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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99
It wouldn't be for years after that fateful day when Alexander Fleming sneezed on a petri dish and stumbled upon Penicillin, that the almost miraculous power of this mould would transform the lives of every person on the planet. In Florey, The Man Who Made Penicillin we follow the life of Howard Walter Florey, who worked tirelessly for years with... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99
Francis Crick?the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life?will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code?the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
A leading figure in twentieth-century physics offers impressions and recollections of the field's development. Nobel Laureate Emilio Segrč (1905?89) knew and worked with many of modern physics' preeminent scientists. In this simple but elegant history, he offers compelling views not only of the milestones of scientific discovery but also the personalities... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95
"As fresh and invigorating a work in the field of science biography as was its hero in his day." ? Science "A clear exposition of his discoveries, methods, and experiments?Recommended." ? Library Journal An absorbing account of the origins of modern science as well as a biography of the revolutionary thinker, this inspiring book was co-written... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 28.99
The authors of this volume have been intimately connected with the conception of the Big Bang model since 1947. Following the late George Gamow's ideas in 1942 and more particularly in 1946 that the early universe was an appropriate site for the synthesis of the elements, they became deeply involved in the question of cosmic nucleosynthesis and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99
Homer, Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy; Curie, Darwin, Einstein, Galileo, and Newton. What do these world-famous artists and scientists have in common?- apart from the fact that their achievements predate our own time by a century or more. Most of us would probably answer: all ten possessed something we call genius, which in each... more...
- Karnac Books 2010; US$ 15.95
What really goes on in the therapist's consulting room? And in this most private of relationships, what is the therapist thinking?In this warm, revealing memoir, Dr John Marzillier, one of Britain's most experienced clinical psychologists, tells the story of his life and career as a psychotherapist. He recounts his journey from hard-nosed behaviour... 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...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
"This book is Gamow at his best, which means the very best in science for the layman." ? Library Journal Widely recognized as one of the 20th century's foremost physicists, George Gamow was also an unusually capable popularizer of science. His talents are vividly revealed in this exciting and penetrating explanation of how the central laws of... more...