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  • 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$ 82.00

    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...

  • 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...