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  • Paperboyby Henry Petroski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as Henry Petroski recounts his youth in 1950s Queens, New York?a borough of handball games and inexplicably numbered streets?he winningly shows how his after-school job amounted to a prep course in... more...

  • Stories of Inventorsby Russell Doubleday

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 5.95

    There are many thrilling incidents - all the more attractive because of their truth - in the study, the trials, the disappointments, the obstacles overcome, and the final triumph of the successful inventor. Every great invention, afterward marvelled at, was first derided. Each great inventor, after solving problems in mechanics or chemistry, had to... more...

  • The Autobiography of Charles Darwinby Charles Darwin; Francis Darwin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Charles Darwin is the English naturalist whose work laid the foundation for evolutionary biology and theory. Darwin wrote his autobiography under the title Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character in 1876. He wrote it for his family, but his son edited and published the autobiography five years after Darwin's death in 1882, removing... more...

  • They All Laughed at Christopher Columbusby Elizabeth Weil

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95

    This is a classic American tale of dreams and obsession--the suspenseful, brilliantly written account of one eccentric man?s hunger to open space travel to us all: to let us rocket into orbit, return to earth, and soar yet again--thus transforming space travel forever. They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus Gary Hudson was seven years old when... more...

  • A Life in Twilightby Mark Wolverton

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    A Life in Twilight reveals the least-known and most enigmatic period of J. Robert Oppenheimer's life, from the public humiliation he endured after the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission's investigation into his alleged communist leanings and connections to his death in 1967. It covers Oppenheimer's continued work as a scientist and philosopher and head... more...

  • Einsteinby Jürgen Neffe; Shelley Frisch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 8.99

    Albert Einstein is an icon of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, he is most famous for his theory of relativity. He also made enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and cosmology, and for his work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. A self-pronounced pacifist, humanist, and, late in his life, democratic socialist, Einstein... more...

  • How Steve Jobs Changed Our Worldby Alan Deutschman

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    "One to one, no one is as compelling, as charismatic, as seductive as Steve Jobs. It's just magic." - Alan Deutschman on " Bloomberg West " in August 2011 In this original e-essay, part of the forthcoming book Why Steve Jobs Matters , veteran Silicon Valley journalist Alan Deutschman describes how Jobs changed the world we live in forever. ... more...

  • The Everything Einstein Bookby Shana Priwer

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 14.95

    Albert Einstein was the most famous and influential thinker of his time. His theories of relativity, quantum mechanics, and statistical physics gave birth to a new era in scientific thought and changed the ay people see the universe and their place in it. The Everything Einstein Book walks you through his rise from a lowly patent clerk to a groundbreaking... more...

  • Privileged Handsby Geerat J. Vermeij

    Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 8.99

    His fingers move across the surface of a shell, feeling the ridges and contours, searching for clues, gathering information unnoticed by the untrained eye.  For Dr. Geerat Vermeij's fingers are his eyes. One of the most accomplished evolutionary biologists of our time and the world's leading authority on an ancient "arms race" among mollusks, Dr.... more...

  • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäckerby Ino Weber

    Crotona Verlag (Aquamarin) 2012; US$ 18.12

    Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker hat es wie kein Zweiter verstanden, die seit fast vier Jahrhunderten andauernde Trennung zwischen Geistes- und Naturwissenschaft zu überwinden. In der Welt der Physik ebenso zu Hause wie im Reich der Philosophie, errichtete er eine Brücke zwischen dem Denken Platons und der modernen Quantenphysik. Eine Brücke, die noch... more...