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    Mass: The quest to understand matter from Greek atoms to quantum fields

    By Jim Baggott

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    Jim Baggott explores how our understanding of the nature of matter, and its fundamental property of mass, has developed, from the ancient Greek view of indivisible atoms to quantum mechanics, dark matter, the Higgs field, and beyond. He shows how the stuff of the universe is proving more elusive and...

    The Oxford Illustrated History of Science

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    The Oxford Illustrated History of Science offers readers an accessible and entertaining introduction to the history of science as well as a valuable and authoritative reference work.

    Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It\'s Doing to Us

    By Will Storr

    Hardback Save £5.14 = £13.85

    We live in the age of the individual. We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular. This is our culture's image of the perfect self. We see this person everywhere: in advertising, in the press, all over social media. We're told that to be this person you...

    Making Things Up

    By Karen Bennett

    Hardback Save £2.94 = £42.06

    We frequently speak of certain things or phenomena being built out of or based in others. Making Things Up concerns these relations, which connect more fundamental things to less fundamental things: Karen Bennett calls these 'building relations'. She aims to illuminate what it means to say that one thing is...

    The Body Has a Head

    By Gustav Eckstein

    Paperback £8.45

    Mathematics for the Million

    By Lancelot Hogben

    Paperback £9.05

    A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution

    By Samuel Sternberg

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    A handful of discoveries have changed the course of human history. This book is about the most recent and potentially the most powerful and dangerous of them all. It is an invention that allows us to rewrite the genetic code that shapes and controls all living beings with astonishing accuracy...

    The Angry Chef: Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    Tough on bullshit. Tough on the causes of bullshit.

    The Particle Zoo: The Search for the Fundamental Nature of Reality

    By Gavin Hesketh

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    The search for the fundamental nature of reality

    Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis

    Hardback £12.65

    Tuberculosis has twisted through the millennia hand-in-hand with humanity, leaving its marks on our culture, our history and our DNA, from the birth of Homo sapiens right up to the present day. TB continues to kill more people than any other infectious agent; it may be an ancient disease, but...

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