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The most popular Biography: science, technology & medicine books currently available. Updated weekly.
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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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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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Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World
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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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Book of Dreams - The Book That Inspired Kate Bush's Hit Song 'Cloudbusting'
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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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Primate's Memoir: Love, Death and Baboons
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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics
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Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe
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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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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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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
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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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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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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. 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).
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Traces: The memoir of a forensic scientist and criminal investigator
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Homage to Gaia: The Life of an Independent Scientist
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Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived
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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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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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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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Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot to Break the World
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Hard Pushed: A Midwife's Story
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Just One More Question: Stories from a Life in Neurology
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Breakthrough Babies: An IVF pioneer's tale of creating life against all odds
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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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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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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.
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Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist
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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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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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Tell Me the Planets: Stories of Brain Injury and What It Means to Survive
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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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Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines
A centenary tribute to Britain's trailblazing, boundary-breaking women engineers
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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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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace: A Life in Science
Originally published: Granta Books, 1998.
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Philosophers: Their Lives and Works
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SHELLEY: The uplifting story of a battle to overcome disfigurement
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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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Einstein: His Life and Universe
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.
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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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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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Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space
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.
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Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations
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Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: the extraordinary life of Dr Claire Weekes
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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.
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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery
The Sunday Times No.1 bestselling new memoir from the brain surgeon and author of DO NO HARM