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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...


Einstein: The Life and Times

by Ronald Clark

First published in 1972, Ronald W. Clark's definitive biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect to reveal the human side of the legendary absent-minded professor....


The Life of Ernst Chain: Penicillin and Beyond

by Ronald Clark

A Jew who left Germany when Hitler came to power, Sir Ernst Chain was a winner, with Sir Alexander Fleming and Lord Florey, of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1945. Later he was a significant...


J.B.S: The life and Work of J.B.S Haldane

by Ronald Clark

J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964) was one of the most brilliant of British scientists - and one of the most controversial. A trail-blazing geneticist and physiologist, who used himself as his own guinea-pig, he was...


Evolution's Captain: NF abt Capt. FitzRoy & Chas Darwin

by Peter Nichols

This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert FitzRoy, who invited the 22-year-old Darwin to be his companion on board the Beagle...


Unlocking The Sky

by Seth Shulman

Unlocking the Sky tells the extraordinary tale of the race to design, refine, and manufacture a manned flying machine, a race that took place in the air, on the ground, and in the courtrooms of America. While...


Madame Curie

by Eve Curie

Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie’s daughter, the renowned...


Dr. Hyde and Mr. Stevenson: The Life of the Rev. Dr. Charles McEwen Hyde including a discussion of the Open Letter of Robert Louis Stevenson

by Harold Winfield Kent

Dr. Hyde and Mr. Stevenson: the life of the Rev. Dr. Charles McEwen Hyde, including a discussion of the open letter of Robert Louis Stevenson.


William Dargan (1799-1867): An Honourable Life

by Fergus Mulligan

THIS IS THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH BIOGRAPHY OF THE GREAT RAILWAy ENGINEER WILLIAM DARGAN (1799-1867), WHO CHANGED THE FACE OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY IRELAND. The son of a County Carlow farmer, he began his career in...


Everest - The First Ascent: How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain

by Harriet Tuckey

Winner:

Banff Award for Mountain and Wilderness Literature

The British Sportsbook Award for Outstanding General Sports Writing

The Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature

Finalist for the HW Fisher Biographer's...


Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center

by Ray Monk

Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb—a...


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...


The Man Who Knew Infinity

by Robert Kanigel

In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius,...


George Stephenson: The Remarkable Life of the Founder of the Railway

by Hunter Davies

Much is known about the achievements of George Stephenson and of his infamous creation, the Rocket, yet little is known of the man himself. This volume is a profile of the self-taught and often testy Geordie,...


Galloping on Wings with the P-51 Mustang: Diary of an Air Race Pilot

by Howie Keefe

The famed P-51 Mustang, one of the most recognizable aircrafts of the World War II era, is at the heart of this enthralling memoir. After making extreme modifications to a surplus P-51 dubbed “Miss America”—installing...


Henry Winstanley and the Eddystone Lighthouse

by Adam Hart-Davis & Emily Troscianko

On 26 November 1703, during the worst storm that Britain had ever seen, Henry Winstanley died in his pioneering lighthouse as it was blown apart. He had defied incredible odds to build the first Eddystone Lighthouse...


Eiffel: The Genius Who Reinvented Himself

by David I Harvie

This is the story of Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923) and of the conception, and controversial construction of the tower that bears his name, perhaps the most famous tall building in the world. The Eiffel Tower was...


Humphry Davy: Life Beyond the Lamp

by T E Thorpe

Born in Penzance in 1778, Humphry Davy's scientific reputation grew with his pioneering discoveries of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), sodium, calcium and the invention of the miners' Davy lamp.