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  • The Alchemy of Airby Thomas Hager

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the discovery that changed billions of lives?including your own. At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster. Mass starvation, long predicted for the fast-growing population, was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world?s scientists to find... more...

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Windby William Kamkwamba; Bryan Mealer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa?a   nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.96

    The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever . . . more...

  • Magnificent Desolationby Buzz Aldrin; Ken Abraham

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind?s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had their Earth-centric perspective unalterably... more...

  • Einsteinby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 15.99

    By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs , this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson?s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection... more...

  • Wings On My Sleeveby Captain Eric Brown

    Orion 2008; US$ 19.58

    Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany in 1939, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realizing he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve: and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying... more...

  • Tales from Both Sides of the Brainby Michael S. Gazzaniga

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain. Foreword by Steven Pinker. In the mid-twentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga, ?the father of cognitive neuroscience,? was part of a team of pioneering... more...

  • Tales from Both Sides of the Brainby Michael S. Gazzaniga

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain. Foreword by Steven Pinker. In the mid-twentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga, ?the father of cognitive neuroscience,? was part of a team of pioneering... more...

  • Half Lifeby Frank Close

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 33.75

    The memo landed on Kim Philby's desk in Washington, DC, in July 1950. Three months later, Bruno Pontecorvo, a physicist at Harwell, Britain's atomic energy lab, disappeared without a trace. When he re-surfaced six years later, he was on the other side of the Iron Curtain. One of the most brilliant scientists of his generation, Pontecorvo seemed to... more...

  • Triumph Over Darknessby Lennard Bickel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Born in France in 1809, Louis Braille was the fourth child of a village saddler. At the age of three, he stabbed himself in the eye with a pointed tool taken from his father's work bench. Some thirteen years later he again took a sharp tool from the same bench and used it to create a code of raised dots punched through sheets of paper. With the patience... more...