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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 15 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
    The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars - by Dava Sobel

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780007548200 | ISBN 10: 0007548206

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science.  Before they even had the right to vote, a group of remarkable women were employed by Harvard College Observatory as Human ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
    The Gene: An Intimate History - by Siddhartha Mukherjee

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099584575 | ISBN 10: 0099584573

    Selected as a Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Economist, Independent, Observer and Mail on Sunday  THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK  The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius by Dermot Turing
    Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius - by Dermot Turing

    £6.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781841657561 | ISBN 10: 1841657565

    Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. His codebreaking work at Bletchley Park was so significant it helped to shorten the Second Worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
    Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World - by Rachel Ignotofsky

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781607749769 | ISBN 10: 1607749769

    A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.  Full of striking ... more

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  • Cover image of book Light from the East: How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World by John Freely
    Light from the East: How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World - by John Freely

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784531386 | ISBN 10: 1784531383

    Long before the European Renaissance, while the western world was languishing in what was once called the 'Dark Ages', the Arab world was ablaze with the creativity of its Golden Age. This is the story of how Islamic science, which began in eighth-ce ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science by Jim al-Khalili
    Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science - by Jim al-Khalili

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141038360 | ISBN 10: 0141038365

    For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic.   In Pathfinders, Jim al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten, inspiring pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world during the golden age of Arabic science, includ ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
    A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes - by Stephen Hawking

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857501004 | ISBN 10: 0857501003

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?   These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece which begins by reviewing the great theories ... more

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  • Cover image of book Darwin
    Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins - by Adrian Desmond and James Moore

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141032207 | ISBN 10: 0141032200

    In this remarkable book Adrian Desmond and James Moore, world authorities on Darwin, give a completely new explanation of how Darwin came to his famous view of evolution, which traced all life to an ancient common ancestor. Darwin was committed to th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nothing: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
    Nothing: A Very Short Introduction - by Frank Close

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780199225866 | ISBN 10: 0199225869

    What is 'nothing'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - a void - exist? This Very Short Introduction explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle who insisted that the vacuum was impossible, vi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Alchemist
    The Alchemist's Kitchen: Extraordinary Potions and Curious Notions - by Guy Ogilvy

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263524 | ISBN 10: 1904263526

    What is the secret meaning of alchemical symbolism? Why was the Royal Art kept secret for so long? Could ancient mages really turn molten lead into gold with a mere pinch of the Philosopher's Stone?  Alchemy is perhaps the last true magical a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Golden Section by Scott Olsen
    Golden Section - by Scott Olsen

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263470 | ISBN 10: 190426347x

    What was the great and golden secret known to Leonardo Da Vinci, Kepler, Plato and the ancient magicians? Why were they forbidden to reveal it? Can there really be a key to nature and life itself?  In this small but compact volume divine prop ... more

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  • Cover image of book Quicksilver (Volume One of the Baroque Cycle) by Neal Stephenson
    Quicksilver (Volume One of the Baroque Cycle) - by Neal Stephenson

    £10.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099410683 | ISBN 10: 0099410680

    In this richly imagined follow-up to his bestseller Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson brings to life a cast of unforgettable characters in a time of breathtaking genius and discovery, men and women whose exploits defined the age of the High Baroque...&n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jacquard
    Jacquard's Web; How the Hand Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age. - by James Essinger

    £10.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780192805782 | ISBN 10: 0192805789

    Jacquard's Web tells one of the greatest untold stories of science: how Joseph-Marie Jacquard, a master silk-weaver in Napoleonic France, invented a loom that was to spark the beginning of today's information age.  The revolutionary Jacquard ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rosalind Franklin; The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox
    Rosalind Franklin; The Dark Lady of DNA - by Brenda Maddox

    £10.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780006552116 | ISBN 10: 0006552110

    Although Rosalind Franklin took the crucial photograph of DNA revealing its double helix structure, her work was overlooked when, four years after her death, three men Ė Maurice Wilkins of King's College London, Francis Crick of the Cavendish Laborat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fermatís Last Theorem by Simon Singh
    Fermatís Last Theorem - by Simon Singh

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781841157917 | ISBN 10: 1841157910

    The extraordinary story of the solving of a puzzle that has confounded mathematicians since the 17th century. The solution of Fermatís Last Theorem is the most important mathematical development of the 20th century.† In 1963 a schoolboy browsing i ... more

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