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  • The Northern Farmby Henry Beston

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 7.39

    In the tradition of his well-loved The Outermost House , Henry Beston's Northern Farm captures "the elusive magic of a year on a Kennebee farm...in truly beautiful prose" ( Kirkus Reviews ). Among the blue-white shadows and graceful curves of freshly fallen snow, the first rains of spring, and the quiet green of an early summer morning, Beston... more...

  • Once Upon A Time in Glasgowby John Watson

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    A history of the city of Glasgow from its earliest beginnings, presented in episodic format based on a series of articles first published in the "Evening Times" in the 1970s. The contents cover personalities such as Hawkie, who was one of the city's most famous street hawkers and without whom no public hanging would have been complete; Jamie Blue,... more...

  • The Great Glenby Catriona Fforde

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    This book provides a picture of the Great Glen, stretching from Fort William to Inverness, from AD550 to 1850. It begins with a description of the glen as it is today and an account of its geological development. This is followed by eleven chapters describing major characters or events in the glen. These are: St. Columba, King Brude, Macbeth, Alasdair... more...

  • Capturing the Lightby Roger Watson; Helen Rappaport

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    An intimate look at the journeys of two men?a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist?as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of intense scientific enquiry fostered by the industrial revolution, two quite different men?one in France, one in England?developed... more...

  • Reminiscence of a Roving Scholarby Ho Peng Yoke

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 79.00 US$ 71.89

    This fascinating book presents the unusual career of a scientist of Chinese Malaysian origin, Ho Peng Yoke, who became a humanist and rendered his services to both Eastern and Western intellectual worlds. It describes how Ho adapted to working under changing social and academic environments in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong and England.... more...

  • Douglas Rayner Hartreeby Charlotte Froese Fischer

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 106.00 US$ 96.46

    This scientific biography of Douglas R Hartree not only describes important events in his life but also outlines his contributions to a number of fields. He is best known for his “self-consistent field” theory for atoms, a theory he later used for the much more difficult problem of predicting the behavior of a magnetron. When Fock pre-empted... more...

  • Darling Judiby Various; John Miller

    Orion 2013; US$ 7.99

    A celebration of Britain's favourite actress, Judi Dench The very name Judi Dench encourages a warm and admiring response from the public and fellow actors alike. Her wide-ranging career includes numerous Shakespearean performances (most recently in ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at the RSC) and contemporary theatre (in plays by, among others, David... more...

  • Adventures in Two Worldsby A. J. Cronin

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 7.60

    Adventures in Two Worlds ? an autobiographical novel by A J Cronin, creator of television?s Dr Finlay and author of The Citadel and many other bestsellers. A master storyteller, A J Cronin presents possibly his most fascinating tale. Taking material directly from his own life, he tells of the early struggles of a poor medical student in Scotland,... more...

  • Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Fieldby Nancy Forbes; Basil Mahon

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    The story of two brilliant nineteenth-century scientists who discovered the electromagnetic field, laying the groundwork for the amazing technological and theoretical breakthroughs of the twentieth century Two of the boldest and most creative scientists of all time were Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). This is the... more...

  • Do No Harmby Henry Marsh

    Orion 2014; US$ 10.99

    Winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award; Duff Cooper Prize; Wellcome Book Prize; Guardian First Book Award; and Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction What is it like to be a brain surgeon?... more...