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    At Michael OMara Books we specialise in creative and inspired adult non-fiction. Independent, commercial and always on-trend, we are passionate about our books and publish an exciting and varied list from history and popular science to language; sport and biography to puzzles; gift and humour to craft that reaches readers across the world.

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    The second in a series of books in association with the Royal Institution on their world-renowned Christmas Lectures, this time exploring the secrets of the natural world with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

    Following on from the success of 13 Journeys Through Space and Time, which took us on a voyage of astronomical discovery.

    This book turns our attention to our own planet and the animals, plants, fish, insects and all the other living things that inhabit it how theyve evolved and the vital roles they play in the intricate webs of life on earth.

    Takes eleven of the most exciting and revealing Christmas Lectures on the natural world given at the Royal Institution, including Sir David Attenboroughs animal-packed lectures from 1977 and Richard Dawkins explosive series on the evolution of life.

    An illuminating look at more than a hundred years of scientific exploration to discover the origins of life on our planet and the mysteries so far uncovered.

    11 Explorations into Life on EarthChristmas Lectures from the Royal InstitutionHelen Scales, Foreword by Sir David Attenborough

    ISBN: 9781782438403178x111mm 224pp

    b/w illustrationsHardback World 12.99

    Publication date: 02/11/2017

    The whole cosmos in your hands, The Universe in Bite-sized Chunks is your one-stop guide to everything you ever wanted to know about space and our place in it. Does dark matter keep you up at night? Do alien planets intrigue you, parallel universes confuse you, and black holes fill you with dread? If yes, then this book is for you all these things, and more, are clearly explained in everyday language for the non-astronomer.

    From humanitys very first astronomical observations to the latest thinking on the most cutting-edge discoveries.

    Along the way, youll learn about the Big Bang and the ultimate fate of the universe, Galileo and Newton, gravitational waves and shooting stars, the Aurora Borealis and the Apollo missions, quasars and dark energy.

    Colin Stuart uses all his knowledge and expertise to engage the reader and make the subject accessible.

    The Universe in Bite-sized ChunksColin Stuart

    ISBN: 9781782438649198x129mm 224pp

    b/w line illustrationsHardback World 9.99

    Publication date: 22/03/2018



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    Let the real world show you how maths works. Maths is often cited as the most difficult or complex subject to study, many people admitting to a wariness that was probably ingrained into them in their schooldays. In Maths in Bite-sized Chunks, Chris Waring proves that its easy to break the subject down into accessible, understandable information, much of which, in fact, we use in one way or another every day of our lives.

    Each chapter takes readers through the theory, demonstrating how to master it with worked-through problems and examples from the real world. Topics that once seemed impenetrable suddenly become relatable and easier to unpick. So whether its algebra or statistics that once had you flummoxed, get ready for a new way of being mathematically minded.

    Maths in Bite-sized ChunksChris Waring

    ISBN: 9781782438465198x129mm 192pp

    b/w line illustrationsHardback World 9.99

    Publication date: 05/04/2018

    Walk a day in a Romans sandals. What was it like to live in one of the ancient worlds most powerful and bustling cities one that was eight times more densely populated than modern-day New York? In this entertaining and enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to the people who lived and worked there. In each hour of the day we meet a new character from emperor to slave girl, gladiator to astrologer, medicine woman to water-clock maker and discover the fascinating details of their daily lives.

    24 Hours in Ancient RomeA Day in the Life of the People Who Lived TherePhilip Matyszak

    ISBN: 9781782438564198x129mm 272pp

    b/w illustrationsHardback World 12.99

    Publication date: 05/10/2017


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    Spend twenty-four hours with the ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egypt wasnt all pyramids, sphinxes and gold sarcophagi. For your average Egyptian, life was tough, and work was hard, conducted under the burning gaze of the sun god Ra. During the course of a day in the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypts religious capital, we meet 24 Egyptians from all strata of society from the king to a prostitute, a priest to a laundry man, a midwife to a soldier and get to know what the real Egypt was like by spending an hour in each of their company. We encounter a different one of these characters all from different walks of life every hour and every chapter, and through their eyes see what an average day in ancient Egypt was really like.

    24 Hours in Ancient EgyptA Day in the Life of the People Who Lived ThereCharlotte Booth

    ISBN: 9781782439110 198x129mm 272pp

    b/w line illustrationsHardback World 12.99

    Publication date: 18/10/2018

    As Napoleon once observed, history is largely a set of lies agreed upon by the winners and, once a lie attains the dignity of age, it becomes the truth. As everyone knows, Marco Polo travelled to China to become Kublai Khans right-hand-man; Pope Joan was a medieval woman who fooled the Catholic Church; and the Great Fire of Rome was started by Nero to clear the way for his urban redevelopment of the city Well, no, actually. Marco Polo got no further than Turkey, where he sat picking the brains of those who had actually been to China; there was no female Pope; and as Nero said all along, it was the Christians who torched the city.

    As this intriguing book reveals, the greatest mysteries of history centre on who invents such false accounts in the first place, how they gain traction so quickly and why others are so willing anxious, even to believe them.

    The Mysteries of HistoryGraeme Donald

    ISBN: 9781782439028198x129mm 256pp

    b/w line illustrationsHardback World 9.99

    Publication date: 19/04/2018


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    Journey through a history of offensive language, insulting gestures, insolent behaviour, brawling and scandal in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with practical tips on just how to horrify the neighbours.

    Drunkards, swashbucklers and harridans rub shoulders with people with disgusting table manners and neighbours whose dung heaps and noise drove others crazy.

    Bestselling historian and popular TV presenter Ruth Goodman draws upon advice books and manuals, court cases and sermons, drama and imagery to outline bad behaviour from the gauche to the galling, the subtle to the outrageous.

    Discover just how far apart your feet should be if you wish to mock a soldier or how to parody the walk of