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Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy

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Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy

Mario Biagioli

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

Hardback

Proposes radical interpretations of key episodes of Galileo's career, including his telescopic discoveries of 1610, the dispute... [more]

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Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist

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Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist

John Brockman

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

Paperback

Curious Minds is a book of original, autobiographical essays by twenty-seven scientists, including Paul Davies, Richard Dawkins,... [more]

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Mountains Beyond Mountains

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Mountains Beyond Mountains

Tracy Kidder

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Medicine

Paperback

The quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world --Cover. [more]

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I, Cyborg

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I, Cyborg

Professor of Cybernetics Kevin Warwick

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Cybernetics & systems theory; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; History of engineering & technology; Computer science; Human-computer interaction

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Account by an expert in cybernetics of his experiment, when artificial intelligence will be implanted in a human - himself.... [more]

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The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television

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The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television...

Evan I Schwartz

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

Paperback

In a story that is both of its time and timeless, Evan I. Schwartz tells a tale of genius versus greed, innocence versus deceit,... [more]

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Autobiography

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Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin

Biography: historical, political & military; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); History; Politics & government; History of engineering & technology

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/Benjamin Franklin Publisher, inventor, educator, and statesman, Benjamin Franklin was a complex and appealing character.... [more]

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The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave Experiments

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The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave Experiments

Gina Perry

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Psychology; Social, group or collective psychology; Experimental psychology; Popular science

Paperback

The fascinating true story of one of the most controversial psychological experiments of the modern era [more]

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Your Life In My Hands: A Junior Doctor's Story

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Your Life In My Hands: A Junior Doctor's Story

Rachel Clarke

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering

Paperback

'I am a junior doctor. It is 4 a.m. I have run arrest calls, treated life-threatening bleeding, held the hand of a young woman... [more]

$16.99

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

Hardback

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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The Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual

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The Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public...

Roland Jackson (Visiting Fellow, The Royal Institution)

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

Hardback

John Tyndall was a leading scientific figure in Victorian Britain, who established the physical basis of the greenhouse effect,... [more]

$50.95

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The Wasp and The Orchid

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The Wasp and The Orchid

Danielle Clode

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

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Award-winning zoologist and author Danielle Clode presents the life of one of Australia's foremost female naturalists, Edith... [more]

$39.99

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Pioneers In Microbiology: The Human Side Of Science

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Pioneers In Microbiology: The Human Side Of Science

King-Thom Chung, Jong-Kang Liu

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Microbiology (non-medical)

Paperback

Pasteurization, penicillin, Koch's postulates, and gene coding. These discoveries and inventions are vital yet commonplace... [more]

$89.99

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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]

$22.99

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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

Paperback

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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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]

$32.99

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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

Paperback

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

Paperback

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

$24.99

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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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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most...

Jess Keating, Marta Alvarez Miguens

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Wildlife: aquatic creatures

Hardback

At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in... [more]

$29.99

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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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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]

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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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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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