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Biography & Autobiography - Science, Technology & Medicine

Biography & Autobiography - Science, Technology & Medicine

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A Delayed Life : The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz

From her earliest memories and childhood friendships in Prague before the war, to the Nazi-occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto at Terezin, to the unimaginable fear and bravery of her imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and life after liberation.
R 182,75 R 215,00

A Game of Two Halves : Famous Football Fans Meet Their Heroes

An anthology pairing the biggest names in football with their celebrity fans for a series of revelatory interviews, with forewords by Raheem Sterling and Gary Lineker, to raise funds for refugees.
R 323,00 R 380,00

Einstein : His Space and Times

A revealing new portrait of Albert Einstein, the world's first scientific "superstar"

The commonly held view of Albert Einstein is of an eccentric genius for whom the pursuit of science was everything. But in actuality, the brilliant innovator whose Theory of Relativity forever reshaped our understanding of time was a man of his times, always politically engaged and driven by strong moral principles. An avowed pacifist, Einstein's mistrust of authority and outspoken social and scientif
R 284,75 R 335,00

Tell Me the Planets : Stories of Brain Injury and What It Means to Survive

What if you remembered things that never happened?
Or you forgot everything every few seconds?
Or one side of your body stopped working?

In Tell Me the Planets Ben Platts-Mills explores the fractured lives of survivors of brain injury, providing an extraordinary glimpse into their daily struggles to lead normal lives. With empathy and insight, he describes their efforts to understand what has happened to them, avoid homelessness, help others worse off than themselves and make ri
R 182,75 R 215,00

Patient H69

Imagine how it would feel to one day wake up and find your vision descending swiftly into darkness. Your fingertips are turning numb, and, as the world closes in around you, you realise there is nothing you can do to stop it. This is what happened to Vanessa Potter.

In the space of 72 hours, Vanessa went from juggling a high-flying career as a producer and caring for her two small children to being completely blind, unable to walk, and with her sense of touch completely gone.

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R 246,50 R 290,00

A Gift from Darkness : How I Escaped with my Daughter from Boko Haram

A Gift from Darkness is the harrowing yet inspirational story of a young, pregnant Nigerian girl and the hell she endured for the sake of her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram.
R 195,50 R 230,00

My Brief History

'His clarity, wit and determination are evident, his understand and good humour moving' New ScientistMy Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity.
R 165,75 R 195,00

Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

A Sunday Times Best Book of the Year and a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick - the remarkable story of the extraordinary woman who defied her times by living as a man
R 238,00 R 280,00

Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern Medicine

Around Christmas of 1882, while peering through a microscope at starfish larvae in which he had inserted tiny thorns, Russian zoologist Elie Metchnikoff had a brilliant insight: what if the mobile cells he saw gathering around the thorns were nothing but a healing force in action? Metchnikoff's daring theory of immunitythat voracious cells he called phagocytes formed the first line of defense against invading bacteriawould eventually earn the scientist a Nobel Prize, shared with his archrival, a
R 518,50 R 610,00

Lothar Neethling : 'n Lewe vertel

'n Duitse weeskind word deur 'n vurige Afrikaner-Nasionalis aangeneem, en presteer as 'n briljante wetenskaplike. As hoof van die Polisie se forensiese laboratorium moet hy hom uiteindelik verweer teen bewerings dat hy gif verskaf het om 'n anti-apartheidsaktivis te verdoof of te vermoor.
R 214,37 R 252,20

Food for Africa : The life and work of a scientist in GM crops

She has addressed the world's leaders at the UN. She has sat in the hot seat at the World Economic Forum in Davos persuading economists that genetically modified food is the answer to food security in Africa. She has faced vitriolic activists on television and explained the facts and fallacies of genetic engineering.
R 277,95 R 327,00

Giants of the Desert : The Elephants of the Namib and the World They Live in

The Kaokoveld, one of the world's most forbidding wastes, is host to an assortment of animals that have found ways of surviving in this hostile environment. Here giraffes go entirely without water and rhinos climb towering mountains in search of that scarce resource.
R 212,50 R 250,00