Most popular Biography: science, technology & medicine books
The most popular Biography: science, technology & medicine books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
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.
The beautifully written, evocative memoir of a palliative care doctor.
A special updated anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon.
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. You will learn how to land a helicopter on the side of a mountain, what it means to encounter death every day, and how to perform a tracheotomy in real life (clue: it doesn't involve a ball-point pen).
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.
Inside the lives and minds of the unsung heroes who are changing our world, as heard on The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4.
The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own most singular patient.
A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan.
A new biography of electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla, one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in the history of science.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
A centenary tribute to Britain's trailblazing, boundary-breaking women engineers
A celebration of an icon of modern physics, who inspired generations of scientists and changed our understanding of the universe.
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 first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius.
A brutally honest, darkly funny and profoundly moving memoir about the author's global search for a cure to chronic pain
"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"--
From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.
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.
The Sunday Times No.1 bestselling new memoir from the brain surgeon and author of DO NO HARM