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101 Facts You Should Know About Food John Farndon

The author of the essential read “Everything You Need to Know: Bird Flu” presents 101 things you really should know about the food you eat…The way fast food changes brain chemistry can make it as ad …

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30-Second Astronomy The 50 most mindblowing discoveries in astronomy, each explained in half a minute François Fressin, Martin Rees

How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave …

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30-Second Brain The 50 most mind-blowing ideas in neuroscience, each explained in half a minute Anil Seth

Are we all at the mercy of our brain chemistry? Do you think that the amygdala and the hippocampus are fantastical sea monsters? What can an MRI scan tell us? Could you explain to dinner-party guests …

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30-Second Economics The 50 Most Thought-Provoking Economic Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute Donald Marron

Keynesian Economics, Free Market Capitalism, Monetarism, Game Theory and the Invisible Hand. Sure, you know what they mean. That is, you’ve certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about these …

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30-Second Elements The 50 most significant elements, each explained in half a minute Eric Scerri

When was radium discovered? Who are Dmitri Mendeleev and Glenn T. Seaborg? Who discovered uranium’s radioactivity? Which element is useful for dating the age of Earth? And why doesn’t gold have a scie …

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30-Second Maths The 50 Most Mind-Expanding Theories in Mathematics, Each Explained in Half a Minute Richard J. Brown

From Rubik’s cubes to Godel’s incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Maths is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So how can you avoid …

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30-Second Philosophies The 50 Most Thought-provoking Philosophies, Each Explained in Half a Minute Stephen Law, Julian Baggini, Barry Loewer

I Think Therefore I Am, Existentialism, Dialectical Materialism? The Socratic Method and Deconstruction? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you’ve certainly heard of them. But do you know eno …

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30-Second Politics The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Politics Steven L. Taylor

You may be OK with standard stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, but do you really know what Patrimonialism is? And what about Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? Politics is, we are willing to bet, the …

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30-Second Psychology The 50 Most Thought-provoking Psychology Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute Christian Jarrett

The key ideas in Psychology explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Pavlov’s Dogs, Psychoanalysis, Milgram’s Obedience Study, and Beck’s Cognitive Therapy? Sure, you know what they all …

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30-Second Quantum Theory The 50 most thought-provoking quantum concepts, each explained in half a minute Brian Clegg, Philip Ball, Leon Clifford, Frank Close, Sophie Hebden, Alexander Hellemans, Sharon Ann Holgate, Andrew May

The bestselling 30-Second… series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 5 …

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30-second Theories The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Science Paul Parsons, Martin Rees, Susan Blackmore

When it comes to big science, very few things are conclusively known. From Quantum Mechanics to Natural Selection, what we have instead are theories – ideas explain why things happen the way they do. …

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365 Great Stories from History for Every Day of the Year (Compact Edition) W.B. Marsh, Bruce Carrick

A fascinating compendium of historical tales, organized by the days of the year. Read about the day Jesse Owens humiliated the Nazis at the Olympic Games, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart vanished in …

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365 – Modern History From World War Two to the World Wide Web: Great Stories from Modern History for Every Day of the Year Gerard Cheshire, John Farndon

The world since the end of the Second World War often seems to represent the lighter half of the 20th century. Rapid recovery from the ravages of war; the rise of popular culture; the phenomenal growt …

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366 More Great Stories from History for Every Day of the Year W.B. Marsh, Bruce Carrick

This is the unputdownable sequel to 365 – highly addictive, with bite-size chunks of history. Jan 16, 1920: Prohibition is born. Feb 14, 270: St Valentine’s martyrdom gives birth to a romantic traditi …

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50 Facts That Should Change the World Jessica Williams

This is an updated and revised edition of Jessica Williams’ hugely praised international bestseller. Originally published in May 2004, it has sold in excess of 60,000 copies. This edition is updated t …

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50 Facts You Need to Know – USA A Tour Through the Real America Stephen Fender

The Land of the Free is the country everyone loves to attack. But how much do you really know about the USA? “Hot Rods, Handguns and Huckleberry Finn” is a popular exploration of the real America. Thi …

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500 Reasons Why… I Hate the Office Malcolm Burgess

This work is about an often painful but always witty journey through the daily grind. From the agony of the away day via Hot Desking, office politics, romances and parties to the sheer terror of work …

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A Broad Vision The Price Bailey Story Peter Pugh

This is a book about the 75 years of a very successful accountancy practice. They are 75 important years both in the history of the United Kingdom, encompassing the Second World War and all the recess …

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A Carpet Ride to Khiva Seven Years on the Silk Road Christopher Aslan Alexander

The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the …

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A Child’s History of England Charles Dickens

Written just after “David Copperfield”, at the same time as “Bleak House”, and in the engaging and conversational style typical of his most celebrated fiction, Dickens’ history of England for children …

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