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A Brief History of Time book

A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking

Spectacular colour images illustrate this highly acclaimed exploration of space and time.

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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity from Antiquity to the Present book

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity from Antiquity to the Present

Roy Porter

Roy Porter’s erudite chronicle of the history of medicine remains the definitive work on the subject.

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Chaos: Making a New Science book

Chaos: Making a New Science

James Gleick

Dazzling colour images illuminate this award-winning story of game-changing scientific theory.

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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science book

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes presents an entertaining study of the extraordinary figures that changed the face of science.

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The Discovery of Tahiti book

The Discovery of Tahiti

George Robertson

A vivid and lively account of the HMS Dolphin’s visit to Tahiti, featuring exquisite wood engravings by Robert Gibbings.

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From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life book

From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life

Jacques Barzun

The first illustrated edition of Barzun's synoptic journey through the history of Western thought, from the Reformation to the dawning ‘decadence’ of the 21Ž—st century.

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Greek Science book

Greek Science

G.E.R. Lloyd

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.

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Longitude book

Longitude

Dava Sobel

A fascinating story of perilous seas and brilliant innovation, accompanied by wonderful colour photographs. With a new preface from the author, Dava Sobel

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The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise book

The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise

Alfred Russel Wallace

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.

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On the Origin of Species book

On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin

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 a testament to the immense energy and startling simplicity with which Darwin makes his revelations.

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The Quest for the Northwest Passage book

The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Glyn Williams

Exclusive to Folio, this collection of first-hand accounts – compiled by one of the subject’s leading authorities – charts this epic quest through the testimony of the explorers themselves.

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Relativity book

Relativity

Albert Einstein

The essential guide to one of the most fundamental discoveries of modern science.

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The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments book

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

George Johnson

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.

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