Animator Kevin Orzel offers a rapid-fire, adorably-animated look at the life and times of Isaac Newton, whom "you may know from every science book you've ever read." (Spoiler alert: Newton was a genius.)
Douglas Adams' biographer is publishing a treasure trove of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author's previously unseen work—including a rough draft for a second season of the TV show, material cut from the first Hitchhiker's novel, and Adams' unpublished writings on alien sex.
Ayn Rand is a divisive figure in literature and political thought, and her life story helps us understand a great deal about her philosophy. Cartoonist Darryl Cunningham delivers a brief biography of Rand, from her childhood on.
Craig Newmark is the Craig of Craigslist whose estimated net worth as of 2010 was around $400 million. This is in direct contrast to his financial wealth during childhood, where his mother struggled to support Craig and his brother, Jeff, after the death of their father.
Well, not really, that's just an urban legend. But even 30 years after his death, Bob Marley remains a cultural, musical, and spiritual icon worldwide. Marley, simultaneously released today in theaters and online aims to be the man's definitive biography.
Someone built a Facebook timeline with the life of Steve Jobs. It's quite nice to go through it and look at his life in this format, rather than having to suffer through Isaacson's rushed out prose.
There have been biographies of H.P. Lovecraft before, including Michel Houellebecq's Against the World, Against Life. But the most complete and fascinating look at the creator of Cthulhu may be yet to come. Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft, just sold his…
Almost the entire book has leaked already, but now it's time to read the whole thing cover to cover. Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is available starting today in hardback with ebooks available since late yesterday. Kindle price is a steep $21.14, with the hardcover version at $17.88 [Amazon via TUAW via Gizmodo…
Advance copies of the hotly anticipated Steve Jobs biography are already in some hands—meaning personal details we never knew about the man are exposed for the first time. Fights with Obama over food, diamond rings, and DNA sequencing.
Along with blabbing the release date of the book, retailer Barnes & Noble has also done us a favour by sharing the book cover (pictured) and a description of the 448 pages, as scribed by his official biographer, Walter Isaacson.
From the people that brought you the Mark Zuckerberg comic book comes the boringly named (yet still enticing!) Steve Jobs: The Co-Founder of Apple, a pulp biography in pictures. A few of which PC World has gotten an early look at.
Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Walter Isaacson-penned Steve Jobs biography, iSteve: The Book of Jobs, slated for release March 2012. Along with the listing is what might be the final cover and price for the tome.
In a sea of Jobs biographies, it's a nice change to read about the British-born Jonathan Ive. Who would've thought that designing a toilet would lead him to Cupertino, and to Apple's basement where he spent years toiling away unnoticed before Jobs scooped him up and gave him the opportunity he deserved?