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    Why You Like This Photo: The science of perception, and how we understand photographs

    By Brian Dilg

    Hardback £10.25

    Combining science and photography, Brian Dilg explores the reasons behind Why You Like This Photo.

    The Lost Boys: inside Muzafer Sherif\'s Robbers Cave experiment

    By Gina Perry

    Paperback £10.78

    The fascinating true story of one of the most controversial psychological experiments of the modern era - a real-life Lord of the Flies. Competition. Prejudice. Discrimination. Conflict. In 1954, a group of boys attended a remote summer camp where they were split into two groups, and forced to bully, harass,...

    Tectonic Plates are Moving!

    By Roy Livermore

    Hardback £24.46

    A witty, irreverent guide to the birth, development, and state-of-the-art of one of the most important theories in Earth Science. The book explains how modern plate tectonics accounts for phenomena such as great earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and how it controls conditions at the Earth's surface, including global geography and...

    Understanding Animal Behaviour

    By Rory Putman

    Paperback £13.85

    A highly readable and accessible introduction to current knowledge about the way animals behave. Comprehensive and authoritative. Beautifully illustrated throughout by wildlife artist Catherine Putman.

    Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe

    By Louisa Preston

    Paperback £7.65

    'Highly recommended' Financial Times Today we know of only a single planet that hosts life: the Earth. But across a Universe of at least 100 billion possibly habitable worlds, surely our planet isn't the only one that, like the porridge Goldilocks sought, is just right for life? Astrobiologists search the...

    Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA

    By Amy Shira Teitel

    Paperback £9.05

    The revealing backstory of spaceflight before the establishment of NASA.

    Unveiling Galaxies

    By Jean-Rene Roy

    Hardback £30.28

    Continuous innovation in imaging techniques have been essential for discovering galaxies and revealing unexpected properties of the universe. By highlighting the discovery-role of images and that of their most spectacular displays - atlases of galaxies - this book places the exploration of galaxies within broader contexts in the history of...

    Science of Sleep

    By Wallace Mendelson

    Hardback £14.46

    Statistics show insomnia is of pandemic proportions, our bodies insist on sleep, without it, we die. The Science of Sleep offers an accessible, illustrated understanding of the science behind sleep.

    Venom

    By Ronald Jenner

    Paperback £11.45

    Venom explores the biology and evolution of nature's ultimate weapon, its astonishing adaptive value, and the incredible array of species which rely on it for predation, defence, competition and more - from snakes and scorpions to Gila monsters and platypuses.

    Scienceish

    By Michael Brooks

    Hardback £10.25

    Two bestselling authors provide the perfect way into science: the Hollywood sci-fi movies we all know and love.

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