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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.
Book of Dreams - The Book That Inspired Kate Bush's Hit Song 'Cloudbusting'
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.
Primate's Memoir: Love, Death and Baboons
Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life
A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan.
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
A special updated anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon.
Unnatural Causes: 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe
That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour
The beautifully written, evocative memoir of a palliative care doctor.
Women in Science 2020 Square Wall Calendar
Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
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.
How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon
A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery.
Human Kind: A Doctor's Stories From The Heart Of Medicine
How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics
Traces: The memoir of a forensic scientist and criminal investigator
Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Highs and Lows of an Air Ambulance Doctor
'During open-chest resuscitations, I've held a non-beating, recently stilled human heart in my hands. And, should you ever get to hold one, you will find the human heart to be rubbery and shockingly light.'What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Homage to Gaia: The Life of an Independent Scientist
And How are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own most singular patient.
How Not to be a Doctor: And Other Essays
The essays in How Not to Be a Doctor combine erudition with humour, candour, and the human touch. They show how, in medicine, you cannot separate personal experiences from professional ones, in short stories and reflections that will inform and entertain readers on both ends of the stethoscope.
Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist
Just One More Question: Stories from a Life in Neurology
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.
Breakthrough Babies: An IVF pioneer's tale of creating life against all odds
Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines
A centenary tribute to Britain's trailblazing, boundary-breaking women engineers
Hard Pushed: A Midwife's Story
Ode to Darkness
A charming meditation on our relationship with darkness, translated from the original Norwegian
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.
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
Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon's Stories of Transformation
Tell Me the Planets: Stories of Brain Injury and What It Means to Survive
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.
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.
Stephen Hawking: Remarkable Lives
A celebration of an icon of modern physics, who inspired generations of scientists and changed our understanding of the universe.
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.
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science
Originally published: Granta Books, 1998.
Philosophers: Their Lives and Works
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.
Leonardo Da Vinci
The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobs delivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius.
SHELLEY: The uplifting story of a battle to overcome disfigurement
From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - An eye-opening, entertaining and thought-provoking account of a mortician's journey around the world to discover how other cultures care for their dead
Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game
The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War.
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
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.
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"--
Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual
John Tyndall was a leading scientific figure in Victorian Britain, who established the physical basis of the greenhouse effect, and why the sky is blue. This rich biography describes the colourful life and achievements of this brilliant communicator, physicist, and mountaineer, who ascended from humble beginnings to the heart of Victorian society.
Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations
Scientists Who Changed History
Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction
In this Very Short Introduction, leading historian of science Owen Gingerich offers a fascinating portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), who developed the concept of a heliocentric universe and is a pivotal figure in the birth of modern science.