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  • Periodic Talesby Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales . Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements?and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and... more...

  • Periodic Talesby Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    The phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller Periodic Tales by Hugh Andersey-Williams, packed with fascinating stories and unexpected information about the building blocks of our universe. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning.... more...

  • Anatomiesby Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 12.68

    The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year, Anatomies by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of bestseller Periodic Tales , is a splendidly entertaining journey through the art, science, literature and history of the human body. 'Magnificent, inspired. He writes like a latter-day Montaigne. Stimulating scientific hypotheses, bold philosophic theories,... more...

  • The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Centuryby Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    Granta Publications 2015; US$ 26.67

    A profound and delightful jeu d'esprit of a book, mixing biography, etymology, cultural history and quixotic scientific experiments. Aldersey-Williams pulls the unfairly neglected yet enormously influential writer Thomas Browne out of the obscure pages of Pseudodoxia Epidemica and into the 21st century, to apply his generous curiosity and rational... more...

  • Tideby Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 26.78

    From Cnut to D-Day: the history and science of the unceasing tide explored for the first time. Half of the world's population lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. Yet how little most of us know about the tide. Our ability to predict and understand the tide depends on centuries of science, from the observations of Aristotle and the... more...

  • Panicologyby Hugh Aldersey-Williams; Simon Briscoe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 12.68

    What exactly are your chances of being struck by a meteorite? Think you're having less sex than the French? How high will sea levels actually rise? We live in an increasingly uncertain world. There's so much to worry about it is often hard to know what to really panic about. But stay calm! For Panicology is the perfect answer to the conundrums... more...

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