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Biography: science, technology & engineering

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The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science: Costa & Royal Society Prize Winner

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The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost...

Andrea Wulf

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

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Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt [more]

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The Hospital by the River

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The Hospital by the River

Catherine Hamlin, John Little

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Public health & preventive medicine; Health systems & services

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Gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia.... [more]

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Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

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Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

Marc Raboy (McGill University)

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Communications engineering & telecommunications

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A biography that traces the origins and emergence of global communication through the life and career of Guglielmo Marconi,... [more]

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No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon

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No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin, Ken Abraham

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; History of engineering & technology; Popular psychology

Hardback

A beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of... [more]

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Einstein's Jury: The Race to Test Relativity

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Einstein's Jury: The Race to Test Relativity

Jeffrey Crelinsten

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

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Presents the story of how astronomers in Germany, England, and America competed to test Einstein's developing theory of relativity.... [more]

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On the Move: A Life

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On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Psychology; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Popular science

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An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. [more]

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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

Oliver Sacks

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Popular science

Paperback

The bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Hat and Musicophilia. [more]

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Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts Through the Evidence

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Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts Through the Evidence

Professor Ian Harris

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Medicine; Surgery

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For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think.... [more]

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A Numerate Life, A

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A Numerate Life, A

John Allen Paulos

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

Paperback

Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky  meta-memoir  raises questions about our lives that most... [more]

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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn...

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

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

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Thomas Mutter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anaesthesia, the sterilisation of surgical... [more]

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Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

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Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

Claire Dunne

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Analytical & Jungian psychology

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This is the first fully-illustrated biography of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, famous for his pioneering... [more]

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Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

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Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created...

Walter Isaacson

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Computer science

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Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the... [more]

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Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout

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Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout

Lauren Redniss

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Chemistry; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage

Paperback

The name Marie Curie is enshrined in every schoolchild's mind as one of the earliest and most inspirational female pioneers... [more]

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Graeme Clark: The Man Who Invented the Bionic Ear

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Graeme Clark: The Man Who Invented the Bionic Ear

Mark Worthing

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Audiology & otology

Paperback

The story of the man behind one of the truly great inventions of the late twentieth century: the cochlear implant which has... [more]

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Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

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Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

W. Bernard Carlson

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

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This is a biography of one of the major 20th-century scientists, Nikola Tesla. It is interdisciplinary, containing accounts... [more]

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The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting and How to Make a Star

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The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting and How...

Tom Clynes

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues

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By the age of 11, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At 13, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis drove... [more]

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Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War

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Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War

Brandon R. Brown (Professor of Physics, University of San Francisco)

Biography: science, technology & engineering; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory)

Hardback

The biography of Max Planck, a brilliant scientist living in Nazi Germany, and a man considered to be the father of quantum... [more]

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Chris Hadfield

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

Paperback

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut... [more]

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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Svante Paabo

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; Genetics (non-medical); History of engineering & technology

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Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Paabo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately... [more]

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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Fiction & Literature; Medical research; Popular science

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Acclaimed author Skloot brilliantly weaves together the story of Henrietta Lacks--a woman whose cells have been unwittingly... [more]

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Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything

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Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything

Jane Hawking

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Physics

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne as Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife Jane. It chronicles their... [more]

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Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age

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Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age

B. Jack Copeland (Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing)

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

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B. Jack Copeland celebrates the life and work of one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. Best known for the role... [more]

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An Appetite For Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

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An Appetite For Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

Richard Dawkins

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

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Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists,... [more]

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Celestial Revolutionary: Copernicus, the Man and His Universe

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Celestial Revolutionary: Copernicus, the Man and His Universe

John Freely

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time

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Here, for the first time, is a biography of Copernicus that not only describes his theories but the life of the man himself... [more]

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Alan Turing: The Enigma

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Alan Turing: The Enigma

Andrew Hodges

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Humanities

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Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma ciphers and transformed... [more]

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