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  • Josef Stefan: His Scientific Legacy on the 175th Anniversary of His Birthby John C. Crepeau

    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...

  • Drive and Curiosityby Istvan Hargittai

    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...

  • 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...

  • Matvei Petrovich Bronsteinby Gennady Gorelik; Victor Ya. Frenkel; Valentina M. Levina

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    The short life and tragic death of Matvei Petrovich Bronstein (1906-1938) may be seen as a symbol of the man's time and his country. One of the most remarkable features of Soviet history was the impressive advance of its physical sciences against the brutal and violent background of totalitarianism. Soviet advances in nuclear and space technology... more...

  • Reminiscence of a Roving Scholarby Ho Peng Yoke

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 128.00

    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...

  • Capturing the Lightby Roger Watson; Helen Rappaport

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • The Scientific 100by John Simmons

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2000; US$ 18.99

    Who are the great scientists throughout the ages, and what exactly did they do to earn their importance? From Archimedes to Newton to Einstein to Hawking, The Scientific 100 provides the fascinating answers. Vivid biographical sketches chronicle the lives and accomplishments of the world's preeminent scientists. And in the tradition of the Citadel... more...

  • The Last Lone Inventorby Evan I. Schwartz

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In a story that is both of its time and timeless, Evan I. Schwartz tells a tale of genius versus greed, innocence versus deceit, and independent brilliance versus corporate arrogance. Many men have laid claim to the title "father of television," but Philo T. Farnsworth is the true genius behind what may be the most influential invention of our time.... more...

  • Douglas Rayner Hartreeby Charlotte Froese Fischer

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 172.00

    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...