Popular Science

    From strange experiments in the name of science to the secret mathematics of the Simpsons, our popular science books can provide fun for anyone's tastes.

    Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind [2015] paperback

    $8.00 – $19.00

    **THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack ObamaWhat makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes...

    Ed Conway: Material World [2023] paperback


    'A compelling narrative of the human story' TIM MARSHALL, author of Prisoners of Geography'Lively, rich and exciting... full of surprises' PETER FRANKOPAN, author of The Silk Roads_____________Sand, salt, iron, copper,...

    James Nestor: BREATH [2021] paperback

    $7.00 – $16.00


    Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks [2011] paperback

    $7.00 – $8.00

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without her knowledge - became a multimillion-dollar industry...

    Henry A Kissinger: The Age of AI [2023] paperback

    $6.00 – $7.00

    A Wall Street Journal Bestseller 'IT SHOULD BE READ BY ANYONE TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF GEOPOLITICS TODAY' FINANCIAL TIMES Three of our most accomplished and deep thinkers come together...

    Allan Ropper: Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain [2016] paperback


    What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this gripping and illuminating book, Dr Allan Ropper reveals the extraordinary stories behind...

    Kate Zernike: Exceptions The: Sixteen Women Mit [2023] paperback


    'Outstanding' Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry The story of how a group of determined, brilliant women used the power of the collective and the tools of science...

    Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation [1983] paperback


    * Spacecraft missions to nearby planets* The Library of ancient Alexandria* The human brain* Egyptian hieroglyphics* The origin of life* The death of the sun* The evolution of galaxies* The...

    Randall Munroe: What If?2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions [2022] paperback

    $6.00 – $12.00

    WHAT IF... one man decided to answer all the unanswerable questions, using science.The Sunday Times-bestselling author and xkcd creator, Randall Munroe is here to provide the best answers yet to...

    Bill Bryson: The Body Illustrated: A Guide for Occupants [2022] hardback


    Number One Bestseller in both hardback and paperbackThe Sunday Times Book of the YearThe ideal gift for everybody_______'A directory of wonders.' Guardian'Jaw-dropping.' The Times'Classic, wry, gleeful entertaining and absolutely...

    O'Neill Luke: To Boldly Go Where No Book Has Gone Before [2023] hardback

    $17.00 – $25.00

    Science is a serious business, right? Wrong. Scientists have been participants in the best reality show of all time, with all the highs, lows, bust-ups, and strange personalities of any...

    Dk: Simply Artificial Intelligence [2023] hardback


    Understanding AI has never been easier with Simply Artificial Intelligence.Combining bold graphics with easy-to-understand text, Simply Artificial Intelligence is the perfect introduction to the world of AI for those who...

    Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 1: The Birth of Humankind (Sapiens, 1) [2020] hardback

    $12.00 – $28.00

    The first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's global phenomenon and smash Sunday Times #1 bestseller, with gorgeous full-colour illustrations and a beautiful package - the perfect...

    Dr Julie Smith: Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?: The No 1 Sunday Times bestseller W3 [2022] hardback

    $12.00 – $22.00

    'Brilliant. Bite-size. Easy to understand. Easy to flick through. It's like a reference to how you feel' Phillip Schofield on ITV's THIS MORNINGTHE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Julie Smith is...

    Yuval Noah Harari: 21 Lessons For The 21st Century W3 [2019] paperback

    $8.00 – $19.00

    **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment. '21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book'...

    David W Brown: The Mission: A True Story [2021] hardback


    "Exceptionally absorbing and thrilling. ... Masterful." -NatureA "magnificent" (Scientific American), genre-defying narrative of the most ambitious science project ever conceived: NASA's deep space mission to Europa, the Jovian moon where...

    Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality [2009] paperback

    $6.00 – $12.00

    'This is about gob-smacking science at the far end of reason ... Take it nice and easy and savour the experience of your mind being blown without recourse to hallucinogens'...

    Max Bennett: A Brief History Of Intelligence [2023] hardback


    A Brief History of Intelligence bridges the gap between AI and neuroscience by telling the evolutionary story of how the brain came to be. The entirety of the human brain's...

    Owens Jay: Dust [2023] paperback


    DUST is unmistakably a major book in the making. This is a book with an extraordinary global story to tell, but - and - also with an ethical argument to...

    Chris van Tulleken: Ultra-processed People [2023] paperback


    An eye-opening investigation into the science, economics, history and production of ultra-processed food.It's not you, it's the food.We have entered a new 'age of eating' where most of our calories...

    Sumpter David: Four Ways of Thinking [2023] paperback


    Acclaimed mathematician David Sumpter shows how we can deal with the chaos and complexity of our livesWhat is the best way to think about the world? How often do we...

    Kitagawa & Timothy Revell Kate: The Secret Lives of Numbers [2023] paperback


    A revisionist, completely accessible and radically inclusive history of mathsMathematics shapes almost everything we do. But despite its reputation as the study of fundamental truths, the stories we have been...

    Jennifer Ackerman: What an Owl Knows [2023] hardback


    'And if anyone knows anything about's Owl who knows something about something.' Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. MilneFrom prehistoric cave paintings to the prints and etchings of Picasso, owls have captivated...

    Tom Ireland: The Good Virus [2023] paperback


    Winner of the Giles St Aubyn Award 2021Not all viruses are out to get us - in fact, the viruses that do us harm are vastly outnumbered by viruses that...

    Lewis Dartnell: Being Human [2023] paperback


    Being Human is history made flesh. It will change the way you see the world.We are a wonder of evolution. Powerful yet dextrous, instinctive yet thoughtful, we are expert communicators...

    Jonathan Kennedy: Pathogenesis: How Germs Made Histor [2023] paperback


    'Thrilling and eye-opening' Lewis Dartnell'Unpicks everything we thought we knew... Mind blowing' Cal Flyn'A revelation' Sathnam SangheraHumans did not make history - we played host.According to the accepted narrative of...

    Andrew Doig: This Mortal Coil [2023] paperback


    A GUARDIAN, ECONOMIST AND PROSPECT BOOK OF THE YEAR'A superb book' Simon Sebag Montefiore'An empowering story of human ingenuity' Economist'Full of curious facts' The TimesCauses of death have changed irrevocably...

    Jude Rogers: Sound Of Being Human The How Musi [2023] paperback


    'Too often we treat popular music as wallpaper surrounding us as we live our lives. Jude Rogers shows the emotional and cerebral heft such music can have. It's a personal...

    Philipp Dettmer: Immune: The bestselling book from Kurzgesagt - a gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system [2021] hardback

    $17.00 – $36.00

    **A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller**Out now: The bestselling book from the creator of the wildly popular science YouTube channel, Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell, a gorgeously illustrated...

    Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human [2022] paperback


    The Song of the Cell is the vivid, thrilling and suspenseful story of the fundamental unit of life. It describes how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them, and are...

    Professor Brian Cox: Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe [2022] paperback


    A Brief History of Time for the 21st Century At the heart of our galaxy lies a monster so deadly, not even light can escape its grasp. Its secrets lie...

    This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium―Caffeine―Mescaline [2022] paperback


    THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR NEW NETFLIX SERIES, HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND'It's a trip - engrossing, eye-opening, mind altering' New Statesman 'Fascinating. Pollan is the perfect guide ... curious,...

    Luke O'Neill: Never Mind the B#ll*cks Here’s the Science: A Scientist’s Guide to the biggest challenge facing our species today [2021] paperback

    $8.00 – $12.00

    'Science is based on information that comes from experiments and data that have been independently verified. It is the antidote to fake news, and we need it now more than...

    The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition (Oxford Landmark Science) [2016] paperback


    The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition...

    Bill Bryson: BODY A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS [2020] paperback

    $8.00 – $16.00

    #1 Bestseller in both hardback and paperback: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE _______'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times'Classic, wry, gleeful...

    Stephen Hawking: BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME [2011] paperback

    $6.00 – $16.00

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed...

    M Watkins: Useful Math & Physical Formulae [2002] paperback


    Equations are the magical invocations of millions of modern mathemagicians. Have you ever needed one fast? Circles. Triangles. Spaceships. Mechanics. Trigonometry. Statistics. Areas. Liquids. Gases. Fireworks. Calculus. Fields. Dimensions. Matrices....

    Schama Simon: Foreign Bodies [2024] paperback


    'This splendid and often moving work of history... Schama has a gift for combining novelistically colourful detail, serious analysis and wryly amusing asides' Daily Telegraph 'Superb' Observer 'Extraordinary... A meticulous...

    William Dunham: The Mathematical Universe [1997] paperback

    $15.00 – $29.00

    "Dunham writes for nonspecialists, and they will enjoy his piquantanecdotes and amusing asides -- Booklist "Artfully, Dunham conducts a tour of the mathematical universe. . .he believes these ideas to...

    Simon Singh: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets [2014] paperback

    $9.00 – $19.00

    From bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem, a must-have for number lovers and Simpsons fans'An entertaining picture of the insanely high-minded nature of the Simpsons' writers' Sunday Times'A valuable, entertaining...

    Sautoy Marcus Du: Finding Moonshine [2009] paperback


    This new book from the author of 'The Music of the Primes' combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the...

    Rick Stroud: The Book of the Moon [2009] hardback


    On July 20th 1969, in one of the most iconic moments of the twentieth century, Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon. The distant object that had fascinated...

    Yuval Noah Harari: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century [2018] paperback


    **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to...

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