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  • Neanderthal Manby Svante Pääbo

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Svante Pääbo is the founder of the field of ancient DNA. The director of the department of genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Pääbo has been featured in the New York Times , Newsweek , and The Economist , as well as on NPR, PBS, and BBC. In 2009 Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People... more...

  • Curious Mindsby John Brockman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    What makes a child decide to become a scientist? ?For Robert Sapolsky?Stanford professor of biology?it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible. ?Physicist Lee Smolin traces his inspiration to a volume of Einstein?s work, picked up as a diversion from heartbreak. ?Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and the author of Flow ,... more...

  • Candid Science Vby Balazs Hargittai; István Hargittai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 234.00

    Candid Science V: Conversations with Famous Scientists contains 36 interviews with well-known scientists, including 19 Nobel laureates, Wolf Prize winners, and other luminaries. These in-depth conversations provide a glimpse into the greatest achievements in science during the past few decades, featuring stories of the discoveries, and showing the... more...

  • 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... more...

  • Einsteinby Jürgen Neffe; Shelley Frisch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 6.99

    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...