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Sebastian Seung is Professor of Computational Neuroscience at MIT and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has made important advances in robotics, neuroscience, neuroeconomics, and statistical physics. His research has been published in leading scientific journals, and also featured in The New York Times, Technology Review, and The Economist.Read more »
Gordon Grice is one of the world’s leading authorities on the dangers of the animal kingdom, having dedicated a lifetime’s study to the subject ever since a cougar wandered onto his family’s farm when he was six. He is the author of The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators, and his writing has appeared in Granta, the New Yorker, Harper’s and other magazines, and has been anthologized in The Best American Essays. He lives with his family in Wisconsin. www.deadlykingdom.comRead more »
Mark Pagel is head of the Evolution Laboratory in the Division of Zoology, School of Biological Sciences, at the University of Reading, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is the editor-in-chief of the award winning Oxford Encyclopaedia of Evolution and co-author of The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology, which is regarded as a classic, as well as the author of a number of articles in Science, Nature, and other journals, and he has also been a contributor to numerous monographs. Statistical methods that Pagel has developed are used by researchers all over the world to study evolutionaryRead more »
Brian Greene is well known to many fans as a populariser of theoretical physics. He is the author of the bestselling books about string theory, The Elegant Universe, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and The Fabric of the Cosmos. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, he has taught at both Harvard and Cornell and has been Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University since 1996.Read more »
Nathan Wolfe is the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University and Director of Global Viral Forecasting, a pandemic early warning system which monitors the spillover of novel infectious agents from animals into humans. Wolfe has been published in or profiled by Nature, Science, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist, Wired, Discover, Scientific American, NPR, Popular Science, Seed, and Forbes. Wolfe was the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship in 1997 and was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) International Research Scientist Development AwardRead more »
Living proof that biology has never been so awesome.
The Incredible Pop-Up Body Book brings the human body to life in the most tantalizing way. Huge pop-up eyes return your gaze and reveal all about the anatomy of the eye. A gaping mouth opens wide to entice you inside to discover the journey of your food around the digestive system.
This incredible 32-page book is packed with fascinating facts on the inner workings of the human body. And there’s more – an incredible pull-out, pop-up poster of a life-size skeleton with loads of lift-up flaps to explore. Cut it out and keep it or put it up atRead more »
A unique and interactive way of learning human anatomy
The Human Body Colouring Book is a practical, interactive and visual study guide for learning and understanding human anatomy. By colouring in and labelling the black and white line artworks it becomes easier to learn and recall the structures and systems of the human body.
From cell to system, the book comprehensively covers every part of the body and offers a highly visual and intuitive approach to learning. The Human Body Colouring Book is an essential workbook for all students of anatomy.Read more »
Discover the human body with incredible augmented reality animations.
The amazing human body literally leaps from the pages of Human Body: 3-D Pops. Watch the dancing skeleton, and explore each of the body’s systems and how they work with these 3-D digital animations. It’s so simple – just hold up the page to a web-cam to activate the animation and see the human body on the page pop-up on screen. Augmented reality boxes indicate where you can find the next animation.
This book is packed with detailed facts, stats and figures on the extraordinary human body. Get inside the body and view models,Read more »
Paul Davies has achieved an international reputation for his ability to explain the significance of advanced scientific ideas in simple language. He is the author of some twenty books and has written and presented a number of TV and radio programmes. He has also won the prestigious Templeton Prize, the world’s largest award for intellectual endeavour, and a Glaxo Science Writers’ Fellowship. He is currently Professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.Read more »
An invaluable, user-friendly guide to discovering and navigating the night sky every month
The Night Sky Month by Month offers charts for observing stars and constellations in both the northern and southern hemispheres at any time of the year. Positions of stars and planet locations for each month are included, plus get tips on what equipment to use and how.
Packed with specially-commissioned artworks and photography with illustrated overviews introducing each month with a guide to the main attractions, such as bright stars and prominent constellations, this will inspire both beginners to star-gazingRead more »