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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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  • 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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  • Tamed by Dr. Alice Roberts
    Tamed (English, Paperback) Dr. Alice Roberts

    Mail on Sunday **The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies.She reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals and plants, and shows how they became our allies, essential to the survival and success of our own species.

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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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  • 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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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
    A Short History of Nearly Everything (English, Hardback) Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is a quest, the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime, as this curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.

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  • The Lunar Men by Jenny Uglow
    The Lunar Men (Paperback) Jenny Uglow

    Led by Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham was formed from a group of amateur experimenters, tradesmen and artisans who met and made friends in the Midlands in the 1760s.

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  • Eco-Alchemy by Dan McKanan
    Eco-Alchemy (English, Paperback) Dan McKanan

    For nearly a century, the worldwide anthroposophical movement has been a catalyst for environmental activism, helping to bring to life many modern ecological practices such as organic farming, community-supported agriculture, and green banking. Yet the spiritual practice of anthroposophy remains unknown to most environmentalists. A historical and ethnographic study of the environmental movement,...

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  • Complexity by Melanie Mitchell
    Complexity (English, Paperback) Melanie Mitchell

    A fascinating look at the exciting new sciences of complexity and what they reveal about everything from ant colonies to the World Wide Web, now available in paperback

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  • The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction by J.L. Heilbron
    The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) J.L. Heilbron

    How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalised enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? John Heilbron's crisp and witty book tells the 2500-year story and highlights the implications for humankind's self-understanding.

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  • A Lab of One's Own by Patricia Fara
    A Lab of One's Own (English, Hardback) Patricia Fara

    2018 marks the centenary not only of the Armistice but also of women gaining the vote. A Lab of One's Own commemorates both anniversaries by exploring how the War gave female scientists, doctors, and engineers unprecedented opportunities to undertake endeavours normally reserved for men.

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  • The Pre-Raphaelites and Science by John Holmes
    The Pre-Raphaelites and Science (English, Hardback) John Holmes

    This revelatory book traces how the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their close associates put scientific principles into practice across their painting, poetry, sculpture, and architecture. In their manifesto, The Germ, the Pre-Raphaelites committed themselves to creating a new kind of art modeled on science, in which precise observation could lead to discoveries about nature and humanity. In...

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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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  • Philosophy of Population Health by Sean A Valles
    Philosophy of Population Health (English, Hardback) Sean A Valles

    Population health has recently grown from a series of loosely connected critiques of twentieth-century public health and medicine into a theoretical framework with a corresponding ?eld of research?population health science. Its approach is to promote the public's health through improving everyday human life: afford-able nutritious food, clean air, safe places where children can play, living wages,...

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  • Menagerie by Caroline Grigson
    Menagerie (English, Paperback) Caroline Grigson

    The story of the panoply of exotic animals that were brought into Britain from time immemorial until the foundation of the London Zoo. A tale replete with the extravagant, the eccentric, and - on occasion - the downright bizarre

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  • Pathfinders by Jim Al-Khalili
    Pathfinders (Paperback) Jim Al-Khalili

    For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. Surveying the golden age of Arabic science, the author reintroduces such figures as the Iraqi physicist Ibn al-Haytham, who practised the modern scientific method over half a century before Bacon.

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  • Structures by J. E. Gordon
    Structures (Paperback) J. E. Gordon

    Presents the secrets of materials science. This book explains the importance and properties of different structures.

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  • Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth by Donald W. Olson
    Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth (English, Paperback) Donald W. Olson

    Weather archives, vintage maps, tides, historical letters and diaries, military records and the assistance of experts in related fields help with this work.For each historical event influenced by astronomy, there is a different kind of mystery to be solved.

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  • The Double Helix by James Watson
    The Double Helix (Paperback) James Watson

    The story of the most significant biological breakthrough of the century - the discovery of the structure of DNA.

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  • What is Life? by Erwin Schrodinger
    What is Life? (English, Paperback) Erwin Schrodinger

    Nobel laureate Erwin Schroedinger's What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century.

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