Fishers of Men – The Gripping True Story of a British Undercover Agent in N…


Fishers of Men is the true account of secret operations in Northern Ireland carried out by the British Army’s most clandestine unit. It tells the unique story, through Rob Lewis’s own extraordinary experiences, of an essential instrument in the fight against terrorism, that of covert intelligence gathering. The men and women who work in this field are a special breed who undertake hazardous risks with unflinching tenacity and professionalism – the price of negligence is high, and the need…

Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered…


Julia Ward Howe Award Finalist
NBC News “Top Science and Tech Books of the Year” selection
Scientific American/FSG “Favorite Science Books of the Year” selection
Nature.com “Top Reads of the Year” selection
Kirkus Reviews “Best Books of the Year” selection
Discover magazine “Top 5 Summer Read”

“A masterful balance of science, history and rich narrative.” —Discover magazine

“Hirshfeld tells this climactic discovery of the expanding universe with great verve and sweep, as befits…

The Smell of Fresh Rain: The Unexpected Pleasures of our Most Elusive Sense



Smell is the most emotional and evocative of our senses: it can bring back memories faster and with more immediacy than a photograph – so why is it so little understood?

Armed with a hungry curiosity and a willingness to self-experiment, author Barney Shaw goes in search of the hidden meanings of smells. Using plain words to describe what he finds, he investigates the chemistry, psychology, history and future of this underappreciated sense.

Journeying around boatyards, perfume shops and…

Genius of Britain (Text Only)


The extraordinary history of British science, with commentary from Britain’s greatest living scientists: Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and James Dyson

We may only be a small island, but we are far from small-minded. Over the last 500 years, the way we live has been steadily transformed by the inventions of British scientists, and their landmark discoveries have revealed the astonishing beauty of the universe.

Genius of Britain is the story of the flashes of inspiration experienced by…

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