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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 15.95 US$ 13.08
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95
Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867?1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie?s daughter, the renowned international activist Eve Curie, this biography chronicles Curie?s legendary achievements in science, including her pioneering efforts in the... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99
In 1849, 11-year-old John Muir immigrated from Scotland to America. Here, he rose from farmer and sawmill worker to become a noted authority on the botany, glaciers, and forestry of the nation's wilderness. Best known for his long association with the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Muir also explored, mostly afoot, the... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964) was one of the most brilliant of British scientists - and one of the most controversial. A trail-blazing geneticist and physiologist, who used himself as his own guinea-pig, he was also a highly successful populariser of science, a dedicated Marxist, and a devotee of Hindu culture. His private life was often tempestuous:... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
A Jew who left Germany when Hitler came to power, Sir Ernst Chain was a winner, with Sir Alexander Fleming and Lord Florey, of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1945. Later he was a significant figure in the use of the semi-synthetic penicillins which, from the mid-1950s onwards, revolutionized the use of the antibiotic in more than... more...