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Biography & Autobiography - Science, Technology & Medicine

Biography & Autobiography - Science, Technology & Medicine

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A Belfast Child : My true story of life and death in the Troubles

John Chambers was brought up on Belfast's notorious Loyalist Glencairn estate, during the height of the Troubles. From an early age he witnessed violence, hatred and horror as Northern Ireland tore itself apart in civil strife. Kneecapping, brutal murders, and even public tarring-and-feathering were simply a fact of life for the children on the estate. He thought he knew which side he was on, but although raised as a Loyalist, he was hiding a troubling secret: that his disappeared mother - whom
R 182,75 R 215,00

Unnatural Causes : 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, Unnatural Causes is the true crime book of the year. If you liked This is Going to Hurt, War Doctor and All That Remains you'll love this. 'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times __________ Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right, he must solve the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths. He has
R 178,50 R 210,00

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 195,50 R 230,00

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 255,00 R 300,00

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 178,50 R 210,00

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 246,50 R 290,00

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 586,50 R 690,00

Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

The bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Hat and Musicophilia.
R 230,00

We Are All Stardust : scientists who shaped our world talk about their work, their lives, and what they still want to know

Offers a collection of intimate conversations with 19 of the world's best-known scientists. This book reveal what they still hope to discover-and how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab.
R 212,50 R 250,00

An Appetite For Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes.
R 195,50 R 230,00

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