As lockdown began, the world went silent. For the first time, many of us became more aware of the sounds of the birds around us. Birdsong in a Time of Silence is a lyrical, uplifting reflection on these sounds and what they mean to us.
From a portrait of the blackbird - the most prominent and articulate of the early spring vocalists - to explorations of how birds sing, the science behind their song choices and nesting sites, and the varied meanings that people have brought to and taken from birdsong, this book shows that ultimately, natural history and human history cannot be separated. It is the story of a collective reawakening brought on by the strangest of springs.
Paperback, 160 pages.
Measures 12.9 x 1.2 x 19.8 cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.