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True stories: discovery / historical / scientific

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Carpathia The extraordinary story of the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic

Carpathia The extraordinary story of the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic

Author: Jay Ludowyke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2020

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, the Cunard steamship Carpathia receives a distress call from the new White Star liner Titanic. Captain Arthur Rostron immediately turns Carpathia northwest and sails full speed through the dark night, into waters laden with icebergs, on a rescue mission that will become legendary. Almost a century later, Carpathia's wreck has finally been located. She's over 500 feet down and only a few divers in the world can attain these depths. Among them is Englishman Ric Waring's team. In this captivating and intensively researched story, we follow the dual narratives of Rostron and the daring rescue of the Titanic survivors by Carpathia, and of Waring's team and their dangerous determination to reach the wreck. Rich in history and drama, the true story of Carpathia from her launching to the sensational events of 1912, World War I and beyond is a compelling narrative that moves at the page-turning pace of the very best fiction.

Life Under Glass

Life Under Glass

Author: Mark Nelson, Abigail Alling, Sally Silverstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Planet in a bottle. Eden revisited. Laboratory under glass. The largest self-sustaining closed ecological system ever made. Biosphere 2 is many things to many people. From its half-acre farm to its coral reef to its emerald rainforest-this unique research facility has proven itself a marvel of human engineering and a testament to the human imagination. For two full years from 1991 to 1993, four men and four women lived and worked inside the structure, recycling their air, water, food, and wastes, and setting a world record for living in an isolated environment. But what has this giant glass-and-steel greenhouse been to those most intimately involved with it? What has it meant to the first crew who studied and cared for it? What was it really like to be sealed inside a giant laboratory for twenty-four months? In Life Under Glass, crew members, Abigail Alling and Mark Nelson with co-captain Sally Silverstone present the full account of those two remarkable years. From the struggles of growing their own food, to learning how to help sustain their life-giving atmosphere, the general reader is offered a rare glimpse into how a group of dedicated researchers managed to surprise the world and fulfill their dream. In this updated edition, a new chapter reflects on the legacy of Biosphere 2 and the state of related scientific progress. Other crews will come and go, but no one else will face the risks, the uncertainties, and the challenges that this new breed of explorers did on Biosphere 2's maiden voyage. Here is the fascinating story of how it all appeared-living under glass.

A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life

Author: A B Facey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2020

Virusphere Ebola, AIDS, Influenza and the Hidden World of the Virus

Virusphere Ebola, AIDS, Influenza and the Hidden World of the Virus

Author: Frank Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020

A virologist's insight into how viruses evolve and why global epidemics are inevitable In 1993 a previously healthy young man was drowning in the middle of a desert, in fluids produced by his own lungs. This was the beginning of the terrifying Sin Nombre hantavirus epidemic and the start of a scientific journey that would forever change our understanding of what it means to be human. After witnessing the Sin Nombre outbreak, Dr Frank Ryan began researching viral evolution and was astonished to discover that it's inextricable from the evolution of all life on Earth. From AIDS and Ebola to the common cold, Ryan explores the role of the virus within every ecosystem on the planet. His gripping conclusions shed new light on the natural world, proving that what doesn't kill you really does make you (and your species) stronger.

The Yellow Joss

The Yellow Joss

Author: Ion Idriess Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

The Souls of Black Folk (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

The Souls of Black Folk (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

Author: W E B Du Bois Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2020

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Herman Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2020

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Herman Hesse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2020

The Brexit Chronicles Tales of Treachery and Skulduggery

The Brexit Chronicles Tales of Treachery and Skulduggery

Author: Paul McQueen Format: Book Release Date: 02/12/2019

READ THE PLOT - CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO - Paul McQueen has joined all the dots of the Brexit story bringing it to life, guiding you through the tales of treachery and skulduggery. But, with only 2 referendums in 45 years why didn't politicians have more faith in the voice of the people or is it that the EU redefined the word 'democracy'? Well researched and presented in an easy to understand format with links to footage of key speeches and newsreels, it gives the reader a clear understanding of how successive leaders led the UK toward an ever closer union until the people said no. Unbiased, accurate and up-to-date it catalogues UK/EU events that got us where we are today. It's probably the most important book on the subject to be released this year. The Brexit Chronicles is a book you will want to keep for your children and their children. Know why Brexit happened - and what to do next.

Falling Upwards Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture the Aeronauts

Falling Upwards Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture the Aeronauts

Author: Richard Holmes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING FELICITY JONES AND EDDIE REDMAYNE A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW STATESMAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A DAILY TELEGRAPH BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW REPUBLIC BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 NONFICTION BOOK OF 2013 From ambitious scientists rising above the clouds to analyse the air to war generals floating across enemy lines, Richard Holmes takes to the air in this heart-lifting history of pioneer balloonists. Falling Upwards asks why they risked their lives, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet. The stories range from early ballooning rivals to the long-distance voyages of American entrepreneurs; from the legendary balloon escape from the Prussian siege of Paris to dauntless James Glaisher, who in the 1860s flew seven miles above the earth - without oxygen. Falling Upwards has inspired the Major Motion Picture The Aeronauts - in cinemas SOON.