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Science-themed books and exhibition catalogues for book lovers.

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    Satellite: Innovation in Orbit

    In this hardback Satellite: Innovation in Orbit book, Doug Millard pays overdue tribute to the stoic existence of the satellite, tracing its simultaneous pathways through the cold silence of space and the noisy turbulence of the past century. How satellites ever came to be is, in itself, a remarkable…

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    Astro Boy Omnibus: Volume 1

    The wonderfully-illustrated Astro Boy Omnibus: Volume 1 manga comic features nearly seven hundred pages of Astro's jet-powered, super-strong, evil-bashing adventures and poses the question: can a robot have a soul? Built by a brilliant scientist to replace his lost son, but with powers beyond imagination,…

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    RUR & War with the Newts

    Two books in one, read for yourself the classic science fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) and the War With the Newts novel by Karel Capek.  R.U.R., seen by many as a modern interpretation of the 'golem' myth, is regarded as the most important play in the history…

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    Stepford Wives

    In Ira Levin's iconic Stepford Wives novel, discover that the women of Stepford are not all that they seem. All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, newly…

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent begin in the first volume of the 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams' comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novel from 1979.It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards…

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    The Terminator

    Made on a low budget, "The Terminator" was one of the most influential films of the 1980s. The Terminator book published by British Film Institute places the film in the context of exploitation films, and argues that it is compelling because it deals with the darker, more visceral pleasures…

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    Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

    Enter a new world in the classic Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? science fiction novel by American author Philip K. Dick. World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated and through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't…

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    Super-intelligent, High-Tech Robot Book

    The Super-Intelligent, High-tech Robot Book sits alongside the new blockbuster Science Museum Robots exhibition and, because it is being written by the Science Museum, it contains all the very latest robot information communicated in an accessible humorous way. Opening in February 2017, the Robots…

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    Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    In this Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence book, author Jerry Kaplan presents timely and accessible analysis of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence is a must-read for business leaders, policy makers and anyone with an interest in the…

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    In Our Own Image: Will Artificial Intelligence Save Or Destroy Us?

    In Our Own Image: Will Artificial Intelligence Save Or Destroy Us? by Dr George Zarkadakis explores one of humankind’s oldest love-hate relationships: our ties with Artificial Intelligence or AI. Zarkadakis traces AI’s origins in ancient myth, through literary classics such as Frankenstein, to today’s…

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    Make a Raspberry-Pi Controlled Robot

    This informative Make a Raspberry-Pi Controlled Robot book teaches you how to build a capable and upgradeable personal robot for around only £80. You'll learn how to control servos, respond to sensor input and know where your bot is using GPS. You'll also learn many ways to connect to your robot and…

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    Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

    The Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff book is based on one idea: anybody can build a robot! That includes children, school teachers, parents and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part.…

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    Rise of the Machines: The Lost History of Cybernetics

    Explore the sweeping exploration of man’s relationship with machines and the inventions and myths that shape our world in the paperback Rise of the Machines: The Lost History of Cybernetics book.As lives offline and online merge even more, it is easy to forget how we got here. Rise of the Machines…

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    Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics

    In this Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics book, question whether, as robotics technology advances, ethical concerns become more pressing: Should robots be programmed to follow a code of ethics, if this is even possible? Are there risks in forming emotional bonds with robots?…

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    Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

    In the Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies book, discover how the human brain uses its distinctive capabilities over those of animals to determine our species' dominant position. Consider how, if machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence…

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    The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment

    The thought-provoking The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment book by Martin Ford questions whether, if a ‘robot’ could do your job quicker than you and better than you for no pay, you would still be employed?Today it’s travel agents, data-analyst and paralegals…

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    What to Think About Machines That Think

    Consider the impact of the everyday technology we unquestionably integrate into our lives in this What to Think About Machines That Think book. Stephen Hawking recently made headlines by noting that “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Others,…

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    The Master Algorithm

    In The Master Algorithm, discover how society is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating and personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data and make it useful by creating…

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    Zaha Hadid Flick Book

    This clever 100-page Zaha Hadid Flick Book from Zaha Hadid Architects shows the turbulence fields surrounding a Handley Page Gugnunc Aircraft, the centre piece of our new Mathematics: The Winton Gallery. Flick through the book to see the turbulence fields in beautiful motion - along the bottom of…

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    Zaha Hadid A4 Sketchbook

    Inspired by our new Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, this black Zaha Hadid A4 Sketchbook from Zaha Hadid Architects features a central illustration of the turbulence fields surrounding a Handley Page Gugnunc Aircraft, built in 1929 for a competition to construct a safe aircraft. Ground-breaking aerodynamic…

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    Robots: The 500-Year Quest to Make Machines Human

    *Online exclusive price £22. In-store price £25* Robots: the 500-Year Quest to Make Machines Human explores the surprisingly long history of our obsession with creating machines in human form, from 16th-century mechanised monks to the 'tin man' robots of the 1950s and cutting-edge…