If existing models of the structure of the universe are correct, then 85 percent of the cosmos comprises a substance called dark matter. Yet no direct evidence of dark matter exists. Award-winning science journalist Govert Schilling details the quest to detect dark matter and how the search has helped us to understand the universe we inhabit.
Social media and the always-connected digital life really are undermining our relationships. Carl Marci shows that our phone and Facebook habits aren't just distractions; they're altering our brains, harming our ability to communicate intimately. Fortunately, there are ways out. More than a critic, Marci offers solutions for tech-life balance.
Limb by limb, case by case - some criminal, some historical, some unaccountably bizarre - Dame Sue Black reconstructs with intimate sensitivity and compassion the hidden stories in what we leave behind.
Allan Mazur's book tells the appealing history of the scientific 'discovery' of Ice Ages, and how the waning of the last Ice Age paved the way for agrarian civilization and, ultimately, our present social structures. An engrossing combination of natural science and social history: glaciology and sociology writ large.
The Telomerase Revolution is the definitive work on the latest science on human ageing, covering both theory and clinical implications. It takes the reader to the forefront of the upcoming revolution in human medicine.
In the depths of the Cotswolds, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, lies one of the most beautiful tree gardens in the world. Known as Westonbirt Arboretum. Here you can find around 15,000 trees, each one lovingly labelled. Illustrated with artwork depicting the tree and leaf, this book will educate and entertain with features of landscape.
Science is Beautiful collects the most fascinating microscopic photographs of our diseases along with the medicines we use to treat them.Featured are some of the most illuminating microscopic images of bacteria, viruses and cancers ever captured. These photographs are profoundly fascinating - and also beautiful.
The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to structure and dominate our lives so totally? An enlightening mini-biography of a brilliant but troubled man.
What does it mean if a mind can exist unharmed within a deeply damaged brain?Through cutting edge research and case studies that are poignant, tragic and uplifting, Dr Owen maps this inner universe of the self, showing us what it means to be alive and human.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYour body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. I Contain Multitudes is science journalism at its best' Bill Gates
What's the storage capacity of the human brain in gigabytes? What's the farthest point on land from the sea? Why is frozen milk yellow? And why do flamingos stand on one leg? This book compiles readers' answers to these questions in the "Last Word" column of "New Scientist".
A stunningly curated guide to dinosaurs, the Dinosaurium gallery features a comprehensive collection, from the legendary T. rex and Triceratops to lesser-known species such as Coelophysis and Tsintaosaurus. With artwork from Chris Wormell, accompanied by expertly written text.
The 40th anniversary edition of the million copy international bestseller, with a new epilogue from the author. As relevant and influential today as when it was first published, this classic exposition of evolutionary thought, widely hailed for its stylistic brilliance and deep scientific insights, stimulated whole new areas of research.
An investigation of the evolution and economics of human relationships. It arms readers with knowledge of the scientific principles that ethologists, psychologists, economists, and other behavioural scientists have discovered in their quest to unravel the complexities of behaviour.