage over the rest of the human family. Children are instinctive explorers, developing a spatial understanding as they roam. And yet today few of us make use of the wayfaring skills that we inherited from our peripatetic ancestors. Most of us have little idea what we may be losing.

    Bond seeks an answer to the question of why some of us are so much better at finding our way than others. He also tackles the controversial subject of sex differences in navigation, and finally tries to understand why being lost can be such a devastating psychological experience.

    For readers of writers as different as Robert Macfarlane and Oliver Sacks, Wayfinding is a book that can change our sense of ourselves.

    ISBN: 9781509841073
    Publication date: 05/03/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Bond, Michael
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Wayfinding: The Art and Science of How We Find and Lose Our Way
    Wayfinding: The Art and Science of How We Find and Lose Our Way
    The physical world is infinitely complex, yet most of us are able to find our way around it. We can walk through unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction, take shortcuts along paths we have never used and remember for many years places we have visited only once. These are remarkable achievements.

    In Wayfinding, Michael Bond explores how we do it: how our brains make the 'cognitive maps' that keep us orientated, even in places that we don't know. He considers how we relate to places, and asks how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behaviour.

    The way we think about physical space has been crucial to our evolution: the ability to navigate over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage over the rest of the human family. Children are instinctive explorers, developing a spatial understanding as they roam. And yet today few of us make use of the wayfaring skills that we inherited from our peripatetic ancestors. Most of us have little idea what we may be losing.

    Bond seeks an answer to the question of why some of us are so much better at finding our way than others. He also tackles the controversial subject of sex differences in navigation, and finally tries to understand why being lost can be such a devastating psychological experience.

    For readers of writers as different as Robert Macfarlane and Oliver Sacks, Wayfinding is a book that can change our sense of ourselves.

    ISBN: 9781509841097
    Publication date: 04/03/2021
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Bond, Michael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • We are the Weather
    We are the Weather
    Most books about the environmental crisis are densely academic, depressingly doom-laden and crammed with impersonal statistics. We are the Weather is different - accessible, immediate and with a single clear solution that individual readers can put into practice straight away.

    A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Giving up meat is incredibly hard and nobody is perfect - but just cutting back is much easier and still has a huge positive effect on the environment. Cutting out meat for just part of the day is enough to change the world.

    With his distinctive wit, insight and humanity, Foer frames this essential debate as no one else could, bringing it to vivid and urgent life.

    ISBN: 9780241984918
    Publication date: 15/09/2020
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Safran Foer, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • We Belong to Gaia
    We Belong to Gaia
    ISBN: 9780241514641
    Publication date: 31/08/2021
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Lovelock, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Weather Machine How We See into the Future
    Weather Machine How We See into the Future
    From satellites circling the Earth, to weather stations far out in the ocean, through some of the most ingenious minds and advanced algorithms at work today - In this gripping investigation, Andrew Blum takes us on a global journey. Our destination- the simulated models weather scientists have constructed of our planet, which spin faster than time, turning chaos into prediction, offering glimpses of our future with eerie precision.

    This collaborative invention spans the Earth and relies on continuous co-operation between all nations - a triumph of human ingenuity and diplomacy we too often shrug off as a tool for choosing the right footwear each morning. But in this new era of extreme weather, we may come to rely on its maintenance and survival for our own.

    ISBN: 9781784700980
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Blum, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • What can I Do
    What can I Do
    A call to action from Jane Fonda, one of the most inspiring activists of our time, urging us to wake up to the looming disaster of climate change and equipping us with the tools we need to join her in protest

    This is the last possible moment in history when changing course can mean saving lives and species on an unimaginable scale. It's too late for moderation.

    Our climate is in a crisis. 2019 saw atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases hit the highest level ever recorded in human history, and our window of opportunity to avoid disaster is quickly closing.

    In the autumn of 2019, frustrated with the inaction of politicians, Jane Fonda moved to Washington, D.C. to lead weekly climate change demonstrations – dubbed Fire Drill Fridays – on Capitol Hill. There, she led thousands of people in non-violent civil disobedience, risking arrest to protest for action.

    In What Can I Do?, Fonda's deeply personal journey as an activist is weaved alongside interviews with leading climate scientists, and discussions of issues, such as water, migration, and human rights, to emphasise what is at stake. Throughout, Fonda provides concrete solutions and actions that everybody can take in order to combat the climate crisis in their community.

    As Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace US and Fonda's partner in developing FDF, has declared, "Change is inevitable; by design, or by disaster." The problems we face now require every one of us to join the fight. The fight not only for our immediate future, but for the future of generations to come.

    100% of the author's net proceeds from What Can I Do? will go to Greenpeace

    ISBN: 9780008404598
    Publication date: 09/09/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Fonda, Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
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