Most popular Mathematics & science books
The most popular Mathematics & science books currently available. Updated weekly.
Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this book, the author explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going.
<p>With their first bestselling book, The GCHQ Puzzle Book, the UK's intelligence and security experts tested us with puzzles, codes and real-life entrance tests from their archives. Now, they are back with a new collection of head-scratching, mind-boggling and brain-bending puzzles that will leave you pondering for hours.</p><p>For those who often found themselves stumped with the first book, there will be even more starter puzzles to get those brains warmed up. Puzzle aficionados needn't worry though, as there will also be an 'Even Harder' section to test everyone to their limits.</p><p>Not only that, but in celebration of GCHQ's centenary, the puzzles in this new book will sit alongside stories, facts and photos from the organisation's first 100 years at the heart of the nation's security.</p><p>From the Government Code & Cipher School, to Bletchley Park, through to protecting against cyberattacks, the security of our country is in the hands of GCHQ. With this book, you'll get exclusive snapshots into the organisation that keeps us all safe.</p><p>Publisher: Penguin Books<br />ISBN: 9780241365434</p>
Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.It asks the fundamental questions: how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power?
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This book examines these questions. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes.
The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science.
This textbook + e-book covers all the content needed for the Edexcel AS level Pure Mathematics exam. It can also be used alongside the Year 2 book to cover all the content needed for the Edexcel A level Pure Mathematics exams.
Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society - a force set to shape our future even more radically.
Written by highly experienced author Stephen Doyle, the WJEC Mathematics for AS Level- Applied student book will support and motivate students throughout the course and help them thoroughly prepare for their exams.
Takes you to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. This book brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. It shows, by harnessing this science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
Written by highly experienced author Stephen Doyle, the WJEC Mathematics for A2 Level- Pure student book will support and motivate students throughout the course and help them thoroughly prepare for their exams.
Unwrap the puzzle of maths forever with this engaging guide to learning how to do maths and remember it.
A compendium of slimy and repulsive facts from the authors of Does it Fart?
The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer
Science's most intriguing questions answered by the web's favourite writer, the genius behind xkcd.com. Munroe's hilarious and compelling answers explain everything from the odds of meeting your one true soulmate to how many humans a rampaging T-Rex would need to eat a day.
The definitive guide to alcohol, science and our health by a world-renowned, leading authority, Professor David Nutt.
Introduces the mathematics that supports advanced computer programming and the analysis of algorithms. This book includes more than 500 exercises, divided into six categories. Complete answers are provided for all exercises, except research problems. It is useful for computer scientists and also for users of mathematics in various disciplines.
Do you really know what you are drinking? Are you sure? Do you know what impact drinks are having on your body? Drinkology distils the scientific evidence to get the to bottom of the world's most popular beverages, from coffee to nut milks to kombucha to champagne, and may just change the way you drink.
The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence. Did you know that half your DNA isn't human? That somebody, somewhere has exactly the same face? Or that most of your memories are fiction? What about the fact that you are as hairy as a chimpanzee, various parts of your body don't belong to you, or that you can read other people's minds? Do you really know why you blush, yawn and cry? Why 90 per cent of laughter has nothing to do with humour? Or what will happen to your mind after you die? You belong to a unique, fascinating and often misunderstood species. 'How to be Human' is your guide to making the most of it.
Paperback: 36 pages Publisher: Elmwood Press (20 May 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 190221482X ISBN-13: 978-1902214825 Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.3 x 24.5 cm
How critical thinking and scientific method can help us to make the right decisions and spot fake news.
This Study and Revision Guide is designed to make your revision fly! Endorsed by WJEC it provides essential underpinning knowledge, plenty of exam practice and advice on how to improve grades and avoid common mistakes.
Full solutions to all of the exercises in the text are provided.
Endorsed by WJEC, this student book supports the WJEC A2 Chemistry spec being taught in Wales. It guides you through every step of the new course and helps you thoroughly prepare for your exams.
A vivid narrative history connects the lives of four great astronomers as they discovered, refined, and popularized the first major scientific discovery of the modern era: that the Earth moves around the Sun.
**NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**Why do human beings behave as they do?
Danny is happy working at Belle Vue Zoo. But then the animals start escaping and, as a former street urchin and pickpocket, suspicion falls on him. Now, he must untangle the mystery of the great animal escapade in order to clear his name.
The hilarious new popular science book from the bestselling authors of the Sunday Times Book of the Year Science(ish)
The R version of Andy Field's hugely popular Discovering Statistics Using SPSS takes students on a journey of statistical discovery using the freeware R - a free, flexible and dynamically changing software tool for data analysis that is becoming increasingly popular across the social and behavioural sciences.
Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons - as many as you would find in the brain of a cat - and is home to the microbiome, an army of microbes that influences your mood, weight and immune system. In this book, Dr Michael Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut.
Are you a hardy and resilient dandelion, or are you a more sensitive orchid? Dr Boyce explains the groundbreaking science changing how we think about our personalities and life paths.
This Student Workbook provides supplementary support and practice for the mechanics topics in Edexcel's new linear specification. The Workbook provides focussed revision sections and extensive exam practice. Full step-by-step solutions are provided online.
The author describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. This title is about his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.
The remarkable, intertwined histories of neurology, psychiatry, neurosyphilis and hysteria, by the authors of the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole.
The bestselling author of "The Big Switch" returns with an explosive look at technology's effect on the mind.
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