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- Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 23.85
2013 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013 INDIE NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR On 4 November 2010, a flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife edge of being one of the world's worst air disasters. Shortly after leaving Changi Airport, an explosion shattered Engine 2 of Qantas flight QF32 ? an Airbus A380,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00
The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not... more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 27.99
Growing up in Russia, mathematician Edward Frenkel was denied entrance to university to study mathematics because he was Jewish. Yet with the help of his mentors he circumvented the system to become one of the twenty-first century?s leading mathematicians. Frenkel now works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of mathematics in the last 50 years:... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2009; Not Available
Charles Darwin, HMS Beagle , 1831-36 Sent to Cambridge to join the clergy, the young Darwin emerged with a passion for naturalism and an invitation to sail on a naval survey vessel to South America, New Zealand and Australia. That journey would change his life, and the course of modern science. Joseph Hooker, HMS Erebus , 1839-43 Inspired... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The bestselling author of Blindsided , Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal with his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Sarah, a determined young woman with Crohn's disease; Ben, a college student with muscular dystrophy; and... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00
The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by ?experts? at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake?s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests?moving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabric?Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped... more...
- Atria Books/Marble Arch Press 2013; US$ 24.99
On May 27, 1931, Auguste Piccard became the first human to enter the stratosphere, flying an experimental balloon he invented himself. Thirty years later, his son Jacques went to the bottom of the earth, descending to the Mariana Trench in a submarine built by him and Auguste. To this day, no one has gone deeper. Bertrand, the third generation, was... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99
A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal genome to answer the biggest question of them all: what does it mean to be human? What can we learn from the genes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo?s mission to answer that question, beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies... more...
- Scribner 2006; US$ 16.99
On February 1, 1978, the first group of space shuttle astronauts, twenty-nine men and six women, were introduced to the world. Among them would be history makers, including the first American woman and the first African American in space. This assembly of astronauts would carry NASA through the most tumultuous years of the space shuttle program. Four... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 27.99
In the vein of A Beautiful Mind, The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, and Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, this volume tells the poignant story of the brilliant, colorful, controversial mathematician named Dorothy Wrinch. Drawing on her own personal and professional relationship with Wrinch and archives in the United States, Canada, and England,... more...