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  • Lion: A Long Way Homeby Saroo Brierley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    Aged just five, Saroo Brierley was separated from his family in India when he boarded a train that took him 1500km from his hometown. After weeks surviving alone on the streets of Calcutta, he was eventually adopted by an Australian couple. As an adult, Saroo couldn't help but think about the family he'd lost. Years later, he swapped the map of India... more...

  • The Comet Sweeper (Icon Science)by Claire Brock

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 8.99

    The story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel more...

  • Overrideby Caroline Williams

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 23.99

    Can you really rewire an adult brain? In theory the answer is 'yes', but there's a problem: no one seems to know exactly how to do it. In Override , science journalist Caroline Williams sets off on a mission to find the answer. Delving into the latest studies on brain plasticity, which indicate that brain games don't actually do much to make... more...

  • Gagarineby Yves Gauthier

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Le 12 avril 1961, un inconnu de vingt-sept ans, Youri Gagarine, réalise l?un des rêves les plus fous de l?humanité. Pour la première fois, un homme voyage dans l?espace. Tel un héros de conte russe, cet ancien petit paysan devenu aviateur côtoie les tsars de son temps en exhibant son éternel sourire. Pourtant, il n?ignore rien des souffrances endurées... more...

  • The Maverick Mountaineerby Robert Wainwright

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    Shortlisted for the 2016 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature In the spring of 1901 a teenager stood on top of a hill, gazed out in wonderment at the Australian landscape and decided he wanted to be a mountaineer. Two decades later, the same man stood in a blizzard beneath the summit of Mount Everest, within sight of his goal to be the... more...

  • From My Heart - A Tale of Life, Love and Destinyby Sudhir Choudhrie

    John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Sudhir Choudhrie has built up an international business empire that stretches across the globe ? but he himself says that his greatest achievement is to still be alive. For in January 1999, after years of ill health, he had a heart transplant operation just eight months after the death of his beloved brother Rajiv. Rajiv had also been suffering from... more...

  • Sky Walkingby Tom Jones

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 16.99

    A gripping first-hand account of life in space and the making of an astronaut. What is it like to fly the space shuttle and work on and in the International Space Station? Veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones is uniquely qualified to give the details: he flew four shuttle missions and led three space walks to deliver the US Lab to the Station.... more...

  • Love and Scienceby Jan Vilcek

    Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Long before he became one of the world's most celebrated immunologists, Jan Vilcek began life in Slovakia as the child of Jewish parents at a time when Jews were being exterminated all across Europe. He owes his and his mother?s survival to the courage of brave people and good luck. As a young man growing up in Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of the... more...

  • The Story of my Boyhood and Youthby John Muir; Terry Gifford

    Vertebrate Publishing 2016; US$ 3.00

    The Story of my Boyhood and Youth is the affecting memoir of the now internationally renowned John Muir , a Scottish-American boy subject to a most unusual upbringing, his transition into adulthood, and the path that led him to petition for the concept of protected national parks. Born in East Lothian, Scotland in 1838, Muir was raised by... more...

  • My First Summer in the Sierraby John Muir

    Vertebrate Publishing 2016; US$ 3.99

    ?Divine beauty all. Here I could stay tethered forever with just bread and water, nor would I be lonely. ? In the summer of 1869, John Muir joined a group of shepherds in the foothills of California?s Sierra Nevada mountains, that he might study and expand his knowledge of the plants, animals and rocks he found there. My First Summer in the... more...