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    The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated astronaut Neil Armstrong.

    No More to Spend: Neglect and the Construction of Scarcity in Malawi's History of Health Care

    Using the political and medical history of Malawi as a fundamental example, Luke Messac explains relationship between a nation's political history and its approaches to health care.

    Infectious: Pathogens and How We Fight Them

    The human body is a marvel - but what happens when it comes under attack? A fascinating guide to why we get sick and how we get better.

    Beyond the Hype: The Inside Story of Science's Biggest Media Controversies

    What happens when science hits the headlines - for all the wrong reasons?

    The Immeasurable Wilds: Travellers to the Far North of Scotland, 1600 - 1900

    Marvels at the intrepid qualities of the various visitors to this then unknown region and provides impressions of what it was like, as seen through their eyes. Provides an illuminating and entertaining account of how the Far North was revealed through early travellers.


    Presents what you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven lessons. In this introduction to modern physics, the author explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind.

    Geology: A Very Short Introduction

    Jan Zalasiewicz introduces the field of geology, its fundamental role in understanding the Earth and other planets, and its economic importance in the finding and exploitation of resources. He explains how geologists work today, and describes major discoveries such as plate tectonics, and the field's exciting frontiers such as the geology of Mars.

    Science: general issues