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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

James T. Costa

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; History of engineering & technology

Hardback

How Darwin found universal evolutionary truths in simple yet ingenious home-spun experiments. [more]

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Newton (Brief Lives)

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Newton (Brief Lives)

Peter Ackroyd

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Physics

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Isaac Newton (1642-1727), the English genius, made his greatest contributions to original thought before the age of twenty-five,... [more]

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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence...

Sarah Scoles

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time; UFOs & extraterrestrial beings

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A brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter.... [more]

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

A. N. Wilson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution

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A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life [more]

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The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age

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The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age

Gino Segre, Bettina Hoerlin

Biography: science, technology & engineering; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; Nuclear structure physics; History of engineering & technology

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In their revealing book, The Pope of Physics, Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin bring this scientific visionary to life. An examination... [more]

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The Smell of Fresh Rain: The Unexpected Pleasures of our Most Elusive Sense

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The Smell of Fresh Rain: The Unexpected Pleasures of our Most Elusive Sense...

Barney Shaw

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular psychology

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An exploration of the hidden complexities of one of our most under-used and misunderstood senses. [more]

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Einstein: His Life and Universe (TV Tie-In)

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Einstein: His Life and Universe (TV Tie-In)

Walter Isaacson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

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From Isaacson, the bestselling author of Benjamin Franklin, comes the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all... [more]

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The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers between Music and Technology: A Memoir

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The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers between Music and Technology:...

Thomas Dolby

Music; Electronic music; Music recording & reproduction; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Acoustic & sound engineering

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The `engaging, emotional, funny and surprising' (JJ Abrams) memoir of the electronic music and technology pioneer Thomas Dolby... [more]

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Space Flight

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth...

Julian Guthrie

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Inventions & inventors; Aerospace & aviation technology; Space science; Popular astronomy & space

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From the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, Peter Diamandis's singular goal was to get to space. When... [more]

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius

David Bodanis

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Physics

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From the bestselling author of E=mc^2, Einstein's Greatest Mistake is a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that... [more]

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

Henry Marsh

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Medical ethics & professional conduct; Neurosurgery

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A provocative and heartfelt new book from the brain surgeon and bestselling author of DO NO HARM [more]

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Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology

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Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology

Ellen Ullman

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Literary essays; Society & Social Sciences; Society & culture: general; Impact of science & technology on society; History of engineering & technology

Hardback

The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the... [more]

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The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

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The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

Wendy Moore

Biography: science, technology & engineering; History of medicine; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism...... [more]

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Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures

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Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic...

Ben Mezrich

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Biodiversity; History of engineering & technology; The natural world, country life & pets

Hardback

Subtitle in pre-publication: The true story of the de-extinction of one of history's most iconic creatures. [more]

$47.95

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Radio Astronomer: John Bolton and a New Window on the Universe

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Radio Astronomer: John Bolton and a New Window on the Universe

Peter Robertson

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods

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The leading Australian astronomer of his generation, John Bolton, was born in Sheffield and educated at Cambridge University.... [more]

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Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

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Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and...

Adrian Owen (Mrc Cognition & Brain Sciences Cambridge UK)

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Medical profession; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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In this startling and thought-provoking book, which will remind readers of works by Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande, a world-renowned... [more]

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the...

Nathalia Holt

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronautics

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Holt reveals the fascinating untold story of the heroic women who made America's space program possible. --Cate Lineberry,... [more]

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Bill Gibson: Pioneering Bionic Ear Surgeon

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Bill Gibson: Pioneering Bionic Ear Surgeon

Tina K. Allen

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering

Paperback

Professor Bill Gibson is an outstanding man, a great humanitarian and deserving of this well-researched biography about his... [more]

$34.99

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Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Ashlee Vance

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Entrepreneurship; Children's & Educational

Paperback

Elon Musk is an inspirational role model for young entrepreneurs, breaking boundaries and revolutionising the tech-world.... [more]

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Eye Of The Beholder

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Eye Of The Beholder

Laura J. Snyder

History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800; Small-scale, secular & domestic scenes in art; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Fiction & Literature

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The remarkable story of how a painter and a scientist in 17th-century Holland transformed the way we see the world. [more]

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Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and What It Means For All Of Us

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Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Have Cornered...

Jonathan Taplin

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Society & Social Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Ethical & social aspects of computing

Hardback

LONGLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Google. Amazon. Facebook. The modern world is defined... [more]

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The Man Who Designed The Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Century America

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The Man Who Designed The Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of...

B. Alexandra Szerlip

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering

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Norman Bel Geddes designed everything from Broadway sets to Chrysler cars; from the first all-weather stadium to Futurama,... [more]

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The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition

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The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition

Claire Brock

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods

Paperback

The story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel [more]

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The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon

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The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English...

Cherry Lewis

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Political ideologies; History of medicine; Diseases & disorders

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The first-ever biography of the man behind the disease - and a pioneer of medical science [more]

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Beasts in My Belfry

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Beasts in My Belfry

Gerald Durrell

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Zoology & animal sciences; Travel & holiday

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Presents an account of the author's job as a student keeper at Whipsnade Park in 1945. This book describes how he observes... [more]

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