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  • The Gene

    An Intimate History

    ** NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER **The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history from the author of The Emperor of All Maladies.The story begins in an Augustinian abbey in 1856, and takes the reader from Darwin’s groundbreaking theory of evolution, to the horrors of Nazi eugenics, to present day and beyond - as we learn to “read” and “write” the human ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Accidental Medical Discoveries

    How Tenacity and Pure Dumb Luck Changed the World

    Many of the world’s most important and life-saving devices and techniques were often discovered purely by accident. Serendipity, timing, and luck played a part in the discovery of unintentional cures and breakthroughs:A plastic shard in an RAF pilot’s eye leads to the use of plastic for contact lenses.The inability to remove a titanium chamber from rabbit’s bone leads to dental implants.Viagra was ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Science of Doctor Who

    The Scientific Facts Behind the Time Warps and Space Travels of the Doctor

    by Mark Brake ...
    series The Science of
    Geek out over the TARDIS, aliens, alternate timelines, parallel worlds, and all your favorite characters from the Doctor Who Universe!Doctor Who arrived with the Space Age, when the Doctor first began exploring the universe in a time-traveling spaceship. Over half a century since, the Doctor has gone global. Millions of people across this planet enjoy Doctor Who in worldwide simulcast and cinema ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Deadly Outbreaks

    How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites

    CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS!“Portrays epidemiologists as disease detectives who tirelessly hunt for clues and excel at deductive reasoning. Even Sherlock Holmes would be proud of this astute group of professionals.”—BooklistThis updated edition features a brand new section detailing important facts about the coronavirus and tips for keeping yourself and your family safe ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Science of Women in Horror

    The Special Effects, Stunts, and True Stories Behind Your Favorite Fright Films

    series The Science of
    From scream queens to femmes fatale, horror isn’t just for the boys.Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide to the feminist horror movies, TV shows, and characters we all know and love.Through interviews, film analysis, and bone ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Deadly Outbreaks

    How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites

    Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer infectious microbes because of their amazing ability to adapt, evolve, and spread to new places. Terrorism aside, one of the greatest dangers from infectious disease we face today is from a ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Science of Stephen King

    The Truth Behind Pennywise, Jack Torrance, Carrie, Cujo, and More Iconic Characters from the Master of Horror

    series The Science of
    Uncover the theories behind the Master of Horror's macabre tales: It, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, Misery, Pet Semetary, and so much more!Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters and The Science of Women in Horror, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Science of Time Travel

    The Secrets Behind Time Machines, Time Loops, Alternate Realities, and More!

    series The Science of
    Travel back in time with Doctor Who, the Terminator, the X-Men, and all your favorite time travelers!Science fiction is the perfect window into the possibilities and perils of time travel. What would happen if you went back in time and killed your own grandparent? If you knew how to stop a presidential assassination, would time travel allow you to make your wish come true? Can we use time travel ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Harry Potter - A History of Magic

    The eBook of the Exhibition

    Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official eBook of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition from the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - from Alchemy and Potions classes, right through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.Each chapter showcases a treasure ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • This Book Will Blow Your Mind

    Journeys at the Extremes of Science

    by New Scientist ...
    What's the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers.From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter instead of sucking it in), This Book Will Blow Your Mind takes you on an epic journey to ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Science of Harry Potter

    The Spellbinding Science Behind the Magic, Gadgets, Potions, and More!

    series The Science of
    How does magic in J. K. Rowling’s universe work? Finally, the scientific secrets are revealed!The story of the boy who lived has brought the idea of magic and sorcery into mainstream fruition more than any other book series in history. Modern muggle scientists have uncovered explanations to the seemingly impossible, including answers to such questions as:Will we ever see an invisibility cloak?How ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Science of Science Fiction

    The Influence of Film and Fiction on the Science and Culture of Our Times

    by Mark Brake ...
    series The Science of
    Let Mark Brake open your eyes to how science fiction helped us dream of things to come and building the future we inhabit—from Star Trek to The Martian, from Back to the Future to Guardians of the Galaxy from 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Avengers.Media headlines declare this the age of automation. The TV talks about the coming revolution of the robot, tweets tell tales of jets that will ferry ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Book of Lists

    The Original Compendium of Curious Information

    A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words.In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Women in Science

    50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

    series Women in Science
    It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Science Matters

    Achieving Scientific Literacy

    Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good.Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in high school and college, and yet well-written enough ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • The Oxford Companion To The History Of Modern Science

    Containing 609 encyclopedic articles written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technology, ideas, discoveries, and learned institutions that have shaped our world over the past five centuries. Focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the early ... Read more

    $121.32 AUD

  • Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

    The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

    by Jeff Prucher ...
    The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed along by the genre's most talented writers. In ... Read more

    $17.15 AUD

  • Scared Sh*tless

    1,003 Facts That Will Scare the Sh*t Out of You

    by Cary McNeal ...
    You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll s#*t yourself!Back by popular demand, the mind-blowing follow-up to the bestselling 1,001 Facts That Will Scare the S#*t Out of You. An all-new collection of entertaining and horrifying truths about us, our world, and why we’re totally screwed. With more disturbing facts and fun new topics, including weird celebrities, boobs, the internet, clowns, serial killers, ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD $12.09 AUD

  • Headstrong

    52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

    by Rachel Swaby ...
    **Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists.“Rachel Swaby’s no-nonsense and needed Headstrong dynamically profiles historically overlooked female visionaries in science, technology, engineering, and math.”—Elle**In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to ... Read more

    $16.60 AUD

  • I Used to Know That

    General Science

    series I Used to Know That ... #18
    Take a look at all the sciences: biology, for example the human body, cell biology and genetics; chemistry, including the periodic table, fuels and pollution, metals and alloys; and physics, such as the laws of energy and electricity, forces and the universe, waves, radiation and space. I Used To Know That: General Science is an easy and accessible trip down memory lane, helping you remember all ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • The Science of Jurassic World

    The Dinosaur Facts Behind the Films

    series The Science of
    A tale of some of the most amazing creatures ever to grace this tiny planet—unearth how the science fiction of the Jurassic World franchise inspired the evolution of dinosaur science.It all began in 1993. Jurassic Park was a movie landmark in the development of computer-generated imagery and animatronic visual effects. Jurassic Park became the highest-grossing movie of that year, and the highest ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Brief Lives

    Over the past five centuries, scientific imagination and technological ingenuity have created a deep understanding of the physical world. This has enabled an exploration of the outermost limits of the universe, the innermost recesses of the atom, and the mechanisms that reproduce and sustain life. From this understanding technologies have developed that impact on and fundamentally change every ... Read more

    $10.67 AUD

  • Thought-Forms

    (Full Original Illustrations)

    Thought-Forms by Annie Besant, C.W. Leadbeater, First Printed 1901 "It is our earnest hope—as it is our belief—that this little book will serve as a striking moral lesson to every reader, making him realise the nature and power of his thoughts, acting as a stimulus to the noble, a curb on the base. With this belief and hope we send it on its way." Annie Besant ... Read more

    $2.59 AUD

  • The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science

    Second Edition

    series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
    For more than a decade, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science has been the go-to reference for anyone who needs to write or speak about their research. Whether a student writing a thesis, a faculty member composing a grant proposal, or a public information officer crafting a press release, Scott Montgomery’s advice is perfectly adaptable to any scientific writer’s needs.This new edition has ... Read more

    $30.02 AUD