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- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
A humorous and keen look at the roller-coaster boom and bust of the 1960s and 1970s by the New York Times ?bestselling author of Business Adventures John Brooks blends humor and astute analysis in this tale of the staggering ?go-go? growth of the 1960s stock market and the ensuing crashes of the 1970s. Swiftly rising stocks promised fast money... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Spanning disciplines from biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement of scientific discovery.Science?s best-kept secret is this: even today, thereare experimental results that the most brilliant scientists cannot explain. In the past, similar ?anomalies? have revolutionized our world.... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 21.00
Ninety-six per cent of the universe is missing. The effects of homeopathy don?t go away under rigorous scientific conditions. The laws of nature aren?t what they used to be. Thirty years on, no one has an explanation for a seemingly intelligent signal received from outer space. The US Department of Energy is re-examining cold fusion because the experimental... more...
- Random House Australia 2010; US$ 12.73
Nathaniel Virgo is a London based journalist who has recently been asked to cover the science beat by his editor at the Herald. Rather reluctantly, he attends a Quantum conference in Baltimore and is given a disk by a scientist he doesn't know. On his return to London he discovers that the man who gave him the disk has died. As Virgo investigates... more...
- Overlook 2012; US$ 14.99
The thrilling exploration of the secret side of scientific discovery --proving that some rules were meant to be broken scientists have colluded in the most successful cover-up of modern times. They present themselves as cool, logical, and level-headed, when the truth is that they will do anything --take drugs, follow mystical visions, lie and even... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2010; US$ 19.08
The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and provides answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95
The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and provides answers from history?s great thinkers. This ambitious project... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense. Even today there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the sixteenth century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
For more than a century, science has cultivated a sober public image for itself. But as bestselling author Michael Brooks explains, the truth is very different: many of our most successful scientists have more in common with libertines than librarians. This thrilling exploration of some of the greatest breakthroughs in science reveals... more...