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- 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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 79.00
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...
- 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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 106.00
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...
- 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...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 6.56
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...