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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • An Appetite For Wonder: The Making of a Scientistby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.09

    Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around... more...

  • Lab Girlby Hope Jahren

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    National Best Seller Named one of TIME magazine?s "100 Most Influential People" A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 So Far  An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world   Acclaimed... more...

  • 109 East Palaceby Jennet Conant

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 17.99

    They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace. There, behind a wrought-iron gate and narrow passageway just off the touristy old plaza, they were greeted by Dorothy... more...

  • Life In His Handsby Susan Wyndham

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 1.81

    A true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist In 2001 the brilliant young concert pianist Aaron McMillan was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour and given six weeks to live. He was just 24 years old. He underwent 12 hours of emergency surgery; days later he was back at the piano, preparing to perform. Years later, he was still performing.... more...

  • Teslaby W. Bernard Carlson

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first... more...

  • Curious Mindsby John Brockman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    What makes a child decide to become a scientist? ?For Robert Sapolsky?Stanford professor of biology?it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible. ?Physicist Lee Smolin traces his inspiration to a volume of Einstein?s work, picked up as a diversion from heartbreak. ?Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and the author of Flow ,... more...

  • Candid Science Vby Balazs Hargittai; István Hargittai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 82.00

    Candid Science V: Conversations with Famous Scientists contains 36 interviews with well-known scientists, including 19 Nobel laureates, Wolf Prize winners, and other luminaries. These in-depth conversations provide a glimpse into the greatest achievements in science during the past few decades, featuring stories of the discoveries, and showing the... more...

  • Paperboyby Henry Petroski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as Henry Petroski recounts his youth in 1950s Queens, New York?a borough of handball games and inexplicably numbered streets?he winningly shows how his after-school job amounted to a prep course in... more...

  • They All Laughed at Christopher Columbusby Elizabeth Weil

    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...