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Recently Published

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

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

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: 01/09/2017

For Science, King and Country The Life and Legacy of Henry Moseley by Roy MacLeod For Science, King and Country The Life and Legacy of Henry Moseley

The book traces the life and loss of a scientist whose short but mercurial career, brought suddenly to an end by the Great War, changed the face of physics research and the world of science.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

The Storied Nature of Human Life The Life and Work of Theodore R. Sarbin by Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett The Storied Nature of Human Life The Life and Work of Theodore R. Sarbin
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This book sheds new light on the life and the influence of one of the most significant critical thinkers in psychology of the last century, Theodore R. Sarbin (1911-2005). In the first section authors provide a comprehensive account of Sarbin's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2017

Coming Soon

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

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook by Michael Brooks The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook

A book of science like no other, about a scientist like no other. This is a landmark in science writing. It resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the sixteenth century. Who is he?...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

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

Marie Stopes The Scientist Who Ignited a Sexual Revolution by Clare Debenham Marie Stopes The Scientist Who Ignited a Sexual Revolution


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

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: 31/10/2017

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: 01/11/2017

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

Eccentric, revolutionary, popular, prolific, he was one of the nineteenth century's authentic geniuses. He was obsessed by food security and finding ways to feed the hungry and by protecting our fisheries. He was one of the most original, far-sighted and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

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

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

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

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

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Very Good Sort of Man Life of Dr Charles Lewis Meryon (17831877), Physician to Lady Hester Stanhope by Mark Guscin Very Good Sort of Man Life of Dr Charles Lewis Meryon (17831877), Physician to Lady Hester Stanhope

The first ever biography of Dr Charles Lewis Meryon (1783-1877), born in Rye (Sussex), physician to Lady Hester Stanhope and companion on her travels on various different occasions (to Malta, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and the Lebanon) during which he met...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Truth Doesn't Have a Side My Alarming Discovery about the Danger of Contact Sports by Bennet I. Omalu, Mark Tabb, Will Smith Truth Doesn't Have a Side My Alarming Discovery about the Danger of Contact Sports
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson - The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten Surgeon by Cherry Lewis The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson - The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten Surgeon


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Michael Faraday and the Electrical Century (Icon Science) by Iwan Morus Michael Faraday and the Electrical Century (Icon Science)

The fascinating world of Michael Faraday
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

Tim Noakes The quiet Maverick by Daryl Ilbury Tim Noakes The quiet Maverick


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Priest of Nature The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton by Rob (Professor of Professor of History of Science, University of Oxford) Iliffe Priest of Nature The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton
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The first major book on Isaac Newton's writings on religious topics in over 35 years, Priest of Nature traces the life of the remarkable scientist and examines how he managed the complex boundaries between private and public faith.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/07/2017

Discovering Dorothea The Life of the Pioneering Fossil-Hunter Dorothea Bate by Karolyn Shindler Discovering Dorothea The Life of the Pioneering Fossil-Hunter Dorothea Bate

The biography of a groundbreaking explorer who blazed a trail for women in science.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Dr James Barry A Woman Ahead of Her Time by Jeremy Dronfield Dr James Barry A Woman Ahead of Her Time

A Sunday Times Best Book of the Year and a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick - the remarkable story of the extraordinary woman who defied her times by living as a man
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Making Contact - Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Sarah Scoles Making Contact - Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence


Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Bushmaster Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper by Dan Eatherley Bushmaster Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper

? An intriguing story that's also packed with details. ? Library Journal, starred review Raymond Ditmars (1876? 1942), the first curator of reptiles at New York's famous Bronx Zoo, brought cold-blooded animals to public attention as never before. Through wildly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2017

How to Make a Spaceship A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Space Flight by Julian Guthrie How to Make a Spaceship A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Space Flight

When he realized NASA was winding down manned space flight, he set out on one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time. If the government wouldn't send him to space, he would create a private space flight industry...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

The Close Encounters Man How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs by Mark, LCSW O'Connell The Close Encounters Man How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs
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Tracing Hynek's career, O'Connell examines Hynek's often-ignored work as a professional astronomer to create a complete portrait of a groundbreaking enthusiast who became an American cult icon and transformed the way we see our world and our universe.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/06/2017

Albert Einstein's Bright Ideas by Frederic Morlot Albert Einstein's Bright Ideas

At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers! Naturally inquisitive, pint-size scholars need little prompting before being willing to consider...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/06/2017

Shark Lady The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating, Marta Alvarez Miguens Shark Lady The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

The Lives of Dillon Ripley Natural Scientist, Wartime Spy, and Pioneering Leader of the Smithsonian Institution by Roger D. Stone The Lives of Dillon Ripley Natural Scientist, Wartime Spy, and Pioneering Leader of the Smithsonian Institution

The true story of the last Renaissance man
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

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