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Mechanical Turk

Hardback, 25/04/2002, £12.99
The true story of the infamous 18th-century automaton, linking a cast of characters such as Napoleon, Beethoven and Poe. This tale of an early chess-playing machine provides an accessible inroad into the history of the complex relationship between magic, man, mind, and machine.

European Union

Paperback, 22/09/2006, £10.75
Provides in-depth support on popular topics in Economics and Business Studies.

Year at Kew

Hardback, 08/05/2004, £16.99
Kew Garden has recently been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ranking it alongside Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal. It receives over a million visitors a year and has just been voted the UK's favourite garden.

Action Stations 5ed

20/12/2004, £15.00
Updated for the 2005 promotion exams, the new edition of Action Stations answers all the questions that a UK officer may have about Part II of the sergeants and inspectors promotion examination. It covers the key areas and skills of the examination including preparation, competencies, role actors and assessors and scenarios

King of Infinite Space

Hardback, 15/02/2013, £13.99
From one of our most gifted and lyrical writers on mathematics, an exploration of the fascinating origins and critical legacy of Euclid's influential book The Elements, which still stands as a cornerstone of geometry.

Cold Blood

Hardback, 08/05/2014, £16.99
As a boy, the author loved to encounter wild creatures and catch them for his back-garden zoo. In a country without many large animals, newts caught his attention first of all, as the nearest he could get to the African wildlife he watched on television. This book offers an original and perceptive memoir about our relationship with nature.

Earth Around Us

Hardback, 23/05/2000, £24.99
This collection of essays explores the Earth's history and processes in relation to global environmental issues. It addresses questions including soil contamination, public lands, surface and groundwater pollution, coastal erosion, global warming.

Brain is Wider Than the Sky: Why Simple Solutions Don't Work in a Complex World

Paperback, 27/09/2012, £9.99
A brand-new book from the award-winning SUNDAY TIMES journalist Brian Appleyard.

Honourable Friends?: Parliament and the Fight for Change

Paperback, 03/09/2015, £9.99
Britain's first Green MP reveals the inner workings of parliamentary life, why we are so badly governed, and what we can do about it

Quantum Age: How the Physics of the Very Small has Transformed Our Lives

Hardback, 05/06/2014, £14.99
Acclaimed popular science author Brian Clegg demonstrates how quantum physics underpins everyday life.

Natural environmental change

Paperback, 03/12/1998, £19.99
Provides a concise introduction to the study of environmental change. Illustrated throughout, each chapter provides a broad spectrum of international case studies from diverse regions along with guides to further reading.

Hologram for the King

Hardback, 07/02/2013, £18.99
Takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This novel is an evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving story of how we got here.

Sting of the Wild

Hardback, 15/04/2016, £16.00
With colorful descriptions of each venom's sensation and a story that leaves you tingling with awe, The Sting of the Wild's one-of-a-kind style will fire your imagination.

How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

Hardback, 07/04/2016, £20.00
The author of the top ten bestseller The Walker's Guide and The Natural Navigator unlocks the secrets hidden in the water around us, from streams and puddles to oceans and waterfalls.


Hardback, 13/09/2007, £14.99
As the prospect of a hung parliament looms large, political protagonists can learn from the politics and personalities of the past. The author's story of coalition government begins in the 1850s, with Disraeli fighting for his political life and Queen Victoria's battle to find a Prime Minister from the Whigs and Peelites driving her to despair.


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