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Inside The Centre: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer

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Inside The Centre: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Ray Monk

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

Paperback

Having formed suspicious connections in the 1930s, in the wake of the Allied victory in World War Two, Oppenheimer's attempts... [more]

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Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work

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Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work

Kitty Ferguson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Cosmology & the universe; Physics

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Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our time - a Cambridge genius who has earned international celebrity... [more]

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William Cox: Blue Mountains Road Builder and Pastoralist

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William Cox: Blue Mountains Road Builder and Pastoralist

Richard Cox

Biography: science, technology & engineering; History; Highway & traffic engineering

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William Cox (1764??1837) was a soldier, road builder, and pioneering pastoralist in the colony of New South Wales. He made... [more]

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Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science

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Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science

Lawrence M. Krauss

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

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A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius. -Kirkus Reviews... [more]

$22.95

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Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition

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Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition

Sara Turing

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

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Containing never-before-published material, this fascinating account sheds new light on one of the greatest figures of the... [more]

$43.95

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My Inventions and Other Writings

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My Inventions and Other Writings

Nikola Tesla

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

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Includes three additional articles by the author which were published in The Electrical Experimenter magazine and represent... [more]

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The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius

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The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius

Graham Farmelo

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

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'A monumental achievement - one of the great scientific biographies.' Michael FraynThe Strangest Man is the Costa Biography... [more]

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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and...

Richard Holmes

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

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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books, Richard Holmes's dazzling... [more]

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Failure Is Not an Option

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Failure Is Not an Option

Gene Kranz

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

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A fascinating inside look into the space program of the 1960s from former NASA Mission Control flight director Gene Kranz.... [more]

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Life In His Hands

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Life In His Hands

Susan Wyndham (AUTHOR)

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Surgical techniques; Neurosurgery; Popular medicine & health

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Charlie Teo is one of Australia's most celebrated neurosurgeons. His pioneering 'keyhole' techniques have earned him praise... [more]

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Rock Star: The Story of Reg Sprigg - an Outback Legend

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Rock Star: The Story of Reg Sprigg - an Outback Legend

Kristin Weidenbach

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Earth sciences

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This book tells the story of the life of an intrepid, determined and oft times irreverant pioneering Australian, Reg Sprigg,... [more]

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World Famous Scientists

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World Famous Scientists

Rajeev Garg

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

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Features biographical sketches of great scientists. History of the world is replete with such instances of such men and women... [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 Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age

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The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father...

David N. Schwartz

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Nuclear structure physics

Hardback

The definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico Fermi [more]

$49.99

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Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

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Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her...

Michael Leinbach, Jonathan Ward

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

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A Powerful Look at a Shared National Disaster and Its Legacy [more]

$47.95

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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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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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Iced in: Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica

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Iced in: Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica

Chris Turney

Biography: general; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Geographical discovery & exploration; The environment; Sailing; Travel & holiday

Hardback

-The Antarctic Factor: if anything can go wrong, it will. It's basically Murphy's Law on steroids...- --Chris Turney On... [more]

$51.95

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Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

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Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

Erica Wagner

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Bridges

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His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering... [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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A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

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A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution...

Jennifer A Doudna, Samuel H Sternberg

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Biology, life sciences; Genetics (non-medical); History of engineering & technology; Biotechnology

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A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting... [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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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science... [more]

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Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain

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Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain

Julian Glover

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Civil engineering, surveying & building

Hardback

<b>The enthralling biography of the shepherd boy who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering and whose genius... [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

Paperback

Alone in a spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed towards space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed... [more]

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Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele

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Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele

Donn Eisele

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

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In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7, the... [more]

$42.95

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