The latest insights from behavioural research! In this book, behavioural biologist Marlitt Wendt debunks the widely-held and incorrect belief in the dominance theory and presents the scientifically well-founded friendship concept as a horse-friendly alternative.
Takes us on a backstage tour of the real but hidden world of the Internet, introducing us to the remarkable clan of insiders and eccentrics who own, design and run it everyday. This book uncovers the secret data warehouses where our online selves are stored, peels back the wires that transport us across the globe.
The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to structure and dominate our lives so totally? An enlightening mini-biography of a brilliant but troubled man.
In 1945 a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, determined to build a computer that would make Alan Turing's theory of a 'universal machine' reality. This bok is the story behind how the PC, ipod, smartphone and almost every aspect of modern life came into being.
An exploration of our preoccupation with the weather, as heard on BBC Radio 3: Changing Climates. In his trademark style, the author weaves together science, art and memoirs to show the weather's impact on our culture and national psyche. He rambles through the myths of Golden Summers and our persistent state of denial about the winter.
For five decades Richard Mabey has been a pioneering voice in modern nature writing. In a celebration that links the work of the poet John Clare with the political warnings of Rachel Carson, Mabey suggests that 'the answer to the still present threat of a silent spring is for us to sing against the storm.'