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Biography & Autobiography - Science, Technology & Medicine

Biography & Autobiography - Science, Technology & Medicine

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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows : Two lives, one nation and a century of art under tyranny in China

A FAMILY STORY AND THE TALE OF A NATION. Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - weaves a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own life and that of his father, Ai Qing, the nation's most celebrated poet. 'Engrossing...a remarkable story' Sunday Times Here, through the sweeping lens of his own and his father's life, Ai Weiwei tells an epic tale of China over the last 100 years, from the Cultural Revolution to the modern-day Chinese Communist Pa
R 225,25

A Different Stage : The remarkable and intimate life story of Gary Barlow told through music

Join national treasure Gary Barlow as he opens the curtains on his remarkable life in this stunning autobiography, from his fascinating early life to his star-studded music career 'I just wanted to share my personal journey through the last five decades - the highs and lows, the ups and downs. So in A Different Stage, this is me opening the curtains and sharing moments nobody has heard or seen before . . .' __________ In this warm, intimate and humorous book, rich with nostalgia and unexpecte
R 607,75

A Carnival of Snackery : Diaries: Volume Two

From bestselling author David Sedaris, the second volume of diaries - the source of his remarkable autobiographical stories.
R 225,25 R 265,00

(Re)Create Yourself : Embracing greater self-love to unleash your potential

In (Re)Create Yourself, transformational artist, speaker and writer Dorota Stanczyk lays out a clear pathway to help you fall in love with yourself.
R 301,75 R 355,00

100 Science Discoveries That Changed the World

Arranged in chronological order from the early Greek mathematicians, Euclid and Archimedes through to present-day Nobel Prize winners, 100 Science Discoveries That Changed the World charts the great breakthroughs in scientific understanding.
R 331,50 R 390,00

(Drag) Queen of Scots : The dos & don'ts of a drag superstar

*Give the gift of Lawrence this Christmas* 'It's no mystery or secret how much I enjoy Lawrence Chaney.' - RuPaul 'Tackles everything from gender identity, the thrill of a wig and why Scottish talent is often overlooked.' - i News Lawrence Chaney has wowed audiences across the globe as the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. In Lawrence (Drag) Queen of Scots, Lawrence shares heartfelt and candid moments from their past. From being bullied as a child to what it's like to date as a drag queen, th
R 405,00

A Daughter of the Samurai

A young Japanese woman leaves the only home she's ever known for married life in nineteenth-century Ohio inthis delightful, charming memoir, a tribute to the struggles of the first generation of Japanese immigrants-with an introduction by Karen Tei Yamashita and Yuki Obayashi The youngest daughter of a high-ranking samurai in late-nineteenth-century Japan, Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto is originally destined to be a Buddhist priestess. She grows up a curly haired tomboy in snowy Echigo, certain of h
R 310,00

A Dominant Character : The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J.B.S. Haldane

The bold and brilliant biography of maverick British scientist J.B.S. Haldane, one of the twentieth-century's greatest thinkers, by an award-winning author.
R 285,00

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 240,00

The Right Stuff

A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid TestWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY`What is it' asks Tom Wolfe, `that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance?
R 265,00

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 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 265,00

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