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  • Failure Is Not an Option by Gene Kranz
    Failure Is Not an Option (English, Paperback) Gene Kranz

    This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director....

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    Leonardo Da Vinci (Hardback) Walter Isaacson

    The author of the internationally-acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobsdelivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius. The creator of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) officially sold at auction in New York in November 2017 for the record-breaking sum of GBP341 million.

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  • Dancing with Elephants by Jarem Sawatsky
    Dancing with Elephants (Paperback) Jarem Sawatsky $14.55 $16.95
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  • The Blink of an Eye by Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard
    The Blink of an Eye (Hardback) Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard

    The powerful and moving memoir by a scientist and mother of three of how she learned to live again, after a sudden severe infection caused her to die and then revive, but locked in - completely paralysed, and only able to blink an eye. With a foreword by Bill Bryson.

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  • Working Stiff by Judy Melinek
    Working Stiff (English, Paperback) Judy Melinek, T. J. Mitchell

    Fearless memoir of a forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases that shaped her as both a physician and mother.

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  • Wings on My Sleeve by Captain Eric Brown
    Wings on My Sleeve (English, Paperback) Captain Eric Brown

    The autobiography of one of the greatest pilots in history

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  • Your Life In My Hands by Rachel Clarke
    Your Life In My Hands (Paperback) Rachel Clarke

    'I am a junior doctor. It is 4 a.m. I have run arrest calls, treated life-threatening bleeding, held the hand of a young woman dying of cancer, scuttled down miles of dim corridors wanting to sob with sheer exhaustion, forgotten to eat, forgotten to drink, drawn on every fibre of strength that I possess to keep my patients safe from harm.'...

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  • All in Good Time by George Daniels
    All in Good Time (English, Hardback) George Daniels

    Tells the story of George Daniels, the master mechanic, who was born into poverty in London but raised himself to become the greatest watchmaker of the twentieth century. This revised edition also contains a section that illustrates and describes over thirty of the pocket and wrist-watches Daniels himself has made over the years.

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  • My Inventions by Nikola Tesla
    My Inventions (English, Paperback) Nikola Tesla

    The Croatian-American inventor recounts the story of his life, from his schooling and work in Europe to development of the alternating-current induction motor. Includes "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy."

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  • Forever Young by James R. Hansen
    Forever Young (English, Paperback) James R. Hansen, John W. Young

    He walked on the moon. He piloted the space shuttle. He flew more space missions than any other human. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut." One of the last memoirs written by an early American astronaut and the first by a former chief of the astronaut corps, Forever Young is indispensable to anyone interested in the history of NASA.

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  • Man of Iron by Julian Glover
    Man of Iron (Paperback) Julian Glover

    The enthralling Sunday Times-bestselling biography of the shepherd boy who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering and whose genius we still benefit from today...

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  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Colin Maggs
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel (English, Paperback) Colin Maggs

    There is little disagreement that Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a towering genius of the Victorian age, but what about the man behind the reputation?

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  • Wizard: The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla by Marc J. Seifer
    Wizard: The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla (English, Paperback) Marc J. Seifer

    "The story of one of the most prolific, independent, and iconoclastic inventors of this century . . . fascinating."?Scientific American...

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  • Bringing Columbia Home by Michael Leinbach
    Bringing Columbia Home (English, Hardback) Michael Leinbach, Jonathan Ward

    A Powerful Look at a Shared National Disaster and Its Legacy

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  • My Inventions and Other Writings by Nikola Tesla
    My Inventions and Other Writings (English, Paperback) Nikola Tesla

    Includes three additional articles by the author which were published in "The Electrical Experimenter" magazine and represent the breadth of his interests: "Tesla would pour Lightning from Airships to Consume Foe" (1916), "The Action of The Eye" (1893), "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy" (1900).

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  • The Ascent of John Tyndall by Roland Jackson
    The Ascent of John Tyndall (English, Hardback) Roland Jackson

    John Tyndall was a leading scientific figure in Victorian Britain, who established the physical basis of the greenhouse effect, and why the sky is blue. This rich biography describes the colourful life and achievements of this brilliant communicator, physicist, and mountaineer, who ascended from humble beginnings to the heart of Victorian society.

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  • The Man Who Loved Only Numbers by Paul Hoffman
    The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (Paperback) Paul Hoffman

    The biography of a mathematical genius. Paul Erdos was the most prolific pure mathematician in history and, arguably, the strangest too.

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  • Reid Railton by Karl Ludvigsen
    Reid Railton (Book) Karl Ludvigsen

    Reid Antony Railton, Cheshire-born automotive engineer par excellence, created an extraordinary range of cars. He rose to renown during the 1930s as chief engineer at Thomson & Taylor, Brooklands-based racing-car builders.

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  • Joseph Locke by Anthony Burton
    Joseph Locke (English, Hardback) Anthony Burton

    New Full Detailed Biography

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  • The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
    The Strangest Man (English, Paperback) Graham Farmelo

    'A monumental achievement - one of the great scientific biographies.' Michael Frayn The Strangest Man is the Costa Biography Award-winning account of Paul Dirac, the famous physicist sometimes called the British Einstein.

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