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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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  • Deadly Companions by Dorothy H. Crawford
    Deadly Companions (English, Paperback) Dorothy H. Crawford

    The story of human history has been inextricably entwined with the story of microbes. Combining tales of devastating epidemics with accessible science and fascinating history, Deadly Companions reveals how closely microbes have evolved with us over the millennia, shaping human culture through infection, disease, and deadly pandemic.

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  • Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book) by Jim Al-Khalili
    Quantum Mechanics (A Ladybird Expert Book) (English, Hardback) Jim Al-Khalili

    Quantum Mechanics is the second book of a new series of titles written for an adult readership and produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds....

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  • Ignition! by John Drury Clark
    Ignition! (English, Paperback) John Drury Clark

    This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John D. Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity.

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  • The Man Who Changed Everything by Basil Mahon
    The Man Who Changed Everything (English, Paperback) Basil Mahon

    Contents 1. A A country boy 2. A Pins and string 3. A Philosophy 4. A Learning to juggle 5. A Blue and yellow make pink 6. A Saturn and statistics 7. A Cast of characters 8. A Spinning cells 9.

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  • Climate Change in Human History by Benjamin Lieberman
    Climate Change in Human History (English, Paperback) Benjamin Lieberman, Elizabeth Gordon

    Climate Change and Human History provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to the relationship between human beings and climate change throughout history. ...

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  • North Pole by Michael Bravo
    North Pole (English, Paperback) Michael Bravo

    Tracing poles and polarity back to their sacred ancient civilizations, this book explores how the idea of a North Pole has given rise to utopias, satires, fantasies, paradoxes and nationalist ideologies, from the Renaissance to the Third Reich.

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  • Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem by Dwight E. Neuenschwander
    Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem (English, Paperback) Dwight E. Neuenschwander

    Other refinements in the new edition include an enlarged biography of Emmy Noether's life and work, parallels drawn between the present approach and Noether's original 1918 paper, and a summary of the logic behind Noether's theorem.

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  • The Rosicrucian Enlightenment by Frances Yates
    The Rosicrucian Enlightenment (English, Paperback) Frances Yates

    A history of the role that the occult has played in the formation of modern science and medicine, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment has had a tremendous impact on our understanding of the western esoteric tradition.

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  • Reverse Mathematics by John Stillwell
    Reverse Mathematics (English, Hardback) John Stillwell

    "This book presents reverse mathematics to a general mathematical audience for the first time. Reverse mathematics is a new field that answers some old questions. In the two thousand years that mathematicians have been deriving theorems from axioms, it has often been asked: which axioms are needed to prove a given theorem? Only in the last two hundred years have some of these questions been...

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  • Elements of Mathematics by John Stillwell
    Elements of Mathematics (English, Paperback) John Stillwell

    Elements of Mathematics takes readers on a fascinating tour that begins in elementary mathematics?but, as John Stillwell shows, this subject is not as elementary or straightforward as one might think. Not all topics that are part of today's elementary mathematics were always considered as such, and great mathematical advances and discoveries had to occur in order for certain subjects to become...

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  • A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking
    A Briefer History of Time (English, Paperback) Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow

    Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Like prior editions of the book-but even more so - A Briefer History of Time will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.

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  • Life's Greatest Secret by Matthew Cobb
    Life's Greatest Secret (English, Paperback) Matthew Cobb

    Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world. The code forms the most striking proof of Darwin's hypothesis that all organisms are related, holds tremendous promise for improving human well-being, and has transformed the...

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  • The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner
    The Idea Factory (English, Paperback) Jon Gertner

    Traces the origins of some of the twentieth century's important inventions. This title tells the story about the life and work of a small group of eccentric men - Mervin Kelly, Bill Shockley, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, and Bill Baker - who spent their careers at Bell Labs.

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  • Narrative as Virtual Reality 2 by Marie-Laure Ryan
    Narrative as Virtual Reality 2 (English, Paperback) Marie-Laure Ryan

    Following the cognitive approaches that have rehabilitated immersion as the product of fundamental processes of world-construction and mental simulation, she details the many forms that interactivity has taken-or hopes to take-in digital texts, from determining the presentation of signs to affecting the level of story.

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  • Canto Classics: On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
    Canto Classics: On Growth and Form (English, Paperback) D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

    Analysing biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects, this historic work, first published in 1917, has also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its descriptions. It is now available for a wider readership including a foreword by one of today's great populisers of science.

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  • Apollo Mission Control by Manfred "Dutch" Von Ehrenfried
    Apollo Mission Control (English, Paperback) Manfred "Dutch" Von Ehrenfried

    This book describes the history of this now iconic room which represents America's space program during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and early Space Shuttle eras. It describes the rooms of people supporting this control center;

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  • The Astronomer and the Witch by Ulinka Rublack
    The Astronomer and the Witch (English, Paperback) Ulinka Rublack

    The extraordinary tale of Johannes Kepler, one of the most admired astronomers of all time, and the six long years spent defending his mother from her neighbours' accusations of witchcraft. A story which takes us to the heart of Kepler's changing world.

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  • Fermat's Last Theorem by Dr. Simon Singh
    Fermat's Last Theorem (English, Paperback) Dr. Simon Singh

    `I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.'

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  • Reading the Rocks by Brenda Maddox
    Reading the Rocks (English, Paperback) Brenda Maddox

    A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017...

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