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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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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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Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

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Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

James R. Hansen, John W. Young

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

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He walked on the moon. He piloted the space shuttle. He flew more space missions than any other human. His peers called him... [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

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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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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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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]

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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

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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 Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Medical research; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever . . . [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 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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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]

$12.95

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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

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

$29.95

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30-Second Einstein: The 50 fundamentals of his work, life and legacy, each explained in half a minute

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30-Second Einstein: The 50 fundamentals of his work, life and legacy, each...

Brian Clegg

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

Paperback

The 50 engaging entries get you to grips with Einstein's work, life and legacy, from atom to atomic bomb, at approximately... [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; 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]

$22.99

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Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters

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Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters

Freeman Dyson

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Diaries, letters & journals; Mathematics & Sciences; Physics; History of engineering & technology

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Both recalling his life story and recounting many of the major advances in twentieth-century science, a renowned physicist... [more]

$51.95

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Arthur C. Clarke:: Odyssey of a Visionary

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Arthur C. Clarke:: Odyssey of a Visionary

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

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For this deeply-researched biography. Neil McAleer conducted dozens of interviews with Clarke's friends and colleagues, had... [more]

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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...

Leinbach, Ward

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

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

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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

Hardback

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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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]

$34.99

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