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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95
This is a classic American tale of dreams and obsession--the suspenseful, brilliantly written account of one eccentric man?s hunger to open space travel to us all: to let us rocket into orbit, return to earth, and soar yet again--thus transforming space travel forever. They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus Gary Hudson was seven years old when... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 7.99
A Life in Twilight reveals the least-known and most enigmatic period of J. Robert Oppenheimer?s life, from the public humiliation he endured after the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission?s investigation into his alleged communist leanings and connections to his death in 1967. It covers Oppenheimer?s continued work as a scientist and philosopher and... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 7.99
Albert Einstein is an icon of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, he is most famous for his theory of relativity. He also made enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and cosmology, and for his work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. A self-pronounced pacifist, humanist, and, late in his life, democratic socialist, Einstein... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 1998; US$ 17.99
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of fthe man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 14.95
Albert Einstein was the most famous and influential thinker of his time. His theories of relativity, quantum mechanics, and statistical physics gave birth to a new era in scientific thought and changed the ay people see the universe and their place in it. The Everything Einstein Book walks you through his rise from a lowly patent clerk to a groundbreaking... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 7.99
His fingers move across the surface of a shell, feeling the ridges and contours, searching for clues, gathering information unnoticed by the untrained eye. For Dr. Geerat Vermeij's fingers are his eyes. One of the most accomplished evolutionary biologists of our time and the world's leading authority on an ancient "arms race" among mollusks, Dr.... more...
- HopeRoad 2012; US$ 11.65
Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805. She came to England in the hope of serving as a nurse in the Crimean War. Through sheer tenacity she eventually travelled to the Crimea with a letter of introduction from an English doctor to Florence Nightingale. After reading this letter, ?the Lady with the Lamp,? said she would be very happy to do all... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 26.00
WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. Nobody?s perfect. Not even some of the greatest geniuses in history, as Mario Livio tells us in this marvelous story of scientific error and breakthrough. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein were all brilliant scientists. Each made groundbreaking contributions to his... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; Not Available
Drawing on the lives of five renowned scientists, Mario Livio shows how even these geniuses made major mistakes and how their errors were an essential part of the process of achieving scientific breakthroughs. We all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. And that includes five of the greatest scientists in history?Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
From Aristotle's pioneering research into animal biology to Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood; from Copernicus's theory of the heliocentric universe to Carl Sagan's speculations on extraterrestrial life; and from Einstein's theory of Relativity to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Eureka! condenses the essential... more...