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Einstein

by Philipp Frank

Much has been written about Albert Einstein, technical and biographical, but very little remains as valuable as this unique hybrid of a book written by Einstein’s colleague and contemporary. Both rich in personal...


The Everything Einstein Book: From Matter and Energy to Space and Time, All You Need to Understand the Man and His Theories

by Shana Priwer

Albert Einstein was the most famous and influential thinker of his time. His theories of relativity, quantum mechanics, and statistical physics gave birth to a new era in scientific thought and changed the ay...


Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb

by Albert Einstein, David E. Rowe & Robert Schulmann

The most famous scientist of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein was also one of the century's most outspoken political activists. Deeply engaged with the events of his tumultuous times, from the two world...


Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention

by Charlotte Gray

The popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch, memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention of the telephone. In this magisterial reassessment...


No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet

by Molly Knight Raskin

Based on extensive original research and interviews, a riveting personal and high-tech story, with a heartbreaking 9/11 coda


Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel (Great Discoveries)

by Rebecca Goldstein

"A gem. . . . An unforgettable account of one of the great moments in the history of human thought." -Steven PinkerProbing the life and work of Kurt Gödel, Incompleteness indelibly portrays the tortured genius...


Penicillin Man: Alexander Fleming and the Antibiotic Revolution

by Kevin Brown

A history of penicillin and the man who invented it, Alexander Fleming.


Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets: A Real-Life Scottish Fairy Tale

by Jessica A. Fox

Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old film-maker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she was seized by a moment of inspiration and tapped “second...


The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris

by Andrew Robinson

“Highly readable . . . a fitting tribute to the quiet outsider who taught the professionals their business and increased our knowledge of the human past.”—Archaeology Odyssey

More than a century ago, in...


Dr. Space: The Life of Wernher von Braun

by Bob Ward

Written by veteran aerospace journalist Bob Ward, who spent years investigating his subject, this biography presents a revealing but even-handed portrait of the father of modern rocketry. As he chronicles Wernher...


Revealing New Worlds: Three Victorian Women Naturalists

by Suzanne Le-May Sheffield

The story of nineteenth-century science often tells a tale of a masculinized professionalizing domain. Scientific man increasingly pushed women out, marginalized them and constructed them as naturally feminine...


Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist

by George D. Morgan & Ashley Phd Stroupe

AN UNSUNG HEROINE OF THE SPACE AGE—HER STORY FINALLY TOLD.

     This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan's crucial...


The Scientific 100

by John Simmons & Lynda Simmons

Who are the great scientists throughout the ages, and what exactly did they do to earn their importance? From Archimedes to Newton to Einstein to Hawking, The Scientific 100 provides the fascinating answers....


George & Robert Stephenson: A Passion for Success

by David Ross

From poverty to immense wealth, from humble beginnings to international celebrity, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. Together they overshadow all other engineers, with the possible...


The Nature of 'A Work': Implications for the Organization of Knowledge

by Richard P. Smiraglia

Living legend Smiraglia has written the first book devoted exclusively to exploring the concept that is commonly referred to as a bibliographic 'Work.' In bringing together material from both inside and outside...


Wind Wizard: Alan G. Davenport and the Art of Wind Engineering

by Siobhan Roberts

With Wind Wizard, Siobhan Roberts brings us the story of Alan Davenport (1932-2009), the father of modern wind engineering, who investigated how wind navigates the obstacle course of the earth's natural and...


From Bouncing Bombs to Concorde: The Authorised Biography of Aviation Pioneer George Edwards OM

by Robert Gardner

For a quarter of a century from 1950, George Edwards was the dominant figure in British aviation, both civil and military. His successes included the VC 10 airliner and the legendary Anglo-French Concorde. Edwards's...


Jurassic Mary: Mary Anning and the Primeval Monsters

by Patricia Pierce

Mary Anning (1799-1847) was one of the pioneers of the emerging science of geology - the first woman palaeontologist to make important discoveries. After her death, many of her discoveries were credited to the...


The Man Who Invented the Computer

by Jane Smiley

From one of our most acclaimed novelists, a  David-and-Goliath biography for the digital age.

One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois–Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics...


Edison: The Man Who Made the Future

by Ronald Clark

It is almost a century since Thomas Alva Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light - and exactly one hundred years since he built the first successful phonograph (forerunner of the...