In The History of the World in 100 Animals, award-winning author Simon Barnes selects the 100 animals which have had the greatest impact on humanity and on whom humanity has had the greatest effect.
Animals have played a vital part in human development, from their first domestication for food and transport, through providing the power for agriculture, to making or breaking civilisations: Barnes argues that a species of flea came close to destroying human civilisation in Europe, while the biggest single breakthrough in the history of human thought was made possible by pigeons.
This book, beautifully illustrated throughout, aims to help us to understand our place in the world, so that we might do a better job of looking after it.
Hardback, 480 pages.
Measures 24.6 x 4.1 x 17.9 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. Enameled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long.