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Bugs up close Bugs up close

Take a close-up look into a world you've never noticed. Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring back at us. About 80 percent of the Earth's animals are insects. While there are millions of different species, we rarely see many of them ... until now. Thanks to the photography of John Hallmen, who took a camera and magnified these ma

Jan 19, 2015
Finding zero - a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers Finding zero - a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers

"The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which we so depend on, has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. Finding Zero is an adventure filled saga of Amir Aczel's lifelong obsession: to find the original sources of our numerals. Aczel has doggedly crisscrossed the ancient world, scouring dusty, moldy texts, cro

Jan 22, 2015
How to read the solar system - a guide to the stars and planets How to read the solar system - a guide to the stars and planets

The Solar System - so what is it? This book looks at all the major players, including our more familiar neighbours - the Sun, the planets and their moons - the occasional visitors to our planet - asteroids, meteors and comets - as well as distant stars and what might be beyond our Solar System - Earth Mark II?

Jan 19, 2015
Island on fire - the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world Island on fire - the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world

Jan 19, 2015
The best writing on mathematics. 2014 The best writing on mathematics. 2014

An anthology of the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world, featuring promising new voices as well as some of the foremost names in mathematics.

Jan 23, 2015
Women in my rose garden - the history, romance and adventure of old roses Women in my rose garden - the history, romance and adventure of old roses

Jan 23, 2015