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No More Laughing at the Deaf Boy

by Geoffrey Ball

Hearing loss affects countless millions of people, yet few sufferers even seek help, let alone try to find a cure. This is the story of a man who took on that daunting task and ultimately invented the world's...


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Wellcome Book Prize 2010

by Rebecca Skloot

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important...


Elon Musk

by Ashlee Vance

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a...


"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character: Adventures of a Curious Character

by Richard P. Feynman

A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.

Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous...


Steve Jobs: American Genius

by Amanda Ziller

Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we work, listen to music, watch movies, and communicate. By pushing boundaries and always thinking one step ahead, Jobs became an icon, equally as famous for his advanced ideas...


Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game"

by Andrew Hodges & Douglas Hofstadter

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley

It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British...


My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

by Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the twentieth century. Certainly he contributed more to the field of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead. Ultimately...


Carl Sagan: A Life

by Keay Davidson

A penetrating, mesmerizing biography of a scientific icon

"Absolutely fascinating . . . Davidson has done a remarkable job."-Sir Arthur C. Clarke

"Engaging . . . accessible, carefully documented . . . sophisticated."-Dr....


Almost a Boffin: Why He Invented The Cruise Missile

by EE Vielle

intimate ; intimate relationships ; memoir ; memoir fiction biography drama ; memoir of friendship ; memoirs books ; middle age ; relationships ; romance ; romance action adventure ; romance adult fiction ;...


Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

by W. Bernard Carlson

Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC...


My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

by Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the twentieth century. Certainly he contributed more to the field of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead. Ultimately...


Stephen Hawking

by Kitty Ferguson

Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our age--bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration as he exhibits grace, dignity, and courage...


Einstein

by Jürgen Neffe & Shelley Frisch

Albert Einstein is an icon of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, he is most famous for his theory of relativity. He also made enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and cosmology, and...


No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses

by Peter Piot

As a young scientist, Peter Piot named a newly discovered virus "ebola." This is the story of his extraordinary career. When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, “There’s no future in infectious...


We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know

by Stefan Klein & Ross Benjamin

World-leading natural and social scientists shed light on their discoveries and lives in conversation with an award-winning science writer

When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize– winning...


Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker

by William L. Simon, Kevin Mitnick & Steve Wozniak

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies--and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting...


Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey

by Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of humanity.Now, in a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary...


Triumph Over Darkness

by Lennard Bickel

Born in France in 1809, Louis Braille was the fourth child of a village saddler. At the age of three, he stabbed himself in the eye with a pointed tool taken from his father's work bench.

Some thirteen years...


Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography 2002

by Janet Browne

In 1858 Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside, respected by fellow biologists and well liked among his wide and distinguished circle...


Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution

by Adrian Desmond & James Moore

In this remarkable book, Adrian Desmond and James Moore restore the missing moral core of Darwin’s evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about...