Most popular Biography: science, technology & medicine books
The most popular Biography: science, technology & medicine books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
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.
A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan.
A special updated anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon.
The beautifully written, evocative memoir of a palliative care doctor.
An engaging and original history of the first hundred years of DNA, one of the greatest triumphs of modern science.
A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery.
'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?
The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own most singular patient.
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.
A new biography of electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla, one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in the history of science.
A centenary tribute to Britain's trailblazing, boundary-breaking women engineers
A charming meditation on our relationship with darkness, translated from the original Norwegian
'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.
Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt
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.
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.
A celebration of an icon of modern physics, who inspired generations of scientists and changed our understanding of the universe.
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.
Originally published: Granta Books, 1998.
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.
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.
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
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.
A brutally honest, darkly funny and profoundly moving memoir about the author's global search for a cure to chronic pain
The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.
"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"--
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.
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.