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  • Heart in the Right Placeby Carolyn Jourdan

    Algonquin Books 2008; US$ 14.95

    Carolyn Jourdan, an attorney on Capitol Hill, thought she had it made. But when her mother has a heart attack, she returns home?to the Tennessee mountains, where her father is a country doctor and her mother works as his receptionist. Jourdan offers to fill in for her mother until she gets better. But days turn into weeks as she trades her suits... more...

  • 'What Do You Care What Other People Think?'by Richard P Feynman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98

    Richard Feynman ? Nobel Laureate, teacher, icon and genius ? possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled gift for telling the extraordinary stories of his life. In this collection of short pieces and reminiscences he describes everything from his love of beauty to college pranks to how his father taught him to think. He takes... more...

  • Longitudeby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 5.36

    The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong. 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" 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 scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she?s... 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...

  • A Life in Twilightby Mark Wolverton

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    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 head... more...

  • Einsteinby Jürgen Neffe; Shelley Frisch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 8.99

    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...