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Biography: science, technology & engineering

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Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

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Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

Irvin D. Yalom

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Psychiatry

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A significant and eagerly anticipated memoir from one of the world's leading therapists. [more]

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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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The Quotable Darwin

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The Quotable Darwin

Janet Browne

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

Hardback

<div><strong>A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalist.</strong></div><div><br... [more]

$50.00

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Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space

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Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space

Libby Jackson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Science fiction; Social & cultural history; Feminism & feminist theory

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From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental... [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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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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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist...

Robert Young

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

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The Rev. William Clarke came to Australia in 1839 with an established reputation in geology, and was so influential that he... [more]

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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

Jay Barbree, John Glenn (University of Southampton, UK)

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

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Timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and full of photos, this book includes many personal details... [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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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure...

Dava Sobel

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Gender studies: women; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time

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`A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer `A peerless... [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]

$33.95

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Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

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Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Jeremy Dronfield, Jeremy Dronfield

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Social & cultural history; Gender studies: women; History of medicine

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A Sunday Times Best Book of the Year and a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick - the remarkable story of the extraordinary woman who... [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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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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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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Come and Take It: The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free

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Come and Take It: The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free

Cody Wilson

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; History; Social & political philosophy; Civil rights & citizenship; Impact of science & technology on society

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A startling philosophical manifesto for the twenty-first century on freedom of information, Come and Take It is the controversial... [more]

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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe...

Mike Massimino

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

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The extraordinary and inspirational story of US astronaut Mike Massimino [more]

$19.99

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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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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

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

$49.95

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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

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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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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]

$27.99

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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman

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

Hardback

The fascinating life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon-the neglected architect... [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]

$51.95

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