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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #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,... more...

  • A Scientist in Wonderlandby Edzard Ernst

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 16.99

    This is the story of the author’s life as a doctor and a scientist. Despite a youthful ambition to become a jazz musician, he studied medicine and eventually became a medical research scientist, taking up appointments in Germany, Austria and finally in England. His reverence for the pursuit of truth through the application of scientific methods,... more...

  • A Beautiful Mindby Sylvia Nasar

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 20.00

    In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize. ?How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you... more...

  • Great Physicistsby William H. Cropper

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 14.99

    Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics. William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard Feynman,... more...

  • Nightingalesby Gillian Gill

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 2.32

    Florence Nightingale was for a time the most famous woman in Britain?if not the world. We know her today primarily as a saintly character, perhaps as a heroic reformer of Britain?s health-care system. The reality is more involved and far more fascinating. In an utterly beguiling narrative that reads like the best Victorian fiction, acclaimed author... more...

  • The Innovatorsby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 17.99

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson?s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a ?riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving? ( The Atlantic ) story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to... more...

  • Elon Muskby Ashlee Vance

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 14.09

    South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man... more...

  • Einsteinby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 19.99

    By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs , this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson?s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection... more...

  • Candid Science Vby Balazs Hargittai; István Hargittai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 82.00 US$ 74.62

    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...

  • A Life in Twilightby Mark Wolverton

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    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 head... more...