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A Brief History Of Everyone Who Has Ever Lived

Author: Adam Rutherford

Publisher: Weidenfeld And Nicolson (2016)

This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex. Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001 it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims and myths. In fact, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals, but as epic poems. DNA determines far less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species. In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about history, and what history tells us about our genes. From Neanderthals to murder, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, this is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be.

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A Brief History Of Time

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Bantam Books (1988)

'One of the most brilliant scientific minds since Einstein' Daily Express Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it ; have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece which begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time. 'Master of the Universe... One scientist's courageous voyage to the frontiers of the Cosmos' Newsweek 'He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit...His is a brain of extraordinary power' Observer 'To follow such a fine mind as it exposes such great problems is an exciting experience' Sunday Times

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A Rum Affair

Author: Karl Sabbagh

Publisher: Berlinn (2016)

In the 1940s, the eminent British botanist John Heslop Harrison proposed a controversial theory: that vegetation on the islands off the west coast of Scotland had survived the last Ice Age. His premise flew in the face of what most botanists believed - that no plants had survived the 10,000-year period of extreme cold. But Heslop Harrison had proof - the plants and grasses found on the isle of Rum. Harrison didn't anticipate, however, an amateur botanist called John Raven, who boldly questioned whether these grasses were truly indigenous to the area, or whether they had been transported there. This is the story of what happened when a tenacious amateur set out to find out the truth, and how he uncovered a most extraordinary fraud.

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Achieve Key Stage 2 Science Revision Book 100

Author: Pauline Hannigan

Publisher: Rising Stars (2015)

An 80-page revision book that covers everything Year 6 children need to achieve 100 in the new National Science Sampling Tests. With a unique flowchart approach, this book not only covers all of the content that could be tested, it will show children how to answer test questions. Use alongside Achieve 100 Science Practice Questions book

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Achieve Key Stage 2 Science Revision Book 100+

Author: Pauline Hannigan

Publisher: Rising Stars (2015)

A 64-page revision book that covers the more challenging areas of the national curriculum to help more able Year 6 children fulfil their full potential. These practice questions provide challenging practice for the new National Science Sampling Tests to help more able children fulfil their full potential.

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An Astronomer's Tale

Author: Gary Fildes

Publisher: Cornerstone (2016)

A former bricklayer who decided to follow his passion for the stars after working on sites for 25 years, Gary Fildes is the founder and lead astronomer of Kielder observatory. Part-memoir, part-seasonal guide to the night sky, An Astronomer's Tale finds Gary explaining why he loves the stars so much and the reasons why he decided to set up an observatory in the forests that are located in what is officially the darkest place in England. Sitting beneath a sky that is so clear that thousands of stars can be seen every night, you can even see Venus cast a shadow and the Northern Lights on many occasions from his observatory. Describing his love in an accessible style, he shares his enthusiasm and the chapters alternate between accounts of his life and a month-by-month guide to stargazing for a general reader. Gary states how if he can reconnect with the wonders of nature, you surely can, too!

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AQA Additional Science

Authors: Ann Fullick, Patrick Fullick, Lawrie Ryan, Jim Breithaupt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes (2011)

The student books have been written by experienced teachers and subject experts specifically for the latest AQA GCSE Science specifications. They provide differentiated content to support, stretch and challenge all abilities. How Science Works is integrated throughout the books with additional online activities offering comprehensive guidance and support. Maths Skills activities in the books and online help develop their understanding of the subject. Practice questions and study tips help prepare students for their exams. Controlled Assessment sections in the student books as well as online activities and worksheets provide practice and guidance.

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AQA Science

Authors: Ann Fullick, Patrick Fullick, Jim Breithaupt, Lawrence Ryan

Publisher: Nelson Thornes (2006)

The only endorsed and approved student resources for AQA GCSE Science. The best selling AQA Science series provides all the support you need to achieve exam success

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Black Holes

Author: Anna Claybourne

Part of a series: Collins Big Cat Series Ruby Level

Publisher: Collins Educational (2013)

What are black holes and where do they come from? Find out all the amazing things scientists have discovered about black holes and beyond...

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Black Holes And Baby Universes And Other Essays

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Bantam (1994)

In this collection of essays and other pieces - on subjects that range from warmly personal to the wholly scientific- he is revealed variously as the scientist, the man, the concerned world citizen, and - as always - the rigorous and imaginative thinker. Whether remembering his first experience of nursery school; puncturing the arrogance of those who think science can best be understood only by other scientists and should be left to them; exploring the origins and the future of the universe; or reflecting on the phenomenon of A Brief History of Time, Stephen's wit, directness of style and absence of pomp are vital characteristics at all times.

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