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  • On the Edge

    The Art of Risking Everything

    by Nate Silver ...
    **NAMED A MOST-ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2024 BY FT, The Guardian, and The Sunday TimesFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Signal and the Noise,the definitive guide to our era of risk—and the players raising the stakes**In the bestselling The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver showed how forecasting would define the age of Big Data. Now, in this timely and riveting new book, Silver ... Read more

    $125.19 HKD

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  • 解構氣象點線面

    香港氣象變化萬千,無論是市民很關心的熱帶氣旋、夏天的暴雨與強對流天氣、冬季的寒潮,以至近年喚起大家注意的地震與海嘯,都和日常生活息息相關,可是往往卻一知半解。MET WARN由一群氣象發燒友組成,發展成天氣預報團體,甚至進行風暴消息直播。在首本著作中,MET WARN將以貼地例子,深入淺出介紹各種氣象大小事,回答你對氣象事件的疑問,教你讀懂天氣。.2018年經典熱帶氣旋山竹,為甚麼會如此強?.風暴預測為何不時「彈出彈入」?有何因素主宰風暴對本港影響?.「打風唔成三日雨」是否屬實?為何總是上學上班時落大雨?.香港濕凍世界第一?為何新界的氣溫總是再低幾度?.香港有機會發生大型地震和海嘯嗎?MET WARN亦分享他們應對風暴期間的點點滴滴。捉緊現在,就能和大家預報未來。天氣雖是科學,更是日常,未來的氣象變化將會更劇烈,豐富對氣象的知識,更好地和天氣共處。「香港人編著的氣象書籍並不多 ... Read more

    $148.00 HKD

  • What If?

    Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    What If? has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher. ... Read more

    $144.79 HKD

  • Fossil Men

    The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind

    "Riveting. ... Pattison's uncanny ability [is] to write evocatively about science. ... In this, he is every bit as good as the best scientist writers." —New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)"Brilliant. ... A work of staggering depth." —Minneapolis Star TribuneA decade in the making, Fossil Men is a scientific detective story played out in anatomy and the natural history of the human... ... Read more

    $94.99 HKD

  • Outlive

    The Science and Art of Longevity

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD • A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health, from a visionary physician and leading longevity expert“One of the most important books you’ll ever read.”—Steven D. Levitt, New York ... Read more

    $98.89 HKD

  • A Brief History of Intelligence

    Evolution, AI, and the Five Breakthroughs That Made Our Brains

    by Max Bennett ...
    “I found this book amazing. I read it through quickly because it was so interesting, then turned around and read much of it again.”—Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and bestselling author of Thinking Fast & Slow“I've been recommending A Brief History of Intelligence to everyone I know. A truly novel, beautifully crafted thesis on what intelligence is and how it has developed ... Read more

    $168.89 HKD

  • The Anatomical Venus

    Beneath the original Venetian glass and rosewood case at La Specola in Florence lies Clemente Susini's Anatomical Venus (c. 1790), a perfect object whose luxuriously bizarre existence challenges belief. It - or, better, she - was conceived of as a means to teach human anatomy without need for constant dissection, which was messy, ethically fraught and subject to quick decay. This life-sized wax ... Read more

    $148.29 HKD

  • The Sounding of the Whale

    Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century

    “This wonderful book documents the interplays among science, conservation and politics in the evolving career of the whale over the last century.” —William Perrin, Senior Scientist for Marine Mammals at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries ServiceFrom biblical times, whales have breached in the human imagination as looming figures of terror, power, confusion, and mystery. In the ... Read more

    $15.59 HKD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

    by Tim Harford ...
    **NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 by BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND AMAZONLook out for Tim's next book, The Data Detective*.*A lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy.**Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible? And what ... Read more

    $91.69 HKD

  • The Quantum Universe

    (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)

    International bestselling authors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw's fascinating, entertaining, and clear introduction to quantum mechanicsIn The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw approach the world of quantum mechanics in the same way they did in Why Does E=mc2? and make fundamental scientific principles accessible-and fascinating-to everyone.The subatomic realm has a reputation for ... Read more

    $82.79 HKD

  • Lucky Dog Lessons

    Train Your Dog in 7 Days

    The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days.Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they ... Read more

    $15.59 HKD

  • Kyra's Canine Conditioning

    Peak Performance • Injury Prevention • Coordination • Flexibility • Rehabilitation

    by Kyra Sundance ...
    Series series Dog Tricks and Training
    Kyra's Canine Conditioning is designed to build on important life skills, such as confidence, strength, coordination, mental focus, and following directions. Featuring all new material, world-renowned trainer Kyra Sundance introduces activities that will strengthen each of these skills in your dog. Learn innovative ways to work with props, such as hoops, balls, FitPAWS inflatables, and Klimb ... Read more

    $112.79 HKD

  • The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

    "Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it."—P. B. Medawar, New York Review of BooksWith sales of well over one million copies in North America alone, the commercial success of Gould's books now matches their critical acclaim. Reissued in a larger format, with a handsome new cover, The Panda's Thumb will introduce a new generation of ... Read more

    $101.29 HKD

  • Scarcity Brain

    Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Comfort Crisis asks: Are we hardwired to crave more? From food and stuff to information and influence, why can’t we ever get enough?“Reveals the biological and evolutionary foundations behind your brain’s fixations, so you can stop seeking and start living.”—Melissa Urban, Whole30 CEO and author of The Book of Boundaries“Michael Easter’s genius is that ... Read more

    $105.49 HKD

  • Don't Trust Your Gut

    Using Data to Get What You Really Want in LIfe

    "Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is more than a data scientist. He is a prophet for how to use the data revolution to reimagine your life. Don’t Trust Your Gut is a tour de force—an intoxicating blend of analysis, humor, and humanity.**” —** Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is HumanBig decisions are hard. We consult friends and family, make sense ... ... Read more

    $94.99 HKD $23.42 HKD

  • AI 2041

    Ten Visions for Our Future

    A WALL STREET JOURNAL, WASHINGTON POST, AND FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR*Now with a new foreword on ChatGPT*_____________How will artificial intelligence change our world within twenty years?AI will be the defining development of the twenty-first century. Within two decades, aspects of daily human life will be unrecognizable. AI will generate unprecedented wealth, revolutionize medicine ... Read more

    $109.79 HKD

  • The Technology Fallacy

    How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation

    Series series Management on the Cutting Edge
    Why an organization’s response to digital disruption should focus on people and processes—not necessarily on technologyDigital technologies are disrupting organizations of every size and shape, leaving managers scrambling to find a technology fix that will help their organizations compete. This book offers managers and business leaders a guide for surviving digital disruptions—but it is not a book ... Read more

    $112.59 HKD

  • 離開太陽系:移民火星、超人類誕生到星際旅行, 探索物理學家眼中的未來世界

    The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

    Translated by 黎湛平 ...
    繼紐約時報暢銷書《2100科技大未來》後弦論奠基人、當代物理學大師 加來道雄預言改造火星、星際旅行、長生不朽與後地球時代的終極命運21世紀地球的下一步是什麼?當鋼鐵人馬斯克揭露其醞釀已久的太空旅遊計畫、波音公司總裁米倫伯格表示太空發射系統已臻成熟,全球產業鏈移轉、科技股應聲上漲,新一波太空科技競賽宣告正式開打,年輕世代可望於有生之年在火星上踏出重要的一步。但民眾更好奇的是,投入數兆美元的科學研究,究竟要將人類帶往何方?未來的人類是否可能移民太空站、火星,最後離開太陽系?尋找比地球更宜家家居的行星?先進國家的科學家早在列舉移居星球的名單,任一星球只要水源日照充足、溫度適中,而且重力和地球相仿,移居外星將不再是夢想。同時太空產業也提出自己的選項:人類不只能移居外星,也能發展月球生物圈、星際旅遊以及小行星挖礦。甚至過往危險又耗費巨大的火箭,如今都有解決方案:移民者可搭乘太空電梯 ... Read more

    $80.42 HKD

  • 天人之際

    生物人類學筆記

    by 王道還 ...
    Series series 科學+
    美國國會指定1990 年代是 「大腦的十年」,但時至今日,我們真的了解大腦了嗎?1976年美國面臨豬流感疫苗的兩難問題,現今疫情下,我們是否真的有做到「不貳過」?「為什麼要做研究?」這個問題,可能比成果更重要?!-好書雋永,增添新篇,經典再版-人類與非洲的黑猩猩來自同一祖先,大約600萬年分別演化;我們智人(Homo sapiens)的直接祖先,大約30萬年前出現;我們熟悉的生活方式,發軔於1萬年前;文明在5000年前問世;許多所謂的普世價值,在過去500年逐漸成形,有一些甚至在最近幾個世代才成為公共討論的議題。——本書各篇以不同的角度討論人文世界的起源、發展與展望,作者是生物人類學者,在他筆下,人類的自然史成為敷衍「人文」的重要線索。 ... Read more

    $59.63 HKD

  • The Coming Wave

    Technology, Power, and the Twenty-first Century's Greatest Dilemma

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An urgent warning of the unprecedented risks that AI and other fast-developing technologies pose to global order, and how we might contain them while we have the chance—from a co-founder of the pioneering artificial intelligence company DeepMind and current CEO of Microsoft AI“A fascinating, well-written, and important book.”—Yuval Noah Harari**“Essential reading.” ... Read more

    $98.89 HKD

  • Black Holes

    The Key to Understanding the Universe

    By the star physicist and author of multiple #1 Sunday Times bestsellers, a major and definitive narrative work on black holes and how they can help us understand the universe.At the heart of our galaxy lies a monster so deadly it can bend space, throwing vast jets of radiation millions of light years out into the cosmos. Its kind were the very first inhabitants of the universe, the black holes ... Read more

    $144.69 HKD $109.99 HKD

  • The Social Leap

    The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy

    A study of how evolution has forged our modern lives—from work and relationships to leadership and innovation, as well as our quest for happiness.Human psychology is rife with contradictions: We work hard to achieve our goals, but happiness at our success is fleeting. We hope our friends will do well in life but can’t help feeling jealous if they do too well. We’re aghast at the thought of people ... Read more

    $15.59 HKD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 人類大歷史(增訂版):從野獸到扮演上帝【簡體版書名:人類簡史】

    Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind

    Translated by 林俊宏 ...
    Series series 科學文化
    【作者新版序言+新增史證修訂】《人類大歷史》為什麼能夠在國際暢銷書榜上爆衝?原因很簡單,它處理的是歷史的大問題、現代世界的大問題,而且,它的寫作風格是刻骨銘心的生動。你會愛上它!——戴蒙(Jared Diamond),普立茲獎巨著《槍炮、病菌與鋼鐵》作者十萬年前,地球上至少有六個人種,但今日,只剩下一個人種:智人(Homo sapiens),亦即明智的人種。但是我們真的明智嗎?從只能啃食虎狼吃剩的殘骨的猿人,到躍居食物鏈頂端的智人,從雪維洞穴壁上的原始人手印,到阿姆斯壯踩上月球的腳印,從認知革命、農業革命,到科學革命、生物科技革命,我們是如何登上世界舞臺、成為萬物之靈的?從西元前1776年的《漢摩拉比法典》,到1776年的〈美國獨立宣言〉,從帝國主義、資本主義,到自由主義、消費主義,從獸... ... Read more

    $104.76 HKD

  • 人類大命運(增訂版):從智人到神人

    Homo Deus:The Brief History of Tomorrow

    Translated by 林俊宏 ...
    Series series 科學文化
    【作者新版序言+新增史證修訂】《人類大命運》會震撼你!會振奮你!更重要的是,它會讓你以未曾思慮過的觀點,深思細想。—— 康納曼(Daniel Kahneman),《快思慢想》作者在《人類大歷史》,作者哈拉瑞展現了他「後見之明」的洞見,深刻闡述了「A Brief History of Humankind」。而在這本《人類大命運》,哈拉瑞則改以「先見之明」的姿態,提出三個大哉問,並用他一貫銳利幽默的筆調,旁徵博引,深入淺出,為我們預示了「A Brief History of Tomorrow」!幾千年來,人類一直面臨三大問題:饑荒、瘟疫、戰爭,但如今,這三大問題已經從過去「不可理解、無法控制的自然力量」轉化為「可應付的挑戰」了。饑荒、瘟疫和戰爭發生的次數及... ... Read more

    $123.09 HKD