Dazzling colour images illuminate this award-winning story of game-changing scientific theory.
Richard Holmes presents an entertaining study of the extraordinary figures that changed the face of science.
Jet packs, spinning fairground rides and an ant on a garden hose – the award-winning history of string theory from leading physicist Brian Greene.
The first illustrated edition of Barzun's synoptic journey through the history of Western thought, from the Reformation to the dawning ‘decadence’ of the 21st century.
G.E.R. Lloyd traces the birth of science from Thales to Galen. A new foreword by Lewis Wolpert, Emeritus Professor at University College London, pays tribute to the Ancient Greeks and to Lloyd’s exploration of their fundamental role.
A milestone in the theory of evolution and one of the greatest books of 19th-century historic travel, this lavish two-volume edition brings together a wealth of illustrative material.
No book has revolutionised our view of life on earth more than Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Yet its enduring popularity is testimony to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations.
George Johnson’s superb book explores the method behind some of science’s most dazzling discoveries – from the exquisite ingenuity of Galileo’s experiments on acceleration, to Newton’s fearless use of needles to understand vision.
Roy Porter’s erudite chronicle of the history of medicine remains the definitive work on the subject.