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- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
Growing up in suburban Detroit, David Hahn was fascinated by science, and his basement experiments?building homemade fireworks, brewing moonshine, and concocting his own self-tanning lotion?were more ambitious than those of other boys. While working on his Atomic Energy badge for the Boy Scouts, David?s obsessive attention turned to nuclear energy.... more...
- Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99
Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the twentieth century. Certainly he contributed more to the field of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead. Ultimately he died alone and impoverished having driven all of his friends away through his neurotic and eccentric behavior. Tesla was never able to fit... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
?What a terrific book?.[Weston] leaves you feeling that if push came to shove you?d want to be operated on by her.? ?Nicholas Shakespeare, author of Bruce Chatwin: A Biography The continuing popularity of doctor shows on TV?from Scrubs , House , and Grey?s Anatomy to the television phenomenon ER ?indicates a widespread fascination... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 12.99
In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the pre-eminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realising the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled.... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00
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...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 19.99
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, the largest and most advanced passenger plane ever built. Hundreds of pieces of shrapnel ripped through the wing... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.32
An adrenaline-fuelled exposé of life inside the tech bubble, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Written by startup CEO and industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, this is Liar?s Poker meets The Social... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 4.95
This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin?s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman. Here are selections from Franklin?s newspaper articles,... more...
- 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...
- Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 28.19
Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I'd climbed through a hole in heaven's fence. An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner... more...