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Science & Technology

  • Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverickby Daryl Ilbury

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 13.00

    A dissident scientist, a disrupted media ?On 5 February 2014, world-renowned scientist Tim Noakes fired off a tweet into a highly volatile media space; the fallout threatened to destroy his career. This is the untold backstory.Veteran journalist and writer Daryl Ilbury unveils, layer by layer, a combustible mix of ignorance, suspicion and academic... more...

  • The Speed of Soundby Thomas Dolby

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.99

    The ?engaging, emotional, funny and surprising? (JJ Abrams) memoir of the electronic music and technology pioneer Thomas Dolby more...

  • Chief Engineerby Erica Wagner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic death. It has stood for more than 130 years and is now as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet, as recognisable as the bridge is, its builder is too often... more...

  • Upstreamby Langdon Cook

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 27.00

    From the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild, thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV. For others, it?s the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, it?s... more...

  • Chasing Spaceby Leland Melvin

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    In this moving, inspirational memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National... more...

  • Einstein in Berlinby Thomas Levenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 14.00

    In a book that is both biography and the most exciting form of history, here are eighteen years in the life of a man, Albert Einstein, and a city, Berlin, that were in many ways the defining years of the twentieth century. Einstein in Berlin In the spring of 1913 two of the giants of modern science traveled to Zurich. Their mission: to offer the... more...

  • The Sugar Doctorby Lois Shepheard

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2017; US$ 10.00

    The story of Dr Alexander Skinner, a Scottish emigrant to Australia, who sought to make his fortune in the Australian sugar industry. more...

  • Gavin Maxwellby Douglas Botting

    Eland Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Gavin Maxwell was a romantic, self-destructive, aristocratic adventurer who worked as secret agent, shark fisherman, racing driver, poet and travel writer. His books on Iraq, Sicily and Morocco were acclaimed, but his fame as a writer rested on his bestselling story of the otters he raised and lived with in a remote cottage on the west coast of Scotland,... more...

  • Admissionsby Henry Marsh

    Orion 2017; US$ 21.99

    Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS, and through his continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine, Henry has been forced to reflect more deeply... more...

  • Patient H69by Vanessa Potter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    We see with our eyes ? right? Well, not exactly. In 2012, over the course of 72 hours, Vanessa Potter dramatically lost her sight. Going blind led Vanessa to turn science sleuth and reinvent herself as Patient H69. As she slowly recovered she began to reveal the reality behind her unique experience. Opening her eyes onto an unrecognisable black-and-white... more...