*As featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5Live and Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2*From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here.
The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller that will transform your understanding of our planet and life itself. 'Dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing' Robert Macfarlane The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them.
At the beginning of this century enormous progress had been made in genetics. The Human Genome Project finished sequencing human DNA. It seemed it was only a matter of time until we had all the answers to the secrets of life on this planet.
A tour of the late eighteenth century English Enlightenment in the company of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles, who (aside from his poetry and other scientific endeavours) was expounding theories of evolution years before the birth of his more famous grandson.
Erwin Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. Schrodinger was working at one of the most fertile and creative moments in the whole history of science. By the time he started university in 1906, Einstein had already published his revolutionary papers on relativity.
Initially composed by Poe as a public lecture towards the end his career and considered by him the culmination of all his life's work, Eureka is an extended treatise about the creation, existence and the ultimate end of the world.
Fully illustrated, attractive and super easy to follow, here is a physics book like none you've ever seen before: accessible and fun - perfect for anyone, young or old, with a healthy dose of curiosity.
Popular science in an accessible language that can be enjoyed by anyone. Is nothing faster than the speed of light? Was Sputnik the first object in space? Have your myths busted! Written by scientifically trained Londonist journalist Matt Brown. Part of the Everything You Know is Wrong series.
This volume brings together key chapters from Darwin's most important books, including the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), the Descent of Man (1871), and the full text of his delightful autobiography. They are accompanied by responses from 19th-century readers from around the world.
A deftly written story of nature's most mystreious force, magnetism, and the spell it cast over three champions of enlightenment. Tales abounded of magnets' ability to attract reluctant lovers, but its expertise lay in he hands of seafarers, who had long used compasses to guide their ships.
Explores the ways science, politics, and large corporations affect race in the twenty-first century, discussing the efforts and results of the Human Genome Project, and describing how technology-driven science researchers are developing a genetic definition of race.
Known as the `four horsemen' of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - speaks with urgency to our present age.