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Michael Faraday and the Electrical Century (Icon Science)

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Michael Faraday and the Electrical Century (Icon Science)

Iwan Morus

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Popular science; Electricity, electromagnetism & magnetism

Paperback

The fascinating world of Michael Faraday [more]

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Vital Remains: Winston Wicomb, the Heart Transplant Pioneer Apartheid Could Not Stop

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Vital Remains: Winston Wicomb, the Heart Transplant Pioneer Apartheid Could...

Winston Wicomb, Amos van der Merwe

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Cardiovascular medicine; Cardiothoracic surgery; Transplant surgery

Hardback

Winston Wicomb was too dark to fit in with his family's efforts to evade the Apartheid era's notorious inspectors and had... [more]

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The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs

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The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs

Dr. Mark O'Connell, PhD

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Astronomy, space & time; UFOs & extraterrestrial beings

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Tracing Hynek's career, O'Connell examines Hynek's often-ignored work as a professional astronomer to create a complete portrait... [more]

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Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight

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Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight

Vanessa Potter

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Popular science; Neurosciences; Coping with illness

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Imagine how it would feel to one day wake up and find your vision descending swiftly into darkness. Your fingertips are turning... [more]

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Morgue: A Life in Death

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Morgue: A Life in Death

Vincent DiMaio, Ron Franscell

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering

Paperback

One of the world's most celebrated medical examiners looks back on his most... [more]

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Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry

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Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry...

Lynne Jones

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Aid & relief programmes; Armed conflict; Psychiatry

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Astonishing insight into the life of a humanitarian psychiatrist working in war and disaster zones around the world - from... [more]

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Susan Isaacs: The First Biography

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Susan Isaacs: The First Biography

D.E.M. Gardner

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology); Philosophy & theory of education; Educational psychology

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Originally published in 1969, this is the first biography of Susan Isaacs, the first attempt to estimate her incalculable... [more]

$168.00

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Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and What It Means For All Of Us

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Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Have Cornered...

Jonathan Taplin

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Impact of science & technology on society; Ethical & social aspects of computing

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Fake news. Digital monopolies. Stealth Marketing. This is the story of how the internet - which began as a dream -... [more]

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Bend, Not Break: From Mao's China to the White House

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Bend, Not Break: From Mao's China to the White House

Ping Fu

Autobiography: business & industry; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Business & management

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Tells the story of a journey from imprisonment to freedom, from Mao's China to technology start-ups. This is a tribute to... [more]

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Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371

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Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371

MK Czerwiec

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction; Venereal diseases; Nurse patient relationship

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A graphic memoir and adapted oral history of Unit 371, an inpatient AIDS care hospital unit in Chicago that was in existence... [more]

$48.99

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Albert Einstein's Bright Ideas

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Albert Einstein's Bright Ideas

Frederic Morlot

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Relativity physics

Hardback

At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then,... [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

Paperback

In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given a couple of years to live. In January 2017 he celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday. This... [more]

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Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story

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Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story

Steven Hatch, M.D.

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Social impact of disasters; Aid & relief programmes; Medical profession; Infectious & contagious diseases

Hardback

A first-hand account of the Ebola epidemic by an American doctor who has been featured on the front page of The New York Times.... [more]

$36.99

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Blaise Pascal: Miracles and Reason

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Blaise Pascal: Miracles and Reason

Mary Ann Caws

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Philosophy of mathematics

Hardback

This new biography, which includes a preface by Tom Conley, covers many aspects of Blaise Pascal's life and work that are... [more]

$37.99

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Richter's Scale: Measure of an Earthquake, Measure of a Man

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Richter's Scale: Measure of an Earthquake, Measure of a Man

Susan Elizabeth Hough

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Popular science; Volcanology & seismology

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By developing the scale that bears his name, Charles Richter not only invented the concept of magnitude as a measure of earthquake... [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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Alone in a spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed towards space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed... [more]

$34.99

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The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic Code

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The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic...

Franklin H. Portugal

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; DNA & Genome

Paperback

How unassuming government researcher Marshall Nirenberg beat James Watson, Francis Crick, and other world-famous scientists... [more]

$34.99

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My Dear Li: Correspondence, 1937-1946

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My Dear Li: Correspondence, 1937-1946

Werner Heisenberg, Elisabeth Heisenberg

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Diaries, letters & journals

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Personal letters reveal the quandary of a prominent German physicist during the Nazi years and the strength he shared with... [more]

$59.99

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Freud: In His Time and Ours

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Freud: In His Time and Ours

Elisabeth Roudinesco

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)

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Elisabeth Roudinesco's bold reinterpretation of Sigmund Freud is a biography for the twenty-first century a sympathetic yet... [more]

$74.99

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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; Science: general issues

Paperback

By the age of nine, Taylor had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. And by fourteen, Taylor had built a reactor which... [more]

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Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla

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Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work...

John F. Wasik

Biography: science, technology & engineering; History of engineering & technology; Inventions & inventors

Hardback

This book examines Tesla's life and legacy. Engineers, entrepreneurs and academics will find it invaluable not only for the... [more]

$37.99

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Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

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Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Adam Phillips

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Jewish studies; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)

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From one of the world's foremost authorities on Sigmund Freud comes a strikingly original biography of the father of psychoanalysis... [more]

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Sonic Wind - The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth

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Sonic Wind - The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became...

Craig Ryan

Biography: science, technology & engineering; History of science; History of engineering & technology; Transport technology & trades

Paperback

The untold story of an eccentric, scientific visionary whose death-defying research has saved millions of lives. [more]

$25.95

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The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers

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The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers...

Ali Khan

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Illness & addiction: social aspects; Central government policies; Medical profession; Science funding & policy

Hardback

A former director at the CDC takes us behind quarantine lines and inside the fight to contain Ebola, SARS, anthrax, and the... [more]

$39.99

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The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

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The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Robert Wyss

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Conservation of the environment

Hardback

A candid biography of a leading conservationist who refused to follow any path but his own. [more]

$58.99

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