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Science & Technology

  • Shackledby Chris Turney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    In 2013, Australian earth scientist Chris Turney led an ambitious expedition to Antarctica. It promised so much - discovery, history, adventure - but came with great risk. The story of Turney's ship, the Shokalskiy , and the plight of the 71 people on board was broadcast around the world. We watched, listened and read as they became trapped on Christmas... more...

  • A Mind at Playby Jimmy Soni; Rob Goodman

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 27.00

    The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon—the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. He constructed a fleet of... more...

  • Your Life In My Hands - a Junior Doctor's Storyby Rachel Clarke

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    '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.' How... more...

  • Norms, Groups, Conflict, and Social Changeby Ayfer Dost-Gozkan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book is about the life and work of a Turkish-American social scientist, Muzafer Sherif (1905?1988). He was known for his seminal work on norm and group formations, social judgment, and intergroup conflicts and cooperation. Although Sherif is identified as one of the founders of social psychology, his contribution to the science of psychology goes... more...

  • Woollyby Ben Mezrich

    Atria Books 2017; US$ 26.00

    Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park -like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species—the woolly mammoth—by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel . “With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into stories worthy of the best thriller fiction” ( Omnivoracious ), Ben Mezrich... more...

  • A Crack in Creationby Jennifer A. Doudna; Samuel H. Sternberg

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 26.84

    A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril . more...

  • The Close Encounters Manby Mark O'Connell

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 13.99

    The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster classic science fiction epic film, and made a nation want to believe in UFOs. In June 1947, private pilot Kenneth Arnold looked out his cockpit window and saw... more...

  • The Enigma of Kidsonby Jamie Blackett

    Quiller 2017; US$ 24.99

    The Enigma of Kidson is a scintillating and often hilarious biography of an inspirational and controversial history master, Michael Kidson, who taught a generation of pupils at Eton for forty years. Forget Eton, think Mr Chips, The History Boys and Dead Poets Society. Kidson was a maverick; funny, eccentric, breathtakingly rude, quick-tempered, insulting,... more...

  • Still Hereby Ian Nielsen

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    Still Here is Ian’s story of the critical descent, delirium and then unacceptance that after four years of intense medical evaluation, ‘this was as good as it got’.This true story of taking on the challenge is reflected in his physical, medico-legal and mental struggles to not just survive but return to a useful life. This could have been a grim tale... more...

  • Priest of Natureby Rob Iliffe

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    The first major book on Isaac Newton's religious writings in nearly four decades that negotiates the complex boundaries between the scientific genius's public and private faith more...