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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” (The Atlantic...


Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II

by Jennet Conant Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2013)

The untold story of an eccentric Wall Street tycoon and the circle of scientific geniuses he assembled before World War II to develop the science for radar and the atomic bomb. Together they changed the course...


Noble Savages

by Napoleon A. Chagnon Simon & Schuster (February 19, 2013)

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC MEMOIRS OF OUR TIME

When Napoleon Chagnon arrived in Venezuela’s Amazon region in 1964 to study the Yanomamö Indians, one of the last large tribal groups still living...


The Players Ball

by David Kushner Simon & Schuster (April 09, 2019)

“An engrossing microcosm of the internet's Wild West years” (Kirkus Reviews), award-winning journalist David Kushner tells the incredible battle between the founder of Match.com and the con man who swindled...


Defying Limits

by Dave Williams Simon & Schuster (October 30, 2018)

An inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience and living life to the fullest, from Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts.

I had dreamt about becoming...


First Man

by James R. Hansen Simon & Schuster (May 29, 2018)

Soon to be a major motion picture, this is the first—and only—definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose “one small step” changed history.

When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s...


Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist

by Jennet Conant Simon & Schuster (September 19, 2017)

“Gripping…an outstanding portrait” (The Wall Street Journal) of one of the most influential men of the greatest generation, James B. Conant—a savvy architect of the nuclear age and the Cold War—told...


Convergence

by Peter Watson Simon & Schuster (February 21, 2017)

“Those seeking a grand overview of science’s greatest hits over the past century will find it here” (The Washington Post). Peter Watson’s bold history of science offers a powerful argument—that the...


First Man

by James R. Hansen Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2005)

Marking the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong—the man whose...


Failure Is Not an Option

by Gene Kranz Simon & Schuster (February 21, 2001)

This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director....


Copernicus' Secret

by Jack Repcheck Simon & Schuster (December 04, 2007)

Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that...


The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov

by Peter Pringle Simon & Schuster (May 13, 2008)

In The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov, acclaimed journalist and author Peter Pringle recreates the extraordinary life and tragic end of one of the great scientists of the twentieth century.

In a drama of love, revolution,...


Einstein

by Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2007)

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how...


Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex

by Michael Hiltzik Simon & Schuster (July 07, 2015)

The epic story of how science went “big” and the forgotten genius who started it all—“entertaining, thoroughly researched…partly a biography, partly an account of the influence of Ernest Lawrence’s...