Russian writer, dissident, and Nobel laureate Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was born 1918, in Kislovodsk, Russia. The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich are his two best-known works. Read books by Solzhenitsyn
The Day without Yesterday Stuart Clark
The third in Stuart Clark's accessible and informative Sky's Dark Labyrinth series, where he uses historical fiction to help readers better understand the cosmos. Based on the true story of Albert Einstein and George Lemaître, a devout catholic and physicist... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/02/2013
The Sensorium of God Stuart Clark
The 2nd instalment of the exciting Sky's Dark Labyrinth Trilogy explores the life and times of the reclusive and fearsome mathematician Isaac Newton and the adventurous astronomer Edmond Halley. Working together to unravel the mysteries of the universe, they find... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2013
The Sky's Dark Labyrinth Stuart Clark
A vivid, thrilling portrayal of the lives and work of Kepler and Galileo and their struggles with the social and political forces around them. It's the first in what will be a fascinating trilogy. Each book bringing to life, through... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2011
Paranormality : Why We See What Isn't There Professor Richard Wiseman
Professor Wiseman has a genius for presenting science. Without losing authenticity he is immensely readable, often very funny and a genius at debunking and revealing fraud and bad science. His latest book deals with the Paranormal and by investigating why... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2011
Incognito : The Secret Lives of the Brain David Eagleman
April 2011 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
This book grabs you from the first page, tumbling out facts and information in a down to earth and readable way, with a chatty humour which... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2011
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Elisabeth Tova Bailey
The story of how one wild snail (and one of its 118 offspring) came to the aid of Elisabeth Tova Bailey as she recovered from a devastating illness. A friend dug up some violets and found a small snail, thinking... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2010
Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society Bill Bryson
Across the road from where I live a house has a new plaque, recording that Thomas Bayes, preacher and mathematician lived there. He is, I learn from Bill Bryson’s introduction, his favourite Royal Society fellow. Bayes died in 1761 and... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2010
Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award 2011.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 29 May 2011.
Professor Brian Cox is back with another insightful and mind-blowing exploration of space. This... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/03/2011
Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? New Scientist
October 2012 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
The seventh in the phenomenally brilliant and best selling series. Complied from the ‘Last Word’ section of the New Scientist magazine, where readers write in with... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2012
The Grand Design Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
Once again physics is brought to the masses with general principles being explained in a more accessible way. A good grasp of physics is definitely a help though and generally those with an interest will be the ones to read... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2010
The Rational Optimist How Prosperity Evolves Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley, acclaimed author of the classics 'Genome' and 'Nature via Nurture', turns from investigating human nature to investigating human progress. In 'The Rational Optimist' Ridley offers a counterblast to the prevailing pessimism of our age, and proves, however much... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2011
The Address Book Our Place in the Scheme of Things Tim Radford
At the start of each school term, at the age of about 10, I did something that I suppose a million other 10-year-olds have done! The Address Book starts with some of the fundamental questions asked by everyone, in every... Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2009
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error Kathryn Schulz
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2010.
More than often we like to think we are right, this book shows how very often we can be wrong. It’s in our nature to want to be right but this book looks... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2010
Teenagers: A Natural History David Bainbridge
For teenagers puzzled and worried about their changing bodies or mood swings, for parents having to cope with teenagers, for anyone wanting to understand why humans have this immense transition phase in their lives. David Bainbridge provides a wise, sympathetic... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2010
The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
By no means the first book by Richard Dawkins delving into the subject of religion, but his first tackling this subject exclusively. This is probably one the best presented arguments for the non-existence of a supernatural god that has ever... Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2007
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives Leonard Mlodinow
Shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.
A sharp and occasionally very funny guide to the effects Randomness has on our lives showing how our need to find patterns in the external world can lead us astray. Leonard... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2009
Bad Science Ben Goldacre
Shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.
Ben Goldacre targets medical charlatans, quacks, frauds and cons with great relish. His medical expertise allowing him to dissect each one proving the case against them, pulling no punches, his often... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2009
The World Without Us Alan Weisman
What if humankind disappeared from the face of the world – overnight? What would happen, how long would the world take to recover, how long before evidence of our existence disappears beneath the vegetation? There are many different answers to... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2008
Nightwalk A Journey to the Heart of Nature Chris Yates
Chris Yates, one of Britain's most insightful and lyrical writers, raises his gaze from his beloved rivers and ponds and takes us on a mesmerizing tour of the British countryside. Last November, the sudden appearance of a hundred wintering ravens... Format: Hardback - Released: 26/04/2012