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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

Paperback

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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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

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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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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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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

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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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The Truth About Tesla

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The Truth About Tesla

Christopher Cooper

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Inventions & inventors

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The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of Tesla's genius to scientists... [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)

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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

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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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Skloot brilliantly weaves together the story of Henrietta Lacks--a woman whose cells have been unwittingly used for scientific... [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

Paperback

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

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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

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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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Galileo

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Galileo

John L. Heilbron (Department of History, University of California Berkeley)

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Astronomy, space & time

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Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in... [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

Paperback

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

Hardback

To commemorate the centenary of Turing's birth, this republication of his mother's biography contains a new foreword by Martin... [more]

$43.95

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Time: Albert Einstein: The Enduring Legacy of a Modern Genius

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Time: Albert Einstein: The Enduring Legacy of a Modern Genius

Richard Lacayo

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering

Hardback

Provides an illuminating overview of Albert Einstein's life, work, and theories, presented for the everyday reader. This book... [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

Paperback

'A monumental achievement - one of the great scientific biographies.' Michael Frayn The 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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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

Paperback

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

$32.95

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The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father

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The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father

James Wight, James Wight

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Medical profession

Paperback

With full access to his father's papers, correspondence, manuscripts, and photos, Wight has created a fitting and affectionate... [more]

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The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth

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The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for...

Paul Hoffman

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

Paperback

Based on a National Magazine Award-winning article, this masterful biography of Hungarian-born Paul Erdos is both a vivid... [more]

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