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When Breath Becomes Air
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Paul Kalanithi
 
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor...
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Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the...
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The enthralling 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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'A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer 'A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe...
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The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who...
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The Invention of Nature: The...
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Andrea Wulf
 
Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
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Chris Hadfield
 
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality.
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On the Move: A Life
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Oliver Sacks
 
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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My Inventions: And Other Writings
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Nikola Tesla
 
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On the Move: A Life
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Oliver Sacks
When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far'. It is now abundantly clear...
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Surely You're Joking, Mr.Feynman!:...
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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, but he was also a man who fell, often jumped, into...
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Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon...
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Antonio Garcia Martinez
 
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Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in...
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Richard Dawkins
 
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Tanya Byron
 
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Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of...
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Life on Air
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David Attenborough
 
David Attenborough is one of the most influential and admired figures in English television. This book covers his work since 2009. It shows his passion for the natural world and...
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