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Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

John Waller

9780198790457
Paperback
August 2017

Very Short Introductions

John Waller describes the changing ideas concerning heredity from antiquity to the modern biological understanding, considering both the efforts over the centuries to identify the physiological mechanisms involved and how views of heredity have been used to justify or condemn inequalities of class, gender, and race.

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Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jim Bennett

9780198733713
Paperback
February 2017

Very Short Introductions

Looking at the long history of navigation at sea, Jim Bennett discusses the scientific and technological developments that have enabled the accurate measurement of position and setting of directions in the oceans.

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The Quantum Story: A history in 40 moments

£12.99

Jim Baggott

9780198784777
Paperback
April 2016

Utterly beautiful. Profoundly disconcerting. Quantum theory is quite simply the most successful account of the physical universe ever devised. The pursuit of its implications has been the driving motivation of physicists for 100 years. Jim Baggott traces the story, the personalities and the rivalries, through 40 turning-point moments.

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