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- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 7.78
'Which of these stories is true and which is semi-true I have, of course, not the slightest intention of telling you, but I hope this will not detract from your enjoyment . . .' Gerald Durrell introduces an eccentric cast of characters in this entertaining collection of stories, first published in 1991. In the title story, we join his family in... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 1.81
The extraordinary story of Christine Townend and an Indian animal shelter Christine Townend is an extraordinary person, who has dedicated her life to helping the most vulnerable creatures in our society ? the animals that we rely on for food, labour or just companionship. In the 1970s she founded Animal Liberation in an attempt to prevent... more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 16.99
Dissatisfaction with nature flows throughout Western civilization, as deep as its blood, as abiding as its bones. Convinced to the marrow that something is deeply wrong with nature, . . . the Western world tries to remake it into something better.? For Priscilla Stuckey, this is a fundamental and heartbreaking misconception: that nature can be fixed,... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 33.69
Here is a comprehensive profile of Vito Volterra, a pioneer of functional analysis and author of fundamental research in integral equations, elasticity theory and population dynamics. His stand against facism was unpopular, but his work remains undiminished. more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.86
'She should never have kept the business going after her husband died. Running a betting shop is no job for a woman. Especially when she's got bad legs.' After a short stay at hospital herself, Evelyn Prentis wondered what was in store for her when she returned to work. From the door-slamming Miss Cromwell to Mrs Silver's shoplifting and Mrs May... more...
- Algonquin Books 2012; US$ 14.95
By the time most of us meet our doctors, they?ve been in practice for a number of years. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. Of course, they?re not all like that, and most didn?t start out that way. Here are voices of third-year students just as they begin to take on clinical responsibilities. Their words focus on the odd transition... more...
- Bentham Science Publishers 2013; US$ 39.00
Most scientists and engineers are familiar with the name Josef Stefan primarily from the Stefan-Boltzmann law. However, it is interesting to know that this is the same Stefan who lent his name to the solid-liquid phase change problem, and concepts related to molecular diffusion and convective motion driven by surface evaporation or ablation. This invaluable... more...
- Prometheus Books 2010; US$ 14.99
What motivates those few scientists who rise above their peers to achieve breakthrough discoveries? This book examines the careers of fifteen eminent scientists who achieved some of the most notable discoveries of the past century, providing an insider?s perspective on the history of twentieth century science based on these engaging personality profiles.... more...