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- 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...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 14.09
Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 8.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99
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...