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Dead zone - where the wild things were Dead zone - where the wild things were

A tour of some of the world's most iconic and endangered species, and what we can do to save them. Climate change and habitat destruction are not the only culprits behind so many animals facing extinction. The impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating and it is vital that we confront this problem if we are to stand a chance of reducing its effect on the world around us. * We are falsely led to believe that squeezing animals into factory farms and cultivating crops in vast,

Jun 20, 2017
4th rock from the Sun - the story of Mars 4th rock from the Sun - the story of Mars

Mars, the red planet, is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie's extra-terrestrial spiders to Captain Scarlet to War of the Worlds. It has inspired hundreds of authors, scientists and science-fiction writers - but why? What is it about this particular planet that makes it so intriguing? Ancient mythologies defined Mars as a violent harbinger of war, star-gazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position and bizarre dance through the sky. An

Jun 20, 2017
Shark drunk - the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean Shark drunk - the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean

In the great depths surrounding the Lofoten islands in Norway lives the infamous Greenland shark. At twenty-six feet in length and weighing more than a ton, it is truly a beast to behold. But the shark is not just known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Shark Drunk is the true story of two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, as they embark on a wild pursuit of the famed creature--from a

Jun 22, 2017
Asteroid hunters Asteroid hunters

One of the top scientists in the field of asteroid hunting explains how, for the first time, humanity could have the knowledge to prevent a devastating asteroid impact. --

Jun 22, 2017
The complete illustrated world encyclopedia of insects - a natural history and identification guide to beetles, flies, bees, wasps, mayflies, dragonflies, cockroaches, mantids, earwigs, ants and many more ; featuring 650 arthropods, including common insec The complete illustrated world encyclopedia of insects - a natural history and identification guide to beetles, flies, bees, wasps, mayflies, dragonflies, cockroaches, mantids, earwigs, ants and many more ; featuring 650 arthropods, including common insec

An authoritative visual dictionary of every order of the insect world including beetles, cockroaches, flies, crickets, wasps, bees, moths and butterflies, as well as spiders, mites, ticks, centipedes and microscopic creatures. Includes an in-depth look at insect defense methods such as camouflage, claws for nipping, mouthparts for biting and chewing, stings, hissing noises and warning colors that suggest danger to deter predators.

Jun 24, 2017
Beyond infinity - an expedition to the outer limits of mathematics Beyond infinity - an expedition to the outer limits of mathematics

A mathematician and scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago helps readers explore the concept of infinity through unique concepts including chessboards, a chicken-sandwich sandwich and the creation of infinite cookies from an infinite dough ball.

Jun 24, 2017