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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...


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...


"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": 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...


Wizard: The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla

by Marc Seifer

"[Wizard] brings the many complex facets of [Tesla's] personal and technical life together in to a cohesive whole.... I highly recommend this biography of a great technologist." --A.A. Mullin, U.S. Army Space...


First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

by James R. Hansen

Marking the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong—the man whose...


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 ;...


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

The story of a microbiologist’s remarkable career, from identifying ?the Ebola virus to pioneering AIDS research and policy. When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, “There’s no future...


Frasi celebri - i visionari della silicon valley

by Simone Del Bianco & Alessandro Forconi

Sono i VISIONARI della rivoluzione digitale che con i loro prodotti hanno completamente modificato, nell’ultimo decennio, il nostro modo di vivere. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Jeff Bezos,...


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...


Sir Vincent Raven: North Eastern Railway Locomotive Engineer

by Terry L Price & Andrew Everett

When the Railway Magazine of January 2000 published the results of its Millennium Poll, Sir Vincent Raven gained a 42nd place, along with Thomas Newcomen and Arthur Peppercorn. He, like them, usually merits...


Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

National Book Critics Circle 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...


Sunita Williams: A Star in Space

by Aravinda Anatharaman

An Adventure of Intergalactic Proportions! Sunita Williams’s story is one of having to settle for second choices. She grew up wishing to be a professional swimmer. Then she wanted to train as a vet. Instead...


Me Father was the Keeper: John Smeaton and the Eddystone Light

by Anonymous

Me Father was the keeper of the Eddystone light, He married a mermaid one fine night... The Eddystone Rocks are among the most feared and romanticized rock formations in the world. Guarding the approaches to...


Dorothy Hodgkin

by Georgina Ferry

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) was renowned for her medically-important work on penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, she participated in some of...


Bringing Nothing To The Party: True Confessions Of A New Media Whore

by Paul Carr

Having covered the first dot com boom, and founded a web-to-print