Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.
Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.
In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.
‘I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species’ Bill Gates
Man vs Maths explains the complexities of the mathematics of modern life, showing how understanding a little more maths can improve your life and how to use it to your advantage. Plus along the way you'll discover how social media trends work, why the universe has a favourite number and what this means for you.
Mathematics is inescapable. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however you live your life, mathematics plays an important role. From controlling a city’s traffic to finding love, spending money online to building a skyscraper, the mathematics at play in our world is fascinating. Yet despite its ubiquity, for many of us, how the maths of today really works remains complex.
Mathematician Timothy Revell distills these complexities in this essential guide to modern-day mathematics, exploring questions such as; Could we solve queuing with an equation? How do algorithms control our news? What is the secret behind encryption codes?
H.E. Bates is a revered writer on the countryside; author of a wealth of books reflecting English life including, The Darling Buds of May.
Beautifully illustrated with wood engravings by the renowned wildlife artist C.F. Tunnicliffe. The genius of H.E. Bates and C.F. Tunnicliffe was inspired by the beauty of the English countryside. This book is their tribute to its many faces: the magnificence of winter blizzards; the sudden sweet arrival of spring blossom; the heavy scent of an August garden; or the bronze glow of autumn light. Its pages are full of sharp observations which reveal the loveliness of everyday sights and fleeting moments, from the charm of butterflies and their names, to the behavior of animals and birds; the joys of gardening, the character of the people and their ever-changing landscape.
Inspired by the gentle beauty of the English landscape, the celebrated writer H.E Bates and the much loved wildlife artist C.F Tunnicliffe produced an enchanting tribute to country life. With the deft, sure eye of master craftsmen, they portray the mellow stone of country towns, spray swept seaside promenades, strolls among sand dunes, Mr. Pimpkins the jobbing gardener, roach fishing at dawn, the art of pear growing, and much more to make a book that is lasting pleasure. Above all, The Happy Countryman was H.E Bates' testament to his own ideals about the countryside and his hopes and fears for its future.
Green Guide to Trees Of Britain And Europe (Green Guides)
Trees are the defining characteristics of any landscape, from quiet woodland to suburban streets, exhibiting great variety in their leaves, bark, fruit and flowers. The Green Guide to Trees makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur naturalists alike.
Concise descriptions, accompanied by beautiful colour illustrations, include information on height, shape and important features like foliage and fruit. A detailed introduction includes colour photographs and information on families of trees, leaf types and botanical keys.
Green Guide to Garden Wildlife Of Britain And Europe
An extraordinary number and variety of animals share our gardens - some are old favourites, while others remain mysterious and elusive. The Green Guide to Garden Wildlife makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur naturalists alike.
Concise descriptions, accompanied by beautiful colour illustrations, include information on appearance, habitat and distribution, behaviour and diet. A detailed introduction includes colour photographs and information on the ecology of gardens and practical tips on how to attract wildlife to your garden.
Step inside your body and discover the Skeleton that supports and protects your vital organs. Look at your body in action, see how and why it moves in the way that it does and what it is made of. Watch how the skeleton develops in old age and learn how to help keep your body healthy through lifestyle and exercise choices.
Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe
Bestselling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by examining some astonishing facts that reveal the vast complexities of the universe.
There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world and huge leaps in technology over the last century have also revealed a universe far stranger than we could ever have imagined.
With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence. Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that, out there in the cosmos, there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this?
Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand is a mind-bending journey through some of the most weird and wonderful facts about our universe, vividly illuminating the hidden truths that govern our everyday lives.
Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they've gone - taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back - even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.
From the bestselling author of THE GIRL OF INK & STARS comes a gorgeous wintry folk tale for young and old alike - an exciting adventure to the frozen north, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman.
'This gorgeous story of bravery, sisterhood, goodbyes and beginnings is a must for everyone.' JESSIEBURTON
'The Way Past Winter is a masterclass in exquisite storytelling.' CATHERINE DOYLE
'Gorgeous, heartfelt and incredibly exciting. Her best yet, and that'ssaying something.' ROBIN STEVENS
"In our evermore hectic and overwhelming world, Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different is refreshing proof that dreams do come true and that it is ok to be different. An inspiring read for any young person, particularly those struggling to find their place in the world." Megan Hine
Björk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Warhol, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan ... these are men and women who all dared to be different.
Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - or so the meaningless saying goes. Because what if you're a girl and you like cage fighting? Or you're a boy and you love ballet? And what if you've always dreamed of being a scientist but you can't see anyone who looks or sounds like you, and who has left a legacy - in the form of microscopes and Bunsen burners - for you to follow?
This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go.
Following the runaway success of Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, parents asked for a celebration of role models of both genders for boys and girls within the same book. Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different is the answer. These are the extraordinary stories of 100 famous and not-so-famous men and women, every single one of them an inspiring pioneer and creative genius in their own way, who broke the mould and made their dreams come true.
Like Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, this is a beautifully illustrated, evocative and inspirational book of amazing stories of amazing people, that will delight sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, and give them the courage to be themselves.
*For tales of even more brilliant people who have dared to be different, STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT 2 is out now!*
Bloomsbury Green Guides are portable handbooks to the most commonly found species in Britain and Europe.
A huge variety of wild flowers grow in fields, gardens, woodlands and even on roadsides, and recognising individual species can prove challenging. The Green Guide to Wild Flowers makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur naturalists alike.
Concise descriptions include information on habitat, months in flower, as well as important features like fruit, leaf structure and stem
Beautiful colour illustrations of all 150 species
Detailed introduction includes colour photographs, botanical keys and information on families of wild flowers
Herbal Remedies Handbook: Remedies for Over 50 Common Conditions
Take charge of your health and wellness naturally with tried-and-tested plant-based home remedies.
Discover the therapeutic properties of more than 140 medicinal herbs such as turmeric, elderflower and ginger root with the Herbal Remedies Handbook. Reliable, authoritative and accessible, it's packed with expert advice and know-how on essential herbal remedies, including crucial safety and dosage information you can trust.
Ever wondered how Echinacea tea could be used to treat a cold or ginkgo biloba to boost brainpower? Discover how to prepare effective home remedies with step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, decoctions and tinctures. Identify how to treat more than 50 common conditions including headaches, hay fever, and the symptoms of menopause, with at-a-glance charts and remedies for home use.
Compact and easy to understand, Herbal Remedies Handbook is the guide every home herbalist needs - let it be your trusted companion on the journey to natural health and wellness.
With several new plants and an updated design, this book is a revised edition of Herbal Remedies (Eyewitness Companions).
First Space Encyclopedia: A First Reference Book for Children
Zoom off into the galaxy and investigate all the planets, from Earth to Mars with First Space Encyclopedia.
Packed full of stunning photography, quizzes and amazing facts, children will become space experts in no time. Covering everything from observatories and rockets, to the solar system and the death of stars, children will discover all about space and space travel.
The First Space Encyclopedia is the perfect first reference book for children.
Aimed at both the general reader and amateur naturalist, this guide offers information on observing and identifying 150 of the most commonly encountered butterfly species in Britain and Europe. Each butterfly's habits, range and important characteristics are described, while colour paintings show each butterfly in detail. There are sections on the four stages of the life-cycle of butterflies and on breeding butterflies. Sound advice on conservation issues is also offered. The book can be used as both a home reference and a pocket companion in the field.
Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.
Find out all about the wonders of planet earth! DKfindout!Earth takes kids close to the all the wonders our planet holds with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!
Find out all about the structure of the Earth, from its red-hot inner core to the mountains, deserts, and oceans that cover its surface. Discover why we have seasons, how the water cycle works, and why our population is growing. DKfindout!Earth is packed with up-to-date information, fun quizzes and incredible images of earth.
DKfindout!Earth will surprise and delight young readers aged 6 to 9.
What Would Freud Do?: How the greatest psychotherapists would solve your everyday problems
What Would Freud Do? uses the key ideas of more than 80 psychological thinkers, past and present, to shine new light onto today's everyday problems.
Ever wondered what a great therapist like Freud or Jung would have to say about your horrible boss, your phone-checking addiction or an occasional wish to cheat on your partner? Ever wished someone would explain why you sometimes act like an idiot just when you want to look good, or generally keep doing things you don't really want to do?
From Erich Fromm on how to find Mr/Mrs Right, to Jaak Panksepp on road rage and Magda Arnold on how to deal with 'banter', these theorists have intriuging suggestions for ways to see and do things differently.
Divided into five sections, including 'What am I like?', and 'Why am I acting like this?', other questions include:
-'My family's a nightmare -- shall I cut them off?' -'Is my partner lying to me?' -'Why do I keep buying the same brand all the time?' -'How can I stop people unfriending me on social media?' -'Why do I lie when she says "Does my bum look big in this?"'
With Sarah Tomley's enlightening commentary throughout, this book provides the answers to the most deep and meaningful (or, indeed, shallow and meaningless) questions that you have ever pondered. A pocket guide to facing the hurdles and obstacles of life, with the advice of all the greatest psychologists at your fingertips.