Science & Engineering

Grass Miracle from the Earth - By David Campbell Callender

We see grass everyday, tread on it, maybe handle, smell, or plant it. But how many of us notice it - let alone appreciate its amazing presence and resilience, and the way it someway holds our planet together? It’s everywhere, the amazing secret mystery, too little known, that we so seldom recognise. This engaging audiobook is the first to reveal the full picture. It tells of the marvellously complex evolution of grass, the incredible number of species (did you know that bamboo and sugar-cane are forms of grass, and that three kinds of grass make up the major food of humans and the grazing ("grass"-eating) of innumerable animals?), leading us on into some appreciation of the abiding necessity of grass for humanity, for nature and for the arts.

Flying Forwards, Facing Backwards: Captivating Tales from a Vulcan and Nimrod Air Electronics Officer - By Jim Walls

Jim Walls guides you through his forty-year RAF career that started as a Boy Entrant at RAF Cosford, then as an air radar tradesman, before specializing as an air electronics operator (AEOp) in the Nimrod MR1, and later as an air electronics officer (AEO) who flew in Nimrod R1s and Vulcan B2s. This fascinating book showcases the vital role that AEOs held and the importance of radar and electronic warfare in the fight against enemy forces. It is also a tribute to the much-loved Cold War icons, the Nimrod and the Vulcan. This book will appeal to Cold War enthusiasts and fans of the iconic jets of that era.

The Bell’s Book - By William K. Lawrence

If you woke up with a broken smile and a twisted face. This book is a guide to getting through it.