Dick Francis born 1920: A former steeplechase jockey, Francis is famous for his suspense novels as well as his championship career. Francis produced one novel per year, most of which are bestsellers. He died 14 Feb 2010. Read books by Dick Francis
Forensics The Anatomy of Crime Val McDermid
October 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Forensics is the ultimate detective work and has a surprisingly long history with a Chinese textbook detailing forensic cases from as far back as the Thirteenth... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets Simon Singh
You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh explains how... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
You Are Here Around the World in 92 Minutes Chris Hadfield
In You Are Here, bestselling author and celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield creates a virtual orbit of Earth, giving us the really big picture: this is our home, from space. The millions of us who followed Hadfield's news-making Twitter feed from... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2014
The Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery George Johnson
When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science-writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
The Human Age Diane Ackerman
In The Human Age award-winning nature writer Diane Ackerman confronts the fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. Humans have...
In Search of Lost Frogs Robin Moore
On August 9, 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were dispatched to search for the Lost Frogs identified by Conservation International. On their list were a host of species including,...
Woman An Intimate Geography Natalie Angier
WOMAN explores the essence of what it means to be female. In mapping the inner woman - from organs to orgasms - Natalie Angier presents an extraordinary new vision of...
The Compatibility Gene Daniel M. Davis
In The Compatibility Gene, leading scientist Daniel M Davis tells the story of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. We each possess a similar...