'My new favourite book of all time' Bill Gates TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world i... read more
|Author:||Richard O. Prum|
In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life- which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features ea... read more
1973, First UK edition. A near fine copy only marked by light spotting to the top edge and a previous owners name to the front pastedown. The d/w is unclipped and very good with a couple of small chips to the front panel and light sunfading to the spine.
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"One of the most important books I've ever read--an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world." - Bill Gates "Hans Rosling tells the story of 'the secret silent miracle of human progress' as only he can. ButFactfulness does much more... read more
Fifty Inventions that Made the Modern Economy paints the epic picture of economic change in an intimate way, by telling the stories of tools and ideas that had far-reaching and unexpected consequences.
A narrative account of Darwin's historic four-year voyage on the Beagle to South America, Australia and the Pacific in the 1830s with an assessment of the scientific discoveries of that journey. Keynes shows exactly how Darwin's geological researches and his obser... read more
2002. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by age tanning to the pages.
1974, First edition. A very good, unmarked copy in a fair, unclipped d/w which has edge wear and chipping and sunfading.
At first, the job as clinical director at Alcor Life Extension Foundation was an exciting change for veteran paramedic Larry Johnson: a well-funded research facility pushing the limits of modern biotech. But as he gained the trust of his eccentric coworkers and was promoted to acting C... read more
2009. First edition, first printing. A fine, as new copy in a fine, unclipped d/w.
From the international best-selling author of Longitude, Galileo's Daughter is the fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter, Virginia. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was the foremost scientist of his day, 'the father of... read more
1999. A fine copy in a fine d/w.
This pictorial guide provides annotated photographs of over 130 gemstone varieties. Gives information such as where gemstones are found, how they are formed, physical and optical properties, crystal shapes, faceting, and history and folklore of gemstones. Includes a glossary and an index. First published in the UK by Dorling Kindersley.
1994. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy.
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co. 1943. First edition. A very good copy in blue boards. The edges of the text block and the prelims have light foxing and there is a previous owners name to the front free endpaper - otherwise a nice clean copy. The d/w is good with some edge wear and short tears and soiling to the panels.
We like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are evolution's greatest creation, why are we so badly designed? We have retinas that face backward, the stump of a tail, and way too many bones in our wrists. We... read more