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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.50
? Listening Point tells of what I have seen and heard on a bare glaciated spit of rock in the Quetico-Superior country. Each time I have gone there I have found something new that has opened up whole realms of thought and interest. From it I have glimpsed the immensity of space and at times the grandeur of creation. ?I believe that I have experienced... more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 16.99
Dissatisfaction with nature flows throughout Western civilization, as deep as its blood, as abiding as its bones. Convinced to the marrow that something is deeply wrong with nature, . . . the Western world tries to remake it into something better.? For Priscilla Stuckey, this is a fundamental and heartbreaking misconception: that nature can be fixed,... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 32.57
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...