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  • Vito Volterraby Angelo Guerraggio; Giovanni Paoloni; Kim Williams

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 35.45

    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...

  • The Soul of a Doctorby Gordon Harper; Sachin H. Jain; Susan Pories; Jerome E. MD Groopman

    Algonquin Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • John Muirby Sally Miller; Daryl Morrison

    University of New Mexico Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    New information on the life of the famed environmentalist presented in 2001 at the John Muir Institute, hosted by the John Muir Center. more...

  • 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...

  • The Northern Farmby Henry Beston

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 6.79

    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...

  • 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...

  • Capturing the Lightby Roger Watson; Helen Rappaport

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    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...