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The most popular Biography: science, technology & medicine books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking
The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science.
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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.
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Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit This is Going to Hurt
From the multi-award-winning and million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt comes Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, a brand new gift book that alternates between the hilarious and the heartbreaking, in a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line.
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Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World
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Book of Dreams - The Book That Inspired Kate Bush's Hit Song 'Cloudbusting'
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Unnatural Causes: 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
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Broken Places & Outer Spaces
Following her journey from star athlete to sudden paralysis to creative awakening, acclaimed sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafor reveals that what we perceive as limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths, and that creativity often springs from the broken places.
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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics
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Primate's Memoir: Love, Death and Baboons
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Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe
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Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
A powerful, heartwarming and inspiring memoir from the UK's most famous and beloved vet, Dr Noel Fitzpatrick - star of the Channel 4 series The Supervet.
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That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour
The beautifully written, evocative memoir of a palliative care doctor.
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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
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How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon
A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery.
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Human Kind: A Doctor's Stories from the Heart of Medicine
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Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA
An engaging and original history of the first hundred years of DNA, one of the greatest triumphs of modern science.
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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.
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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
A special updated anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon.
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Homage to Gaia: The Life of an Independent Scientist
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Conversations with Galileo: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts
Imagined by a renowned cosmologist who holds an academic post at Galileo's old university, this fictionalised conversation presents the essential biography of a man who transformed our view of the universe.
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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Highs and Lows of an Air Ambulance Doctor
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Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived
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And How are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own most singular patient.
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Breakthrough Babies: An IVF pioneer's tale of creating life against all odds
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Traces: The memoir of a forensic scientist and criminal investigator
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Just One More Question: Stories from a Life in Neurology
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Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life
A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan.
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How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon
A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery.
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Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future
A new biography of electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla, one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in the history of science.
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Fatal Sleep
The animal form of the disease severely limits livestock production and farming, and in people the toxic effects of the treatment for the brain disease can be as painful and dangerous as the disease itself.
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Hard Pushed: A Midwife's Story
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Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist
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Life Scientific: Inventors
Inside the lives and minds of the unsung heroes who are changing our world, as heard on The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4.
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Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon's Stories of Transformation
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Face to Face: True stories of life, death and transformation from my career as a facial surgeon
'Face to Face is not just a brilliant introduction to one of the most exacting areas of modern medicine, it's a humbling glimpse of humans at their best.' Sunday TimesSo much of our identity and sense of self is vested in the face we see in the bathroom mirror every morning.
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Tell Me the Planets: Stories of Brain Injury and What It Means to Survive
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Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science: Costa & Royal Society Prize Winner
Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt
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Cryotron Files: The strange death of a pioneering Cold War computer scientist
The true life story of Dudley Buck, an American Cold War hero whose pioneering work with computer chips placed him firmly in the sights of the KGB.
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Remarkable Lives
An illustrated biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59), the foremost engineer in an age of great engineers, when the Industrial Revolution was at its height and Britain, its birthplace, was the vibrant hub of a world empire. It presents the story of this perfectionist, the setbacks and challenges he faced, and the results of his work.
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Stephen Hawking: Remarkable Lives
A celebration of an icon of modern physics, who inspired generations of scientists and changed our understanding of the universe.
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SHELLEY: The uplifting story of a battle to overcome disfigurement
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Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World
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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science
Originally published: Granta Books, 1998.
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson.
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Heal Me: In Search of a Cure
A brutally honest, darkly funny and profoundly moving memoir about the author's global search for a cure to chronic pain
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Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown
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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living
"In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Helen MacDonald's H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life's big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought she needed"--
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Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines
A centenary tribute to Britain's trailblazing, boundary-breaking women engineers
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Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations
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Think how much of your identity and sense of self is vested in what you see in the bathroom mirror every morning. Now imagine the face you've known all your life being so ravaged by cancer, an accident, a fall, a beating, a car crash or a gunshot wound that it is barely recognisable. It's why he became a maxillofacial surgeon.