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American Moonshot

by Douglas Brinkley

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s...

Wally Funk's Race for Space

by Sue Nelson

In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the ‘Women in Space’ programme. Wally sailed through a series of rigorous physical and mental tests, her scores beating...

Laika's Window

by Kurt Caswell

Laika began her life as a stray dog on the streets of Moscow and died in 1957 aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik II. Initially the USSR reported that Laika, the first animal to orbit the earth, had survived...

The Cryotron Files

by Douglas Buck & Iain Dey

Dudley Buck was a brilliant scientist who developed or invented several early pieces of now-common technology (e.g. microchips, flash drives)in the 1950s. Like his Nobel-winning colleagues, he might have benefitted...

X, Y & Z

by Dermot Turing

December, 1932 In the bathroom of a Belgian hotel, a French spymaster photographs secret documents – operating instructions of the cipher machine, Enigma. A few weeks later a mathematician in Warsaw begins...

Elon Musk: Moving the World One Technology at a Time

by Jr MacGregor

Put aside what you read on the web about Elon Musk. There is a significant amount more to him than just his genius and his accomplishments.

This book lays out the life that he had before arriving in the United...

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

by Charles Darwin

My father's autobiographical recollections, given in the present chapter, were written for his children,—and written without any thought that they would ever be published. To many this may seem an impossibility;...


by James Reston Jr.

A suspenseful narrative and spirited rendition of the life of Galileo Galilei, the Renaissance giant who set out on a collision course with the Roman Catholic Church. James Reston's meticulous research, astute...

A Life of George Westinghouse

by Prout G Henry

This penetrating biography of George Westinghouse is a testimony to one of the greatest inventors of the last half of the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth century. He was a prolific inventor,...

Charles F. Kettering

by Thomas A Boyd

This is the engrossing story of a man whose life greatly advanced scientific research in the United States. In addition to being an inventor, engineer, and scientist, he was a farmer, schoolteacher, mechanic,...

Cyrus Hall McCormick

by Herbert N . Casson

Here is a fascinating descriptive account of the man who invented the reaper, his life and the time in which he lived. The reaper was a major invention of the nineteenth century and contributed to the dawning...

My Inventions

by Nikola Tesla & GP Editors

Nikola Tesla (1857-1943) was a revolutionary Serbian scientist who forever changed the scientific fields of electricity and magnetism. His research laid much of the groundwork for modern electrical and communication...

Galaxy Girls

by Libby Jackson

Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration...

Marie Curie

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...

The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein

by Albert Einstein & Ze'ev Rosenkranz

The first publication of Albert Einstein’s travel diary to the Far East and Middle East

In the fall of 1922, Albert Einstein, along with his then-wife, Elsa Einstein, embarked on a five-and-a-half-month voyage...

Never Lost Again

by Bill Kilday

As enlightening as The Facebook Effect, Elon Musk, and Chaos Monkeys—the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the creation of one of the most essential applications ever devised, and the rag-tag team that...

John Stuart Mill

by Alexander Bain

This book deals with the life and character of John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, political economist and civil servant one of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism. “I propose to...

How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars

by Billy Gallagher

"In the grand tradition of Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires (2009)... an engaging look into a fascinating subculture of millions." —Booklist

"Breezy...How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars ably if uncritically...

Richard Feynman

by John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin

One hundred years on from his birth, and 30 since his death, Richard Feynman’s discoveries in modern physics are still thoroughly relevant. Magnificently charismatic and fun-loving, he brought a sense of adventure...

Comrade Haldane Is Too Busy to Go on Holiday

by Gavan Tredoux

JBS Haldane F.R.S. (1892-1964) was one of the leading scientists of the 20th Century, renowned for helping to reconcile Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection with Mendel’s discovery of genes, through statistical...