"A new Geological Map of England and Wales, with the Inland Navigations, exhibiting The Districts of Coal, 1820"
The title of this first geological survey of the area (by William Smith, Engineer) reminds us of one of the reasons why the Earth Sciences have always been so important - minerals, trade and money. However, Smith's non-scientific background meant his achievement was overlooked for years, and he even spent time in debtor's prison before recognition as "the father of English geology".
Measures 63.55 x 76.5cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enameled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long.