Inventions & inventors

    20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius

    By Colleen Graves

    Hardback £20.85

    20 fun and inventive Makey Makey projects for Makers from beginner to expert

    How to Make a Spaceship

    By Julian Guthrie

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    When he realized NASA was winding down manned space flight, he set out on one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time. If the government wouldn't send him to space, he would create a private space flight industry himself.

    Tesla vs Edison

    By Nigel Cawthorne

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    Rethink

    By Steven Poole

    Paperback £8.45

    `Clever and entertaining.' Sunday Times`Elegantly written and full of surprises.' Daily Telegraph`Always entertaining and often eye-opening.' Financial TimesOld ideas that were mocked or ignored for centuries are now storming back to the cutting edge of research and informing the way we lead our lives.

    Engineers

    By Adam Hart-Davis

    Hardback £14.45

    Full of incredible tales of achievement and ingenuity, Engineers celebrates the greatest engineers that ever lived and the stamp they have left on our world. Learn all about how engineering projects have changed the course of history and added to human progress, from those who built the Great Pyramid in...

    Wonderland

    By Steven Johnson

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    'The book is a house of wonders' The New York Times 'Steven Johnson is the Darwin of technology' Walter Issacson, author of Steve Jobs What connects Paleolithic bone flutes to the invention of computer software? Or the Murex sea snail to the death of the great American city? How does...

    Preserving the Promise: Improving the Culture of Biotech Investment

    By Scott Fishman

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    Preserving the Promise: Improving the Culture of Biotech Investment critically examines why most biotech startups fail, as they emerge from universities into an ecosystem that inhibits rather than encourages innovation. This "Valley of Death" squanders our public investments in medical research and with them, the promise of longer and healthier...

    The Realization of Star Trek Technologies: The Science, Not Fiction, Behind Brain Implants, Plasma Shields, Quantum Computing, and More

    By Mark E. Lasbury

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    As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, the futuristic tools of Kirk, Spock, Scott, and McCoy continue to come to life. This book merges Star Trek scientific lore-how the science of the time informed the implementation of technology in the series-and the science as it is playing out today.

    Ingenious Victorians

    By John Wade

    Paperback £11.45

    We all know that some of the greatest inventions came from the Victorian age, the successors of which are still with us today. But this book is not entirely about those. It's more about some of the weird and wonderful inventions, ideas and projects

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