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Biography: science, technology & medicine books

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Recently Published

Isambard Kingdom Brunel The Life of an Engineering Genius by Colin Maggs Isambard Kingdom Brunel The Life of an Engineering Genius

A major new biography of Britain's greatest engineer, the visionary Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Flying to the Edge The Groundbreaking Career of Test Pilot Duncan Menzies by Matthew Willis Flying to the Edge The Groundbreaking Career of Test Pilot Duncan Menzies

The first full story of one of Britain's leading test pilots
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

The Quiet Revolution of Caroline Herschel The Lost Heroine of Astronomy by Emily Winterburn The Quiet Revolution of Caroline Herschel The Lost Heroine of Astronomy

A new biography of one of the most influential female scientists looking at the ten `lost' years of Caroline's life, when virtually no records of her own are still in existence.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Man Who Ate the Zoo Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history by Richard Girling The Man Who Ate the Zoo Frank Buckland, forgotten hero of natural history

Frank Buckland was an extraordinary man - surgeon, natural historian, popular lecturer, bestselling writer, museum curator, and a conservationist before the concept even existed. Rhinoceros, crocodile, puppy-dog, giraffe, kangaroo, bear and panther all had their chance to impress, but what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology Birds, Books and Business by Henry A. McGhie Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology Birds, Books and Business

This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838-1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The author examines how Dresser and his contemporaries discovered and documented birds across the globe. --...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

The Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel The Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

`A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer `A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe shines and twinkles as brightly as the stars themselves' The Economist #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2017

The Impossible Five In Search of South Africa's Most Elusive Mammals by Justin Fox The Impossible Five In Search of South Africa's Most Elusive Mammals

A humorous take on the traditional African safari as the author searches for five rare and endangered animals to photograph.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Goodbye Berlin The Biography of Gerald Wiener by Margaret M. Dunlop Goodbye Berlin The Biography of Gerald Wiener

The biography of Gerald Wiener
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

Coming Soon

Hewett Cottrell Watson Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist by Frank N. (University of Wisconsin-Parkside, History Department) Egerton Hewett Cottrell Watson Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist
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First published in 2003. Hewett Cottrell Watson was a pioneer in a new science not yet defined in Victorian times - ecology - and was practically the first naturalist to conduct research on plant evolution, beginning in 1834. The correspondence...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Exact Thinking in Demented Times The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science by Karl Sigmund Exact Thinking in Demented Times The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science

A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and science
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

The Last Man Who Knew Everything The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age by David N. Schwartz The Last Man Who Knew Everything The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age

The definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico Fermi
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

A Longing for Wide and Unknown Things The Life of Alexander von Humboldt by Maren Meinhardt A Longing for Wide and Unknown Things The Life of Alexander von Humboldt

A beautifully written biography of a giant of the nineteenth century, explorer of Latin America and founder of biogeography.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Man of Iron Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain by Julian Glover Man of Iron Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain

The enthralling Sunday Times-bestselling biography of the shepherd boy who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering and whose genius we still benefit from today Thomas Telford's name is familiar; his story less so. Born in 1757 in the Scottish...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

The Life of William Nicholson, 1753-1815 A Memoir of Enlightenment, Commerce, Politics, Arts and Science by William Nicholson, Frank James The Life of William Nicholson, 1753-1815 A Memoir of Enlightenment, Commerce, Politics, Arts and Science
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Written in 1868, the publication of this memoir (now in the Bodleian Library) acts as prelude to a comprehensive biography of the extraordinary William Nicholson, author, inventor, patent agent and civil engineer, published later in 2018. This is a memoir...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Frank Whittle Invention of the Jet by Andrew Nahum Frank Whittle Invention of the Jet

Blending genius, tragedy, heroism and war, Andrew Nahum tells the fascinating story of the man whose invention would go on to change the world.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

A Body, Undone Living On After Great Pain by Christina Crosby A Body, Undone Living On After Great Pain

In the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle ride, intent on reaching her goal of 1,000 miles for the riding season. She was a respected senior professor of English who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Quotable Darwin by Janet Browne The Quotable Darwin

A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalist Here is Charles Darwin in his own words--the naturalist, traveler, scientific thinker, and controversial author of On the Origin of Species, the book that shook the Victorian world....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Pioneers In Microbiology: The Human Side Of Science by King-Thom Chung, Jong-Kang Liu Pioneers In Microbiology: The Human Side Of Science
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Pasteurization, penicillin, Koch's postulates, and gene coding. These discoveries and inventions are vital yet commonplace in modern life, but were radical when first introduced to the public and academia. In this book, the life and times of leading pioneers in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Pioneers In Microbiology: The Human Side Of Science by King-Thom Chung, Jong-Kang Liu Pioneers In Microbiology: The Human Side Of Science
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Pasteurization, penicillin, Koch's postulates, and gene coding. These discoveries and inventions are vital yet commonplace in modern life, but were radical when first introduced to the public and academia. In this book, the life and times of leading pioneers in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Whistle Blower The Life of Maurice Pappworth: the Story of One Man's Battle Against the Medical Establishment by Joanna Seldon The Whistle Blower The Life of Maurice Pappworth: the Story of One Man's Battle Against the Medical Establishment

Whistle-blowers tend not to make themselves popular. Maurice Pappworth's whistle was Human Guinea Pigs, the controversial book published in 1967 which examined unethical medical experimentation on humans, identified the researchers and institutions responsible, took the medical establishment by storm and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Wernher Von Braun by Erik Bergaust Wernher Von Braun


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker by A. N. Wilson Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker

A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker by A. N. Wilson Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker

A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Smell of Fresh Rain The Unexpected Pleasures of our Most Elusive Sense by Barney Shaw The Smell of Fresh Rain The Unexpected Pleasures of our Most Elusive Sense

An exploration of the hidden complexities of one of our most under-used and misunderstood senses.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Tu Youyou's Journey In The Search For Artemisinin by Wenhui Zhang, Manyuan Wang, Lan Yang Tu Youyou's Journey In The Search For Artemisinin
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As Tu Youyou is the first female scientist from China to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, this win created a sudden wave of interest in medicine, resulting in numerous autobiographical books about Tu Youyou appearing on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Tu Youyou's Journey In The Search For Artemisinin by Wenhui Zhang, Manyuan Wang, Lan Yang Tu Youyou's Journey In The Search For Artemisinin
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As Tu Youyou is the first female scientist from China to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, this win created a sudden wave of interest in medicine, resulting in numerous autobiographical books about Tu Youyou appearing on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Darwin's Backyard How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory by James T. Costa Darwin's Backyard How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

How Darwin found universal evolutionary truths in simple yet ingenious home-spun experiments.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

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